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An uprising in Iraq is the broadest in decades. It’s posing an alarming threat to Baghdad and Tehran.

To the generation of the sixties and seventies, reads a sign flying high above Baghdads central square. We have more courage than you. Although the unrest is confined to mostly Shiite areas, leading clerics for once have not marshaled it, and Shiite-dominate…

‘Doctor Sleep’ is more honest but less artful than Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant ‘The Shining’

When you go to a horror film you expect to be terrified, frightened, and maybe unable to sleep that night. It's not a classically empowering experience. Mike Flanagan's "Doctor Sleep" is nominally a horror movie, but its dynamics are more like those of a supe…

Mexico family shooting: Suspect arrested in connection with ‘incomprehensible’ attack

A previous version of this video misstated the citizenships of the family members and their affiliation with the LDS Church. USA TODAY Criminal investigators in northern Mexico say a suspect has been arrested and is under investigation for a possible conne…

Bond stayed for ex-Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A ruling by a U.S. judge granting bond on Friday to a former Twitter (TWTR.N) employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia was stayed after U.S. prosecutors said they appealed the decision. Magistrate Judge Paula McCandlis, of the U.S. Di…

Factbox: Trump impeachment hearings likely to draw high ratings in new era of political TV

(Reuters) - Public impeachment hearings for U.S. President Donald Trump next week will mark a historical moment in political television both because of the high stakes and how people will watch the proceedings. The public inquiry into the Ukraine scandal wi…

People of color make gains in mayoral race across the US

People of color make gains in mayoral race across the US

Pentagon official testifies Trump directed freeze on aid to Ukraine

Laura Cooper, the top Pentagon official overseeing U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that President Donald Trump directed the relevant agencies to freeze aid to Ukraine over the summer, according to a transcript of…

Before boasting about the First Step Act, Trump should get his administration to agree on it

The First Step Act, passed nearly a year ago, was the most significant overhaul of the federal justice system in a generation. It has led to the release from prison of more than 3,000 inmates who were serving harsh sentences for low-level and nonviolent crime…

Health

E-Cigarettes Don’t Have to Be Tainted to Send You to the Hospital, UK Case Shows – Gizmodo

In recent months, hundreds of people in the U.S. have become acutely sick and have even died due to vaping. These cases have largely been tied to black-market vaping products made with toxic additives. But a new case study out of the UK seems to show that in …

E-cigarettes may actually be worse for your heart than regular cigarettes – MarketWatch

E-cigarettes have been marketed as safer than traditional cigarettes in the past, as well as a means to quit smoking. But a growing body of research suggests that vaping isnt only as dangerous as smoking regular cigarettes it may be even worse. The American…

Can You Get Pregnant After Menopause? The Answer May Surprise You – Yahoo Lifestyle

Menopause, despite the fact that it has happened or will happen to every single person with a vagina, is still a pretty confusing milestoneespecially for those who experience it. For the most part, it's common knowledge that, once a woman stops having her pe…

A.I. Systems Echo Biases They’re Fed, Putting Scientists on Guard – The New York Times

In analyzing all this text, each system learned a specific task. OpenAIs system learned to predict the next word in a sentence. BERT learned to identify the missing word in a sentence (such as I want to ____ that car because it is cheap). Through learning th…

President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s to the nation 25 years ago – NBC News

Twenty-five years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan told the nation hed been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life, he wrote in a letter addressed to his Fellow Americans, dated November…

Miami Doctors Remove 8-Inch Screwdriver From Man’s Rectum – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBS Local) — A 46-year-old man had a screwdriver pulled out of his rectum after he apparently pushed it inside himself and leaving it there for a week.The unnamed man, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, arrived at Kendall Regional Med…

Eating For My Endometriosis When Answers Are Scarce – Bon Appetit

Since that visit to the OBGYNs dietician Ive learned a lot about anti-inflammatory diets, and the Mediterranean diet (a type of anti-inflammatory diet), and the impact they can have for those with a variety of diseases and conditions, including endometriosis.…

Study reveals how two strains of one bacterium combine to cause flesh-eating infection – Phys.org

In recent years, scientists have found that serious infections that progress rapidly and resist treatment are often caused by multiple microbes interacting with one another. Very little is known about these so-called polymicrobial infections, but traditional …

Red Carpets

House of Cardin New York City Premiere

Pierre Cardin forever changed fashion in multiple ways. He freed women from figure-molded clothes and introduced new shapes, styles and colors. He was a...

Fashion

EXPATS S/S 2020 Runway collection MBFW Russia

EXPATS debuts S/S 2020 collection founded by Stephan Rabimov during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia photos by Ik Aldama EXPATS, a newly established fashion collective of...

Bridal

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Weekend on Madison

Exclusive preview of Monique Lhuillier Fall 2020 bridal collection at her newly relocated New York flagship store on Madison ave Event co-hosted by Julie Sabatino owner...

Events

2019 New York City Marathon

Over 50,000 runners from around the world participate in the 2019 New York City Marathon from the Verranzano Bridge on a course through the city's...

