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U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the Deadline

U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the DeadlineU.K. lawmakers voted down May's deal with the European Union for a second time in just two months, with just 17 days to go before Brexit.



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U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the Deadline

U.K. Parliament Just Turned Down Another Brexit Deal 17 Days From the DeadlineU.K. lawmakers voted down May's deal with the European Union for a second time in just two months, with just 17 days to go before Brexit.



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Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ law

Lesbian couple turned away by Indiana tax preparer four years after Mike Pence signed anti-LGBTQ lawA married lesbian couple in Indiana were turned away by a tax preparer when they attempted to file their taxes jointly last week, making them one of many victims of the state’s anti-LGBTQ laws. Bailey and Samantha Brazzel got married last July and decided to file their taxes jointly for the first time. The couple went to Carter Tax Service in Russiaville to meet with Nancy Fivecoate, a tax preparer Ms Bailey used for the last four years.



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Tesla Model X owner caught sleeping on the highway with Autopilot turned on

Tesla Model X owner caught sleeping on the highway with Autopilot turned onA wild, if not disturbing, video that originally surfaced on Jalopnik shows a Tesla Model X owner taking a full-on snooze while his car drives down the highway. Tesla's Autopilot feature is of course activated but it's clearly not designed to let people fall asleep at the wheel. If anything, the Tesla driver in the video is so relaxed that he's not even at the wheel; he's full-on reclining.

The Model X in question was reportedly on a highway headed to Las Vegas and thankfully didn't get into any type of serious crash. Indeed, there have been cases where Tesla vehicles on Autopilot get into serious crashes even with a fully alert and attentive driver. Tesla, to its credit, began implementing safety measures around its Autopilot feature in response to Tesla owners abusing the feature in downright dangerous ways. In one widely circulated video that has since been removed from YouTube, a Model S owner a few years ago turned on Autopilot and actually went into the backseat while the Tesla handled all the driving.

The slo-mo video of the sleeping Tesla driver can be seen below.

While there's no denying that Tesla's Autopilot feature works well when used correctly — and has even been known to help save lives — some folks believe that the Autopilot name itself is misleading and can cause drivers to rely on the feature too heavily. A few months ago, for example, a consumer watchdog group penned a letter to the FTC arguing that the Autopilot name should be changed.

The letter reads in part:

> The marketing and advertising practices of Tesla, combined with Elon Musk's public statements, have made it reasonable for Tesla owners to believe, and act on that belief, that a Tesla with Autopilot is an autonomous vehicle capable of "self-driving
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> Tesla is the only automaker to market its Level 2 vehicles as "self-driving", and the name of its driver assistance suite of features, Autopilot, connotes full autonomy. In addition to these formal marketing and advertising ploys, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, frequently misleads and deceives consumers about Autopilot's safety and capabilities.

There's no indication, however, that Tesla will tweak the Autopilot name in the slightest. At the time of the aforementioned letter, a Tesla spokesperson said that Tesla owners have a "very clear understanding of what Autopilot is, how to properly use it, and what features it consists of."



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Retired Gen. Allen says Trump turned troop visit into 'political rally'

Retired Gen. Allen says Trump turned troop visit into 'political rally'A former top U.S. military commander criticized President Trump for turning his visit to an Iraqi air base into a “political rally” that improperly used U.S. troops for partisan purposes.



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Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. border

Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. borderPresident Trump’s order cracking down on asylum seekers at the southern border has been stayed by a federal judge, but a small group of determined migrants who made it through the border fence discovered that at least some Border Patrol agents appear to be enforcing it anyway. On the afternoon of Dec. 1, about 10 women and children, a small part of one of the caravans that traveled hundreds of miles through Mexico from Honduras, crossed the border fence near its western end on the beach near San Diego.



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Jerome Corsi Says He Turned Down Mueller Plea Deal

Jerome Corsi Says He Turned Down Mueller Plea DealReports over the weekend stated that Jerome Corsi, a longtime right-wing conspiracy theorist and associate of Roger Stone, was in plea negotiations with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. Click here to continue and read more…



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Police: Man shot woman at Walmart, later turned gun on self

Police: Man shot woman at Walmart, later turned gun on selfOCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 54-year-old man suspected of the fatal weekend shooting of a woman in a Walmart store in north Florida has been hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.



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A resourceful student turned to Tinder for help studying for her midterm

A resourceful student turned to Tinder for help studying for her midtermA student struggling with math turned to Tinder for last minute help.  College sophomore Maddi McMaster has taken calculus twice, and she was at her breaking point right before her midterm. "My strongest subject is definitely English," she said over Twitter DM. "I've always been terrible at math, so God knows why I chose an engineering degree when I first came to college."  She had "procrastinated with studying," and the high school junior who usually helped her out with homework wasn't on campus that late.  Mom: “How’s school going?” pic.twitter.com/EaWfBYUTB3 — Maddi McMaster (@maddibraps) November 8, 2018 SEE ALSO: Next time someone annoys you on Tinder, rock this Halloween 'ghosted' costume "After staring at the problems for 45 minutes, I realized there was just absolutely no way I was gonna figure them out," she explained. The online tutorials weren't helping much, and none of her friends had taken calculus before, either. So she hastily jotted down a sign that said, "I NEED HELP WITH CALCULUS" and made it her Tinder profile picture. Then she added a bio:  "I didn't actually meet up with anyone," she said. "But I had people message me offering help."  When her tweet went viral and ended up on the Minnesota Barstool account, random people DM'd on Instagram with help. "I'd say I knew a solid 50 percent of the material, but it's pretty much an enigma until I actually get a score back," she stressed. "So hopefully I somehow did better than that."  On the plus side, Maddi probably won't have to take calculus ever again — she's transferring into school's liberal arts department after this semester.  "I'm taking psychology courses which of course involve science," she explained. "But to me it's a more digestible version."  She admitted that she might resort to looking for tutors on Tinder again.  "Not that I'm planning on [it] but if there's another dire situation like this I'll definitely have to consider it," she joked. WATCH: Take a look inside an eerie abandoned school near Chernobyl — Sharp Science



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Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoon

Jack Ma: English teacher turned internet tycoonJack Ma was a cash-strapped Chinese entrepreneur and former English teacher when he convinced friends to give him $ 60,000 to start a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 1999. Almost two decades later, Alibaba is an internet juggernaut and Ma is among the world’s richest men, with a net worth of more than $ 40 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Alibaba Group includes Tmall.com for business-to-consumer transactions and Taobao, China’s most popular online consumer marketplace with hundreds of millions of products and services listed.



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