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'Is this the best a man can get?' Gillette issues #MeToo challenge to cut toxic behavior

'Is this the best a man can get?' Gillette issues #MeToo challenge to cut toxic behaviorThe new campaign, called "We Believe," is Procter & Gamble's latest foray into brand messaging that takes aim at "toxic masculinity" in the #MeToo era.



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'Bird Box' challenge to blame for car wreck in Utah, police say

'Bird Box' challenge to blame for car wreck in Utah, police sayDespite warnings from Netflix and just general common sense, it looks like people are still participating in that stupid Bird Box Challenge. Now, it has reportedly caused a car crash. 

On Friday morning, the Layton Police Department of Layton, Utah shared the images showing the aftermath of a car crash in which one of the drivers was allegedly trying to drive with their eyes covered. They reportedly called out the Bird Box Challenge specifically.

> Bird Box Challenge while driving…predictable result. This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway. Luckily no injuries. pic.twitter.com/4DvYzrmDA2
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> — Layton Police (@laytonpolice) January 11, 2019

Police told KSL that the driver, a 17-year-old girl, was driving the pickup truck seen in the photos above on Monday when the incident occurred. Additionally, Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman said of the 17-year-old driver:

Of course, if you've seen Bird Box, you know there's a scene in which several characters make a white-knuckle drive in a car with the windows covered, and it's hardly a smooth ride. 

SEE ALSO: Absolutely no one knows the meaning of 'Bird Box' so just stop asking

It's also — and I can't believe we're at the point where this actually has to be said — an incredibly dangerous stunt to pull off the in real world. 

Luckily, no one was hurt as a result of the crash. But whatever punishment the driver faces, authorities should also consider revoking their Netflix account if this is how they're gonna behave.

## WATCH: Netflix is begging people to stop doing the 'Bird Box' challenge



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All-Electric 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Latest Challenge to Tesla

All-Electric 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Latest Challenge to TeslaMercedes-Benz unveiled its new electric-focused EQ sub-brand and showcased its first model, the EQC SUV, at an event in Stockholm in September, 2018 and showcased the EQC this week at the Consume…



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Guyana government to challenge no-confidence vote in court

Guyana government to challenge no-confidence vote in courtThe Dec. 21 vote triggered new elections within 90 days, after one lawmaker from Granger’s APNU-AFC coalition sided with the opposition, which accuses the government of mismanaging the country’s oil resources by granting Exxon Mobil overly generous contract terms. The government plans to argue that the motion needed 34 votes to pass, rather than the 33 it received, and that the lawmaker who cast the deciding vote was ineligible to be a member of parliament because he also holds Canadian citizenship, attorney general Basil Williams said. Williams told reporters that the government would first petition the South American country’s High Court, and if unsuccessful is prepared to appeal to Guyana’s Court of Appeal and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the judicial body of the Caricom group of nations.



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As loans and aid dry up, U.S. farmers face fresh challenge from shutdown

As loans and aid dry up, U.S. farmers face fresh challenge from shutdownU.S. farmers, already battered by the U.S.-China trade war, are facing increasing anxiety as the partial government shutdown nears the two-week mark, leaving crucial aid and loan payments in limbo. The shutdown has blocked assistance for many farmers, who at this time of year apply for federal loans as they pay bills due from the previous year and begin budgeting for next season’s planting. It is also affecting aid payments promised to allay the effects of the trade war.



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On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdownThe White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. Thursday marked the first day of divided government in Washington since Trump took office in January 2017, as Democrats took control in the House from his fellow Republicans, who remain in charge of the Senate. The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump’s demand last month for the money for a U.S.-Mexican border wall – opposed by Democrats – as part of any legislation funding government agencies.



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Democrat Warren takes step to challenge Trump in 2020

Democrat Warren takes step to challenge Trump in 2020Warren said she had formed an exploratory committee, which will allow her to begin raising money to compete in what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 presidential election. Warren, 69, a senator from Massachusetts since 2013, became one of Trump’s fiercest critics during the 2016 presidential race and they have continued to exchange biting insults during his presidency. Trump mockingly refers to her as “Pocahontas” because of her claim to Native American ancestry.



