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Street Foods From Ecuador You Have To Taste

This is my top 15 list of must try street foods in Ecuador. There are some Ecuadorian street foods that you will find in every region (Coast, Highlands, Amazon, Islands) of Ecuador and almost every city or small town. There are also some street foods that are very regional and unique to specific cities. There […]

Sport

PBT Podcast: Our NBA mid-season award picks for MVP, Rookie of Year, more

Is it James Harden or Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP? Kawhi Leonard or Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year? Can anyone catch Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year? We’ve reached the midpoint of the NBA season, meaning it’s time to break down where the NBA’s awards races stand. Dan Feldman of NBC Sports […]

Business

Factbox: How NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service stacks up against others

Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal on Thursday gave specifics on its planned Peacock video streaming service, which will do battle with industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field. Here is what to expect. Peacock: Cost: Peacock Free will be free for all U.S. customers and will include ads. Peacock Premium customers can upgrade […]

Technology

What Google’s Latest Data Privacy Announcement Actually Means

When Google announced on Tuesday that it will bolster privacy protection online by eventually scrapping third-party cookies, the immediate response was almost equal parts praise, skepticism, and cynicism. The cacophony is fitting given the competing interests of the three largest stakeholders involved: internet users, advertisers, and Google itself. According to a blog post by Chrome […]

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South Dakota bill would make trans health care for minors a felony

South Dakota Republicans introduced a bill this week that would make it a felony for medical professionals to provide transgender health care to minors — including the prescription of puberty blockers. State Rep. Fred Deutsch, who represents a northeast swath of the state, introduced the bill in the Republican-dominated legislature on Tuesday, the first day […]

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Gregg Popovich second-guesses cutting Bam Adebayo from Team USA

Team USA was historically short on star power for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Relatedly, the Americans placed a historically low seventh – their worst-ever finish in a major event. So many big-name players didn’t participate. USA Basketball looked helpless as star after star withdrew. What can you do when someone would rather stay home? […]

Business

S&P 500 blasts through 3,300 as tech stocks surge

The S&P 500 rallied through the 3,300 mark for the first time on Thursday and the other main U.S. indexes also surged to record highs, fueled by tech stocks, solid retail sales data and upbeat quarterly earnings from Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley (MS.N) jumped 6.6% to lead the S&P 500 after it beat quarterly profit […]

Technology

Upgrade to TCL’s 50-inch 4K Roku TV for an insanely low price ahead of the Super Bowl

Amazon is having a sale on the TCL 50-inch 5 Series 4K UHD Smart Roku TV (50S525) that makes today the perfect time to finally upgrade. Just in time for Super Bowl LIV, this 50-inch 4K smart TV drops to $254.99 when you clip the coupon on its product page. That saves you nearly $100 and brings […]

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley reveals she has alopecia, debuts bald head

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., disclosed Thursday that she has alopecia areata, a condition that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere. Pressley, who is known for sporting natural hairstyles, particularly Senegalese twists, also revealed her bald head for the first time in an interview with The Root. “My twists have become […]