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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine, $35 (30% off) * 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, powered by AC or USB, volume control. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When you need a white noise machine to get to sleep faster (and better), you really need a white noise machine. So this is your chance to grab one with a 4.5-star average rating from nearly 6,000 reviewers. And since Scouted editor Jillian Lucas says she’ll never leave home without the highly-rated mini version of the LectroFan, you know this deal is worth checking out. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine, $35 (30% off) * 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, powered by AC or USB, volume control. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When you need a white noise machine to get to sleep faster (and better), you really need a white noise machine. So this is your chance to grab one with a 4.5-star average rating from nearly 6,000 reviewers. And since Scouted editor Jillian Lucas says she’ll never leave home without the highly-rated mini version of the LectroFan, you know this deal is worth checking out. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyA former steel industry lobbyist overseeing President Trump’s crackdown on steel imports has been placed in charge of an industry-driven system for adjudicating trade disputes that his former clients have used to attempt to kneecap their foreign competitors.Gilbert Kaplan was confirmed last year to be the Commerce Department’s undersecretary for international trade despite a lengthy track record as a lobbyist for the industries he was put in charge of regulating. Kaplan was a Commerce trade official in the Reagan administration before a long stint as an industry lobbyist, during which he represented some of the nation’s largest steel and aluminum companies and trade associations—some of which are now using the bureaucracy that Kaplan oversees to ensure that Trump administration tariffs are imposed on potential competitors.The arrangement has drawn scrutiny from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren wrote to Commerce ethics officials last week with a number of probing questions about Kaplan’s position atop the department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and other potential conflicts involving Nazak Nikakhtar, the acting head of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and a former steel industry lawyer.“It is disturbing that the head of ITA and the Acting head of BIS are former industry insiders who either represented or lobbied for companies in the steel industry and that these two individuals are now responsible for steel tariff decisions worth millions of dollars that involve former clients or clients of their previous employers,” Warren wrote in a Thursday letter shared with The Daily Beast.Commerce confirmed that it received Warren’s letter but disputed her characterizations of potential ethics violations. “Both Acting Under Secretary Nikakhtar and Under Secretary Kaplan are in compliance with their ethics agreements,” a department spokesman told The Daily Beast in an email.Warren’s concerns center on a bureaucratic process for exempting certain products from Trump administration tariffs imposed against steel and aluminum imports in the name of national security. The March 2018 presidential order imposing those tariffs allowed Commerce to exempt specific products if those products are insufficiently available domestically and if their importation does not threaten national security.The order directed Commerce to set up a systematized way for companies to lodge exclusion requests and for the department to adjudicate them. That system was unveiled a day before Kaplan officially joined the department. It allowed for companies to submit official requests for exclusion, which would then be granted or denied by BIS, in consultation with ITA.The system quickly went off the rails. Commerce expected about 4,500 total exclusion requests. In the first year, it received more than 78,000, creating a huge backlog. The partial government shutdown in December and January exacerbated the problem; Commerce stopped processing exclusion requests altogether as huge segments of its staff were furloughed.The backlog created a need to streamline the process, and Commerce came up with a system that, while designed to reduce the agency’s workload and hence its backlog of requests, effectively allows industry to scuttle requests to exempt certain products regardless of the merits of the requests.“The process for awarding exemptions appears to be arbitrary, opaque, and subject to political favoritism,” according to Warren.That process allows for official objections to exclusion requests. Requests that don’t receive objections proceed immediately to a decision process on the request. Those that do receive objections have to undergo an additional period of examination, during which Commerce officials ostensibly weigh the merits of the objection and the underlying exclusion request. Those findings then inform a final decision on the exclusion.That additional examination frequently means that decisions on exclusion requests are put off for months, if they’re made at all. Commerce’s inspector general examined the exclusion objection request process starting late last year. In a report issued this month, the IG found that simply lodging an objection often creates enough red tape to hamstring an objection request, while those that do not receive an objection are processed and approved at a far higher rate.“In fact,” as Warren summed up the findings, “the IG found that completed requests without objections were over 11 times more likely to receive an approval than requests that received an objection and that less than half a percent of requests with an objection received an approval.”Put simply, the process has allowed industry representatives to prevent or significantly delay exemption requests simply by submitting an objection. The cumbersome bureaucratic process created by Commerce to administer tariff exclusions can therefore be extremely beneficial for companies that submit those objections, regardless of their merits.Kaplan’s ITA is in charge of reviewing objections and sharing its recommendations with Nikakhtar’s BIS, which then decides whether to grant an exclusion. It’s therefore noteworthy, Warren wrote, that thousands of objection requests have been lodged by companies and organizations previously represented by both of those officials.Upon taking office, Kaplan, a former lobbyist with the firm King & Spalding, signed an ethics agreement stipulating that he would not “participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which I know King & Spalding is a party or represents a party,” unless he received a waiver of applicable ethics rules.According to documentation on file with the Office of Government Ethics, Kaplan had not received such a waiver as of May 2018. But as he administers the system for tariff exclusions and objections to those exclusions, King & Spalding has continued lobbying for steel pipe manufacturer Zekelman—also a high-dollar donor to a leading pro-Trump political group—on issues including “Section 232 investigation on steel.” Section 232 refers to the national security tariff authority under which Commerce has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs.Trump’s Turbulent Tariff Policy Has Been Nirvana for K StreetMeanwhile, Zekelman has filed “almost 400 objections—for over 800 million kilograms of potential steel imports,” according to Warren’s letter, through the precise Section 232 exclusion objection process that Kaplan’s agency is overseeing. And while those objections have the effect of gumming up the bureaucratic machinery, often to the benefit of companies filing objections, Kaplan has also proactively ruled in favor of at least one of Zekelman’s exclusion objections.The single largest source of those objections, according to Warren’s letter, has been the company U.S. Steel, which is responsible for about 20 percent of all Section 232 objections submitted to Commerce since last year. And Cassidy Levy Kent, the law firm at which Nikakhtar was a partner prior to joining Commerce, represents U.S. Steel in legal matters involving federal trade policy. Nikakhtar’s ethics agreement contains language similar to Kaplan’s with respect to her prior employer. And as with Kaplan, there is no record of her receiving any waiver that would allow her to circumvent that pledge.Warren’s letter to Commerce was based on her office’s investigation of the public record of tariff exclusions and objections to them. But the letter also highlights how Trump administration policies have prevented the public and congressional overseers from gleaning information about the ethics rules governing former industry officials that land in important policymaking roles.A week after taking office, Trump issued an executive order imposing a new ethics pledge on all incoming administration officials. It was largely modeled off of a similar pledge imposed by President Obama. But it also differed in significant ways that have allowed industry insiders to assume senior administration positions. Under the Obama version, for instance, no one who lobbied a given federal agency could, for two years, seek or accept employment at that same agency. Trump’s ethics pledge omitted that provision entirely.The Obama administration also made a point to post publicly copies of ethics pledge waivers granted to senior administration officials. The Trump White House has posted waivers granted to West Wing employees on its website, but there is no central repository of waivers granted to officials at other federal agencies.That makes questions such as Warren’s necessary to understand the full extent to which Trump has circumvented his own pledge to “drain the swamp.” Among her questions to Commerce are whether Kaplan or Nikakhtar have received waivers since last year—information that, under Trump’s predecessor, would already have been public.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Trump Officials Oversee Trade Rules Gamed by Former Clients
Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettyA former steel industry lobbyist overseeing President Trump’s crackdown on steel imports has been placed in charge of an industry-driven system for adjudicating trade disputes that his former clients have used to attempt to kneecap their foreign competitors.Gilbert Kaplan was confirmed last year to be the Commerce Department’s undersecretary for international trade despite a lengthy track record as a lobbyist for the industries he was put in charge of regulating. Kaplan was a Commerce trade official in the Reagan administration before a long stint as an industry lobbyist, during which he represented some of the nation’s largest steel and aluminum companies and trade associations—some of which are now using the bureaucracy that Kaplan oversees to ensure that Trump administration tariffs are imposed on potential competitors.The arrangement has drawn scrutiny from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren wrote to Commerce ethics officials last week with a number of probing questions about Kaplan’s position atop the department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and other potential conflicts involving Nazak Nikakhtar, the acting head of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and a former steel industry lawyer.“It is disturbing that the head of ITA and the Acting head of BIS are former industry insiders who either represented or lobbied for companies in the steel industry and that these two individuals are now responsible for steel tariff decisions worth millions of dollars that involve former clients or clients of their previous employers,” Warren wrote in a Thursday letter shared with The Daily Beast.Commerce confirmed that it received Warren’s letter but disputed her characterizations of potential ethics violations. “Both Acting Under Secretary Nikakhtar and Under Secretary Kaplan are in compliance with their ethics agreements,” a department spokesman told The Daily Beast in an email.Warren’s concerns center on a bureaucratic process for exempting certain products from Trump administration tariffs imposed against steel and aluminum imports in the name of national security. The March 2018 presidential order imposing those tariffs allowed Commerce to exempt specific products if those products are insufficiently available domestically and if their importation does not threaten national security.The order directed Commerce to set up a systematized way for companies to lodge exclusion requests and for the department to adjudicate them. That system was unveiled a day before Kaplan officially joined the department. It allowed for companies to submit official requests for exclusion, which would then be granted or denied by BIS, in consultation with ITA.The system quickly went off the rails. Commerce expected about 4,500 total exclusion requests. In the first year, it received more than 78,000, creating a huge backlog. The partial government shutdown in December and January exacerbated the problem; Commerce stopped processing exclusion requests altogether as huge segments of its staff were furloughed.The backlog created a need to streamline the process, and Commerce came up with a system that, while designed to reduce the agency’s workload and hence its backlog of requests, effectively allows industry to scuttle requests to exempt certain products regardless of the merits of the requests.“The process for awarding exemptions appears to be arbitrary, opaque, and subject to political favoritism,” according to Warren.That process allows for official objections to exclusion requests. Requests that don’t receive objections proceed immediately to a decision process on the request. Those that do receive objections have to undergo an additional period of examination, during which Commerce officials ostensibly weigh the merits of the objection and the underlying exclusion request. Those findings then inform a final decision on the exclusion.That additional examination frequently means that decisions on exclusion requests are put off for months, if they’re made at all. Commerce’s inspector general examined the exclusion objection request process starting late last year. In a report issued this month, the IG found that simply lodging an objection often creates enough red tape to hamstring an objection request, while those that do not receive an objection are processed and approved at a far higher rate.“In fact,” as Warren summed up the findings, “the IG found that completed requests without objections were over 11 times more likely to receive an approval than requests that received an objection and that less than half a percent of requests with an objection received an approval.”Put simply, the process has allowed industry representatives to prevent or significantly delay exemption requests simply by submitting an objection. The cumbersome bureaucratic process created by Commerce to administer tariff exclusions can therefore be extremely beneficial for companies that submit those objections, regardless of their merits.Kaplan’s ITA is in charge of reviewing objections and sharing its recommendations with Nikakhtar’s BIS, which then decides whether to grant an exclusion. It’s therefore noteworthy, Warren wrote, that thousands of objection requests have been lodged by companies and organizations previously represented by both of those officials.Upon taking office, Kaplan, a former lobbyist with the firm King & Spalding, signed an ethics agreement stipulating that he would not “participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which I know King & Spalding is a party or represents a party,” unless he received a waiver of applicable ethics rules.According to documentation on file with the Office of Government Ethics, Kaplan had not received such a waiver as of May 2018. But as he administers the system for tariff exclusions and objections to those exclusions, King & Spalding has continued lobbying for steel pipe manufacturer Zekelman—also a high-dollar donor to a leading pro-Trump political group—on issues including “Section 232 investigation on steel.” Section 232 refers to the national security tariff authority under which Commerce has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs.Trump’s Turbulent Tariff Policy Has Been Nirvana for K StreetMeanwhile, Zekelman has filed “almost 400 objections—for over 800 million kilograms of potential steel imports,” according to Warren’s letter, through the precise Section 232 exclusion objection process that Kaplan’s agency is overseeing. And while those objections have the effect of gumming up the bureaucratic machinery, often to the benefit of companies filing objections, Kaplan has also proactively ruled in favor of at least one of Zekelman’s exclusion objections.The single largest source of those objections, according to Warren’s letter, has been the company U.S. Steel, which is responsible for about 20 percent of all Section 232 objections submitted to Commerce since last year. And Cassidy Levy Kent, the law firm at which Nikakhtar was a partner prior to joining Commerce, represents U.S. Steel in legal matters involving federal trade policy. Nikakhtar’s ethics agreement contains language similar to Kaplan’s with respect to her prior employer. And as with Kaplan, there is no record of her receiving any waiver that would allow her to circumvent that pledge.Warren’s letter to Commerce was based on her office’s investigation of the public record of tariff exclusions and objections to them. But the letter also highlights how Trump administration policies have prevented the public and congressional overseers from gleaning information about the ethics rules governing former industry officials that land in important policymaking roles.A week after taking office, Trump issued an executive order imposing a new ethics pledge on all incoming administration officials. It was largely modeled off of a similar pledge imposed by President Obama. But it also differed in significant ways that have allowed industry insiders to assume senior administration positions. Under the Obama version, for instance, no one who lobbied a given federal agency could, for two years, seek or accept employment at that same agency. Trump’s ethics pledge omitted that provision entirely.The Obama administration also made a point to post publicly copies of ethics pledge waivers granted to senior administration officials. The Trump White House has posted waivers granted to West Wing employees on its website, but there is no central repository of waivers granted to officials at other federal agencies.That makes questions such as Warren’s necessary to understand the full extent to which Trump has circumvented his own pledge to “drain the swamp.” Among her questions to Commerce are whether Kaplan or Nikakhtar have received waivers since last year—information that, under Trump’s predecessor, would already have been public.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastJeffrey Epstein is the Citizen Kane of convicted sex criminals, a mega-rich monster for whom a single word resonates back into childhood, just as Rosebud did with the central character in the classic movie.The mansion that Jeffrey Epstein is expected to offer as collateral at a bail hearing on Monday afternoon is owned by a corporation that he created.“Maple, Inc.,” reads the name on New York City property records.The significance of that chosen name is announced by the street sign at the top of the block in a gated community on Coney Island where Epstein was raised.Michael Daly/The Daily Beast“MAPLE Ave.” The foot of the block is closed off by a chain link fence topped by razor wire and a sign that has taken on new meaning of late.“DEAD END.” Michael Daly/The Daily BeastThe three-story house at 3742 Maple Ave. is itself bigger than many of the others on the block, but it was divided into three apartments. The Epsteins rented the middle one. Jeffrey was the older of the two children and he was nicknamed Bear. His brother, Mark, was two years younger. Mark was nicknamed Puggie. Michael Daly/The Daily BeastThe father, Seymour, was the son of immigrants and started out working alongside his own father as a laborer in home demolition. Seymour then got a job with the city Parks Department, picking up litter. His former neighbors remember he had a stutter.The mother, Pauline, was also the child of immigrants. She worked as a school aide. She and her husband are remembered by former neighbors as quiet and humble.“They were so gentle, the most gentle people,” a former neighbor says. “Simple. The most simple people in the world.”Jeffrey Epstein Dodged Questions About Sex With His Dalton Prep-School StudentsThe former neighbor—who asked not to be identified by name—expressed continuing amazement that such a couple produced a math whiz such as Jeffrey.“From simple to genius,” the former neighbor said. “How does that gene come in to play?”The former neighbor and his brother disagree as to whether Jeffrey joined in the stickball games on the block. They agree that he was quiet.“He was a little nerdy boy,” the former neighbor said.A woman who grew up on the block recalled on Facebook that she and Jeffrey played punch ball in front of his house and in a local schoolyard.“He was just an average boy, very smart in math, slightly overweight, freckles, always smiling,” she posted. “There was absolutely no indication at that time of the vile, disturbed man that he was to become.”The fence at the foot of the block marked a perimeter that signified wealth and privilege when Sea Gate was founded at the end of the 19th century. Fabulously wealthy families with names such as Vanderbilt and Morgan and Dodge kept homes within this 90-acre enclave. The yacht club building was designed by Sanford White.Michael Daly/The Daily BeastBut by the 1960s, Sea Gate was largely home to working-class people such as the Epsteins. The fence had become a protective barrier against urban blight and its accompanying dangers. Coney Island had been transformed from a summertime paradise to a crime-plagued ghetto with the help of real estate developer Fred Trump, who actively arranged for welfare recipients to move into what had been holiday bungalows. That caused residents of the year-round homes to flee, some of them to apartments at the new Trump Village that the developer had been having difficulty filling.How Donald’s Dad Fred Trump Tried to Kill Coney IslandStreet criminals still managed to cut through the chain link occasionally, but Sea Gate had its own private police force to patrol the streets and man the two gates, admitting only residents and guests. Sea Gate thereby remained an exclusive community in the sense that outsiders—particularly of the black and Hispanic variety—were excluded.That caused Jeffrey Epstein and the other “Sea Gate kids” to be viewed as snobs by some of their classmates beyond the fence. He attended Public School 188 four blocks down Neptune Avenue from one of the gates, with the fence and gatehouses a constant reminder than not just everybody could pass through. He went on to Mark Twain Junior High School nearby. Sea Gate kids had previously attended Lincoln High School just beyond the other end of Coney Island. But Lincoln filled with kids from the newly opened Trump Village. And Jeffrey Epstein was in the second class of Sea Gate residents who began going to Lafayette High School in Bensonhurst. “They were kind of like the rich kids,” a non-Seagate classmate named Sam Himmelstein told the Daily Beast.Epstein was a member of the math team, which competed with other schools in solving advanced problems in trigonometry, algebra, and calculus.“It’s not normal math you get in a classroom,” teammate David Brathurst told The Daily Beast. “It’s brain-wracking, put it that way.”Neither Brathurst nor other members of team interviewed by The Daily Beast had particular recollections of Epstein.“There's nothing real memorable,” said teammate Andy Hom. “He was on the team, but didn’t compete much.”Epstein did share a social designation with the rest of the team.“We were sort of classified as nerds,” Brathurst said.In the math team photo in the 1969 yearbook, the other members seem delighted to be in the picture. Epstein stands at the far edge, gazing downward while the others beam into the camera. He seems ill at ease even among his fellow math whizzes.The same remoteness is evident in Epstein’s solo yearbook picture. He again gazes slightly down and away, as if he needed to be inflated with something before becoming fully himself. He signed the yearbook of one female classmate, who would only vaguely remember him.“Love, Jeffrey,” he had written.Everything You Need to Know About the Jeffrey Epstein CaseEpstein went on to study at Cooper Union and then New York University without receiving a degree. He nonetheless was able to teach math at the private Dalton School, where kids really were rich and snobby. He is said by The New York Times to have worn a fur coat and a shirt opened at the neck to reveal a gold chain.In other words, he dressed as he might have had he been one of the cool kids back in his own high school. He is also said by the Times to have attended Dalton parties. All of which brings to mind another convicted sex offender, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who used a high school picture as his Twitter profile photo.Apparently, connections that Epstein made during his short tenure at Dalton enabled him to move on to Wall Street, where team-level math was beginning to enable some whizzes to amass considerable fortunes.In the mid-1970s, Epstein was doing well enough that he traveled about with a limo and a driver. His money may have helped him attract a woman his age from Coney Island who was lively and very pretty. But he had also acquired a quality that she was unable to abide.“She said she just couldn’t handle his arrogance,” her friend, Bernard Laffer, told The Daily Beast.The woman broke off whatever connection she had with Epstein.“I guess he was a little obsessed with her, following her around,” Laffer recalled.The woman went on a date with Laffer, then a twentysomething law student who could only afford to squire her by city bus. They thus crossed Brooklyn from Coney Island to the Kingsway movie theater on Kings Highway.After the movie, Laffer and the woman emerged to see Epstein at the curb beside his chauffeured limo. “He kind of confronted her,” Laffer recalled. “I kept saying, ‘Leave her alone.’ He said, ’This is none of your business.’”Epstein started becoming what Laffer terms “a little animated.”“So, I pushed him out of the way,” Laffer remembered. Laffer was an athlete who had grown up not in Sea Gate, but the housing projects of Coney Island.“I said, ‘I hope you’re paying your limo driver well, because when I start beating your ass, he’s going to have to jump in,’” Laffer remembers.Epstein retreated into the back of his limo and rode off.“I think he probably gave me the finger, [and] said, ‘You’ll regret it,’ or something like that,” Laffer recalled. “What was he going to do?”Epstein went on to far greater wealth. His new pals came to include Donald Trump, whose father had devastated Coney Island so as to fill an apartment complex, triggering an influx at one high school and thereby causing Epstein to attend another.Epstein is said to have retained a number of friends from Sea Gate days, at least until he became a registered sex offender. Four of them were contacted by The Daily Beast. None would speak on the record. Some years ago, Epstein was to have attended a casual Sea Gate reunion at the Blue Smoke Barbecue Restaurant in Manhattan. “However, he decided to take a flyer on it, figuratively and literally, and Jet down to his Private Island, aboard his Private Jet, in order to dodge a Nor'Easter that was forecast to hit New York City,” a participant afterward wrote in a Facebook post. The participant reported that Epstein called one of his better Sea Gate buddies and said he would have his secretary drop off a video camera.“For the purpose of [the buddy] being Jeff Epstein's ‘videographer’ for capturing the highlights of our informal reunion,” the participant further recalled. “Our friend did the table shots and then took quotes from the attendees and when he got to me, my comment was, ‘Jeff, sorry you couldn't make the reunion; it's very nice. It seems to me that with all of your wealth, you have proven that Class and Grace cannot be purchased and you clearly lack both, having your good friend videotape the reunion for your private viewing pleasure. If you had any Class whatsoever, you would have had your Personal Assistant perform the Videography and offered to pick up the check for this evening’s gathering.’”The participant added, “My Wife, sitting next to me was punching me on my Legs under the table, but she knows now that I was right to speak my mind.”The participant was referring to Epstein’s subsequent conviction in Florida for sex crimes involving underage girls. Epstein got an unconscionable deal such as only money and influence could secure. But he has since been arrested on new, federal charges in Manhattan. His lawyers are actually whining that he is being treated unfairly because he is rich and well-connected.The new case has refocused attention on Epstein’s assets, including a private jet sometimes referred to in the press as “the Lolita Express.” Flight manifests show that along with a number of girls, Epstein flew his mother on the plane on several occasions.Bill Clinton: I Flew With Jeffrey Epstein but Knew ‘Nothing’ About ‘Terrible Crimes’Online records show that Paula Epstein died at the age of 85 in 2004, a year before police in Florida began investigating her elder son for victimizing underage girls. Records indicate Seymour Epstein died in 1991, aged 75. Both parents seem to have been spared knowing that their brilliant elder son would end up widely reviled as a monster.There remains the other son, Mark, who has offered his own home to help his brother make bail. Former neighbors on Maple Avenue have only good things to say about the Epstein they still call Puggie. They report that he went ran a business silk-screening T-shirts and then went into real estate and for a time served as chairman of the board at Cooper Union. Maybe it would be unfair to read anything into him having also incorporated a business called Saint Model and Talent.The current residents of 3742 Maple could not have anticipated any irony when they placed three mosaic circles emblazoned with words that should guide everybody.“BELIEVE.”“HOPE.”“PEACE” If “Maple” is a kind of real-life “Rosebud,” for Jeffrey Epstein, then maybe his money is not the root of all his evil. Maybe Epstein’s particular evil is not just rooted in his wealth and the arrogance it engendered, but in whatever happened in those years while he was raised on Maple Avenue by a mother and father who seemed to their neighbors to harbor only humility and decency.Whatever the answer, there is a portent at the end of the block in that chain linked fence topped by razor wire and that sign reading “DEAD END.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Epstein’s Coney Island Days: From Math Nerd to ‘Arrogant’ Prick
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastJeffrey Epstein is the Citizen Kane of convicted sex criminals, a mega-rich monster for whom a single word resonates back into childhood, just as Rosebud did with the central character in the classic movie.The mansion that Jeffrey Epstein is expected to offer as collateral at a bail hearing on Monday afternoon is owned by a corporation that he created.“Maple, Inc.,” reads the name on New York City property records.The significance of that chosen name is announced by the street sign at the top of the block in a gated community on Coney Island where Epstein was raised.Michael Daly/The Daily Beast“MAPLE Ave.” The foot of the block is closed off by a chain link fence topped by razor wire and a sign that has taken on new meaning of late.“DEAD END.” Michael Daly/The Daily BeastThe three-story house at 3742 Maple Ave. is itself bigger than many of the others on the block, but it was divided into three apartments. The Epsteins rented the middle one. Jeffrey was the older of the two children and he was nicknamed Bear. His brother, Mark, was two years younger. Mark was nicknamed Puggie. Michael Daly/The Daily BeastThe father, Seymour, was the son of immigrants and started out working alongside his own father as a laborer in home demolition. Seymour then got a job with the city Parks Department, picking up litter. His former neighbors remember he had a stutter.The mother, Pauline, was also the child of immigrants. She worked as a school aide. She and her husband are remembered by former neighbors as quiet and humble.“They were so gentle, the most gentle people,” a former neighbor says. “Simple. The most simple people in the world.”Jeffrey Epstein Dodged Questions About Sex With His Dalton Prep-School StudentsThe former neighbor—who asked not to be identified by name—expressed continuing amazement that such a couple produced a math whiz such as Jeffrey.“From simple to genius,” the former neighbor said. “How does that gene come in to play?”The former neighbor and his brother disagree as to whether Jeffrey joined in the stickball games on the block. They agree that he was quiet.“He was a little nerdy boy,” the former neighbor said.A woman who grew up on the block recalled on Facebook that she and Jeffrey played punch ball in front of his house and in a local schoolyard.“He was just an average boy, very smart in math, slightly overweight, freckles, always smiling,” she posted. “There was absolutely no indication at that time of the vile, disturbed man that he was to become.”The fence at the foot of the block marked a perimeter that signified wealth and privilege when Sea Gate was founded at the end of the 19th century. Fabulously wealthy families with names such as Vanderbilt and Morgan and Dodge kept homes within this 90-acre enclave. The yacht club building was designed by Sanford White.Michael Daly/The Daily BeastBut by the 1960s, Sea Gate was largely home to working-class people such as the Epsteins. The fence had become a protective barrier against urban blight and its accompanying dangers. Coney Island had been transformed from a summertime paradise to a crime-plagued ghetto with the help of real estate developer Fred Trump, who actively arranged for welfare recipients to move into what had been holiday bungalows. That caused residents of the year-round homes to flee, some of them to apartments at the new Trump Village that the developer had been having difficulty filling.How Donald’s Dad Fred Trump Tried to Kill Coney IslandStreet criminals still managed to cut through the chain link occasionally, but Sea Gate had its own private police force to patrol the streets and man the two gates, admitting only residents and guests. Sea Gate thereby remained an exclusive community in the sense that outsiders—particularly of the black and Hispanic variety—were excluded.That caused Jeffrey Epstein and the other “Sea Gate kids” to be viewed as snobs by some of their classmates beyond the fence. He attended Public School 188 four blocks down Neptune Avenue from one of the gates, with the fence and gatehouses a constant reminder than not just everybody could pass through. He went on to Mark Twain Junior High School nearby. Sea Gate kids had previously attended Lincoln High School just beyond the other end of Coney Island. But Lincoln filled with kids from the newly opened Trump Village. And Jeffrey Epstein was in the second class of Sea Gate residents who began going to Lafayette High School in Bensonhurst. “They were kind of like the rich kids,” a non-Seagate classmate named Sam Himmelstein told the Daily Beast.Epstein was a member of the math team, which competed with other schools in solving advanced problems in trigonometry, algebra, and calculus.“It’s not normal math you get in a classroom,” teammate David Brathurst told The Daily Beast. “It’s brain-wracking, put it that way.”Neither Brathurst nor other members of team interviewed by The Daily Beast had particular recollections of Epstein.“There's nothing real memorable,” said teammate Andy Hom. “He was on the team, but didn’t compete much.”Epstein did share a social designation with the rest of the team.“We were sort of classified as nerds,” Brathurst said.In the math team photo in the 1969 yearbook, the other members seem delighted to be in the picture. Epstein stands at the far edge, gazing downward while the others beam into the camera. He seems ill at ease even among his fellow math whizzes.The same remoteness is evident in Epstein’s solo yearbook picture. He again gazes slightly down and away, as if he needed to be inflated with something before becoming fully himself. He signed the yearbook of one female classmate, who would only vaguely remember him.“Love, Jeffrey,” he had written.Everything You Need to Know About the Jeffrey Epstein CaseEpstein went on to study at Cooper Union and then New York University without receiving a degree. He nonetheless was able to teach math at the private Dalton School, where kids really were rich and snobby. He is said by The New York Times to have worn a fur coat and a shirt opened at the neck to reveal a gold chain.In other words, he dressed as he might have had he been one of the cool kids back in his own high school. He is also said by the Times to have attended Dalton parties. All of which brings to mind another convicted sex offender, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who used a high school picture as his Twitter profile photo.Apparently, connections that Epstein made during his short tenure at Dalton enabled him to move on to Wall Street, where team-level math was beginning to enable some whizzes to amass considerable fortunes.In the mid-1970s, Epstein was doing well enough that he traveled about with a limo and a driver. His money may have helped him attract a woman his age from Coney Island who was lively and very pretty. But he had also acquired a quality that she was unable to abide.“She said she just couldn’t handle his arrogance,” her friend, Bernard Laffer, told The Daily Beast.The woman broke off whatever connection she had with Epstein.“I guess he was a little obsessed with her, following her around,” Laffer recalled.The woman went on a date with Laffer, then a twentysomething law student who could only afford to squire her by city bus. They thus crossed Brooklyn from Coney Island to the Kingsway movie theater on Kings Highway.After the movie, Laffer and the woman emerged to see Epstein at the curb beside his chauffeured limo. “He kind of confronted her,” Laffer recalled. “I kept saying, ‘Leave her alone.’ He said, ’This is none of your business.’”Epstein started becoming what Laffer terms “a little animated.”“So, I pushed him out of the way,” Laffer remembered. Laffer was an athlete who had grown up not in Sea Gate, but the housing projects of Coney Island.“I said, ‘I hope you’re paying your limo driver well, because when I start beating your ass, he’s going to have to jump in,’” Laffer remembers.Epstein retreated into the back of his limo and rode off.“I think he probably gave me the finger, [and] said, ‘You’ll regret it,’ or something like that,” Laffer recalled. “What was he going to do?”Epstein went on to far greater wealth. His new pals came to include Donald Trump, whose father had devastated Coney Island so as to fill an apartment complex, triggering an influx at one high school and thereby causing Epstein to attend another.Epstein is said to have retained a number of friends from Sea Gate days, at least until he became a registered sex offender. Four of them were contacted by The Daily Beast. None would speak on the record. Some years ago, Epstein was to have attended a casual Sea Gate reunion at the Blue Smoke Barbecue Restaurant in Manhattan. “However, he decided to take a flyer on it, figuratively and literally, and Jet down to his Private Island, aboard his Private Jet, in order to dodge a Nor'Easter that was forecast to hit New York City,” a participant afterward wrote in a Facebook post. The participant reported that Epstein called one of his better Sea Gate buddies and said he would have his secretary drop off a video camera.“For the purpose of [the buddy] being Jeff Epstein's ‘videographer’ for capturing the highlights of our informal reunion,” the participant further recalled. “Our friend did the table shots and then took quotes from the attendees and when he got to me, my comment was, ‘Jeff, sorry you couldn't make the reunion; it's very nice. It seems to me that with all of your wealth, you have proven that Class and Grace cannot be purchased and you clearly lack both, having your good friend videotape the reunion for your private viewing pleasure. If you had any Class whatsoever, you would have had your Personal Assistant perform the Videography and offered to pick up the check for this evening’s gathering.’”The participant added, “My Wife, sitting next to me was punching me on my Legs under the table, but she knows now that I was right to speak my mind.”The participant was referring to Epstein’s subsequent conviction in Florida for sex crimes involving underage girls. Epstein got an unconscionable deal such as only money and influence could secure. But he has since been arrested on new, federal charges in Manhattan. His lawyers are actually whining that he is being treated unfairly because he is rich and well-connected.The new case has refocused attention on Epstein’s assets, including a private jet sometimes referred to in the press as “the Lolita Express.” Flight manifests show that along with a number of girls, Epstein flew his mother on the plane on several occasions.Bill Clinton: I Flew With Jeffrey Epstein but Knew ‘Nothing’ About ‘Terrible Crimes’Online records show that Paula Epstein died at the age of 85 in 2004, a year before police in Florida began investigating her elder son for victimizing underage girls. Records indicate Seymour Epstein died in 1991, aged 75. Both parents seem to have been spared knowing that their brilliant elder son would end up widely reviled as a monster.There remains the other son, Mark, who has offered his own home to help his brother make bail. Former neighbors on Maple Avenue have only good things to say about the Epstein they still call Puggie. They report that he went ran a business silk-screening T-shirts and then went into real estate and for a time served as chairman of the board at Cooper Union. Maybe it would be unfair to read anything into him having also incorporated a business called Saint Model and Talent.The current residents of 3742 Maple could not have anticipated any irony when they placed three mosaic circles emblazoned with words that should guide everybody.“BELIEVE.”“HOPE.”“PEACE” If “Maple” is a kind of real-life “Rosebud,” for Jeffrey Epstein, then maybe his money is not the root of all his evil. Maybe Epstein’s particular evil is not just rooted in his wealth and the arrogance it engendered, but in whatever happened in those years while he was raised on Maple Avenue by a mother and father who seemed to their neighbors to harbor only humility and decency.Whatever the answer, there is a portent at the end of the block in that chain linked fence topped by razor wire and that sign reading “DEAD END.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Tasia Jensen/The Daily BeastE. Jean Carroll is considering pursuing legal action against President Trump, she has told The Daily Beast.Carroll recently hit the headlines when she claimed that Trump raped her in Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-’90s. The alleged assault occurred long before New York lifted its statute of limitations against rape, but Carroll said she is “thinking about hiring a really smart attorney” to pursue legal action against Trump. “I hadn’t thought about pressing charges, but now people are convincing me that it's smart,” she told The Daily Beast. “If I get a really smart attorney, we might be able to get around [the statute]. I’ll be exploring it.”Hours after her allegations broke on June 21, Carroll appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. The MSNBC host asked if Carroll planned on filing charges; she said she would not. “I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” Carroll explained. Carroll was speaking on Sunday after leading a group of women through the streets of New York City on her Hideous Men Walking Tour. She greeted her guests looking like a swashbuckling hero in equestrian pants, dark riding boots, carrying a white flag blazoned with her family’s crest. Carroll was not there to talk chivalry—ticket-holders have come to spend their Sunday tracing the alleged misdeeds of modern day villains from Matt Lauer and Woody Allen to “3,000 pound serial rapist” Harvey Weinstein. Of course, many have schlepped to Bergdorf Goodman, which serves as Carroll’s trailhead, after reading her book excerpt accusing Trump of assaulting her there. Carroll began the free tour by detailing the beginning of the attack—only referring to Trump violating an unnamed “woman”—but she stopped short of recounting the full event. She then directed anyone who still has not heard of her rape claims in full to read her new book, What Do We Need Men For? (It is the only time the writer name-drops her release.)But for every reptilian abuser who has “pestered, hounded, rogered, or underpaid” a woman, Carroll celebrates the female heroes who expose these dreadful men. Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has “the goddess Julie K. Brown,” who doggedly investigated his crimes in a Miami Herald series. R. Kelly’s numerous victims got their day in court courtesy of filmmaker Dream Hampton, who produced a widely watched documentary series tracing his many abuses. E. Jean Carroll Is Not the ‘Perfect’ Victim. That Doesn’t Make Her a Liar.And Trump, of course, faces a deluge of accusers—Carroll is the twenty-fourth woman to come forward with claims of misconduct. “It is not hard to come forward and tell your story,” Carroll told The Daily Beast at an Irish bar near Rockefeller Center after her tour, over a glass of Guinness and bowl of split pea soup. “More women should do it, but they can’t because they’ll lose their jobs, their husbands will lose their jobs, or their kids will get ostracized at school. I don’t have any of that, because I don’t give a shit.” Carroll said she was able to ignore the “ridiculous troll farms” who malign her online. But as she told The Guardian late last week, such vitriol has inspired her to put ammo in the gun she’s “always” had. (“It’s hilarious to pull out when I talk to friends,” Carroll said, miming a pistol with her fingers.)“I’m not really fighting,” she said in the next breath, noting the family of black bears that live near her cabin in upstate New York, located about two hours from the city. “I’ve got the bear in the yard. If someone comes, Mama Bear will say, ‘Step over here and you’re a dead man.’ I’m protected. This is great! I don’t even need a gun.” Though MeToo has amplified awareness of the Hideous Men among us, Carroll believes real change has been slow. “Not many women have come forward,” she said. “They’re coming forward on Twitter, which is not coming forward. It’s excellent, but it means diddly squat. It enlivens everyone but only for a day.”To really make a difference, according to Carroll, women have to “go out on the streets—go up to your boss, call the police,” and report offenders. Carroll is now considering doing just that with her own accusations, which were first published in New York magazine, accompanied by a cover shot by Amanda Demme, Carroll wearing the same Donna Karan coat dress she said Trump assaulted her in. “It’s a Donna Karan beautiful wool coat dress—would you have thrown it away?” she replied, when asked why she kept it, unworn, in her closet for 20 years. “I could never throw that away. I haven’t been able to wear it, but I bought stock in Donna Karan’s company when she went public.”Despite the dark subject matter Carroll deals these days, she remains quick to laugh and unsinkable, with a plucky point of view and penchant for throwing out high-fives (sometimes to total strangers on the street). She’s a MeToo cheerleader, but she also gleefully romanticizes the “good old days, way before [the movement], when everyone was screwing everyone at Rolling Stone.” It was, in her words, “fabulous.” Carroll wants Trump out of the White House, preferably replaced by a woman. “I secretly think that Oprah is the only one who could beat him,” she said. “The [nominee] would need to be famous—they’ve never heard of Warren or Harris in Arkansas. Maybe Ellen [DeGeneres].”Carroll will continue to hold her Hideous Men tours for select Sunday evenings until early October; she plans to stop when it gets cold outside. After that, “I think we’ll go on to L.A. and do some Hideous Men City Tours,” she mused. “This is not the only place where there are hideous men—Italy, South America.” It’s a job she clearly enjoys. Around six women braved a 90-degree day to follow Carroll (and her flag) around midtown. The ticketed event, which can hold up to 30 people, was sold out, but Carroll thinks many people skipped out on the tour to “go to the beach” instead. Their loss—Carroll delighted her group, striking up conversations with us all, learning everyone's name and jobs.“I always wake up and say, I’m going to cancel today’s tour,” Carroll said. “Then, I get up, I see my dog, and I think, OK, this sounds like fun. I’ll drive in and I’m always so happy when I do.”Each week, Carroll parks her Prius, which she affectionately named Miss Bingley after the Pride and Prejudice character, in the same Midtown parking garage. In typical E. Jean fashion, she noticed the garage attendant reads Mrs. Dalloway during his shift. That fact charms Carroll to no end. To her, it just goes to show: “There’s a secret feminist in everyone!” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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E. Jean Carroll Is ‘Exploring’ Legal Action Against Trump After Alleged Rape in Bergdorf Goodman
