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House Oversight Committee to vote on whether to force Kellyanne Conway to testify over alleged Hatch Act violations

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The House Oversight Committee has been authorized to subpoena testimony from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway over her Hatch Act violations.

A memo released by the committee to lawmakers said Conway would be forced to testify as part of the hearing scheduled for June 26 focused on Conway's activities that are in contrast to the act.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 16:05:00 -0400
40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019

Digital transformation has arrived. 40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019

Not a single industry is safe from the unstoppable wave of digitization that is sweeping through finance, retail, transportation, and more.

And in 2019, there will be even more transformative developments that will  our businesses, careers, and lives.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:52:24 -0400
Ravelry, a social network for knitters with 8 million members, banned users from showing support for Donald Trump on the platform

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Ravelry, an online knitting community with over 8 million members, has banned support of President Donald Trump and his administration.

Knitters go to Ravelry to discuss and post knitting patterns and projects. On Sunday, Ravelry announced that it will ban support for Trump in forum posts and content, but data about projects and patterns will not be deleted.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:51:00 -0400
The Frywall made famous on 'Shark Tank' is a game changer that reduces the mess of cooking — here's why I like using it

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Crispy bacon is an indulgence as integral to homemade brunch as pancakes doused in maple syrup and mimosas with a concerning OJ-champagne ratio. What usually precludes the excitement of digging into my plate of grease, however, is pure anxiety. As I dance around my stove avoiding the splashes of oil — sometimes successfully, most of the time not — I think, maybe one day I'll be able to cook bacon without breaking a light sweat. 

I know splatter screens exist but a few problems run common with traditional designs. They're made from the wrong materials and aren't heat-resistant enough, they cause condensation to form and weaken the frying intensity, or they block your pan so you can't check on or otherwise access your food. 

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:44:15 -0400
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used air horns to emphasize her LGBTQ policy points at Bronx Pride

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At Bronx Pride on Sunday, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez gave "the most BX pride speech" about LGBTQ policies in "a post-marriage equality world" punctuated by the ubiquitous hip-hop air horn sound effect.

"Pride is about honoring the community workers, the people who work in the clinics, the community organizers, the people who work with LGBT youth, the people who are fighting to make sure it's not just about marriage equality but about quality of life for all people in the community, everybody," Ocasio-Cortez said to the crowd, as a stray air horn let loose.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:22:20 -0400
White supremacist convicted of Charlottesville rally killing asked the judge to reconsider a life sentence because of his young age

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Lawyers for white supremacist Alex Fields Jr. argued in a new sentencing memo that the court should reconsider assigning a life sentence because of his age and history of mental illness.

The 22-year-old previously pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes after he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia two years ago, killing one and injuring dozens.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:57:53 -0400
Texas woman is accused of killing her 3-year-old in a game of 'chicken' involving her SUV and her kids

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A Texas woman has been charged with criminally negligent homicide by police who say that she ran over her three-year-old son with her car during a game of "chicken."

Lexus Stagg, 26, was captured on surveillance video on June 11 at a Houston apartment complex backing up her Lincoln Navigator as her three children chased the car from the front. Stagg then drove forward, towards her children, and hit the boy, according to a statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:49:00 -0400
8 absurdly huge portions of things you can buy at Costco

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The wholesale retailer Costco is known for its super-cheap pizzas and hot dogs, but there's much more to the store than its famed food court.

As a bulk retailer, it sells giant amounts of just about everything, and sometimes the portions can get a bit ridiculous. Whether you're looking for candy, pantry staples, or even furniture, the selection is almost guaranteed to be supersized.

Read on to see some of the most gigantic portions you can get at Costco.

Who doesn't have a use for 850 gumballs?

Costco

Featuring eight different flavors (pineapple, lime, orange, blueberry, strawberry, banana, grape, and cherry), this Dubble Bubble Gumball variety pack will keep even the most ardent gum enthusiast busy for months, if not years.

It sells at Costco for $24. If you buy it, you can give out gumballs every Halloween for the next 20 years.



Pretzel fans can invest in a 3-pound tub of their favorite snack.

Costco

The 3.25-pound Utz San Francisco Pretzel Company Pretzels container will keep you snacking for quite some time. The price? Around $8.



Costco sells a 60-pound tub filled with honey.

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For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is an amazing deal. Costco sells a 60-pound bucket of Busy Bee Pure Honey for $103.

And although there is a best-by date on the container, honey is a food that lasts almost forever, according to INSIDER. It naturally prohibits the growth of microbes and bacteria.




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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:46:33 -0400
Nearly 9 out of 10 flying insects in hospitals carry potentially harmful bacteria, a new study finds

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Flies in hospitals may pose a greater threat than a buzzing annoyance. A study published Friday found almost 9 out of 10 flying insects collected from seven hospitals in England carried potentially harmful bacteria on or in their bodies.

Over half of the bacterial strains identified were 'superbugs,' meaning they were resistant to at least one class of antibiotic, with almost 20% resistant to multiples classes of antibiotics. Penicillin was the least effective antibiotic against the bacteria that was found. 

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:26:00 -0400
The FDA just approved a new drug to boost women's sex drive

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.

The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug is a daily pill.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:05:47 -0400
'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star Beth Chapman is in a medically induced coma

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Beth Chapman, who starred alongside her husband in the reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter," is in a medically induced coma.

