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Inside Cameron Diaz’s secret life as a Hollywood ‘retiree’
Publisher:  New York Post
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:36

Five years ago, Cameron Diaz was one of the most A-list celebrities in the world. In 2014 alone, she was on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Self, Marie Claire and Esquire. She starred in “Sex Tape� and “The Other Woman,� as well as a remake of “Annie,� which together grossed more than $450 million...

Nationwide campaign launched to 'Ban Facial Recognition' technology on campus
Publisher:  WND
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:36

(CAMPUS REFORM) Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Fight for the Future, a nonprofit advocacy group in the area of digital rights, are working together to launch a campaign against colleges using biometric surveillance, also known as facial recognition.

According to EdScoop, the University of San Francisco implemented some of this technology in its dormitories in 2013 making the campus one of the pioneers in biometric surveillance in higher education. Although not yet commonplace, many facial recognition technology companies have their sights set on schools. CNET reported that at least two more California campuses have implemented facial recognition technology: Stanford University and the University of Southern California.

But privacy advocates are now speaking out against the use of this technology, particularly on college campuses.

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Remember the woman US Bank fired for helping a customer before Christmas? She's got other job offers, and US Bank is doubling down on firing her [Followup]
Publisher:  Fark
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:35

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Lakers’ LeBron James Powder Incident in Brooklyn was Sabotage, Says NBA Analyst
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:32

Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Brooklyn Nets last Thursday, Lakers’ forward LeBron James was attempting to go through his usual pre-game routine. There was only one problem, his patient powder to throw in the air right before tipoff was nowhere to be found. And of course, like anything else that has The King’s name attached to social media, took notice of it.

During TNT’s broadcast of the game, NBA analyst Chris Webber said, “How about this LeBron [James] is saying wait a minute, y’all trying to stop my pre-game routine. Where is the powder you know what I do, I got to get myself hype and the crowd hype. I wonder if that is a little home team gamesmanship.”

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Kenny Smith Took it a Step Further and Said it was a Sabotage Attempt by Nets

On Friday afternoon, TMZ Sports caught up with TNT’s Kenny Smith and asked him about the Thursday’s viral moment featuring The King upset that there was no powder for his pregame routine. Smith revealed it was a blatant case of an attempt of sabotage.

“I remember when we used to play, they would always do things to make you uncomfortable, the opposing team,” Smith said at LAX.
“That’s what the home-court advantage is.”
Smith said LeBron [James] better hit up Costco and get that powder in bulk ’cause the Nets’ snub might start a trend.
“Ya gotta carry your own powder. I’m surprised no other team has thought of it.”

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweeted that there are ‘no NBA rules about supplying baby powder I applaud the move, Brooklyn.”

Kyrie Irving on LeBron James

After the Nets’ loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at home, Nets guard Kyrie Irving was about his relationship with The King. Uncle Drew stated that their relationship goes beyond the basketball court.

“We do have [a] history. I think that the magnitude of our relationship extends way beyond the floor,� Irving said, via ESPN. “I’m just appreciative. I’ve learned so much from that guy. To see what he’s doing at this age and this many years in the league, he’s consistent, and that’s a great player right there.�

The King and Uncle Drew played three seasons together until Irving requested a trade and then eventually being shipped to Boston on May 22, 2019.

LeBron James on  Making 2020 All-Star Team

After the 128-113 win over the Nets, LeBron James was asked about being named a captain for the game, and Frank Vogel being named the coach for this year’s team.

“When you have something like this, the byproduct, we should all be proud of it,” James said. “Laker faithful should be proud to have two All-Stars in the game, another guy in the dunk contest on Saturday and the coaching staff coaching the game on Sunday. So it’s pretty, pretty, pretty cool.”

WWE News: Seth Rollins Still Wants To Wrestle Retired Superstar
Publisher:  inquisitr
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:32

Seth Rollins poses with his championship

Seth Rollins has made no secret of his desire to face CM Punk in the squared circle. When the former superstar returned to wrestling last year as a WWE Backstage pundit, Rollins immediately challenged him to a match. While Punk appears to be retired from in-ring action, he has been critical of Rollins’ online behavior, which has only fueled speculation that the pair are teasing a rivalry for an upcoming match at WrestleMania. According to Rollins, the match will always be available to Punk should he decide to accept the challenge.

Rollins recently spoke with The Houston Chronicle about the Punk situation, opening up about the possibility of a match between them at WrestleMania. However, Rollins revealed that he’s open to having the match at any show, though he does believe that WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year is the ideal setting for the potential dream bout.

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Accused Killer Fotis Dulos Visits The Memorial Of His Estranged Slain Wife
Publisher:  inquisitr
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:31

A judge gavel lays on a table.

Fotis Dulos is the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, a Connecticut mother of six who has been missing since last May. While Fotis maintains that he is innocent, he has been charged with Jennifer’s murder and is currently under house arrest. He recently violated his house arrest terms to stop by a memorial set up for Jennifer and later got in trouble with the judge about it, according to CNN.

Fotis was permitted to leave his home in order to make three specific stops that had been pre-approved. After making these stops, he went to the end of his street where a memorial for Jennifer was. This was not a stop he was permitted to make. But it doesn’t seem that Fotis was visiting to pay his respects. Instead, he took several items from the memorial.

Fotis’ attorney, Norm Pattis, explained in court that Fotis “removed items that were there, put there for the purpose of taunting him.”

