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    • "Widows", with a star-studded cast led by Viola Davis, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend.
    • Director Steve McQueen's thrilling heist delivers a smart crime drama.
    • The glue to the movie is Davis' Veronica character. Don't be surprised if this garners her another Oscar nomination.

    It's hard to make a heist movie these days that doesn't feel like the countless others we've had thrown at us going as far back as the days of the film noir.

    But director Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave") has caught lightning in a bottle with "Widows" (opening in theaters November 16).

    Based on the British TV series of the same name from the mid-1980s, we follow a group of women who are married or have relationships with a team of thieves. After the men are all killed in a job, the woman decide to take on the next one they were to do to help support themselves.

    But seeing this is a McQueen movie, there's a lot more between the lines.

    Filled with issues of race, dirty politics, and double-crossing, it's a smart crime drama that the likes of Michael Mann or David Mamet have done in the past. And McQueen has surrounded himself with a cast that can pull off clearing that high bar.

    Front and center is Viola Davis, who plays Veronica, the wife of the crew's leader, Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson). The death of her man has left her heartbroken and broke. But when she is given a key to a safe deposit box that Harry has left behind for her, everything changes.

    Inside, she finds Harry's notebook that reveals the plans for what would have been his crew's next job. Unsure what to do, she finds motivation in a visit from gangster-turned politician Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry), who informs Veronica that Harry stole money from him on his final job. Jamal says Veronica has one month to pay him back.

    So she decides to do Harry's job and enlists the widows of Harry's crew (Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki) to do it with her.

    As in previous McQueen movies, the beautiful photography of DP Sean Bobbitt shines through, and even though it's a studio movie (released by Fox), McQueen is able to throw in little creative elements that only he can.

    In a single-shot car ride, politician Jack Mulligan (Colin Farrell) gets in his town car after a speech in an underdeveloped part of Chicago. While driving back to his home, he has a heated conversation with his aid about wanting to quit politics.

    But McQueen mounts the camera on the hood of the car and only shows half of the car in the frame. We never see inside the car, only hear their voices. This allows the audience to watch the surroundings on the drive go from ghetto to mansions in the span of a few minutes.

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    The script is perfectly crafted with few cliches by McQueen and Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl," "Sharp Objects"), but it's the incredible casting that makes this movie so great.

    Davis plays Veronica tough-as-nails. She's hard on the other woman to get the job done, but inside she's as scared as the rest of them.

    Rodriguez is perfect for this kind of movie, giving her usual tough persona performance, and Debicki is impressive as Alice, who after going through an abusive relationship wit her boyfriend Florek (Jon Bernthal) and left with nothing after his death, has to grow up fast when she agrees to take on the job. Her evolution in the movie is one of the most fascinating to watch.

    Robert Duvall, Carrie Coon, and Daniel Kaluuya as Jamal's deadly enforcer brother, round out the cast.

    But the glue to the movie is Davis' Veronica character. Don't be surprised if this garners her another Oscar nomination.

    Davis plays Veronica as a woman who is in pain but suddenly has found that she can finally be independent in the world. Though it may be a heist she's planning, she does it with the tenacity and persistence of a CEO running a company.

    She doesn't want us to feel sorry for Veronica — Davis makes us see that this woman is more than just arm candy to a criminal. 

    SEE ALSO: The new 'Halloween' movie is as tired and uninspiring as any of its sequels

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    • CBS Corporation CEO and Chairman Leslie Moonves is set to resign after months of legal battles, according to multiple media outlets.
    • Sources told CNN and CNBC that the CBS board of directors would likely announce the move Monday morning.
    • A new report from The New Yorker on Sunday detailed accusations of sexual harassment and assault from six additional women against Moonves.
    • The new claims include that Moonves exposed himself to women and forced them to perform oral sex on him.
    • These are the latest accusations against Moonves, following a July report with six initial women's stories that prompted the CBS board to investigate Moonves' conduct and consider his possible departure.

    Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation CEO and Chairman, is set to resign after months of legal battles, multiple media outlets reported on Sunday.

    Sources told CNNCNBC, and Reuters that the CBS board of directors would likely announce the move Monday morning.

    report from The New Yorker on Sunday detailed allegations of sexual harassment and assault from six more women, bringing the total to 12 women who have accused Moonves of misconduct.

    Moonves has been at the center of legal troubles with CBS for months, and CNBC reported on Thursday the board was considering giving him a $100 million exit package. Reuters' sources confirmed this report on Sunday.

    Since a July report from the New Yorker detailed six initial accusations against Moonves, the CBS board announced it would hire outside counsel to investigate. A source told CNN that Moonves would be out before the investigation was over.

    What the women said Moonves did to them

    The new claims detailed in the New Yorker include that Moonves physically exposed himself to women without their consent, and forced women to perform oral sex on him. Women told journalist Ronan Farrow that Moonves physically intimidated them and sometimes retaliated if they rejected his advances to damage their careers.

    The report identifies a named accuser, television executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, who filed a criminal complaint last year that accused Moonves of "physically restraining her and forcing her to perform oral sex on him, and of exposing himself to her and violently throwing her against a wall in later incidents," during their work together in the late 1980s.

    Golden-Gottlieb said Moonves retaliated against her after she refused him.

    "Every two days, he'd find a darker space, or a place downstairs," she said. "He absolutely ruined my career."

    Despite what police sources told The New Yorker was credible evidence, the statute of limitations for the alleged crimes had expired and prosecutors did not pursue the charges. Early this year, Moonves informed a portion of the CBS board about the criminal investigation.

    Moonves has denied the accusations, and said some incidents were consensual

    When reached for comment by Business Insider, CBS provided the following statement: "CBS takes these allegations very seriously. Our Board of Directors is conducting a thorough investigation of these matters, which is ongoing."

