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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Business News, Updates

Business News, Updates


Democrats who voted to confirm Attorney General Barr are starting to have 'buyer's remorse'

Posted: 01 May 2019 05:23 PM PDT

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  • Attorney General William Barr's testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday rankled numerous Democratic lawmakers, even some of those who voted to confirm him.
  • Three Democratic senators voted in favor of Barr's confirmation in February: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Doug Jones of Alabama, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
  • Jones said he was "greatly, greatly disappointed" in what he witnessed during the hearing, according to Politico. Manchin said he would "absolutely have buyer's remorse" if Barr is unable to answer lingering concerns. Sinema reportedly asked Barr for a meeting.
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Attorney General William Barr's testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday rankled numerous Democratic lawmakers, even some of those who voted to confirm him.

Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Doug Jones of Alabama, two of the three Democratic senators who supported Barr during his confirmation hearing in February, publicly expressed frustration over his answers to the intensive round of questioning on Wednesday, according to a Politico report.

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Beyond Meat raises the price range for its IPO

Posted: 01 May 2019 05:12 PM PDT

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  • Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat increased the expected price range and size of its initial public offering, ahead of an expected market debut on Thursday.
  • The company said it expects to offer 9.63 million shares, up from 8.75 million shares.
  • The initial public offering is expected to be priced between $23 and $25 per share, up from $19 and $21 per share.
  • Plant-based meat substitutes have been gaining popularity as more attention is focused on the environmental hazards of industrial ranching.
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Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat increased the expected price range and size of its initial public offering, ahead of an expected market debut on Thursday, indicating strong investor demand.

The company said it expects to offer 9.63 million shares, up from 8.75 million shares and the IPO to be priced between $23 and $25 per share, up from $19 and $21 per share, its latest filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

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Juul, the San Francisco e-cigarette startup that city officials want to kick out, is trying to buy a 29-floor office tower in the heart of the city

Posted: 01 May 2019 05:12 PM PDT

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Juul Labs, an e-cigarette startup that has raised more than $12 billion in funding, is reportedly nearing a deal to purchase a high-rise building in downtown San Francisco to house its rapidly growing staff.

According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday, Juul has its sights on 123 Mission Street, a 29-floor building near the city's Transbay area in the Financial District. The company recently purchased a renovated historic building near Pier 70 in the city's developing Dogpatch neighborhood, the report said.

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The Trump administration is cosigning states' efforts to overturn Obamacare, and it could leave millions without health care

Posted: 01 May 2019 05:11 PM PDT

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for an event honoring 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsReuters

  • Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured.
  • The "Obamacare" opponents hope to persuade the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold US District Court Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling late last year striking down the law.
  • If the ruling is allowed to stand, more than 20 million Americans would be at risk of losing their health insurance, re-igniting a winning political issue for Democrats heading into the 2020 elections.
  • President Donald Trump, who never produced a health insurance plan to replace "Obamacare," is now promising one after the elections.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama's signature health care law — a decision that could leave millions uninsured.

Congress rendered the Affordable Care Act completely unconstitutional in 2017 by eliminating an unpopular tax penalty for not having insurance, the administration and GOP states told the court.

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IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology growth is reaching mainstream companies and consumers

Posted: 01 May 2019 05:02 PM PDT

This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. The technology that underlies this whole segment is evolving quickly, whether it’s the rapid rise of the Amazon Echo and voice assistants upending the consumer space, or growth of AI-powered analytics platforms for the enterprise market.

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Share your opinion — become a BI Insider!

Posted: 01 May 2019 04:56 PM PDT

As a dedicated Business Insider reader, we’d like to invite you to join our BI Insiders Panel, an exclusive online community of Business Insider readers!

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  • Results from the surveys that you helped create paired with expert analysis from Business Insider Intelligence.
  • The satisfaction that your input will help guide decision-making at the most influential companies around the world.

As a BI Insider, you'll be invited to take online surveys via email a few times a month to provide opinions and insights on a variety of topics and emerging trends, based on your personal and professional experiences. 

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Nearly three-quarters of bills will be paid digitally by 2022 — this is how banks can stay ahead of the trillion-dollar opportunity

Posted: 01 May 2019 04:02 PM PDT

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

Between housing costs, utilities, taxes, insurance, loans, and more, US adults paid an estimated $3.9 trillion in bills last year.

Bill Pay MarketBusiness Insider IntelligenceThat market is growing slowly, but it’s changing fast — more than ever before, customers are moving away from paying bills via check or cash and toward paying online, either through their banks, the billers themselves, or using a third-party app.

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17 running accessories we use to make our runs more enjoyable

Posted: 01 May 2019 04:00 PM PDT

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  • For those who are able, running is one accessible way to get in your daily dose of aerobic activity.
  • While you don't need much equipment to get started, having the right accessories can make your runs easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable overall. 
  • We asked the avid runners on our team to share the accessories they use to make their runs smoother and more enjoyable. Here are the 17 picks they shared. 