Tasia Jensen/The Daily BeastE. Jean Carroll is considering pursuing legal action against President Trump, she has told The Daily Beast.Carroll recently hit the headlines when she claimed that Trump raped her in Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-’90s. The alleged assault occurred long before New York lifted its statute of limitations against rape, but Carroll said she is “thinking about hiring a really smart attorney” to pursue legal action against Trump. “I hadn’t thought about pressing charges, but now people are convincing me that it's smart,” she told The Daily Beast. “If I get a really smart attorney, we might be able to get around [the statute]. I’ll be exploring it.”Hours after her allegations broke on June 21, Carroll appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. The MSNBC host asked if Carroll planned on filing charges; she said she would not. “I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection,” Carroll explained. Carroll was speaking on Sunday after leading a group of women through the streets of New York City on her Hideous Men Walking Tour. She greeted her guests looking like a swashbuckling hero in equestrian pants, dark riding boots, carrying a white flag blazoned with her family’s crest. Carroll was not there to talk chivalry—ticket-holders have come to spend their Sunday tracing the alleged misdeeds of modern day villains from Matt Lauer and Woody Allen to “3,000 pound serial rapist” Harvey Weinstein. Of course, many have schlepped to Bergdorf Goodman, which serves as Carroll’s trailhead, after reading her book excerpt accusing Trump of assaulting her there. Carroll began the free tour by detailing the beginning of the attack—only referring to Trump violating an unnamed “woman”—but she stopped short of recounting the full event. She then directed anyone who still has not heard of her rape claims in full to read her new book, What Do We Need Men For? (It is the only time the writer name-drops her release.)But for every reptilian abuser who has “pestered, hounded, rogered, or underpaid” a woman, Carroll celebrates the female heroes who expose these dreadful men. Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has “the goddess Julie K. Brown,” who doggedly investigated his crimes in a Miami Herald series. R. Kelly’s numerous victims got their day in court courtesy of filmmaker Dream Hampton, who produced a widely watched documentary series tracing his many abuses. E. Jean Carroll Is Not the ‘Perfect’ Victim. That Doesn’t Make Her a Liar.And Trump, of course, faces a deluge of accusers—Carroll is the twenty-fourth woman to come forward with claims of misconduct. “It is not hard to come forward and tell your story,” Carroll told The Daily Beast at an Irish bar near Rockefeller Center after her tour, over a glass of Guinness and bowl of split pea soup. “More women should do it, but they can’t because they’ll lose their jobs, their husbands will lose their jobs, or their kids will get ostracized at school. I don’t have any of that, because I don’t give a shit.” Carroll said she was able to ignore the “ridiculous troll farms” who malign her online. But as she told The Guardian late last week, such vitriol has inspired her to put ammo in the gun she’s “always” had. (“It’s hilarious to pull out when I talk to friends,” Carroll said, miming a pistol with her fingers.)“I’m not really fighting,” she said in the next breath, noting the family of black bears that live near her cabin in upstate New York, located about two hours from the city. “I’ve got the bear in the yard. If someone comes, Mama Bear will say, ‘Step over here and you’re a dead man.’ I’m protected. This is great! I don’t even need a gun.” Though MeToo has amplified awareness of the Hideous Men among us, Carroll believes real change has been slow. “Not many women have come forward,” she said. “They’re coming forward on Twitter, which is not coming forward. It’s excellent, but it means diddly squat. It enlivens everyone but only for a day.”To really make a difference, according to Carroll, women have to “go out on the streets—go up to your boss, call the police,” and report offenders. Carroll is now considering doing just that with her own accusations, which were first published in New York magazine, accompanied by a cover shot by Amanda Demme, Carroll wearing the same Donna Karan coat dress she said Trump assaulted her in. “It’s a Donna Karan beautiful wool coat dress—would you have thrown it away?” she replied, when asked why she kept it, unworn, in her closet for 20 years. “I could never throw that away. I haven’t been able to wear it, but I bought stock in Donna Karan’s company when she went public.”Despite the dark subject matter Carroll deals these days, she remains quick to laugh and unsinkable, with a plucky point of view and penchant for throwing out high-fives (sometimes to total strangers on the street). She’s a MeToo cheerleader, but she also gleefully romanticizes the “good old days, way before [the movement], when everyone was screwing everyone at Rolling Stone.” It was, in her words, “fabulous.” Carroll wants Trump out of the White House, preferably replaced by a woman. “I secretly think that Oprah is the only one who could beat him,” she said. “The [nominee] would need to be famous—they’ve never heard of Warren or Harris in Arkansas. Maybe Ellen [DeGeneres].”Carroll will continue to hold her Hideous Men tours for select Sunday evenings until early October; she plans to stop when it gets cold outside. After that, “I think we’ll go on to L.A. and do some Hideous Men City Tours,” she mused. “This is not the only place where there are hideous men—Italy, South America.” It’s a job she clearly enjoys. Around six women braved a 90-degree day to follow Carroll (and her flag) around midtown. The ticketed event, which can hold up to 30 people, was sold out, but Carroll thinks many people skipped out on the tour to “go to the beach” instead. Their loss—Carroll delighted her group, striking up conversations with us all, learning everyone's name and jobs.“I always wake up and say, I’m going to cancel today’s tour,” Carroll said. “Then, I get up, I see my dog, and I think, OK, this sounds like fun. I’ll drive in and I’m always so happy when I do.”Each week, Carroll parks her Prius, which she affectionately named Miss Bingley after the Pride and Prejudice character, in the same Midtown parking garage. In typical E. Jean fashion, she noticed the garage attendant reads Mrs. Dalloway during his shift. That fact charms Carroll to no end. To her, it just goes to show: “There’s a secret feminist in everyone!” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Courtesy Grace SagerA decade ago, bartender Josh Harris had a crazy idea for a blow-out party in New Orleans: he wanted to mix up big batches of punch in brand-new 40-gallon trash bins and serve them to his friends alongside whole roasted pigs.Not only did Harris go through with his plan, but the event has become an institution and integral part of the annual drinks convention Tales of the Cocktail (ToTC). This Sunday will mark the 10th edition of his so-called Pig & Punch party. (Half Full is Pig & Punch’s media partner this year.)However, the parties are more than just bacchanals—they’re also a means to give back to New Orleans. The first one was held, after all, only a few years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and the Gulf of Mexico was polluted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To that end, Harris and his business partner Morgan Schick, who run Bon Vivants Hospitality and own two top San Francisco bars, work with KIPP, a national nonprofit network of more than 220 college prep schools in underserved communities.“We made t-shirts and made everything else at the event free, but we’d donate the money from the t-shirt [sales] to KIPP, and if you don’t buy a t-shirt you’re an asshole,” says Harris. “That first year we raised $1,600 and we were really excited about it.”They also created a day of service helping schools in the KIPP program. Volunteers have done everything from paint classrooms and assemble furniture to pick up trash and debris left from Katrina on playing fields. What Harris didn’t anticipate was how well the Bon Vivants’ now-signature event would resonate with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. “The event was not a sanctioned event when we first started and afterwards we learned that was a thing,” says Harris. “I think it felt a little more rebellious at the time than we realized.” Courtesy Allison WebberAfter that, Pig & Punch became the official closing party for ToTC. Though its rebellious air may have disappeared, with a spot on the conference’s official schedule, the event has become an institution—rain (as it often does) or shine.“The goal for us was to keep it simple—we’re going to cook pigs, we’re going to put punch in trash cans and we’re going to have some music and the rest was up to the people,” says Harris. “It wasn’t an overproduced experience and I think it was a welcome way to end what was probably a long week of hitting it hard. That’s been the guide that we’ve tried not to deviate from over the years.”However, the Bon Vivants have continued to build upon the concept of Pig & Punch, partnering over the years with like-minded chefs, bars, brands and organizations to help it do so. In its third year, Pig & Punch took its party outside of New Orleans, hosting events during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York and Portland Cocktail Week in Portland, Oregon. They began branching out to non-cocktail industry festivals as well, hosting Pig & Punch parties at Art Basel in Miami and at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, in 2015. Around that same time, Bon Vivants Hospitality threw its first ever hometown fundraiser. “It’s a funny thing that we hadn’t done San Francisco yet, but we were nervous that the event wouldn’t be successful without having a significant amount of industry people in town for a festival,” says Harris. But that gamble paid off—literally: “It became the highest fundraising from a single event that we’ve done to date,” he says.Since its founding, the Bon Vivants has raised around $515,000 for KIPP and the other charitable organizations it works with—and $425,000 of that has come exclusively from merchandise sold at Pig & Punch events across the country. Additionally, the volunteers have donated an impressive 9,881 hours of labor. This year, Harris and Schick are committed to bringing the monetary donation from Pig & Punch up to $500,000, counting on both its generous partners and party goers to raise the remaining $75,000, and to reach a milestone 10,000 hours of combined volunteer labor.“I’m issuing a call to action for this year that people need to come and give whatever they can,” says Harris, noting that more than 100 people have already committed to participating at tomorrow’s volunteer day. “We really appreciate all the support but we know that it’s different today than it was when we started it. All I could ask for is that we have a rockin’ year.”As was the case last year, the 10th anniversary Pig & Punch party will take place at Crescent City Park, adjacent to the French Market. The Bon Vivants has also renewed its partnerships with bar and venue d.b.a. New Orleans to put together a noteworthy musical lineup, including local favorites TCB Brass Band and Little Freddie King, as well as with Scottish spirits company Edrington, which once again has committed to matching the total amount of funds raised during the event.Courtesy Allison Webber“We have a serious shot at raising that amount of money this year because of Edrington,” says Harris. “That generosity is unparalleled.”The money raised this year will be divvied between KIPP, the ToTC Foundation grant program, and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. There will be 10th anniversary t-shirts and tank tops available for purchase, as well as pig head mugs. This will be the first time guests can purchase tickets prior to the event to exchange for a shirt. While it’s not necessary to do so, it does leave more time for eating, drinking and relaxing, and less time standing in line.Pig & Punch’s philanthropic legacy extends to Harris’ and Schick’s bars Trick Dog and Bon Voyage. The remainder of the aforementioned $515,000 in donations has been raised through other projects that the Bon Vivants have organized over the years—including the sale of Trick Dog’s award-winning menus.The bar partners with businesses and nonprofits like Pantone and local tattoo parlor Idle Hand to create innovative and eye-catching cocktail menus every six months that include 12 different drinks. The menus are offered for sale, and all the proceeds are donated to various organizations.Over the past few years these menu partnerships have only served to further what Harris originally sought to do with Pig & Punch—particularly the 2017 menu What Rhymes with Trick Dog, which Harris describes as “a Little Golden or Dr. Seuss hybrid book.” To create the menu, the Bon Vivants partnered with McSweeney’s, the publishing house founded by author Dave Eggers. (Eggers runs his own nonprofit, 826 Valencia, which provides support to under-resourced students to help develop their writing skills.) The proceeds from What Rhymes with Trick Dog were donated to McSweeney’s writing initiatives and SOMArts.The Bon Vivants recently partnered with another Eggers’ charity, ScholarMatch, to create The Bon Vivants Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Bon Vivants Hospitality has pledged $150,000 over the next five years to fund the college education of five students, who must be a first-generation college student and have at least one parent in the hospitality industry. (Read about the scholarship’s first recipient, Gissela Guevara, here).“A scholarship is something I wanted to do for a long time,” says Harris, adding that children’s literacy is a cause close to the organization, thanks in large part to its partnership with KIPP.The announcement came just a couple of months before the release of Trick Dog’s latest themed menu benefitting the scholarship fund, Whole Dog, an ode to Stewart Brand’s The Last Whole Earth Catalog, a counterculture magazine published in 1972.This menu, like those before it, is a departure from any typical cocktail list. It incorporates its founders’ signature off-beat humor (as well as writing from those at 826 Valencia), innovative drinks, and philanthropy. There’s a full page about ScholarMatch, The Bon Vivants Scholarship, and celebrating Guevara and her plans for the future. With that, Whole Dog makes it clearer than ever that the first Pig & Punch party set the tone for all of the Bon Vivants’ future endeavors—and Harris’ drive and excitement to expand the hospitality firm’s reach only deepens each year.“I can’t think of many things in my life that I’ve been this involved with for this period of time,” says Harris. “It’s really become an important part of how The Bon Vivants derive value from the career choices we’ve made. It’s entwined with our industry, but is outside of what we do day-to-day, sitting in an office and running bars. It’s an important part of us.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Drinking Punch at a Pig Roast for a Good Cause
Courtesy Grace SagerA decade ago, bartender Josh Harris had a crazy idea for a blow-out party in New Orleans: he wanted to mix up big batches of punch in brand-new 40-gallon trash bins and serve them to his friends alongside whole roasted pigs.Not only did Harris go through with his plan, but the event has become an institution and integral part of the annual drinks convention Tales of the Cocktail (ToTC). This Sunday will mark the 10th edition of his so-called Pig & Punch party. (Half Full is Pig & Punch’s media partner this year.)However, the parties are more than just bacchanals—they’re also a means to give back to New Orleans. The first one was held, after all, only a few years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and the Gulf of Mexico was polluted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. To that end, Harris and his business partner Morgan Schick, who run Bon Vivants Hospitality and own two top San Francisco bars, work with KIPP, a national nonprofit network of more than 220 college prep schools in underserved communities.“We made t-shirts and made everything else at the event free, but we’d donate the money from the t-shirt [sales] to KIPP, and if you don’t buy a t-shirt you’re an asshole,” says Harris. “That first year we raised $1,600 and we were really excited about it.”They also created a day of service helping schools in the KIPP program. Volunteers have done everything from paint classrooms and assemble furniture to pick up trash and debris left from Katrina on playing fields. What Harris didn’t anticipate was how well the Bon Vivants’ now-signature event would resonate with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. “The event was not a sanctioned event when we first started and afterwards we learned that was a thing,” says Harris. “I think it felt a little more rebellious at the time than we realized.” Courtesy Allison WebberAfter that, Pig & Punch became the official closing party for ToTC. Though its rebellious air may have disappeared, with a spot on the conference’s official schedule, the event has become an institution—rain (as it often does) or shine.“The goal for us was to keep it simple—we’re going to cook pigs, we’re going to put punch in trash cans and we’re going to have some music and the rest was up to the people,” says Harris. “It wasn’t an overproduced experience and I think it was a welcome way to end what was probably a long week of hitting it hard. That’s been the guide that we’ve tried not to deviate from over the years.”However, the Bon Vivants have continued to build upon the concept of Pig & Punch, partnering over the years with like-minded chefs, bars, brands and organizations to help it do so. In its third year, Pig & Punch took its party outside of New Orleans, hosting events during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York and Portland Cocktail Week in Portland, Oregon. They began branching out to non-cocktail industry festivals as well, hosting Pig & Punch parties at Art Basel in Miami and at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, in 2015. Around that same time, Bon Vivants Hospitality threw its first ever hometown fundraiser. “It’s a funny thing that we hadn’t done San Francisco yet, but we were nervous that the event wouldn’t be successful without having a significant amount of industry people in town for a festival,” says Harris. But that gamble paid off—literally: “It became the highest fundraising from a single event that we’ve done to date,” he says.Since its founding, the Bon Vivants has raised around $515,000 for KIPP and the other charitable organizations it works with—and $425,000 of that has come exclusively from merchandise sold at Pig & Punch events across the country. Additionally, the volunteers have donated an impressive 9,881 hours of labor. This year, Harris and Schick are committed to bringing the monetary donation from Pig & Punch up to $500,000, counting on both its generous partners and party goers to raise the remaining $75,000, and to reach a milestone 10,000 hours of combined volunteer labor.“I’m issuing a call to action for this year that people need to come and give whatever they can,” says Harris, noting that more than 100 people have already committed to participating at tomorrow’s volunteer day. “We really appreciate all the support but we know that it’s different today than it was when we started it. All I could ask for is that we have a rockin’ year.”As was the case last year, the 10th anniversary Pig & Punch party will take place at Crescent City Park, adjacent to the French Market. The Bon Vivants has also renewed its partnerships with bar and venue d.b.a. New Orleans to put together a noteworthy musical lineup, including local favorites TCB Brass Band and Little Freddie King, as well as with Scottish spirits company Edrington, which once again has committed to matching the total amount of funds raised during the event.Courtesy Allison Webber“We have a serious shot at raising that amount of money this year because of Edrington,” says Harris. “That generosity is unparalleled.”The money raised this year will be divvied between KIPP, the ToTC Foundation grant program, and the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. There will be 10th anniversary t-shirts and tank tops available for purchase, as well as pig head mugs. This will be the first time guests can purchase tickets prior to the event to exchange for a shirt. While it’s not necessary to do so, it does leave more time for eating, drinking and relaxing, and less time standing in line.Pig & Punch’s philanthropic legacy extends to Harris’ and Schick’s bars Trick Dog and Bon Voyage. The remainder of the aforementioned $515,000 in donations has been raised through other projects that the Bon Vivants have organized over the years—including the sale of Trick Dog’s award-winning menus.The bar partners with businesses and nonprofits like Pantone and local tattoo parlor Idle Hand to create innovative and eye-catching cocktail menus every six months that include 12 different drinks. The menus are offered for sale, and all the proceeds are donated to various organizations.Over the past few years these menu partnerships have only served to further what Harris originally sought to do with Pig & Punch—particularly the 2017 menu What Rhymes with Trick Dog, which Harris describes as “a Little Golden or Dr. Seuss hybrid book.” To create the menu, the Bon Vivants partnered with McSweeney’s, the publishing house founded by author Dave Eggers. (Eggers runs his own nonprofit, 826 Valencia, which provides support to under-resourced students to help develop their writing skills.) The proceeds from What Rhymes with Trick Dog were donated to McSweeney’s writing initiatives and SOMArts.The Bon Vivants recently partnered with another Eggers’ charity, ScholarMatch, to create The Bon Vivants Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Bon Vivants Hospitality has pledged $150,000 over the next five years to fund the college education of five students, who must be a first-generation college student and have at least one parent in the hospitality industry. (Read about the scholarship’s first recipient, Gissela Guevara, here).“A scholarship is something I wanted to do for a long time,” says Harris, adding that children’s literacy is a cause close to the organization, thanks in large part to its partnership with KIPP.The announcement came just a couple of months before the release of Trick Dog’s latest themed menu benefitting the scholarship fund, Whole Dog, an ode to Stewart Brand’s The Last Whole Earth Catalog, a counterculture magazine published in 1972.This menu, like those before it, is a departure from any typical cocktail list. It incorporates its founders’ signature off-beat humor (as well as writing from those at 826 Valencia), innovative drinks, and philanthropy. There’s a full page about ScholarMatch, The Bon Vivants Scholarship, and celebrating Guevara and her plans for the future. With that, Whole Dog makes it clearer than ever that the first Pig & Punch party set the tone for all of the Bon Vivants’ future endeavors—and Harris’ drive and excitement to expand the hospitality firm’s reach only deepens each year.“I can’t think of many things in my life that I’ve been this involved with for this period of time,” says Harris. “It’s really become an important part of how The Bon Vivants derive value from the career choices we’ve made. It’s entwined with our industry, but is outside of what we do day-to-day, sitting in an office and running bars. It’s an important part of us.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
A&E;Everyone knows the tragic story. On a hazy, mid-July evening 20 years ago, a small airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean en route to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The passengers on board were something of American royalty—John F. Kennedy Jr., son of former president John F. Kennedy and cultural icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette. They were on their way to a summer wedding. No one survived. On July 16, the 20th anniversary of that fateful flight to Martha’s Vineyard, A&E; will debut a two-hour documentary special titled Biography: JFK Jr. The Final Year. The film probes beyond the tabloid frenzy surrounding America’s prince and his It girl wife to explore his political aspirations at the time of his death. It is the first time that Carole Radziwill, widow of JFK Jr.’s cousin and best friend Anthony Radziwill, has done an in-depth interview on the subject. (Anthony Radziwill died of sarcoma just weeks after Kennedy’s accident.) JFK Jr. The Final Year also features interviews with friends, staffers, and former president Bill Clinton. The documentary is based on historian Steven M. Gillon’s newest book, America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. Gillon was a teaching assistant at Brown University when “John John” Kennedy enrolled in one of his classes. After the semester was over, the two stayed in touch and eventually became close friends. Gillon went on to contribute to Kennedy’s George magazine. “I met him in my classroom. I was the teaching assistant and I had to give a lecture on the Kennedy administration,” Gillon told Kennedy’s former assistant Rosemarie Terenzio. “The door swings open in the back, [JFK Jr.] comes sauntering in. He sits right in front of me right like you are there. I had to give a lecture in front of 120 bright Brown students and here the son of the guy I’m talking about is going to be in the classroom.” Watching the film, one gets the sense that this anecdote foreshadows how JFK Jr. would navigate his adult life in the face of ceaseless media attention. From the iconic 1963 moment that he, at 3 years old, saluted his father’s casket, Kennedy was accustomed to being in the spotlight and, for the most part, did not shy away from it. In 1988, he was deemed People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, appearing on the cover with tanned skin (no doubt from a summer spent vacationing in Hyannis Port), coiffed dark hair, and the corners of his lips upturned in a slight smile. He dated high-profile celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker and Daryl Hannah, and even had a rumored fling with Madonna. Radziwill described him as a good-natured practical jokester.However, JFK Jr. The Final Year presents a darker narrative under the surface of Kennedy’s golden boy image, one that shows the political heir grappling with his mother’s death, his cousin’s terminal illness, his life as a newlywed with Carolyn Bessette, and his supposed destiny to go into politics. Bessette, a publicist for Calvin Klein, became an accidental fashion icon, much in the same vein as Jackie O. A Google search of her name yields paparazzi shots of her wearing simple black cocktail dresses with her wheat-yellow hair pulled back at the nape of her neck or walking the couple’s dog Friday in sunglasses and slacks. But according to the documentary, Bessette disliked the attention, growing increasingly anxious and paranoid. In one clip, Kennedy is seen addressing the swarm of paparazzi outside his apartment building. “If you’ll just indulge me for a moment,” he implored the photographers, his hands unassumingly tucked in his suit pockets, “I’m going to bring my wife down and we’re going to go visit a few folks. I just ask that, you know, getting married is a big adjustment.” He asked them to respect that adjustment by giving the newlyweds some privacy. However, as Steve Gillon said, “For [the paparazzi], that was just an invitation to invade their privacy even more.” At the emotional heart of the documentary is Kennedy’s relationship with his cousin, Anthony Radziwill. Extensive footage of the two men as children in Montauk, shaggy-haired and barefoot in swimsuits, is a testimony to their enduring bond. In adulthood, Anthony and his wife Carole Radziwill were extremely close with the Kennedys. The foursome often spent summer weekends together in Massachusetts. Amidst the strain of Jackie’s death and his and Carolyn’s martial issues, watching his best friend’s health deteriorate as a result of his long battle with cancer was especially painful. In May of 1999, Radziwill decided to take a leave of absence from his job so he and his wife could spend the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, close to Kennedy’s Hyannis Port summer home. “It was bittersweet because, sure, we were in this beautiful home, the weather was beautiful, the ocean,” Carole Radziwill said, “but we were there to die.” Just a couple months later, the foreboding sentiment would prove to be true not just for Anthony Radziwill, but for the Kennedys and Carolyn’s sister, Lauren Bessette. JFK Jr. The Final Year is a nostalgia trip for politics buffs and pop-culture enthusiasts alike, cast in the sepia tones of vintage photography and bursting with New England Americana in each shot of a sail boat or striped sweater. But the film also provides a new look at a decades-old story through never-before-seen footage of JFK Jr. rehearsing for his 1988 DNC convention speech, reflections on his foray into the magazine world as editor-in-chief of George, and fresh interviews with the people who were closest to the Kennedys in their final days.Biography: JFK Jr. The Final Year premieres on Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m on A&E.;Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
20 Years After JFK Jr.’s Death, Carole Radziwill, Bill Clinton, & More Remember His ‘Final Year’
A&E;Everyone knows the tragic story. On a hazy, mid-July evening 20 years ago, a small airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean en route to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The passengers on board were something of American royalty—John F. Kennedy Jr., son of former president John F. Kennedy and cultural icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette. They were on their way to a summer wedding. No one survived. On July 16, the 20th anniversary of that fateful flight to Martha’s Vineyard, A&E; will debut a two-hour documentary special titled Biography: JFK Jr. The Final Year. The film probes beyond the tabloid frenzy surrounding America’s prince and his It girl wife to explore his political aspirations at the time of his death. It is the first time that Carole Radziwill, widow of JFK Jr.’s cousin and best friend Anthony Radziwill, has done an in-depth interview on the subject. (Anthony Radziwill died of sarcoma just weeks after Kennedy’s accident.) JFK Jr. The Final Year also features interviews with friends, staffers, and former president Bill Clinton. The documentary is based on historian Steven M. Gillon’s newest book, America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. Gillon was a teaching assistant at Brown University when “John John” Kennedy enrolled in one of his classes. After the semester was over, the two stayed in touch and eventually became close friends. Gillon went on to contribute to Kennedy’s George magazine. “I met him in my classroom. I was the teaching assistant and I had to give a lecture on the Kennedy administration,” Gillon told Kennedy’s former assistant Rosemarie Terenzio. “The door swings open in the back, [JFK Jr.] comes sauntering in. He sits right in front of me right like you are there. I had to give a lecture in front of 120 bright Brown students and here the son of the guy I’m talking about is going to be in the classroom.” Watching the film, one gets the sense that this anecdote foreshadows how JFK Jr. would navigate his adult life in the face of ceaseless media attention. From the iconic 1963 moment that he, at 3 years old, saluted his father’s casket, Kennedy was accustomed to being in the spotlight and, for the most part, did not shy away from it. In 1988, he was deemed People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, appearing on the cover with tanned skin (no doubt from a summer spent vacationing in Hyannis Port), coiffed dark hair, and the corners of his lips upturned in a slight smile. He dated high-profile celebrities Sarah Jessica Parker and Daryl Hannah, and even had a rumored fling with Madonna. Radziwill described him as a good-natured practical jokester.However, JFK Jr. The Final Year presents a darker narrative under the surface of Kennedy’s golden boy image, one that shows the political heir grappling with his mother’s death, his cousin’s terminal illness, his life as a newlywed with Carolyn Bessette, and his supposed destiny to go into politics. Bessette, a publicist for Calvin Klein, became an accidental fashion icon, much in the same vein as Jackie O. A Google search of her name yields paparazzi shots of her wearing simple black cocktail dresses with her wheat-yellow hair pulled back at the nape of her neck or walking the couple’s dog Friday in sunglasses and slacks. But according to the documentary, Bessette disliked the attention, growing increasingly anxious and paranoid. In one clip, Kennedy is seen addressing the swarm of paparazzi outside his apartment building. “If you’ll just indulge me for a moment,” he implored the photographers, his hands unassumingly tucked in his suit pockets, “I’m going to bring my wife down and we’re going to go visit a few folks. I just ask that, you know, getting married is a big adjustment.” He asked them to respect that adjustment by giving the newlyweds some privacy. However, as Steve Gillon said, “For [the paparazzi], that was just an invitation to invade their privacy even more.” At the emotional heart of the documentary is Kennedy’s relationship with his cousin, Anthony Radziwill. Extensive footage of the two men as children in Montauk, shaggy-haired and barefoot in swimsuits, is a testimony to their enduring bond. In adulthood, Anthony and his wife Carole Radziwill were extremely close with the Kennedys. The foursome often spent summer weekends together in Massachusetts. Amidst the strain of Jackie’s death and his and Carolyn’s martial issues, watching his best friend’s health deteriorate as a result of his long battle with cancer was especially painful. In May of 1999, Radziwill decided to take a leave of absence from his job so he and his wife could spend the summer in Martha’s Vineyard, close to Kennedy’s Hyannis Port summer home. “It was bittersweet because, sure, we were in this beautiful home, the weather was beautiful, the ocean,” Carole Radziwill said, “but we were there to die.” Just a couple months later, the foreboding sentiment would prove to be true not just for Anthony Radziwill, but for the Kennedys and Carolyn’s sister, Lauren Bessette. JFK Jr. The Final Year is a nostalgia trip for politics buffs and pop-culture enthusiasts alike, cast in the sepia tones of vintage photography and bursting with New England Americana in each shot of a sail boat or striped sweater. But the film also provides a new look at a decades-old story through never-before-seen footage of JFK Jr. rehearsing for his 1988 DNC convention speech, reflections on his foray into the magazine world as editor-in-chief of George, and fresh interviews with the people who were closest to the Kennedys in their final days.Biography: JFK Jr. The Final Year premieres on Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m on A&E.;Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Liam Daniel/HuluOn Harlots, the Hulu series that just premiered its third season, sex workers run, plot, fuck, scheme, love, stab, and congregate on the streets, pubs, and parlors of 18th-century London. Whip-smart and faster than a back-alley assignation, the series darts between squalid brothels and high-class Soho parlor rooms where women strike poses from antiquity in revealing togas and powerful clients sample pastel sweets. With its sheer sensory overload, Harlots’ aesthetic instantly recalls Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. But while Marie Antoinette relished in its anachronisms, Harlots co-creator and writer Moira Buffini is on a mission to do lost and forgotten histories justice, rejecting the staid perspectives of scholars and monarchs to examine life on the societal margins. “I can sort of tell you who the king was and who the prime minister was, but I’m not really interested,” Buffini told The Daily Beast. “The usual stuff of history just doesn’t interest us. It’s the marginalized people, and the herstory, actually, that does interest us.” More specifically, Harlots engages with whorestory; Buffini cites Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, an 18th-century guide to the women whose work powered London’s booming sex trade, as an early inspiration for the series. “I read it and thought, this is amazing,” Buffini recalled. “What were these women’s lives like? Here they are, all written about by men. What if we told their stories from their point of view?” Research led Buffini and co-creator Alison Newman to the discovery that one in every five women was working in the sex industry at that time. Harlots viewers might also be surprised to learn that, contrary to other representations of old-timey England, 18th-century London wasn’t all white. “That’s such a myth!” Buffini exclaimed. “And that’s one of the parts of London that we particularly loved exploring: multicultural 18th-century London. It was one of the biggest cities in the world at the time. It was the capital of the world, so naturally people came from all over. And we found stories to tell. Not just the stories that you’d expect about the slave trade—we found all sorts of different stories about people of color working as librarians and fencing tutors and all manner of interesting and extraordinary lives that people led.”Kamala Harris Is Singing a New Tune, But Sex Workers Aren't Buying It: She 'Put Our Country Many Years Behind'Sex Workers Fear for Their Future: How SESTA Is Putting Many Prostitutes in PerilConsidering how rarely these kinds of stories are given the big-budget treatment, it’s no wonder that Harlots’ protagonists sear themselves onscreen so vividly, with towering coiffures, tumbling silks, and gallows humor. Throughout the series, sex workers fight for every last advantage and coin in a world that runs on their labor but precludes their survival. Season three expands its purview into the world of male sex workers. When asked how much he charges, one new character responds, “It’s a hanging offense, so double.” With every card stacked against them, these characters’ insistence on living defiantly and without shame is a middle finger to the systems that mark them as criminal or immoral—not to mention the rapists, thieves, abusers and pimps that are in constant pursuit. The show runs at an almost impossibly fast clip precisely because there are so many stories to tell. In the foreground we have the Wells family: Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), the upstart madam who was trafficked at a young age by the cruel Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), and her daughters Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Lucy Wells (Eloise Smyth). In just the first two seasons, the Wells fight a secret, high-class ring of murderous rapists, plot to take down Quigley once and for all, up their own body count and barely escape execution. This season, the show branches out from the streets into the mental institution, where Quigley has been committed by her dissolute son. It’s a natural evolution for the series, which portrays the institution as yet another arm of the punitive patriarchy—a place where unwanted and disobedient women are tortured and assaulted under the thin guise of “treatment” and medical advancement. To “cure” her sexual deviance, one young woman at the institution is physically restrained and sexually assaulted by her physician.“The things done to people—women especially—in the name of medical science kind of beggars belief,” Buffini told The Daily Beast. “The rotational chair existed, as did the theory that a woman who liked sex too much had a ‘uterine fury,’ which had to be brutally tamed.” Quigley’s confinement speaks to a central, dark truth of the series: that even the most powerful woman is ultimately living in a man’s world. “It only took the word of one male relative to have you ‘nutted off’ for good,” Buffini explained. The men of Harlots are at once totally ridiculous and outrageously powerful. The show seems to relish in catching judges and constables with their pants down, momentarily at the mercy of the sex workers that they publicly decry and police. “We base a lot of our toffs on government ministers and business tycoons,” Buffini explained. “Not a lot changes when you have bad hair and too much power.” Hypocritical politicians are just one example of the innumerable parallels between the world of Harlots and the modern day. Referring again to the “one in every five women” statistic, Buffini continued, “It occurred to us that there are many cities in the world which are still like that, where the best way for a woman to achieve financial independence is through the sex industry. And then suddenly it became not just a historical drama but a very current drama. Which is what we always wanted it to be.” That logic applies to the “Molly house” plot line as well. “The plight of gay men in a society where ‘assault with sodomitical intent’ would see you jailed and possibly hanged is very moving,” Buffini explained. “There are many cities in the world where this is still the case and Harlots feels less and less like a period drama with every season we write.”The battles that fictionalized sex workers fight onscreen in Harlots are still being fought by sex workers’ rights activists and community members today. It’s rare to see a sex worker portrayed in mainstream media as more than just a side character or a punchline, let alone a series that acknowledges that sex work is work from the very start. In Harlots, it’s not the job that oppresses workers in the sex industry—it’s hypocritical politicians, violent constables, and punitive laws. Sex work criminalization and stigmatization still kill, making the issues and injustices that Harlots explores more relevant now than ever. Buffini told The Daily Beast that current activism around sex workers’ rights and recent pushes for decriminalization are “much discussed in the writer’s room,” reiterating, “this is a current show disguised as a costume drama.” She continued, “We were extremely glad to discover that sex workers watched our show and liked it. The stigma around sex work is frankly Victorian and weird. Why is it so hard to respect someone for doing this difficult job with such precarious rights?”“We haven’t received any criticism from sex workers—but if we did, we’d listen.”Liv Tyler stars in Season 3 of Harlots.HuluThe series portrays a wide range of sexual activity with refreshing candor. As rare as it is to see genuine portrayals of female pleasure in a sex scene, it’s even rarer to see realistic female apathy, female mild amusement, female just getting on with it. “I mean we’ve all been there, it’s part of life, isn’t it?” Buffini laughed. On Harlots, women have sex for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to payment. Sex scenes range from perfunctory to hilarious, deeply un-sexy to profoundly intimate. “We write the story of each shag,” Buffini explained. “What is it—is it a skirmish? A deepening of someone’s relationship? To whom is it distasteful? Who has the power?” A prime example is the sexual relationship between protagonist Charlotte Wells and the high class Lady Isabella (Liv Tyler). While this isn’t Harlots’ first foray into queer sex, Buffini noted that the reaction to their relationship has been particularly “positive and strong.” Still, she added, “this is no romance,” positing that, “The inequalities of a relationship where one party pays the other for sex are even more nuanced and interesting here.”When filming sex scenes, Buffini said, “We didn’t use an intimacy coordinator as the writers, directors, producers (and even one of our cinematographers this time) were female. We take every concern on board, and I hate the thought of anyone feeling uncomfortable on set.” She added that, “The Georgians rarely took off their clothes—so often both parties are fully dressed. We never want to ‘show everything’ and we never have the camera linger on anyone's body for an aesthetic.” “I would hope that our scenes involving sex are always character-driven and about something else,” Buffini concluded. “In this workplace drama, sex is the work.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Inside ‘Harlots’: A Rousing Celebration of Sex Work—and Women’s Sexual Power