    These are the latest accusations against Moonves after a July report from Farrow in The New Yorker prompted the CBS board to look at Moonves' departure and current investigation, which CBS said was being handled by outside counsel. Moonves has since remained in his position with CBS.

    Moonves previously denied allegations in the July report. Moonves told The New Yorker that some of the incidents from his 12 accusers were consensual.

    Jessica Pallingston, who accused Moonves of forcing her to perform oral sex on him while she was his assistant in the 1990s, called his reported golden parachute "completely disgusting."

    "He should take all that money and give it to an organization that helps survivors of sexual abuse," she told The New Yorker.

    Read the full New Yorker report here »

    SEE ALSO: The CBS board is reportedly negotiating a $100 million exit for CEO Les Moonves as the investigation into sexual-misconduct claims against him continues

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    • Planning to travel to another country, even for a vacation, takes a lot of work.
    • We compiled the ultimate guide to traveling around the world, which can help you in every step of the vacation-planning process.
    • From applying for visas for your trips and finding an affordable flight to navigating the subway system, these 10 graphics have you covered.


    Planning to travel to another country takes hard work.

    Before you kick off your dream vacation, there's a seemingly endless checklist of things to accomplish, from applying for a visa and finding an affordable flight to figuring out the subway system once you land.

    We feel your pain. That's why we created the ultimate guide to planning a vacation around the world.

    Use these 10 graphics to help you every step of the planning process. They'll save you money, time, and stress.

    SEE ALSO: The most surprising things about America, according to a Silicon Valley engineer who moved from India 7 years ago

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    Do you have a US passport? There's a difference between a passport book and a passport card.

    For a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport, consult the US State Department website.



    Many countries offer visas on arrival for US passport holders, while other countries require you to get one in advance.

    Not every visa is free — check the US State Department's website to see how much a visa will cost and how long the application process takes for your destination.



    Don't wait until the last minute to book your flight. Here's the historically best time to book for the best deals, depending on which region of the world you're visiting.

    For travel to much of the world, you're best off booking more than six months in advance.



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    • Walmart has unveiled its top toys of 2018 list, where it enlisted kids and "toy influencers" to predict the toys every kid will want this holiday.
    • This year Walmart's list has 40 toys, on categories like collectibles, toys delivered from entertainment properties, big brands, and innovation.
    • Walmart's VP of toys, Anne Marie Kehoe, said that Walmart is greatly expanding its toy assortment  with "more than we’ve ever carried before."

    Walmart is already kicking off the holiday shopping season — this year, with a bang.

    The retailer has announced it will be expanding its assortment of toys before the holiday season kicks off with "more toys than we've ever carried before," Walmart VP of toys Anne Marie Kehoe said in a press conference announcing the plans.

    Walmart will be expanding its selection by 40% online, and 30% of the toys it's stocking in stores will be brand new. The store will also be expanding its toy selection in stores with more toys and more aisles to stock them.

    This year, Walmart will have 1,000 toys exclusive to the retailer, with 300 that are brand new and never-before-seen.

    As usual, the company did its research to find out the top toys for the holiday before the busiest retail season rolls around again. The company brought in hundreds of kids to test and play with dozens of toys so the store could see what resonated the most as their favorites. Walmart also enlisted the help of some "toy influencers" to help it decide what to put on its list.

    Based on that, Walmart selected the top 40 toys it thinks every kid will covet this year. That's up from the selection of 25 toys in previous years.

    "We're proud of having kids help us select these toys. They’re the ones that make it happen and show us the way," Kehoe said.

    This year, many of the changes Walmart is making to its toy section, which it is calling America’s Best Toy Shop, are permanent and will last even after the holiday season is over.

    SEE ALSO: The world's most iconic toy store is reopening after suddenly shutting down 3 years ago

    Barbie Dreamhouse

    Price: $180



    Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway

    Price:$40



    Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage

    Price:$160 Walmart exclusive



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    • Jollibee is an iconic Filipino fast-food chain that serves spaghetti, fried chicken, and more.
    • While the chain dominates in the Philippines, it is also growing in the United States, where it has more than 30 locations. 
    • We visited a Jollibee's in Queens, New York, and walked away convinced that it is a chain with the potential to compete with American fast-food greats. 

    A Filipino fast-food behemoth is gearing up to take over the United States.

    It seems there's a Jollibee on every corner in the Philippines — in fact, it's one of the few chains that has successfully maintained market dominance over McDonald's in its home country. Even as McDonald's ramps up its Asian expansion, Jollibee has held its own with nearly double the number of locations than McDonald's has in the country.

    Now, Jollibee is coming for McDonald's on its home turf. The chain has more than 30 locations in the US and has a majority stake in American burger chain Smashburger. The company said it plans to open hundreds of new Jollibee stores around the world in 2018, aiming to finish out the year with roughly 4,200 stores worldwide, up from 3,797 at the end of 2017. 

    On Friday, Jollibee announced that it was planning a $12.4 million investment in chef Rick Bayless' Tortas Frontera fast-casual chain, Restaurant Business reported. Jollibee will have a 47% stake in the chain. 

    Jollibee holds a special place in the heart of many Filipino expats. Jian DeLeon wrote in First We Feast that the chain offered such people "a nostalgic taste of home at a price most of us can swallow."

    We, on the other hand, enter not as Filipino food experts but as two fast-food-loving New Yorkers eager to see how the growing chain compares to the competition:

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    Jollibee has more than 30 locations across the US, mostly in California. Luckily, there's one in Woodside, Queens, right off the subway.



    The place was packed when we arrived at about 1 p.m. The lunch rush was in full swing, and scouting for a seat proved to be quite the task. Fortunately, an employee alerted us as soon as two spots became available.



