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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and GOP leader Mitch McConnell came to an agreement Monday afternoon to fund the government through February 8. The agreement was contingent on a promise from the GOP that Congress would revisit the immigration issue–specifically the fate of young undocumented immigrants, or “Dreamers,” formerly protected under DACA–in the next few …

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and GOP leader Mitch McConnell came to an agreement Monday afternoon to fund the government through February 8. The agreement was contingent on a promise from the GOP that Congress would revisit the immigration issue–specifically the fate of young undocumented immigrants, or “Dreamers,” formerly protected under DACA–in the next few weeks. But nothing’s in writing, and in the current fractious environment, the agreement may not hold. The Senate vote was 81-18.

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How much bigger can Netflix get? The video-streaming giant just reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017, and the subscriber arrow is once again pointing in the right direction. The company blew past estimates for domestic and international subscriber growth–both are closely watched metrics that indicate whether the creeping presence of competitors like Hulu …

How much bigger can Netflix get? The video-streaming giant just reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017, and the subscriber arrow is once again pointing in the right direction. The company blew past estimates for domestic and international subscriber growth–both are closely watched metrics that indicate whether the creeping presence of competitors like Hulu and Amazon pose a threat to the market leader.

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Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans to Atlanta. The company isn’t specifying how large the pilot will be. Hello ATL! Metro Atlanta is the next stop for Waymo's test program. Now that we have the world's first fully self-driving vehicles on public roads in AZ, we're looking to take our tech to more cities. pic.twitter.com/YFLvxkVMMd …

Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans to Atlanta. The company isn’t specifying how large the pilot will be.

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Elizabeth Paul, senior vice president of strategy at MullenLowe Boston, outlines five ways brands need to be better equipped to speak to culture in 2018.

More than 25 years ago, 1992 was dubbed “The Year of the Woman” when America took notice of Anita Hill’s treatment during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and a record number of women were voted into Congress. Then again in 1997 when Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State. Some called it “The Year of the Woman” when the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act was signed in 2009, or when Hillary Clinton became the first female candidate to represent a major party in a presidential election in 2016.

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In a huge win for anti-gerrymandering activists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s current congressional districts are unconstitutional. The court is making officials redraw the map before the upcoming 2018 election. Breaking news: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the state’s congressional map was so partisan it violated the state’s constitution. Map is …

In a huge win for anti-gerrymandering activists, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s current congressional districts are unconstitutional. The court is making officials redraw the map before the upcoming 2018 election.

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The episode, hosted by Jessica Chastain, was a study in contrasts, lauding the Women’s March while mocking it and featuring vapid female caricatures in multiple sketches.

During this past weekend’s Women’s March, actor and activist Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco for supporting the anti-sexual harassment initiative, Time’s Up, despite his alleged history of sexual misconduct. Her rebuke should serve as a stark reminder that talking the talk–or in this case, wearing the pin–is not enough. Being supportive means more than paying lip service, but rather acting in a way that’s consistent with your stated values.

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The accident on January 21, 1968 left a hydrogen bomb unaccounted for, contaminated a fjord, and exposed a secret Cold War agreement.

Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.

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In a Racked story today, we learned that six months into her role as Thinx CEO, Maria Molland Selby has made a slew of changes to fight back against earlier reports of questionable work culture and paltry employee benefits, which led to founder Miki Agrawal’s ousting last year. Some of these developments aren’t entirely new. Even …

In a Racked story today, we learned that six months into her role as Thinx CEO, Maria Molland Selby has made a slew of changes to fight back against earlier reports of questionable work culture and paltry employee benefits, which led to founder Miki Agrawal’s ousting last year.

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A new documentary series called “Two Sides” dives deep into the events surrounding the deaths of four black people at the hands of police–and tells the stories from the perspective of both law enforcement and the victims.

For people on either side of it, police brutality is an issue that only has one side. Supporters of law enforcement maintain police have a job to do, and tragedies are sometimes collateral. On the side of the victims, most visible in movements like Black Lives Matter, the actions of police amount to a fundamental disregard of their victims’ humanity.

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Grab a box of tissues before reading this post. The government shutdown has forced some U.S. officials to–wait for it–delay their trips to Davos. Davos, of course, is the luxurious Swiss ski resort that hosts the World Economic Summit where world leaders bump elbows with celebrities and business executives. Hopefully, attendees Cate Blanchett, Elton John, …

Grab a box of tissues before reading this post. The government shutdown has forced some U.S. officials to–wait for it–delay their trips to Davos. Davos, of course, is the luxurious Swiss ski resort that hosts the World Economic Summit where world leaders bump elbows with celebrities and business executives.

