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Samuel L. Jackson gave ‘Star Wars’ mega-fan Brie Larson Mace Windu’s lightsaber while she was filming ‘Captain Marvel’

Brie Larson got a special gift from her friend Samuel L. Jackson while filming “Captain Marvel.” Larson was on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday ahead of the “Avengers: Endgame” premiere on April 26. Larson told Fallon that Jackson brought her his lightsaber from “Star Wars” on May 4, otherwise known as Star […]

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Democratic candidates are fighting to get enough attention and money to make the first debate stage — here’s everyone who’s qualified so far

Democratic presidential candidates have to meet certain polling and donation thresholds in order to secure a spot on the debate stage this summer. Several candidates have already qualified through polling, a few through donations, and a smaller amount through a combination of both. The field could be narrowed by the Democratic National Committee in the […]

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Joe Biden’s 2020 announcement seized on images of Charlottesville violence to declare a battle for the soul of the nation

Senator Joe Biden made his long-expected 2020 announcement in a video Thursday, declaring the 2020 election a “battle for the soul of this nation.” Over images of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Biden cited Trump’s description of the protesters as including “fine people.” “If we give Donald Trump four years in the White House, he […]

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An Instagram travel couple with nearly 500,000 followers shared what their photos look like before and after editing

Marie Fe and Jake Snow are one of the most popular travelling couples on Instagram. Nearly 500,000 people follow their account, where the couple posts romantic, wanderlust-fuelling images. Fe and Snow have a second Instagram account where they share their photos before and after editing, revealing just how different they look. The couple told INSIDER […]

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Sri Lanka has banned drones and is detonating suspicious items around its capital in the aftermath of deadly bombing that killed almost 360 people

Sri Lanka has banned drones and is conducting searches across the city after bombings killed almost 360 people on Sunday. Soldiers are stopping and searching people and vehicles, put a curfew in place, and is detonating suspicious items across the capital city. Sri Lanka said it was banning drones and unmanned aircraft because of the […]

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A feature Facebook stole directly from Snapchat now has more than twice as many users as Snapchat (SNAP, FB)

Facebook Stories has accrued over 500 million daily active users, COO Sheryl Sandberg revealed during the company’s earnings call on Wednesday. Facebook launched Stories, which many viewed as a copy of Snapchat’s story function, two years ago. Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram and WhatsApp also command more than 500 million Stories users each. Visit Business […]

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Obama offers support for Joe Biden, but stops short of formally endorsing his presidential campaign

Former President Barack Obama expressed support for Joe Biden in his 2020 presidential run, but stopped short of a full endorsement. Biden served as Obama’s vice president from 2009 through 2017. Since leaving office, Obama has stayed active in politics, endorsing and campaigning on behalf of major candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. Visit BusinessInsider.com […]

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Mexico City wants to ban the sale of cold beer to crack down on public drinking, and people are outraged

A Mexico City lawmaker introduced a motion to ban the sale of cold beer at convenience stores. The initiative aims to stop public and underage drinking by limiting alcoholic beverages that are available for immediate consumption. The proposal faced severe backlash on Twitter with the trending hashtag #Don’tMessWithOurBeer (#ConLasCervezasNo). Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. […]

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2 major European mergers just collapsed — Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank talks flopped and Walmart’s $9 billion UK supermarket deal was blocked

Two billion-dollar European mergers collapsed on Thursday after Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank’s talks fell through, and UK competition regulators rejected Sainsbury’s planned takeover of Walmart-owned Asda. The German banks held formal discussions for six weeks, but investors questioned the deal’s financing and rationale, and labor unions opposed the estimated 30,000 job cuts, according to the […]