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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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Nikkei dented by weaker tech shares; Shikoku Electric stumbles

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended lower on Wednesday after tech stocks lost ground as they tracked their weaker U.S. counterparts, while Shikoku Electric slumped after a court ruled against the restart of one of its nuclear reactors.

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

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Nikkei edges lower as weaker tech shares offset boost from financials

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on Wednesday morning after tech stocks lost ground as they tracked their weaker U.S. counterparts, offsetting gains in the financial space.

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Spokesman says Moore 'probably' thinks homosexual conduct should be illegal

Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett defends his candidate's views on homosexuality.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen

Leaders who don’t like to be criticized or investigated have embraced the term. Scholars fear that it further erodes trust in democracy.

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Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals.

Climate Change (Album) nytimes.com

How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

Globally, we throw out about a third of all food. That matters a lot in the fight against hunger, but reducing waste could also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

New York Times nytimes.com

11 Things We Learned From Our Readers This Year

How to speak your love briefly. How to heal from trauma. How to stop thinking and start doing. Here's what you, our readers, taught us this year.

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Analysis: Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted.

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Facebook to book advertising revenue locally amid political pressure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Social media giant Facebook said on Tuesday it would start booking advertising revenue locally instead of re-routing it via its international headquarters in Dublin although the move is unlikely to result in it paying much more tax.

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If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

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German pilots union steps up pressure on Ryanair with strike call

BERLIN (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action at Ryanair was possible in Germany, as of now, as staff join pilots in other countries in pushing for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch

Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

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WTO losing focus, must rethink development: U.S. trade chief

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.

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BRIEF-Idex Corporation To Acquire Thinxxs Microtechnology AG

* ‍THINXXS WILL OPERATE WITHIN IDEX HEALTH & SCIENCE LLC PART OF IDEX'S HEALTH AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES SEGMENT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Lighthizer says WTO losing focus, must rethink development

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) nytimes.com

The New Health Care: People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

High-tech approaches and “reminder” packaging don’t work well. Reducing prices does.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do.

Traditional methods can backfire, but ideas like teaching bystanders to intervene and promoting more women have proved effective.

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GOP's Collins says her tax vote isn't a sure thing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.

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Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked wide anger on social media.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

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Shopping for someone who has everything?

There always seem to be a few people on your holiday gift list who already have it all. So much so that it doesn't matter if you're eyeing the latest iPhone X or some everyday cookware essentials -- they've already got them. It makes finding the perfect gift a real challenge.

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South Korea's Hyundai says faces headwinds from weaker yen next year

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean automakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will boost rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. next year, a Hyundai Motor think tank said.

Alabama nytimes.com

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

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Tax-loss selling to pressure 2017's losers in December

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that have been lackluster so far in 2017 are unlikely to see their fortunes reversed in the final month of the year, as investors engage in tax-harvesting practices before the new year.

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Acupressure app may help ease menstrual cramp pain

(Reuters Health) - Women with intense menstrual cramp pain may get more relief from smartphone app-guided acupressure than with typical medical treatments like painkillers, a recent study suggests.

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November jobs report: 4 things to watch

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Rep. Castro: Surprising, disturbing things will come out in Russia investigation

Rep. Joaquin Castro says he believes some of the things that will come out in regard to the Russia investigation will be surprising and disturbing to the American people.

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Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.

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Brexit Irish border deal possible within hours

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free-trade talks with the European Union.

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Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure problems

(Reuters Health) - More than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests.

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If you think Pence rule is a good idea, think again

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Lavrov: U.S. pressure on Russian diplomats and media is unacceptable

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson that U.S. pressure on Russian diplomats and media was unacceptable, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Hummingbirds nytimes.com

Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers

Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Retail disruption is nothing compared to gnarly first jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - If any industry is in the throes of total disruption right now, it is retail.

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Under pressure, Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his decision to remain in or resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday after facing intense pressure from members of his own party to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

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Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tucson’s Police Chief: Sessions’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Make Cities More Dangerous

People won’t report crimes if they’re afraid they may become separated from their families.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says Expect Proposed Qualcomm Deal Will Be Completed Within About 12 Months Following Signing Of Definitive Agreement

* BROADCOM CFO - EXPECT THAT PROPOSED QUALCOMM TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ABOUT 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING SIGNING OF DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT - CONF CALL‍​

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

A Clothing Line That Simplifies Getting Dressed

With Wardrobe NYC, the designers Christine Centenera and Josh Goot are aiming to take over your closet — no over-analysis needed.

