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Congress is on track to avoid a government shutdown — as long as Trump doesn’t get involved

Congress is on track to avoid a government shutdown — as long as Trump...

On the weekend before Thanksgiving, Congress, surprisingly, seemed to beat a deadline. This past Saturday, negotiators in the House and Senate came to an agreement on top-line numbers for 12 spending bills, the Washington Post reported. These spending bills, which had been stalled, will keep agencies across the government funded through next September. While neither…
Disney says it doesn’t need data to make great shows

Disney says it doesn’t need data to make great shows

When it comes to deciding what shows and films to create for its new Disney+ streaming service, Disney is relying on its leaders’ creative instincts much more than it’s considering data points. That’s what Kevin Mayer, chairman of direct-to-consumer and international at Disney, told Recode’s Peter Kafka at the 2019 Code Media conference in Los…
Why Vice’s new CEO thinks Vice’s former, ousted CEO doesn’t get enough credit

Why Vice’s new CEO thinks Vice’s former, ousted CEO doesn’t get enough credit

Vice’s old CEO, Shane Smith, is a scandal-plagued figure in media circles. But Vice’s new CEO Nancy Dubuc doesn’t think he gets enough respect. Dubuc took over as CEO in early 2018 after reports emerged of a rampant frat-boy culture at the media company that caters to millennials who are turned off by traditional old-guard…
Amazon tried to buy a new Seattle City Council. It doesn’t look like it worked.

Amazon tried to buy a new Seattle City Council. It doesn’t look like it...

Amazon poured nearly $1.5 million into local elections in its hometown of Seattle, hoping to install a majority of business-friendly politicians on the city council and to defeat an incumbent socialist who’s also a vocal Amazon critic. The dynamic between council members and Amazon has been a contentious one over the last two years, highlighted…
Cara Delevingne Created A Collection Of Affordable Party Clothes And It Doesn’t Disappoint

Cara Delevingne Created A Collection Of Affordable Party Clothes And It Doesn’t Disappoint

The collaboration includes a sequined dress, jeans, faux leather, cheeky crop tops, and much, much more. Best of all, the line is inclusive and accessible, with prices ranging from $30-$300 and sizes running from 0-20. No matter your style aesthetic or price point, there’s definitely something in here for everyone. We’ve rounded up our must-have…
Generation Z doesn’t want to hear from you

Generation Z doesn’t want to hear from you

Each generation is more connected than the last, but the latest generation, those born after 1998, wants to buck the trend. Members of so-called Generation Z are less likely than their millennial counterparts (66 percent versus 71 percent for women, and 57 percent versus 74 percent for men) to want to be “always reachable,” according…
A major new study finds the biggest federal work subsidy doesn’t promote work

A major new study finds the biggest federal work subsidy doesn’t promote work

The earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the largest tax benefits distributed every year, exists to do one thing in particular: encourage low-income people to work. But new research suggests: Maybe it doesn’t? A research paper from Princeton economist Henrik Kleven, released in draft form in September after circulating as a set of slides…
3 horrifying extreme weather scenarios the US doesn’t talk about enough

3 horrifying extreme weather scenarios the US doesn’t talk about enough

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Phoenix, one of the hottest and fastest-warming cities in the US, could be hit by “a [Hurricane] Katrina of extreme heat” with temperatures peaking in the 120s and lingering for two…
What Trump’s horrific polling actually tells us — and what it doesn’t — about 2020

What Trump’s horrific polling actually tells us — and what it doesn’t — about...

The polls du jour show President Donald Trump trailing basically every Democrat in the 2020 general election, both nationally and in individual states — even in Texas. Democratic voters might rejoice at these signs that Trump will be a one-term president. But they should temper themselves: Hillary Clinton was regularly leading Trump by 10 points…
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proves Spider-Man doesn’t need the MCU to be great

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proves Spider-Man doesn’t need the MCU to be great

Spider-Man’s exit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t feel real. Marvel can’t just surrender a character that it’s primed for the spotlight, can it? Sony wouldn’t just abandon the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe right after it bumped July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home into becoming Sony’s biggest-ever movie worldwide, right? But according to Marvel Studios president…

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