Senate Republicans feel force of protest … but pass taxation bill anyway

Activists targeted key senators over tax, with sit-ins, phone calls and other lobbying endeavors, while net neutrality campaigners have Verizon in their sights

Tax bill pass Senate … but only after activists make their voices heard

Senate Republicans ultimately managed to pass some legislation on Friday night, in the form of their much-criticized tax bill … but only after a remarkable effort from activists to thwart the bill.

In Arizona activists had protested through Thursday night outside John McCain’s office, while people did the same outside Susan Collins’ office in Bangor, Maine. Both had been seen as potential no elections before committing to the bill this week.

Even on Friday morning, progressive group Indivisible had been recommending activists to expend the working day constructing calls to senators, providing phone number and indicated scripts to recommend elected officials to vote against the legislation.

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The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell: wealthcare victory. Photograph: Edelman/ Sipa/ Rex/ Shutterstock

It wasn’t just activists who launched desperate endeavours. The DNC exhorted supporters to make bellows, while the editorial board of the New York Times took over the @nytopinion Twitter feed on Wednesday” to advise the Senate to reject a tax bill that hurts the middle class& the nation’s fiscal health “.

NYT Opinion (@ nytopinion)

This morning, The New York Times Editorial Board is tweeting here to recommend the Senate to repudiate a taxation bill that hurts the middle class& the nation’s fiscal health. #thetaxbillhurts

November 29, 2017

On Monday thousands of activists across the country had launched sit-ins at senators’ offices. In the end all the effort wasn’t enough. But there will be more battles to come.

Verizon focus of last ditch net neutrality protest

Hundreds of protests are planned outside Verizon stores on Thursday 7 December, to demonstrate against the upcoming Federal Communications Commission vote on net neutrality.

Activists say they have chosen to target Verizon as the FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a former lawyer for Verizon. The company has lobbied for current regulations- designed to protect an open internet- to be overturned.

The FCC is due to vote on defanging those regulations on 14 December- potentially allowing internet service providers like Verizon to charge for different levels of web access.

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It’s really hard to illustrate net neutrality. Photo: Michael Bocchieri/ Getty Images

A group of alliances including Fight for the Future and Team Internet are organizing the demonstrations.

” We’ll demand that our members of Congress take action to stop Verizon’s puppet FCC from killing net neutrality ,” told a message on different groups’ Verizon Protests website, which has a tool for people to find their nearest protests.

Broken musical instruments for children

Grammy award-winning composer David Lang is launching his Symphony for a Broken Orchestra in Philadelphia this weekend- a novel attempt to draw attention to the more than $1.2 m that has been slashed from the city’s musical instrument mend fund.

Lang- who won a Grammy in 2010 for his composition The Little Match Girl Passion and the Pulitzer prize for music in 2008- sourced 1,500 broken musical instruments the School District of Philadelphia for the performance.

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This is a photo of a trombone. Photo: David Levene for the Guardian

” If there are 1,500 broken musical instruments, that’s 1,500 infants who should be playing these instruments and whose lives could be changed ,” told Lang.” There is something heartbreaking about it .”

Lang hopes people will donate to repair tools through the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra website– those instruments will then be set” back into the hands of a child “.

We’re reading

* ” I’m a multimillionaire so Trump’s tax plan is great for me ,” writes Morris Pearl for Time.” It’s a disaster for everyone else .” Pearl is chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy people who believe millionaires, billionaires and firms should be taxed more. The notion that the Senate tax plan” is going to help anyone beside the ultra-rich is ludicrous”, Pearl says.

* More than 20,000 people have signed a petition advising the justice department to analyse” claims of sexual assault against Donald J Trump “.” We request that the Justice Department appoint a special counseling to open an investigation into the years of accusations against Donald Trump ,” wrote Susan O’Connor, who started the petition. More than 20 girls have accused Trump of sex misconduct- he has denied all the allegations. The Guardian has compiled a listing of all the accusations against the president. Trump denies any wrongdoing.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

Gut Microbes Control Parkinson’s Disease In Mice

Mice show symptoms matching those of humans with Parkinson’s disease when exposed to the intestine bacteria of Parkinson’s patients, and get better when treated with antibiotics. If the discovery is found to apply to humen, it will open up new and potentially easier tracks to treating the world’s second most common neurodegenerative disease.