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In Mattis resignation, a singular challenge to Trump's agenda

In Mattis resignation, a singular challenge to Trump's agendaMattis, a retired Marine general who was highly regarded by Republicans and Democrats, had far wider political support in Washington than Trump himself when he walked into the White House on Thursday afternoon. Sources said Mattis had already made up his mind that it was time to go. Later in the afternoon, Trump announced Mattis was retiring, only to be rapidly contradicted as Mattis circulated his eight-paragraph resignation letter.



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Challenge to Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban as 'slave law' protests rock Budapest

Challenge to Hungary's strongman Viktor Orban as 'slave law' protests rock BudapestViktor Orban, the populist prime minister of Hungary, is facing a rare challenge to his grip on power as protesters demand an end to controversial labour reforms and and what they call his assault on democracy.    The Hungarian capital has been rocked by nearly daily protests and opposition MPs have called for Mr Orban's overthrow since the country's parliament adopted a bill liberalising overtime rules on Wednesday.   As part of the reform, which critics have dubbed "the slave law", employers would be allowed to delay payment for overtime worked for up to three years.  Several thousand people gathered outside the offices of Hungary’s state television broadcaster on the fifth night of protests on Monday evening, after two opposition MPs were physically thrown out of the building.  Arkos Hadhazy and Bernadetter Szer were filmed being manhandled out of the MTVA headquarters by security guards earlier in the day, after demanding that the station broadcast a list of protesters' demands.  The pair, among a group of opposition MPs who spent the night inside the building demanding studio access, called a protest for Monday evening in response under the slogan: "They threw us out the door, but we'll go back in through the windows."  “We knew this was no longer a democracy, but we did not know it was already a dictatorship,” Ms Szer said after filing a complaint with police outside the building on Monday morning. She said the security guards had violated the MPs' constitutional right to airtime and free access to the building.  Protesters are demanding the repeal of the labour law and a controversial judicial reform that opponents say grants Mr Orban near total control of the legal system Credit: Marko Djurica/Reuters The demonstrations peaked on Sunday night, when up to 15,000 people chanting "we want democracy" and "we want free media" gathered outside parliament.  Half a dozen opposition MPs including Mr  Hadhazy and Ms Szer then led several thousand demonstrators on a march from parliament to the offices of MTVA, the state broadcaster, to demand they broadcast the list of demands.  Some members of the crowd threw smoke bombs and paint when the station refused to broadcast the list. Riot police responded with tear gas.  The demands including the repeal of both the labour law and a controversial judicial reform that was passed on the same day, which paves the way for new "administrative courts" to oversee cases concerning matters such as public procurement or electoral disputes. Opposition leaders say it would grant Mr Orban near total control of the judicial system because Laszlo Trocsanyi, the justice minister and a close ally of the prime minister, would oversee the courts. They are also demanding a cut in the overtime police officers are required to work, that Hungary sign up to the European Prosecutor's office, a move Mr Orban has rejected,  and guarantees of editorial impartiality at the country's state media outlets.  Mr Orban has been accused of destroying editorial independence at MTVA and other influential media outlets, effectively giving his Fidesz party a monopoly on positive media coverage.  Opponents say the Right-wing populist has mounted an assault on democracy in his eight years in power Credit: Peter Kohalmi/AFP The government says the labour reform, which increases the annual overtime that employers can demand from 250 to 400 hours and allows payment to be delayed by up to three years, is needed by employers short of manpower and will benefit those wanting to work extra hours.  Opposition MPs and labour unions have accused Mr Orban of bowing to pressure from German businesses which operate major factories in the country.      The wave of dissent has brought rare unity to Hungary's fractious opposition groups, with liberal and left wing groups siding with right wing parties, including the nationalist Jobbik, to oppose the bill.  Protests have also taken place in other major cities.  "[Government] Power has failed in Budapest. It is still alive because the truth doesn't get to the people in the provinces. I ask you to bring the truth to these people" Peter Marki-Zay, the mayor of Hodmezovasarhely, a town in southeastern Hungary, said in a message to the protesters in Budapest. 



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Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting Obamacare

Outraged Democrats vow to challenge court ruling undercutting ObamacareUS District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled late Friday that the health insurance reform, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is unconstitutional. The White House said it expects the ruling to be appealed to the Supreme Court.



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