Liam Daniel/HuluOn Harlots, the Hulu series that just premiered its third season, sex workers run, plot, fuck, scheme, love, stab, and congregate on the streets, pubs, and parlors of 18th-century London. Whip-smart and faster than a back-alley assignation, the series darts between squalid brothels and high-class Soho parlor rooms where women strike poses from antiquity in revealing togas and powerful clients sample pastel sweets. With its sheer sensory overload, Harlots’ aesthetic instantly recalls Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. But while Marie Antoinette relished in its anachronisms, Harlots co-creator and writer Moira Buffini is on a mission to do lost and forgotten histories justice, rejecting the staid perspectives of scholars and monarchs to examine life on the societal margins. “I can sort of tell you who the king was and who the prime minister was, but I’m not really interested,” Buffini told The Daily Beast. “The usual stuff of history just doesn’t interest us. It’s the marginalized people, and the herstory, actually, that does interest us.” More specifically, Harlots engages with whorestory; Buffini cites Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies, an 18th-century guide to the women whose work powered London’s booming sex trade, as an early inspiration for the series. “I read it and thought, this is amazing,” Buffini recalled. “What were these women’s lives like? Here they are, all written about by men. What if we told their stories from their point of view?” Research led Buffini and co-creator Alison Newman to the discovery that one in every five women was working in the sex industry at that time. Harlots viewers might also be surprised to learn that, contrary to other representations of old-timey England, 18th-century London wasn’t all white. “That’s such a myth!” Buffini exclaimed. “And that’s one of the parts of London that we particularly loved exploring: multicultural 18th-century London. It was one of the biggest cities in the world at the time. It was the capital of the world, so naturally people came from all over. And we found stories to tell. Not just the stories that you’d expect about the slave trade—we found all sorts of different stories about people of color working as librarians and fencing tutors and all manner of interesting and extraordinary lives that people led.”Kamala Harris Is Singing a New Tune, But Sex Workers Aren't Buying It: She 'Put Our Country Many Years Behind'Sex Workers Fear for Their Future: How SESTA Is Putting Many Prostitutes in PerilConsidering how rarely these kinds of stories are given the big-budget treatment, it’s no wonder that Harlots’ protagonists sear themselves onscreen so vividly, with towering coiffures, tumbling silks, and gallows humor. Throughout the series, sex workers fight for every last advantage and coin in a world that runs on their labor but precludes their survival. Season three expands its purview into the world of male sex workers. When asked how much he charges, one new character responds, “It’s a hanging offense, so double.” With every card stacked against them, these characters’ insistence on living defiantly and without shame is a middle finger to the systems that mark them as criminal or immoral—not to mention the rapists, thieves, abusers and pimps that are in constant pursuit. The show runs at an almost impossibly fast clip precisely because there are so many stories to tell. In the foreground we have the Wells family: Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton), the upstart madam who was trafficked at a young age by the cruel Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), and her daughters Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Lucy Wells (Eloise Smyth). In just the first two seasons, the Wells fight a secret, high-class ring of murderous rapists, plot to take down Quigley once and for all, up their own body count and barely escape execution. This season, the show branches out from the streets into the mental institution, where Quigley has been committed by her dissolute son. It’s a natural evolution for the series, which portrays the institution as yet another arm of the punitive patriarchy—a place where unwanted and disobedient women are tortured and assaulted under the thin guise of “treatment” and medical advancement. To “cure” her sexual deviance, one young woman at the institution is physically restrained and sexually assaulted by her physician.“The things done to people—women especially—in the name of medical science kind of beggars belief,” Buffini told The Daily Beast. “The rotational chair existed, as did the theory that a woman who liked sex too much had a ‘uterine fury,’ which had to be brutally tamed.” Quigley’s confinement speaks to a central, dark truth of the series: that even the most powerful woman is ultimately living in a man’s world. “It only took the word of one male relative to have you ‘nutted off’ for good,” Buffini explained. The men of Harlots are at once totally ridiculous and outrageously powerful. The show seems to relish in catching judges and constables with their pants down, momentarily at the mercy of the sex workers that they publicly decry and police. “We base a lot of our toffs on government ministers and business tycoons,” Buffini explained. “Not a lot changes when you have bad hair and too much power.” Hypocritical politicians are just one example of the innumerable parallels between the world of Harlots and the modern day. Referring again to the “one in every five women” statistic, Buffini continued, “It occurred to us that there are many cities in the world which are still like that, where the best way for a woman to achieve financial independence is through the sex industry. And then suddenly it became not just a historical drama but a very current drama. Which is what we always wanted it to be.” That logic applies to the “Molly house” plot line as well. “The plight of gay men in a society where ‘assault with sodomitical intent’ would see you jailed and possibly hanged is very moving,” Buffini explained. “There are many cities in the world where this is still the case and Harlots feels less and less like a period drama with every season we write.”The battles that fictionalized sex workers fight onscreen in Harlots are still being fought by sex workers’ rights activists and community members today. It’s rare to see a sex worker portrayed in mainstream media as more than just a side character or a punchline, let alone a series that acknowledges that sex work is work from the very start. In Harlots, it’s not the job that oppresses workers in the sex industry—it’s hypocritical politicians, violent constables, and punitive laws. Sex work criminalization and stigmatization still kill, making the issues and injustices that Harlots explores more relevant now than ever. Buffini told The Daily Beast that current activism around sex workers’ rights and recent pushes for decriminalization are “much discussed in the writer’s room,” reiterating, “this is a current show disguised as a costume drama.” She continued, “We were extremely glad to discover that sex workers watched our show and liked it. The stigma around sex work is frankly Victorian and weird. Why is it so hard to respect someone for doing this difficult job with such precarious rights?”“We haven’t received any criticism from sex workers—but if we did, we’d listen.”Liv Tyler stars in Season 3 of Harlots.HuluThe series portrays a wide range of sexual activity with refreshing candor. As rare as it is to see genuine portrayals of female pleasure in a sex scene, it’s even rarer to see realistic female apathy, female mild amusement, female just getting on with it. “I mean we’ve all been there, it’s part of life, isn’t it?” Buffini laughed. On Harlots, women have sex for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to payment. Sex scenes range from perfunctory to hilarious, deeply un-sexy to profoundly intimate. “We write the story of each shag,” Buffini explained. “What is it—is it a skirmish? A deepening of someone’s relationship? To whom is it distasteful? Who has the power?” A prime example is the sexual relationship between protagonist Charlotte Wells and the high class Lady Isabella (Liv Tyler). While this isn’t Harlots’ first foray into queer sex, Buffini noted that the reaction to their relationship has been particularly “positive and strong.” Still, she added, “this is no romance,” positing that, “The inequalities of a relationship where one party pays the other for sex are even more nuanced and interesting here.”When filming sex scenes, Buffini said, “We didn’t use an intimacy coordinator as the writers, directors, producers (and even one of our cinematographers this time) were female. We take every concern on board, and I hate the thought of anyone feeling uncomfortable on set.” She added that, “The Georgians rarely took off their clothes—so often both parties are fully dressed. We never want to ‘show everything’ and we never have the camera linger on anyone's body for an aesthetic.” “I would hope that our scenes involving sex are always character-driven and about something else,” Buffini concluded. “In this workplace drama, sex is the work.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Jason Alden/Bloomberg via GettyAmazon warehouse workers in a suburb of Minneapolis are striking Monday, the first day of a two-day Amazon online sales event, to protest their working conditions. Workers at an Amazon Fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota are walking out for a six-hour period on Monday that will overlap with the morning and evening warehouse shifts. They say Amazon has only accelerated the pace of their work despite prior complaints that demands on them were so high as to be unsafe. Amazon employs more than 600,000 people around the world. In a statement, a company spokesperson said Amazon did not expect any disruptions in its operations due to the strike. The warehouse in question employs roughly 1,500 people full-time, according to the statement.“The fact is Amazon offers already what this outside organization is asking for,” the statement read.Some Amazon employees working from Seattle headquarters have come out in support of the strike and are joining the temporary workers in Minnesota, according to a statement from the group Amazon Employees For Climate Justice signed by dozens of employees. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined a similar rally in December. A spokesperson for Omar told The Daily Beast the congresswoman could not attend Monday’s rally due to a scheduling conflict. An East African immigrant workers’ association, the Awood Center, coordinated the rallies in conjunction with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a local chapter Service Employees International Union. ‘Colony of Hell’: 911 Calls From Inside Amazon WarehousesThe same day as the strike, a coalition of activists that includes former Amazon workers will deliver a sheaf of petitions to Jeff Bezos’ $80-million-dollar New York City apartment in protest of conditions in the company’s warehouses and its working relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Current Amazon employees have made similar demands of the company that have gone unheeded.Amazon created Prime Day, a global two-day discount of hundreds of products, five years ago to tout Amazon Prime, its membership program that offers free shipping on online orders and a laundry list of other perks. According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Prime had 100 million paying members in April 2018. Amazon spends lavishly to promote Prime Day, covering its delivery packages with advertisements for discounts and paying Taylor Swift to anchor a high-profile concert. Consumers have reciprocated in the past, buying more than 100 million items in 24 hours in 2018.Unions of Amazon workers in European countries like Spain and Germany have staged strikes on Prime Days in the past, but the walkout in Minnesota represents the first major action of its kind in the U.S. during the sales event.Amazon’s relationship with its warehouse workers has become contentious in recent years, with workers describing long, backbreaking hours and being fired for taking bathroom breaks. The company has come under fire from critics who say its treatment of low-level workers contributes to income inequality: Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest person thanks to Amazon, but his low-level workers often rely on food stamps. Amazon has attempted to ameliorate tensions with its workforce of late by committing to a $15-an-hour minimum wage in 2018 and promising this week to invest $700 million in technical training for employees over the next six years.The Awood Center did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the strike.—Sam Brodey contributed reporting.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Amazon Warehouse Workers Walk Out on Prime Day
Jason Alden/Bloomberg via GettyAmazon warehouse workers in a suburb of Minneapolis are striking Monday, the first day of a two-day Amazon online sales event, to protest their working conditions. Workers at an Amazon Fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota are walking out for a six-hour period on Monday that will overlap with the morning and evening warehouse shifts. They say Amazon has only accelerated the pace of their work despite prior complaints that demands on them were so high as to be unsafe. Amazon employs more than 600,000 people around the world. In a statement, a company spokesperson said Amazon did not expect any disruptions in its operations due to the strike. The warehouse in question employs roughly 1,500 people full-time, according to the statement.“The fact is Amazon offers already what this outside organization is asking for,” the statement read.Some Amazon employees working from Seattle headquarters have come out in support of the strike and are joining the temporary workers in Minnesota, according to a statement from the group Amazon Employees For Climate Justice signed by dozens of employees. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) joined a similar rally in December. A spokesperson for Omar told The Daily Beast the congresswoman could not attend Monday’s rally due to a scheduling conflict. An East African immigrant workers’ association, the Awood Center, coordinated the rallies in conjunction with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a local chapter Service Employees International Union. ‘Colony of Hell’: 911 Calls From Inside Amazon WarehousesThe same day as the strike, a coalition of activists that includes former Amazon workers will deliver a sheaf of petitions to Jeff Bezos’ $80-million-dollar New York City apartment in protest of conditions in the company’s warehouses and its working relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Current Amazon employees have made similar demands of the company that have gone unheeded.Amazon created Prime Day, a global two-day discount of hundreds of products, five years ago to tout Amazon Prime, its membership program that offers free shipping on online orders and a laundry list of other perks. According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Prime had 100 million paying members in April 2018. Amazon spends lavishly to promote Prime Day, covering its delivery packages with advertisements for discounts and paying Taylor Swift to anchor a high-profile concert. Consumers have reciprocated in the past, buying more than 100 million items in 24 hours in 2018.Unions of Amazon workers in European countries like Spain and Germany have staged strikes on Prime Days in the past, but the walkout in Minnesota represents the first major action of its kind in the U.S. during the sales event.Amazon’s relationship with its warehouse workers has become contentious in recent years, with workers describing long, backbreaking hours and being fired for taking bathroom breaks. The company has come under fire from critics who say its treatment of low-level workers contributes to income inequality: Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest person thanks to Amazon, but his low-level workers often rely on food stamps. Amazon has attempted to ameliorate tensions with its workforce of late by committing to a $15-an-hour minimum wage in 2018 and promising this week to invest $700 million in technical training for employees over the next six years.The Awood Center did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the strike.—Sam Brodey contributed reporting.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Herika Martinez/GettySALTO DE AGUA, Mexico—Having trod a clandestine path through the rugged hills from the border with Guatemala, migrants arrive weary and worn out at the Santa Marta shelter in this scruffy railway stop. The route here was rife with risks of robbery, kidnap and rape, but it’s taken by more and more migrants as immigration officials and members of Mexico’s Guardia Nacional—a newly formed militarized police force—step up enforcement in southern Mexico.Sister Diana Muñoz Alba, a human rights lawyer who is one of the four Franciscan nuns running the shelter in Salto de Agua, describes the situation facing migrants in southern Mexico succinctly. “Militarization,” she calls it. And she uses even less flattering language to describe what militarization has done to Mexico as a whole.Trump: If There Was a Wall, Immigrant Dad and Daughter Who Drowned ‘Would Be Saved’“Mexico has turned into ‘the Wall’ and the one paying for it is Mexico,” Muñoz said, referring to Donald Trump’s totemic pledge. In this way, she said, “He kept his campaign promise and this is now nothing more than a strategy for his re-election.”That Mexico would become the border wall is an irony not lost on migrant defenders and some in the Mexican media—especially since Mexico vociferously defends its own citizens living in the United States, whether they entered legally or not. But the move to make Mexico even tougher for mostly Central American migrants to transit has coincided with rising anti-migrant sentiments and follows public opinion that turned negative toward the much-publicized caravans previously crossing the country.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly called “AMLO”), sent his national guard to the northern and southern borders last month as part of a deal to avoid Donald Trump slapping tariffs on Mexican imports. The Mexican public might have felt insulted and extorted by Trump, but polls show Mexicans supporting AMLO’s move to stop migrants, even though the guardia was created originally late last year to calm a countryside plagued by the ongoing drug war.“[AMLO’s] not doing Trump’s dirty work. He’s doing Mexico’s dirty work,” said Federico Estévez, professor at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. “[Migrants] fundamentally do not enjoy support in Mexico.”Mexico deported nearly 22,000 migrants in June 2019, putting the country on pace to beat its figures for 2018—and capturing Trump’s attention. “Mexico is doing a lot right now... And the numbers are way down,” Trump said July 1. He lauded AMLO and noted, “The Mexican people were very upset with all these… hundreds of thousands of people walking through Mexico. The people of Mexico are just as happy as I am with what they are doing.”For his part, AMLO responded, “I’m grateful that even President Trump is making it known Mexico is keeping its commitment and there are no threats of tariffs.”AMLO previously promised not to do the “dirty work” of any foreign government on the immigration issue. His government introduced humanitarian visas shortly after taking office Dec. 1, allowing migrants to move freely in Mexico and work for a year—although the scheme was stopped due to crushing demand and a realization many Central Americans used the documents to simply dart through the country. AMLO’s also promised to pump billions into Central American development, starting with funds for a reforestation program in El Salvador.His rhetoric has remained pro-migrant. And he’s even voiced hopes the Trump administration would come around to his way of thinking. “The American people are a very humane people, a Christian people,” he said during the June tariff negotiations. “And what is Christianity? In essence it’s love for the other. The American people are going to attend to this situation.”But while AMLO pretends to play the good cop, his functionaries play the bad cop. Guardia Nacional members have raided hotels in Chiapas state without warrants in search of migrants. Mexico continues receiving asylum seekers to wait in dangerous border cities as their cases are heard in U.S. courts. Migrant shelters have come under scrutiny—including threats of money laundering investigations—even though Mexico’s 2011 migration law decriminalized support for people who lacked the proper papers.“I know the ways of NGOs, but let them tell us what to do, tell us if they would allow 50 people to come and stay in their homes,” immigration commissioner Francisco Garduño groused to Notimex.The coarsening of anti-migrant attitudes in Mexico has some pundits wondering aloud if Trump-style politics are spreading southward.“If the wall was on the border against us, outrage. But if the wall is against Central Americans, cooperation. Does this not look like the seeds of trumpismo a la Mexicana?” wrote Carlos Bravo Regidor and Alexandra Délano Alonso in Letras Libres, a Mexican magazine.AMLO supporters show few signs they differing with their president over the migration issue. Father Alejandro Solalinde, an unabashed AMLO supporter and perhaps the country’s best-known migrant defender, has remained mum.Trump: Agreement Signed With Mexico, Tariffs ‘Indefinitely Suspended’“It’s not fair that people from other countries are supported,” said Miguel Ángel Morales, an artisan attending an AMLO rally in Playa del Carmen. “If they’re coming with bad intentions, it’s better that they’re stopped, that they don’t go to the United States or go anywhere except back to theie country.”A June poll in the newspaper El Universal showed 61.5 percent of Mexicans supporting the crackdown—up from 48.9 percent in October 2018, when many Mexicans of modest means provided caravan travelers with food, water and clothing.Gerardo Maldonado, a professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics who’s studied Mexican attitudes on migration since 2006, also found attitudes towards migrants in the country worsened as the caravans reached Tijuana on the U.S. border in December and a raft of unflattering stories surfaced.He describes Mexican attitudes on migration as “volatile” and often responding to the news cycle. Attitudes toward migrants turned positive in 2010 after a massacre of 72 migrants by the crime cartel Los Zetas at a ranch in Tamaulipas state, but slipped over the past decade and deteriorated with the caravans.“Support for restrictive policies predates Trump’s threats,” Maldonado said. But he adds people are also currently supporting the policies of a popular president—AMLO has an approval rating north of 60 percent—and that tends to sway public opinion.“If the president says, ‘What we’re going to do is make a change and have much more restrictive policies so we can establish order [in the migration through Mexico] people will support it,” he said. “That also implies the government is going to tell them, ‘We’re not going to confront the United States.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Mexico’s Not Paying for Trump’s Wall. It Has Become His Wall.
Herika Martinez/GettySALTO DE AGUA, Mexico—Having trod a clandestine path through the rugged hills from the border with Guatemala, migrants arrive weary and worn out at the Santa Marta shelter in this scruffy railway stop. The route here was rife with risks of robbery, kidnap and rape, but it’s taken by more and more migrants as immigration officials and members of Mexico’s Guardia Nacional—a newly formed militarized police force—step up enforcement in southern Mexico.Sister Diana Muñoz Alba, a human rights lawyer who is one of the four Franciscan nuns running the shelter in Salto de Agua, describes the situation facing migrants in southern Mexico succinctly. “Militarization,” she calls it. And she uses even less flattering language to describe what militarization has done to Mexico as a whole.Trump: If There Was a Wall, Immigrant Dad and Daughter Who Drowned ‘Would Be Saved’“Mexico has turned into ‘the Wall’ and the one paying for it is Mexico,” Muñoz said, referring to Donald Trump’s totemic pledge. In this way, she said, “He kept his campaign promise and this is now nothing more than a strategy for his re-election.”That Mexico would become the border wall is an irony not lost on migrant defenders and some in the Mexican media—especially since Mexico vociferously defends its own citizens living in the United States, whether they entered legally or not. But the move to make Mexico even tougher for mostly Central American migrants to transit has coincided with rising anti-migrant sentiments and follows public opinion that turned negative toward the much-publicized caravans previously crossing the country.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (commonly called “AMLO”), sent his national guard to the northern and southern borders last month as part of a deal to avoid Donald Trump slapping tariffs on Mexican imports. The Mexican public might have felt insulted and extorted by Trump, but polls show Mexicans supporting AMLO’s move to stop migrants, even though the guardia was created originally late last year to calm a countryside plagued by the ongoing drug war.“[AMLO’s] not doing Trump’s dirty work. He’s doing Mexico’s dirty work,” said Federico Estévez, professor at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico. “[Migrants] fundamentally do not enjoy support in Mexico.”Mexico deported nearly 22,000 migrants in June 2019, putting the country on pace to beat its figures for 2018—and capturing Trump’s attention. “Mexico is doing a lot right now... And the numbers are way down,” Trump said July 1. He lauded AMLO and noted, “The Mexican people were very upset with all these… hundreds of thousands of people walking through Mexico. The people of Mexico are just as happy as I am with what they are doing.”For his part, AMLO responded, “I’m grateful that even President Trump is making it known Mexico is keeping its commitment and there are no threats of tariffs.”AMLO previously promised not to do the “dirty work” of any foreign government on the immigration issue. His government introduced humanitarian visas shortly after taking office Dec. 1, allowing migrants to move freely in Mexico and work for a year—although the scheme was stopped due to crushing demand and a realization many Central Americans used the documents to simply dart through the country. AMLO’s also promised to pump billions into Central American development, starting with funds for a reforestation program in El Salvador.His rhetoric has remained pro-migrant. And he’s even voiced hopes the Trump administration would come around to his way of thinking. “The American people are a very humane people, a Christian people,” he said during the June tariff negotiations. “And what is Christianity? In essence it’s love for the other. The American people are going to attend to this situation.”But while AMLO pretends to play the good cop, his functionaries play the bad cop. Guardia Nacional members have raided hotels in Chiapas state without warrants in search of migrants. Mexico continues receiving asylum seekers to wait in dangerous border cities as their cases are heard in U.S. courts. Migrant shelters have come under scrutiny—including threats of money laundering investigations—even though Mexico’s 2011 migration law decriminalized support for people who lacked the proper papers.“I know the ways of NGOs, but let them tell us what to do, tell us if they would allow 50 people to come and stay in their homes,” immigration commissioner Francisco Garduño groused to Notimex.The coarsening of anti-migrant attitudes in Mexico has some pundits wondering aloud if Trump-style politics are spreading southward.“If the wall was on the border against us, outrage. But if the wall is against Central Americans, cooperation. Does this not look like the seeds of trumpismo a la Mexicana?” wrote Carlos Bravo Regidor and Alexandra Délano Alonso in Letras Libres, a Mexican magazine.AMLO supporters show few signs they differing with their president over the migration issue. Father Alejandro Solalinde, an unabashed AMLO supporter and perhaps the country’s best-known migrant defender, has remained mum.Trump: Agreement Signed With Mexico, Tariffs ‘Indefinitely Suspended’“It’s not fair that people from other countries are supported,” said Miguel Ángel Morales, an artisan attending an AMLO rally in Playa del Carmen. “If they’re coming with bad intentions, it’s better that they’re stopped, that they don’t go to the United States or go anywhere except back to theie country.”A June poll in the newspaper El Universal showed 61.5 percent of Mexicans supporting the crackdown—up from 48.9 percent in October 2018, when many Mexicans of modest means provided caravan travelers with food, water and clothing.Gerardo Maldonado, a professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics who’s studied Mexican attitudes on migration since 2006, also found attitudes towards migrants in the country worsened as the caravans reached Tijuana on the U.S. border in December and a raft of unflattering stories surfaced.He describes Mexican attitudes on migration as “volatile” and often responding to the news cycle. Attitudes toward migrants turned positive in 2010 after a massacre of 72 migrants by the crime cartel Los Zetas at a ranch in Tamaulipas state, but slipped over the past decade and deteriorated with the caravans.“Support for restrictive policies predates Trump’s threats,” Maldonado said. But he adds people are also currently supporting the policies of a popular president—AMLO has an approval rating north of 60 percent—and that tends to sway public opinion.“If the president says, ‘What we’re going to do is make a change and have much more restrictive policies so we can establish order [in the migration through Mexico] people will support it,” he said. “That also implies the government is going to tell them, ‘We’re not going to confront the United States.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Sean Gallup/GettyThe Russian intelligence agency behind 2016’s election attacks is training its sights on billionaire financier George Soros, The Daily Beast has learned. The move comes hot on the heels of a surge in U.S.-focused hacking by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate with similarities to 2016 in targeting and methodology. Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros’ Open Society Foundations, confirmed the hack attempt, but couldn’t provide additional details over the weekend. “We were aware of an attack,” Silber told the Daily Beast.Last month Microsoft quietly seized a new batch of 10 deceptive domain names the company says were set up by the hackers known as Fancy Bear, the group intelligence officials and independent analysts have long attributed to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, the GRU. Those web addresses imitate genuine domains used for Microsoft services like Sharepoint, an unmistakable sign that they were intended for use in phishing attacks, in which a victim is tricked into typing their password into a fake login page. Mueller Finally Solves Mysteries About Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ HackersOne domain targets a Singapore-based investment firm, and another references the Berlin anti-corruption organization Transparency International, which Russia has targeted before. Others are generic or ambiguous in their targeting. But one seized domain, soros-my-sharepoint[.]com, jumps out as a clear reference to Soros, a past GRU target from Russia’s 2016 election interference. An additional four phishing domains registered in the same time frame appear to target Soros’ Open Society Foundations, said Kyle Ehmke, an intelligence researcher at the Arlington, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect. Those domains haven’t been seized and ThreatConnect hasn’t found enough evidence to definitively link them to the Russian hackers, said Ehmke. The Kremlin’s targeting of Soros and his organization carries echoes of 2016, when the GRU dumped 2,500 files stolen from the Open Society Foundations for the debut of “DC Leaks”, the fake leak site the spies created for their 2016 election interference campaign. “SOROS INTERNAL FILES – BIG DATA”, the site announced at the time.Some of the stolen files were reportedly altered to create the appearance that Soros was secretly financing Russian opposition candidates, making the leak politically useful to Vladmir Putin. More importantly, the Soros dump earned DC Leaks instant credibility in American right-wing circles, where the 88-year-old Hungarian-American philanthropist plays the role of villainous global puppet-master in countless conspiracy theories. Russia’s Internet Research Agency—the so-called “troll farm, later indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—pushed the same trope on its Facebook and Instagram feeds in the run-up to election day. One meme featured a close-up of Soros against a backdrop of anti-Trump picketers. “No lives matter for those who sponsoring [sic] anti Trump protests,” the caption read. Another imagined Soros confronting the late Senator John McCain. “Hey Johnny, I’m paying you a fortune. I don’t care how much cancer you have, get back to DC and backstab Trump.”The Soros targeting comes in the wave of what one expert describes as a fresh wave of Fancy Bear attempts against political nonprofits in the U.S. that ran from last December to March or April of this year, using similar tactics to the mass phishing campaign that famously ensnared Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief in 2016. “It’s a similar type of activity to what hit Podesta,” said Robert Johnston, the former Marine Corp captain who investigated the 2016 DNC breach, and now heads the financial cybersecurity firm Adlumin. “These were against political organizations and NGOs. The FBI has reached out to of bunch of them.”Putin’s Hackers Now Under Attack—From MicrosoftIn 2016 Microsoft sued Fancy Bear in federal court in Virginia and won, unopposed, an injunction allowing the company to seize any web addresses registered by the GRU’s hackers that imitate a Microsoft product or service. The company has seized over 100 domains so far.Experts caution that Russia’s hackers have always cast a wide net, and there’s no way to tell what their motives are in revisiting old haunts now. It may be pure intelligence gathering, or the opening salvo of a 2020 election interference campaign.“We don't know whether they are ultimately looking to compromise targets for influence operations, internal intelligence uses, or both,” said Ehmke.Either way, Russia likely views its 2016 efforts as a success, and is certain to try for an encore. “I think you should absolutely anticipate a very vocal Russian interference in the 2020 elections,” said Johnston.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Russia’s Election Hackers Are Back—and Targeting Soros
Sean Gallup/GettyThe Russian intelligence agency behind 2016’s election attacks is training its sights on billionaire financier George Soros, The Daily Beast has learned. The move comes hot on the heels of a surge in U.S.-focused hacking by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate with similarities to 2016 in targeting and methodology. Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros’ Open Society Foundations, confirmed the hack attempt, but couldn’t provide additional details over the weekend. “We were aware of an attack,” Silber told the Daily Beast.Last month Microsoft quietly seized a new batch of 10 deceptive domain names the company says were set up by the hackers known as Fancy Bear, the group intelligence officials and independent analysts have long attributed to Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, the GRU. Those web addresses imitate genuine domains used for Microsoft services like Sharepoint, an unmistakable sign that they were intended for use in phishing attacks, in which a victim is tricked into typing their password into a fake login page. Mueller Finally Solves Mysteries About Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ HackersOne domain targets a Singapore-based investment firm, and another references the Berlin anti-corruption organization Transparency International, which Russia has targeted before. Others are generic or ambiguous in their targeting. But one seized domain, soros-my-sharepoint[.]com, jumps out as a clear reference to Soros, a past GRU target from Russia’s 2016 election interference. An additional four phishing domains registered in the same time frame appear to target Soros’ Open Society Foundations, said Kyle Ehmke, an intelligence researcher at the Arlington, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect. Those domains haven’t been seized and ThreatConnect hasn’t found enough evidence to definitively link them to the Russian hackers, said Ehmke. The Kremlin’s targeting of Soros and his organization carries echoes of 2016, when the GRU dumped 2,500 files stolen from the Open Society Foundations for the debut of “DC Leaks”, the fake leak site the spies created for their 2016 election interference campaign. “SOROS INTERNAL FILES – BIG DATA”, the site announced at the time.Some of the stolen files were reportedly altered to create the appearance that Soros was secretly financing Russian opposition candidates, making the leak politically useful to Vladmir Putin. More importantly, the Soros dump earned DC Leaks instant credibility in American right-wing circles, where the 88-year-old Hungarian-American philanthropist plays the role of villainous global puppet-master in countless conspiracy theories. Russia’s Internet Research Agency—the so-called “troll farm, later indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—pushed the same trope on its Facebook and Instagram feeds in the run-up to election day. One meme featured a close-up of Soros against a backdrop of anti-Trump picketers. “No lives matter for those who sponsoring [sic] anti Trump protests,” the caption read. Another imagined Soros confronting the late Senator John McCain. “Hey Johnny, I’m paying you a fortune. I don’t care how much cancer you have, get back to DC and backstab Trump.”The Soros targeting comes in the wave of what one expert describes as a fresh wave of Fancy Bear attempts against political nonprofits in the U.S. that ran from last December to March or April of this year, using similar tactics to the mass phishing campaign that famously ensnared Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief in 2016. “It’s a similar type of activity to what hit Podesta,” said Robert Johnston, the former Marine Corp captain who investigated the 2016 DNC breach, and now heads the financial cybersecurity firm Adlumin. “These were against political organizations and NGOs. The FBI has reached out to of bunch of them.”Putin’s Hackers Now Under Attack—From MicrosoftIn 2016 Microsoft sued Fancy Bear in federal court in Virginia and won, unopposed, an injunction allowing the company to seize any web addresses registered by the GRU’s hackers that imitate a Microsoft product or service. The company has seized over 100 domains so far.Experts caution that Russia’s hackers have always cast a wide net, and there’s no way to tell what their motives are in revisiting old haunts now. It may be pure intelligence gathering, or the opening salvo of a 2020 election interference campaign.“We don't know whether they are ultimately looking to compromise targets for influence operations, internal intelligence uses, or both,” said Ehmke.Either way, Russia likely views its 2016 efforts as a success, and is certain to try for an encore. “I think you should absolutely anticipate a very vocal Russian interference in the 2020 elections,” said Johnston.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off) * 4.2-star average rating, premium 18/8 commercial grade stainless steel, impact-bonded aluminum bottom * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Cooking is better with high-quality tools and cookware. This professional grade set covers all the basics and will elevate the look, efficiency, and feel of your summer dinners and weekend extravaganzas. And you’re even getting the cooking utensils to go with this freezer and dishwasher-safe cooking set. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off) * 4.2-star average rating, premium 18/8 commercial grade stainless steel, impact-bonded aluminum bottom * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Cooking is better with high-quality tools and cookware. This professional grade set covers all the basics and will elevate the look, efficiency, and feel of your summer dinners and weekend extravaganzas. And you’re even getting the cooking utensils to go with this freezer and dishwasher-safe cooking set. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The challenge for candidates will be to demonstrate to voters that the danger is real and affects their daily lives.
Why Democrats Are Casting Trump as a Threat to Democracy
The challenge for candidates will be to demonstrate to voters that the danger is real and affects their daily lives.
The Amalfi Coast is blessed with some of the world's most wonderful seaside scenery, from Positano (pictured) to secret fishing villages
48 hours on . . . the Amalfi Coast, an insider guide to the most seductive place in Italy
The Amalfi Coast is blessed with some of the world's most wonderful seaside scenery, from Positano (pictured) to secret fishing villages
Crazy about cricket? Share your story about this or any other sport played on holiday - PA
Tell us about your favourite sports holiday for the chance to win a £500 Sunvil Holidays voucher
Crazy about cricket? Share your story about this or any other sport played on holiday - PA
Al Maha Resort And Spa, a romantic eco-friendly resort in Murquab, is considered one of the desert’s most seductive hotels - Credit: LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
The most romantic hotels in Dubai, from opulent suites to private picnics in the dunes
Al Maha Resort And Spa, a romantic eco-friendly resort in Murquab, is considered one of the desert’s most seductive hotels - Credit: LOOK Die Bildagentur der Fotografen GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 60% off Samsonite luggage sets. * Includes two and three-piece sets, softside or hardside. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Going somewhere? Don’t pack your bags just yet. Samsonite luggage is up to 60% off for Prime Day, which means you can get a brand new set of bags to stuff full of clothing you won’t wear while on your trip. Choose from hardside or softside sets. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Samsonite Luggage Sets Are Up to 60% Off During Amazon Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 60% off Samsonite luggage sets. * Includes two and three-piece sets, softside or hardside. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Going somewhere? Don’t pack your bags just yet. Samsonite luggage is up to 60% off for Prime Day, which means you can get a brand new set of bags to stuff full of clothing you won’t wear while on your trip. Choose from hardside or softside sets. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAmazon Prime Day is here and Scouted is here to surface the best deals of the two-day deals bonanza. We'll be sifting through everything around the clock to find the best sales out there. Bookmark this page and check back whenever you feel like finding your next great buy. If you want a more curated list, check out specific guides to the best home goods sales, the best tech finds, and our favorite apparel discounts going on now. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here. HomeLectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine, $35 (30% off)Various DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off KitchenDash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15 (21% off)Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off)Misto Aluminum Bottle Oil Sprayer, Set of 2, $14 (22% off)Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off) TechNixplay Seed 10.1-Inch Digital Photo Frame, $105 (29% off) MEATER+ Long-Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer, $80 (20% off)All-new Kindle, $60 (33% off) Fire TV Cube4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player, $70 (42% off)Echo Plus Smart Home Hub, $110 (27% off)Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa, $25 (50% off)Echo Show, $160 (30% off)Portal from Facebook, $79 (56% off)Fire HD 10 Tablet with 32 GB and 10.1-Inch 1080p Full HD Display, $100 (33% off)All-New Fire 7 Tablet with 16 GB and 7-Inch Display, 16 GB, $30 (40% off)Kindle Oasis E-Reader (Previous Generation), $175 (24% off)New Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, $85 (35% off)All-New Kindle with Built-In Front Light, $60 (33% off)All-New Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Two-Camera Kit, $100 (44% off) Ring Video Doorbell Pro, $170 (32% off)eero Pro Advanced Pro-Grade Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System, $99 (50% off) ApparelUp to 30% off athleisure styles for men and womenUp to 50% off men’s and women’s fashion30% off MVMT men’s and women’s watchesUp to 50% off Daniel Wellington watchesadidas Originals Men's Coast Star Sneaker, $39 (45% off)Save up to 40% off Ray-Ban SunglassesLet Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: A Comprehensive Guide to All the Best Prime Day Deals Going on Right Now
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAmazon Prime Day is here and Scouted is here to surface the best deals of the two-day deals bonanza. We'll be sifting through everything around the clock to find the best sales out there. Bookmark this page and check back whenever you feel like finding your next great buy. If you want a more curated list, check out specific guides to the best home goods sales, the best tech finds, and our favorite apparel discounts going on now. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here. HomeLectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine, $35 (30% off)Various DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off KitchenDash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15 (21% off)Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off)Misto Aluminum Bottle Oil Sprayer, Set of 2, $14 (22% off)Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off) TechNixplay Seed 10.1-Inch Digital Photo Frame, $105 (29% off) MEATER+ Long-Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer, $80 (20% off)All-new Kindle, $60 (33% off) Fire TV Cube4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player, $70 (42% off)Echo Plus Smart Home Hub, $110 (27% off)Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa, $25 (50% off)Echo Show, $160 (30% off)Portal from Facebook, $79 (56% off)Fire HD 10 Tablet with 32 GB and 10.1-Inch 1080p Full HD Display, $100 (33% off)All-New Fire 7 Tablet with 16 GB and 7-Inch Display, 16 GB, $30 (40% off)Kindle Oasis E-Reader (Previous Generation), $175 (24% off)New Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, $85 (35% off)All-New Kindle with Built-In Front Light, $60 (33% off)All-New Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Two-Camera Kit, $100 (44% off) Ring Video Doorbell Pro, $170 (32% off)eero Pro Advanced Pro-Grade Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System, $99 (50% off) ApparelUp to 30% off athleisure styles for men and womenUp to 50% off men’s and women’s fashion30% off MVMT men’s and women’s watchesUp to 50% off Daniel Wellington watchesadidas Originals Men's Coast Star Sneaker, $39 (45% off)Save up to 40% off Ray-Ban SunglassesLet Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
This centuries-old trading hub is a creative sweet spot where ideas thrive and a buzz of entrepreneurialism charges the air with an intoxicating energy
48 hours in . . . Marrakech, an insider guide to the Red City
This centuries-old trading hub is a creative sweet spot where ideas thrive and a buzz of entrepreneurialism charges the air with an intoxicating energy
Florence Welch performing at Hyde Park on Saturday - WireImage
Florence and the Machine, Hyde Park review: flying the flag for 'the matriarchy' with poise, power – and a faultless voice
Florence Welch performing at Hyde Park on Saturday - WireImage
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Various DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off * Grab everything you need to make your next home improvement project a breeze. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Working on coffee tables, hanging new art, or even tightening a loose cooking pan handle is much easier with the right tools. When an iconic brand like DEWALT cuts prices on mainstay gear by more than a third, it’s a great opportunity to update your toolbox — or finally get one. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Stock Up Your Home Improvement Toolbox With Up to 35% Off DEWALT Gear
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Various DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off * Grab everything you need to make your next home improvement project a breeze. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Working on coffee tables, hanging new art, or even tightening a loose cooking pan handle is much easier with the right tools. When an iconic brand like DEWALT cuts prices on mainstay gear by more than a third, it’s a great opportunity to update your toolbox — or finally get one. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Manchester United's £15m capture of Wales starlet Daniel James is the standout Premier League summer signing so far - Manchester United
Premier League transfers 2019/20: A club-by-club guide
Manchester United's £15m capture of Wales starlet Daniel James is the standout Premier League summer signing so far - Manchester United
Just how much will the riders earn this year?
Tour de France 2019 prize money: How much do riders and teams earn in cash?
Just how much will the riders earn this year?
The question on everyone's mind... how exactly do cyclists go to the bathroom?
The Tour de France rules: What do the jersey colours mean, how do time trials work and just how do riders go to the toilet?
The question on everyone's mind... how exactly do cyclists go to the bathroom?
Micro Focus last week said there was still a 'complex and significant programme of work' to absorb HP's software division - Bloomberg
Micro Focus chairman nets £11.6m after selling half his shares for 'personal reasons'
Micro Focus last week said there was still a 'complex and significant programme of work' to absorb HP's software division - Bloomberg
Simona Halep is richer to the tune of £2m after her victory on Saturday - Action Plus
Wimbledon 2019 prize money: How much will Simona Halep and Novac Djokovic earn?
