What We Know About Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen’s Highly Suspicious Death and Disappearance From a U.S. Army Base

Photo credit: U.S. Army
Photo credit: U.S. Army

From Cosmopolitan

  • Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old Private First Class (PFC) soldier for the United States Army, disappeared on April 22 at Texas’s Fort Hood Army base. She was later found dead.

  • Guillen’s family believes officials at Fort Hood are covering up what happened to her.

  • A suspect in Guillen’s disappearance died by suicide after being confronted by authorities.

Two months ago, Vanessa Guillen—a 20-year-old woman serving as a PFC soldier on Fort Hood’s United States Army base—disappeared on April 22. She was last seen in the parking lot of her squadron’s headquarters around 12 p.m. that day. Although her car keys, barracks identification card, and wallet were located on-site in an armory room where she was repairing artillery, she and her phone were nowhere to be found. She was later found dead.

The Guillen family suspects foul play in Vanessa’s case because she previously told them

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‘She Was Adamant About Logos’

From the music to the drama to the fashion, Monday night’s highly-anticipated Verzuz rap battle between R&B legends Brandy and Monica did not disappoint.

Monica, 39, turned heads during the Instagram Live event — created by producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz at the beginning of quarantine — in a Fendi ensemble embossed with the Italian label’s iconic logo.

She paired the matching corset top, cropped jacket and beret with beige vinyl pants that sparked a conversation online because fans couldn’t tell if they were actually pants, or just very tall boots. (Solange Knowles even posted a poll on Twitter to settle the debate.)

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images; Prince Williams/Wireimage Brandy; Monica

On Wednesday, Monica’s stylist Kollin Carter set the record straight about the bottom portion of the singer’s look, sharing a full outfit breakdown on Instagram alongside a series of black-and-white behind-the-scenes photos.

RELATED: Brandy and Monica Address Beef in Record-Breaking

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LT1 Swapped 1973 Datsun 240Z

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Would you vote for this unique Datsun?

Bart Zandbergen bought a Datsun 240Z specifically because it was the first car that both he and his wife agreed they both liked. His wife was not a fan of his other choices, like Corvettes and Porsches, and it was important to him that she actually liked the car that would eventually consume so much of his freetime. Beyond the intial approval of the model to get, the whole family chipped in with ideas on the direction of the car. When they came together with a plan, Bart purchased his 240Z in 2004, noting that it was a ‘blank canvas’ when he got it.

After the car joined the family at home, there were no major surprises, but there was more work ahead of him than he anticipated. The body panels didn’t quite line up correctly,

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High-Tech 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

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Mercedes-Benz has taken the virtual cover off the next-generation S-Class during an online media event, revealing a redesigned flagship sedan that pushes technical boundaries for comfort, performance, and safety.

Initial specifications point to powerful engines, a keen focus on noise reduction and audio quality, clever safety engineering, and a smarter MBUX infotainment system. Even the production of the S-Class is cutting-edge, with a new facility called Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany. The flexible assembly line previews highly automated car factories of the future, with robots guiding major components around the facility.

The launch of a new S-Class is always an event, because this iconic nameplate has introduced many technologies over the decades and consistently set a high standard in the auto world. The details for new S are still coalescing, but below are the highlights so far.  

CR’s Take

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Beware the audio deepfake, which can be far more damaging politically than video

“Twenty Thousand Hertz” episode audio deepfakes Matt Fleming/20kHertz

On Sunday, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino tweeted out a viral video doctored to look like Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden falling asleep during an interview; less than 24 hour later, Twitter branded it as “manipulated media.” The footage, having originated from an older interview with actor Harry Belafonte, was far too easily debunked.

Welcome to the world of deepfakes, which uses artificial intelligence to create media showing people doing or saying things they never did. Despite advances in technology, video deepfakes still haven’t achieved the level of sophistication to fool an already skeptical public. But while everyone is focused on video, they should be paying attention to audio deepfakes, which have become incredibly advanced and could pose a more immediate threat to the spread of disinformation. 

This is the crux of the latest episode of “Twenty Thousand Hertz,”

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A millennial car customizer who counts Lebron James and Kendall Jenner among his clients explains why he’s expanding his business with a luxury shoe line

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Vik Tchalikian.
  • Car customizer Vik Tchalikian has a client list that includes Lebron James, Kendall Jenner, and even singer Billie Eilish.