    Ordering was a breeze, though we were a bit thrown by the menu's breadth of options. While we are fast-food connoisseurs, we don't typically see spaghetti served alongside fried chicken and burgers at American chains. The cashier was extremely friendly and accommodating, even when we came back twice to order more items we previously forgot.



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    • Ford says it won't be moving production of a hatchback vehicle to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump's claim that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America.
    • Trump tweeted Sunday morning that Ford would be moving production back to America, but the article he cited says Ford cancelled plans for the car in the US altogether. 

    Ford says it won't be moving production of a hatchback vehicle to the United States from China — despite President Donald Trump's claim that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America.

    Citing Trump's new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.

    Trump took to Twitter Sunday to declare victory and write: "This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!"

    Trump was referring to a Reuters article published last week on CNBC that said Ford cancelled plans to sell a small, Chinese made vehicle because of possible hikes in tariffs. In the article, a Ford official said it would have been a "niche vehicle" in US markets, and will not cost jobs or hurt sales. 

    In a Sunday statement replying to the tweet, Ford said "it would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S." given forecast yearly sales below 50,000.

    For now, that means Ford simply won't sell the vehicle in the United States.

    Trump first threatened to up tariffs against China in July, boosting the looming trade war between the US and China. After months of discussion among US companies that the tariffs would cause costs of a wide variety of huge range of industrial and consumer goods

    Trump told reporters Friday that the tariffs would "take place very soon."

    SEE ALSO: Trump suggests Apple could pay 'ZERO tax' if the company makes 'products in the United States instead of China'

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    • China is accused of locking 1 million people of the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority in detention centers or re-education camps in the country.
    • According to a new Human Rights Watch report, a Uighur man was detained for changing his watch to two hours behind Beijing time.
    • The man had reportedly changed his clock to Urumqi time, which follows the natural daylight schedule in the western region in Xinjiang.
    • China has just one official time zone, but is so big the natural daylight schedules differ across the country.
    • Changing clocks to "Urumqi time" is seen as a form of resistance against the Chinese government.

    China detained a man of the Uighur ethnic minority because he set his watch to a different time from Beijing, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report.

    The unnamed man was arrested for being a terrorist suspect and sent to a detention center in Xinjiang, western China, the nonprofit reported, citing a former detainee identified by the pseudonym Nur. The date of the arrest and detention was not clear.

    The activist group's source, who was identified by the pseudonym Nur, said: "I know of a guy ... who was taken away for having set his watch to Urumqi time — they say that's what makes him suspicious for terrorism."

    China justifies its surveillance and crackdown in Xinjiang as preventing terrorism, and has repeatedly accused militant Uighurs of starting terrorist attacks across the country since at least the mid-1990s.

    Former detainees have detailed both physical and psychological torture in China's political camps. Recent inmates also described being forced to sing patriotic hymns in Chinese, and deprived of food if they did not comply, The New York Times reported.

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    Urumqi time, or Xinjiang time, is an unofficial time zone set two hours behind Beijing's.

    China has one official time zone for the entire country — China Standard Time (CST) — which follows Beijing hours. But because the country is so big, Beijing is actually two hours ahead of the natural daylight schedule in Xinjiang, which is in the west.

    Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, merged all of the country's time zones into one to enhance "national unity."

    Setting clocks to "Urumqi time" is therefore seen as a form of resistance against the Chinese Communist Party.

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    Chinese authorities have used various excuses to justify detaining Uighurs in recent months.

    Earlier this week, authorities in Xinjiang arrested four Uighur journalists for being "two-faced," a term used to mean paying lip service to the Chinese Communist Party but privately criticizing its policies, Radio Free Asia reported.

    The Chinese government has denied that internment camps exist, but have acknowledged a program of "resettlement" for people it refers to as extremists.

    SEE ALSO: Why the Muslim world isn't saying anything about China’s repression and 'cultural cleansing' of the Uighurs

    READ MORE: What it's like inside the internment camps China uses to oppress its Muslim minority, according to people who've been there

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    • Business Insider spoke to Berry Bros. & Rudd wine expert Felipe Carvallo about the mysteries of wine labels.
    • Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant and holds a royal warrant from The Queen.
    • Carvallo advised looking out for food pairing recommendations on labels, as this will often mean that the wine is bland and will go with most things.
    •  He also gave us a handy trick for checking if a wine is sweet or not.


    With the infinite choices of varieties, vintages, terroirs, and tannins, buying wine can be a real minefield.

    As a result, many of us end up scouring labels, hoping for some shred of information that might reveal the secrets of the liquid within.

    However, wine labels can often be a red herring — misleading when they are meant to inform.

    In order to decipher wine labels once and for all, Business Insider spoke to one of Berry Bros. & Rudd's resident wine experts, Felipe Carvallo.

    Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant having traded from the same shop since 1698 — and it holds two Royal Warrants for The Queen and The Prince of Wales.

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    Watch out for generic food pairing recommendations

    Although it may be tempting to buy wines that have a food pairing recommendation on the label, this can be a big red flag, according to Carvallo.

    He said: "If it 'goes with pasta dishes' and other very generic serving suggestions, [this can imply that] it's a very neutral wine that will go with most things.

    "Often you're going to get something pretty middle-of-the-road, nothing that's going to stick out too much," he added.

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    Check the alcohol level

    It's not normally something that most of us think to do, but checking the alcohol percentage can be a good indicator of how sweet a wine is.

    "Generally speaking, if you've got a very low alcohol level on a white wine it's probably an indication that there's a little bit of sugar left in the wine that hasn't been fermented," Carvallo says.

    This can often put people off wines like Riesling, which can sometimes be unpleasantly sweet to some palates.

    However, according to Carvallo, dry Rieslings can be some of the best, most rewarding wines in the world — but you'll need to check the alcohol level to find them.

