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Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekendFrom the latest on the Jussie Smollett attack to Trump and SNL, here's what to know.



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How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019

How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019Here’s what to know about the upcoming February full moon, also known as the 'super snow moon'— and what the best time is to see it.



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British cryptocurrency market sold in one of industry's biggest ever deals

British cryptocurrency market sold in one of industry's biggest ever dealsA British cryptocurrency company founded by former bankers has been bought for at least $ 100m (£77m) in what is being described as one of industry's largest ever deals.  London's Crypto Facilities, which allows trading in Bitcoin futures and derivatives, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Kraken, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, for a “nine figure sum”. Kraken did not disclose the exact number but lawyers at Hogan Lovells who advised the British company on the deal confirmed it was “one of the largest M&A; deals the emerging crypto industry has seen”.  The deal merges one of the world’s largest global websites for trading Bitcoin and other coins with the most popular futures markets. It will boost confidence that the cryptocurrency industry, which appeared to have fizzled out somewhat after hitting a peak at the end of 2017, still has life in it. Bitcoin has fallen to around $ 3,500 (£2,700), well below its peak of $ 20,000.  Crypto Facilities is regulated by Britain’s finance watchdog and allows customers to trade futures on six cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin. The company launched its exchange four years ago and was founded by Timo Schlaefer, a former Goldman Sachs executive in London, and Jean-Christophe Laruelle, who worked for BNP Paribas. Kraken chief executive Jesse Powell said that he believed the industry no longer presented “a get rich quick opportunity or mentality as there was 12 months ago” but compared cryptocurrency to the stock market. “If there’s a bear market it does not mean stocks are dead and everyone should abandon working in securities,” he said.  Total value of all cryptocurrency on the market He claimed the company had been “grateful” for the cryptocurrency chill after a period where “everything was on fire and we are no longer getting 50,000 people signing up per day” as it relieved pressure on technology, giving some respite for improvements before the next wave.   Crypto Facilities is regulated by Britain’s finance watchdog and allows customers to trade futures on six pairs of cryptocurrency including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, XRP, Litecoin and Bitcoin cash. Kraken has been on a shopping spree since 2016, acquiring Coinsetter, Cavirtex and CleverCoin along with wallet – or crypto storage – service Glidera and tracking website Cryptowatch. It is backed by private investors. It is understood to have laid off a number of staff in its California headquarters toward the end of last year.



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Kamala Harris's charmed political life is about to face its biggest test

Kamala Harris's charmed political life is about to face its biggest testKamala Harris has been considered a potential presidential candidate almost from the day she entered politics as a district attorney. Now that her campaign is actually underway, how will she perform under the microscope of the national press?



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Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010

Supreme Court to hear biggest gun rights case since 2010The nine justices will review a 2018 lower court ruling upholding the city’s restrictions after three gun owners and the NRA’s New York state affiliate sued claiming the regulations imposed in the largest American city violated the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” The decision indicates a new interest regarding gun rights on the court, where conservatives hold a 5-4 majority. The Supreme Court had not taken up a major firearms case since issuing important rulings in 2008 and 2010 that established an individual right to own guns for self-defense inside the home. The issue of gun rights is contentious in the United States, which has experienced a succession of mass shootings in recent decades and calls from many Americans for stricter regulation of firearms and ammunition.



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Divers in Hawaii may have been swimming with biggest great white shark on record

Divers in Hawaii may have been swimming with biggest great white shark on recordDivers in Hawaii spotted several giant great white sharks off the coast of Oahu, including possibly one of the largest on record named Deep Blue.



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The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get Worse

The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get WorseTSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday



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The Biggest Jet Engine in History Is Ready For Flight

The Biggest Jet Engine in History Is Ready For FlightIt's bigger than a Boeing 737's fuselage, and it's almost ready.



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Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekendFrom Trump's tweets on the deaths of two Guatamalan children to the Alabama-Clemson matchup, here's what to know from this weekend.



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Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift everAmericans who included Mega Million tickets on their holiday shopping lists have a shot at winning more than $ 300 million in Tuesday’s drawing, the largest Christmas Day jackpot in the history of the multi-state lottery. The grand prize has grown to $ 321 million after a nine-week spell without a winner. Combined with a $ 294 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday, the holiday week could deliver prizes worth more than $ 600 million.



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