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Watch the Army test upgraded armor vehicles meant to counter increased Russian firepower

Watch the Army test upgraded armor vehicles meant to counter increased Russian firepower

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A soldier with a 30 mm round for the new Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle-Dragoon, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, August 16, 2017.Sean Kimmons Army personnel recently traveled from Germany to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for testing and training on new variants of the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle. The soldiers tested out Strykers armed with a 30 mm cannon as well as with a common remote-operated weapons station that allows soldiers inside the vehicle to fire Javelin antitank guided missiles. Twelve of the Stryker variants — six with 30 mm cannons and six with Javelin missiles — will head to Germany in January for more evaluation by US troops before the Army hopes to deploy them to a forward position in Europe next summer. Troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, who took part in
Dozens of current and former NYPD officers rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of current and former NYPD officers rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick

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Retired New York City Police Deputy Inspector and author Corey Pegues is surrounded by members of law enforcement as he speaks during a rally to show support for Colin Kaepernick, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in New York. Associated Press/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League. The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color. He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agen
Dozens of current and former NYPD officers rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of current and former NYPD officers rallied in support of Colin Kaepernick

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Retired New York City Police Deputy Inspector and author Corey Pegues is surrounded by members of law enforcement as he speaks during a rally to show support for Colin Kaepernick, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in New York. Associated Press/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League. The former San Francisco 49ers player became a controversial figure last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem in what he called a protest against oppression of people of color. He opted out of his contract in March and became a free agen
I got stuck on the ‘6-figure hamster wheel’ and lost my multimillion-dollar business — now I always give entrepreneurs the same advice

I got stuck on the ‘6-figure hamster wheel’ and lost my multimillion-dollar business — now I always give entrepreneurs the same advice

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Be an owner with a great work ethic, not a hustler. David Gray Do you have a business or a hustle? Do you even know the difference? Our culture evangelizes entrepreneurship as the new "rock star" status, and if you aren't "hustling," you're failing. This mindset propels most entrepreneurs to create a "hustle," not a sustainable business. One will make you insane and eventually kill you. The other will gift you more freedom and impact than you can ever imagine. I work with many entrepreneurs who get stuck on the "Six-Figure Hamster Wheel" — trapped in the hustle of repeatedly hunting leads, warming them up, closing deals, and delivering. But there's a glaring hole in this business model: Success is solely reliant on the time you invest in the business, so it stutters in cycles. You get a ch
A stealth history lesson in Baltimore

A stealth history lesson in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 16: The pedestal that was formerly the base for a statue of Roger B. Taney, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and majority author of the Dred Scott decision, stands empty after city workers removed the statue August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating confederate heroes from city parks overnight, following the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images We were all in the dark, on the edge of the wooded park known as Wyman Dell, opposite the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was 2 a.m. Wednesday, and despite the presence of a couple of dozen workers in hardhats, a huge crane, a flatbed truck and a couple of other pieces of heavy machinery, the work site, surrounded by police tape...
Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House

Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House

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Steve Bannon. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Steve Bannon says now that he is leaving the White House, he will go to war against President Donald Trump's enemies. In an interview with author Joshua Green, Bannon laid out his plan: "If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America," Bannon said according to Green. Green quipped: "Bannon sounded like he'd just consumed 40 Red Bulls." That follows earlier comments people close to Bannon made about his immediate future post-Trump administration. "Get ready for Bannon the barbarian," one source said, according to the news website Axios. Observers said that Bannon's departure from the White House has energized
16 of the most dangerous traditional games played around the world

16 of the most dangerous traditional games played around the world

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Daniel LeClair/Reuters In America, grown men hurl themselves at each other at insane velocities, often resulting in devastating outcomes. We call this sport "football." The US isn't the only country that loves violent and dangerous activities, however. Traditional games from all around the world — from cheese rolling in the UK to horseback wrestling in Kyrgyzstan — reveal just how strongly people have an urge to get physical. We just hope their parents signed the necessary consent forms. View As: One Page Slides This post was gotten from Business Insider
How Charlottesville may change the debate over armed militias and open-carry laws

How Charlottesville may change the debate over armed militias and open-carry laws

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A white supremacist stands behind militia members in Charlottesville, VA. Their uniforms look very similar to the Virginia National Guard, worrying authorities. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts As white nationalists squared off against counter-protesters and antifascists in Charlottesville on Saturday, a large group of heavily armed gunmen sought, for a time, to keep the peace. Christian Yingling, a militia leader from Pennsylvania, whose 32-man team arrived in the college town bearing loaded assault-style weapons and sidearms, told the Washington Post that his group came to defend free speech and maintain order. “Our mission was to help people exercise their First Amendment rights without being physically assaulted,” he said. Yingling made it clear that the guns his group carried weren’t just for s
‘Game of Thrones’ fans might get a long-awaited reunion of this dynamic trio in the future

