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Source: Eli gets QB job back after Giants firings

7:38 PM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is expected to return as the New York Giants‘ starting quarterback after a one-week demotion, a source told ESPN. The Giants host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. There had been talk of former players coming to the game and standing on the sideline in No. 10 Manning jerseys in a show of solidarity. The Giants have fired coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese in the midst of a 2-10 season that saw franchise quarterback Eli Manning get benched. After the firings of Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese, we checked in with execs around the NFL to ask about the top candidates to take over as the next head coach and GM. Plus, what are the critical looming decisions the new duo will have to make? The unpopular benching of ...

UN political chief heads to North Korea on rare visit

The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues “of mutual interest and concern.” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday from Beijing, where he met with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong on Monday. Asked whether Feltman would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Dujarric said that his current schedule includes meetings with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, a vice minister, diplomats and U.N. staff. Feltman’s visit comes at a time of heightened tensions between North Korea and South Korea, Japan and the United States, sparked by the reclusive country’s fr...

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Rookies who matter for all 32 teams

7:30 AM ET How have your team’s rookies contributed so far? How excited should fans get about the quarterbacks? Is Baker Mayfield a first-round pick? Could a defender go No. 1 overall? It’s officially NFL draft season, and our experts are here to catch you up. Here’s a closer look at how some of the top rookies fared in Week 13, including Alvin Kamara’s multi-touchdown day and Tarik Cohen’s amazing punt return. With everything riding on the final four weeks of the season, the schedule makes a huge difference. Here are the toughest and easiest slates in both conferences, for all teams with at least a 5 percent chance of making the playoffs. 2 Related Here’s a rundown of the Week 14 Power Rankings, as voted on by our power panel — a group of more tha...

Facebook now has a messaging app just for kids

Facebook has branched out into products aimed specifically at children. (Philippe Wojazer/Reuters) Facebook now has a messaging app for kids — its first product aimed at young children.  The move gives Facebook a way to court younger users, with their parents’ permission. It also puts the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start using digital products. The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, which launches Monday in the United States, gives the company access to a new market whose age prohibits them from using the firm’s main social network. The narrowed app was designed after consultation with hundreds o...

Britain and European Union fail to close Brexit deal

BRUSSELS — British and European Union leaders said they were nearing a divorce deal even as divisions within fractious Britain kept them just short of a final bargain in negotiations Monday. The elements of the deal — which would be the most significant step in Britain’s exit from the European Union since it officially filed papers in March — appeared to signal an acknowledgment by British negotiators that they have scant leverage in the negotiation. On issues ranging from what Britain will pay before exiting to a special status for Northern Ireland, British leaders were being pushed toward Europe’s demands after long vowing otherwise. A bargain would pave the way for London to start negotiating its future trade relationship with the remaining 27 E.U. nations. But the emerging terms of the...

Trump shows that a scandal doesn’t have to be secret to be scandalous

President Trump and Michael Flynn. (Reuters) Brian Klaas is a fellow at the London School of Economics and author of “The Despot’s Apprentice: Donald Trump’s Attack on Democracy.” What if Richard Nixon had gone on national television, looked into the cameras and urged a loyal henchman to break into the Watergate building to steal documents that could damage his opponent? What if Nixon had followed that admission by publicly praising the criminals who committed the break-in, openly calling them “very smart” while also discussing, at length, why they shouldn’t really be punished? What if Nixon’s son had acknowledged publicly that one of the people who broke into Watergate had offered him “high-level,” “sensitive” dirt on his dad’s opponent, quickly responded “I love it!” and then held a meet...

Yikes: Nearly half of Americans believe media fabricates stories about Trump

President Trump in October in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Forty-four percent of Americans believe that media outlets fabricate stories about President Trump “more than once in a while,” according to the just-released 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey. The breakdown goes like this: 24 percent believe that the media fabricates Trump stories “about half of the time,” 14 percent “most of the time,” and 6 percent “all of the time.” Ouch, right? Those staggering tallies would seem to reflect the success of Trump’s “fake news” wars, in which he counters negative coverage by insisting it’s all made up. In his 318 days as president, in fact, Trump has tweeted about “fake news” 155 times, according to the Trump Twitter Archive. He also delights in alleging that when...

Two ugly quotes from Republicans reveal the truth about their tax plan

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin With Republicans well on their way to passing a dramatic overhaul of the tax code, they have presented to the public a sweeping, comprehensive vision not just of what taxes should look like, but of what government is there for, what our obligations are to one another, and even how each of us should think about our value as human beings. This is a moment of uncommon clarity. We’ll get to how the tax bill itself fits into that picture, but first I want to present a couple of things influential Republican senators said in the last few days. Let’s start with Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, who made this comment on the estate tax: “I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing,” Grassley said, “as opposed to those that are just spending every darn p...

Summers Says Senate Tax Plan Will Cost Lives

20:20 Jim Strugger MKM Holdings LLC, Head:Derivatives Products 22:00 Shira Ovide Bloomberg Editorial, Bloomberg Gadfly Columnist 22:10 Nick Cowan Gibraltar Stock Exchange, Managing Director / Partner 22:20 Tom Wehmeier Atomico UK Partners LLP, Partner/Head:Research 22:30 William D Clerico Wepay Inc, CEO/Co-Founder 22:40 Mark Locke Genius Sports Group Ltd, CEO 22:50 Selina Wang Bloomberg LP, Journalist

Tiesto Is Engaged, Posts Super-Romantic Pic of Fiance

After 48 years of Grade-A bachelor life, Tiesto is getting hitched.  The man Mixmag readers once named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” has found his match in model Annika Backes. He celebrated the engagement with a romantic post to Instagram. The happy couple is all smiles as they kiss above the caption: “I am gonna spend the rest of my life with the love of my life.” For sure the wedding reception will be a regular who’s-who of A-list DJs. Marshmello has already tweeted his congratulations, as well as a promise to DJ the wedding. No telling if he’ll put “Electric Slide” in rotation. Check the happy couple below. Congrats big brother. Love you and so happy for you both. I’m djing the wedding https://t.co/uhXjMh4s5f — marshmello (@marshmellomusi...