The last few years have seen an astonishingly rapid growth in the number of conditions suspected of being related to bacteria occupying the intestine. Asthma, multiple sclerosis, and depression are just three of many recent examples.

The possibility that Parkinson’s disease should be added to the list was raised by the observation that gastrointestinal symptoms not only often accompany the disease, but seem before more recognized signs. Three analyzes published last year all showed changes between the bacteria in the guts of people with Parkinson’s disease and others of the same age.

Professor Sarkis Mazmanian of the California Institute of Technology noted that little had been done to exam if the intestinal symptoms triggered Parkinson’s or were just an early warning sign. He turned to a previously developed line of genetically modified mice with a condition considered similar enough to Parkinson’s to be used as a research model.

Mazmanian raised some of these mice in sterile enclosures to ensure they were maintained free from harmful bacteria, while others were kept in more normal conditions. Those exposed to fewer germs performed much better at a range of chores, such as climbing poles and removing adhesive from their snouts, in some cases nearly matching mouse without the Parkinson’s-like genetics. Moreover, autopsies disclosed fewer of the misfolded proteins links with Parkinson’s disease in the mouse kept in clean cages.

Even where mouse had been raised with exposure to bacteria, antibiotics reduced their symptoms, Mazmanian indicates that there is Cell.

Perhaps most suggestively of all, the low-symptom mouse got much sicker when dedicated fecal transplants from Parkinson’s patients than when devoted transplants from healthy humen. It is important to note, however, that only mouse with a genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s-like symptoms responded in this way. Other mice were unaffected by the fecal transplants.

The details of the way gut bacteria could affect dopamine-releasing cells, whose malfunction causes Parkinson’s, remain uncertain. However, the paper notes that we already know that gut bacteria can influence immune cells in the brain, and there are multiple paths by which changes to these immune cells could trigger Parkinson’s disease.

Although Parkinson’s disease has a genetic component, fewer than 10 percentage of cases are considered hereditary, indicates that environmental effects predominate, yet we know very little about the triggers, let alone the mechanisms, for this.

An aging population, combined with the fact that 1 percent of people over 60 have Parkinson’s, has brought a wealth of research attention to the disease, but new therapies have not kept pace. If Mazmanian’s findings extend to humen, it may demonstrate much easier to alter the intestine microbiome than to protect injury neurons from what ails them.

There are some reports of antibiotics( and even bowel cleansing, which removes bacteria) leading to temporary improvements in motor functions, ” Mazmanian told IFLScience. “But these are single suits , not controlled, and thus anecdotal without larger clinical surveys. I am not sure of any epidemiological data linking increased antibiotic use throughout ones lifetime to protection from Parkinson’s disease.

The antibiotics given to the mouse killed beneficial bacteria as well, and the authors stress treatment will only be possible after we can identify which strains of bacteria are to blame.

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READING BREITBART FOR 48 HOURS WILL CONVINCE YOU THE WORLD IS TERRIBLE

I spent two days ingesting news exclusively from the rightwing website and observed its genius lies in the clever packaging of far-right narratives

When Donald Trump hired Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon to lead his presidential campaign, many immediately wondered: what can we expect from the new Bannon-led campaign? And what is Breitbart News?

Bannon has been described variously as the most dangerous political spy in America and the Leni Riefenstahl[ a Nazi propagandist] of the Tea Party motion.

To gain clarity following yet another Trump campaign shakeup, I read Breitbart exclusively for two days, eschewing all other news sources.( The Guardian included. Apart from its soccer coverage .)

It offered an insight into not only the popularity of Breitbart the site boasted 31 million unique visitors in July but also how it appeals to its readers. And its not as simple as you might imagine.

The first thing you notice when visiting Breitbart is its idiosyncratic presentation. Every headline is in capitals. It implies a sense of significance and dire importance.

It shrieks at you. THIS IS IMPORTANT, is the effect. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS COUNTRY GOING TO HELL IN A HANDCART.

The last of those phases is an example of how well Breitbart knows its audience.

This doomsday approach makes it seem like Breitbart readers want to feel that everything is rotten. They want to feel irate. They want to feel that catastrophe is impending unless their guys can fix it.

But compared to the caps-lock screaming, the actual articles are quite benign. They could have been published on a liberal news site. Seem at this one from Wednesday, to provide information on the response of Clintons campaign manager, Robby Mook, to Bannon being hired by the Trump campaign.