    Don't worry if the grape variety isn't listed

    "One of the things we get here [Berry Bros. & Rudd] a lot is 'I hate Chardonnay but I love Chablis,'" Carvallo says.

    However, the grape variety in both Chardonnay and Chablis is Chardonnay. The key thing to remember is that Chablis is produced in Burgundy, France, but the Chardonnay grape can be grown all over the world — from California to South Australia — and will taste different wherever it's grown.

    "Particularly in the Old World, a lot of French wine, for example, will label a wine based on the place that it's from, not the grape variety.

    "Putting the grape variety on the label is very much a New World phenomenon."

    Therefore, you shouldn't be put off if you can't see the grape variety listed; there are actually a number of other factors that can completely change the taste of what you're drinking, including where it was produced.

    As always, a simple Google search can save the day.

    SEE ALSO: All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

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    • Ryan Gosling delivers another Oscar-worthy performance in "First Man."
    • It looks at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong in the lead-up to him being the first man to walk on the moon.
    • Director Damien Chazelle ("La La Land") tells a story that showcases the perilous work to get to space, but is also an intimate look at what was going on in Armstrong's life during that time.


    After the incredible success the two had on “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle reteam to make a very different movie with “First Man” (opening in theaters October 12).

    It’s not an astronaut movie in the vein of “The Right Stuff” or “Apollo 13,” where the Space Race missions are the main focus. Though Chazelle’s movie certainly has a lot of NASA mission control shots and astronauts in space, its focus is the life of Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever set foot on the moon. And as the movie shows, he's a man driven by a ghost from his past.

    Based on the James R. Hansen authorized biography of Armstrong, Chazelle doesn’t do the typical biopic treatment that would portray someone of Armstrong’s stature as larger-than-life. Instead, in this film, Armstrong couldn’t be more of a regular guy. And a main part of his life that sets the tone of the movie is the death of his young daughter in 1962 (she had a malignant tumor in her brain and died of pneumonia), seven years before he walks on the moon.

    Gosling plays Armstrong as a man deep in his thoughts. Though the movie is filled with fantastic looks back on the marvels of NASA making space travel a reality in the 1960s (and the dangers that come with it), it’s also an intimate story filled with tight shots of Armstrong not just working out the problems at work, but dealing with the death of a child at home.

    Chazelle doesn’t do this with Armstrong going into crying fits or arguing with his wife (played by Claire Foy) at home, but just by a look he gives, or a pause in what he’s doing. It’s the type of style Gosling has excelled at his whole career: taking a minimalist approach to his acting and saying more with a look or gesture than with words. (The work here should definitely put him in line for another Oscar nomination.)

    This leads to some moments in the movie that are a little slow and drawn-out, but the dangerous history of the Space Race always kicks things back into gear. There’s the trial-and-error of Project Gemini, which made it possible to put a man on the moon, and the death of the astronauts on Apollo 1.

    So when it’s Armstrong’s turn to head to the moon on Apollo 11, the stakes couldn’t be any higher and Chazelle shows the drive Armstrong has to make it a success.

    The ending of the movie is one of the most satisfying of any film I’ve seen this year. The powerful images (which I saw on a giant IMAX screen, are worth the price of admission alone) matched with the score by Justin Hurwitz is a thrill.

    There’s been a lot of social-media chatter about the presence of the American flag in the movie during the scenes on the moon, and having seen the movie, all I can say is it is there in all its glory during multiple shots.

    No doubt there’s an incredible sense of pride and marvel at American ingenuity while watching these scenes, but from the start Chazelle tells the story of one man’s journey to find internal peace, and it is perfectly brought together in the end.

    SEE ALSO: "Widows" delivers some much-needed originiality to the heist movie genre, highlighted by an Oscar-caliber performance by Viola Davis

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    • To get to the luxurious Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska, you have to drive for seven to eight hours to the nearest town and get picked up by a small plane.
    • The lodge serves gourmet Alaskan cuisine and offers a sauna, wood-fired hot tub, and self-spa.
    • At the resort, guests can go sledding, river rafting, hiking, fishing, and even go out on air safaris and glacier exploration trips.
    • The cost of staying at Ultima Thule ranges from $7,975 per person for four nights to up to $25,000 per night to rent out the entire resort.

     

    There's only one way to get to the Ultima Thule Lodge nestled deep in the wilderness of Alaska — and it's not by road.

    The closest you can get is McCarthy, a town of approximately 28 people, where a plane chartered by Ultima Thule will pick up guests and transport them to the secluded lodge.

    Here's a look inside the isolated luxury hotel that can cost up to $25,000 per night.

    SEE ALSO: You can only reach this Alaskan dog-sledding adventure across a glacier by helicopter

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    Ultima Thule Lodge is located deep in the Alaska wilderness, 100 miles from any road.

    Source: Google Maps, Ultima Thule Lodge



    And the lodge is appropriately named: "Ultima Thule" means "a distant or unknown region."

    Source: Dictionary.com



    It sits in the heart of the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

    Source: Ultima Thule Lodge



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    • Jonah Hill's directorial debut is a beautifully authentic look at a kid trying to find acceptance in LA.
    • If you're a fan of '90s music, get ready for this soundtrack.


    We’ve seen Jonah Hill evolve from playing the comedic roles to impressive dramatic performances, and now we are about to witness his latest evolution: being a director.

    With the release of "mid90s" (opening October 19), Hill has created one of the most heartwarming movies of the year as we follow the life of young teen Stevie (Sunny Suljic), as he tries to find the acceptance and love that he can't get at home.