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Anything but impeachment: This week's picks from the Daily Kos Community
Publisher:  Daily Kos
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:30

Hey, Daily Kos Community! I don’t know about y’all, but it feels so good to not be watching the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump this afternoon. I can’t be alone in that mood. I won’t waste any more of your time talking about that which has consumed us. Instead, I’ll go on ahead and send you into this week’s dreamy collection of great Community writing—a list that’s entirely free of impeachment content.  Enjoy!

Indigenous youth occupy office of B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

By Dan Bacher

Need another reason to be in awe of today’s young people? Here’s further proof that the kids are determined to save the world and save us all.

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama


Forever FLOTUS is just so gosh dang pleasant and delightful. There’s never a bad day for a nice collection of some of her finest moments, but her birthday was definitely a good day for it.

There was no place for a Muslim journalist in 1980s America

By YasminaReality

A look back at life as a Muslim in America, by someone determined to tell the world’s most important stories since the 1970s.

Supreme Court to review "faithless electors" case

By ptalbert

As resistance to the Electoral College grows, four 2016 electors who didn’t reflect the wish of the voters they represent are headed to the nation’s highest courts.

I came back from "death"

By Eihenetu

This is not the story of a near-death experience. This is a story of redemption.

A country funeral

By Christopher Bauer

My gosh this story is beautiful. Just read it.

The 2020 “everything terrible Trump has done� year end summary report

By smallch

The Trump Omnibus has grown so large, it’s becoming overwhelming to the average reader. The heroes who collect the Popular Vote Loser’s bad deeds created this accessible summary of 2019. Take a look just for the scandals you may have already forgotten thanks to the most recent scandals (or the ones before that).

"It's local elections, stupid"

By kid oakland

Without local victories, there is not progress. It’s just not possible. 2020 is about registering voters, organizing locally and challenging for every seat that we can win, and some we can’t.

GOP Rep introduces a bill to let Christian jewelry company profit off Bible and military

By ChrisRodda

Florida man abuses his position of power for the benefit of one company that got busted using U.S. military insignia without permission.

Indiana legislators propose making abortion murder, arresting judges who strike down law

By ZawnVillines

Indiana’s newest forced-birth legislation is extremely draconian and unreasonable, just like anti-choice activists like it.

What happens when it's your town's turn?

By xaxnar

“When Anderson Cooper is late to your local disaster, you know something is wrong.� The media mostly ignored a horrific flood in Nashville back 2010, which impacted the resources the community received. As such natural events of devastation become ever more common, can society keep up?

Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day: Roy Moore

By republicinsanity

There is so much wrong with Roy Moore. The Daily Kos Community supported the fight to keep him out of the U.S. Senate in a 2017 special election, but he’s running again! 

That’s it for this week, friends. How’d we do? Let me know in the comments!  As always, feel free to drop a line in my Kosmail if you’ve got suggestions and submissions. Most importantly, keep writing! I love reading your work every day. We’re all so lucky you’re here. 

Spoilers For ‘General Hospital’: Michael’s Got His Hands Full & Sasha Moves In
Publisher:  inquisitr
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:30

Sofia Mattsson and Chad Duell play Sasha and Michael on 'General Hospital'

Fans may not know for certain when new episodes of General Hospital will begin airing again, but new spoilers tease that there is a big payoff ahead in exchange for the wait. Nelle is out of Pentonville and is wreaking havoc throughout Port Charles and Michael is going to have his hands full trying to deal with her.

Michael did invite Nelle to move into the Quartermaine mansion in an effort to keep her away from Wiley and so he can keep an eye on her. She will move in, and General Hospital spoilers hint that Nelle will do her best to make everybody’s lives miserable in hopes they’ll give her a big payoff to get rid of her.

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Medical simulation shows shocking number of people could die of coronavirus in just 18 months
Publisher:  TheBlaze
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:29

Global fear over the coronavirus grew exponentially this week — and a recent medical simulation proves there may be good reason to be concerned.

As the Chinese government quarantines 40 million people in and around the city of Wuhan — where the disease outbreak originated — the United States government is working to evacuate all known U.S. citizens from the area.

More than 1,400 confirmed cases of the disease have already been confirmed, including two in the U.S., while the death toll has risen to more than 40 people.

But Eric Toner, a scientist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, is not shocked about how rapidly the disease is spreading.

Just three months ago, Toner ran a staged a hypothetical pandemic and found that a rapid-spreading disease similar to coronavirus could infect people in every country within just six months. Even more shockingly, Toner discovered the disease could kill 65 million people within just 18 months.

"I have thought for a long time that the most likely virus that might cause a new pandemic would be a coronavirus," Toner said, according to Business Insider.

"We don't yet know how contagious it is. We know that it is being spread person to person, but we don't know to what extent," he explained. "An initial first impression is that this is significantly milder than SARS. So that's reassuring. On the other hand, it may be more transmissible than SARS, at least in the community setting."

Toner's simulation did not specifically use the coronavirus, but a vaccine-resistant disease that is deadly and as easy to spread as the flu; the coronavirus checks all of those boxes. The simulation started in Brazil's pig farms (coronavirus originated in a food market that also sold live animals), then spread outward as more people contradicted the disease. After 18 months, 65 million people in the simulated perished.

What could mitigate the spread of coronavirus, Toner explained, is the rapid development of a vaccine, which scientists have already begun developing.

"If we could make it so that we could have a vaccine within months rather than years or decades, that would be a game changer," he said.

Trump rates his legal team's performance in Senate impeachment trial
Publisher:  FOXNews
Saturday, 25 January 2020 18:28

A pleased President Trump views his lawyers’ forceful two-hour defense presentation Saturday as a “mandate to end� the impeachment trial swiftly, sources familiar with Trump’s thinking told Fox News.

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