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Oct. 30, 2017

Mic Wakeup: Trump’s new record low, NFL players protest and #MeToo rallies in France

Here are three stories for Monday, Oct. 30 to get your morning started:
Oct. 30, 2017

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

The best ways to invest money are not what you think: Whether stocks are up or down, you just need to follow one guideline — rebalancing — above all else.
Oct. 30, 2017

Scientists found a hot, Jupiter-like planet with “sunscreen snowfall”

Better bottle up some of that snow. You're gonna need it. Kepler-13Ab's temperature is 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Oct. 30, 2017

Stephanie Montez, transgender woman, found shot and killed in Texas

Montez is at least the 22nd transgender person killed so far in 2017.
Oct. 30, 2017

Food scientist Nathan Myrhvold figured out how to keep everything bagel toppings from falling off

This is a game changer for ambitious bagel lovers.
Oct. 30, 2017

With #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse, models reveal sexual harassment’s impact on the fashion industry

In the wake of #MeToo, the fashion industry starts their own hashtag allowing people to talk about abuse in the industry.
Oct. 30, 2017

‘The Blood is at the Doorstep’ is a complex look at the quest for justice for Dontre Hamilton

The film dispels dominant narratives about Hamilton and his fatal encounter with former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney.
Oct. 30, 2017

How high-end real estate schemes like what Paul Manafort is accused of actually work

A U.S. treasury report from August shows that money laundering is way more common in high-end real estate than you might think.
Oct. 30, 2017

A running list of LGBTQ actors responding to Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct toward a minor

'Mic' will continue to update this list as more LGBTQ actors speak out about the accusation against Kevin Spacey, and his decision to come out when he did.
Oct. 30, 2017

Report: FBI to investigate Whitefish energy contract

The $300 million contract with the tiny energy firm, which is based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown, has raised eyebrows since it was finalized.
Oct. 30, 2017

Trump tax reform 2017: Will the plan affect you? 5 things to know about tax cuts & the middle class

U.S. tax reform is now on the table in 2017. How might the details of President Donald Trump's tax cut proposal affect the middle class? Here's what to know about the expected bill.
Oct. 30, 2017

Jerome Powell is Trump’s Fed chair: What to know about the pick to lead the Federal Reserve

Who is Jerome Powell? President Donald Trump just picked a new Federal Reserve chair. Here's what to know about Powell & how the Fed affects your money.
Oct. 30, 2017

What the “conspiracy against the US” and other charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates mean

The former Trump associates are charged with conspiracy, money laundering and more in connection with their work with the Ukrainian government.
Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween 2017: Companies with happy employees have this spooky thing in common

Halloween 2017 is nothing without a little costume fun. Here are 3 clever ways to use the holiday to boost office morale, according to a new survey of U.S. workers.
Oct. 30, 2017

Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things 2’ is the perfect Trump-era villain

The anger and racism seething inside Billy parallels the white rage that fueled Trump's rise.
Oct. 30, 2017

A ‘Family Guy’ joke about Kevin Spacey goes viral after accusation of sexual advances toward minor

12 years ago, a "Family Guy" joke made reference to Spacey's alleged advances towards men under the age of 18.
Oct. 30, 2017

Paul Manafort indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, along with one of Manafort’s former business associates were told to surrender themselves to the authorities Monday morning.
Oct. 30, 2017

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Alias Grace,’ Bootsy Collins

Welcome to our weekly recommendations column, in which we highlight all of the pop culture you need to know about.
Oct. 30, 2017

5 questions as Paul Manafort turns himself in after indictment in the Trump-Russia investigation

Why Manafort and why was he first? Is this only the beginning? How will the GOP respond?
Oct. 30, 2017

Ruben Östlund’s ‘The Square’ is a satire of our culture of complicity

For his latest, award-winning film, director Ruben Östlund takes aim at class, privilege and the ways that people fail one another.
Oct. 30, 2017

Donald Trump’s tweet trying to tie Obama to Fusion GPS is 100% wrong

Donald Trump attempted to tie former President Barack Obama to the controversial Russia dossier minutes before Trump's former campaign chairman turned himself in to federal authorities.
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Oct. 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey, accused of predation by actor Anthony Rapp, entwines apology with coming out as gay

Many feel that Spacey's decision to come out in response to the accusations against him gives credence to dangerous tropes about gay men.
Oct. 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017

Who is Rick Gates, the second person charged in special counsel Mueller’s investigation?

Smoothing out the strange and convoluted tale of Rick Gates, the Manafort protégé charged in special counsel Mueller's investigation.
Oct. 30, 2017

Former Trump foreign policy adviser pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russia ties

George Papadopolous lied to the FBI about his interactions with a professor with “substantial connections to Russian government officials” who claimed to have “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
Oct. 30, 2017

Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2017: The good, the bad and the “well, they certainly tried that”

Kim Kardashian West, Kaia Gerber and Nas did their thing, while others phoned it in.
Oct. 30, 2017

Trump tweets that Paul Manafort’s alleged crimes are “from years ago.” The charges say otherwise.

The president says one thing. The indictment says another.
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Oct. 30, 2017

NBC, MSNBC terminate contract with Mark Halperin over sexual harassment claims

NBCUniversal suspended Halperin last week over allegations that he sexually harassed women.
Oct. 30, 2017

Having a childhood dog may have prevented you from developing asthma and eczema

Yeah, dogs are smelly and drooly, but exposure to all that gunk seems to have some positive health effects.
Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween 2017: Free stuff, free food and the best discounts around the US

Free food and other freebie deals are flooding in on Halloween 2017. Here are all the best giveaways going on — although you may need to put on a costume to get them.