Mook: Only Fitting For a Bully Like Trump To Hire a Bully To Run His Campaign, it reads.

Mook told us that. Its true. The article itself is opinion-free. It could appear on the Guardian. It simply quotes Mook directly. A later article on the same subject quoted Mook more extensively, then included a replies from Breitbart at the bottom. Thats essentially what any news site would have done.

Thats not to tell Breitbart is objective. It merely pushes its rightwing message with a surprising subtlety.

An extensive profile of Bannon by Bloomberg Politics discloses some of that reasoning. Facts get shares, opinions get shrugs, Bannon tells. And thats largely how it works.

On the front page, at least, Breitbart presents readers with articles it knows will make them angry. The Mook article is a prime example it gives readers an outlet to rip into liberal politicians and liberal media.

If Breitbarts success is from publishing articles that it knows will upset its readers, the key is to publish the tales that present the perfect combination of facts to fuel rightwing fury. For example, a story about homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson, who visited Louisiana following the recent floods, telling Obama could not also attend because he has a very busy schedule. It is true he did say that. But the article is illustrated with a picture of a smiling Obama on a golf course, and the text notes the president is on vacation.

For all the veneer of objectivity, readers are merely presented with stories that further rightwing narrations. Reading it for two days, I learned a number of things I never knew. Many of them about Hillary Clinton.

I discovered that a number of recent tales have focused on questions about Clintons health.

According to articles presented by Breitbart, Clinton is tired and ailing. In a piece about inundating in Louisiana, I learned that Clinton requires extensive rest over the weekends.

From one headline, I learned that Dr Drew VH1s resident celebrity doctor is gravely concerned about her health care.

The message is clear: Clinton is the elderly grandmother who comes round for tea and biscuits and then has to be driven home when she falls asleep in front of Jeopardy.

Apart from Clintons troubling health, I learned that there was a new gun control notion. The notion, according to the Breitbart headline, is to take away guns from senior citizens.

The narrative is actually presented straight. After an examination of the quotes, however, which came from an academic at Johns Hopkins University, the article didnt match the bluster of the headline.

We dont exactly know what to expect yet from the Bannon-led Trump campaign. But its a fair bet that it will be cleverly packaged, well liked by Trump supporters and not very nice.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

Professor Keeps His Cool As Children Crash His Live BBC Interview

Nothing can break Professor Robert Kellys focus, apparently even two adorable children who clearly just want it to be the weekend already.

He was discussing Fridaysousting of South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a live Tv interview with the BBC when a curious yellow-shirted infant marches into his office.

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Kelly, a political science professor at South Koreas Pusan National University, brushes off the interruption and continues commenting as they tried to gently push the child out of the cameras view.

But the procession of interruptions is just beginning.

A baby rolls through the doorway moments before a panicked woman explodes onto the scene. She rushes to wrangle the carefree kids away from Kelly.

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Pardon me, Kelly tells the BBC anchor as the woman conflicts to shepherd them out the door. My apologies.

AI data-monopoly hazards to be probed by UK parliamentarians

The UKs upper house of parliament is asking for contributions to an enquiry into the socioeconomic and ethical impacts of artificial intelligence technology.

Among the questions the House of Lords committee will consider as part of the enquiry are 😛 TAGEND Is the current level of exhilaration surrounding artificial intelligence warranted? How can the general public best be developed for more widespread employ of artificial intelligence? Who in society is gaining the most from the growth and use of artificial intelligence? Who is gaining the least? Should the publics understanding of, and participation with, artificial intelligence be improved? What are the key industry sectors that stand to take advantage of the growth and use of artificial intelligence? How can the data-based monopolies of some large corporations, and the winner-takes-all economics associated with them, be addressed? What are the ethical implications of the growth and use of artificial intelligence? In what situations is a relative absence of transparency in artificial intelligence systems( so-called black boxing) acceptable? What role should the government take in the development and use of artificial intelligence in the UK? Should artificial intelligence be regulated?

Analyst, filmmaker on ‘New Day’ lock horns over Michael Brown case

( CNN) The quarrel escalated and got personal. The insults stung. An ugly back-and-forth got worse.

It happened on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, when documentary filmmaker Jason Pollock and CNN law enforcement analyst Harry Houck clashed over recently releasedsurveillance video of Michael Brown.