Simona Halep is richer to the tune of £2m after her victory on Saturday - Action Plus
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * MEATER+ Long-Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer, $80 (20% off). * Bluetooth-enabled, oven-safe, 165-foot range, easy-to-use. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sure, you could rely on your oven’s thermometer and hope for the best. But the future is now and you have options. MEATER+ is a digital thermometer that you put into your food while it’s in the oven and it transmits real-time data to your phone. It’s probably the coolest thermometer I’ve ever used. And with this rare deal, you’ll give your frequent cooking a kick you’ll actually love using again and again. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: With the MEATER+ Digital Thermometer, You’ll Never Have to Guess Your Food Temp Again
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * MEATER+ Long-Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer, $80 (20% off). * Bluetooth-enabled, oven-safe, 165-foot range, easy-to-use. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sure, you could rely on your oven’s thermometer and hope for the best. But the future is now and you have options. MEATER+ is a digital thermometer that you put into your food while it’s in the oven and it transmits real-time data to your phone. It’s probably the coolest thermometer I’ve ever used. And with this rare deal, you’ll give your frequent cooking a kick you’ll actually love using again and again. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Tourists shelter from the rain in London under an umbrella featuring the Union Jack - © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP
St Swithin's Day 2019: How a Saxon bishop's ire supposedly led to 40 days of rain
Tourists shelter from the rain in London under an umbrella featuring the Union Jack - © 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 40% off Ray-Ban Sunglasses. * Round, Aviator, Rectangular, and more frames are included. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Ray-Bans are the epitome of classic investment sunglasses. Get a pair of your own during this Prime Day deal on 35 different styles of Ray-Ban sunglasses for as low as $57. Choose from different lens colors and shapes for up to 40% off and get the one you want to wear every day, even if it’s not sunny. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Classic Ray-Bans Are Up to 40% Off on Amazon for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 40% off Ray-Ban Sunglasses. * Round, Aviator, Rectangular, and more frames are included. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Ray-Bans are the epitome of classic investment sunglasses. Get a pair of your own during this Prime Day deal on 35 different styles of Ray-Ban sunglasses for as low as $57. Choose from different lens colors and shapes for up to 40% off and get the one you want to wear every day, even if it’s not sunny. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Amazon Prime Day is here and, with it, all the best deals on the products you've had in your shopping basket for months - Getty Images Contributor
Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: best offers on laptops, tablets and chromebooks in today's sale
Amazon Prime Day is here and, with it, all the best deals on the products you've had in your shopping basket for months - Getty Images Contributor
Ben Stokes and Joe Root on the balcony at Lord's with the Cricket World Cup trophy - ICC
England celebrate winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup final at The Oval
Ben Stokes and Joe Root on the balcony at Lord's with the Cricket World Cup trophy - ICC
They were convicted of minor crimes as teens and now face beheading and 'crucifixion' in Saudi Arabia (ABC News)
They were convicted of minor crimes as teens and now face beheading and 'crucifixion' in Saudi Arabia
They were convicted of minor crimes as teens and now face beheading and 'crucifixion' in Saudi Arabia (ABC News)
College graduate to run across the US to raise awareness on ocean plastics pollution (ABC News)
College graduate to run across the US to raise awareness on ocean plastics pollution
College graduate to run across the US to raise awareness on ocean plastics pollution (ABC News)
How these Native American women found the strength to heal through running: 'We're protecting each other' (ABC News)
How these Native American women found the strength to heal through running: 'We're protecting each other'
How these Native American women found the strength to heal through running: 'We're protecting each other' (ABC News)
Jerry Seinfeld made his first UK appearances in eight years - Getty Images
Jerry Seinfeld, Eventim Apollo, review: yes, a true comedy great – but monotonously, familiarly great
Jerry Seinfeld made his first UK appearances in eight years - Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off) * Includes a skillet, round griddle, dutch oven, and a lid for the oven, preseasoned with no synthetic materials or chemicals. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Amazon seems to enjoy brands dropping new products during Prime Day and a great example right now is Lodge’s new Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set. Each of the four in the set is preseasoned to Lodge’s specs with no synthetic materials or harmful chemicals. And while some Prime Day product launches come in at full price, you can get this set for $70, which is 24% off. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Prime Day Product Launch: 4-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set from Scouted Favorite Brand Lodge
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off) * Includes a skillet, round griddle, dutch oven, and a lid for the oven, preseasoned with no synthetic materials or chemicals. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Amazon seems to enjoy brands dropping new products during Prime Day and a great example right now is Lodge’s new Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set. Each of the four in the set is preseasoned to Lodge’s specs with no synthetic materials or harmful chemicals. And while some Prime Day product launches come in at full price, you can get this set for $70, which is 24% off. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Espirito Santo has dimissed suggestions that Wolves could break into the top six in 2019/20 - Getty Images Europe
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo warns club need to add 'quality' players to compete again next season
Espirito Santo has dimissed suggestions that Wolves could break into the top six in 2019/20 - Getty Images Europe
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * All-new Kindle, $60 (33% off) * Built-in front light, 167 ppi glare-free display, 4GB storage, one-handed reading. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s hard to stay away from e-readers and the increasingly good quality of Amazon’s Kindles is to blame. In the April 2019 release of its new entry-level Kindle, Amazon gave us a front light, which was the single most important thing missing from the entry-level model. We’re not surprised to see it down to $60 during Prime Day and you shouldn’t be surprised by how good of a deal this is. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The New Entry-Level Kindle Has a Front-Light and Is $60 During Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * All-new Kindle, $60 (33% off) * Built-in front light, 167 ppi glare-free display, 4GB storage, one-handed reading. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s hard to stay away from e-readers and the increasingly good quality of Amazon’s Kindles is to blame. In the April 2019 release of its new entry-level Kindle, Amazon gave us a front light, which was the single most important thing missing from the entry-level model. We’re not surprised to see it down to $60 during Prime Day and you shouldn’t be surprised by how good of a deal this is. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are currently campaigning at Conservative Party hustings around the UK. - Getty Images
Tory leadership race: When will the Conservative Party vote for the new Prime Minister?
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are currently campaigning at Conservative Party hustings around the UK. - Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 40% on camping clothing and gear. * Choose from insulated vests to duffle bags that fit all your snacks and supplies. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or have barely ventured into your own backyard in the last calendar year, there’s nothing like durable clothing and gear to get you into that camping spirit. This Prime Day, shop cargo shorts with all the pockets, inflatable pillows, and fishing gloves from top outdoor brands like Marmot, Columbia, and CamelBak. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Brave the Outdoors With Durable Camping Clothing and Gear From Top-Rated Brands
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 40% on camping clothing and gear. * Choose from insulated vests to duffle bags that fit all your snacks and supplies. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or have barely ventured into your own backyard in the last calendar year, there’s nothing like durable clothing and gear to get you into that camping spirit. This Prime Day, shop cargo shorts with all the pockets, inflatable pillows, and fishing gloves from top outdoor brands like Marmot, Columbia, and CamelBak. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * All-New Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security 2 Camera Kit,$100 (44% off). * Indoor and outdoor, two-way audio, two-year battery life, and cloud storage. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.The Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera lets you talk to visitors at your place through the smartphone or tablet app and lets them talk right back to you. And with customizable motion detection, you can decide where in the camera’s vision motion is important, meaning that distracting movements by pets, kids, or plants won’t alarm you. Amazon is also offering free storage for all of your clips on the cloud so you don’t have to fuss with microUSB cards or downloads. All this is down to $100 from $180 right now, so upgrade your home situational awareness while it’s on sale. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Amazon Is Marking Down Its New Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera Kits By Nearly Half for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * All-New Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security 2 Camera Kit,$100 (44% off). * Indoor and outdoor, two-way audio, two-year battery life, and cloud storage. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.The Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera lets you talk to visitors at your place through the smartphone or tablet app and lets them talk right back to you. And with customizable motion detection, you can decide where in the camera’s vision motion is important, meaning that distracting movements by pets, kids, or plants won’t alarm you. Amazon is also offering free storage for all of your clips on the cloud so you don’t have to fuss with microUSB cards or downloads. All this is down to $100 from $180 right now, so upgrade your home situational awareness while it’s on sale. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 30% on Clarisonic cleansing brushes. * Select from a variety of bristle strengths based on your skincare needs. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.You can slather all the concealer you want on that zit, but at the end of the day, what’s really going to treat acne at the source is a deep clean. Clarisonic’s rotating bristles gently exfoliate the skin while unclogging pores, blending makeup, reducing inflammation, and more. Thanks to these awesome Prime Day deals, you don’t even need to live on a Hollywood star’s salary to get red carpet-ready skin. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 30% on Clarisonic cleansing brushes. * Select from a variety of bristle strengths based on your skincare needs. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.You can slather all the concealer you want on that zit, but at the end of the day, what’s really going to treat acne at the source is a deep clean. Clarisonic’s rotating bristles gently exfoliate the skin while unclogging pores, blending makeup, reducing inflammation, and more. Thanks to these awesome Prime Day deals, you don’t even need to live on a Hollywood star’s salary to get red carpet-ready skin. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
'Do not take the bait': Democratic lawmakers respond to Trump's 'go back' remarks (ABC News)
'Do not take the bait': Democratic lawmakers respond to Trump's 'go back' remarks
'Do not take the bait': Democratic lawmakers respond to Trump's 'go back' remarks (ABC News)
A new report has called for the government to rethink its tax credits after R&D spending flatlined for a fifth year in a row - Getty Images Contributor
Government told to overhaul tax relief for startups to boost stagnant R&D spend
A new report has called for the government to rethink its tax credits after R&D spending flatlined for a fifth year in a row - Getty Images Contributor
Isabel Oswell is head of Business Audience at the British library, whose Business and IP centre gave face-to-face support to over 5,000 people last year - Rii Schroer
Libraries should offer private space to women who want to start businesses, MPs report says
Isabel Oswell is head of Business Audience at the British library, whose Business and IP centre gave face-to-face support to over 5,000 people last year - Rii Schroer
Shachar Bialick, chief executive of Curve, which lets users link up all their bank cards to one card or app - Curve
Curve raises $55m for mobile payment app that combines multiple bank cards
Shachar Bialick, chief executive of Curve, which lets users link up all their bank cards to one card or app - Curve
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, $159 (31% off). * Comes in black or white colorway, up to 15 hours play time, allows multiple connections. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Bose is synonymous with quality audio gear. And when you notice Amazon’s dropped 31% off its top-rated SoundLink headphones, you pay attention. The set comes in either black or a striking white-and-beige colorway. More than 2,000 reviewers left the Bose set a 4.3-star average rating and its battery life alone will mean it can be your everyday headphone. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Grab a Pair of the Stylish and Top-Rated Bose SoundLink II Headphones for $170 Right Now
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II, $159 (31% off). * Comes in black or white colorway, up to 15 hours play time, allows multiple connections. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Bose is synonymous with quality audio gear. And when you notice Amazon’s dropped 31% off its top-rated SoundLink headphones, you pay attention. The set comes in either black or a striking white-and-beige colorway. More than 2,000 reviewers left the Bose set a 4.3-star average rating and its battery life alone will mean it can be your everyday headphone. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, at a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, at a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, at a press conference, to address remarks made by US President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (R), Rashida Tlaib (second from R), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (third from R) and Ilhan Omar (L) at a press conference to respond to President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (R), Rashida Tlaib (second from R), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (third from R) and Ilhan Omar (L) at a press conference to respond to President Donald Trump
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley (R), Rashida Tlaib (second from R), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (third from R) and Ilhan Omar (L) at a press conference to respond to President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)
Donald Trump and Theresa May - AP
Theresa May thinks Donald Trump's comments about congresswomen are 'completely unacceptable'
Donald Trump and Theresa May - AP
President Trump denied that his tweets—telling several congresswomen of color to go back to the countries “from which they came”—were racist. Plus: a 2020 sleeper issue.
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump Tends to His Core Voters
President Trump denied that his tweets—telling several congresswomen of color to go back to the countries “from which they came”—were racist. Plus: a 2020 sleeper issue.
President Trump denied that his tweets—telling several congresswomen of color to go back to the countries “from which they came”—were racist. Plus: a 2020 sleeper issue.
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump Tends to His Core Voters
President Trump denied that his tweets—telling several congresswomen of color to go back to the countries “from which they came”—were racist. Plus: a 2020 sleeper issue.
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettySilicon Valley's best and brightest will be busy this week in a trio of tech-centric hearings on Capitol Hill. The goal for these reps personifying the biggest of Big Tech: Act as tiny as possible. Tech's best possible outcome is one in which its representatives in Congress trot off the Hill looking lightly chastened and deferential, Congressional egos adequately inflated. In front of lawmakers, the game plan for these companies is to act small—even as they pursue their respective manifest destinies, reshaping the world at any cost.The main events will be a pair of hearings examining the Facebook's new digital currency, Libra. The company’s cryptocurrency lead David Marcus will argue that its new cryptocurrency Libra—a "giant leap forward"—poses not only no threat to existing financial institutions (why launch it then?) but that the project is barely Facebook's at all. Instead, the company has cobbled together something it calls the Libra Association, a group of blockchain and financial entities forming a "wholly independent organization." Nevermind that Calibra's first project will be a digital wallet for Facebook Messenger and Facebook-owned WhatsApp inviting business owners on the company's platform to transact with its 2.3 billion users. "That increased usage is likely to yield greater advertising revenue for Facebook," Marcus notes. Beyond concerns over Facebook blazing a path into some only lightly-charted cryptocurrency territory, lawmakers are worried about where the company came from, given its fairly extensive history of deprioritizing user privacy in favor of aggressive growth. (Mark Zuckerberg’s alternatingly cooperative and condescending comments about regulating Facebook’s veritable nation of data probably aren’t helping.)Facebook will have the most time in the hot seat by far, but Google and Amazon also have their work cut out for them. Reps from the three companies—as well as Apple—will face down one of their fiercest critics in Congress on Tuesday as three of the five most valuable companies in the world walk a tightrope, masquerading as regular businesses instead of sprawling, data-gobbling empires unlike anything history has ever known. While Facebook, Google, and Amazon make their respective cases, Apple will grapple with its own antitrust demons as the company tries to differentiate its business model from that of its more data-centric, privacy-careless peers. Congress and CryptocurrencyAcross two hearings, lawmakers will grill Facebook’s Marcus, CEO of the company’s new cryptocurrency subsidiary Calibra. That’s the subsidiary Facebook created to develop a digital wallet and other financial services for its currency, called Libra. On Tuesday, Marcus will appear before the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. ET (livestream available here). In the past, that committee, chaired by Mike Crapo (R-ID), has pressed Facebook on the company’s privacy practices and how third parties might leverage financial data on its users, two themes likely to emerge in its questioning Tuesday. At Facebook, Marcus is now synonymous with the company’s cryptocurrency aspirations, but it wasn’t always that way. The executive is better known for his four years spent as Facebook’s VP of Messaging, a key piece of the company’s aggressive social media empire. In mid-2018, Facebook announced that Marcus would leave his post to explore blockchain applications for the company and Libra is the project that grew out of his time doing so. The former president of PayPal, Marcus joined Coinbase’s board in 2017, a move that suggested Facebook was interested in leveraging its unrivaled social graph for in-app payments.He only served on the board for nine months, but his blend of experience in payments, messaging, and the broader cryptocurrency world made him well-suited to dream up a vision in which Facebook reimagines itself as a digital payment platform. Maxine Waters vs. FacebookCongress isn’t likely to warm to Facebook’s ambitions. Case in point: The House Financial Services Committee is working on a draft of a bill called the “Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act.” The act is targeting Libra in no uncertain terms and plans to block “the establishment of an alternative financial currency controlled by large, private, for-profit companies with little government oversight.” On Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, the House's Committee on Financial Services will host Marcus for Facebook's second hearing in two days (livestream available here). This round will examine the impact of Facebook’s digital currency project on “consumers, investors, and the American financial system.” The committee is chaired by California Rep. Maxine Waters, who issued the call for Libra to come under congressional scrutiny when the project was first announced and later called for a moratorium on the project’s development. Facebook Co-Founder Calls Its Cryptocurrency Plans ‘Frightening’The Facebook executive’s testimony for the first hearing, available now, rehashes most of the company’s major talking points around privacy and the Facebook-created Libra Association, an oversight body for the project.While Marcus is likely to hew to his media training and recycle the previous day’s talking points, he’s likely to encounter more open hostility in the House hearing, which could lead to some rare unguarded moments for famously slippery company. Big Tech’s Antitrust NightmareBeyond a duo of cryptocurrency hearings, Facebook has a third date with Congress. On Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET., Facebook’s head of global policy Matt Perault will appear with representatives from Amazon, Google, and Apple in a hearing with the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee. Google Director of Economic Policy Adam Cohen will represent the search giant, Apple is sending Kyle Andeer, VP of Corporate Law, and Amazon will send Associate General Counsel Nate Sutton.Tuesday’s event is the antitrust subcommittee’s second look into big tech’s bad behavior, with this round is focused on how those companies might be stifling innovation. The first hearing, held on June 11, examined how big internet platforms are impacting the media landscape. The subcommittee’s chairman David Cicilline (RI-D) is a fierce tech critic known for issuing ominous threats in Silicon Valley’s direction.Which 2020 Candidates Pose the Biggest Threat to Big Tech?“American antitrust agencies have not pursued a significant monopoly case in more than two decades, even as corporate concentration and monopoly power have reached historic levels,” Cicilline wrote in an op-ed earlier this year.The tech industry is on edge waiting to see if Congress will back its bark with bite, but those tensions rarely boil over in hearings like these. Tech’s c-suite execs are generally a bit likelier to veer off the rails than the folks who massage a company’s message full-time—they’re in charge, after all—but even top dogs usually stick to the script.Between its disciplined policy leads and teflon legal eagles, the clash between Cicilline’s committee and tech’s most powerful players isn’t likely to produce fireworks. But with this corner of Congress plotting an exhaustive "top-to-bottom" antitrust examination of the tech industry, lawmakers might just be getting started.“These are huge monopolies and we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make markets work,” Cicilline said last month. “We’re in this very serious monopoly moment.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Big Tech Will Face Congress to Argue It Doesn’t Have Too Much Power
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/GettySilicon Valley's best and brightest will be busy this week in a trio of tech-centric hearings on Capitol Hill. The goal for these reps personifying the biggest of Big Tech: Act as tiny as possible. Tech's best possible outcome is one in which its representatives in Congress trot off the Hill looking lightly chastened and deferential, Congressional egos adequately inflated. In front of lawmakers, the game plan for these companies is to act small—even as they pursue their respective manifest destinies, reshaping the world at any cost.The main events will be a pair of hearings examining the Facebook's new digital currency, Libra. The company’s cryptocurrency lead David Marcus will argue that its new cryptocurrency Libra—a "giant leap forward"—poses not only no threat to existing financial institutions (why launch it then?) but that the project is barely Facebook's at all. Instead, the company has cobbled together something it calls the Libra Association, a group of blockchain and financial entities forming a "wholly independent organization." Nevermind that Calibra's first project will be a digital wallet for Facebook Messenger and Facebook-owned WhatsApp inviting business owners on the company's platform to transact with its 2.3 billion users. "That increased usage is likely to yield greater advertising revenue for Facebook," Marcus notes. Beyond concerns over Facebook blazing a path into some only lightly-charted cryptocurrency territory, lawmakers are worried about where the company came from, given its fairly extensive history of deprioritizing user privacy in favor of aggressive growth. (Mark Zuckerberg’s alternatingly cooperative and condescending comments about regulating Facebook’s veritable nation of data probably aren’t helping.)Facebook will have the most time in the hot seat by far, but Google and Amazon also have their work cut out for them. Reps from the three companies—as well as Apple—will face down one of their fiercest critics in Congress on Tuesday as three of the five most valuable companies in the world walk a tightrope, masquerading as regular businesses instead of sprawling, data-gobbling empires unlike anything history has ever known. While Facebook, Google, and Amazon make their respective cases, Apple will grapple with its own antitrust demons as the company tries to differentiate its business model from that of its more data-centric, privacy-careless peers. Congress and CryptocurrencyAcross two hearings, lawmakers will grill Facebook’s Marcus, CEO of the company’s new cryptocurrency subsidiary Calibra. That’s the subsidiary Facebook created to develop a digital wallet and other financial services for its currency, called Libra. On Tuesday, Marcus will appear before the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. ET (livestream available here). In the past, that committee, chaired by Mike Crapo (R-ID), has pressed Facebook on the company’s privacy practices and how third parties might leverage financial data on its users, two themes likely to emerge in its questioning Tuesday. At Facebook, Marcus is now synonymous with the company’s cryptocurrency aspirations, but it wasn’t always that way. The executive is better known for his four years spent as Facebook’s VP of Messaging, a key piece of the company’s aggressive social media empire. In mid-2018, Facebook announced that Marcus would leave his post to explore blockchain applications for the company and Libra is the project that grew out of his time doing so. The former president of PayPal, Marcus joined Coinbase’s board in 2017, a move that suggested Facebook was interested in leveraging its unrivaled social graph for in-app payments.He only served on the board for nine months, but his blend of experience in payments, messaging, and the broader cryptocurrency world made him well-suited to dream up a vision in which Facebook reimagines itself as a digital payment platform. Maxine Waters vs. FacebookCongress isn’t likely to warm to Facebook’s ambitions. Case in point: The House Financial Services Committee is working on a draft of a bill called the “Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act.” The act is targeting Libra in no uncertain terms and plans to block “the establishment of an alternative financial currency controlled by large, private, for-profit companies with little government oversight.” On Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, the House's Committee on Financial Services will host Marcus for Facebook's second hearing in two days (livestream available here). This round will examine the impact of Facebook’s digital currency project on “consumers, investors, and the American financial system.” The committee is chaired by California Rep. Maxine Waters, who issued the call for Libra to come under congressional scrutiny when the project was first announced and later called for a moratorium on the project’s development. Facebook Co-Founder Calls Its Cryptocurrency Plans ‘Frightening’The Facebook executive’s testimony for the first hearing, available now, rehashes most of the company’s major talking points around privacy and the Facebook-created Libra Association, an oversight body for the project.While Marcus is likely to hew to his media training and recycle the previous day’s talking points, he’s likely to encounter more open hostility in the House hearing, which could lead to some rare unguarded moments for famously slippery company. Big Tech’s Antitrust NightmareBeyond a duo of cryptocurrency hearings, Facebook has a third date with Congress. On Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET., Facebook’s head of global policy Matt Perault will appear with representatives from Amazon, Google, and Apple in a hearing with the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee. Google Director of Economic Policy Adam Cohen will represent the search giant, Apple is sending Kyle Andeer, VP of Corporate Law, and Amazon will send Associate General Counsel Nate Sutton.Tuesday’s event is the antitrust subcommittee’s second look into big tech’s bad behavior, with this round is focused on how those companies might be stifling innovation. The first hearing, held on June 11, examined how big internet platforms are impacting the media landscape. The subcommittee’s chairman David Cicilline (RI-D) is a fierce tech critic known for issuing ominous threats in Silicon Valley’s direction.Which 2020 Candidates Pose the Biggest Threat to Big Tech?“American antitrust agencies have not pursued a significant monopoly case in more than two decades, even as corporate concentration and monopoly power have reached historic levels,” Cicilline wrote in an op-ed earlier this year.The tech industry is on edge waiting to see if Congress will back its bark with bite, but those tensions rarely boil over in hearings like these. Tech’s c-suite execs are generally a bit likelier to veer off the rails than the folks who massage a company’s message full-time—they’re in charge, after all—but even top dogs usually stick to the script.Between its disciplined policy leads and teflon legal eagles, the clash between Cicilline’s committee and tech’s most powerful players isn’t likely to produce fireworks. But with this corner of Congress plotting an exhaustive "top-to-bottom" antitrust examination of the tech industry, lawmakers might just be getting started.“These are huge monopolies and we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make markets work,” Cicilline said last month. “We’re in this very serious monopoly moment.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 59% on dental hygiene products. * Top oral care brands are slashing their prices on electronic toothbrushes, whitening strips, and all-natural toothpaste. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Now that the weather outside is muggy AF, we’ll take any opportunity to feel even remotely fresh. That’s why we’re excited about these new Prime Day offerings from Oral-B, Crest, and Burt’s Bees, including a coconut charcoal-activated toothpaste, a rechargeable electric toothbrush, and an at-home whitening kit. Fancy a spa day for your teeth? | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Oral-B, Crest, and Burt’s Bees are Running Huge Sales This Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 59% on dental hygiene products. * Top oral care brands are slashing their prices on electronic toothbrushes, whitening strips, and all-natural toothpaste. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Now that the weather outside is muggy AF, we’ll take any opportunity to feel even remotely fresh. That’s why we’re excited about these new Prime Day offerings from Oral-B, Crest, and Burt’s Bees, including a coconut charcoal-activated toothpaste, a rechargeable electric toothbrush, and an at-home whitening kit. Fancy a spa day for your teeth? | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
California hiker who disappeared with small dog found alive: Authorities (ABC News)
California hiker who disappeared with small dog found alive: Authorities
California hiker who disappeared with small dog found alive: Authorities (ABC News)
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 40% off Eddie Bauer. * Styles for men and women, all styles under $100. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Outfitting yourself for the great outdoors takes finding the right brand that knows what it’s doing. Eddie Bauer is that brand and it’s all on sale during Prime Day. Get deals on waterproof jackets, backpacks, shoes, and more. With up to 40% off gear for men and women, you’ll be hitting the hills in no time.| Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Brendan Smialowski/GettyThe four progressive Democratic lawmakers who President Donald Trump has targeted with repeated racist taunts in recent days hit back at him during a fiery press conference on Monday.Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)—who call themselves “the Squad”—appeared together on Capitol Hill to jointly denounce Trump for repeatedly saying that they should go back to the countries they came from, as well as other smears, like suggestions they are anti-American, anti-Semitic, and supportive of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. The four freshmen lawmakers mixed forceful responses to Trump’s language with broader critiques of his presidency. Tlaib, for example, framed Trump’s remarks as a continuation of his “racist, xenophobic playbook” and urged support for impeachment of the president.Trump Goes on Unhinged Rant Defending Racist Tweets: ‘If You Don’t Like It Here, You Can Leave’Omar attacked the administration’s immigration policy, economic agenda and brought up in visceral detail Trump’s long record of inflammatory comments. “We have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to,” said Omar.And on Trump calling for the women of color—all U.S. citizens, and all but Omar born in the U.S.—to leave, Omar said, "Every single person who's brown or black in this country has heard that.”The lawmakers’ joint appearance came hours after Trump continued to attack them—particularly Omar, who the president claimed “hates Jews”—in a White House press gaggle Monday morning. And just minutes before their press conference, he re-upped his attacks: “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE,” he tweeted, “YOU CAN LEAVE!” The president’s tirades served to unify Democrats around the four progressive freshmen after a week that sharply divided them and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. In her remarks, Pressley alluded to some of the divisions within the Democratic caucus, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dismissal of the so-called “Squad” as a lonely group of four.“Our squad is big,” said Pressley. “We cannot—we will not—be silenced.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
‘The Squad’ Hits Back at Trump’s Racist Tirade: ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’
Brendan Smialowski/GettyThe four progressive Democratic lawmakers who President Donald Trump has targeted with repeated racist taunts in recent days hit back at him during a fiery press conference on Monday.Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)—who call themselves “the Squad”—appeared together on Capitol Hill to jointly denounce Trump for repeatedly saying that they should go back to the countries they came from, as well as other smears, like suggestions they are anti-American, anti-Semitic, and supportive of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. The four freshmen lawmakers mixed forceful responses to Trump’s language with broader critiques of his presidency. Tlaib, for example, framed Trump’s remarks as a continuation of his “racist, xenophobic playbook” and urged support for impeachment of the president.Trump Goes on Unhinged Rant Defending Racist Tweets: ‘If You Don’t Like It Here, You Can Leave’Omar attacked the administration’s immigration policy, economic agenda and brought up in visceral detail Trump’s long record of inflammatory comments. “We have to take action when a president is openly violating the oath he took to the Constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to,” said Omar.And on Trump calling for the women of color—all U.S. citizens, and all but Omar born in the U.S.—to leave, Omar said, "Every single person who's brown or black in this country has heard that.”The lawmakers’ joint appearance came hours after Trump continued to attack them—particularly Omar, who the president claimed “hates Jews”—in a White House press gaggle Monday morning. And just minutes before their press conference, he re-upped his attacks: “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE,” he tweeted, “YOU CAN LEAVE!” The president’s tirades served to unify Democrats around the four progressive freshmen after a week that sharply divided them and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. In her remarks, Pressley alluded to some of the divisions within the Democratic caucus, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dismissal of the so-called “Squad” as a lonely group of four.“Our squad is big,” said Pressley. “We cannot—we will not—be silenced.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Infrastructure doesn’t only exist when it fails.
Revenge of the Power Grid
Infrastructure doesn’t only exist when it fails.
With his attacks on Democratic women of color and his threats to undocumented immigrants, President Trump has only one small audience in mind.
All About That Base
With his attacks on Democratic women of color and his threats to undocumented immigrants, President Trump has only one small audience in mind.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill / Driver, $35 (20% off). * 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery, lightweight, compact. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Everyone needs a drill. Whether you’re putting up some art this summer or want to get through building your new furniture faster and more efficiently, you’ll want one of these. Besides, it makes everything much easier and less stressful. With a $35 drill that more than 5,000 reviewers left a 4.5-star average rating, this Prime Day deal’s a no-brainer | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Get the Drill Your Home Deserves From Black+Decker With This Prime Day Deal
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill / Driver, $35 (20% off). * 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery, lightweight, compact. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Everyone needs a drill. Whether you’re putting up some art this summer or want to get through building your new furniture faster and more efficiently, you’ll want one of these. Besides, it makes everything much easier and less stressful. With a $35 drill that more than 5,000 reviewers left a 4.5-star average rating, this Prime Day deal’s a no-brainer | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Two women at a Burger King tell manager to 'go back to Mexico': Video (ABC News)
Two women at a Burger King tell manager to 'go back to Mexico': Video
Two women at a Burger King tell manager to 'go back to Mexico': Video (ABC News)
Pamela Tulizo/GettyHealth officials are racing to retrace the steps of a pastor who brought Ebola to a new city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—a long-feared development described as a potential “game changer” in the arc of the outbreak.World Health Organization emergencies chief Mike Ryan said responders identified 60 people the pastor came in contact with during his travels."We have found and vaccinated 30, and hopefully we will have the other 30 in the next 24 hours," he told reporters in Geneva on Monday.Earlier this month, the pastor traveled from Bukavu to Butembo, where Ebola has been raging and where he preached at seven churches and had physical contact with ill worshippers, according to a statement the Congo health ministry posted on Twitter.He began experiencing symptoms on July 9 and then took a bus to Goma six days later. The ministry said that he may have tried to hide his symptoms and identity at several checkpoints, the ministry saidHe checked himself into a clinic on Sunday and tested positive for Ebola a few hours later. He has since been transferred to a clinic in Butembo.Ebola Doctor’s War Zone Dispatch: Looting, Kidnappings and MistrustThe World Health Organization has been criticized for not declaring the Ebola outbreak in Congo an emergency—but that might be changing.WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the Geneva press conference that an emergency committee will meet soon to reconsider the situation.“The identification of the case in Goma could potentially be a game changer in this epidemic," he said, calling Goma “a gateway to the region and the world.” Ebola has killed 1,665 people and infected 2,500 during the current Congo outbreak—the largest since the 2014 outbreak that killed 11,300 people in West Africa. Health officials have been fighting the hemorrhagic fever while Congo is in the grips of a civil war. Doctors have had to contend with rebel violence and also deep distrust of medical responders.“We’re dealing with one of the world’s most dangerous viruses in one of the world’s most dangerous areas,” Ghebreyesus said, noting that two Ebola responders were recently murdered in their homes in Beni.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Congo Traces Steps of Pastor Who Brought Ebola to New City
Pamela Tulizo/GettyHealth officials are racing to retrace the steps of a pastor who brought Ebola to a new city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—a long-feared development described as a potential “game changer” in the arc of the outbreak.World Health Organization emergencies chief Mike Ryan said responders identified 60 people the pastor came in contact with during his travels."We have found and vaccinated 30, and hopefully we will have the other 30 in the next 24 hours," he told reporters in Geneva on Monday.Earlier this month, the pastor traveled from Bukavu to Butembo, where Ebola has been raging and where he preached at seven churches and had physical contact with ill worshippers, according to a statement the Congo health ministry posted on Twitter.He began experiencing symptoms on July 9 and then took a bus to Goma six days later. The ministry said that he may have tried to hide his symptoms and identity at several checkpoints, the ministry saidHe checked himself into a clinic on Sunday and tested positive for Ebola a few hours later. He has since been transferred to a clinic in Butembo.Ebola Doctor’s War Zone Dispatch: Looting, Kidnappings and MistrustThe World Health Organization has been criticized for not declaring the Ebola outbreak in Congo an emergency—but that might be changing.WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the Geneva press conference that an emergency committee will meet soon to reconsider the situation.“The identification of the case in Goma could potentially be a game changer in this epidemic," he said, calling Goma “a gateway to the region and the world.” Ebola has killed 1,665 people and infected 2,500 during the current Congo outbreak—the largest since the 2014 outbreak that killed 11,300 people in West Africa. Health officials have been fighting the hemorrhagic fever while Congo is in the grips of a civil war. Doctors have had to contend with rebel violence and also deep distrust of medical responders.“We’re dealing with one of the world’s most dangerous viruses in one of the world’s most dangerous areas,” Ghebreyesus said, noting that two Ebola responders were recently murdered in their homes in Beni.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Intensely atmospheric: Zubin Varla, Ethan Kai, Doreene Blackstock and Robert Fitch - The Other Richard
Equus, Trafalgar Studios, review: saddle up for this splendid revival
Intensely atmospheric: Zubin Varla, Ethan Kai, Doreene Blackstock and Robert Fitch - The Other Richard
More than 60 volunteers contributed to the Royston Tapestry - Eastnews Press Agency
Embroiderers' epic labour of love delivers a stitch in time to rival Bayeux
More than 60 volunteers contributed to the Royston Tapestry - Eastnews Press Agency
US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019
US President Donald Trump takes part in the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 15, 2019 (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
IKEA said it is cheaper to produce wood shelves and storage units and import them into the US market, than to produce them in Danville, Virginia (AFP Photo/JUSTIN SULLIVAN)
IKEA said it is cheaper to produce wood shelves and storage units and import them into the US market, than to produce them in Danville, Virginia
IKEA said it is cheaper to produce wood shelves and storage units and import them into the US market, than to produce them in Danville, Virginia (AFP Photo/JUSTIN SULLIVAN)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 50% on a variety of gaming gear and accessories. * Choose from a huge selection of monitors, laptops, and LED-lit gear from the top tech brands. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.There’s so much pressure to constantly be outside during the summer. Sometimes, all we really want to do is hole up in our living room and get lost inside an addictive video game, Black Mirror-style. These desktops, laptops, and accessories are the perfect excuse to unleash your competitive side—and also avoid nasty sunburns. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Stock Up on Gaming Tech Gear and Accessories from the Best Brands on Amazon
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save at least 50% on a variety of gaming gear and accessories. * Choose from a huge selection of monitors, laptops, and LED-lit gear from the top tech brands. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.There’s so much pressure to constantly be outside during the summer. Sometimes, all we really want to do is hole up in our living room and get lost inside an addictive video game, Black Mirror-style. These desktops, laptops, and accessories are the perfect excuse to unleash your competitive side—and also avoid nasty sunburns. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
For residents, the recent earthquakes are a reminder that the state is always poised on the brink of disaster.
Living in California Is Living on the Edge
For residents, the recent earthquakes are a reminder that the state is always poised on the brink of disaster.
Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
The Moment That Made Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Spike
Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.
The former vice president goes on the offensive against the rivals to his left.
Biden Stops Playing It Safe
The former vice president goes on the offensive against the rivals to his left.
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
What John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech Means 50 Years Later
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
Lewis Hamilton celebrating his British GP win - Action Plus
Lewis Hamilton understands suggestion of racism behind criticism but celebrates in 'bringing people together'
Lewis Hamilton celebrating his British GP win - Action Plus
Novak Djokovic: 'I wasn’t serving the best. Roger [Federer] was dictating play from the back of the court. So I fought a lot. I spent a lot of time during the match quite far behind the baseline. But I am accustomed to that.' - AFP
Longest ever Wimbledon final showed Roger Federer cannot shift mental block against Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic: 'I wasn’t serving the best. Roger [Federer] was dictating play from the back of the court. So I fought a lot. I spent a lot of time during the match quite far behind the baseline. But I am accustomed to that.' - AFP
David De Gea signs autographs in Australia - Getty Images AsiaPac
David De Gea expected to commit future to Manchester United by signing long-term £350,000 a week contract
David De Gea signs autographs in Australia - Getty Images AsiaPac
The 2020 candidates are casting Trump as a threat to democracy. Their challenge will be to demonstrate to voters that the danger is real and affects their daily lives.
Democrats Have Found Their Battle Cry
The 2020 candidates are casting Trump as a threat to democracy. Their challenge will be to demonstrate to voters that the danger is real and affects their daily lives.
The country is the only one in Europe that outright bans abortion, but public perception is slowly shifting.
Malta’s Fledgling Movement for Abortion Rights
The country is the only one in Europe that outright bans abortion, but public perception is slowly shifting.