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Even though Facebook controls the flow of information to more than 2 billion people, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted the idea that his vast social network is a media company. Most recently, he doubled down on his anti-media notion by promising to reduce the news-feed reach of public posts in favor of those posted …

Even though Facebook controls the flow of information to more than 2 billion people, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long resisted the idea that his vast social network is a media company. Most recently, he doubled down on his anti-media notion by promising to reduce the news-feed reach of public posts in favor of those posted by family and friends. But in terms of public perception, Facebook may be fighting a losing battle, as almost half of news consumers don’t seem to be making the distinction between social media and traditional media anymore.

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In an animated short based on an episode of improv podcast “Famous Lost Works,” Walken’s fictionalized career as a barista is a bloody mess.

What: The short film Christopher Walken’s Coffee Shop

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Consumer drone giant DJI loves big reveals, and it’s supposed to have one in New York City tomorrow. But, unfortunately, the cat appears to already be out of the bag: The Chinese company is said to be launching yet another new drone, the Mavic Air. According to Drone DJ, leaked info suggests the new flying …

Consumer drone giant DJI loves big reveals, and it’s supposed to have one in New York City tomorrow. But, unfortunately, the cat appears to already be out of the bag: The Chinese company is said to be launching yet another new drone, the Mavic Air.

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Uber Eats has acquired David Chang’s latest operation: Ando, a delivery-only lunch menu that operates out of a couple of industrial kitchens around Manhattan. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. For the time being, Ando will be shuttering operations. The announcement comes roughly six months after Andy Taylor, former head of Hale and Hearty …

Uber Eats has acquired David Chang’s latest operation: Ando, a delivery-only lunch menu that operates out of a couple of industrial kitchens around Manhattan. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. For the time being, Ando will be shuttering operations. The announcement comes roughly six months after Andy Taylor, former head of Hale and Hearty Soups, took over as CEO.

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Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein on what would have been his 120th birthday. While his name may not mean much to you, Eisenstein is considered to be the “father of the montage,” and the impact of his work can be seen in most modern blockbusters. Eisenstein started his career making propaganda …

Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein on what would have been his 120th birthday. While his name may not mean much to you, Eisenstein is considered to be the “father of the montage,” and the impact of his work can be seen in most modern blockbusters.

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An energy bill more than 6% of a household’s income is considered unaffordable. In parts of the U.S., many of the poorest families pay as much as 20%. DeAndrea Salvador wants to change that by advocating for inclusive renewable-energy initiatives.

When DeAndrea Salvador was in high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, she volunteered helping out her grandmother’s neighbor with her bills and expenses. One winter, Salvador says, she remembers Ms. Jacobs remarking on how high her energy bill was, and saying how difficult it would be for her to pay it.

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Streaming TV bundles from Hulu and YouTube are reportedly off to a slow start. Sources tell CNBC that Hulu with Live TV has roughly 450,000 subscribers, while YouTube TV has just over 300,000. By comparison, AT&T’s DirecTV Now bundle surpassed 1 million subscribers in December, and unofficial estimates put Dish’s Sling TV over the 2 …

Streaming TV bundles from Hulu and YouTube are reportedly off to a slow start. Sources tell CNBC that Hulu with Live TV has roughly 450,000 subscribers, while YouTube TV has just over 300,000. By comparison, AT&T’s DirecTV Now bundle surpassed 1 million subscribers in December, and unofficial estimates put Dish’s Sling TV over the 2 million subscriber mark.

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The Financial Times has a smart way to rope in new paying customers: Get them while they’re young. The media company used to give free FT.com access to students between the ages of 16 and 19. Now it’s opening that up to students around the world. So any 16-to-19-year-old enrolled at a school can receive …

The Financial Times has a smart way to rope in new paying customers: Get them while they’re young. The media company used to give free FT.com access to students between the ages of 16 and 19. Now it’s opening that up to students around the world. So any 16-to-19-year-old enrolled at a school can receive free access to the newspaper’s digital content.

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Schmidt’s Naturals just launched a collection of unusually flavored toothpastes that boast superfood extracts and vitamins. Will consumers take the dental bait?

Unilever recently acquired Schmidt’s Naturals for its millennial-friendly natural deodorants, and now the Portland-based startup is taking on another bathroom shelf staple: Toothpaste.

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Last week the New York Times reported on a new meta-analysis that found increasing perfectionist tendencies among college students today versus those three decades ago. Perfectionism was 33% higher on college campuses in 2016 than it was in 1989, according to over 41,000 students’ responses to a (nonclinical) instrument called the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale spanning those …

Last week the New York Times reported on a new meta-analysis that found increasing perfectionist tendencies among college students today versus those three decades ago. Perfectionism was 33% higher on college campuses in 2016 than it was in 1989, according to over 41,000 students’ responses to a (nonclinical) instrument called the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale spanning those years. A likely culprit researchers identified? Social media.

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