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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ has the longest run atop Amazon since ‘Fifty Shades’

New York (CNN Business)“Becoming” by Michelle Obama is not just one of the best-selling books of the past year it is one of the hottest titles of the decade. “Becoming” was released on November 13, specifically timed to maximize holiday season sales. It hit No. 1 on Amazon the Friday before the publication date and [&hellip

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Santa’s journey will still be tracked, despite U.S. government shutdown

The 63-year tradition prevails, even when things at the White House are not well.Image: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Even though the U.S. government’s shutdown has forced agencies to run with a skeleton staff, it won’t be affecting a long-running holiday tradition. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed that it’ll still be tracking Santa’s journey [&hellip

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Steam is finally getting some competition and that’s good for everyone

Image: Eduardo Toro / EyeEm / getty images Early in December, Fortnite developer Epic Games launched an online video game store. On Friday, voice and text chat app Discord revealed it will launch its own online store in 2019. Both companies are undoubtedly aiming to take on Steam, and the way that they’re doing that [&hellip

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Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store

After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing a very competitive 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles in 2019. In addition, the company revealed that they now have 200 million active users on their chat app, up from 130 [&hellip

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A California town is scorched and empty, but local journalists still deliver

Chico, California (CNN)Despite some colleagues losing everything in Northern California’s destructive Camp Fire, journalists at the Chico Enterprise-Record and the Paradise Post are still putting out their newspapers. “We’ve had 10 people who work at the newspaper lose their homes,” he said, adding that other staffers were still under evacuations orders. “And of course everybody’s [&hellip

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New Hot Toy Lists for 2018 from SproutScout.co

Looking for toys for kids both young and old? SproutScout.co has put together 30 guides for parents and grandparents to find the *perfect* gift this Christmas. Each list has ten options to help you find exactly what your child/grandchild will want to find under the tree. The Top 10 Best Current Marvel Toys The Top [&hellip

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Could these three changes save cyclists’ lives?

Lorry driver James McNamara said he had already been on such a course and found it “very enlightening”. He would “certainly recommend” that drivers of both “large and small vehicles should take it”. Image copyright Ryan Sedgwick Image caption Helmet camera footage from a cyclist in London captures a near-miss Roger Lawson, from the Alliance [&hellip

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Brexit backstop plan ‘a calculated risk’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCox: Brexit backstop a ‘calculated risk’ for UK The UK would be “indefinitely committed” to EU customs rules if Brexit trade talks broke down, the chief law officer has said. But Geoffrey Cox said it would not be in either side’s political interests to allow that to [&hellip

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Facebook ends forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Facebook employees are getting a new sexual misconduct policy.Image: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Change, inspired by the #MeToo movement, appears to be contagious. Facebook will suspend its policy of forcing employees to present sexual misconduct claims at a secret legal proceeding known as arbitration, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Now, employees will be able to [&hellip

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MyPart finds that next def jam

Picture it: you have the perfect song for Kelly Clarkson. It’s a mix of genres and styles best described as “Since U Been Gone” meets “911 Is A Joke.” How do you get it in front of Kelly so she can add it to her next album (imagine her singing “My heart is on fire [&hellip

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