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All romaine lettuce is currently unsafe to eat due to E. coli outbreak, CDC says http://mag.time.com/ilhMMNe
Fires, flooding, record cold, gusty winds in U.S. forecast as Thanksgiving nears http://mag.time.com/hdTdB5r
"They weren't deleted." President Trump defends Ivanka's use of personal email account. http://mag.time.com/KruPFLI
Pompeo stresses U.S. interests in Saudi relations http://mag.time.com/MOHypcj
Ivanka Trump used her personal email for government business, according to a report http://mag.time.com/hvTkvyg
At least 50 people killed in suicide bomb aimed at Muslim scholars in Kabul http://mag.time.com/frWN2JV
In the future, #clothes will adapt to people—not the other way around. At least, that’s the promise of #ZOZOSUIT, the flagship product from @zozoglobal, a Japanese retailer. The stretchy black #bodysuits are covered in white dots, which enables consumers to make a “3-D scan” of their bodies in the comfort of their own home, via a companion mobile app. Users can then order custom-fit clothes—such as $58 jeans and $22 T-shirts—based on a set of super-specific measurements. “This is a new era,” says ZOZO founder and CEO @yusaku2020, whose larger goal is to do away with #fashion’s long-held idea of standardized sizing, which often excludes many #body types. Since its launch in Japan in April, ZOZO has shipped over 1 million ZOZOSUITs; now the brand is looking to expand its customization technology into footwear. See the full list of 50 groundbreaking #inventions that are changing the way we #live, #work, #play and #think about what’s possible, on TIME.com.
We’re living in the middle of a #robotics revolution, but the most capable #machines are generally available only to wealthy corporations. The German-based robotics firm @frankaemika is changing that with the Panda, an $11,000 (roughly) easy-to-program #robotic arm designed for small businesses. Able to move in seven axes and designed with a smart sense of “touch,” the Panda can help conduct #science experiments, build circuit boards or pretest equipment. Two Panda arms can even work together to build a third. And while the Panda isn’t designed for personal use, something similar could eventually offer a helping hand at home, chopping food in the kitchen or assisting the elderly with difficult tasks. “We believe that robots will have a similar success story as personal computers,” says Franka Emika’s CEO and co-founder, Simon Haddadin. See the full list of 50 groundbreaking #inventions that are changing the way we #live, #work, #play and #think about what’s possible, on TIME.com.
It was no surprise that Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings were a hit. Though the Office of War Information had turned down the set as not suitable for government use, Rockwell was already a nationally famous #artist and the Saturday Evening Post knew to plan a major publicity campaign around its 1943 release. As World War II raged on, an interpretation of the Four Freedoms, an idea introduced by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941, felt particularly urgent. The Post was said to have received 60,000 letters about the images, and an exhibition was a massive hit. Even the government changed its mind, printing millions of posters. Now, 75 years later, those images—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom From Want, Freedom From Fear—are some of the most iconic visual representations of the American idea. But they were always more aspiration than reality. One gap was obvious to artist @hankwillisthomas and photographer @emilyshur: though the originals contain a relatively large cast of characters—including representations of Protestantism, Catholicism and Judaism in the “Freedom of Worship” tableau—that group barely brushes against the depth of #diversity. So Thomas and Shur set out to address that problem, with a new project that aims to capture the magic of these images while filling in that particular blank. Their reinterpretation of “Freedom of Worship” fronts our new cover package about what it means to be #American, including an essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who was born in Vietnam and raised in America, on "what it means to love my country, no matter how it feels about me." Read more on TIME.com. Photo-illustration by @hankwillisthomas and @emilyshur—@forfreedoms; animation by @brobeldesign
Fire crews battled a #blaze from the air after #flames drew dangerously close to drivers on the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley, in the greater Los Angeles area, on Nov. 12. The #PeakFire was reported just after 10 a.m., local time, in the Santa Susana Pass and burned more than 180 acres before firefighters from Los Angeles and Ventura counties got it under control. As fires continue to rage across California, generating huge plumes of smoke that can be seen from space, fire officials confirmed that Northern California’s #CampFire is officially the deadliest #wildfire in state history with at least 42 deaths. Video source: KABC
Stan Lee, architect of the contemporary #comic book, has died at 95, the Associated Press reports. The creative dynamo who revolutionized #comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes—such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk—was declared dead at a Los Angeles hospital on Nov. 12, according to an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee. As the top writer at @marvel Comics and later as its publisher, he revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the #costumes and #action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy. The first big-budget #movie based on Lee’s characters, #XMen, was a hit in 2000, taking in more than $130 million at North American theaters. #SpiderMan did even better, earning more than $400 million in 2002, the AP adds. The eventual Marvel empire would become one of the most lucrative mega-franchises in cinema history. Lee was remembered by a chorus of fans online, who thanked him for his legacy and, in the words of @sethrogen, “making people who feel different realize they are special.” In this May 1978 photograph, Lee stands in front of some of his comic books at his office on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Read more on TIME.com. Video source: @gettyimages. Photograph by Gerald S. Williams—Newsday/@gettyimages
We’re thrilled filmmaker @Ava DuVernay is collaborating with @time as the guest editor of our next Optimist issue. To celebrate, we’d like you to participate in the project. Send us a short video—link in bio—capturing anything that makes you feel #optimistic. We may include your clip in the upcoming special project. We hope you will join us.
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