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
An Epidemic of Disbelief
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * FOREO LUNA Play, $31 (20% off). * FOREO LUNA mini 2, $90 (35% off) * FOREO LUNA 2, $106 (47% off) * Perfect for travel, made from silicone to be antimicrobial, good for sensitive skin, comes in multiple styles for each skin type * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.One of the best pieces of advice I can give someone looking to improve their skin is to wash it properly. And sometimes, that includes using a tool that’ll get all the nasty bits out of your pores. The FOREO Luna is one of my favorite tools for the job and three models, the Luna 2, the Luna 2 Mini, and the Luna Play are all on sale for Prime Day. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The FOREO Luna Line Will Help Keep Your Skin Clean and Three Models Are On Sale for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * FOREO LUNA Play, $31 (20% off). * FOREO LUNA mini 2, $90 (35% off) * FOREO LUNA 2, $106 (47% off) * Perfect for travel, made from silicone to be antimicrobial, good for sensitive skin, comes in multiple styles for each skin type * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.One of the best pieces of advice I can give someone looking to improve their skin is to wash it properly. And sometimes, that includes using a tool that’ll get all the nasty bits out of your pores. The FOREO Luna is one of my favorite tools for the job and three models, the Luna 2, the Luna 2 Mini, and the Luna Play are all on sale for Prime Day. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Manny Mensah (Babou Ceesay) in the pool paid for by dirty money - 3
Dark Money, episode 3, review: abused becomes the abuser in penultimate episode
Manny Mensah (Babou Ceesay) in the pool paid for by dirty money - 3
The death of Sebastian Hibberd, aged six, prompted concerns about the NHS systems used to prioritise calls - PA
Coroners link eleven deaths to glitches in NHS 111 and 999 systems
The death of Sebastian Hibberd, aged six, prompted concerns about the NHS systems used to prioritise calls - PA
Tiger Woods looking ponderous during an unimpressive spot of practise at Portrush - AP
Paul McGinley adds to chorus confused by Tiger Woods' preparation for Open
Tiger Woods looking ponderous during an unimpressive spot of practise at Portrush - AP
In a series of tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, the president reiterated his belief that only white people can truly be American.
Trump Tells America What Kind of Nationalist He Is
In a series of tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, the president reiterated his belief that only white people can truly be American.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get at least half off on all Shark vacuums. * Cordless and rechargeable vacuums and steam cleaners make chores a breeze. Read more about their products here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.If your floors are starting to gather so many dust bunnies they look like they’re wearing an actual carpet, it’s time to invest in a proper vacuum. Whether you’re working with hard floors, carpets, or just the sheer amount of pet fur summer brought, there’s a Shark vacuum for every budget and surface this Prime Day. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Graduate From That Sad Broken Broom to a Powerful Cordless Vacuum This Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get at least half off on all Shark vacuums. * Cordless and rechargeable vacuums and steam cleaners make chores a breeze. Read more about their products here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.If your floors are starting to gather so many dust bunnies they look like they’re wearing an actual carpet, it’s time to invest in a proper vacuum. Whether you’re working with hard floors, carpets, or just the sheer amount of pet fur summer brought, there’s a Shark vacuum for every budget and surface this Prime Day. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Fabian Delph has joined Everton for an initial £8.5million - PA
Everton complete signing of Fabian Delph from Manchester City in deal worth up to £10million
Fabian Delph has joined Everton for an initial £8.5million - PA
Mystery of teen who vanished in Rome in 1980s, Emanuela Orlandi, takes another twist (ABC News)
Mystery of teen who vanished in Rome in 1980s, Emanuela Orlandi, takes another twist
Mystery of teen who vanished in Rome in 1980s, Emanuela Orlandi, takes another twist (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, $150 (25% off). * Easy-to-use, different cup sizes, smart devices capabilities. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Nespresso really got it right with this espresso machine whose top design gets matched with high function. Brought to you by design-minded Breville, the device will complement your kitchen style and elevate your time in it, not to mention help you energize for the coming day. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: This Sleek Nespresso Vertuo Espresso Machine Is 25% Off for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, $150 (25% off). * Easy-to-use, different cup sizes, smart devices capabilities. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Nespresso really got it right with this espresso machine whose top design gets matched with high function. Brought to you by design-minded Breville, the device will complement your kitchen style and elevate your time in it, not to mention help you energize for the coming day. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Mark Esper stepped down as acting US defense secretary Monday while his nomination for the permanent secretary's job is considered in the US Senate (AFP Photo/Chip SOMODEVILLA)
Mark Esper stepped down as acting US defense secretary Monday while his nomination for the permanent secretary's job is considered in the US Senate
Mark Esper stepped down as acting US defense secretary Monday while his nomination for the permanent secretary's job is considered in the US Senate (AFP Photo/Chip SOMODEVILLA)
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe arrest last week of wealthy financier and sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein has resonated in Israel because of his mysterious—but well-known—ties to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who announced a new bid for office last week, and whose name appeared in Epstein’s infamous black book of prominent guests. The news could not have come at a better time for current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a tough reelection campaign after failing to form a government following elections in April, throwing the country into an unprecedented second consecutive electoral campaign.Netanyahu, who has been in office for 10 years, is expected to be indicted on three counts of corruption after a hearing scheduled for October 7, less than three weeks after the September 17 vote. And he has faced an uphill struggle making accusations against his rivals stick. In June, Netanyahu’s attempts to taint hardline former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman as a “left-winger” provoked laughter from reporters.So he wasted no time after Epstein’s arrest tweeting a published article about Barak’s alleged financial ties to Epstein, adding ominously, “and the media is silent.”Two days later, Netanyahu tweeted a video juxtaposing Epstein’s mug shot with a 2016 photograph of Barak exiting Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse. This time, the caption was “What else did the sex offender give Ehud Barak?Jeffrey Epstein Had ‘Piles of Cash,’ Diamonds, Saudi Passport in SafeThe answer, if you ask Barak, who served as prime minister from 1999 to 2001, is an unalloyed “nothing.”In an exclusive interview, Barak told The Daily Beast his dealings with Epstein were entirely on the level.“The man who introduced me to Epstein about 17 years ago was Shimon Peres,” Barak said, uncertain if the event took place in New York or Washington, but recalling it was at an event where “there were many famous and important people, including, if I recall, both Clintons and hundreds of others.”Since then, Barak says, he has met Epstein “more than 10 times and much less than a hundred times, but I can’t tell you exactly how many. I don’t keep count. Over the years, I’ve seen him on occasion.”“I never attended a party with him,” Barak told The Daily Beast. “I never met Epstein in the company of women or young girls.”Barak recalls having visited Epstein at two of his Manhattan residences and said he did visit Epstein’s private Caribbean island “once, for several hours—and years after the publications about sex parties or orgies there.” But, Barak says, “I've never been there at a party.”“To the contrary,” Barak says, “at his home, I met many very respected people, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, and I met him also in Boston, at MIT or the Harvard labs he supports.”At these events, Barak says, he “unequivocally” never met any women or girls.Asked if any compromising pictures of him could yet surface, he responded “there is no chance whatsoever.”Most Israelis first heard of Epstein in January 2016, when the British tabloid The Daily Mail published paparazzi-style pictures taken over an icy weekend stakeout headlined, “The busy life of Jeffrey Epstein: Group of gorgeous Manhattan 'it' girls in and out of the billionaire sex offender's mansion before Clinton pal flies off in private jet with comely brunette.”Buried in the article was a picture of Barak captioned “an unidentified man… with his own security detail at Jeffrey Epstein's New York Mansion.”Israelis who saw the item laughed at the former prime minister, almost invisible in a large puffy coat and an oversized Russian-style fur hat.“It is me in the picture,” he acknowledges. “It was so cold the Middle Easterner had to put on a hat. I was there, for lunch or chat, nothing else. So what?”Barak has taken a humorously magnanimous approach in response to Netanyahu’s online taunts.“It pains me to hear that people I know are in trouble with the law,” he posted, in one tweet. “First Netanyahu, now Epstein. My wish for them both is that the truth will out. Period.”In a later tweet, posted after Netanyahu’s Likud party called on the attorney general to open a probe into Barak’s personal and business ties with Epstein, he said, “No need to investigate—I confess. I gave a second chance, both to Jeffrey and to Bibi [Netanyahu’s nickname.] They are now both drowning in criminality.”Most of the queries into Barak’s ties to Epstein focus on financial dealings that are now coming to light.Last year, an Israeli investigative journalist revealed that in 2004 Barak received about $2.4 million earmarked “research” from the Wexner Foundation, an American philanthropy with which Epstein was long associated, that focuses on developing leadership skills among young Israeli and American Jewish citizens deemed to have potential. (Billionaire Les Wexner is Epstein’s only known client.)Barak says he does not know if Epstein had any connection to the grant or payment he received, and in several past interviews has refused to explain what he was compensated for.“I did what I committed to do,” he told The Daily Beast, adding that he does recall the details of the contract, but believes he “is not supposed to discuss it.”“I perform research and geopolitical consulting for a lot of interested parties,” says the former prime minister and decorated former chief of staff of Israel’s army, who is now 77 years old. “It is up to them if they want to discuss it.”The Wexner Foundation has declined numerous media requests to provide any explanation for the 2004 payment.Last week, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that Epstein was a principal investor in Carbyne, a video streaming and geolocation software start-up founded by Barak in 2015. The extent of Epstein’s financial involvement has not been made public, and Barak has since said he is exploring avenues to disassociate himself from Epstein completely. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Ehud Barak: I Visited Epstein’s Island But Never Met Any Girls
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyThe arrest last week of wealthy financier and sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein has resonated in Israel because of his mysterious—but well-known—ties to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who announced a new bid for office last week, and whose name appeared in Epstein’s infamous black book of prominent guests. The news could not have come at a better time for current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a tough reelection campaign after failing to form a government following elections in April, throwing the country into an unprecedented second consecutive electoral campaign.Netanyahu, who has been in office for 10 years, is expected to be indicted on three counts of corruption after a hearing scheduled for October 7, less than three weeks after the September 17 vote. And he has faced an uphill struggle making accusations against his rivals stick. In June, Netanyahu’s attempts to taint hardline former defense minister Avigdor Lieberman as a “left-winger” provoked laughter from reporters.So he wasted no time after Epstein’s arrest tweeting a published article about Barak’s alleged financial ties to Epstein, adding ominously, “and the media is silent.”Two days later, Netanyahu tweeted a video juxtaposing Epstein’s mug shot with a 2016 photograph of Barak exiting Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse. This time, the caption was “What else did the sex offender give Ehud Barak?Jeffrey Epstein Had ‘Piles of Cash,’ Diamonds, Saudi Passport in SafeThe answer, if you ask Barak, who served as prime minister from 1999 to 2001, is an unalloyed “nothing.”In an exclusive interview, Barak told The Daily Beast his dealings with Epstein were entirely on the level.“The man who introduced me to Epstein about 17 years ago was Shimon Peres,” Barak said, uncertain if the event took place in New York or Washington, but recalling it was at an event where “there were many famous and important people, including, if I recall, both Clintons and hundreds of others.”Since then, Barak says, he has met Epstein “more than 10 times and much less than a hundred times, but I can’t tell you exactly how many. I don’t keep count. Over the years, I’ve seen him on occasion.”“I never attended a party with him,” Barak told The Daily Beast. “I never met Epstein in the company of women or young girls.”Barak recalls having visited Epstein at two of his Manhattan residences and said he did visit Epstein’s private Caribbean island “once, for several hours—and years after the publications about sex parties or orgies there.” But, Barak says, “I've never been there at a party.”“To the contrary,” Barak says, “at his home, I met many very respected people, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, and I met him also in Boston, at MIT or the Harvard labs he supports.”At these events, Barak says, he “unequivocally” never met any women or girls.Asked if any compromising pictures of him could yet surface, he responded “there is no chance whatsoever.”Most Israelis first heard of Epstein in January 2016, when the British tabloid The Daily Mail published paparazzi-style pictures taken over an icy weekend stakeout headlined, “The busy life of Jeffrey Epstein: Group of gorgeous Manhattan 'it' girls in and out of the billionaire sex offender's mansion before Clinton pal flies off in private jet with comely brunette.”Buried in the article was a picture of Barak captioned “an unidentified man… with his own security detail at Jeffrey Epstein's New York Mansion.”Israelis who saw the item laughed at the former prime minister, almost invisible in a large puffy coat and an oversized Russian-style fur hat.“It is me in the picture,” he acknowledges. “It was so cold the Middle Easterner had to put on a hat. I was there, for lunch or chat, nothing else. So what?”Barak has taken a humorously magnanimous approach in response to Netanyahu’s online taunts.“It pains me to hear that people I know are in trouble with the law,” he posted, in one tweet. “First Netanyahu, now Epstein. My wish for them both is that the truth will out. Period.”In a later tweet, posted after Netanyahu’s Likud party called on the attorney general to open a probe into Barak’s personal and business ties with Epstein, he said, “No need to investigate—I confess. I gave a second chance, both to Jeffrey and to Bibi [Netanyahu’s nickname.] They are now both drowning in criminality.”Most of the queries into Barak’s ties to Epstein focus on financial dealings that are now coming to light.Last year, an Israeli investigative journalist revealed that in 2004 Barak received about $2.4 million earmarked “research” from the Wexner Foundation, an American philanthropy with which Epstein was long associated, that focuses on developing leadership skills among young Israeli and American Jewish citizens deemed to have potential. (Billionaire Les Wexner is Epstein’s only known client.)Barak says he does not know if Epstein had any connection to the grant or payment he received, and in several past interviews has refused to explain what he was compensated for.“I did what I committed to do,” he told The Daily Beast, adding that he does recall the details of the contract, but believes he “is not supposed to discuss it.”“I perform research and geopolitical consulting for a lot of interested parties,” says the former prime minister and decorated former chief of staff of Israel’s army, who is now 77 years old. “It is up to them if they want to discuss it.”The Wexner Foundation has declined numerous media requests to provide any explanation for the 2004 payment.Last week, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that Epstein was a principal investor in Carbyne, a video streaming and geolocation software start-up founded by Barak in 2015. The extent of Epstein’s financial involvement has not been made public, and Barak has since said he is exploring avenues to disassociate himself from Epstein completely. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury's, engaged in a 30 minute discussion with a customer about their use of plastic packaging - PA
Sainsbury's boss confronted by activist over plastic packaging
Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury's, engaged in a 30 minute discussion with a customer about their use of plastic packaging - PA
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 41% on a variety of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. * Made from natural scented oils and plant-based antibacterial ingredients. Read more about their products here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Cleaning your house can feel super cathartic until the scent of toxic chemicals begins to sting your nostrils. That’s never the case with Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. They boast a distinct delicate citrus smell. From laundry detergent to soy candles, your home (and hands!) will finally smell spick and span. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 41% on a variety of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. * Made from natural scented oils and plant-based antibacterial ingredients. Read more about their products here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Cleaning your house can feel super cathartic until the scent of toxic chemicals begins to sting your nostrils. That’s never the case with Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. They boast a distinct delicate citrus smell. From laundry detergent to soy candles, your home (and hands!) will finally smell spick and span. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
YouTube star Emily Hartridge dies after accident at age of 35 (ABC News)
YouTube star Emily Hartridge dies after accident at age of 35
YouTube star Emily Hartridge dies after accident at age of 35 (ABC News)
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get 20% off on the ZonLi Weighted Blanket * Choose between 15- or 20-pound blankets in a range of sizes. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.You haven’t lived until you’ve felt the weight of a heavy blanket envelope you like a cocoon. Its premium bamboo blend material is filled with glass bleeds that provide a cooling effect, which will help you fall—and stay—asleep. A variety of color options like Navy Blue, Pink and Purple, and Sheep Grey ensure your blanket matches your décor perfectly. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photos via InstagramAn upstate New York man is accused of brutally slaying a teenage internet personality he met online and posting pictures of her body to the internet, according to police.Authorities say Brandon Clark slashed Bianca Devins’ throat early Sunday, nearly decapitating her. They first met online, and met in person two months ago, police told The Daily Beast. Shortly after her murder, Clark posted pictures of her corpse online. He then stabbed himself in front of officers who had been dispatched to search for him, police added.Devins, 17, a Utica, New York teen, had just graduated high school and was preparing to start a psychology degree at her local community college.Devins was anonymous to many of her internet friends. Online she was a popular Instagram and Tumblr user. She also frequented 4chan, and ran a Discord server populated with some of her 4chan connections, many of whom knew her as Oxychan.Two months ago, she met one of those internet friends in person, Utica police Lt. Bryan Coromato told The Daily Beast. Clark, 21, lived in Cicero, New York, approximately an hour away. The two had some form of offline relationship, Coromato said. On Instagram, Devins’ sister wrote that “it wasn’t just an ‘internet boyfriend’ this was a close family friend whom we’ve met and trusted so much. I do not want false information being spread around.”Utica police said in a statement Monday evening that the two attended a concert together in New York City on Saturday and arrived back in Utica early Sunday. Police believe they had an argument, which precipitated the murder.Early Sunday morning, Clark began posting gruesome pictures on his Instagram story. One picture showed him covered in blood with the caption “I’m sorry Bianca.” Another, of a dark road, referenced going to Hell. Other photos appeared to show a body under a tarp, and before-and-after images of a self-inflicted knife wound on his neck. Clark’s updated Instagram biography and a post on his Facebook suggested that he planned to kill himself.Coromato confirmed that the pictures were authentic.Around the same time, Clark posted an image to Discord showing Devins with her throat cut in a car and a large knife next to her. He also doxxed her, sharing Devins’ full name and hometown, which was unknown to many of her online friends, and included a derogatory remark about Devins and her online following. The pictures spread to multiple misogynistic forums, where some users called for more killings of women and girls.All the images hit the internet before police were alerted about the killing. Around 7:20 a.m., officers received a call about a person making statements of harm, Coromato said. They were able to triangulate Clark’s location based on his cell phone. When they found him, he began stabbing himself in front of an officer, Coromato said.Eventually he took out a phone and began taking pictures of himself laying on the tarp that concealed Devins’ body, police said.Clark was taken into custody and transported to a hospital, where he is sedated and in critical condition, but expected to survive. He has yet to be formally charged in the killing.“Bianca was a lot of things to so many people,” her stepmother wrote on Facebook. “She was young and beautiful and so full of life. She had been through hell and back conquering her own mental illness and she won. She was getting better. Fighting everyday. She was happy.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Man Murdered Teen Star and Posted Instagram Photos, Cops Say
Photos via InstagramAn upstate New York man is accused of brutally slaying a teenage internet personality he met online and posting pictures of her body to the internet, according to police.Authorities say Brandon Clark slashed Bianca Devins’ throat early Sunday, nearly decapitating her. They first met online, and met in person two months ago, police told The Daily Beast. Shortly after her murder, Clark posted pictures of her corpse online. He then stabbed himself in front of officers who had been dispatched to search for him, police added.Devins, 17, a Utica, New York teen, had just graduated high school and was preparing to start a psychology degree at her local community college.Devins was anonymous to many of her internet friends. Online she was a popular Instagram and Tumblr user. She also frequented 4chan, and ran a Discord server populated with some of her 4chan connections, many of whom knew her as Oxychan.Two months ago, she met one of those internet friends in person, Utica police Lt. Bryan Coromato told The Daily Beast. Clark, 21, lived in Cicero, New York, approximately an hour away. The two had some form of offline relationship, Coromato said. On Instagram, Devins’ sister wrote that “it wasn’t just an ‘internet boyfriend’ this was a close family friend whom we’ve met and trusted so much. I do not want false information being spread around.”Utica police said in a statement Monday evening that the two attended a concert together in New York City on Saturday and arrived back in Utica early Sunday. Police believe they had an argument, which precipitated the murder.Early Sunday morning, Clark began posting gruesome pictures on his Instagram story. One picture showed him covered in blood with the caption “I’m sorry Bianca.” Another, of a dark road, referenced going to Hell. Other photos appeared to show a body under a tarp, and before-and-after images of a self-inflicted knife wound on his neck. Clark’s updated Instagram biography and a post on his Facebook suggested that he planned to kill himself.Coromato confirmed that the pictures were authentic.Around the same time, Clark posted an image to Discord showing Devins with her throat cut in a car and a large knife next to her. He also doxxed her, sharing Devins’ full name and hometown, which was unknown to many of her online friends, and included a derogatory remark about Devins and her online following. The pictures spread to multiple misogynistic forums, where some users called for more killings of women and girls.All the images hit the internet before police were alerted about the killing. Around 7:20 a.m., officers received a call about a person making statements of harm, Coromato said. They were able to triangulate Clark’s location based on his cell phone. When they found him, he began stabbing himself in front of an officer, Coromato said.Eventually he took out a phone and began taking pictures of himself laying on the tarp that concealed Devins’ body, police said.Clark was taken into custody and transported to a hospital, where he is sedated and in critical condition, but expected to survive. He has yet to be formally charged in the killing.“Bianca was a lot of things to so many people,” her stepmother wrote on Facebook. “She was young and beautiful and so full of life. She had been through hell and back conquering her own mental illness and she won. She was getting better. Fighting everyday. She was happy.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Police stand by a missile seized at an airport hangar near Pavia, northern Italy - ANSA
Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures
Police stand by a missile seized at an airport hangar near Pavia, northern Italy - ANSA
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off luggage from Columbia, Marc New York, Travelpro, and more. * Weekenders, organizers, hard and softside luggage, and duffels included. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When it comes to travel, having the right bag for the job is paramount. And even if you find the right bag, it’s gotta look good too. This Prime Day deal is giving you up to 30% off luggage and bags from brands like Vera Bradley, Travelpro, Columbia, and more. And there’s really any bag you could need, like weekenders, hardside spinners, organizers, and more. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off luggage from Columbia, Marc New York, Travelpro, and more. * Weekenders, organizers, hard and softside luggage, and duffels included. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When it comes to travel, having the right bag for the job is paramount. And even if you find the right bag, it’s gotta look good too. This Prime Day deal is giving you up to 30% off luggage and bags from brands like Vera Bradley, Travelpro, Columbia, and more. And there’s really any bag you could need, like weekenders, hardside spinners, organizers, and more. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Stan Kroenke pictured in 2017 attending an Arsenal match - AFP
Arsenal fans organise alliance calling for 'better leadership' as they vent anger at Stan Kroenke
Stan Kroenke pictured in 2017 attending an Arsenal match - AFP
Safa and Marwa Ullah - PA
Conjoined twins separated after 50 hours of surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Safa and Marwa Ullah - PA
The two vying to become Britain's next PM condemned the tweets by US President Donald Trump, but fell short of calling them racist (AFP Photo/Odd ANDERSEN, Paul ELLIS)
The two vying to become Britain's next PM condemned the tweets by US President Donald Trump, but fell short of calling them racist
The two vying to become Britain's next PM condemned the tweets by US President Donald Trump, but fell short of calling them racist (AFP Photo/Odd ANDERSEN, Paul ELLIS)
Jason Lawrance was previously convicted of rape in 2016 - PA
Man on trial for alleged rape after 'lying about having a vasectomy'
Jason Lawrance was previously convicted of rape in 2016 - PA
Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were travelling to tourist spots across Australia
Australian police test bones to see if they belong to missing British backpacker after friend's body found
Hugo Palmer and Erwan Ferrieux were travelling to tourist spots across Australia
The planned digital currency Libra is to be managed by a Swiss-based association that includes Facebook and its partners (AFP Photo/Handout)
The planned digital currency Libra is to be managed by a Swiss-based association that includes Facebook and its partners
The planned digital currency Libra is to be managed by a Swiss-based association that includes Facebook and its partners (AFP Photo/Handout)
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook will need to show its new digital currency Libra won't damage the financial system (AFP Photo/NICHOLAS KAMM)
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook will need to show its new digital currency Libra won't damage the financial system
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook will need to show its new digital currency Libra won't damage the financial system (AFP Photo/NICHOLAS KAMM)
Charlottesville car rammer James Alex Fields gets life plus 419 years for state charges (ABC News)
Charlottesville car rammer James Alex Fields gets life plus 419 years for state charges
Charlottesville car rammer James Alex Fields gets life plus 419 years for state charges (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * DemerBox Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $279 (20% off). * Completely waterproof, rugged for any outdoors situation, loud and incredible sound. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.I’ve been running around with the DemerBox for a while now and have accepted it as the most rugged Bluetooth speaker I’ve ever used. It’s an investment, for sure, but will also measure up to extreme situations. A crush-proof and waterproof body keeps it tightly closed and an inner compartment lets you use it as a container for your valuables. If a bear in the woods found a way to pry this thing open, I’d be very surprised (but not sure they tested it that way). | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * DemerBox Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $279 (20% off). * Completely waterproof, rugged for any outdoors situation, loud and incredible sound. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.I’ve been running around with the DemerBox for a while now and have accepted it as the most rugged Bluetooth speaker I’ve ever used. It’s an investment, for sure, but will also measure up to extreme situations. A crush-proof and waterproof body keeps it tightly closed and an inner compartment lets you use it as a container for your valuables. If a bear in the woods found a way to pry this thing open, I’d be very surprised (but not sure they tested it that way). | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo Getty“If you’re not happy, you can leave.”Those are the words of an American president, spoken from the steps of the White House this morning. Even for someone like Donald Trump, a man with a long history of bigotry and racism, the scene was breathtaking. This is who he is, and who his supporters are. “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time—very simply,” he said. “You can leave.” Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.No one expected the president to walk back the racist tirade he unleashed on social media over the weekend. After three years of Trump, no one believed that congressional Republicans would ever firmly and unambiguously denounce his latest string of bigoted, xenophobic statements. Or evangelical Christians. Or conservatives. Or White House staffers. That’s not who they are. They are standing with this president because they either agree with him or are content that their own political power is fueled by white supremacy. The few who spoke at all parsed words until they were drained of all meaning. And then, there were the politicians like Sen. Lindsay Graham and cable news pundits like Fox News’s Brit Hume and Katie Pavlich, who audaciously cast aspersions on those who dared to speak up in defense of the common good, those who openly celebrate the inherent value of embracing diversity. They are willing to forego the promise of this nation in order to hitch their wagons to a hate-mongering, chest-thumping demagogue. While the president’s remarks, laced with bravado and mendacity, were pointed at four freshmen members of Congress—all of whom are women of color—on Monday Trump was speaking to a nation. He stood before a bank of cameras and told us plainly and without pause that he meant every deplorable thing he’d tweeted and that if you don’t like it, get out. “Does it concern you that many people saw your tweet as racist?” a reporter asked. Trump, who appears incapable of shame, did not spare a breath before he responded, “It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.”I honestly thought his presidency was over the day he defended white supremacists from the lobby of Trump Tower. After a progressive activist was killed in Charlottesville, intentionally struck by a car driven a white nationalist, Trump wanted the world to believe the torch-baring band of alt-right protesters spewing “Jews will not replace us!” were “some very fine people.” I was wrong. Just after he spoke Monday in Washington, one of those “fine people,” James Alex Fields Jr., was sentenced to life and 419 years for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring others in Charlottesville. But that’s not the sort of person Trump is telling to leave America. Instead, he aimed his ire at lawmakers who disagreed with his policies, and by extension anyone who agrees with those lawmakers, and urged us to leave the country. Last week, he delivered a similar message to immigrants detained in government-sponsored concentration camps. They should stay in their own country, he said, if they don’t like the inhumane conditions. Trump has singlehandedly turned Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” into a sewer of malfeasance and cruelty. Rooted in the now defunct Tea Party’s “take our country back” mantra, the message was then and it is now: America—the land of the free and the home of the brave—is for white people. It was always coming to this. There was always going to be a day when this commander-in-chief demanded a brand of personal loyalty most commonly required by autocrats and dictators. A man who surrounds himself with glad-handing sycophants, Trump has never once publicly admitted a failure of judgment and is unable to brook dissent. He is both uninterested in and incapable of hearing more than one side of an argument or digesting the complexities of public discourse. He cannot grasp the notion that what makes a nation exceptional is its ability to devote its energies to the progress of its people. All of them. Presumably buoyed by the fact that he would never be removed from office by the GOP-controlled Senate, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved forward with an impeachment inquiry, Trump appears to believe there are no real checks on his powers. He has shown himself more than willing to flout the judiciary and thumb his nose at congressional subpoenas. And who could blame him?After all, his actions have been celebrated by his political base-- which has shown no significant decline since his inauguration. For them, Trump is simply telling it “like it is” by boldly, unapologetically espousing the politics of white resentment. Reminiscent of men like former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox—who wielded an ax handle to keep African Americans out of his whites-only restaurant—Trump’s revival of Jim Crow-style politicking is openly embraced in certain quarters of the country. While some political prognosticators continue to blame “economic anxiety,” that has always been a fallacy. “Reagan Democrat” was always code for racial intolerance. And as long as those red hats and t-shirts keep filling arenas around the country, this president will continue pushing the kind of divisive, abhorrent talking points he has become known for. He will forego the opportunity to unify and inspire, preferring instead to instigate and denigrate. This is who he is, and he has shown himself incapable of anything else.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Trump Says ‘Many People’ Are Racist Like Him… and He’s Right
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo Getty“If you’re not happy, you can leave.”Those are the words of an American president, spoken from the steps of the White House this morning. Even for someone like Donald Trump, a man with a long history of bigotry and racism, the scene was breathtaking. This is who he is, and who his supporters are. “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time—very simply,” he said. “You can leave.” Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.No one expected the president to walk back the racist tirade he unleashed on social media over the weekend. After three years of Trump, no one believed that congressional Republicans would ever firmly and unambiguously denounce his latest string of bigoted, xenophobic statements. Or evangelical Christians. Or conservatives. Or White House staffers. That’s not who they are. They are standing with this president because they either agree with him or are content that their own political power is fueled by white supremacy. The few who spoke at all parsed words until they were drained of all meaning. And then, there were the politicians like Sen. Lindsay Graham and cable news pundits like Fox News’s Brit Hume and Katie Pavlich, who audaciously cast aspersions on those who dared to speak up in defense of the common good, those who openly celebrate the inherent value of embracing diversity. They are willing to forego the promise of this nation in order to hitch their wagons to a hate-mongering, chest-thumping demagogue. While the president’s remarks, laced with bravado and mendacity, were pointed at four freshmen members of Congress—all of whom are women of color—on Monday Trump was speaking to a nation. He stood before a bank of cameras and told us plainly and without pause that he meant every deplorable thing he’d tweeted and that if you don’t like it, get out. “Does it concern you that many people saw your tweet as racist?” a reporter asked. Trump, who appears incapable of shame, did not spare a breath before he responded, “It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.”I honestly thought his presidency was over the day he defended white supremacists from the lobby of Trump Tower. After a progressive activist was killed in Charlottesville, intentionally struck by a car driven a white nationalist, Trump wanted the world to believe the torch-baring band of alt-right protesters spewing “Jews will not replace us!” were “some very fine people.” I was wrong. Just after he spoke Monday in Washington, one of those “fine people,” James Alex Fields Jr., was sentenced to life and 419 years for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring others in Charlottesville. But that’s not the sort of person Trump is telling to leave America. Instead, he aimed his ire at lawmakers who disagreed with his policies, and by extension anyone who agrees with those lawmakers, and urged us to leave the country. Last week, he delivered a similar message to immigrants detained in government-sponsored concentration camps. They should stay in their own country, he said, if they don’t like the inhumane conditions. Trump has singlehandedly turned Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” into a sewer of malfeasance and cruelty. Rooted in the now defunct Tea Party’s “take our country back” mantra, the message was then and it is now: America—the land of the free and the home of the brave—is for white people. It was always coming to this. There was always going to be a day when this commander-in-chief demanded a brand of personal loyalty most commonly required by autocrats and dictators. A man who surrounds himself with glad-handing sycophants, Trump has never once publicly admitted a failure of judgment and is unable to brook dissent. He is both uninterested in and incapable of hearing more than one side of an argument or digesting the complexities of public discourse. He cannot grasp the notion that what makes a nation exceptional is its ability to devote its energies to the progress of its people. All of them. Presumably buoyed by the fact that he would never be removed from office by the GOP-controlled Senate, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved forward with an impeachment inquiry, Trump appears to believe there are no real checks on his powers. He has shown himself more than willing to flout the judiciary and thumb his nose at congressional subpoenas. And who could blame him?After all, his actions have been celebrated by his political base-- which has shown no significant decline since his inauguration. For them, Trump is simply telling it “like it is” by boldly, unapologetically espousing the politics of white resentment. Reminiscent of men like former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox—who wielded an ax handle to keep African Americans out of his whites-only restaurant—Trump’s revival of Jim Crow-style politicking is openly embraced in certain quarters of the country. While some political prognosticators continue to blame “economic anxiety,” that has always been a fallacy. “Reagan Democrat” was always code for racial intolerance. And as long as those red hats and t-shirts keep filling arenas around the country, this president will continue pushing the kind of divisive, abhorrent talking points he has become known for. He will forego the opportunity to unify and inspire, preferring instead to instigate and denigrate. This is who he is, and he has shown himself incapable of anything else.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo Getty“If you’re not happy, you can leave.”Those are the words of an American president, spoken from the steps of the White House this morning. Even for someone like Donald Trump, a man with a long history of bigotry and racism, the scene was breathtaking. This is who he is, and who his supporters are. “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time—very simply,” he said. “You can leave.” Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.No one expected the president to walk back the racist tirade he unleashed on social media over the weekend. After three years of Trump, no one believed that congressional Republicans would ever firmly and unambiguously denounce his latest string of bigoted, xenophobic statements. Or evangelical Christians. Or conservatives. Or White House staffers. That’s not who they are. They are standing with this president because they either agree with him or are content that their own political power is fueled by white supremacy. The few who spoke at all parsed words until they were drained of all meaning. And then, there were the politicians like Sen. Lindsay Graham and cable news pundits like Fox News’s Brit Hume and Katie Pavlich, who audaciously cast aspersions on those who dared to speak up in defense of the common good, those who openly celebrate the inherent value of embracing diversity. They are willing to forego the promise of this nation in order to hitch their wagons to a hate-mongering, chest-thumping demagogue. While the president’s remarks, laced with bravado and mendacity, were pointed at four freshmen members of Congress—all of whom are women of color— on Monday Trump was speaking to a nation. He stood before a bank of cameras and told us plainly and without pause that he meant every deplorable thing he’d tweeted and, that if you don’t like it, get out. “Does it concern you that many people saw your tweet as racist?” a reporter asked. Trump, who appears incapable of shame, did not spare a breath before he responded, “It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.”I honestly thought his presidency was over the day he defended white supremacists from the lobby of Trump Tower. After a progressive activist was killed in Charlottesville, intentionally struck by a car driven a white nationalist, Trump wanted the world to believe the torch-baring band of alt-right protesters spewing “Jews will not replace us!” were “some very fine people.” I was wrong. Just after he spoke Monday in Washington, one of those “fine people,” James Alex Fields, Jr., was sentenced to life and 419 years for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring others in Charlottesville. But, that’s not the sort of person Trump is telling to leave America. Instead, he aimed his ire at lawmakers who disagreed with his policies, and by extension anyone who agrees with those lawmakers, and urged us to leave the country. Last week, he delivered a similar message to immigrants detained in government-sponsored concentration camps. They should stay in their own country, he said, if they don’t like the inhumane conditions. Trump has single-handedly turned Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” into a sewer of malfeasance and cruelty. Rooted in the now defunct Tea Party’s “take our country back” mantra, the message was then and it is now: America—the land of the free and the home of the brave—is for white people. It was always coming to this. There was always going to be a day when this commander-in-chief demanded a brand of personal loyalty most commonly required by autocrats and dictators. A man who surrounds himself with glad-handing sycophants, Trump has never once publicly admitted a failure of judgement is unable to brook dissent. He is both disinterested and incapable of hearing more than one side of an argument or digest the complexities of public discourse. He cannot grasp the notion that what makes a nation exceptional is its ability to devote its energies to the progress of its people. All of them. Presumably buoyed by the fact that he would never be removed from office by the GOP-controlled Senate, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved forward with an impeachment inquiry, Trump appears to believe there are no real checks on his powers. He has shown himself more than willing to flout the judiciary and thumb his nose at congressional subpoenas. And who could blame him?After all, his actions have been celebrated by his political base-- which has shown no significant decline since his inauguration. For them, Trump is simply telling it “like it is” by boldly, unapologetically espousing the politics of white resentment. Reminiscent of men like former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox—who wielded a bat to keep African Americans out of his whites-only restaurant—Trump’s revival of Jim Crow-style politicking is openly embraced in certain quarters of the country. While some political prognosticators continue to blame “economic anxiety,” that has always been a fallacy. “Reagan Democrat” was always code for racial intolerance. And, as long as those red hats and t-shirts keep filling arenas around the country, this president will continue pushing the kind of divisive, abhorrent talking points he has become known for. He will forego the opportunity to unify and inspire, preferring instead to instigate and denigrate. This is who he is, and he has shown himself incapable of anything else.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Trump Says 'Many People' Are Racist Like Him… And He’s Right
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo Getty“If you’re not happy, you can leave.”Those are the words of an American president, spoken from the steps of the White House this morning. Even for someone like Donald Trump, a man with a long history of bigotry and racism, the scene was breathtaking. This is who he is, and who his supporters are. “If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time—very simply,” he said. “You can leave.” Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.No one expected the president to walk back the racist tirade he unleashed on social media over the weekend. After three years of Trump, no one believed that congressional Republicans would ever firmly and unambiguously denounce his latest string of bigoted, xenophobic statements. Or evangelical Christians. Or conservatives. Or White House staffers. That’s not who they are. They are standing with this president because they either agree with him or are content that their own political power is fueled by white supremacy. The few who spoke at all parsed words until they were drained of all meaning. And then, there were the politicians like Sen. Lindsay Graham and cable news pundits like Fox News’s Brit Hume and Katie Pavlich, who audaciously cast aspersions on those who dared to speak up in defense of the common good, those who openly celebrate the inherent value of embracing diversity. They are willing to forego the promise of this nation in order to hitch their wagons to a hate-mongering, chest-thumping demagogue. While the president’s remarks, laced with bravado and mendacity, were pointed at four freshmen members of Congress—all of whom are women of color— on Monday Trump was speaking to a nation. He stood before a bank of cameras and told us plainly and without pause that he meant every deplorable thing he’d tweeted and, that if you don’t like it, get out. “Does it concern you that many people saw your tweet as racist?” a reporter asked. Trump, who appears incapable of shame, did not spare a breath before he responded, “It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.”I honestly thought his presidency was over the day he defended white supremacists from the lobby of Trump Tower. After a progressive activist was killed in Charlottesville, intentionally struck by a car driven a white nationalist, Trump wanted the world to believe the torch-baring band of alt-right protesters spewing “Jews will not replace us!” were “some very fine people.” I was wrong. Just after he spoke Monday in Washington, one of those “fine people,” James Alex Fields, Jr., was sentenced to life and 419 years for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring others in Charlottesville. But, that’s not the sort of person Trump is telling to leave America. Instead, he aimed his ire at lawmakers who disagreed with his policies, and by extension anyone who agrees with those lawmakers, and urged us to leave the country. Last week, he delivered a similar message to immigrants detained in government-sponsored concentration camps. They should stay in their own country, he said, if they don’t like the inhumane conditions. Trump has single-handedly turned Ronald Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” into a sewer of malfeasance and cruelty. Rooted in the now defunct Tea Party’s “take our country back” mantra, the message was then and it is now: America—the land of the free and the home of the brave—is for white people. It was always coming to this. There was always going to be a day when this commander-in-chief demanded a brand of personal loyalty most commonly required by autocrats and dictators. A man who surrounds himself with glad-handing sycophants, Trump has never once publicly admitted a failure of judgement is unable to brook dissent. He is both disinterested and incapable of hearing more than one side of an argument or digest the complexities of public discourse. He cannot grasp the notion that what makes a nation exceptional is its ability to devote its energies to the progress of its people. All of them. Presumably buoyed by the fact that he would never be removed from office by the GOP-controlled Senate, even if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved forward with an impeachment inquiry, Trump appears to believe there are no real checks on his powers. He has shown himself more than willing to flout the judiciary and thumb his nose at congressional subpoenas. And who could blame him?After all, his actions have been celebrated by his political base-- which has shown no significant decline since his inauguration. For them, Trump is simply telling it “like it is” by boldly, unapologetically espousing the politics of white resentment. Reminiscent of men like former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox—who wielded a bat to keep African Americans out of his whites-only restaurant—Trump’s revival of Jim Crow-style politicking is openly embraced in certain quarters of the country. While some political prognosticators continue to blame “economic anxiety,” that has always been a fallacy. “Reagan Democrat” was always code for racial intolerance. And, as long as those red hats and t-shirts keep filling arenas around the country, this president will continue pushing the kind of divisive, abhorrent talking points he has become known for. He will forego the opportunity to unify and inspire, preferring instead to instigate and denigrate. This is who he is, and he has shown himself incapable of anything else.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Jason Roy cemented his status as one of the best ODI openers in the business - Getty Images Europe
Marginal gains: how each of England's Cricket World Cup heroes took his game to a new level
Jason Roy cemented his status as one of the best ODI openers in the business - Getty Images Europe
3-year-old dies after falling into grease trap behind Tim Horton's in New York (ABC News)
3-year-old dies after falling into grease trap behind Tim Horton's in New York
3-year-old dies after falling into grease trap behind Tim Horton's in New York (ABC News)
An Argo AI test vehicle is parked in front of the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the self-driving vehicle that will be key to the alliance with VW (AFP Photo/JEFF KOWALSKY)
An Argo AI test vehicle is parked in front of the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the self-driving vehicle that will be key to the alliance with VW
An Argo AI test vehicle is parked in front of the Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, the self-driving vehicle that will be key to the alliance with VW (AFP Photo/JEFF KOWALSKY)
Twitter is revamping its website as part of an effort to boost its user base (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)
Twitter is revamping its website as part of an effort to boost its user base
Twitter is revamping its website as part of an effort to boost its user base (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)
The Saint-Jacques Tower has become a popular tourist spot - AFP
Hundreds of British tourists queue for 'dangerous' bell tower after Notre Dame fire
The Saint-Jacques Tower has become a popular tourist spot - AFP
Stage 10 was supposed to be a straightforward run into Albi. - Velo
Geraint Thomas has coequipiers to thank as Stage 10 turns into epic battle in crosswinds
Stage 10 was supposed to be a straightforward run into Albi. - Velo
Annie Farmer (L) and Courtney Wild (R), who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, asked a New York judge not to grant the disgraced financier bail (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
Annie Farmer (L) and Courtney Wild (R), who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, asked a New York judge not to grant the disgraced financier bail
Annie Farmer (L) and Courtney Wild (R), who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, asked a New York judge not to grant the disgraced financier bail (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)
The mystery offender has targeted at least 14 local men and women while dressed in a range of disguises
Man wearing full-body rubber suit terrorises villagers in Somerset
The mystery offender has targeted at least 14 local men and women while dressed in a range of disguises
USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup (ABC News)
USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup
USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Spend $10 in store and get $10 off Amazon Prime. * Choose from healthy staples like fresh organic produce to fiber- and protein-filled granola. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s become a status symbol to shop at Whole Foods, and for good reason. They carry some of the freshest organic produce and top artisanal snack brands. Now, their super sweet Prime Day discount makes getting your GMO-free grub on even more accessible, with the likes of organic antibiotic-free chicken, organic red cherries, and wild-caught salmon. Beauty buffs: Take note of their extensive deals on skincare and beauty. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Whole Foods Is Slashing Grocery Prices Like Cray This Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Spend $10 in store and get $10 off Amazon Prime. * Choose from healthy staples like fresh organic produce to fiber- and protein-filled granola. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s become a status symbol to shop at Whole Foods, and for good reason. They carry some of the freshest organic produce and top artisanal snack brands. Now, their super sweet Prime Day discount makes getting your GMO-free grub on even more accessible, with the likes of organic antibiotic-free chicken, organic red cherries, and wild-caught salmon. Beauty buffs: Take note of their extensive deals on skincare and beauty. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was given another life prison sentence for killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 29 others when he drove his car into a crowd that was protesting racism and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 (AFP Photo/HANDOUT)
James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was given another life prison sentence for killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 29 others when he drove his car into a crowd that was protesting racism and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017
James Alex Fields Jr, 22, was given another life prison sentence for killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 29 others when he drove his car into a crowd that was protesting racism and hate in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 (AFP Photo/HANDOUT)
People leave Deutsche Bank's Manhattan headquarters with white envelopes that are reportedly their exit papers on July 8, 2019 in New York City (AFP Photo/SPENCER PLATT)
People leave Deutsche Bank's Manhattan headquarters with white envelopes that are reportedly their exit papers on July 8, 2019 in New York City
People leave Deutsche Bank's Manhattan headquarters with white envelopes that are reportedly their exit papers on July 8, 2019 in New York City (AFP Photo/SPENCER PLATT)
Alleged victims confront Jeffrey Epstein in court (ABC News)
Alleged victims confront Jeffrey Epstein in court
Alleged victims confront Jeffrey Epstein in court (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Bundle (Silver), $80 (38% off). * Easy-to-use, eco-friendly, perfect for summer. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.After screwing the bottle into the countertop Sodastream, you pump up to three times (depending on how fizzy you want your fizzy water), unscrew the bottle, and enjoy. And this Prime Day bundle gets you two bottles and two cylinders so you won’t run out quickly and, if you do, will have a spare. To never get caught without access to fizzy water, grab this global favorite and save more than a third on it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The SodaStream Prime Day Bundle Doubles Up All of Your Fizzy Water Needs to Cover You for Months
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Bundle (Silver), $80 (38% off). * Easy-to-use, eco-friendly, perfect for summer. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.After screwing the bottle into the countertop Sodastream, you pump up to three times (depending on how fizzy you want your fizzy water), unscrew the bottle, and enjoy. And this Prime Day bundle gets you two bottles and two cylinders so you won’t run out quickly and, if you do, will have a spare. To never get caught without access to fizzy water, grab this global favorite and save more than a third on it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Louisiana African-American museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated: Coroner (ABC News)
Louisiana African-American museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated: Coroner
Louisiana African-American museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated: Coroner (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * 35% off on all KIND Bars. * Each bar is gluten-free, low sugar, and free of genetically modified ingredients. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.There comes a point each afternoon where we can’t tell if we’re tired, hungry, or both. This is where that dessert-like goodness of a KIND Bar comes in. With flavors like dark chocolate cherry cashew, caramel almond and sea salt, and peanut butter dark chocolate, you’ll have trouble deciding which one to devour first. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: KIND Bar is Having Their Biggest Sale EVER This Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * 35% off on all KIND Bars. * Each bar is gluten-free, low sugar, and free of genetically modified ingredients. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.There comes a point each afternoon where we can’t tell if we’re tired, hungry, or both. This is where that dessert-like goodness of a KIND Bar comes in. With flavors like dark chocolate cherry cashew, caramel almond and sea salt, and peanut butter dark chocolate, you’ll have trouble deciding which one to devour first. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface, it’s clear that Apollo 11 will haunt the human imagination for a long time to come.