The 2014 police killing of Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, put their own nationals focus on tensions between citizens and law enforcement in black communities across the country.

Sony Gains From M3 Startup Stake Top$ 1 Billion in Last Year

Sony Corp ., which is putting more money into internal startups, is ensure big earnings from its holding in a little-known health-care company.

The Tokyo-based consumer electronics company has considered the value of its stake in M3 Inc. rise more than 50 percent over the past year to about$ 4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The 39 percent holding has increased by more than$ 1 billion in the last 12 months.

M3 is a medical web portal founded in 2000 that is used by doctors in Japan, China, the U.S. and other countries to find medical examines, look up medication information and network with one another. The company, also are stationed in Tokyo, said earlier this year that it plans to increase its own investments in health-care startups in Japan and abroad.

M3 acquired assets from Sony in 2003 and went public in 2004. M3 shares have surged this year on rising sales and profits. The stock was little changed Thursday after gaining 4.5 percent to an all-time high of 3,480 yens on Wednesday. Sony shares were also little changed.

A spokeswoman for Sony declined to comment on the investment.

Read more: www.bloomberg.com

Alzheimer’s Plaques Protect The Brain Against The Herpes Virus

Sometimes a scientific field appears to induce little progress for years, before announcements come in a rush. At least to non-neuroscientists, that looks to be the case with the connection between the herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. Just last month a newspaper reported that brain tissues from people with Alzheimer’s are twice as likely to have been infected with two common strains of herpes as tissues from people without, and now we may know why.

Last month’s research wasn’t the first to suggest a is connected with herpes and dementia, although it was the most convincing. Now Dr Rudolph Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital has shown that beta-amyloid proteins, which form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, trap herpes virus particles, avoiding immediate damage to the brain. Unfortunately, once the plaques have been “seeded” in response to the virus they maintain growing, with disastrous consequences later on.

The work has focused on the HSV-1 virus, which predominantly causes cold sore , not the rarer but most famous HSV-2, which is associated with more frequent re-occurrences of genital infections.

Beta-amyloid plaques have been considered waste products with no useful purpose of their own. However, Tanzi and colleagues found that mice infected with HSV-1 survive significantly longer if they can express beta-amyloid than if they cannot.

Reporting in Neuron, the team showed that the protein binds to the virus and avoids it from attacking the brain, but at the cost of inducing plaques much earlier in the mice’s lives than normal.

“Our findings expose a simple and direct mechanism by which herpes infections trigger the deposition of brain amyloid as a defense reply in the brain, ” Tanzi said in a statement. “In this style, we have merged the infection hypothesis and amyloid hypothesis into one’ Antimicrobial Response Hypothesis’ of Alzheimer’s disease.”

The work suggests that controlling Alzheimer’s may not be as simple as targeting beta-amyloid, since its absence could lead to even swifter injury. On the other hand, if forthcoming trials of a herpes inoculation demonstrate effective we may find it going some way to solving all the more important problems than the ones against which it was designed.

However, while herpes may be the most common infectious agent stimulating beta-amyloid growth, it’s not unique. Tanzi and colleagues have previously shown the protein has a protective role against fungal and bacterial infections. Consequently, while a vaccine against, or therapy for, herpes might help reduce the number of Alzheimer’s instances, we’ll need something much more comprehensive to stop the disease entirely.

Tanzi is leading the “Brain Microbiome Project”, exploring the possibility that, like the intestine, the brain normally has a population of beneficial microbes whose interruption induces way for pathogens to take over.

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The Best Black Friday Deals You Can Order Online

Black Friday, Black November, Pre-Black Friday, Cyber Monday … The buzzwords for November’s big holiday sales are as plentiful as stuffing on Thanksgiving. And we’d like you to enjoy that Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of getting shoved around at your local big box store merely to save $20, hop on your PC! With a little assistance from our friends at TechBargains, we here on WIRED &# x27; s Gear team have found some of the absolute best tech deals online before, during, and around Black Friday.

( Be sure to also check out our main Cyber Monday deals guide for a lot more sales .)

Handpicked WIRED Black Friday Guides:

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ChefSteps 1100 W Joule Sous Vide( runs w/ Amazon Alexa) for $149 ( list price $179 ).

Instant Pot 8-Quart 1200 W 7-in-1 Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker for $81.99 ( list price $159.99 ).

Ring 720 p Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell for $99 ( list price $179 ).

