Headlines on 2020-01-17

  • The judge in the Harvey Weinstein case told potential jurors it's 'not a referendum on the #MeToo movement'

    Associated Press/Seth Wenig Judge James Burke told prospective jurors on Thursday not to view Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial as a "referendum on the #MeToo movement" or on women's rights. Weinstein's trial is now in its second week, and five jurors were selected Thursday: three men and two women. Burke has repeated throughout the trial that it's fine if jurors have heard of Weinstein or the allegations against him, and it was also fine if they have strong opinions on #MeToo and women's...

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  • Hints From Heloise: Have a healthy flight!

    A few precautions can help travelers from getting sick.

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  • The Secret Star Of The Tennessee Titans: Their Punter

    The NFL playoffs resume this weekend, when the Tennessee Titans aim to continue their surprising romp against some of football's best teams. One reason for their success? Brett Kern — their punter.

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  • 11 US soldiers have been evacuated from Iraq with concussion symptoms after Iran's missile strike

    AP Photo/Qassim Abdul-Zahra 11 US troops stationed at the Iraqi military base hit by an Iranian missile strike were taken out of Iraq for medical treatment. A US military spokesman said the soldiers were taken to hospitals in Kuwait and Germany with "concussions symptoms." They are expected to come back to Iraq and continue serving after treatment, a statement said. However, it gives a more checkered picture of the Iranian attack than previous statements that the US had not suffered any...

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  • White House Beefs Up Defense Team

    The White House has added a number of high-profile names to President Trump's defense team this morning. This comes ahead of the start of the impeachment trial on Tuesday.

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  • Who Is Robert Hyde And How Is He Connected To Trump's Impeachment?

    NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Hartford Courant reporter Daniela Altimari about Robert Hyde who has emerged as a peripheral player in President Trump's Ukraine scandal.

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  • Meryl Streep is selling her NYC penthouse at a 26% discount. Take a look inside the $18.25 million condo, which spans an entire floor and has a landscaped wraparound terrace.

    Meryl Streep is selling her New York City penthouse for $18.25 million, according to Sotheby's International Realty. The Tribeca home was listed for $24.6 million in August 2018 and later discounted to $19.75 million. Now, the full-floor penthouse is on the market for $18.25 million.  The downtown Manhattan condo features a wraparound terrace with views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Meryl Streep is...

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  • How an insecure teenager became a NASA-trained Navy SEAL, and convinced his Korean-American mom to allow him to join the military

    US Navy Lt. Jonny Kim, a former Navy SEAL with a Harvard medical degree and NASA training, struggled throughout high school, despite receiving good grades. "I remember lunch time in high school being one of the worst times of the day, because I never wanted to be seen not having any friends to eat with — and I would roam the halls aimlessly," Kim told Insider. Kim's father, who died when he was 18-years-old, never saw his son become a Navy SEAL. "My mother, with tears in her eyes, [said], 'It's...

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  • 'Freed From The Secret': Rep. Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia

    The freshman lawmaker says she felt that it was particularly important for her to speak out about her condition because her hairstyle, Senegalese twists, has become a part of her political brand.

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  • Watch Dr. Pimple Popper remove a 9-pound lump that was growing on a man's arm for nearly a decade

    TLC In the third episode of "Dr. Pimple Popper" season 3, dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee treats a man named Inoke who has a softball-sized lipoma, or fat-filled growth, hanging off his right shoulder. The growth was initially half the size of a golf ball, but grew bigger over an eight-year period, Inoke said. Inoke feared his growth was cancerous, but Lee was able to cut it open and confirm it was actually a non-cancerous lipoma. Lee removed the fat in one giant piece, which ended up weighing...

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  • 3 habit-changing tips for busy entrepreneurs looking to improve their productivity, daily nutrition, and physical fitness

    Self-improvement is a challenge, but the award-winning cofounders of Habit Nest say you'll be more successful if you commit at least three days to a new challenge. Habit Nest was recently awarded Amazon's best small business with owners under 30, and Business Insider asked the cofounders for their best advice for entrepreneurs who want to improve their productivity, daily nutrition, and physical fitness. Other techniques they recommend include creating "real-world notifications," or triggers,...

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  • How to set time limits on your Xbox One to limit your daily gameplay

    You can set time limits on your Xbox One so that you can limit yourself or others from playing the console for too long.  The time limit setting on the Xbox One console is also great for parents looking to curb their child's gaming obsession. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. Video games can be a fun pastime, but for some it's a livelihood. However, most everything is better in moderation, and that can apply to video games.  As a parent, it can be hard to monitor how long your kids...

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