    Set in the (you guessed it) mid-1990s, Stevie is an LA 13-year-old who spends most of his time wanting to gain the acceptance of his older brother, Ian (Lucas Hedges), but instead gets beat up by him. With his mother (Katherine Waterston) never around, Stevie spends most of his time away from home and that hunger for friendship finally lands him at a skate shop.

    There friends Ray (Na-kel Smith), F---shit (Olan Prenatt), Ruben (Gio Galicia), and Fourth Grade (Ryder McLaughlin), spend their days skating and teasing each other.

    Stevie is instantly drawn into their world and finally finds acceptance when, while hanging to the side while they all skate, Ray asks him, "Go fill up this jug of water." Stevie grabs the plastic jug and races to the faucet to fill it as quickly as he can. That simple sequence sets the tone for the entire movie. That one small gesture of recognition proves to Stevie that someplace in this world he actually belongs.

    Now that's not to say that "mid90s" doesn't have a little edge to it, because it certainly does. Hill is introducing us to the skate culture, not the Boy Scouts. We watch as Stevie drinks and smokes with the guys, hooks up with a girl, and takes a really nasty fall off a roof while trying to show off his skating skills. And then there are his troubles at home, which get really dark at one point. But through it all, Hill brings it back to friendship and how even when things are at their most dark, friends are there to pick you up.

    Hill has an incredible eye for talent, as he casts an unknown group of actors to play his leads, and all of them give a very improvisational feel.

    And then there's the authenticity of the movie itself. Shot on Super 16mm with a 4:3 aspect ratio (meaning the screen is going to be narrower than most movies you see in theaters), it beautifully captures an era when smartphones and social media were on no one's minds. And the music of the era is everywhere, from the Wu-Tang Clan to Seal's "Kiss From A Rose."

    Though there have been many comparisons to Larry Clark's iconic 1995 movie "Kids" when talking about "mid90s," in actuality this is the anti-"Kids" movie. Though both look at young kids in a don't give an f--- culture, Hill sets his apart by making it so inclusive. His characters just want to have a good time.

    It's one of those rare stories these days that looks at the beauty of life, rather than the parts that suck.

     

    SEE ALSO: 24 movies coming out soon that are major Oscar contenders

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    • Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," is full of damning allegations about the Trump administration. 
    • The book portrays the Trump White House as chaotic and disloyal to the president. 
    • Woodward's book is set to be released on September 11

    Journalist Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," is full of damning allegations about the Trump administration.

    Woodward, a reporter who rose to fame through his coverage of the Watergate scandal, paints a chaotic picture of life within President Donald Trump's White House in the book.

    Based on a number of the accusations in the book, senior members of the Trump administration do not respect the president and routinely work against his wishes.

    Trump has called the book a "work of fiction," but it has reportedly sparked a "witch hunt" within his administration for people who may have spoken with Woodward.

    Woodward's book is set to be released on September 11.

    Here are all the revelations from the book so far:

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    • President Donald Trump offered up some advice to a friend who admitted "bad behavior" toward women, journalist Bob Woodward reports in his new book.
    • "You've got to deny, deny, deny and push back on these women," he told the person, Woodward wrote in his book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."


    President Donald Trump offered up some advice to a friend who admitted he behaved poorly with women: "Deny, deny, deny" the allegations.

    That's according to the explosive new book from journalist Bob Woodward, "Fear: Trump in the White House." 

    "You've got to deny, deny, deny and push back on these women," he told the person, who was not named, Woodward reported. "If you admit to anything and any culpability, then you're dead. That was a big mistake you made. You didn't come out guns blazing and just challenge them. You showed weakness. You've got to be strong. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to push back hard. You've got to deny anything that's said about you. Never admit."

    Woodward, of Watergate fame, included that reporting in a section of the book on Trump's relationship with his wife, Melania. Woodward wrote that Melania's primary concern was the couple's son, Barron.

    Business Insider obtained a copy of the book, published by Simon & Schuster and set to be released Tuesday.

    "She's obsessed with Barron," one person told Woodward. "That is her focus 100%." 

    Woodward wrote that those who traveled with Trump regularly noticed that the couple shares a sincere affection, though Melania operated independently from Trump.

    "They ate dinner together at times, spent some time together; but they never really seemed to merge their lives," Woodward wrote.

    Trump has publicly defended members of his staff and prominent Republicans who have been accused of wrongdoing by women. Trump stood up for former staff secretary Rob Porter, who was accused of spousal abuse by both of his ex-wives. They provided The Daily Mail with photographic evidence they said backed up their claims, which Porter has denied.

    Trump also defended former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was running for an Alabama vacancy and was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with teenagers when he was in his 30s.

    Trump himself has faced accusations of sexual misconduct more than a dozen women during the 2016 presidential election. Trump denied those claims and insisted the women were lying.

    Trump has taken aim at the Woodward book, repeatedly slamming it as "fiction" and "a scam" on Twitter.

    Here are more details from the book so far:

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    The super-rich are no longer just spending their money on private jets, yachts, and hotels — they're also splashing out on second passports.

    The Second Citizenship Survey 2017 from CS Global Partners found that 89% of people would like to own a second passport, and over 34% said they had looked into investing in a second citizenship.

    Even more striking were the 80% who said they would be willing to invest or donate 5% of their annual salary for a second citizenship — more than they spend on monthly rent.

    Luckily, a number of countries offer Citizenship by Investment (CIP) programs where money — normally invested in real estate — can actually buy a second passport, and the elite status that comes along with owning citizenship in another country.

    Other programs offer "elite residency" — an extended visa with perks — in exchange for similar investments.

    Nuri Katz, President of Apex Capital Partners, an international advisory firm that specialises in CIPs, told Business Insider: "For a lot of wealthy people having a second or third passport is important for the ability to travel. For some it's also a status symbol, like buying a fancy car to show your friends."