Samsung SmartThings Smart Home Hub for $49 ( list price $99.99 ).

iRobot Roomba 980 Wi-Fi Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $799 ( list price $899 ).

Nest Cam 1080 p Indoor Security Camera for $139 ( list price $199 ).

Nest Cam 1080 p Outdoor Security Camera for $149 ( list price $199 ).

2nd-Gen Nest Protect: Smoke+ Carbon Monoxide Alarm( Wired) for $99 ( list price $119 ).

Netgear Arlo Pro HD Wireless Security System w/ 1 Camera for $199 ( list price $249.99 ).

iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $599 ( list price $699 ).

Ecovacs Deebot M80 Pro Wi-Fi w/ Mop& Brushroll for $169.98 ( use code: CIMEKAA9 – list price $229.70 ).

Nest Smart Thermostat( 3rd Gen) for $199 ( list price $249.99 ).

iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner( w/ Alexa) for $274.99 ( list price $374.99 ).

ecobee4 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat w/ Sensor( Alexa Compatible) for $199 ( list price $249 ).

Smartphones

Huawei Mate 9 64 GB Oct-core 1920 x1080 Unlocked 5.5 ” Smartphone for $399.99 ( list price $499.99 ).

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64 GB 6.3 ” Unlocked Smartphone for $779.99 ( list price $949.99 ).

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 6.2 ” 64 GB Unlocked Smartphone for $674.99 ( list price $824.99 ).

Samsung Galaxy S8 64 GB Unlocked 4G LTE GSM Smartphone for $574 ( list price $724.99 ).

Huawei Honor 6x 5.5 ” Dual Sim 4G Unlocked GSM Smartphone for $149.99 ( list price $199.99 ).

Electronics& Components

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB Portable External Hard Drive for $119.99 ( list price $159.99 ).

ASUS RT-AC8 8U Wireless-AC3 100 Dual Band Gigabit Router for $189.99 ( list price $299.99 ).

Oral-B Pro 5000 Toothbrush( Clip $ 15 Coupon and use code) for $49.95 ( use code: 15 OB5000BFCM – list price $159.99 ).

DeWalt 20 V Max XR LithiumIon Battery Adapter Kit( 2-Pack) for $99 ( list price $149 ).

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit( Create& Control Your Own Droid) for $79 ( list price $99.99 ).

8TB Seagate Backup Plus Hub USB 3.0 External Drive for $149 ( list price $199 ).

Seagate FireCuda Gaming 2TB 2.5 ” Hard Drive w/ 8GB NAND for $65.99 ( list price $94.99 ).

Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh Portable Powerbank for $19.19 ( list price $49.99 ).

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush for $99.99 ( list price $219.99 ).

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ Wireless Smart Activity Tracker for $89.99 ( list price $199.99 ).

DJI Mavic Pro Drone for $888 ( list price $999 ).

Sandisk Ultra 200 GB MicroSDXC 100 MB/ s Card w/ Adapter for $49.99 ( list price $84.99 ).

Seagate Backup Hub Plus 8TB Desktop External for $149.99 ( list price $249.99 ).

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable Drive for $59.99 ( list price $75.99 ).

Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter( 2018) for $384.99 ( list price $599.99 ).

Fitbit Ionic GPS HR Activity Tracking Smartwatch+ $50 Gift Card for $299 .

Linksys EA8 300 Max-Stream AC2 200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router for $99.99 ( list price $199.99 ).

Rexing V1 2.4 ” LCD G-Sensor 1080 p Dashboard Car Camera for $74.48 ( use code: ZDW7UKUO – list price $109.99 ).

DBPower N6 4K WiFi Action Camera( Sony Image Sensor) for $59.99 ( use code: 7P4OH4RX – list price $123.99 ).

SanDisk Ultra 128 GB MicroSDXC 100 MB/ s Card w/ Adapter for $29.99 ( list price $49.99 ).

Samsung EVO Select 128 GB microSDXC Card w/ Adapter for $36.99 ( list price $44.99 ).

Crucial MX3 00 525 GB 2.5 ” Internal SATA Solid State Drive( SSD) for $129.99 ( list price $149.99 ).

Google Wifi AC1 200 Mesh Router System( 3-Pack) for $249 ( list price $299 ).

Linksys WRT3 2x AC3200 Dual-Band WiFi Router( Gaming Optimized) for $229.99 ( list price $299.99 ).

TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi Mesh System( Pack of 3) for $179.99 ( list price $299.99 ).

GoPro HERO5 Black for $349 ( list price $399 ).

YI 4K+ Action Camera( 4K@ 60 FPS) for $209.99 ( use code: ZBLJSCWN – list price $299.99 ).

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $119.99 ( list price $139.99 ).

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor for $199.99 ( list price $236.60 ).

Intel Core i7- 7700 K Quad-Core 4.5 GHz CPU for $289.99 ( list price $350 ).

Netgear R8 000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Router for $159 ( list price $259.95 ).

Dell D1 000 Dual Display USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station for $69.99 ( list price $139.99 ).

Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones for $179 ( list price $279 ).

Garmin Vivosport Smart Activity Tracker Watch for $149.99 ( list price $199.99 ).

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II for $199 ( list price $229.99 ).

Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless Waterproof Earbuds w/ HR Monitor for $149.99 ( list price $249.99 ).

Samsung Gear 360 2017 360 deg 4K VR Camera for $129 ( use code: 40 OFF3 60 – list price $169 ).

JBL Charge 3 20 W Water Resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $89.95 ( list price $149.99 ).

Sony MDRXB6 50 BT/ B Bluetooth Headphones for $72 ( list price $100 ).

Anker SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $31.99 ( list price $89.99 ).

Cowin E-7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $38.99 ( use code: CBDEAL1 1 – list price $69.99 ).

AUKEY 1080 p 6-Lane 170 deg View Dash Cam w/ Sony Sensor for $49.69 ( use code: AUKBF0 11 – list price $69.99 ).

Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Internal Solid State Drive for $139.99 ( list price $199.99 ).

Expired

3 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership[ Digital Code] for $9.99 ( list price $24.99 ).

Instant Pot IP-LUX6 0 6-in-1 6qt Programmable Pressure Cooker for $64.99 ( list price $79 ).

Netgear Arlo Wireless 720 p Security Cam Kit( 5-Pack) for $359 ( list price $629.99 ).

Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset( PS3/ PS4) for $59.99 ( list price $99.99 ).

49″ LG 49 UJ6300 4K HDR Smart LED HDTV+ $100 Dell GC for $399.99 ( list price $699.99 ).

Dell XPS 8920 Intel Core i7- 7700 Quad-Core Desktop w/ 24 GB RAM, AMD RX4 80 8GB, Win 10 Pro( Refurb) for $879 ( list price $979 ).

Logitech Ultimate Harmony One Universal Remote for $69 ( list price $249 ).

PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Gaming Console for $199 ( list price $299.99 ).

Horizon: Zero Dawn( PS4)[ Digital Code] for $19.99 ( list price $39.99 ).

Garmin Vivoactive HR Bluetooth GPS Smartwatch for $119.99 ( list price $249.99 ).

Dell Inspiron 3000 Intel Core i5-7400 Quad-Core Kaby Lake Desktop (8 GB/ 1TB) for $379.99 ( list price $649.99 ).

TP-LINK HS1 05 Mini Smart Plug w/ Alexa( 2-Pack) for $39.99 ( list price $59.99 ).

50% off TWO 23 andme DNA Test Kits for $113 Shipped ( list price $198 ).

60″ Vizio E60-E3 4K UHD Smart HDTV+ $200 GC for $679.99 ( list price $969.99 ).

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i5- 7200 U 15.6 ” Win1 0 Laptop for $449.99 ( list price $649.99 ).

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Intel Core i5- 7200 U 15.6 ” Laptop for $399.99 ( list price $549.99 ).

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i5- 7200 U 15.6 ” 1080 p Laptop w/ 128 GB SSD+ 500 GB HDD for $529.99 ( list price $809.99 ).

Acer Nitro 5 i5-7300HQ 1080 p 15.6 ” Laptop( GTX 1050 ti, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) for $679.99 ( list price $799.99 ).

Acer Helios 300 i7-7700HQ 1080 p 15.6 ” Laptop( GTX 1060 6GB, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) for $899 ( list price $1099.99 ).

Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6 ” Intel Core i7 Gaming Laptop w/ GTX 1060 for $899.99 ( list price $1099.99 ).

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Intel Celeron Dual-Core 11.6 ” Win1 0 Laptop for $199.99 ( list price $259.99 ).

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