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Special counsel delays grand jury testimony amid signs of Flynn deal talks

(CNN)Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions. The grand jury testimony was postponed, the person said, with no reason given. There could be many reasons for a delay, including scheduling issues. The consultant’s expected testimony comes as the investigation into Trump’s former national security adviser’s business dealings has taken a new turn. Flynn’s attorney told Trump’s legal team last week that he would no longer share information about the investigation,…

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Artist Blows Glass Vases Directly Into Slabs of Live Edge Wood

Artwork by Scott Slagerman Wood & Glass is an ongoing series of works by glass artist, Scott Slagerman, in collaboration with Jim Fishman. Each glass vase is formed by directly blowing it into a cut out shape from a slab of live edge wood. You can see from some of the process shots below that the pieces themselves are quite large. Slagerman uses various woods such as mesquite and walnut. You can find many more from the series on his official website. [via Colossal] Artwork by Scott Slagerman Artwork by…

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NBC announces ‘Today’ show co-host Matt Lauer fired due to inappropriate sexual behavior at work

Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017 “Dear colleges, on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Lack’s statement read. “It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate…

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DAMN SON! Ann Coulter uses Franken’s own words to BLAST him, and it’s just brutal

Franken apologist Twitter is officially our least favorite new Twitter, especially those claiming it was just a joke or that since his left hand isn’t touching a boob it wasn’t really sexual assault. We’re convinced folks living in largely blue areas of the US are eating paint chips on purpose. Ann Coulter used Franken’s own words to slam the senator and it was troll PERFECTION: Franken: “It was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t.” Pretty much summarizes his whole career. pic.twitter.com/UZCQNkymwv — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 16, 2017 Ba-dum-bum.…

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Bitcoins Wild Ride: A Rally, a Rout and Outages on the Exchanges

Bitcoin plunged as much as 20 percent hours after a rally past $11,000 generated a surge in traffic at online exchanges that led to intermittent outages. The plunge capped a wild day for the largest cryptocurrency that included a breakneck advance to a high of $11,434 before the reversal took it as low as $9,009. As of 3:36 p.m. in New York, it traded at $9,911.10, virtually unchanged from where it began the session. The heaviest selling came amid earlier led to selloffs in cryptocurrencies. Coinbase, one of the biggest…

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Guy Takes Slow Mo iPhone Vid of Passing Birds from a Train and It Looks Surreal

On a train from Orlando to Miami, a passenger took this surreal slo mo video on his iPhone 8 (at 1080p and 240 fps) of passing birds at Florida’s Turnpike. The train was travelling in the opposite direction at about 70-80 mph and it looks like the birds are frozen in time. The trippy video was posted last week to reddit by user davihey. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/slow-mo-of-passing-birds-from-moving-train/

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Trump’s behavior raises questions of competency

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump potentially has millions of lives in his hands as the threat of a devastating war with North Korea swiftly escalates. On Wednesday Trump caused outrage and sparked fears of violent reprisals against Americans and US interests overseas by retweeting graphic anti-Muslim videos by an extreme far right British hate group. Earlier this week he used a racial slur in front of Native American war heroes. He’s attacked global press freedom, after cozying up to autocrats on his recent Asia tour. Trump retweets anti-Muslim content A history of…

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Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before theyre reported

This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user reports, Facebook can decrease how long it takes to send help. Facebook previously tested using AI to detect troubling posts and more prominently surface suicide reporting options to friends in the U.S. Now Facebook is…

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Yes, this $375 ‘antifa’ jacket from Barneys is actually real

Those who identify with the antifa movement are against fascism and, usually, capitalism. So, naturally, Barneys is selling an ‘anarchy jacket’ for $375. The military-style field jacket is adorned with an anarchist symbol and various on-brand statements. The front says “REVOLUTION” across the chest with a couple of backwards letters to evoke just the right amount of edge, and the back says “Seek Truth” and “The Devil Made Me Do it,” complete with a small illustration of a devil’s tail. The jacket looks like something that teens have been making themselves for…

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Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan’ finds its leading lady

Liu Yifei at the 7th Beijing International Film Festival in 2017.Image: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images Meet the next new Disney heroine. The studio’s making progress on its live-action remake of Mulan, and it’s finally found a star to fill the title role: Chinese actress Liu Yifei. SEE ALSO: ‘The Lion King’ just cast its lion queen and she’s basically royalty already The Hollywood Reporter writes that Liu won the role after an epic search that involved almost a thousand candidates from five continents.  Liu (who is also known as…

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