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Millie Bobby Brown Used This Age-Old Makeup Hack to Make Her Eyes Look Bigger (and Brighter)

Millie Bobby Brown attended an event on Saturday promoting Stranger Things season three with a beauty look that embodied Hollywood glamour: bright red lipstick and eye makeup that was both simple and elegant. Regarding the latter, it wasn't her long eyelashes…

Batwoman welcomes Alfred’s ‘crafty’ daughter Julia to Gotham in new exclusive photos

The Pennyworth family’s presence on Batwoman is increasing beyond “Alfred” simply being Wayne Industries’ WiFi password. The freshman superhero drama will introduce Julia, the daughter of Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth, in the first season’s seventh episo…

Seinfeld actor Charles Levin’s death ruled an accident

Seinfeld actor Charles Levin‘s cause of death has been revealed nearly four months after his remains were discovered in Southern Oregon. The actor died from an accidental fall at the age of 70, according to USA Today. Suicide and foul play were ruled out, an…

Marie Osmond says she ‘chipped off a piece’ of her kneecap in second onstage fall

Marie Osmond fell last week for the second time while performing in Las Vegas — but she’s proving that the show must go on! Marie, 60, revealed on The Talk on Monday that she “chipped off a piece” of her kneecap in the tumble, but that’s not stopping her fro…

Tootsie to close on Broadway in January

It’s time for Santino Fontana to hang up his heels. On Monday, producers announced a closing date for Broadway’s Tootsie, the musical based on the 1982 film of the same name. The production will play its final performance at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on Sun…

See recap: To The House Of Enlightenment we go

The nomadic life reigns supreme in See’s fourth installment (“The River”), which finds all of its characters beginning, or continuing, treks through a perilous wasteland where rest and relaxation are costly luxuries. Too bad, then, that this episode is the fi…

The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10

Yes, the TV world is saturated with historical dramas, but Apple TV+’s Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld, may be the 19th-century biopic that Gen-Z has been longing for. Follow along with our binge-watch of this sumptuous series. Episode 1: “Because I Co…

Apple TV Plus exec leaves two weeks after streaming service debuts to mediocre reviews

None of Apples four big shows performed particularly well Photo: Apple TV Plus To say that Apple TV Plus first slate of programming debuted to less than stellar reviews would be an understatement. Now, a top TV executive in charge of Apples programming has …

Could Chris Evans Return as Captain America?! It’s Possible! (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)

Talk about What If! Could it be that Avengers: Endgame isnt the last time well see Chris Evans as Captain America? Its a possibility,...

Zooey Deschanel and ‘Property Brothers’ star Jonathan Scott walk first red carpet together

"Brady Bunch" stars and HGTV's "Property Brothers" give USA TODAY a peek at the TV-friendly internal redesign of the house used for exterior shots. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY This Hollywood couple just became red carpet-official. On Sunday night, Zooey D…

Sports

49ers’ George Kittle officially ruled out of NFC West showdown on ‘Monday Night Football’ – CBS Sports

The San Francisco 49ers will be without tight end George Kittle, who will miss Monday night's game against the Seahawks as he continues to deal with knee and ankle injuries. Ross Dewlley will replace Kittle in the starting lineup.  With Kittle's status in qu…

Jorge Masvidal’s manager clips ‘Scarface’ in response to Nick Diaz interview – MMA Fighting

If Nick Diaz is looking for a comeback fight against Jorge Masvidal, it sounds like Masvidal is game. Masvidals co-manager Malki Kawa took to Instagram after Diazs appearance on the Ariel Helwani show to post his response, and it left little doubt where Tea…

Celtics’ Hayward out 6 weeks after hand surgery

Gordon Hayward underwent surgery Monday to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand and is expected to return to the Boston Celtics in six weeks. Hayward suffered the injury in Saturday's 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs when he collided wi…

Sterling out of Euro match after team ‘disturbance’

Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of England's next Euro 2020 qualifier as a result of a "disturbance" at the team's training centre, the FA has announced. "We can confirm Raheem Sterling will not be considered for England's EURO 2020 qualifier against Mont…

Former Michigan State football star receiver Charles Rogers dies at 38 – CNN

(CNN)Former Michigan State University and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers, 38, has died. A spokesman for Michigan State confirmed Rogers' death to CNN, but did not say how he died. Rogers is Michigan State's all-time leader in touchdown catches w…

John Mara’s quiet aura speaks louder than any Giants words – New York Post

The last time the Giants lost with greater frequency than they are doing right now a six-game losing streak was back in 2014, when they put the finishing touches on a seven-game skid three days after Thanksgiving. A 21-0 lead in Jacksonville was blown but th…

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

Enke took his own life two days after playing for Hannover against Hamburg On 10 November 2009, the Germany squad were in their hotel restaurant preparing for a home friendly match against Chile. Assistant coach Oliver Bierhoff stood up to tell them some new…

Formula 1 launches a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030

The 2020 Formula 1 season will feature 20 drivers from 10 teams competing at 22 races Formula 1 has launched a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. The intention is to wipe out the carbon footprint of activity at race tracks, including road and air transp…

England v Montenegro: Raheem Sterling to miss Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley

England team-mates Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling during Sunday's Premier League match at Anfield, where Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 England forward Raheem Sterling will not play in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday "as a result of…

Astros slugger Alvarez named AL Rookie of Year

Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez capped a meteoric rise by becoming the franchise's third-ever Rookie of the Year winner and second since the club moved to the American League. Alvarez was a unanimous selection of the award's 30 voters. Baltimore Oriole…

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