    He added that along with the travel benefits and the status that comes along with owning real estate around the world, the programs also allow people to manage their tax burdens.

    "Second citizenship is becoming more than just getting a passport," he said. "There are certain advantages towards using second citizenship to create residence in countries where tax burdens would be lower than where you are at the current time."

    However, Katz explained there's a difference between CIPs and residency programs.

    "Citizenship is forever, and cannot be taken away unless you received it under fraudulent circumstances," he said. "You also get a passport."

    Meanwhile, as laws change, a residency visa can be taken away — but it's a more affordable way to get the perks that come along with living in another country.

    In order to put together a complete list of countries that offer citizenship or residency by investment, along with advice from Katz, Business Insider consulted the latest CBI Index, published by the Financial Times' PWM magazine, and spoke to global investment migration firm Henley & Partners and global citizenship and residence planning company Knightsbridge Capital Partners.

    Whether you choose to splash out for full citizenship or you invest in residency, here are 23 countries where money can buy you a second passport — or at least a chance to live long-term abroad — ranked by cost, from cheapest to most expensive.

    23. Thailand — 'Elite residency' from THB 500,000 ($15,253 or £11,793).

    The Thai government offers "elite" residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 a year.

    There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme for $60,000 for 20 years of residency.

    Here are the three most popular options, according to Henley & Partners:

    Elite Easy Access

    • Five-year residence visa for the one-time fee of THB 500,000 ($15,253)

    Elite Family Excursion

    • A five-year visa for two people, for a one-time fee of THB 800,000 ($24,405), plus an additional charge of THB 300,000 ($9,152) per dependent.

    Elite Superiority Extension/Elite Ultimate Privilege

    • 20-year residence visa for a one-time fee of THB 2.14 million ($65,283)
      -Package includes complimentary VIP privileges such as government concierge services and airport services


    22. Latvia — Residency from €64,600 (£58,318 or $74,973).

    For residency in Latvia, here's what's required:

    • A minimum of €286,000 ($333,064 or £257,472) over a period of five years in a credit institution, or;
    • To invest in equity capital, the foreign national must invest a minimum of €36,000 ($41,924 or £32,409) and must pay a minimum of €28,600 ($33,306 or £25,747) in the next year.

    Henley & Partners added that there are also options to apply for the residence permit through the purchase of real estate or interest-free government bonds.

    You can apply for citizenship after five years through process of naturalization (i.e. language test, history test), according to Katz.

    "The true catch here is when they want to get citizenship, they have to take a language test, and Latvian is an impossible language to learn as an adult," Katz said.

    "No one can, and they know it, and as such they know no one will ever become a citizen."



    =19. Saint Lucia — Citizenship from $100,000 (£77,786).

    There are three ways to get citizenship in Saint Lucia, according to Katz:

    • A donation of at least $100,000 (£77,113) to the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund (depending on number of dependents), or;
    • Investment of at least $300,000 (£231,517) in an approved real estate development, or;
    • Investment of $3.5 million (£2.7 million) in an approved enterprise project.


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    • CBS' chief operating officer, Joseph Ianniello, has taken over as interim CEO after Les Moonves left the company Sunday amid a series of new sexual-misconduct allegations.
    • One industry analyst predicted Ianniello's tenure as interim CEO was likely to be short, however, in large part because of his rapport with Moonves.
    • Private text exchanges published by Deadline last month show Moonves and Ianniello as close "confederates" in CBS' legal battle with its controlling shareholder, National Amusements.

    The end of Les Moonves' 20-year tenure as CBS' chief executive leaves the company's chief operating officer, Joseph Ianniello, as president and acting CEO.

    Moonves stepped down as CEO and chairman on Sunday evening after a series of new sexual harassment and assault allegations were made against him in a New Yorker report.

    Ianniello joined CBS in 1997 and worked his way up through various financial roles to become the company's chief financial officer in 2009. He was then promoted to chief operating officer in 2013, a position he held until Moonves left.

    An industry analyst thinks Ianniello's tenure as interim CEO is likely to be short, however, in large part because of his close rapport with Moonves.

    Deadline last month reported on private exchanges between Ianniello and Moonves that were made public as a result of the company's legal battle with its controlling shareholder, National Amusements, owned by the Redstone family.

    The outlet wrote that the exchanges were made on the disappearing-text app TigerText before The New Yorker first detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against Moonves in July and depicted Moonves and Ianniello as "two confederates in a high-stakes corporate war."

    Ianniello reportedly messaged Moonves "I will have your back to the end!" following a May 13 CBS board meeting in which the board voted to institute a stock dividend that would dilute the Redstone family's voting control of the company. Ianniello's messages also contained supportive messages referring to "The Godfather" and a promise to his boss that said, "This way you are not alone," according to Deadline.

    The media analyst Rich Greenfield of BTIG predicted in a note released Sunday evening that Ianniello would be gone from the company by the end of 2018:

    "We believe acting CBS CEO, Joseph Ianniello, will likely leave the company before the end of calendar 2018 - similar to how acting Viacom CEO, Tom Dooley, lasted only 90 days after the departure of former CEO, Philippe Dauman ... Ianniello protected Moonves for years, had a similar focus on short-term cheerleading actions versus real long-term strategy, and was overpaid for years for his support of Moonves."

    Greenfield wrote that CBS would most likely seek a replacement for Ianniello from outside the company's executive ranks.

    SEE ALSO: Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, is out after 6 more women accused him of sexual harassment, assault

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    • President Donald Trump has claimed multiple times over the past few weeks that GDP would be negative if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency.
    • "If the Democrats had won the Election in 2016, GDP, which was about 1% and going down, would have been minus 4% instead of up 4.2%," Trump tweeted Monday.
    • While it's hard to evaluate the claim, the economy prior to the election was resilient, and it's unlikely that such a large downward move would have occurred if Trump did not win.

