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Netflix will triple its London office space after the international success of UK productions like ‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education,’ and ‘Rebecca’

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Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby posing for the camera: Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby at the premiere of Netflix's "The Crown" Season 2 Karwai Tang/WireImage


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Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby at the premiere of Netflix’s “The Crown” Season 2 Karwai Tang/WireImage

  • Netflix is tripling its total office space in London to around 100,000 square feet, a source close to the deal told Business Insider.
  • Some staff will move to a new office in the city’s West End, the source said, but the company will also retain one of its two existing London offices.
  • The new office space won’t be ready until 2022 at the earliest, according to the source.
  • The streaming giant plans to create jobs in its business operations and original productions, building off the success of its UK productions such as “The Crown,” “Sex Education,” “Rebecca,” and “Too Hot To Handle.”
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Netflix plans to triple its London office capacity as it expands its UK operations.

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The streaming giant will move to an 87,000 square-foot site in the city’s West End, a source close to the deal told Business Insider.

Netflix already rents space in two buildings in London totaling around 30,000 square feet. One of these will be retained, meaning the company will have around 100,000 square feet of office space in total.

But Netflix will refurbish the new West End office and doesn’t plan to move employees in until at least 2022.

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The company also plans to “invest heavily in the British creative economy,” the source told Business Insider. Netflix will create jobs in its business operations as well as cast, crew, and extras involved in its original productions, according to the source.

The streaming giant currently has 269 employees in the

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Republican official draws outrage for post accusing Kamala Harris of using sex to advance her career

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MADISON – A Republican Party staffer who has gotten in trouble in the past for social media posts promoted a debate watch party Wednesday by alleging Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris used sex to advance her career. 



a woman walking down the street talking on a cell phone: Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris acknowledges her supporters while leaving JCP Construction on North King Drive in Milwaukee on Monday. Harris paid a visit to Milwaukee on Monday to meet with the family of Jacob Blake and talk to Black business owners and union members.


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Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris acknowledges her supporters while leaving JCP Construction on North King Drive in Milwaukee on Monday. Harris paid a visit to Milwaukee on Monday to meet with the family of Jacob Blake and talk to Black business owners and union members.

The post — which was taken down shortly after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked about it — was the latest digital broadside from Keith Best, who left his job in the state Capitol last year a day after he made headlines for using a lawmaker’s Twitter account to criticize quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  

“It’s a racist, demeaning Facebook post and it’s meant to imply basically she has no credentials, no education and no worthiness of being up on that stage,” state Sen. LaTonya Johnson of Milwaukee said of the post about Harris.

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Harris, who has degrees from Howard University and the University of California Hastings College of Law, worked as a prosecutor before she was elected as California’s attorney general and then a U.S. senator. She is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to appear on a major party ticket. 

Best now works as the grassroots outreach director for the Waukesha County Republican Party. On his own Facebook page, he promoted a watch party for Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Harris.

“If there are any questions on how to sleep your way to the top, Kamala will have an advantage,” Best wrote.

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What Texas stands to lose by failing to require LGBTQ-inclusive sex education

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The Texas State Board of Education is revising the health and sex education standards for Texas students, and we have a real opportunity to take a much-needed step forward for all youth across our state.

The last time the board revised the standards was 1997, a generation ago. Bill Clinton was in the White House, fewer than 20% of American households had internet access and the world was mourning the death of Princess Diana.

We’ve come a long way since then. Marriage equality has been the law of the land for five years, LGBTQ workers are covered under federal employment law, and public opinion polling shows Texans overwhelmingly support equal rights for LGBTQ people. But LGBTQ youth in Texas still do not see themselves or their experiences reflected in the curriculum. The board missed a chance in September to protect students by voting to exclude information on sexual orientation and gender identity, but there is still time to reverse course.

What does an LGBTQ-inclusive health curriculum look like?

Simply put, it is age-appropriate, medically accurate information that reflects the lives and experiences of all students. For younger students, it recognizes that some individuals are different from others but are equally deserving of dignity and respect. It teaches about gender stereotypes and the fact that often a person’s gender matches what they look like on the outside but sometimes it does not.

For more mature students, it introduces the distinction between sexual orientation, an enduring physical, romantic or emotional attraction to another, and gender identity, a person’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Many people, even those with education about the LGBTQ community, still confuse these concepts. Such basic knowledge in the learning standards would go a long way to create more understanding and acceptance as young people develop.

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