‘Game of Thrones’ fans might get a long-awaited reunion of this dynamic trio in the future

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Bronn, Podrick, and Tyrion were an unstoppable team on seasons two and three. HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season seven, including speculation of future events. The seventh season of "Game of Thrones" has been all about reunions – from the emotional Stark children finally walking through Winterfell together to Daenerys' warm embrace of Ser Jorah Mormont. Jerome Flynn plays Bronn on the HBO series and he told INSIDER that we might get a more lighthearted reunion down the road between Tyrion and Ser Bronn of the Blackwater. "I believe that's gonna happen, yeah," Flynn told INSIDER in an interview. "And I think there was a [reunion] scene [on last week's episode] originally but for whatever reason they decided that preempted things." Fans might have been caught off guard
The internet is so slow in some African countries that it takes a whole day to download a movie

The internet is so slow in some African countries that it takes a whole day to download a movie

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Tripoli, Libya. Wikimedia Commons Most countries with slow internet speeds are found in Africa, according to data from a global broadband speed league. Speed gaps puts the five fastest countries over 40 times faster than the five slowest in the internet world. Singapore ranks first with its broadband speed being 55.13 megabits per second (Mbps) league while war-torn Yemen comes last with average speed of just 0.34 Mbps. The global broadband speed league research saw data collected over the course of a year until last May. New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research and Princeton University’s Planet-Lab plus others were the partners involved in conducting the research In all 189 countries were ranked and 39 African countries were part of the global ranking. None of
8 athletic brands designing gym clothes that are nice enough to wear in public

8 athletic brands designing gym clothes that are nice enough to wear in public

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Rhone In the past, sports and athletic wear was mostly regarded as attire that should only be worn to the gym and other training sessions.  Now, as trends shift toward comfort-driven style, sportswear brands are more popular than ever for their clothing — even for non-athletes.  With performance as the primary focus, athletic wear is naturally more comfortable than other articles of clothing like suits, button-down shirts, and even jeans. In line with more and more people wearing athletic wear regularly, the style of clothing has evolved to be extremely fashionable and, in some cases, suitable for the office.  Sportswear giants l
CBO: Trump could cause healthcare costs to soar for millions of Americans if he ends critical Obamacare payments

CBO: Trump could cause healthcare costs to soar for millions of Americans if he ends critical Obamacare payments

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President Donald Trump Mark Wilson/ Getty Images The Congressional Budget Office released its report on the impact of President Donald Trump ending Obamacare's cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments on Tuesday. CSR payments help to offset the cost to insurers that offer plans with low out-of-pocket costs to poorer Americans. The payments became the subject of a lawsuit between the Obama administration and the Republican-controlled House in 2015. The House argued the way the CSRs were paid through the executive branch was illegal, and a judged ruled in their favor in 2016. The Obama administration appealed the ruling, allowing the payments to continue. Trump has threatened to drop the appeal and cut off the payments repeatedly over the past few months. Insurers have warned that without CSRs
THE BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING REPORT: The future of blockchain solutions and technologies

THE BLOCKCHAIN IN BANKING REPORT: The future of blockchain solutions and technologies

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BII This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Nearly every global bank is experimenting with blockchain technology as they try to unleash the cost savings and operational efficiencies it promises to deliver.  Banks are exploring the technology in a number of ways, including through partnerships with fintechs, membership in global consortia, and via the building of their own in-house solutions.  In this report, BI Intelligence outlines why and in what ways banks are exploring blockchain technology, provides details on three major banks' blockchain efforts based on in-depth interviews, and highlights other notable blockchain-based experiments underway by global banks. It also disc
‘Straight Outta Compton’ star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is a scene stealer in his new movie

‘Straight Outta Compton’ star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is a scene stealer in his new movie

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O'Shea Jackson Jr. in "Ingrid Goes West." Neon O'Shea Jackson Jr. is best known for being the son of Ice Cube. But that's going to change soon. Since playing his father in the hit N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" in 2015, the rising star has been keeping a low profile. However, it seems he was just waiting for the right role, and it finally came with the dark comedy, "Ingrid Goes West" (currently playing in theaters). In the movie, in which Aubrey Plaza plays Ingrid — a social media stalker who is obsessed with an Instagram star (played by Elizabeth Olsen) — Jackson Jr. plays Dan Pinto, Ingrid's landlord and eventual love interest. With a role that could have easily been forgettable, Jackson Jr., 26, uses it to become the movie's secret weapon. From his constant vaping to his obsessi
Dangote to commit $450m to agric business in Niger