One of the best parts about running is that you don't need much equipment to do it — just lace up your sneakers and go. 

But, just because it's a simple activity doesn't mean it's always enjoyable or easy. A lot of us hate running. I did for a long time. That was, until I realized there were a few things I could add to my runs to make them more enjoyable. You can't buy a positive attitude, but being armed with some great accessories to make you feel safer, comfier, and faster just might be the motivation you need.

For me, it starts with a great pair of headphones that let me block out the noises around me and blast the playlists I actually want to hear. Since everyone's different, I reached out to my cohort of coworkers to see what their favorite running accessories are.

From compression tights that keep your muscles feeling good through long distances to watches that make your runs feel a little less like a chore, these are the 17 running accessories we count on to make our runs more enjoyable.

Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch

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Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music GPS Smartwatch, $250, available at Garmin and Amazon

I run with Garmin's Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch because it has built-in music storage so I can run without my phone and still listen to music via Bluetooth headphones. It also tracks a lot of key metrics for runners, including VO2 Max, mileage, heart rate, calories burned, pace, cadence, and stride length. Plus, it provides a map of the route I run, thanks to the built-in GPS. — Malarie Gokey, editor



TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones

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TaoTronics Neckband Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling, $45.99, available at Amazon

TaoTronics' Neckband Bluetooth headphones are fairly affordable for noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, and they sound quite good. The neckband design ensures that they stay in place while I run and the noise-cancellation blocks out most ambient noise. — Malarie Gokey, editor



BioLite Headlamp

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BioLite Headlamp 330, $49.95, available at Amazon

Running comfort, for me, means running with peace of mind. I used to wear a basic, flashing LED that clipped onto my shirt, but since testing BioLite's rechargeable Headlamp 330 for a review, I've incorporated it into my workout. It is super-bright for illuminating the road in front of me, but I usually use the strobe function so that I don't blind drivers. BioLite engineered it to fit comfortably on the head for lost-lasting wear, and the elastic won't smell even if you sweat profusely. — Les Shu, editor




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The final season of 'Game of Thrones' was doomed to be divisive, and the Night King twist shows why

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:43 PM PDT

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On Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones," titled "The Long Night," Arya Stark stabbed the Night King with a Valyrian steel dagger, exploding him into ice-dust and thereby destroying the entire Army of the Dead and every White Walker.

And with that action, a schism erupted in the "Game of Thrones" fandom, uncovering a mess of emotions about HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

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AG William Barr is refusing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, daring Democrats to subpoena him

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:43 PM PDT

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  • Attorney General William Barr has decided not to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
  • The move comes after Barr learned last week that Democrats on the committee were planning to have staff attorneys question him during the hearing, which planned to focus on his oversight of the Russia investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Barr threatened not to appear before the committee after he learned that fact, because the Justice Department reportedly believes staff lawyers should not be allowed to question the attorney general.
  • "It's none of the business of a witness to try to dictate try to a congressional committee what our procedures for questioning him are," House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said earlier this week, in response to Barr's threat.
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Attorney General William Barr will not testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week following a tense standoff with House Democrats over the terms of his testimony.

The Justice Department notified the committee on Wednesday that Barr will not appear before the panel to testify about his oversight of the Russia investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller.

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A group of people paid $2.25 an hour to work at a makeshift 'office' in a San Francisco parking space, and it shows just how expensive and crowded the Bay Area has become

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:37 PM PDT

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What do you get when the office meets the parking lot? 

Look no further for an answer than San Francisco, where some people are paying $2.25 an hour to work in a parking space, according to the NBC News reporter Scott Budman.

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Trump's attempts to keep asylum seekers out of the US have hit 5 big hurdles

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:07 PM PDT

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  • The Trump administration has pursued a number of policies to reduce access to the US for asylum seekers.
  • But those maneuvers, which come amid increasing arrivals of asylum seekers at the US's southern border, have hit legal, practical and political hurdles.
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(Reuters) - Grappling with a ballooning number of mostly Central American families seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to limit protections for this group and stem their entry into the United States.

Yet many of his administration's ideas have been hindered by legal, practical and political obstacles.

Increasingly frustrated, Trump on Monday issued a presidential memorandum directing officials to make it harder for asylum seekers to apply for work permits and to charge them application fees — drawing immediate fire from the United Nations.

The proposals face a potentially lengthy regulatory review and once rules are issued they may be subject to legal challenges. Many asylum protections are codified in US and international law.

Meanwhile, the flow of migrants continues to swell. In March, the monthly number of people apprehended and deemed inadmissible at the US-Mexico border surged to more than 100,000, the highest level in more than a decade.

Migration is largely driven by poverty, corruption, crime and other factors in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador where the bulk of people are coming from.

