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2020 Vision: Buckle up America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaign

2020 Vision: Buckle up America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaignIf this week was a preview, the 2020 presidential cycle will make the last one seem tranquil.



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It’s So Cold Throughout Much of the Country, the Postal Service Will Not Deliver Mail in Many States

It’s So Cold Throughout Much of the Country, the Postal Service Will Not Deliver Mail in Many StatesA "record arctic air mass" is bringing dangerously low temperatures



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The U.S. Failed in Venezuela Last Time. It’s a Different World Now

The U.S. Failed in Venezuela Last Time. It’s a Different World NowThe decision by Washington to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation’s legitimate president could see a repeat, if Chavez-heir Nicolas Maduro should cling onto power. Venezuela’s economy is in a tailspin, prompting millions to flee to neighboring states that have backed the U.S. in refusing to recognize Maduro’s 2018 re-election, widely seen as fraudulent.



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It’s not just Apple: Baidu CEO warns employees that ‘winter is coming’

It’s not just Apple: Baidu CEO warns employees that ‘winter is coming’As China continues to suffer an economic slowdown as trade-related tensions with the US drag on, the CEO of what is essentially the Google of China has sent out a letter to his employees with an ominous warning drawn from pop culture: Winter is coming.

Baidu CEO Robin Li wrote in his letter that the Beijing-based search engine company earned 100 billion yuan (the US equivalent of $ 14.6 billion) in revenue last year. But analysts, according to The South China Morning Post, had forecast 101.45 billion yuan, with the revenue miss coming as the second-largest economy in the world continues to be saddled with its slowest growth in decades, blamed in large measure on the US trade war, which has spurred hiring freezes and job cuts in China.

Apple CEO Tim Cook released a letter of his own to investors Wednesday that landed like a bombshell, thanks to its revision downward of the company's revenue forecast for the typically busy holiday quarter. Analysts spent the subsequent news cycle pondering whether this was an Apple-specific problem or emblematic of a larger issue — with the letter from Baidu's chief executive arguably answering that question.

Following up on his warning, Li wrote that the inevitability of economic slowdowns is "as cold and real as winter to every company," and then shifted toward a more optimistic note: "Only when the year grows cold do we see the qualities of the pine and the cypress … It's high time that Baidu stepped forward as a platform company."

In his letter, Li in addition to prodding employees to step up their game also praised the potential of artificial intelligence, saying its benefits include helping bring down costs among Baidu's customers. And that the "historical transformation of AI is penetrating various industries, unleashing enormous growth potential and room for upgrade."

According to a CNBC report today, the trade war between the US and China is the reason growth estimates for China for 2019 have been cut from 6.5 percent to 6.3 percent already. And companies ranging from Apple to Ford have publicly expressed concern about the country's economy over the near term.

Baidu was founded by Li in 2000 and, like Google, makes most of its money from advertising.



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Melania Trump Knows It’s Ironic That She Advocates Against Bullying

Melania Trump Knows It’s Ironic That She Advocates Against BullyingMelania Trump acknowledged the irony that she is advocating against bullying



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It’s Election Day: Will your vote count?

It’s Election Day: Will your vote count?From rogue hackers to foreign government interference to campaigns of misinformation, America's electoral system is under siege.



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Pittsburgh Reverend Shouts At Trump: ‘It’s Not About You'

Pittsburgh Reverend Shouts At Trump: ‘It’s Not About You'Rev. Susan Rothenberg wasn't the only Squirrel Hill resident protesting Donald



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What It’s Worth: $250,000

What It’s Worth: $  250,000Whether you’re in the biggest city or smallest suburban town, every map dot in



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Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In America

Dear Abby, Here's What It’s Really Like To Have A 'Foreign' Name In AmericaIt's tradition for Sikh parents to turn to the Guru Granth Sahib, our holy



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Puerto Rico mayor blames Donald Trump for soaring Hurricane Maria death count: ‘It’s a historic failing’

Puerto Rico mayor blames Donald Trump for soaring Hurricane Maria death count: ‘It’s a historic failing’Puerto Rico’s mayor of San Juan has sharpened her attacks against Donald Trump, blaming his administration for “structural negligence” that led to thousands of deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Carmen Yulín Cruz said the president was responsible for the federal government’s slow response to the deadly hurricane estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 people, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on the one-year anniversary of the storm. “This is President Trump’s Katrina,” the mayor said, referring to the catastrophic hurricane that struck the US in August 2005.



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