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Amazon’s Discounting Prime Memberships By $20, Today Only

Amazon’s Discounting Prime Memberships By $20, Today Only

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Just in time for Black Friday (and ostensibly to commemorate the premiere of The Grand Tour), Amazon’s discounting 1-year Prime memberships to $79 today, for new members only. In the past, there have been loopholes for existing members to take advantage of these sporadic Prime discounts, but unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case this time around. That said, if you still haven’t yet joined Prime, this is a fantastic opportunity. Need convincing? We’ve compiled a rapidly expanding list of benefits that you get with your membership, including free two day shipping, access to thousands of streaming TV shows and movies (including...The Grand Tour), 20% off video games, free Kindle ebooks, and a whole lot more. It’s the best deal in tech even at $99, so you shouldn’t hesitate
How a Donkey Became My Running Partner

How a Donkey Became My Running Partner

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It was nearly dark when our neighbor pulled into our driveway with a brace-yourself look in his eye. “He’s in rough shape,” he warned, as he got out of his pickup and walked back to open the trailer. “Rougher than I thought.” I took a look at the donkey huddled inside, then grabbed my phone to call for backup. “Scott, you’ve got to get over here. This is really bad.” “Don’t worry. I’ve seen it all,” Scott replied. My neighbor tried to lead the donkey out of the trailer but it could barely walk. Its fur was crusted with dung, turning its white belly black. In places the fur had torn away, revealing raw skin almost certainly infested with parasites. He was barrel-shaped and bloated from poor feed and his mouth was a mess, with one tooth so rotten it fell right out when touched. Worst o
Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation

Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation

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(CNN)Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night. "(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," he said before the panel of lawmakers, in response to the top Democrat on the panel joking he hoped he would stick around for another four years. "I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that," Clapper told California Rep. Adam Schiff, who also paid his respects to Clapper's service as the hearing opened. All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point. Clapper's announcement wasn't a surprise to those around him and was expected at the end of his term. For mont...