Some examples of administration proposals or policies that have run or may run into trouble:

Increase barriers for asylum applications

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Monday's presidential memorandum directed the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to introduce new regulations tightening asylum policy within 90 days.

In addition to setting a fee for asylum applications, which are currently free to file, the memo ordered officials to issue rules to ensure claims are adjudicated in immigration court within six months.

That provision already exists in US law but has been hampered because of a crushing backlog of more than 800,000 immigration court cases.

The president of the immigration judges' union said the goal is not feasible without a significant increase in resources for the courts.



Detain asylum seekers indefinitely

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US Attorney General William Barr recently issued a ruling that allows asylum seekers who cross the border illegally to be held without bond as they challenge their deportation — a decision affecting perhaps tens of thousands of migrants.

It was the latest move by top justice officials seeking to reshape legal precedent in the country's US immigration courts.

Rights groups have already threatened to sue over the measure — which goes into effect in 90 days — and as a practical matter, additional detention space would be needed, requiring funding from Congress.

Until that happens, many migrants are likely to continue to be released with an order to appear in court.



Bar gang and domestic-violence victims

Associated Press

Before leaving office, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions intervened in an immigration case to overturn asylum protections for a domestic abuse survivor.

His opinion sought to narrow protections for migrants fleeing sexual and gang violence perpetrated by private actors.

In December, however, a Washington DC District court judge struck down the policy change and ordered the government to bring back six deported asylum seekers who sued the administration seeking reconsideration.




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Sundance Now is a streaming service that brings the Sundance Film Festival to your TV — here's what you get for $5 to $7 a month

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:05 PM PDT

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  • Sundance Now is a streaming service that aims to showcase stories told by unique voices, created in the likeness of the Sundance Institute (the non-profit that puts on the Sundance Film Festival program).
  • It carries true-crime series, original dramas, thrillers, foreign and independent films, and more — all streaming free of commercials. Some of its notable indie darlings include "Monster," "Memento," and "Short Term 12". 
  • You can join free for seven days. After, it's $4.99 per month for an annual membership and $6.99 for a monthly membership. 
  • You can stream Sundance Now using the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox One.
  • See all the series available on Sundance Now here, and all the films available here

In 2018, 125,000 people congregated in Park City, Utah — a ski town whose population wouldn't top 9,000 in the US Census of the same year — for the largest independent film festival in the United States: Sundance.

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This is how insurance is changing for gig workers and freelancers

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:02 PM PDT

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

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The gig economy is becoming a core element of the labor market, pushed to the fore by platforms like Uber and Airbnb. Gig economy workers are freelancers, such as journalists who don’t work for one publication directly, freelance developers, drivers on platforms like Uber and Grab, and consumers who rent out their apartments via Airbnb or other home-sharing sites.

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A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed as she was driving home from work, and now police are looking into whether a person hunting illegally in the area is to blame

Posted: 01 May 2019 03:00 PM PDT

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  • Micalla Rettinger, 25, was driving home from the bar where she works in Iowa early Sunday morning when she was shot and killed.
  • Authorities say there's nothing to suggest Rettinger was targeted, and that they are exploring the possibility that a person who was illegally hunting accidentally shot the former college softball player.
  • Rettinger's boyfriend was also injured by the same bullet, but has since been discharged from the hospital.
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A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed while driving home from the bar where she worked in Cedar Falls, Iowa early Sunday morning.

Micalla Rettinger was driving her boyfriend, Adam Kimball, and one other person around 2:30 a.m. when a gunshot shattered the driver's side window, hitting Rettinger in the neck and then continuing on to strike her boyfriend in the passenger's seat.

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Pete Buttigieg changes course and now says he does not support personal and religious exemptions for vaccines

Posted: 01 May 2019 02:55 PM PDT

2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Associated Press

  • South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg backtracked on his support for exemptions for vaccinations on Wednesday. 
  • After Buttigieg's spokesperson said the mayor supports "personal/religious exemptions if states can maintain local herd immunity and there is no public health crisis," the campaign later said the mayor only supports medically necessary exemptions. 
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South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg backtracked on his previous support for exemptions for vaccinations on Wednesday. 

"The law of the land for more than a century has been that states may enforce mandatory vaccination for public safety to prevent the spread of a dangerous disease. Pete does support some exceptions, except during a public health emergency to prevent an outbreak," a spokesperson for Buttigieg told BuzzFeed News

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10 'Star Wars' locations you can actually visit in real life

Posted: 01 May 2019 02:53 PM PDT

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  • You can visit many "Star Wars" filming locations in real life.
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is one of the many forests they filmed in.
  • You can visit the fictional planet Crait in Bolivia.
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The text that precedes every opening crawl for a "Star Wars" film reminds us that the events we are about to witness take place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but that's not entirely true. The fictional events may not have occurred recently or nearby, but the films were largely shot on location somewhere on Earth, which means that you can actually visit them in real life.