What Will the Moon Landing Mean to the Future?
Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface, it’s clear that Apollo 11 will haunt the human imagination for a long time to come.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off furniture, area rugs, mattresses, and more. * In-house brands on Amazon are included, 14 pages to choose from * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When it comes to home decor, Amazon has an incredible selection. Right now, you can save up to 30% off on furniture, rugs, mattresses, and more. There’s office furniture like chairs and bookshelves, living room area rugs, and so much more to give your home a facelift. Plus, it all ships via Prime so it’s free. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Amazon Prime Day Brings Discounts to Furniture and Rugs For Your Home
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off furniture, area rugs, mattresses, and more. * In-house brands on Amazon are included, 14 pages to choose from * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When it comes to home decor, Amazon has an incredible selection. Right now, you can save up to 30% off on furniture, rugs, mattresses, and more. There’s office furniture like chairs and bookshelves, living room area rugs, and so much more to give your home a facelift. Plus, it all ships via Prime so it’s free. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Facebook's David Marcus, who heads the social network's digital currency initiative, said he expects an extensive regulatory review of the Libra project (AFP Photo/Glenn CHAPMAN)
Facebook's David Marcus, who heads the social network's digital currency initiative, said he expects an extensive regulatory review of the Libra project
Facebook's David Marcus, who heads the social network's digital currency initiative, said he expects an extensive regulatory review of the Libra project (AFP Photo/Glenn CHAPMAN)
Jeffrey Epstein is facing 40 years in prison if convicted of sex trafficking of minors - Palm Beach Post
Jeffrey Epstein had fake passport with Saudi Arabian address, prosecutors claim
Jeffrey Epstein is facing 40 years in prison if convicted of sex trafficking of minors - Palm Beach Post
Animal rescuers save dog 'bleeding from every inch of her body' that was buried alive on Hawaiian beach (ABC News)
Animal rescuers save dog 'bleeding from every inch of her body' that was buried alive on Hawaiian beach
Animal rescuers save dog 'bleeding from every inch of her body' that was buried alive on Hawaiian beach (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 68% off on hit TV shows and movies. * Sift through a robust selection of binge-worthy TV shows like The Office and The Sopranos, or Blockbuster hit films like A Star is Born and Green Book. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sometimes, choosing what to watch can take longer than the actual duration of the film or show itself. This great binge-watching selection—including the likes of Spider-Man, Mule, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again—is wide enough to please even your pickiest friends, yet limited enough to help you narrow down your decision. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Binge-Watch Your Favorite Movies and Shows With This Serious Prime Day Discount
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 68% off on hit TV shows and movies. * Sift through a robust selection of binge-worthy TV shows like The Office and The Sopranos, or Blockbuster hit films like A Star is Born and Green Book. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sometimes, choosing what to watch can take longer than the actual duration of the film or show itself. This great binge-watching selection—including the likes of Spider-Man, Mule, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again—is wide enough to please even your pickiest friends, yet limited enough to help you narrow down your decision. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Paudin Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife, $26 (58% off). * German high carbon stainless steel, pakkawood handle, high style * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.The Santoku knife is built to perform just like a chef’s knife, ready to handle anything and everything whenever you need it to. And this highly-rated and stylish santoku knife is a great example. Constructed with German steel and an ergonomic pakkawood handle, there’s a reason more than 450 reviewers left it a 4.6-star average rating. For a solid kitchen upgrade at less than $30, don’t let this price cut swipe by before grabbing it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The Paudin Santoku Is Everything You Want in a Chef’s Knife — an on Sale for Less Than $30
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Paudin Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife, $26 (58% off). * German high carbon stainless steel, pakkawood handle, high style * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.The Santoku knife is built to perform just like a chef’s knife, ready to handle anything and everything whenever you need it to. And this highly-rated and stylish santoku knife is a great example. Constructed with German steel and an ergonomic pakkawood handle, there’s a reason more than 450 reviewers left it a 4.6-star average rating. For a solid kitchen upgrade at less than $30, don’t let this price cut swipe by before grabbing it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
US President Donald Trump stepped up his attack on four Democratic lawmakers, saying if they are not happy in the United States, "they can leave" (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
US President Donald Trump stepped up his attack on four Democratic lawmakers, saying if they are not happy in the United States, "they can leave"
US President Donald Trump stepped up his attack on four Democratic lawmakers, saying if they are not happy in the United States, "they can leave" (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
Senator Susan Collins of Maine was one of several Republicans to criticize President Donald Trump's remarks about four Democratic congresswomen (AFP Photo/ALEX WONG)
Senator Susan Collins of Maine was one of several Republicans to criticize President Donald Trump's remarks about four Democratic congresswomen
Senator Susan Collins of Maine was one of several Republicans to criticize President Donald Trump's remarks about four Democratic congresswomen (AFP Photo/ALEX WONG)
Cycling enthusiasts wearing polka dot jerseys wave as they stand on a stack of haybales with a message reading "Long live the Tour" during the tenth stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race (AFP Photo/JEFF PACHOUD)
French fans
Cycling enthusiasts wearing polka dot jerseys wave as they stand on a stack of haybales with a message reading "Long live the Tour" during the tenth stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race (AFP Photo/JEFF PACHOUD)
England players celebrate after beating Jamaica - Getty Images Europe
England effectively guaranteed semi-final place after netball World Cup victory over Jamaica
England players celebrate after beating Jamaica - Getty Images Europe
An Indian man shelters under a plastic sheet during heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi (AFP Photo/Money SHARMA )
Downpour
An Indian man shelters under a plastic sheet during heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi (AFP Photo/Money SHARMA )
A boy drinks coconut water at a market in Beijing (AFP Photo/Nicolas ASFOURI)
Refreshing break
A boy drinks coconut water at a market in Beijing (AFP Photo/Nicolas ASFOURI)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 80% off best-selling Kindle Books * Includes 30-something top books, including a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.After you upgrade your e-reader with the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for $85 (35% off), make your way to the Kindle store and find 30-something titles on sale. At up to 80% off, most of them are $3-$5 and they include bestsellers like Madeline Miller’s Circe, Andrew Sean Greer’s Less (which won a Pulitzer this year), and Dan Abrams’s Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy. And if you’re into reading, you might want to consider the Kindle Unlimited plan, which is giving you three free months right now. With all of these great deals, your summer reading is more than handled. Happy adventuring. | Shop on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 80% off best-selling Kindle Books * Includes 30-something top books, including a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.After you upgrade your e-reader with the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite for $85 (35% off), make your way to the Kindle store and find 30-something titles on sale. At up to 80% off, most of them are $3-$5 and they include bestsellers like Madeline Miller’s Circe, Andrew Sean Greer’s Less (which won a Pulitzer this year), and Dan Abrams’s Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy. And if you’re into reading, you might want to consider the Kindle Unlimited plan, which is giving you three free months right now. With all of these great deals, your summer reading is more than handled. Happy adventuring. | Shop on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Captured swans and cygnets are measured and checked during the annual Swan Upping Census on the River Thames at Staines, west of London (AFP Photo/Tolga Akmen)
Close inspection
Captured swans and cygnets are measured and checked during the annual Swan Upping Census on the River Thames at Staines, west of London (AFP Photo/Tolga Akmen)
Leah Millis/ReutersPresident Trump publicly defended the racist tweets he posted against several congresswomen of color, launching into a lengthy tirade while speaking Monday at a “Made in America” event at the White House.At one point, the president said he doesn’t mind that white nationalists found common cause with his xenophobic remarks because “many people agree with me.”“They’re complaining all the time,” Trump opened up his tirade against Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the four women of color known as The Squad, who have taken him to task over his immigration policies—specifically the inhumane conditions at migrant detention centers. “Very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s okay too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave,” Trump said Monday, reiterating his tweets over the weekend telling the congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from. “They can leave, and you know what? I’m sure that there will be many people that won’t miss them,” Trump added.It is unclear where the president wants the lawmakers to return to, as all four of the women are United States citizens, and three of the four women were born stateside.Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.During his rant on Monday, the president singled out Rep. Omar, falsely claiming the Muslim congresswoman supports Al Qaeda, and referenced remarks she made about the importance of the Council on American-Islamic Relations after 9/11 that became conservative kindling earlier this year. The president also implied that because Omar, a naturalized citizen, came to the U.S. as a refugee, she does not have the right to represent her adopted country. “In one case you have somebody who comes from Somalia—which is a failed government, a failed state—who left Somalia, who ultimately came here and now is a congresswoman, who’s never happy,” Trump said, referring to Omar. He additionally accused Omar of hating Jewish people and attacked Rep. Ocasio-Cortez for working against Amazon in its desire to build its second headquarters in her native New York City.Asked by Fox News reporter John Roberts whether it concerns him that “many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point,” Trump said: “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me.”Trump also made reference of his loyal supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who earlier Monday backed the president’s racist tweets on Fox & Friends, calling the congresswomen in question “communists.” “I’m saying that they’re socialists definitely,” the president said. “As to whether or not they’re communists, I would think they might be.” However, Trump appeared to miss the point of Graham’s minor criticism of his tweets, in which the senator implored Trump to “aim higher... focus on their policies.”“I disagree with Lindsey. These are congressmen. What am I supposed to do, wait for senators? No. So I disagree with Lindsey on that... he said ‘aim higher,’ shoot higher. What am I going to do, wait until we get somebody else in a higher position, higher office? These are people that hate our country. They hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Trump Goes on Unhinged Rant Defending Racist Tweets: ‘If You Don’t Like It Here, You Can Leave’
Leah Millis/ReutersPresident Trump publicly defended the racist tweets he posted against several congresswomen of color, launching into a lengthy tirade while speaking Monday at a “Made in America” event at the White House.At one point, the president said he doesn’t mind that white nationalists found common cause with his xenophobic remarks because “many people agree with me.”“They’re complaining all the time,” Trump opened up his tirade against Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the four women of color known as The Squad, who have taken him to task over his immigration policies—specifically the inhumane conditions at migrant detention centers. “Very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s okay too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave,” Trump said Monday, reiterating his tweets over the weekend telling the congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from. “They can leave, and you know what? I’m sure that there will be many people that won’t miss them,” Trump added.It is unclear where the president wants the lawmakers to return to, as all four of the women are United States citizens, and three of the four women were born stateside.Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.During his rant on Monday, the president singled out Rep. Omar, falsely claiming the Muslim congresswoman supports Al Qaeda, and referenced remarks she made about the importance of the Council on American-Islamic Relations after 9/11 that became conservative kindling earlier this year. The president also implied that because Omar, a naturalized citizen, came to the U.S. as a refugee, she does not have the right to represent her adopted country. “In one case you have somebody who comes from Somalia—which is a failed government, a failed state—who left Somalia, who ultimately came here and now is a congresswoman, who’s never happy,” Trump said, referring to Omar. He additionally accused Omar of hating Jewish people and attacked Rep. Ocasio-Cortez for working against Amazon in its desire to build its second headquarters in her native New York City.Asked by Fox News reporter John Roberts whether it concerns him that “many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point,” Trump said: “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me.”Trump also made reference of his loyal supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who earlier Monday backed the president’s racist tweets on Fox & Friends, calling the congresswomen in question “communists.” “I’m saying that they’re socialists definitely,” the president said. “As to whether or not they’re communists, I would think they might be.” However, Trump appeared to miss the point of Graham’s minor criticism of his tweets, in which the senator implored Trump to “aim higher... focus on their policies.”“I disagree with Lindsey. These are congressmen. What am I supposed to do, wait for senators? No. So I disagree with Lindsey on that... he said ‘aim higher,’ shoot higher. What am I going to do, wait until we get somebody else in a higher position, higher office? These are people that hate our country. They hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Indonesian Muslim observe a ritual "aqiqah" for a new born baby in Banda Aceh (AFP Photo/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN)
Religious tradition
Indonesian Muslim observe a ritual "aqiqah" for a new born baby in Banda Aceh (AFP Photo/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN)
Alison Oliver speaking about the School Sport and Activity Action Plan
There is a crisis in children’s wellbeing - we must ensure younger generations have easy access to sport
Alison Oliver speaking about the School Sport and Activity Action Plan
#NoSummersOff: Teachers on summer break dispel myth that teachers get summers off (ABC News)
#NoSummersOff: Teachers on summer break dispel myth that teachers get summers off
#NoSummersOff: Teachers on summer break dispel myth that teachers get summers off (ABC News)
Hulu's Season 4 is moodier than the original series and less nostalgic than the film revival. But its darker sensibility yields a strangely cynical story.
Veronica Mars Has a Bitter New Edge
Hulu's Season 4 is moodier than the original series and less nostalgic than the film revival. But its darker sensibility yields a strangely cynical story.
Revellers raise red scarves and candles as they sing the song 'Pobre de Mi', marking the end of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain (AFP Photo/JAIME REINA)
Bull run
Revellers raise red scarves and candles as they sing the song 'Pobre de Mi', marking the end of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain (AFP Photo/JAIME REINA)
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * At least 30% off on FlexiSpot storage solutions. * Score a sweet deal on standing desks, overhead shelves, and more. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Two things that many of us have in common are a tendency to go eight hours straight without standing up, and a lack of extra storage space. Whether your office chair just isn’t doing it for you anymore or you’re looking to make use of a small space, FlexiSpot has you covered with standing desk converters and smart storage solutions both for the office and home. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The Fifth Circuit may be poised to accept a ridiculous argument against the Affordable Care Act.
Rise of the Know-Nothing Judge
The Fifth Circuit may be poised to accept a ridiculous argument against the Affordable Care Act.
Woman's viral post warns parents about condition triggered by styling child's hair (ABC News)
Woman's viral post warns parents about condition triggered by styling child's hair
Woman's viral post warns parents about condition triggered by styling child's hair (ABC News)
Bexar County Sheriff’s OfficeA San Antonio Air Force Reserve major who reported his wife missing in March has been arrested and charged with murder, authorities said. Andre McDonald, 40, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday in the death of his wife, 29-year-old Andreen McDonald, on March 1. After three months of countless countywide searches, authorities found the businesswoman’s body on a ranch east of Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.McDonald is being held at Bexar County Jail on a $2 million bond, police confirmed to The Daily Beast. “Any ounce of understanding that we had for Andy is gone,” her cousin, Cheryl Spencer, told KSAT during a Sunday vigil. “You do not have the right to do this to any human being. Andreen was far from perfect. She had her flaws, but you do not have the right to do this to anybody’s child.”Did Missing Texas Woman Andreen McDonald’s 6-Year-Old Autistic Daughter Witness Her Murder?While many details of the March murder remain unknown, authorities believe the couple’s 7-year-old daughter, who is autistic and nonverbal, may have seen the crime and subsequent cleanup. “At this point, I don’t know how much the little girl knows,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a press conference Saturday. “I’m still of the belief that the little girl witnessed at least some things with the death of her mom.”Authorities say Andreen McDonald, the owner of Starlight Homes Assisted Living, was last seen with her daughter around 6:20 p.m. on February 28. According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Daily Beast, phone records indicate both McDonald and his wife were home the entire evening.The next day, deputies went to the couple’s home to conduct a welfare check after the 29-year-old’s mother and several friends said they had not heard from her since the previous evening. According to the arrest warrant, two of Andreen McDonald’s friends told authorities that before her disappearance she had said that “if she ever went missing or was found dead, Andre had killed her.” A Bexar County Sheriff spokesperson confirmed officers had been called to their home “numerous times” for domestic disturbances. According to public records, McDonald filed for divorce in February 2017 but later dismissed the petition. In their backyard, deputies “noticed a burn pile,” where “it appeared something had recently been burned.” All of Andreen McDonald’s personal belongings were still in the house and her car was parked in the driveway.Cops: NYPD Officer Ordered Hit on Estranged Husband, Boyfriend’s KidWhen McDonald arrived home, he told deputies his wife was being treated at a local hospital. Police quickly suspected he was lying.He “claimed he did not know where Andreen McDonald was,” the warrant states, but “revealed he had an argument with his wife the night before and asked for an attorney.”Authorities also found blood and hair on the bathroom’s light switch, floor, and door handle—though initial DNA tests could not determine if the samples belonged to Andreen McDonald.Andre McDonald was first charged on March 3 with tampering with evidence after investigators discovered that he had purchased cans of gasoline, heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, a portable burn barrel, a shovel, and an ax around the time he reported his wife missing. The Air Force officer then tried to destroy the receipt and throw them away in the kitchen trash can, authorities allege.“He went to great lengths to destroy that receipt. We were able to recover it but that’s what led to the tampering with evidence charge,” Salazar said. “So, I think a lot of his behavior up to this point, along with some of the evidence that I won’t go too much into detail on, are what led to this charge.”According to the arrest warrant, McDonald had “cuts and injuries” on his hands when he was arrested and gave conflicting accounts about how the wounds occurred.Inside another trash can, the warrant states, investigators found a blood-stained hammer and a man’s sweater and jeans, which had the couple’s blood on it. The daughter, who has not been publicly named, suggested to one family friend that her mother had been burned, according to court documents, and made comments about “Andre hurting Mommy.” In one attempt to explain what she saw, the daughter took a doll, put it in a circle over rocks, and covered it with sticks before asking for “the fire.” Wife Kills Husband, Admits It in a Bar BathroomSince his initial arrest, McDonald “has not once asked” about the ongoing search for his wife and has never tried to assist in the investigation, the warrant said. On July 11, a friend of the ranch’s owner discovered Andreen McDonald’s body while removing two cow skulls on the 50-acre property. According to the warrant, when authorities arrived they “noticed the human remains appeared to have been covered with wood and bones from a nearby deceased cow and set on fire.” Melted plastic or synthetic material was also found among the remains. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains belonged to Andreen McDonald on Friday night using her dental records. The next day, McDonald was arrested at home and appeared “quiet” and “fully cooperative,” Salazar said on Saturday.“I actually enjoyed him being arrested,” Andreen McDonald's cousin Cheryl Spencer said. “That was nice. I like that little public shaming.”A Bexar County Sheriff spokesperson declined to provide a motive on Monday, but added that there is “substantial” evidence to prove McDonald killed his wife and disposed of her body. “The next step is to prepare this case to go to trial with the DA’s office,” the spokesperson said. “Our department is dedicated to getting justice for Andreen and her family.”McDonald’s attorney, John Convery, declined The Daily Beast’s request for comment. Andreen McDonald’s immediate family did not respond to multiple attempts for comment. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? 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Air Force Major Charged With Murder After Missing Wife’s Remains Found
Bexar County Sheriff’s OfficeA San Antonio Air Force Reserve major who reported his wife missing in March has been arrested and charged with murder, authorities said. Andre McDonald, 40, was charged with first-degree murder Sunday in the death of his wife, 29-year-old Andreen McDonald, on March 1. After three months of countless countywide searches, authorities found the businesswoman’s body on a ranch east of Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.McDonald is being held at Bexar County Jail on a $2 million bond, police confirmed to The Daily Beast. “Any ounce of understanding that we had for Andy is gone,” her cousin, Cheryl Spencer, told KSAT during a Sunday vigil. “You do not have the right to do this to any human being. Andreen was far from perfect. She had her flaws, but you do not have the right to do this to anybody’s child.”Did Missing Texas Woman Andreen McDonald’s 6-Year-Old Autistic Daughter Witness Her Murder?While many details of the March murder remain unknown, authorities believe the couple’s 7-year-old daughter, who is autistic and nonverbal, may have seen the crime and subsequent cleanup. “At this point, I don’t know how much the little girl knows,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said during a press conference Saturday. “I’m still of the belief that the little girl witnessed at least some things with the death of her mom.”Authorities say Andreen McDonald, the owner of Starlight Homes Assisted Living, was last seen with her daughter around 6:20 p.m. on February 28. According to an arrest warrant obtained by The Daily Beast, phone records indicate both McDonald and his wife were home the entire evening.The next day, deputies went to the couple’s home to conduct a welfare check after the 29-year-old’s mother and several friends said they had not heard from her since the previous evening. According to the arrest warrant, two of Andreen McDonald’s friends told authorities that before her disappearance she had said that “if she ever went missing or was found dead, Andre had killed her.” A Bexar County Sheriff spokesperson confirmed officers had been called to their home “numerous times” for domestic disturbances. According to public records, McDonald filed for divorce in February 2017 but later dismissed the petition. In their backyard, deputies “noticed a burn pile,” where “it appeared something had recently been burned.” All of Andreen McDonald’s personal belongings were still in the house and her car was parked in the driveway.Cops: NYPD Officer Ordered Hit on Estranged Husband, Boyfriend’s KidWhen McDonald arrived home, he told deputies his wife was being treated at a local hospital. Police quickly suspected he was lying.He “claimed he did not know where Andreen McDonald was,” the warrant states, but “revealed he had an argument with his wife the night before and asked for an attorney.”Authorities also found blood and hair on the bathroom’s light switch, floor, and door handle—though initial DNA tests could not determine if the samples belonged to Andreen McDonald.Andre McDonald was first charged on March 3 with tampering with evidence after investigators discovered that he had purchased cans of gasoline, heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, a portable burn barrel, a shovel, and an ax around the time he reported his wife missing. The Air Force officer then tried to destroy the receipt and throw them away in the kitchen trash can, authorities allege.“He went to great lengths to destroy that receipt. We were able to recover it but that’s what led to the tampering with evidence charge,” Salazar said. “So, I think a lot of his behavior up to this point, along with some of the evidence that I won’t go too much into detail on, are what led to this charge.”According to the arrest warrant, McDonald had “cuts and injuries” on his hands when he was arrested and gave conflicting accounts about how the wounds occurred.Inside another trash can, the warrant states, investigators found a blood-stained hammer and a man’s sweater and jeans, which had the couple’s blood on it. The daughter, who has not been publicly named, suggested to one family friend that her mother had been burned, according to court documents, and made comments about “Andre hurting Mommy.” In one attempt to explain what she saw, the daughter took a doll, put it in a circle over rocks, and covered it with sticks before asking for “the fire.” Wife Kills Husband, Admits It in a Bar BathroomSince his initial arrest, McDonald “has not once asked” about the ongoing search for his wife and has never tried to assist in the investigation, the warrant said. On July 11, a friend of the ranch’s owner discovered Andreen McDonald’s body while removing two cow skulls on the 50-acre property. According to the warrant, when authorities arrived they “noticed the human remains appeared to have been covered with wood and bones from a nearby deceased cow and set on fire.” Melted plastic or synthetic material was also found among the remains. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains belonged to Andreen McDonald on Friday night using her dental records. The next day, McDonald was arrested at home and appeared “quiet” and “fully cooperative,” Salazar said on Saturday.“I actually enjoyed him being arrested,” Andreen McDonald's cousin Cheryl Spencer said. “That was nice. I like that little public shaming.”A Bexar County Sheriff spokesperson declined to provide a motive on Monday, but added that there is “substantial” evidence to prove McDonald killed his wife and disposed of her body. “The next step is to prepare this case to go to trial with the DA’s office,” the spokesperson said. “Our department is dedicated to getting justice for Andreen and her family.”McDonald’s attorney, John Convery, declined The Daily Beast’s request for comment. Andreen McDonald’s immediate family did not respond to multiple attempts for comment. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? 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A nation prays! Jofra Archer - Getty Images Europe
Jofra Archer faces Ashes fitness race as England cricket crosses fingers for its new World Cup hero
A nation prays! Jofra Archer - Getty Images Europe
A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) sits on the premises of the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu (AFP Photo/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
Nepalese temple
A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) sits on the premises of the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu (AFP Photo/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
Archer was chosen to bowl the decisive Super Over that won England the World Cup - AFP
'I’ve probably had the best two months of my life': Jofra Archer hails teammates after propelling England to World Cup glory
Archer was chosen to bowl the decisive Super Over that won England the World Cup - AFP
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Emmy nominations 2019: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' expected to make the shortlist (ABC News)
Emmy nominations 2019: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' expected to make the shortlist
Emmy nominations 2019: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' expected to make the shortlist (ABC News)
Captain Eoin Morgan and the trophy - PA
ECB has cunning plan to build on 50-over cricket's newfound popularity. Clue: it's not 50-over cricket
Captain Eoin Morgan and the trophy - PA
Paul McCartney wraps US tour with onstage Ringo Starr reunion (ABC News)
Paul McCartney wraps US tour with onstage Ringo Starr reunion
Paul McCartney wraps US tour with onstage Ringo Starr reunion (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get up to 60% off more than 50 smart home devices with really high ratings. * There are easy-to-install smart door locks, smart video calling assistants, WiFi kits and routers, smart light kits, and smart surge protectors. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.A smarter home is only a good thing when it’s easy to put together and, more importantly, easy to use. Those two are mainstay focus points for many of the top-rated products and brands that are up to 49% off for Prime Day. From smart bulbs to WiFi routers and smart door locks, there’s something here to take any smart home to a smarter level. | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get up to 60% off more than 50 smart home devices with really high ratings. * There are easy-to-install smart door locks, smart video calling assistants, WiFi kits and routers, smart light kits, and smart surge protectors. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.A smarter home is only a good thing when it’s easy to put together and, more importantly, easy to use. Those two are mainstay focus points for many of the top-rated products and brands that are up to 49% off for Prime Day. From smart bulbs to WiFi routers and smart door locks, there’s something here to take any smart home to a smarter level. | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Authorities in Goma implemented more hygiene and prevention measures after the Ebola case was discovered (AFP Photo/Pamela TULIZO)
Authorities in Goma implemented more hygiene and prevention measures after the Ebola case was discovered
Authorities in Goma implemented more hygiene and prevention measures after the Ebola case was discovered (AFP Photo/Pamela TULIZO)
Neighbouring Uganda has taken preventative measures after cases of Ebola emerged there (AFP Photo/ISAAC KASAMANI)
Neighbouring Uganda has taken preventative measures after cases of Ebola emerged there
Neighbouring Uganda has taken preventative measures after cases of Ebola emerged there (AFP Photo/ISAAC KASAMANI)
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt during the Pride in London 2019 parade. July 06, 2019. - Getty Images Europe
Unacceptable behaviour in Armed Forces down to 'pack of white middle-aged men' driving culture, major new report says
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt during the Pride in London 2019 parade. July 06, 2019. - Getty Images Europe
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu is the head of counter terror policing in the Met Police - paul grover
Profile: Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the man who quietly rose to become Britain's anti-terror chief
Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu is the head of counter terror policing in the Met Police - paul grover
Phil Mickelson claims to have lost 15lbs in under a week - Getty Images Europe
Phil Mickelson 'sheds weight' with dramatic diet in attempt to rediscover form for the Open
Phil Mickelson claims to have lost 15lbs in under a week - Getty Images Europe
The claim is led by Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia, pictured here with his wife Princess Sophie - AFP or licensors
Kaiser Wilhelm's heirs launch fight to reclaim artworks and palace from German state
The claim is led by Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia, pictured here with his wife Princess Sophie - AFP or licensors
The heirs of the former royal family want to return to live in Cecilienhof Palace, the setting for the 1945 Postdam Conference where Churchill, Stalin and Truman divided postwar Europe - DPA
Descendants of the German Kaisers in bid to reclaim artworks and palaces
The heirs of the former royal family want to return to live in Cecilienhof Palace, the setting for the 1945 Postdam Conference where Churchill, Stalin and Truman divided postwar Europe - DPA
Migrants at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana - AFP
Trump administration announces plans to stop asylum claims at US-Mexico border
Migrants at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana - AFP
A hearing aid may stop older people becoming socially isolated, scientists believe - © Panther Media GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Wearing a hearing aid may delay the onset of dementia by slowing brain ageing by eight years
A hearing aid may stop older people becoming socially isolated, scientists believe - © Panther Media GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Coming to TV? the victorious England squad at Lord's - AFP
Government under pressure to give Cricket World Cup TV 'crown jewels' status
Coming to TV? the victorious England squad at Lord's - AFP
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 59% off on Sonicare and Waterpik appliances. * Choose from 12 electric flossers and toothbrushes, all designed to make warding off cavities that much easier. Read more about its features here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.The thing about brushing our teeth is that we rarely have the energy to do so when we wake up and need to go to bed. Thankfully, Sonicare and Waterpik just dropped major deals on their line of electric flossers and rechargeable toothbrushes that provide a gentle, deep clean. Thanks to that squeaky-clean feeling, you might actually look forward to brushing your teeth—and dare we say it, your next dentist appointment. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The share price for the beer giant behind Stella Artois and Budweiser, AB InBev, its CEO Carlos Brito pictured in a file image, showed limited spillover from a shock decision to call time on what would have been the year's largest stock sale (AFP Photo/DIRK WAEM)
The share price for the beer giant behind Stella Artois and Budweiser, AB InBev, its CEO Carlos Brito pictured in a file image, showed limited spillover from a shock decision to call time on what would have been the year's largest stock sale
The share price for the beer giant behind Stella Artois and Budweiser, AB InBev, its CEO Carlos Brito pictured in a file image, showed limited spillover from a shock decision to call time on what would have been the year's largest stock sale (AFP Photo/DIRK WAEM)
Researchers suggests that social media could induce feelings of inadequacy - PA
Social media linked to rise in teenage depression as shows off 'perfect lives' of wealthier peers, study suggests
Researchers suggests that social media could induce feelings of inadequacy - PA
Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people' (ABC News)
Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people'
Ed Sheeran on his social anxiety: 'I don't like large groups of people' (ABC News)
Russia's Aleksandr Bondar and Russia's Viktor Minibaev compete in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving final during the 2019 World Championships at Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea (AFP Photo/Manan VATSYAYANA)
Deep dive
Russia's Aleksandr Bondar and Russia's Viktor Minibaev compete in the men's synchronised 10m platform diving final during the 2019 World Championships at Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea (AFP Photo/Manan VATSYAYANA)
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Scouted: Stila, Supergoop!, OPI, and More Luxury Beauty Items Are Up to 40% Off
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 40% Off Luxury Beauty. * Makeup, skin care, and hair care are included. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.If you’re looking to restock your beauty cabinet, this is the deal for you. Amazon has dozens of deals on luxury beauty items from top brands like Stila, Supergoop!, and L’Occitane. Get a new favorite eyeliner or pressed powder for a fraction of the price you’d normally pay. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Former Vice President Joe Biden rolls out expanded Affordable Care Act health plan (ABC News)
Former Vice President Joe Biden rolls out expanded Affordable Care Act health plan
Former Vice President Joe Biden rolls out expanded Affordable Care Act health plan (ABC News)
A motorist drives past a destroyed house after a large earthquake that hit Surigao City, Philippines (AFP Photo/ERWIN MASCARINAS)
Disaster
A motorist drives past a destroyed house after a large earthquake that hit Surigao City, Philippines (AFP Photo/ERWIN MASCARINAS)
Policemen detain an Israeli man of Ethiopian origin during a protest outside the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem (AFP Photo/Menahem KAHANA)
Arrest
Policemen detain an Israeli man of Ethiopian origin during a protest outside the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem (AFP Photo/Menahem KAHANA)
Many smart meter owners have reported their meters randomly changing to Welsh - Moneysavingexpert.com
Smart meters go Welsh: latest glitch changes language on devices more than 100 miles from the border
Many smart meter owners have reported their meters randomly changing to Welsh - Moneysavingexpert.com
Chris Harrison says Hannah leaves 'The Bachelorette' a 'happy woman' (ABC News)
Chris Harrison says Hannah leaves 'The Bachelorette' a 'happy woman'
Chris Harrison says Hannah leaves 'The Bachelorette' a 'happy woman' (ABC News)
The tournament’s host country pushes back on Franklin Foer’s proposal that FIFA change course and reallocate funds to women’s soccer.