  • In early July, Tchalikian expanded his car business, RDB LA, into the luxury fashion sector by launching a shoe line: RDB Shoes.

  • In an interview with Business Insider, Tchalikian talks about the transition from cars to luxury fashion, and what he’s learned about making high-end shoes.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

To car customizer Vik Tchalikian, it doesn’t matter if you drive a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon or a Honda Accord — if you want a snowplow attached to the front of your car, he’ll do it. 

“Logan Paul had us put a snowplow on the front of his big G-Wagon Mercedes Benz,” Tchalikian told Business Insider. “That job cost almost 30,000.”

Apparently, according to Tchalikian, the snowplow was used just once for a Youtube video

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Why Do Stores Put Out Halloween Decorations So Early?

If you’re like us, you have a running list of Halloween costume ideas that you excitedly add to throughout the year. Some of them, like “trucker princess,” are not exactly what you could find at a retail store. But the more common costumes—like a regular ole’ princess costume—can be found anywhere. Even as early as September. Here’s what Halloween could look like this year.

Insights from a study conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) stated that more than a third of consumers will start buying Halloween products in September or earlier. Almost 9 billion dollars was predicted to have been spent on Halloween in 2019. The NRF study also predicted that 172 million consumers planned to celebrate Halloween in 2019, spending an average of $86.27 per person, purchasing “everything from decorations to candy to costumes (even for beloved pets).”

According to the survey, the majority of shoppers planned to

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Patrick Mahomes celebrates Super Bowl ring with a massive diamond for his girlfriend

Patrick Mahomes had quite a day on Tuesday.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback received a jewel-studded ring for leading the Chiefs to their Super Bowl win in February. He saved the biggest diamond for his girlfriend Brittany Matthews.

Chiefs get their jewelry

On Tuesday afternoon, the Chiefs unveiled their Super Bowl rings.

They are unsurprisingly opulent.

The rings come equipped with 234 diamonds and 20 rubies.

Patrick Mahomes beams through his mask

Mahomes received his ring at a ceremony on the field at Arrowhead Stadium. Even behind a mask, the smile on the Super Bowl MVP’s face was evident as he unpacked his jewelry.

But the biggest diamond of the day was yet to come. Hours after the Chiefs’ ring ceremony, images surfaced online of another for Mahomes. His girlfriend and now fiancée Matthews showed off sparkling new jewelry of her own after Mahomes proposed.

We can only presume that

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Lauren Bushnell & Chris Lane Show Off Their Bedroom ‘Retreat’ in Nashville: We’re ‘Very Blessed’

Alyssa Rosenheck

Before he met his wife, Chris Lane was crooning about looking for a girl he could take back home. Now, not only has he married the love of his life, Lauren Bushnell Lane — but they’ve also designed the perfect home to go back to, together. 

The country star, 35, and the Bachelor alum, 30, purchased their first property together in Nashville, Tennessee, in August 2019. The pair had gotten engaged in June after dating for less than a year, and were married in October 2019.

After quarantining in Nashville throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the couple says they’ve had plenty of time to make their new house a home — and they couldn’t be more grateful. “We’ve already created so many great memories in it,” Bushnell Lane tells PEOPLE.

Alyssa Rosenheck

The room where they spend the most time is their master bedroom, they admit, which they worked

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QuinStreet, Grubhub, Asure Software and GoDaddy

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 2, 2020 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses Internet Delivery, including QuinStreet, Inc. QNST, Grubhub Inc. GRUB, Asure Software, Inc. ASUR and GoDaddy Inc. GDDY.

Link: https://www.zacks.com/commentary/1050701/gloomy-near-term-outlook-for-internet-delivery-services

The Zacks Internet – Delivery Services industry primarily comprises companies that offer services via Internet-based platforms. These include food delivery, online travel booking, direct marketing and media services, plus web hosting among others.

Being growth-stage companies, industry participants are spending more on R&D and sales & marketing, thereby making it difficult to generate profits in the near term.

Let’s take a look at the industry’s four major themes:

  • Internet is ubiquitous and the increasing usage of smartphones is changing the delivery landscape.  The companies in this industry are benefiting from the growing number of Internet users, coupled with improvement in Internet penetration and the rapid adoption of 4G Volte technology. The emergence of 5G technology, which
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