From national parks in the United States to islands off the coast of Ireland, here are some iconic Star Wars locations you should add to your travel bucket list.

Tunisia is one of the most-prolific "Star Wars" locations.

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Tunisia has served as the sand-covered backdrop to scenes in several "Star Wars films." Shubiel Gorge, Chott el Jerid, Matmata, Djerba, and other areas in the north African country are the real-world stand-ins for the planet Tatooine where we were first introduced to Luke Skywalker in "A New Hope" (as well as his Aunt Beru, Uncle Owen, Old Ben Kenobi, and the Jawas).

The name of the fictional planet was borrowed from a real Tunisian town called Tataouine. There are tours that take you around abandoned sets and notable landmarks seen in the films, and there is even the option to stay in the former Owen/Beru Lars residence, now called Hotel Sidi Driss.



Death Valley has a few locations, too.

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Some outdoor Tatooine scenes were also filmed in Death Valley, a US National Park situated in California and Nevada. The National Park Service website lists Golden Canyon, Dante's View, Desolation Canyon, and other key areas for "A New Hope" fans venturing to stand where our heroes once stood.



Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is one of the many forests they filmed in.

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Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park in California is one of the lush filming locations used in "Return of the Jedi" as the Forest Moon of Endor. Fans of the saga will want to visit the park's Owen R. Cheatham Grove in particular because it is where George Lucas and his crew shot the iconic speeder bike chase. Watch out for those completely stationary trees.




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I tried $600 customized smart glasses for a week

Posted: 01 May 2019 02:44 PM PDT

Following is a transcript of the video.

Alex Appolonia: These glasses will cost you $600. They're actually smart glasses called Foc als made by the Canadian startup North. Focals are meant for everyday use, and their main purpose: to make you rely less on having to pull out your phone. But these provide you notifications and other information right in front of your face, just like smartphones, but faster and arguably more convenient. But is it really as good as it seems? I wanted to see if smart glasses really will replace a smartphone or if it's just all hype. Watch out New York, Alex has a pair of smart glasses. So how do they work? There is a holographic display on the right lens that shows notifications and information directly from your phone. This is all controlled by a small ring called the Loop, which allows you to navigate and interact with your display all via Bluetooth.

Adam Ketcheson: The idea was, what can we create that can be part of your everyday life and seamlessly fit it into your life and give you all of those benefits of being connected to the world. Alex: From the home screen alone, I could check the time, weather, messages, calendar notifications, locations, and even my battery life. Pretty much everything I could check on my phone, well, maybe not everything, just the things I wanna know right away. It even has Alexa integrated into the glasses, so you can ask Alexa questions through the built-in mic and speaker. Foc als can even let you call an Uber. You better believe we tried all these features along the way. First stop: getting fitted. At North's showroom in Brooklyn, they custom-fitted me and even gave me a quick demo of what I would experience when wearing them. A pretty unique sizing process, measuring my head size, width between my eyes, and other measurements to make sure the hologram would perfectly align with my eyes. The crazy part is they are just made for me, so no one could see the hologram display while wearing my glasses.

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7 myths about being a bartender that aren't true

Posted: 01 May 2019 02:33 PM PDT

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  • Bartenders aren't always chatty people who love to drink alcohol.
  • Most of the time, bartenders want you to get a drink you enjoy and won't be bothered if you ask for modifications on a cocktail.
  • Bartending can be a profitable career and one must go through a lot of training to become a bartender.
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On TV and in movies, bartenders are oftentimes depicted as chatty people who are like family to their patrons or as aspiring actors who are just slinging drinks until they make their big break. But these glamorized and dramatized portrayals of bartenders have led to a lot of misconceptions about the profession. 

To debunk some common myths about being a bartender, INSIDER spoke to a group of bartenders and drink experts.

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Democratic senator accuses Attorney General Barr of lying to Congress in fiery exchange over Mueller's report

Posted: 01 May 2019 02:32 PM PDT

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  • Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono ripped into Attorney General William Barr with a nonstop line of questioning about his actions related to the FBI's Russia investigation on Wednesday.
  • Barr appeared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his oversight of the investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • "You lied to Congress," Hirono said to Barr, pointing specifically to testimony he gave to the House Appropriations Committee last month that appears to contradict recent revelations of a rift between him and Mueller.
  • "Please, Mr. Attorney General, give us some credit for knowing what the hell is going on around here with you," Hirono later said before being cut off by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
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In a tense exchange on Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono laid into Attorney General William Barr and accused him of lying to Congress when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his oversight of the special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.

"You lied to Congress," Hirono said to Barr on Wednesday. The Hawaii senator pointed specifically to Barr's testimony before the House Appropriations Committee in April.

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