Qatar Responds: Don’t Cancel the 2022 World Cup
The tournament’s host country pushes back on Franklin Foer’s proposal that FIFA change course and reallocate funds to women’s soccer.
Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google swear in at a previous Senate hearing in 2017 - Bloomberg
Tech giants face US monopoly grilling as Silicon Valley backlash gathers pace
Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google swear in at a previous Senate hearing in 2017 - Bloomberg
Captain and successor? Eoin Morgan of England and Jos Buttler celebrate - ICC
Jos Buttler leads the calls for Eoin Morgan to stay on as England captain after Cricket World Cup win
Captain and successor? Eoin Morgan of England and Jos Buttler celebrate - ICC
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Mirror image? Can England's rugby boys copy their cricket colleagues in the World Cup this autumn - Getty Images Europe
Owen Farrell and England rugby players on the Cricket World Cup win
Mirror image? Can England's rugby boys copy their cricket colleagues in the World Cup this autumn - Getty Images Europe
A Franco-Iranian academic based at a prestigious Paris university has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry has said (AFP Photo/BERTRAND GUAY)
A Franco-Iranian academic based at a prestigious Paris university has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry has said
A Franco-Iranian academic based at a prestigious Paris university has been arrested in Iran and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry has said (AFP Photo/BERTRAND GUAY)
Chicago officials close park in hopes 'calm and quiet' will cause alligator 'Chance the Snapper' to resurface (ABC News)
Chicago officials close park in hopes 'calm and quiet' will cause alligator 'Chance the Snapper' to resurface
Chicago officials close park in hopes 'calm and quiet' will cause alligator 'Chance the Snapper' to resurface (ABC News)
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Harry Maguire will be allowed to join Manchester United or Manchester City if Leicester receive world record transfer bid - Leicester City FC
Leicester tell Harry Maguire he can leave to join Manchester United but only for world record fee
Harry Maguire will be allowed to join Manchester United or Manchester City if Leicester receive world record transfer bid - Leicester City FC
Suspect detained in murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton in Crete, Greece (ABC News)
Suspect detained in murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton in Crete, Greece
Suspect detained in murder of American biologist Suzanne Eaton in Crete, Greece (ABC News)
Lucy Nicholson/ReutersPresident Donald Trump’s promised sweep of “millions” of undocumented immigrants across the United States failed to materialize over the weekend, but the issuance of stringent restrictions on access to the U.S. asylum system on Monday could pose an even greater risk to those fleeing violence and persecution in Central America.In a joint statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, the administration notified the public that it will publish an interim final rule adding “a new bar to eligibility for asylum for an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border.”The rule, apparently targeting the massive influx of asylum seekers from Central America, would prevent almost every migrant from pursuing an asylum claim in the United States if they did not first apply for asylum protections in the country or countries through which they traveled on their way to the U.S. border.“This interim rule will help reduce a major ‘pull’ factor driving irregular migration to the United States and enable DHS and DOJ to more quickly and efficiently process cases originating from the southern border,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, who added that the rule is intended to discourage migrants from traveling through Mexico to reach the United States.Advocacy organizations were swift to condemn the Trump administration’s latest attempt to weaken the nation’s asylum system, and vowed to fight the proposed rule change in court.“The Trump administration is trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral commitment to protect those fleeing danger,” said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “This new rule is patently unlawful and we will sue swiftly.”The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) said that the rule change amounts to “ending asylum protections for all minorities,” and vowed to fight the proposal “in the courts and in the streets.”“It’s an Asian ban. It’s a Muslim ban. It’s a Latino ban. It’s a Black ban,” the organization said in a release. “It’s racist and wrong on every level.”Aaron C. Morris, executive director of Immigration Equality, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBT people in the immigration system, called the proposed rules “reprehensible.”“It is their most blatant attempt so far to dismantle the asylum system altogether in clear violation of domestic and international law,” Morris saiad. “LGBTQ people have remarkably strong asylum cases due to the high risk of persecution in their countries of origin. Denying them the chance to apply for protection in the United States will lead to senseless and avoidable violence and death.”Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as well as a host of international treaty agreements, all migrants who enter the country by any means are entitled to apply for asylum protections if they claim that they fear persecution or violence in their home countries. Refoulement, the legal term for the forcible return of asylum-seekers to countries where they face potential persecution or torture, is illegal under both the INA and international law.Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that the proposed rule changes will sidestep these barriers, citing a section of the INA that allows the government “to enhance the integrity of the asylum process” by placing additional restrictions on asylum seekers.“The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border,” Barr said, an argument that has been met with stiff legal challenges in other suits against the administration’s unilateral attempts to change the asylum system.Under the proposed rule change, migrants must satisfy at least one of three stipulations to be allowed to seek asylum in the United States: have applied for asylum protections in at least one country through which they transited en route to the United States, and been denied; prove that they are a victim of human trafficking; or prove that they traveled to the United States exclusively through one of a few dozen countries that are not party to international treaty agreements regulating the treatment of asylum seekers.But by discouraging asylum seekers from using legal means of entry, advocates said that the rule change will likely increase the number of people turning to human traffickers to get into the country.“Every time there’s a new law enforcement initiative, traffickers and smugglers are very adept at adapting it to their own advantage,” Wendy Young, executive director of Kids In Need of Defense, told The Daily Beast.“If people perceive that it’s too hard to get to the border to present themselves... they may fall into the trap” of seeking assistance from human traffickers, Young added, which means that the rule change could result in the U.S. government “inadvertently fueling transnational criminal activity.”In addition to exacerbating the problems that the Trump administration hopes to address—a common issue with the White House’s immigration policies—the rule change contains a fairly glaring contradiction. One of the treaties named in the proposed rule change, the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, prevents the forcible return of asylum-seekers to countries where they face persecution, torture, or death—a likely result if the proposed rule were to be implemented. The rules are the latest attempt by the Trump administration to curb access to asylum system, which the president has called “ridiculous” and riddled with “major loopholes.” Other moves to discourage asylum have included threatened tariffs against Mexico if it failed to interdict migrants headed north, the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy barring asylum-seekers from entering the United States to seek asylum, and the aforementioned nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants, first issued as a threat if Congress did not pass new asylum restrictions.Even among those other attempts to limit access to asylum, advocates called the rule change uniquely dangerous.“This rule reaches a shameful new low,” said Archi Pyati, chief of policy at the Tahirih Justice Center, which provides legal services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence and persecution. “Children fleeing life-threatening circumstances, women fleeing rape and severe domestic violence, families trying to avoid persecution—none will be allowed to seek asylum. This blanket rejection of asylum claims simply because someone approaches the southern border is inhuman and unfair.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Trump's New Asylum Plan Is the Biggest Threat to Migrants Yet
Lucy Nicholson/ReutersPresident Donald Trump’s promised sweep of “millions” of undocumented immigrants across the United States failed to materialize over the weekend, but the issuance of stringent restrictions on access to the U.S. asylum system on Monday could pose an even greater risk to those fleeing violence and persecution in Central America.In a joint statement issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, the administration notified the public that it will publish an interim final rule adding “a new bar to eligibility for asylum for an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border.”The rule, apparently targeting the massive influx of asylum seekers from Central America, would prevent almost every migrant from pursuing an asylum claim in the United States if they did not first apply for asylum protections in the country or countries through which they traveled on their way to the U.S. border.“This interim rule will help reduce a major ‘pull’ factor driving irregular migration to the United States and enable DHS and DOJ to more quickly and efficiently process cases originating from the southern border,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, who added that the rule is intended to discourage migrants from traveling through Mexico to reach the United States.Advocacy organizations were swift to condemn the Trump administration’s latest attempt to weaken the nation’s asylum system, and vowed to fight the proposed rule change in court.“The Trump administration is trying to unilaterally reverse our country's legal and moral commitment to protect those fleeing danger,” said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “This new rule is patently unlawful and we will sue swiftly.”The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) said that the rule change amounts to “ending asylum protections for all minorities,” and vowed to fight the proposal “in the courts and in the streets.”“It’s an Asian ban. It’s a Muslim ban. It’s a Latino ban. It’s a Black ban,” the organization said in a release. “It’s racist and wrong on every level.”Aaron C. Morris, executive director of Immigration Equality, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBT people in the immigration system, called the proposed rules “reprehensible.”“It is their most blatant attempt so far to dismantle the asylum system altogether in clear violation of domestic and international law,” Morris saiad. “LGBTQ people have remarkably strong asylum cases due to the high risk of persecution in their countries of origin. Denying them the chance to apply for protection in the United States will lead to senseless and avoidable violence and death.”Under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as well as a host of international treaty agreements, all migrants who enter the country by any means are entitled to apply for asylum protections if they claim that they fear persecution or violence in their home countries. Refoulement, the legal term for the forcible return of asylum-seekers to countries where they face potential persecution or torture, is illegal under both the INA and international law.Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that the proposed rule changes will sidestep these barriers, citing a section of the INA that allows the government “to enhance the integrity of the asylum process” by placing additional restrictions on asylum seekers.“The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border,” Barr said, an argument that has been met with stiff legal challenges in other suits against the administration’s unilateral attempts to change the asylum system.Under the proposed rule change, migrants must satisfy at least one of three stipulations to be allowed to seek asylum in the United States: have applied for asylum protections in at least one country through which they transited en route to the United States, and been denied; prove that they are a victim of human trafficking; or prove that they traveled to the United States exclusively through one of a few dozen countries that are not party to international treaty agreements regulating the treatment of asylum seekers.But by discouraging asylum seekers from using legal means of entry, advocates said that the rule change will likely increase the number of people turning to human traffickers to get into the country.“Every time there’s a new law enforcement initiative, traffickers and smugglers are very adept at adapting it to their own advantage,” Wendy Young, executive director of Kids In Need of Defense, told The Daily Beast.“If people perceive that it’s too hard to get to the border to present themselves... they may fall into the trap” of seeking assistance from human traffickers, Young added, which means that the rule change could result in the U.S. government “inadvertently fueling transnational criminal activity.”In addition to exacerbating the problems that the Trump administration hopes to address—a common issue with the White House’s immigration policies—the rule change contains a fairly glaring contradiction. One of the treaties named in the proposed rule change, the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, prevents the forcible return of asylum-seekers to countries where they face persecution, torture, or death—a likely result if the proposed rule were to be implemented. The rules are the latest attempt by the Trump administration to curb access to asylum system, which the president has called “ridiculous” and riddled with “major loopholes.” Other moves to discourage asylum have included threatened tariffs against Mexico if it failed to interdict migrants headed north, the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy barring asylum-seekers from entering the United States to seek asylum, and the aforementioned nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants, first issued as a threat if Congress did not pass new asylum restrictions.Even among those other attempts to limit access to asylum, advocates called the rule change uniquely dangerous.“This rule reaches a shameful new low,” said Archi Pyati, chief of policy at the Tahirih Justice Center, which provides legal services to immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence and persecution. “Children fleeing life-threatening circumstances, women fleeing rape and severe domestic violence, families trying to avoid persecution—none will be allowed to seek asylum. This blanket rejection of asylum claims simply because someone approaches the southern border is inhuman and unfair.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Joe Root says he is
Joe Root and England selectors waste no time in turning attention towards the Ashes
Joe Root says he is
Joe Root says he is
Joe Root and England selectors waste no time in turning attention towards the Ashes
Joe Root says he is
Hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) backed President Donald Trump’s recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen of color, The View’s Meghan McCain lamented that the man she once saw as an “uncle” and close family friend was no longer the person she knew while growing up.During his Monday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, the South Carolina senator called on Trump to “aim higher” when criticizing the group of progressive lawmakers known as The Squad, calling the group a “bunch of communists” and anti-Semites who hate America. Trump, obviously impressed with Graham’s on-air remarks, quickly quoted the Republican lawmaker on Twitter.After the hosts of The View blasted the president’s comments in general, McCain—the lone conservative on the panel—noted that her sister was born in Bangladesh while pointing out that Trump’s remarks are “deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels.” She then took issue with Graham, who had personally seen the racism her sister had been subjected to over the years.“I remember seeing you there when it happened,” she said, addressing Graham through the screen. “Seeing you on Fox & Friends was particularly, particularly hurtful.”McCain went on to state that she has also gotten a lot of heat for taking on The Squad—a group including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley—but that the criticism of them needs to be strictly about politics. (Though McCain hasn’t always stuck to that rule.) “The problem is you’re making this about race,” she exclaimed. “You’re making this about racism. You’re making this about what’s truly American, and it’s all these old racist dog whistles that have plagued this country for so long, and for me as the conservative representative on this show, I was so upset coming back yesterday.”Later on, they aired a clip of Graham in 2015 calling Trump a “race-baiting xenophobic, religious bigot” who doesn’t represent the Republican Party nor the “values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for.”McCain reacted by noting that Khizr Khan’s son died in uniform and wasn’t born in this country before taking one more shot at Graham.“I can’t do this right now, and whatever is happening to Lindsey, this is not the person I used to know,” she said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Meghan McCain Goes After ‘Uncle’ Lindsey Graham: ‘Not the Person I Used to Know’
Hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) backed President Donald Trump’s recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen of color, The View’s Meghan McCain lamented that the man she once saw as an “uncle” and close family friend was no longer the person she knew while growing up.During his Monday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, the South Carolina senator called on Trump to “aim higher” when criticizing the group of progressive lawmakers known as The Squad, calling the group a “bunch of communists” and anti-Semites who hate America. Trump, obviously impressed with Graham’s on-air remarks, quickly quoted the Republican lawmaker on Twitter.After the hosts of The View blasted the president’s comments in general, McCain—the lone conservative on the panel—noted that her sister was born in Bangladesh while pointing out that Trump’s remarks are “deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels.” She then took issue with Graham, who had personally seen the racism her sister had been subjected to over the years.“I remember seeing you there when it happened,” she said, addressing Graham through the screen. “Seeing you on Fox & Friends was particularly, particularly hurtful.”McCain went on to state that she has also gotten a lot of heat for taking on The Squad—a group including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley—but that the criticism of them needs to be strictly about politics. (Though McCain hasn’t always stuck to that rule.) “The problem is you’re making this about race,” she exclaimed. “You’re making this about racism. You’re making this about what’s truly American, and it’s all these old racist dog whistles that have plagued this country for so long, and for me as the conservative representative on this show, I was so upset coming back yesterday.”Later on, they aired a clip of Graham in 2015 calling Trump a “race-baiting xenophobic, religious bigot” who doesn’t represent the Republican Party nor the “values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for.”McCain reacted by noting that Khizr Khan’s son died in uniform and wasn’t born in this country before taking one more shot at Graham.“I can’t do this right now, and whatever is happening to Lindsey, this is not the person I used to know,” she said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The president’s tweets are an invitation to a racial conflict that pits citizen against citizen, under the calculation that racism itself is a winning political strategy.
Trump Goes All In on Racism
The president’s tweets are an invitation to a racial conflict that pits citizen against citizen, under the calculation that racism itself is a winning political strategy.
Gruesome new details revealed in death of Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock (ABC News)
Gruesome new details revealed in death of Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock
Gruesome new details revealed in death of Kentucky mom Savannah Spurlock (ABC News)
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), a Democrat from New York, and Representative Ilhan Omar (R), a Democrat of Minnesota, are among a group of Democratic congresswomen who have come under attack by President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), a Democrat from New York, and Representative Ilhan Omar (R), a Democrat of Minnesota, are among a group of Democratic congresswomen who have come under attack by President Donald Trump
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), a Democrat from New York, and Representative Ilhan Omar (R), a Democrat of Minnesota, are among a group of Democratic congresswomen who have come under attack by President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)
President Donald Trump stepped up his xenophobic attacks on four Democratic congresswomen (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)
President Donald Trump stepped up his xenophobic attacks on four Democratic congresswomen
President Donald Trump stepped up his xenophobic attacks on four Democratic congresswomen (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)
Portraits of progressive Democratic congresswomen that appeared to be targets of a Twitter remark by US President Donald Trump. (AFP Photo/Alain BOMMENEL)
In the line of fire of Donald Trump
Portraits of progressive Democratic congresswomen that appeared to be targets of a Twitter remark by US President Donald Trump. (AFP Photo/Alain BOMMENEL)
 Lizzie Daly with the giant jellyfish - Dan Abbott
Diver dwarfed by huge barrel jellyfish off coast of Cornwall
Lizzie Daly with the giant jellyfish - Dan Abbott
 Lizzie Daly with the giant jellyfish - Dan Abbott
Diver dwarfed by huge barrel jellyfish off coast of Cornwall
Lizzie Daly with the giant jellyfish - Dan Abbott
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 50% on Garmin GPS fitness trackers and other devices. * High reviewer ratings, dedicated and easy-to-use apps, sleek and stylish wearables that look great anywhere . * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Garmin is iconic in the GPS fitness tracking universe and this sale gets you hundreds of dollars off 30 of its top-rated products on Amazon. From the gorgeous Garmin fēnix 5s—which has a 4.2-star average rating from more than 1,200 reviews—to the top selling Garmin DriveSmart, these are some solid deals. Whatever your GPS needs are, conquer them and save hundreds of dollars before Prime Day ends. Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: You Can Get Up to 50% Off Garmin’s GPS Fitness Trackers During this Prime Day deal
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save up to 50% on Garmin GPS fitness trackers and other devices. * High reviewer ratings, dedicated and easy-to-use apps, sleek and stylish wearables that look great anywhere . * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Garmin is iconic in the GPS fitness tracking universe and this sale gets you hundreds of dollars off 30 of its top-rated products on Amazon. From the gorgeous Garmin fēnix 5s—which has a 4.2-star average rating from more than 1,200 reviews—to the top selling Garmin DriveSmart, these are some solid deals. Whatever your GPS needs are, conquer them and save hundreds of dollars before Prime Day ends. Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The best places to eat and drink in Torquay, Devon - Matt Austin/The Cary Arms
The best places to eat and drink in Torquay, by local chef Simon Hulstone
The best places to eat and drink in Torquay, Devon - Matt Austin/The Cary Arms
Highly trained staff, a fine dining restaurant, rooftop pool and elegant spa, make staying at Park Hyatt Sydney a truly luxurious experience
Sydney's most romantic hotels, from private sunset terraces to restaurants with amazing views
Highly trained staff, a fine dining restaurant, rooftop pool and elegant spa, make staying at Park Hyatt Sydney a truly luxurious experience
Skip Snowdon and head to The Rhinogs - Andy Stothert (Andy Stothert (Photographer) - [None]
Five underrated corners of Britain to discover this summer
Skip Snowdon and head to The Rhinogs - Andy Stothert (Andy Stothert (Photographer) - [None]
A health worker takes the temperature of a man entering an Ebola treatment centre - REUTERS
Fears over further spread of Ebola as case found in city of one million
A health worker takes the temperature of a man entering an Ebola treatment centre - REUTERS
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $22 (57% off). * Control music, lights, and more with your voice, also comes with six months of Amazon Music free. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s never been easier to bring your home up-to-date when it comes to smart home devices. And right now, Amazon is giving you the chance to add even more connectivity by marking down the Echo Dot to just $22. That’s the lowest price it’s ever been, and you can even get it with six months of Amazon Music for free. Add one to your bathroom for in-shower singalongs or to your bedroom so you’ll never have to turn over to turn off a light.| Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The Echo Dot Is Down to $22 For Prime Day, So You Should Add One to Every Room
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $22 (57% off). * Control music, lights, and more with your voice, also comes with six months of Amazon Music free. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.It’s never been easier to bring your home up-to-date when it comes to smart home devices. And right now, Amazon is giving you the chance to add even more connectivity by marking down the Echo Dot to just $22. That’s the lowest price it’s ever been, and you can even get it with six months of Amazon Music for free. Add one to your bathroom for in-shower singalongs or to your bedroom so you’ll never have to turn over to turn off a light.| Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
A man rides a rickshaw on a smoggy morning in New Delhi - REUTERS
Groundwater, the unexpected villain in India’s air pollution crisis
A man rides a rickshaw on a smoggy morning in New Delhi - REUTERS
With <em>The Farewell</em>, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
When a Lie Becomes Your Breakout Film
With The Farewell, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
With <em>The Farewell</em>, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
When a Lie Becomes Your Breakout Film
With The Farewell, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
With <em>The Farewell</em>, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
When a Lie Becomes Your Breakout Film
With The Farewell, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
With <em>The Farewell</em>, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
When a Lie Becomes Your Breakout Film
With The Farewell, the writer-director Lulu Wang has made a bittersweet drama about her family’s choice to deceive one of their own.
Belgium's Wout Van Aert, second from right, crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France - AP
Tour de France 2019, stage 10: Belgium's Wout van Aert first over the line in Albi
Belgium's Wout Van Aert, second from right, crosses the finish line to win the tenth stage of the Tour de France - AP
Boy boards plane to LA without ticket, prompting investigation (ABC News)
Boy boards plane to LA without ticket, prompting investigation
Boy boards plane to LA without ticket, prompting investigation (ABC News)
Alan Turing, legendary mathematician and WWII codebreaker, honored on new 50 pound note (ABC News)
Alan Turing, legendary mathematician and WWII codebreaker, honored on new 50 pound note
Alan Turing, legendary mathematician and WWII codebreaker, honored on new 50 pound note (ABC News)
Rafa Benitez is to secure the £16.5m signing of striker Salomon Rondon - REUTERS
Rafa Benitez to make Salomon Rondon his first signing in Chinese Super League
Rafa Benitez is to secure the £16.5m signing of striker Salomon Rondon - REUTERS
Rafa Benitez is poised to make his first signing in the Chinese Super League with the £16.5 million capture of Salomon Rondon.
Rafa Benitez to make Salomon Rondon his first signing in Chinese Super League
Rafa Benitez is poised to make his first signing in the Chinese Super League with the £16.5 million capture of Salomon Rondon.
Trump administration issues new rule on asylum seekers from Central American countries (ABC News)
Trump administration issues new rule on asylum seekers from Central American countries
Trump administration issues new rule on asylum seekers from Central American countries (ABC News)
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach (ABC News)
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach (ABC News)
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach (ABC News)
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach
Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car in Virginia Beach (ABC News)
Reacting to President Trump’s openly racist and xenophobic call for Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries “they came” from, the crew of CNN morning show New Day called out their Fox News counterparts Monday morning for laughing off Trump’s tirade and describing it as “very comedic.”Moments after Trump fired off a series of tweets taking aim at the group of freshmen progressive lawmakers known as The Squad, the hosts of Fox & Friends covered the president’s comments on air. And while co-host Griff Jenkins read off the president’s racist tweetstorm, the crew giggled and laughed before host Jedediah Bila added: “Someone is feeling very comedic today.”Leading off Monday morning’s program by hitting the president’s comments and the relative lack of silence from Republican lawmakers, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota—a one-time Fox & Friends host herself—brought up the moment, noting that for “many Republicans, Fox TV and Fox & Friends is their sole source of information.”“Okay? It just is,” she continued. “That’s where they like to hear their own views reflected back at them. And so I think the folks on Fox & Friends were responding to this racist tweet in real-time. I think they were reading it when it came out. And their reaction sets the tone for how then Republicans, not just lawmakers but just regular people, try to process it.”After playing the clip of Bila brushing off the president’s racism as nothing more than a joke, Camerota deadpanned: “All fun and games.”Writer and producer Maysod Zayid, meanwhile, pointed out that she is actually a comedian and that “racism is not funny—it’s violent.”“It made me think, will they laugh if we get rounded up?” Zayid declared. “How far away from that are we? As someone who is Muslim, as someone who like Rashida [Tlaib] comes from Palestinian heritage. As someone who, like Jedediah, who was on that TV is brown and is constantly being yelled at to go back to their own country. Will they be chuckling? Will they think it’s funny?”Co-anchor John Berman, meanwhile, highlighted that Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been pushing racist and xenophobic tropes on his program and Trump himself “ran on American carnage.”As for Bila, this isn’t the first time she’s excused the president’s bigotry as good-natured humor. Back in February, following Trump making a “Trail of Tears” genocide joke directed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bila placed the blame solely on Warren while wondering aloud if the president’s “kind of sarcasm” helps him with voters.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
CNN’s ‘New Day’ Blasts ‘Fox & Friends’ for Laughing Off Trump’s Racist Tweets: ‘All Fun and Games’
Reacting to President Trump’s openly racist and xenophobic call for Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries “they came” from, the crew of CNN morning show New Day called out their Fox News counterparts Monday morning for laughing off Trump’s tirade and describing it as “very comedic.”Moments after Trump fired off a series of tweets taking aim at the group of freshmen progressive lawmakers known as The Squad, the hosts of Fox & Friends covered the president’s comments on air. And while co-host Griff Jenkins read off the president’s racist tweetstorm, the crew giggled and laughed before host Jedediah Bila added: “Someone is feeling very comedic today.”Leading off Monday morning’s program by hitting the president’s comments and the relative lack of silence from Republican lawmakers, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota—a one-time Fox & Friends host herself—brought up the moment, noting that for “many Republicans, Fox TV and Fox & Friends is their sole source of information.”“Okay? It just is,” she continued. “That’s where they like to hear their own views reflected back at them. And so I think the folks on Fox & Friends were responding to this racist tweet in real-time. I think they were reading it when it came out. And their reaction sets the tone for how then Republicans, not just lawmakers but just regular people, try to process it.”After playing the clip of Bila brushing off the president’s racism as nothing more than a joke, Camerota deadpanned: “All fun and games.”Writer and producer Maysod Zayid, meanwhile, pointed out that she is actually a comedian and that “racism is not funny—it’s violent.”“It made me think, will they laugh if we get rounded up?” Zayid declared. “How far away from that are we? As someone who is Muslim, as someone who like Rashida [Tlaib] comes from Palestinian heritage. As someone who, like Jedediah, who was on that TV is brown and is constantly being yelled at to go back to their own country. Will they be chuckling? Will they think it’s funny?”Co-anchor John Berman, meanwhile, highlighted that Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been pushing racist and xenophobic tropes on his program and Trump himself “ran on American carnage.”As for Bila, this isn’t the first time she’s excused the president’s bigotry as good-natured humor. Back in February, following Trump making a “Trail of Tears” genocide joke directed at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bila placed the blame solely on Warren while wondering aloud if the president’s “kind of sarcasm” helps him with voters.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Telegraph readers shared their reactions to England's Cricket World Cup victory - AFP
'This was the greatest sporting final in my lifetime': readers react to England’s Cricket World Cup victory
Telegraph readers shared their reactions to England's Cricket World Cup victory - AFP
Singer Pink defends her children running, celebrating at Holocaust Memorial (ABC News)
Singer Pink defends her children running, celebrating at Holocaust Memorial
Singer Pink defends her children running, celebrating at Holocaust Memorial (ABC News)
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales cancelled a trip to Washington to discuss a 'safe third country' deal to shelter migrants seeking asylum (AFP Photo/Orlando ESTRADA)
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales cancelled a trip to Washington to discuss a 'safe third country' deal to shelter migrants seeking asylum
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales cancelled a trip to Washington to discuss a 'safe third country' deal to shelter migrants seeking asylum (AFP Photo/Orlando ESTRADA)
Chart showing total undocumented migrants arrested in the United States each year since 2000, according to the US Federal Border Patrol Agency (AFP Photo/Thomas SAINT-CRICQ)
Chart showing total undocumented migrants arrested in the United States each year since 2000, according to the US Federal Border Patrol Agency
Chart showing total undocumented migrants arrested in the United States each year since 2000, according to the US Federal Border Patrol Agency (AFP Photo/Thomas SAINT-CRICQ)
US President Donald Trump has pressured Congress to change asylum rules in order to deter the flow of migrants across the US southern border (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)
US President Donald Trump has pressured Congress to change asylum rules in order to deter the flow of migrants across the US southern border
US President Donald Trump has pressured Congress to change asylum rules in order to deter the flow of migrants across the US southern border (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)
African migrants believed headed to the United States enter Mexico on a raft from Guatemala in early June 2019 (AFP Photo/Pedro PARDO)
African migrants believed headed to the United States enter Mexico on a raft from Guatemala in early June 2019
African migrants believed headed to the United States enter Mexico on a raft from Guatemala in early June 2019 (AFP Photo/Pedro PARDO)
Tempting blue waters, warm weather and plenty to do on shore makes the Canary Islands a perennial cruise favourite from the UK - FaBa
From Southampton to the Canaries: a guide to the best cruises
Tempting blue waters, warm weather and plenty to do on shore makes the Canary Islands a perennial cruise favourite from the UK - FaBa
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L), appears at the White House with President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr on July 11, 2019. (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L), appears at the White House with President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr on July 11, 2019
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L), appears at the White House with President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr on July 11, 2019. (AFP Photo/Nicholas Kamm)
France's Tony Gallopin (front), Norway's Odd Christian Eiking (L), Denmark's Mads Schmidt (R), Eritrea's Natnael Berhane (2ndL) and Switzerland's Michael Schar ride in a breakaway - AFP
Tour de France 2019, stage 10: live updates
France's Tony Gallopin (front), Norway's Odd Christian Eiking (L), Denmark's Mads Schmidt (R), Eritrea's Natnael Berhane (2ndL) and Switzerland's Michael Schar ride in a breakaway - AFP
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium wins the stage - REUTERS
Tour de France 2019, stage ten results and standings: Wout van Aert wins as Julien Alaphilippe boosts his yellow jersey credentials
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Wout Van Aert of Belgium wins the stage - REUTERS
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off Calvin Klein clothing * Dozens of styles included for both men and women * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Calvin Klein clothing and underwear is some of the most comfortable out there. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the classic brand, there’s a huge Prime Day deal happening right now. There are so many choices, from underwear to leggings to sweatpants, so you can give your loungewear game an upgrade. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Dozens of Calvin Klein Styles, From Underwear to Sweatpants, Are on Sale for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 30% off Calvin Klein clothing * Dozens of styles included for both men and women * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Calvin Klein clothing and underwear is some of the most comfortable out there. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the classic brand, there’s a huge Prime Day deal happening right now. There are so many choices, from underwear to leggings to sweatpants, so you can give your loungewear game an upgrade. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Mr Zuma has begun to answer accusations that he consented to and benefited from widespread looting during his nine-year rule - Bloomberg
Former South African leader Jacob Zuma cries conspiracy during inquiry into state capture
Mr Zuma has begun to answer accusations that he consented to and benefited from widespread looting during his nine-year rule - Bloomberg
Jos Buttler clinches the World Cup for England after the tie with New Zealand - Getty Images Europe
Following England's ODI side has felt like 40 years of masochism - Lord's on Sunday made it all worthwhile
Jos Buttler clinches the World Cup for England after the tie with New Zealand - Getty Images Europe
Lashana Lynch won’t be James Bond, but she may be a new ‘007’ (ABC News)
Lashana Lynch won’t be James Bond, but she may be a new ‘007’
Lashana Lynch won’t be James Bond, but she may be a new ‘007’ (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get up to 40% off top smartphones that are unlocked and ready-to-go. * Google Pixel, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When you can grab a secondary smartphone for a few hundred dollars that’s unlocked and doesn’t require a contract, you jump at the chance. Most of these phones aren’t like your iPhone, they’re more like a phone to throw in the back of the car and know that worst case scenario, you have a phone you can grab and use that’s smart and unlocked and ready for you at a moment’s notice. | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Amazon Is Marking Down More Than a Dozen Top Smartphones By Hundreds During Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get up to 40% off top smartphones that are unlocked and ready-to-go. * Google Pixel, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When you can grab a secondary smartphone for a few hundred dollars that’s unlocked and doesn’t require a contract, you jump at the chance. Most of these phones aren’t like your iPhone, they’re more like a phone to throw in the back of the car and know that worst case scenario, you have a phone you can grab and use that’s smart and unlocked and ready for you at a moment’s notice. | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
With President Trump tripling down on his racist attacks on a group of Democratic congresswomen of color, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) backed the president on Monday morning, calling the so-called Squad a “bunch of communists” who are “anti-Semitic” and hate the United States.During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Graham—who played golf with the president on Sunday after Trump told the Squad to “go back” to where “they came” from—was asked about polls that show Trump is behind in the 2020 election.“What does he need to do to ensure a win?” Ainsley Earhardt asked.Graham addressed Trump through the screen, saying he’s going to win as long as he can “knock it down a notch,” prompting co-host Brian Kilmeade to ask the South Carolina lawmaker “in what way.” The one-time presidential candidate then brought up the president’s tweets.“We all know that [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country, they’re calling the guards along our border—the Border Patrol agents—concentration camp guards,” Graham exclaimed. “They accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the benjamins, they are anti-Semitic, they are anti-America. Don’t get them—aim higher.”Asked if the tweets were negative, Graham demurred while continuing to blast the group of progressive lawmakers—which includes Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib—by repeatedly calling them anti-Semitic. He further called on the president to take aim at their policies rather than personally attacking them. “They’re socialists. They’re anti-Semitic,” Graham declared. “They stand for all the things that most Americans disagree with. Make them the face of the future of the Democratic Party. You will destroy the Democratic Party.”Co-host Steve Doocy, meanwhile, wondered if Graham was saying the president went “too far” with his attacks. Graham, however, wasn’t about to go down that road.“I don’t think—aim higher,” he stated. “They are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies.”Trump was obviously extremely pleased with Graham’s on-air performance. A short time after the senator’s interview aired, the president fired off a series of tweets quoting Graham calling the Squad anti-America, finishing it off by asking: “Need I say more?”Republicans in Washington, meanwhile, have remained almost entirely silent on Trump urging women of color to leave the country. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Lindsey Graham Backs Trump’s Racist Tweets on ‘Fox & Friends’: The Squad Are ‘Communists’ Who Hate America
With President Trump tripling down on his racist attacks on a group of Democratic congresswomen of color, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) backed the president on Monday morning, calling the so-called Squad a “bunch of communists” who are “anti-Semitic” and hate the United States.During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Graham—who played golf with the president on Sunday after Trump told the Squad to “go back” to where “they came” from—was asked about polls that show Trump is behind in the 2020 election.“What does he need to do to ensure a win?” Ainsley Earhardt asked.Graham addressed Trump through the screen, saying he’s going to win as long as he can “knock it down a notch,” prompting co-host Brian Kilmeade to ask the South Carolina lawmaker “in what way.” The one-time presidential candidate then brought up the president’s tweets.“We all know that [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country, they’re calling the guards along our border—the Border Patrol agents—concentration camp guards,” Graham exclaimed. “They accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the benjamins, they are anti-Semitic, they are anti-America. Don’t get them—aim higher.”Asked if the tweets were negative, Graham demurred while continuing to blast the group of progressive lawmakers—which includes Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib—by repeatedly calling them anti-Semitic. He further called on the president to take aim at their policies rather than personally attacking them. “They’re socialists. They’re anti-Semitic,” Graham declared. “They stand for all the things that most Americans disagree with. Make them the face of the future of the Democratic Party. You will destroy the Democratic Party.”Co-host Steve Doocy, meanwhile, wondered if Graham was saying the president went “too far” with his attacks. Graham, however, wasn’t about to go down that road.“I don’t think—aim higher,” he stated. “They are American citizens. They won an election. Take on their policies.”Trump was obviously extremely pleased with Graham’s on-air performance. A short time after the senator’s interview aired, the president fired off a series of tweets quoting Graham calling the Squad anti-America, finishing it off by asking: “Need I say more?”Republicans in Washington, meanwhile, have remained almost entirely silent on Trump urging women of color to leave the country. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Fitbit devices, for example, are end-to-end encrypted, meaning data is scrambled - © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP
Smart watches and wearable devices: How useful are they, and can they be hacked?