Dangote to commit $450m to agric business in Niger

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Dangote: sets to commit $450m to agric business in Niger state By Amen GajiraAlhaji Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, on Monday said the company would invest $450 million in agriculture in Niger State over the next three years Dangote, who made this known during the 2017 Niger State Investment Summit in Minna, said the funds would be used to establish a large scale rice processing mill to process over 200, 000 metric tonnes of paddy rice. He said that a state-of-the-art fully integrated sugar refining industry would also be established. “Our company is also establishing a state of the art fully integrated sugar industry involving the development of over 30,000 hectares of sugar cane plantation and the production of about 500, 000 metric tonnes of refined sugar. “We are very ex
Here’s what was in that scroll Littlefinger wanted Arya to find — and what it says about his master plan

Here’s what was in that scroll Littlefinger wanted Arya to find — and what it says about his master plan

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Arya finds a perplexing scroll. HBO Warning: Spoilers if you have not seen "Game of Thrones" season seven, episode five. Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish put part of his mysterious master plan into work on Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones." In a scene late in the episode, Arya follows Littlefinger to his room at Winterfell, where he receives a mysterious scroll from an unknown man. Littlefinger asks the man delivering the scroll if it is the last remaining copy in Winterfell, and is told that it is. After Littlefinger leaves his room, Arya enters and searches for the scroll. Arya finds the scroll and seems to be shocked by its contents. The scroll is from the first season of "Game of Thrones," when Cersei tells Sansa that the only way she would spare the life of her father (Ned Stark)
Congress has 12 working days to avoid an economic disaster — and there’s good reason to panic

Congress has 12 working days to avoid an economic disaster — and there’s good reason to panic

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Congress, in the midst of a month-long August recess, faces a massive policy threat when lawmakers return to Washington next month. By the end of September, Congress must approve legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling — or risk a goal economy disaster. And it already sounds like the attempts at a compromise aren't going well. The Treasury Department says the debt ceiling, a statutory limit of outstanding debt obligations that the federal government can hold, must be raised by September 29. That gives Congress 12 working days to pass legislation to get to President Donald Trump's desk. The Congressional Budget Office puts the deadline slightly later in mid-October. If breached, it could lead to disastrous consequences for the federal government, the US economy, and the global financ
Photos show how a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville devolved into chaos and bloodshed

Photos show how a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville devolved into chaos and bloodshed

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Rescue workers assist people who were injured when a car drove through a group of counter protestors at the "Unite the Right" rally Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.Thomson Reuters A white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday after a driver plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring many others. Later that afternoon, two Virginia state police officers died in a helicopter crash that officials said was linked to the protests, although they did not clarify the connection. The chaos originally began Friday evening at a “Unite the Right” rally called by white nationalists in response to a plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville.  The rally prompted c
US Navy secretary on transgender people in the military: ‘Any patriot’ should be able to serve

US Navy secretary on transgender people in the military: ‘Any patriot’ should be able to serve

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US Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer. US Navy WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said he would follow directions from the president on transgender people in the military but believes "any patriot" should be allowed to serve. Spencer, speaking to reporters on Thursday on a visit to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, said he would abide by any policy the Pentagon provides to the armed forces on the transgender issue. However, Spencer said he believes that, on a fundamental basis, "any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military," according to news reports. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter last month that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," reviving a ban that...
A judge stopped Texas’ controversial sanctuary city ban from being enforced, but the fight isn’t over

A judge stopped Texas’ controversial sanctuary city ban from being enforced, but the fight isn’t over

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FILE PHOTO: A protester against the Texas state law to punish "sanctuary cities" stands outside the U.S. Federal court in San Antonio Thomson Reuters A U.S. district judge struck down a lawsuit Wednesday filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to enforce the state’s recently-passed ban on sanctuary cities. The Attorney General filed the suit in anticipation of push back after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the sanctuary city ban in May. While Judge Sam Sparks dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday, it is not an end to the issue, as another lawsuit filed in June by the city of San Antonio will now take center stage on the question of the ban’s constitutionality, The Texas Tribune reported Wednesday. “We were first to file a lawsuit concerning SB 4, filed this case in the only proper court,