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Bear spray accident at Amazon warehouse shines light on safety record

Bear spray accident at Amazon warehouse shines light on safety recordAmazon has come under increasing scrutiny for what a watchdog group says is a poor safety record.



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David Hockney pool painting soars to $90 million, record for living artist

David Hockney pool painting soars to $  90 million, record for living artistAn iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $ 90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. With Christie’s commission, “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),” surpassed the auction house’s pre-sale estimate of about $ 80 million, following a bidding war between two determined would-be buyers once the work hit $ 70 million. The previous record for a work by a living artist was held by Jeff Koons’ sculpture “Balloon Dog,” which sold for $ 58.4 million in 2013.



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Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midtermsEven as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $ 1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $ 8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.



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Northern California officials fear record wildfire death toll could rise

Northern California officials fear record wildfire death toll could riseThe deadly Camp Fire also ranked as California’s most destructive ever in terms of property losses, having incinerated more than 6,700 homes and other buildings in the Sierra foothills of Butte County, about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco. Most of the devastation and loss of life was in and around the town of Paradise, where flames reduced most of the buildings to ash and charred rubble on Thursday night, just hours after the blaze erupted. At least 29 fatalities have been confirmed so far, a tally that ranks as the most ever from a single northern California wildfire – surpassing the 25 lives lost in the 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm – and ties the all-time statewide record set in 1933 by the Griffith Park blaze in Los Angeles.



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Record Number Of Women Elected To U.S. House

Record Number Of Women Elected To U.S. HouseAmericans elected a record number of women to the U.S. House in the 2018



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Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

Players on edge for record $  1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing“A big mistake people think: this is a lot of money so let me help everyone,” Laurie Ruckel, a trusts and estates lawyer at Loeb & Loeb law firm in New York, said on Tuesday. The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $ 354.3 million.



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One winning ticket in record $1.6 bln US lotto jackpot

One winning ticket in record $  1.6 bln US lotto jackpotA single winning ticket has been identified in the record-setting $ 1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, organizers said Wednesday. A single ticket holder in South Carolina will claim that bounty, Mega Millions said on its website. Mega Millions said the jackpot is not only a US record but a worldwide lottery record.



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Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

Players on edge for record $  1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawingThe Mega Millions drawing was held on Tuesday night with a record-setting $ 1.6 billion prize on line that has Americans dreaming of buying homes, cars, helping financially strapped friends and family and early retirement. The lucky numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 5 were drawn on Tuesday night. The Mega Millions jackpot and a Powerball lottery prize that stands at $ 620 million, have spread lottery fever across the United States in recent days.



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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $  1 BillionThe Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a record $ 1 billion ahead of Friday



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Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $1 billion

Mega Millions jackpot soars to a record $  1 billionA single winner taking the cash lump sum would receive about $ 565.6 million.



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