Headlines on 2019-12-29

  • Paramore's Hayley Williams says she plans to release solo music in January

    Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Hayley Williams of Paramore has announced that she'll be releasing solo music in 2020. She shared the news through social media on Friday and said fans can expect to receive "a taste" of her new project in January. Williams also said the project was created with the help of some of her closest friends. Some fans believe they've already found the name and social-media pages belonging to Williams' new project. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hayley...

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  • A Thai navy SEAL who helped rescue a soccer team from a cave has died from an infection he contracted during the mission

    Royal Thai Navy via AP One of the Thai navy SEALs who helped rescue a boys' soccer team from a cave in 2018 died on Friday after an infection he contracted during the mission spread to his bloodstream. Petty Officer 1st Class Beirut Pakbara was one of the divers who swam out the soccer team one by one in a risky two-week operation. All twelve boys and their assistant coach survived the ordeal, but Officer Pakbara is the second diver to have died as a result of the rescue. Pakbara was buried on...

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  • 2019 was supposed to be a landmark 'Year of Tolerance' in the UAE. It didn't turn out that way.

    Getty The United Arab Emirates planned for 2019 to be its "Year of Tolerance," marked by a slew of progressive initiatives across schools and governments.  But any gains from the project at home were overshadowed by a series of blunders, many of which were defined by their intolerance. From the escape of Princess Haya, the Emir of Dubai's wife fearing for her safety, to a national gender balance awards where men won all the awards, here's how it went wrong for the UAE in 2019. Visit Insider's...

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  • Dabo Swinney offered a prophetic prediction to the Clemson safety who made the playoff-sealing interception

    Norm Hall/Getty Images Clemson defeated Ohio State, 29-23, in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday to punch their ticket to the national championship. After the game, head coach Dabo Swinney said he predicted the game's finale, having told safety Nolan Turner that he would secure the game-sealing interception. Swinney and Turner have a close bond, with the coach having played college football with Turner's father at Alabama. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Clemson outlasted Ohio...

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  • The Effects Of Alabama's Habitual Felony Offender Act

    NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks the ACLU's Beth Shelburne about the effects of Alabama's Habitual Felony Offender Act.

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  • Trump retweeted the name of the alleged Ukraine whistleblower

    Donald Trump retweeted a post that names the alleged whistleblower who sparked the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Trump retweeted a post late on Friday from user @surfermom77 that named the whistleblower, exposing the person's name to his 68 million followers on Twitter. Saturday reports suggested that Trump had deleted the tweet but the brief disappearance of the post was actually due to a Twitter bug. It is now visible again. Trump's associates, conservative media, and the president's supporters...

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  • The US and UK political systems are now controlled by a shrinking minority out of step with the rest of the country

    Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK general election and impeachment proceedings in the US have laid bare how distorted the two countries' political system have become. Instead of protecting minority voices from mob rule, both countries have political minorities dominating the system. It raises a question: Can systems designed to prevent majority tyranny, and push representative democracies to centrist consensus, survive the assertion of extreme minority-held positions over the opinions...

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  • Everything you need to know about the keto diet

    The keto diet, is very different from the average American diet and relies on fat rather than carbs as the main source of calories. While on the keto diet, your body stops relying on glucose from carbs as the main source of energy, which sends you into a fat-burning state called ketosis. Many people who start the keto diet will lose weight in the first month and be able to control their blood glucose levels better. But some will also suffer from some initial side effects including bad breath,...

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  • Suspect Charged In Stabbing Attack At Rabbi's New York Home

    Police have arrested a man who is charged with attempted murder and burglary after a stabbing attack at a rabbi's home in New York.

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  • Tech legend John Chambers explains how his new startup Pensando will face off with Amazon in a 'David versus Goliath' cloud showdown (AMZN, CSCO)

    John Chambers, the former CEO of Cisco and a tech legend in his own right, explains how his startup Pensando will take on Amazon Web Services, in what he describes as a "David and Goliath" cloud showdown. Chambers is the chairman of Pensando, which aims to build a new ecosystem of products — particularly software — geared to edge computing technologies. Edge computing devices offer quick access to on-board computing power even while connected to the cloud — vital in markets like manufacturing or...

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  • The 10 European countries that have made the most progress in terms of gender equality

    Getty The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published a report on the progress of the European Union countries in terms of gender equality. The EIGE measured the individual index's by looking at seven main areas: work, money, health, knowledge, time (the balance between household and leisurely tasks), power and violence. While Greece and Hungary were ranked at the bottom of the list, Nordic neighbors Denmark and Sweden made the most progress in terms of gender equality. "We are...

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  • 6 money decisions you can feel good about instead of beating yourself up over holiday spending

    It's common to overspend and overindulge during the holidays, but there's no use in beating yourself up for it. There are a handful of wise money decisions you can still make to set yourself up for a prosperous 2020. Opening a high-yield savings account for a new goal, getting disability insurance to protect your income, or meeting with a financial planner, for example, can propel you in the right direction. Read more personal finance coverage. Overconsumption and overspending are hallmarks of...

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