Fitbit devices, for example, are end-to-end encrypted, meaning data is scrambled - © 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP
Clarke doubted the Open would come back to Portrush for the first time since 1951 - R&A
'If you try to overpower Royal Portrush at the Open you’ll be going home early': Darren Clarke exclusive interview
Clarke doubted the Open would come back to Portrush for the first time since 1951 - R&A
Changes to Ogden rate will be passed down in premiums - AFP
Car insurance costs to rise by £75 as Government tweaks injury payouts
Changes to Ogden rate will be passed down in premiums - AFP
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Sonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $100 in Amazon Gift Card, $360 (28% off) * Sonos One Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $50 Amazon Gift Card, $179 (28% off) * Smart home speaker, compact design to fit anywhere, voice control built in. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sonos knows how to make a good speaker and teaming up with Amazon Alexa for its smart home capabilities was a great move. Together, you’re getting leading capabilities both for your smart home and for your ears from two companies who’re experts in their respective fields. On top of that, Amazon is giving you up to $100 in gift cards so you can get even more upgrade for your home (or a few Kindle books). | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Sonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $100 in Amazon Gift Card, $360 (28% off) * Sonos One Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $50 Amazon Gift Card, $179 (28% off) * Smart home speaker, compact design to fit anywhere, voice control built in. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Sonos knows how to make a good speaker and teaming up with Amazon Alexa for its smart home capabilities was a great move. Together, you’re getting leading capabilities both for your smart home and for your ears from two companies who’re experts in their respective fields. On top of that, Amazon is giving you up to $100 in gift cards so you can get even more upgrade for your home (or a few Kindle books). | Shop on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The mountains of the Basque Country frame San Sebastián, the coastal resort town where a love for food borders on obsession
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Rick Friedman/GettyFBI agents found “piles of cash,” dozens of diamonds and an expired foreign passport in Jeffrey Epstein’s safe when they raided his Manhattan mansion last week, prosecutors revealed Monday.The passport was issued in the 1980s and gave a residence of Saudi Arabia, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said. It was not issued under Epstein’s name but did have what appeared to be a photo of him.The safe’s contents were disclosed during a bail hearing at which prosecutors—and accusers—argued that Epstein is a flight risk and should be kept locked up until his sex-trafficking trial.“I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein starting at age 14,” accuser Courtney Wild told the court. “I would just like the court to not to grant him bond, just for the safety of any other girls out there. He is a scary person to have walking the streets.”Another woman, Annie Farmer, said she was 16 when she met Epstein and he flew her to New Mexico. “He was inappropriate with me,” she said.Farmer's older sister, Maria, claimed in an affidavit in April that Epstein had abused her underage sister in New Mexico and also accused Epstein and his alleged madam, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, of raping her at billionaire Les Wexner's Ohio Mansion. The retail mogul Wexner is Epstein's only known client. He did not respond to Maria Farmer’s allegations.Journalist Vicky Ward has said that the Farmer sisters and their mother tried to warn about Epstein’s sexual predations in 2003 for her now-famous profile of the financier for Vanity Fair, but that editor Graydon Carter cut the allegations from the final piece. (Carter has claimed that he didn't "have confidence" in Ward's reporting at the time.)Epstein, 66, looking fatigued and wearing navy-blue jail garb, stared blankly ahead for most of the hearing.He has been held at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan since his July 6 arrest but has asked to be released and put on house arrest with armed guards and surveillance.Prosecutors said that was inadequate to make sure he would not skip town.“The defendant is asking for special treatment to build his own jail,” Rossmiller told the court, adding that Epstein has “vast assets and every incentive in the world to use those assets.”Bank documents the government got last week show Epstein has $110 million in a single account—and another $400 million in various holdings, Rossmiller noted.Send The Daily Beast a TipA federal probation office agrees with prosecutors that Epstein should be detained, but U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said he has not decided whether to grant bail and won’t announce a ruling until Thursday.He told the defense he is not satisfied with the financial information that Epstein filed under seal, which amounted to “less than a page,” and is inclined to make it public.Epstein’s team said the bail submission was “admittedly rough.” But, attorney Martin Weinberg added, “Let me be blunt, whatever bond you want Mr. Epstein to sign... he will sign. He fully intends to appear.”To bolster his argument that Epstein should be allowed to await trial on house arrest in what prosecutors referred to as his “gilded cage,” Weinberg dropped the names of two of the biggest financial villains in modern U.S. history who got bail: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Enron felon Jeffrey Skilling.“He’s not an out-of-control rapist,” Weinberg said of his client.“How do you know that?” Judge Berman retorted.Monday’s hearing followed a flurry of filings in which Epstein’s defense team and federal prosecutors dueled over whether the filthy-rich financier would go on the lam if he was released.The government argued that Epstein’s international connections and wealth meant it would be easy for him to get beyond the arm of the law.Even if he didn’t turn fugitive, prosecutors argued, Epstein has a history of witness-tampering, including wiring $350,000 late last year to two alleged accomplices after the Miami Herald published its expose on his Florida plea deal.Epstein’s attorneys, on the other hand, have argued that the indictment unsealed last week is so flimsy that their client, who pleaded not guilty, has no reason not to fight the charges.“You don’t punish first and have a trial second,” Weinberg told the judge.Epstein has offered up a bail package that included armed guards and surveillance cameras, a GPS ankle monitor, and a “trustee” who would live in the seven-story mansion and report back to the feds.Feds: Epstein Has Been Paying Off Alleged AccomplicesEpstein had just returned from France—where he has a luxury apartment on one of the showiest boulevards in Paris—when the FBI swooped down a week ago and arrested him at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.Two days later, an indictment charging him with sex-trafficking and conspiracy was unsealed, revealing accusations that the former prep-school math teacher had paid dozens of girls for massages that turned sexual and turned some of them into recruiters. Authorities also found hundreds of nude and semi-nude photos they believe include minors.The allegations were not new. More than a decade ago, authorities in Florida investigated Epstein for the very same thing, but U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta signed off on a sweetheart deal that allowed him to plead guilty to a state prostitution charge. He served 13 months of an 18-month-sentence in jail, while being allowed to leave for several hours during the day on work release. The Miami Herald investigation of that plea deal, along with lawsuits by accusers, helped amp up the pressure on Epstein, and the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan launched a new probe, which culminated in the indictment and arrest warrant earlier this month. Those prosecutors have left open the door to a superseding indictment that could contain more charges against Epstein or add alleged accomplices as co-defendants. Prosecutors from the public corruption unit are in charge of the case, though authorities have not said whether any government officials are targets of the ongoing investigation.Epstein Had His Own Lodge at Interlochen’s Prestigious Arts Camp for KidsAlthough the indictment details alleged crimes against just three girls between 2002 and 2005, other accusers have come forward since Epstein’s arrest—in New York and in New Mexico, where he owns a spread of land called the Zorro Ranch.The case, Rossmiller said, is “getting stronger every day.”Epstein also owns a private island in the Caribbean and a lavish estate in Palm Beach, a fleet of cars and a private jet that has hosted former President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz.Two of Epstein’s accusers have said in court papers that Dershowitz was aware of and even took part in the sex with minors—which he has vigorously denied. Clinton put out a statement last week distancing himself from Epstein, but failed to mention at least one dinner they attended.The Epstein scandal has already had a political impact. Acosta, who chose not to charge Epstein federally in Florida when he was U.S. attorney, was forced to step down as President Trump’s labor secretary amid fury over his actions in the case.Trump used to be pals with Epstein but claims to have had a falling-out with him a decade ago.Jeffrey Epstein Dodged Questions About Sex With His Dalton Prep-School StudentsAdditional reporting by Marianne DodsonRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Jeffrey Epstein Had ‘Piles of Cash,’ Diamonds, Saudi Passport in Safe
Rick Friedman/GettyFBI agents found “piles of cash,” dozens of diamonds and an expired foreign passport in Jeffrey Epstein’s safe when they raided his Manhattan mansion last week, prosecutors revealed Monday.The passport was issued in the 1980s and gave a residence of Saudi Arabia, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said. It was not issued under Epstein’s name but did have what appeared to be a photo of him.The safe’s contents were disclosed during a bail hearing at which prosecutors—and accusers—argued that Epstein is a flight risk and should be kept locked up until his sex-trafficking trial.“I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein starting at age 14,” accuser Courtney Wild told the court. “I would just like the court to not to grant him bond, just for the safety of any other girls out there. He is a scary person to have walking the streets.”Another woman, Annie Farmer, said she was 16 when she met Epstein and he flew her to New Mexico. “He was inappropriate with me,” she said.Farmer's older sister, Maria, claimed in an affidavit in April that Epstein had abused her underage sister in New Mexico and also accused Epstein and his alleged madam, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, of raping her at billionaire Les Wexner's Ohio Mansion. The retail mogul Wexner is Epstein's only known client. He did not respond to Maria Farmer’s allegations.Journalist Vicky Ward has said that the Farmer sisters and their mother tried to warn about Epstein’s sexual predations in 2003 for her now-famous profile of the financier for Vanity Fair, but that editor Graydon Carter cut the allegations from the final piece. (Carter has claimed that he didn't "have confidence" in Ward's reporting at the time.)Epstein, 66, looking fatigued and wearing navy-blue jail garb, stared blankly ahead for most of the hearing.He has been held at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan since his July 6 arrest but has asked to be released and put on house arrest with armed guards and surveillance.Prosecutors said that was inadequate to make sure he would not skip town.“The defendant is asking for special treatment to build his own jail,” Rossmiller told the court, adding that Epstein has “vast assets and every incentive in the world to use those assets.”Bank documents the government got last week show Epstein has $110 million in a single account—and another $400 million in various holdings, Rossmiller noted.Send The Daily Beast a TipA federal probation office agrees with prosecutors that Epstein should be detained, but U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said he has not decided whether to grant bail and won’t announce a ruling until Thursday.He told the defense he is not satisfied with the financial information that Epstein filed under seal, which amounted to “less than a page,” and is inclined to make it public.Epstein’s team said the bail submission was “admittedly rough.” But, attorney Martin Weinberg added, “Let me be blunt, whatever bond you want Mr. Epstein to sign... he will sign. He fully intends to appear.”To bolster his argument that Epstein should be allowed to await trial on house arrest in what prosecutors referred to as his “gilded cage,” Weinberg dropped the names of two of the biggest financial villains in modern U.S. history who got bail: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Enron felon Jeffrey Skilling.“He’s not an out-of-control rapist,” Weinberg said of his client.“How do you know that?” Judge Berman retorted.Monday’s hearing followed a flurry of filings in which Epstein’s defense team and federal prosecutors dueled over whether the filthy-rich financier would go on the lam if he was released.The government argued that Epstein’s international connections and wealth meant it would be easy for him to get beyond the arm of the law.Even if he didn’t turn fugitive, prosecutors argued, Epstein has a history of witness-tampering, including wiring $350,000 late last year to two alleged accomplices after the Miami Herald published its expose on his Florida plea deal.Epstein’s attorneys, on the other hand, have argued that the indictment unsealed last week is so flimsy that their client, who pleaded not guilty, has no reason not to fight the charges.“You don’t punish first and have a trial second,” Weinberg told the judge.Epstein has offered up a bail package that included armed guards and surveillance cameras, a GPS ankle monitor, and a “trustee” who would live in the seven-story mansion and report back to the feds.Feds: Epstein Has Been Paying Off Alleged AccomplicesEpstein had just returned from France—where he has a luxury apartment on one of the showiest boulevards in Paris—when the FBI swooped down a week ago and arrested him at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.Two days later, an indictment charging him with sex-trafficking and conspiracy was unsealed, revealing accusations that the former prep-school math teacher had paid dozens of girls for massages that turned sexual and turned some of them into recruiters. Authorities also found hundreds of nude and semi-nude photos they believe include minors.The allegations were not new. More than a decade ago, authorities in Florida investigated Epstein for the very same thing, but U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta signed off on a sweetheart deal that allowed him to plead guilty to a state prostitution charge. He served 13 months of an 18-month-sentence in jail, while being allowed to leave for several hours during the day on work release. The Miami Herald investigation of that plea deal, along with lawsuits by accusers, helped amp up the pressure on Epstein, and the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan launched a new probe, which culminated in the indictment and arrest warrant earlier this month. Those prosecutors have left open the door to a superseding indictment that could contain more charges against Epstein or add alleged accomplices as co-defendants. Prosecutors from the public corruption unit are in charge of the case, though authorities have not said whether any government officials are targets of the ongoing investigation.Epstein Had His Own Lodge at Interlochen’s Prestigious Arts Camp for KidsAlthough the indictment details alleged crimes against just three girls between 2002 and 2005, other accusers have come forward since Epstein’s arrest—in New York and in New Mexico, where he owns a spread of land called the Zorro Ranch.The case, Rossmiller said, is “getting stronger every day.”Epstein also owns a private island in the Caribbean and a lavish estate in Palm Beach, a fleet of cars and a private jet that has hosted former President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz.Two of Epstein’s accusers have said in court papers that Dershowitz was aware of and even took part in the sex with minors—which he has vigorously denied. Clinton put out a statement last week distancing himself from Epstein, but failed to mention at least one dinner they attended.The Epstein scandal has already had a political impact. Acosta, who chose not to charge Epstein federally in Florida when he was U.S. attorney, was forced to step down as President Trump’s labor secretary amid fury over his actions in the case.Trump used to be pals with Epstein but claims to have had a falling-out with him a decade ago.Jeffrey Epstein Dodged Questions About Sex With His Dalton Prep-School StudentsAdditional reporting by Marianne DodsonRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany leads the peloton - REUTERS
Tour de France 2019, stage 10: live updates
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany leads the peloton - REUTERS
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million (ABC News)
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million (ABC News)
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million (ABC News)
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million (ABC News)
Photogenic Gdansk attracts far fewer tourists than Warsaw and Krakow - iStock
The hip Eastern European city with no stag parties
Photogenic Gdansk attracts far fewer tourists than Warsaw and Krakow - iStock
Flooded Louisiana cleans up from Barry but dodges 'worst-case scenario'; storm moves north dumping more rain (ABC News)
Flooded Louisiana cleans up from Barry but dodges 'worst-case scenario'; storm moves north dumping more rain
Flooded Louisiana cleans up from Barry but dodges 'worst-case scenario'; storm moves north dumping more rain (ABC News)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save 39% on iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuums * WiFi-enabled, carpets and hard floor-capable, low profile, top-rated. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Let robots clean up after you, or at least let them help. Any of these robot vacuums on sale during Prime Day has the features you definitely want in your robot vacuum: WiFi lets you schedule them and control them from anywhere with your phone, low profile design means they can dock anywhere and hide to maintain your home aesthetic, and the reviews really give you an idea of how popular these are. Jump on the high-quality robovac train today with hundreds in savings. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Save 39% on iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuums * WiFi-enabled, carpets and hard floor-capable, low profile, top-rated. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Let robots clean up after you, or at least let them help. Any of these robot vacuums on sale during Prime Day has the features you definitely want in your robot vacuum: WiFi lets you schedule them and control them from anywhere with your phone, low profile design means they can dock anywhere and hide to maintain your home aesthetic, and the reviews really give you an idea of how popular these are. Jump on the high-quality robovac train today with hundreds in savings. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Scouted: YETI Coolers Keep Your Drinks Cold and They’re 30% Off for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * YETI Coolers, $140-$255. * Up to three inches of insulation keeps ice from melting, styles include ice chests and portable packs * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Lugging drinks to the beach only to find half of your ice melted is one of the worst parts of summer. YETI’s coolers can keep your ice solid thanks to two-to-three inches of PermaFrost Insulation. Choose one of seven different styles of coolers, from hard to soft, and get 30% off for Prime Day. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The £1m property in Talbot Woods, Dorset, which was being let out for rowdy stag and hen parties - ©BNPS
£1m mansion rented out to hen and stag parties shut after residents say it made area 'like main strip in Ibiza'
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Granger Smith's wife reveals late son River's organs saved 2 lives (ABC News)
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Riot officers battled protesters inside a Hong Kong shopping mall (AFP Photo/Philip FONG)
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'The Lion King' star Seth Rogen personally apologized to Beyoncé for shared song (ABC News)
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Get 30% off four different top-rated All-Clad cooking sets * Stainless steel, hard-anodized construction, dishwasher safe, easy-to-clean * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.When we see deals on brands like All-Clad that get more than $100 off cookware sets with high ratings, we know it’s a good deal. Whether you want a 2-piece set to upgrade your saut pans or an 8-piece set to upgrade your entire cookware collection, this Prime Day deal wants to have a word. | Shop on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Daniel Drill-Mellum assaulted multiple women before he faced any consequences for his actions. Why didn’t they come forward sooner?
The Campus Rapist Hiding in Plain Sight
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Chart showing weekly Ebola cases and deaths in DR Congo. Source: World Health Organization (WHO) (AFP Photo/Gal ROMA)
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WPA PoolShortly before Kate Middleton handed out the trophy for the men’s singles final on center court at Wimbledon yesterday, social media exploded as Meghan Markle hugged Beyoncé at the premiere to The Lion King in central London.“My princess!” Beyoncé said to Meghan as she embraced her warmly, while Jay-Z and Prince Harry exchanged amused glances from the sidelines.Beyoncé, looking beatifically into Meghan’s eyes said, “The baby is so beautiful. We love you guys.”Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, embraces US singer-songwriter Beyoncé Niklas Halle’nHarry, not one to be caught short of small talk at such a critical moment, replied: “And how are the twins?”Beyoncé responded: “They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would loved to have been here.”Then, according to the Daily Mail’s royal reporter, Rebecca English, up piped Jay-Z, telling Harry: “The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself.”As thunder-stealing moments go, Harry and Meghan’s was up there with the noisiest ones.Bizarrely, the appearance, as well as clashing with the final few minutes of the taught five set men’s final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, came just the day after Meghan and Kate had appeared side by side at the ladies single final, where Meghan’s pal Serena Williams was beaten by Simona Halep.Love All: The Kate, Meghan, and Pippa Show Wins WimbledonSaturday’s Wimbledon appearance was the result of painstaking negotiation between the two rival courts, and was clearly a coordinated attempt to reset perceptions of House of Sussex and House of Cambridge as rivals, and draw a line under persistent rumors of a feud between Meghan and Kate in particular. Just 24 hours later, as Kate prepared to make her way on to the grass to hand over the trophy while cameras flashed for Meghan and Harry a few miles away, that truce lay in tatters. Of course, we can’t be exactly sure how Kate reacted to being upstaged by Meghan and Harry Sunday night. There is a chance that Kate squealed with delight when she checked her phone in her car on the way home and saw footage of her brother-in-law and his wife glad-handing the world’s other biggest celebrity couple, but, somehow, it seems unlikely. Wimbledon is not only the highlight of the sporting British summer, it is Kate’s marquee engagement of the year. Tennis is one of the things Kate has always been genuinely passionate about, and she has fought hard to line herself up as the heir apparent to the Duke of Kent, who is currently the President of the Club.We can assume that this isn’t an engagement to which Kate would have given her unfettered and delighted blessing had she been consulted.And here lies the crux of the issue. Harry and Meghan are not just ‘not considering’ the schedule of Kate and William when planning their diary, they are actively disregarding it.There were plenty of good reasons for Meghan and Harry to lend their support to the launch of The Lion King, and to have made their way up a celebrity carpet that was yellow rather than red, patterned with paw prints, and studded with luminaries such as Elton John, Guy Ritchie, Vin Diesel, and Pharrell Williams.The London premiere, after all, was held in support of the conservation work undertaken by Harry and Meghan through The Royal Foundation, their joint charitable foundation with William and Kate that they are now disentangling themselves from.But to do so at 6pm on the evening of the Wimbledon final was a clear shot across the Cambridge’s bows.The dynamic is complicated enough at the moment, but it is fascinating to think this forward a few decades. Part of the reason for the big split between the Cambridges and the Sussexes is that Harry and Meghan did not want to be told what to do by William and Kate. Currently, Harry and Meghan’s court is answerable only to the queen, but when she dies, their staff will report to Charles. And when Charles dies, we can therefore assume, and the throne passes to William, Harry will be back where he started, having to run everything by his big brother once again.They can’t even make a sensible plan on how to divide up eyeballs on a busy summer weekend, so it’s not hard to see why so many people are beginning to have serious questions about how sustainable this rivalrous relationship between two courts is in the long term. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Meghan Hugs Beyoncé, and Totally Steals Kate Middleton’s Wimbledon Thunder
WPA PoolShortly before Kate Middleton handed out the trophy for the men’s singles final on center court at Wimbledon yesterday, social media exploded as Meghan Markle hugged Beyoncé at the premiere to The Lion King in central London.“My princess!” Beyoncé said to Meghan as she embraced her warmly, while Jay-Z and Prince Harry exchanged amused glances from the sidelines.Beyoncé, looking beatifically into Meghan’s eyes said, “The baby is so beautiful. We love you guys.”Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, embraces US singer-songwriter Beyoncé Niklas Halle’nHarry, not one to be caught short of small talk at such a critical moment, replied: “And how are the twins?”Beyoncé responded: “They are not here. They don’t come on every trip. We left them at home. They would loved to have been here.”Then, according to the Daily Mail’s royal reporter, Rebecca English, up piped Jay-Z, telling Harry: “The best advice I can give you, always find time for yourself.”As thunder-stealing moments go, Harry and Meghan’s was up there with the noisiest ones.Bizarrely, the appearance, as well as clashing with the final few minutes of the taught five set men’s final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, came just the day after Meghan and Kate had appeared side by side at the ladies single final, where Meghan’s pal Serena Williams was beaten by Simona Halep.Love All: The Kate, Meghan, and Pippa Show Wins WimbledonSaturday’s Wimbledon appearance was the result of painstaking negotiation between the two rival courts, and was clearly a coordinated attempt to reset perceptions of House of Sussex and House of Cambridge as rivals, and draw a line under persistent rumors of a feud between Meghan and Kate in particular. Just 24 hours later, as Kate prepared to make her way on to the grass to hand over the trophy while cameras flashed for Meghan and Harry a few miles away, that truce lay in tatters. Of course, we can’t be exactly sure how Kate reacted to being upstaged by Meghan and Harry Sunday night. There is a chance that Kate squealed with delight when she checked her phone in her car on the way home and saw footage of her brother-in-law and his wife glad-handing the world’s other biggest celebrity couple, but, somehow, it seems unlikely. Wimbledon is not only the highlight of the sporting British summer, it is Kate’s marquee engagement of the year. Tennis is one of the things Kate has always been genuinely passionate about, and she has fought hard to line herself up as the heir apparent to the Duke of Kent, who is currently the President of the Club.We can assume that this isn’t an engagement to which Kate would have given her unfettered and delighted blessing had she been consulted.And here lies the crux of the issue. Harry and Meghan are not just ‘not considering’ the schedule of Kate and William when planning their diary, they are actively disregarding it.There were plenty of good reasons for Meghan and Harry to lend their support to the launch of The Lion King, and to have made their way up a celebrity carpet that was yellow rather than red, patterned with paw prints, and studded with luminaries such as Elton John, Guy Ritchie, Vin Diesel, and Pharrell Williams.The London premiere, after all, was held in support of the conservation work undertaken by Harry and Meghan through The Royal Foundation, their joint charitable foundation with William and Kate that they are now disentangling themselves from.But to do so at 6pm on the evening of the Wimbledon final was a clear shot across the Cambridge’s bows.The dynamic is complicated enough at the moment, but it is fascinating to think this forward a few decades. Part of the reason for the big split between the Cambridges and the Sussexes is that Harry and Meghan did not want to be told what to do by William and Kate. Currently, Harry and Meghan’s court is answerable only to the queen, but when she dies, their staff will report to Charles. And when Charles dies, we can therefore assume, and the throne passes to William, Harry will be back where he started, having to run everything by his big brother once again.They can’t even make a sensible plan on how to divide up eyeballs on a busy summer weekend, so it’s not hard to see why so many people are beginning to have serious questions about how sustainable this rivalrous relationship between two courts is in the long term. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Facilities at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay include a stylish rooftop lap pool boasting magnificent views
The best spa hotels in Sydney, from ancient healing techniques to stylish pools with harbour views
Facilities at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay include a stylish rooftop lap pool boasting magnificent views
Park Hyatt's rooftop pool is flanked by cabanas and deckchairs with views of Sydney Harbour
The best spa hotels in Sydney, from ancient healing techniques to stylish pools with harbour views
Park Hyatt's rooftop pool is flanked by cabanas and deckchairs with views of Sydney Harbour
Mason Mount was excellent for Derby last season and could be given a chance to shine under Frank Lampard - Chelsea FC
Mason Mount signs five-year deal as Chelsea prepare to give youth a chance this season
Mason Mount was excellent for Derby last season and could be given a chance to shine under Frank Lampard - Chelsea FC
Chelsea have now made sure Mount is committed to the club until at least 2024 - Chelsea FC
Chelsea hand new five-year deal to midfielder Mason Mount
Chelsea have now made sure Mount is committed to the club until at least 2024 - Chelsea FC
She said that she loves me but doesn’t want to be with me.
Dear Therapist: I Don’t Understand Why My Girlfriend Dumped Me
She said that she loves me but doesn’t want to be with me.
Citigroup's second-quarter results were boosted by lower expenses and higher overall loans (AFP Photo/DON EMMERT)
Citigroup's second-quarter results were boosted by lower expenses and higher overall loans
Citigroup's second-quarter results were boosted by lower expenses and higher overall loans (AFP Photo/DON EMMERT)
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer, $30 (37% off). * Philips Norelco Electric Shaver, $80 (47% off) * Top ratings, wet-and-dry capabilities, wireless. Read more about Philips Norelco here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Philips Norelco is popular for its facial hair management products, fancy for shavers and trimmers that you can grab and head into the shower. The 5100 Series Beard Trimmer is slim, fast, and maintains itself with no need for oiling — and $30 today. The 8900 Series Electric Shaver cuts in eight directions for a closer shave than most. Get it for $80. Both deals come with thousands of reviews so go see what the hype is about and get a cleaner, easier, and more seamless trim. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The Prime Day Deal on These Philips Norelco Shavers and Trimmers Will Get your Facial Hair Under Control
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer, $30 (37% off). * Philips Norelco Electric Shaver, $80 (47% off) * Top ratings, wet-and-dry capabilities, wireless. Read more about Philips Norelco here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Philips Norelco is popular for its facial hair management products, fancy for shavers and trimmers that you can grab and head into the shower. The 5100 Series Beard Trimmer is slim, fast, and maintains itself with no need for oiling — and $30 today. The 8900 Series Electric Shaver cuts in eight directions for a closer shave than most. Get it for $80. Both deals come with thousands of reviews so go see what the hype is about and get a cleaner, easier, and more seamless trim. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Amazon Prime Day is here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here or check out our specific guides to the best home goods sales and our favorite apparel discounts going on now.Scouted is here to surface the best deals of Prime Day 2019. We'll be sifting through everything around the clock to find the best sales out there. Bookmark this page and check back whenever you feel like finding your next great buy. Smart Assistants & SpeakersSonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $100 in Amazon Gift Card, $360 (28% off)Sonos One Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in + $50 Amazon Gift Card, $179 (28% off)Fire TV Cube4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player, $70 (42% off) * Get 50% off for three months on SHOWTIME, STARZ, and CBS All Access through Prime Video * Get a $45 Sling TV credit, which can be used in three installments as $15 discounts from the first three months of the service.Echo Plus Smart Home Hub, $110 (27% off)Echo Dot Smart speaker with Alexa, $25 (50% off)Echo Show, $160 (30% off)Portal from Facebook, $79 (56% off) Tablets & E-ReadersApple iPad, $300 (30% off)All-New Fire 7 Tablet with 16 GB and 7-Inch Display, 16 GB, $30 (40% off)Kindle Oasis E-Reader (Previous Generation), $175 (24% off)New Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, $85 (35% off)All-New Kindle with Built-In Front Light, $60 (33% off) Smart HomeSave 39% on iRobot Roomba Robot VacuumsRing Video Doorbell Pro, $170 (32% off)eero Pro Advanced Pro-Grade Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System, $99 (50% off)Nixplay Seed 10.1-Inch Digital Photo Frame, $105 (29% off) KitchenSave up to 33% on top-rated Breville smart kitchen tech. Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker and 12 K-Cups, $50 (37% off). MEATER+ Long-Range Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer, $80 (20% off)Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6-Quart 9-in-1, $56 (57% off). AccessoriesGet up to $250 off Dyson mainstaysPhilips Norelco Beard Trimmer, $30 (37% off)Philips Norelco Electric Shaver, $80 (47% off) SmartphonesGet up to 40% off top smartphones that are unlocked and ready-to-go Smart TVsSony 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, $380 (37% off). BedroomLectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine, $35 (30% off) WearablesSave up to 50% on Garmin GPS fitness trackers and other devices.Apple Watch 3 and Apple Watch 4, $170 to $354 (up to 39% off) AudioBeats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, $140 (53% off)Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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A child vaccinated at a health centre in Brazzaville, Congo. One in ten children missed out on immunisations in 2018 - © Notice: UNICEF photographs are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any medium without written permission from authorized
Nearly 20 million children missing out on routine vaccines, UN warns
A child vaccinated at a health centre in Brazzaville, Congo. One in ten children missed out on immunisations in 2018 - © Notice: UNICEF photographs are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any medium without written permission from authorized
The president is trying to divide the House caucus and force it to fight the election on his terms. So far, it’s working.
Trump Is Baiting Democrats
The president is trying to divide the House caucus and force it to fight the election on his terms. So far, it’s working.
Bruce is keen to complete his move to Newcastle as soon as possible with only three weeks of the transfer window left - CameraSport
Steve Bruce resigns as Sheffield Wednesday manager in bid to force through Newcastle appointment
Bruce is keen to complete his move to Newcastle as soon as possible with only three weeks of the transfer window left - CameraSport
Hugh Sorrell outside Willesden Magistrates Court - Tony Palmer
Solicitor in four year wheelie bin row with doctor is cleared of harassment
Hugh Sorrell outside Willesden Magistrates Court - Tony Palmer
Sainsbury's has been accused of 'devaluing house prices' in a Kent village after 'land-banking' undeveloped land. - REUTERS
Sainsbury's accused of 'devaluing house prices' in Kent village
Sainsbury's has been accused of 'devaluing house prices' in a Kent village after 'land-banking' undeveloped land. - REUTERS
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Scouted: This Purple Queen Mattress Balances Comfort and Support — and It’s 20% Off for Prime Day
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Purple Queen Mattress, $799 (20% off). * Motion Isolation for better sleep, naturally antimicrobial, free-flow air chambers to keep you cool. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Purple makes some of the most unique mattresses on the market, and you can get your hands on one for 20% off today. This queen mattress was designed with motion isolation, so even the most locomotive sleepers won’t wake their partners. It’s breathable, antimicrobial, and the perfect balance between comfort and support. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
In a flashback episode, <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> tried to explain how one of its characters became a monster. But it missed the most crucial element of her personality.
The Cruelty of Aunt Lydia
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Los servicios de emergencia evacuan a una persona herida durante las protestas en el centro comercial.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los servicios de emergencia evacuan a una persona herida durante las protestas en el centro comercial.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Los agentes detienen a un activista durante los enfrentamientos en Hong Kong.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los agentes detienen a un activista durante los enfrentamientos en Hong Kong.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Varios de los manifestantes atacan a un agente que iba vestido de paisano durante las protestas.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Varios de los manifestantes atacan a un agente que iba vestido de paisano durante las protestas.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Uno de los agentes heridos trata de dispersar la protesta.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Uno de los agentes heridos trata de dispersar la protesta.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Un policía camina al lado de una manifestante que ha sido golpeada durante las protestas prodemocracia en Hong Kong.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Un policía camina al lado de una manifestante que ha sido golpeada durante las protestas prodemocracia en Hong Kong.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Los manifestantes paran el tren del metro con el objetivo de que más personas puedan entrar y así escapar de los enfrentamientos con los agentes en el centro comercial.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los manifestantes paran el tren del metro con el objetivo de que más personas puedan entrar y así escapar de los enfrentamientos con los agentes en el centro comercial.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Los agentes usan un spray de pimienta para dispersar a los manifestantes en el interior de un centro comercial.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los agentes usan un spray de pimienta para dispersar a los manifestantes en el interior de un centro comercial.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Una familia intenta alejarse de los enfrentamientos producidos en el interior del centro comercial.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Una familia intenta alejarse de los enfrentamientos producidos en el interior del centro comercial.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Varios manifestantes arrojan sus paraguas contra los agentes de policía durante una protesta en el interior de un centro comercial en Hong Kong. La instantánea es muy simbólica porque los paraguas son el símbolo tradicionalmente de las protestas a favor de la democracia en la región.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Varios manifestantes arrojan sus paraguas contra los agentes de policía durante una protesta en el interior de un centro comercial en Hong Kong. La instantánea es muy simbólica porque los paraguas son el símbolo tradicionalmente de las protestas a favor de la democracia en la región.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Varias marcas de sangre se ven en el suelo tras los enfrentamientos entre manifestantes y policías.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Varias marcas de sangre se ven en el suelo tras los enfrentamientos entre manifestantes y policías.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Un gran número de paraguas, el símbolo de las protestas a favor de la democracia, son desplegados en el interior del centro comercial.<br><br>Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Un gran número de paraguas, el símbolo de las protestas a favor de la democracia, son desplegados en el interior del centro comercial.

Foto: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
English with his 1960 Triumph TR3a just before the start of the Liège-Brescia-Liège road rally
Rallying cry: Liège-Brescia-Liège classic car rally diary
English with his 1960 Triumph TR3a just before the start of the Liège-Brescia-Liège road rally
Los manifestantes no dudaron en plantar cara a los policías y se vivieron escenas de mucha tensión <br><br> Foto: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los manifestantes no dudaron en plantar cara a los policías y se vivieron escenas de mucha tensión

Foto: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Los agentes persiguen a los manifestantes dentro del centro comercial durante las protestas.<br><br> Foto: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Los agentes persiguen a los manifestantes dentro del centro comercial durante las protestas.

Foto: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
Una mujer descansa en el suelo junto a un grupo de agentes de policía después de desmayarse durante las protestas contra el Gobierno en el interior de un centro comercial en Hong Kong. <br><br>Foto: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Las imágenes más simbólicas de las protestas de Hong Kong: los manifestantes lanzan paraguas contra los policías
Una mujer descansa en el suelo junto a un grupo de agentes de policía después de desmayarse durante las protestas contra el Gobierno en el interior de un centro comercial en Hong Kong.

Foto: Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
After the most dramatic of climaxes, England won the World Cup when Jos Buttler ran out Martin Guptill on Sunday evening - AP
How on earth did England win World Cup final? The fine margins and umpire error that swung cricket's most dramatic day
After the most dramatic of climaxes, England won the World Cup when Jos Buttler ran out Martin Guptill on Sunday evening - AP
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Gerald Matovu, 26, killed Eric Michels, 52, after meeting him on Grindr
Dealer who sold chemsex drugs to serial killer Stephen Port convicted of Bond actor's murder
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAmazon Prime Day is a two-day menagerie of deals on everything from clothing to mattresses to Instant Pots. It’s your chance to get yourself that thing you’ve been eyeing all year at a pretty hefty discount. We’ve rounded up all the best deals on home goods, including kitchen gadgets, mattresses and more. Keep checking back throughout the two days as we update this list, and check out the rest of our Prime Day coverage. And, as always, you can’t shop Prime Day if you don’t have a Prime membership, so sign up for a free trial right now. KitchenDash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15 (21% off)Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off) Misto Aluminum Bottle Oil Sprayer, Set of 2, $14 (22% off)Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off)Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker and 12 K-Cups, $50 (37% off) ToolsVarious DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off Get up to $250 off Dyson mainstays MattressesSave up to 30% on Linenspa 3 Inch Mattress ToppersSave up to 30% on Classic Brands MattressesPurple Queen Mattress, $799 (20% off)Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The Best Prime Day Home Goods Deals Going on Right Now
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAmazon Prime Day is a two-day menagerie of deals on everything from clothing to mattresses to Instant Pots. It’s your chance to get yourself that thing you’ve been eyeing all year at a pretty hefty discount. We’ve rounded up all the best deals on home goods, including kitchen gadgets, mattresses and more. Keep checking back throughout the two days as we update this list, and check out the rest of our Prime Day coverage. And, as always, you can’t shop Prime Day if you don’t have a Prime membership, so sign up for a free trial right now. KitchenDash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15 (21% off)Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set, $70 (24% off) Misto Aluminum Bottle Oil Sprayer, Set of 2, $14 (22% off)Chef's Star 14-Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set, $111 (21% off)Keurig K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker and 12 K-Cups, $50 (37% off) ToolsVarious DEWALT Tools, up to 35% off Get up to $250 off Dyson mainstays MattressesSave up to 30% on Linenspa 3 Inch Mattress ToppersSave up to 30% on Classic Brands MattressesPurple Queen Mattress, $799 (20% off)Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6-Quart 9-in-1, $56 (57% off). * Replaces nine appliances, easy to use with 15 presets, saves (lots) of time. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.This workhorse Instant Pot is on sale at the lowest price it’s ever been, $56. And the Prime Day deal actually covers several different Instant Pot products, including a sous vide and a blender. For the time-saving and sleek kitchen upgrading Instant Pot you’ve been gunning for, this deal is rare and worth it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: The Instant Pot Prime Day Deal Gets You One of the Most Top-Rated Models for $56
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6-Quart 9-in-1, $56 (57% off). * Replaces nine appliances, easy to use with 15 presets, saves (lots) of time. * Shop the rest of our other Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.This workhorse Instant Pot is on sale at the lowest price it’s ever been, $56. And the Prime Day deal actually covers several different Instant Pot products, including a sous vide and a blender. For the time-saving and sleek kitchen upgrading Instant Pot you’ve been gunning for, this deal is rare and worth it. | Get it on Amazon >Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 40% off Belei Beauty and Revly Health and Wellness * Simple packaging, easy-to-use, and packed with powerful ingredients. * Shop the rest of our Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Amazon took on the anti-aging skincare market with a bang by launching Belei Beauty. Right now, all of those simple, powerful products (plus some everyday vitamins from Revely, another Amazon brand) are on sale for up to 40% off during Prime Day. I recommend checking out the Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Scouted: Amazon’s In-House Skin Care Line, Belei Beauty, Is Up to 40% Off
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast * Up to 40% off Belei Beauty and Revly Health and Wellness * Simple packaging, easy-to-use, and packed with powerful ingredients. * Shop the rest of our Prime Day deal picks here. Not a Prime member yet? Sign up here.Amazon took on the anti-aging skincare market with a bang by launching Belei Beauty. Right now, all of those simple, powerful products (plus some everyday vitamins from Revely, another Amazon brand) are on sale for up to 40% off during Prime Day. I recommend checking out the Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum. | Get it on Amazon > Let Scouted guide you to the best Prime Day deals. Shop Here >Scouted is internet shopping with a pulse. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for even more recommendations and exclusive content. Please note that if you buy something featured in one of our posts, The Daily Beast may collect a share of sales.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.