    President Donald Trump's cheerleading of the economy has been a constant since he took office in early 2017, but new claims over the past week have exaggerated the US's economic strength and falsely painted his administration as overseeing unprecedented success.

    "The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!" Trump tweeted Monday.

    Contrary to Trump's claim, however, this is the 64th quarter in the past 70 years during which the unemployment rate was below the quarterly GDP number. The most recent was in 2006.

    Trump also incorrectly claimed Monday that the economy is "perhaps the best in our country’s history."

    GDP growth hit 4.2% in the second quarter, the highest level since the third quarter of 2014, but that is still not the best reading since the most recent recession. In fact, quarterly GDP growth has topped the 4.2% mark four times since the recession, and the latest reading is well below record highs.

    Trump has also made the dubious claim over the past week that GDP growth would be dramatically reduced had Hillary Clinton won the presidency.

    "If the Democrats had won the Election in 2016, GDP, which was about 1% and going down, would have been minus 4% instead of up 4.2%," Trump tweeted Monday. "I opened up our beautiful economic engine with Regulation and Tax Cuts."

    The claim closely mirrors Trump's comment during a conversation with veteran journalist Bob Woodward released last Tuesday.

    "If the other administration or representatives of it had kept going, had kept — you know, if the other group had won, I will tell you, that you would have, I think you’d have a GDP of less than zero," Trump claimed. "I think we would’ve been going in the wrong direction. Because regulations are such a big part of what we’ve done, Bob."

    The president also touted the GDP number during speeches in Montana and North Dakota last week.

    While GDP growth did pick up in the second quarter, it is hard to determine just how much of the increase is directly attributable to Trump's — or any administration's — policies.

    Economists say some of the boost was due to transitory factors, such as an increase in soybean exports ahead of Trump's tariffs, and it's also likely recent government policies such as the GOP tax law and the bipartisan budget agreement added another boost.

    But much of the recent strength of the economy is a continuation of a long post-recession trend, as unemployment continues to fall and US consumers keep spending. This same employment and personal consumption trends existed before the 2016 election and its unclear what government policy could have reversed it — much less push GDP to the deep recessionary level of -4%.

    SEE ALSO: 'Let's just remember when this recovery started': Obama hits back at Trump taking credit for strong economy

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    • Carnival Cruise Ships launched its latest addition to its fleet this year, with the Carnival Horizon taking sail on April 2, 2018. 
    • The Horizon is the most recent addition to Carnival's line of "Vista class" ships, a new line that can carry over 133,000 gross tonnage. These ships feature IMAX theaters, themed staterooms and bars, and outdoor sports areas. 
    • "Carnival Horizon offers some new one-of-a-kind features and attractions that make this ship truly special allowing our guests to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories," Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a press statement. 
    • Carnival Cruise Line has been named "America's Most Trusted Cruise Line" by Reader's Digest four years in a row. 

    In April, Carnival launched its latest cruise ship, the Carnival Horizon, the most recent addition to its line of "Vista class" ships.

    The Carnival Horizon, the 26th ship in the company's fleet, departed from Barcelona, Spain on April 2, 2018 for its initial cruise. It then held a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings out of New York. Beginning on September 22, the Carnival Horizon will begin docking at Miami for a year-round schedule of six-day and eight-day Caribbean cruises. 

    "In addition to the many exciting innovations previously introduced on Carnival Vista, Carnival Horizon offers some new one-of-a-kind features and attractions that make this ship truly special allowing our guests to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in a statement.

    Carnival Cruise Line has been named "America's Most Trusted Cruise Line" by Reader's Digest four years in a row. 

    Carnival Horizon introduces multiple novel additions to the cruise ship line. Most notable is its Dr. Seuss-themed outdoor water-park, as well as its unique bike-ride-in-the-sky activity called SkyRide. There is also an IMAX theater onboard, spa cabins, Cuban-themed state-rooms and bars, Guy Fieri-inspired burger and BBQ restaurants.

    Take a look below and take a picture tour through the Carnival Horizon, a truly one-of-a-kind cruise ship. 

     

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    The Carnival Horizon is only the second ship to join Carnival's "Vista line."



    The ship is 1,062 feet long and has 133,500 gross tonnage.



    There is a 3,960 guest capacity with an additional 1,450 onboard crew number.



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    • Rep. Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican nominee for governor, has spoken at several conferences organized by a right-wing activist who has espoused racist and Islamophobic beliefs.
    • The congressman has praised David Horowitz, who charges that whites are the victims of the "only serious race war" in America and should be credited with freeing enslaved blacks. 
    • Racism has so far played a central role in the Florida election between DeSantis, who is backed by President Donald Trump, and the state's first-ever black gubernatorial nominee, Andrew Gillum. 

    Rep. Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican nominee for governor, has spoken at several conferences organized by right-wing activist David Horowitz, who has espoused racist and Islamophobic beliefs. 

    As a congressman, DeSantis — a House Freedom Caucus member backed by President Donald Trump — spoke at the David Horowitz Freedom Center conferences in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, according to a Sunday Washington Post report.

    During his nearly 30 minute-long speech at the 2015 conference, DeSantis called it an "honor" to attend the gathering, where an array of high-profile conservatives, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, deliver annual fiery, racially-tinged tirades against the political left.

    DeSantis also praised Horowitz personally.

    "David has done such great work and I've been an admirer," DeSantis said in 2015. "I've been to these conferences in the past but I've been a big admirer of an organization that shoots straight, tells the American people the truth and is standing up for the right thing."

    Horowitz has for years railed against "the radical left" and its "Islamist allies" and charges that whites are the victims of the "only serious race war" in America and should be credited with freeing enslaved blacks. 

