AMC will raise the price of its MoviePass competitor next year, citing strong demand

AMC will raise the price of its MoviePass competitor next year, citing strong demand

Theater chain AMC says its new MoviePass-style subscription service, called Stubs A-List, continues to grow at a surprising pace, with more than 500,000 members since its launch back in June. Yet because of that, AMC says it will now have to raise prices in pricier markets like California and New York to offset the higher-than-expected usage rates of subscribers. In some states, the price will increase by $4 to $23.95 a month, while in others…

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The Pentagon is resisting Trump’s most controversial military requests for the border

The Pentagon is resisting Trump’s most controversial military requests for the border

The military won’t do everything Trump wants them to. Resistance to President Donald Trump’s strong-handed military proposals to counter a caravan of immigrants headed toward the US-Mexico border is coming from a surprising place: the Pentagon. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requested troops at the border, it asked the military to perform emergency law enforcement functions like crowd control. But the Pentagon rejected that request in late October in part because it felt…

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Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race

Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race

This could be the difference between a very conservative Texas and a bipartisan one. There’s a small-but-real possibility that Democrat Beto O’Rourke could unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November. In two separate polls in September, O’Rourke has been 9 points behind Cruz and 2 points ahead of him. Going into Election Day he sits about six points behind the Republican incumbent. All those numbers are shockingly close for a race that’s been comfortably…

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The Walking Dead has a Rick Grimes movie trilogy on the way

The Walking Dead has a Rick Grimes movie trilogy on the way

Last night, The Walking Dead dealt with the heavily marketed departure of series star Andrew Lincoln in a startling, unexpected way. The way the episode handled the event didn’t make sense from a story or audience perspective, but a story from The New York Times clarifies that it did make sense from a business standpoint, because the series’ network, AMC, is preparing a trilogy of Walking Dead spin-off movies that will bring Lincoln back in…

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Nikola teases a third-generation hydrogen semi truck for Europe and Asia

Nikola teases a third-generation hydrogen semi truck for Europe and Asia

American trucking startup Nikola Motor Company hasn’t been around for very long, but it just announced a third version of its hydrogen-electric semi geared at the European, Asian, and Australian markets. Dubbed the Nikola Tre, the new truck has a much different look from its two North American predecessors, but still promises to deliver similar specs. The Tre will use a hydrogen fuel cell to power electric motors that generate up to 1,000 horsepower, and…

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Fox News, NBC, and Facebook pulled Trump’s racist campaign ad. He’s not happy about it.

Fox News, NBC, and Facebook pulled Trump’s racist campaign ad. He’s not happy about it.

The latest controversy over Trump’s final campaign ad, explained. Some networks refused to air President Donald Trump’s race-baiting campaign video put out in the final stretch of the 2018 midterms. CNN, for example, refused to broadcast the full version of it. Eventually other networks — including Fox News — pulled the ad. And Trump’s not happy about it. The ad, created by Trump’s campaign committee, features footage of Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported unauthorized immigrant who…

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Google will fix Pixel 3’s RAM management issue with future update

Google will fix Pixel 3’s RAM management issue with future update

Google has confirmed that it is aware of a memory management issue causing unexpected app crashes on the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and it plans to fix it with an upcoming software update, according to 9to5Google. While the fix is not included in the company’s November update, which came out today, it sounds as if it should be arriving with December’s update. Google told 9to5Google that the fix should arrive “in the…

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The last-minute hacking allegations in the Georgia governor race, explained

The last-minute hacking allegations in the Georgia governor race, explained

Brian Kemp says his hacking probe is about election security. Stacey Abrams says it’s a “witch hunt.” In the final days of Georgia’s tight governor race between Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams, things are heating up. Kemp, who is Georgia’s secretary of state and also the chief officer overseeing the election, has been repeatedly accused by Democrats and civil rights groups of trying to influence the results. However, on Sunday, Kemp…

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Why (white) evangelicals still support Trump

Why (white) evangelicals still support Trump

Historian and author John Fea on Trump’s “court evangelicals” and the long history of Christian nationalism. Seventy-one percent. That’s the percentage of white evangelicals, according to a recent Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll, who still say they approve of Donald Trump’s presidency. That figure is down just 3 percent from April. In the intervening months, Trump’s controversial migrant family separation plan scandalized faith groups by taking undocumented children from their families at the US-Mexico…

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