Chapman's husband, Duane, confirmed the news on Facebook, including a link to a Hawaii News Now report that said she is being treated in the ICU at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:04:00 -0400
5G in the IoT: How the next generation of wireless technology will transform the IoT

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.

5G and NBIoT to challenge LTEBusiness Insider Intelligence5G is very nearly here, and these lightning-fast networks will change how telecommunications shapes business and offer new and transformative possibilities in the IoT space.

As 5G networks become a reality in 2019 and 2020, the new standard will further increase the appeal of cellular solutions in the areas where it's available. And, as 5G-supported hardware rolls out, companies can use the network to support their IoT business.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:01:00 -0400
I tried the $28 bralette everyone on the internet loves, and now I'm a convert myself

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For a bralette, one of the smallest, most simple pieces of underwear you can buy, to sell out constantly and garner impatient, thousand-person waitlists, it better be a darn good bralette. 

When I first brought home one such Internet-famous darn good bralette, Richer Poorer's Classic Bralette ($28), my roommate excitedly exclaimed that it's the one all over Instagram (I'm apparently on a completely different side of the app because I hadn't seen it before). I'll admit that I thought, "Oh, this is it?" 

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:00:00 -0400
Google spent 10 years researching what makes the 'perfect' manager — here at the top 10 traits they found

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A company could spend all the money it wants recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best people around. But if the boss is a jerk, those people will leave the first chance they get.

In contrast, if you have great managers and team leads, not only will you get the best out of your people, but they'll also be more likely to stick around.

For over 10 years, Google has conducted research under the code name Project Oxygen. The goal? Figuring out what makes the perfect manager, so it could train its leaders to develop those behaviors. The research has paid off, as over the years Google has seen marked improvement in employee turnover, satisfaction, and performance. 

Interestingly, technical skill mattered much less than you might guess. What was far more important for managers were emotional intelligence skills — the ability to understand and control emotions (both their own and those of their people).

According to Google, a good boss ...

1. Is a good coach

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Rather than solve every problem as soon as it arises, the best managers use problems as teaching moments.

They guide their teams and share insights when needed. This allows their team to gain valuable experience and grow.



2. Empowers team and does not micromanage

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"I love to be micromanaged," said no employee, ever. 

In contrast, great managers give their people the freedom they crave: freedom to explore their ideas, to take (smart) risks, and to make mistakes. They also provide the physical tools their people need, and allow for flexible schedules and working environments. 



3. Creates an inclusive team environment, showing concern for success and well-being

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In another research project, Google discovered that the single greatest key to a team's performance was creating a "psychologically safe" environment.

As Google puts it:

In a team with high psychological safety, teammates feel safe to take risks around their team members. They feel confident that no one on the team will embarrass or punish anyone else for admitting a mistake, asking a question, or offering a new idea.

In other words, great teams thrive on trust — and great managers help build that trust.




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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:53:46 -0400
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn't supposed to be connected to it

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A hacker accessed a NASA lab's network in April 2018, by targeting an unauthorized Raspberry Pi, a pocket-sized computer that connects to the Internet.

During the April 2018 attack, the hacker stole about 500 megabytes of data from 23 files, two of which contained information related to a Mars mission. The hacker used an external user account and moved undetected within JPL's network for about 1o months, according to a June Office of the Inspector General report about cybersecurity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:46:00 -0400
SpaceX is about to launch 152 dead people's remains into orbit aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket

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SpaceX is gearing up for the third-ever launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket: the world's most powerful operational launch system.

The mission, called Space Test Program-2 (STP-2), is slated to lift off between 11:30 p.m. ET on June 24 and 2:30 a.m. ET on June 25, weather permitting.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:30:00 -0400
How to manage your money, according to the experts

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Personal finance is just that — personal. Very few people's expenses, spending habits, and money proclivities are alike.

The good news is that regardless of your financial situation, the foundation for building wealth never changes: Spend less than you earn and save and invest what is left over.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:06:15 -0400
Pence says 'all options remain on the table' for US response to Iran, signaling uncertainty on circumstances leading to downed drone

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Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on President Donald Trump's mixed response to Iran military forces that shot down a US Navy drone.

"The president also had doubts as to whether or not the downing of our unmanned aircraft was actually authorized at the highest levels," Pence said, echoing Trump's comments from the past few days.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:03:00 -0400
THE AI IN INSURANCE REPORT: How forward-thinking insurers are using AI to slash costs and boost customer satisfaction as disruption looms

The insurance sector has fallen behind the curve of financial services innovation — and that's left hundreds of billions in potential cost savings on the table. 

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The most valuable area in which insurers can innovate is the use of artificial intelligence (AI): It's estimated that AI can drive cost savings of $390 billion across insurers' front, middle, and back offices by 2030, according to a report by Autonomous NEXT seen by Business Insider Intelligence. The front office is the most lucrative area to target for AI-driven cost savings, with $168 billion up for grabs by 2030.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:00:00 -0400
10 years after I bought my house, I spent over $21,000 for updates and repairs. Here are 6 expenses I never saw coming.

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It's hard not to cringe when someone says renting is throwing money away. For most people, that's not true — especially with home repairs and improvements. The average family spends $3,021 a year on maintenance, according to a report from Zillow and Thumbtack. But depending on where you live or the condition of your home, it could be a lot more.

Over the past six months, I've spent a whopping $21,140 on my 1950s ranch home in Nashville, TN. I'll admit procrastination made some of the problems worse. But the rest — well, they are part of owning a home. Here's a line-by-line breakdown of every penny I spent.  

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