    "Black Africans enslaved black Africans. America freed them sacrificing 350k mainly white Union lives," he tweeted last month. "American blacks are richer, more privileged, freer than blacks anywhere in the world, including all black run countries."

    Elizabeth Fusick, a spokeswoman for DeSantis, argued that the congressman can't be held accountable for other people's opinions.

    "He appreciates those who support his efforts and is happy to be judged on his record," Fusick told The Post. "He does not, though, buy into this 'six degrees of Kevin Bacon' notion that he is responsible for the views and speeches of others."

    Just a day after DeSantis and his general election opponent, the black mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, won the state's primaries, the congressman was accused of making racially insensitive remarks when he warned Floridians not to "monkey up" the state by electing Gillum during an interview on Fox News. DeSantis also called his opponent an "articulate spokesman," using a term many consider racist and patronizing when used to describe black people. 

    After Democrats condemned the comments as thinly-veiled racism, DeSantis denied that his remarks were racially coded, and a Fox anchor clarified that the network does "not condone this language."

    Horowitz defended the congressman's comments on Fox, and compared his critics to a "lynch mob."

    "There's a lynch mob on his back," Horowitz told The Post. "Saying a black person is articulate is not racist — it's praising him for him being articulate. Are there no inarticulate blacks?"

    Since then, race has continued to feature prominently in the election, which has become a national proxy battle between the Trump-led right and the progressive left (Sen. Bernie Sanders has been credited with helping Gillum clinch his primary victory following his endorsement). 

    Just days after DeSantis's inflammatory remarks, an Idaho-based neo-Nazi group began flooding Florida Democratic voters with racist robocalls mocking Gillum, the state's first ever black gubernatorial nominee.

    SEE ALSO: A white supremacist group robocalled in Florida to hurt black Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum

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    • There are job search tips that you might still receive that are just... bad. 
    • Some tips are simply outdated. For instance, you don't necessarily need to wear a suit to an interview anymore. 
    • Don't listen to advice that tells you to follow your passion no matter what. Think about how your interests can change, or how you can help the world. 

     

    Gone are the days where you could send your resume to a few dozen companies, pour yourself into your best suit for the interview, and have a steady, 9-to-5 job with benefits and a pension.

    Now, you'll have to be a bit more inventive to get your dream job, said The Muse expert career coach Evangelia Leclaire.

    "Job seekers need stop believing that a linear and congruent career path and long term employment at one or a few companies is what will give them a competitive edge," Leclaire, who is also founder and chief evangelist of Ready Set Rock Academy, told Business Insider. "That's just not the norm anymore." 

    When you're looking for a job, you don't need to wear a suit to an interview or ignore opportunities that appear outside of your comfort zone. Plus, the advice "follow your passion" isn't always the best.

    Here are some more outdated job tips to discard:

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    "No matter what, follow your passion!"

    You quit your job to open a cupcake bakery, because you love cupcakes. But then it doesn't take off — so you give up and go back to the cubicle mines. 

    It didn't have to be like that. Following your passion doesn't always mean turning your most beloved hobby into a job.

    Instead, think about why you enjoy baking cupcakes. Is it because you enjoy the chemistry behind baking? Serving others? 

    As Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson put it: "The important point is to not just follow your passion but something larger than yourself. It ain't just about you and your damn passion."

    In other words, did the world need another cupcake store? Or could your "passion for cupcakes" be expressed in a more constructive fashion that could help others while being fulfilling for yourself?



    "You really SHOULD get your MBA."

    We all know someone who insists that they should learn Chinese or get an MBA or start writing a novel.

    Career and wellness coach Joanna Echols calls it "should-ing all over ourselves." 

    "It starts with an assumption that somebody else knows better what’s right for you and what you should do," Echols told Business Insider. "Claim back your personal power and let your own choices and decisions guide your job hunting process."

    And, above all, even if you think you should go into business, you probably won't be very good at it if you're just there because you think you should do it. 



    "All you need to do is make your résumé better, then you'll get any job."

    Leclaire said you can re-design, beef up the key words, and edit your résumé all you want. It's not going to make or break your career.

    "That's just a small sliver of the pie," Leclaire said. "It's not what moves the needle."

    She added: "Look at the big picture and take a holistic approach to your job search. Work on discovering and pursuing opportunities that fit you. Focus on your mindset, building relationships, networking, LinkedIn, job search strategy, your communication, maximizing your time, and more."



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    WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) speaks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. While scheduled to discuss the Justice Department Inspector general report released this month on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Republicans were expected to use the opportunity to press for release of documents subpoenaed by the committee that detail FBI actions in 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    • Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis resigned on Monday to focus entirely on his campaign for governor of Florida.
    • DeSantis is locked in a tight race with his Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

    WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis will be resigning from Congress on Monday, opting instead to focus all of his time on a gubernatorial bid in his home state of Florida, an aide told Business Insider.

    DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan informing him of the resignation, which he requested be retroactive for all of September and so that he does not receive pay for the month.

    "In order to honor my principles and protect the taxpayer, I officially resign from the House of Representatives effective immediately," DeSantis wrote. "For purposes of pay, I ask that my resignation be retroactive to September 1 so that I do not receive any pay for the month of September."

    DeSantis also touted his record in the House, writing that he is proud of his work on the Republican tax cut bill and in moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. 

    He also said that he "had the honor to lead on important issues such as eliminating the Sexual Harassment Slush Fund for members of Congress, increasing protections for sexual assault victims in the military, and getting the PAWS Act to the floor for a vote later this month, which will provide much needed help for service members dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress."

    DeSantis is currently in a tight race for governor against Democrat Andrew Gillum. The current RealClearPolitics average of polls has Gillum leading DeSantis by 2.5 points.

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