Coats and Jackets nytimes.com

What’s Next for Bode Miller After Skiing? Hint: Think Fashion

The newly retired skier teamed up with Aztech Mountain, a sports apparel start-up, and will be an NBC commentator during the Winter Games.

Paleontology nytimes.com

Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

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Analysis: Something very weird is going on with Trump's Twitter feed right now

President Donald Trump is -- almost -- nowhere on Twitter right now.

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UPDATE 1-Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

There are better ways to respond to Iran’s attempts to spread its influence.

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6-year-old writes scathing letter to Santa

Santa gets lots of letters, but none like this one. A 6-year old writes, "I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. And your life is emty." CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday, pressured by losses on Wall Street as the technology sector stuttered yet again after a brief rebound, while the dollar sagged on lower long-term U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags

* Long-term US yields slip as curve flattening continues, USD dips

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Sessions in '99: President can obstruct

President Trump's legal team says that the president cannot be charged with obstruction of justice, but in 1999 then-Senator Jeff Sessions said that it was possible that President Bill Clinton obstructed justice.

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Chris Ruddy on Mueller investigation: Trump 'thinks there's nothing to it'

President Donald Trump thinks his involvement in the special counsel investigation "will be wrapped up pretty soon," according to Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime friend of the President.

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British PM May faces pressure to soften Brexit divorce after EU exit deal crumbles

LONDON (Reuters) - Just hours after a Brexit deal crumbled, British Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure on Tuesday from opposition parties and even some allies to soften the EU divorce by keeping Britain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.

Falls nytimes.com

Voices: Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

Soon after my 50th birthday, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do when I get old.” Ten years on, I’m still adding to it.

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Ball: I think my son has had enough

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball explains why he pulled his son, LiAngelo, from UCLA, saying the punishment has been enough.

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Ex-House Majority Leader on Moore: 'I think he deserves to lose'

Former GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore doesn't deserve to win the special election in Alabama.

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Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

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Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar strength pressures emerging currencies, lira worst hit

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Emerging equities rose from two-week lows on Monday helped by a key growth-boosting U.S. tax overhaul, but currencies fell against the stronger dollar, led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflation.

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Moscow to respond to pressure on Russian media abroad - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it would respond in kind to any violations of the rights of Russian companies and media abroad, saying it had the tools to do this, the RIA news agency reported.

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China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

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South Africa's rand weaker as ruling party's succession race gathers steam, stocks firmer

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened early on Monday as the leadership race for the new leader of the ruling African National Congress gathered momentum, with the largest voting bloc expected to signal its preferred candidate this week.

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Cillizza: The thing I still don't get about the "Access Hollywood" tape story

Donald Trump hates to say sorry.

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Book) nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

Generic Brands and Products nytimes.com

Economic View: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Most people make relatively few personal experiments, in both small and big things. The cost of passivity is enormous.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

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'Stranger Things' renewed by Netflix for Season 3

To the surprise of no one, Netflix's fan fave TV series "Stranger Things" is officially coming back for another season.

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U.S. consumer financial watchdog official defies Trump from within agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two days after a federal court endorsed President Donald Trump's deregulatory pick for a consumer watchdog, a rival official was encouraging agency staff to keep up the pressure on the lending industry, several current and former officials said on Friday.

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Rep. Schiff: Sessions wouldn't answer Russia question

Rep. Adam Schiff says Attorney General Jeff Sessions wouldn't answer a particular question dealing with President Trump.

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BRIEF-Toshiba: Always Open For Settlement With Western Digital, But Nothing Concrete Decided Yet

* ALWAYS OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN DIGITAL, BUT NOTHING CONCRETE DECIDED YET Further company coverage: (Reporting by Sam Nussey)

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Sessions blames sanctuary city policy for Steinle death following verdict

Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned San Francisco's sanctuary city policy in the wake of a not-guilty verdict in Kate Steinle's death Thursday.

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressmen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Democratic lawmakers who attended.

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In the future, your kitchen will think for itself

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a Democratic congressman said.

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Longest-serving House Democrat will not be pressured to resign over harassment accusations, attorney says

Pompeo, Mike nytimes.com

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

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The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness'

SEOUL (Reuters) - On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back

This is a very bad year.

businessNews reuters.com

Australia bows to years of pressure, announces inquiry into finance sector

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Thursday it will hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the finance sector, reversing its long-held opposition amid mounting political pressure and wiping billions of dollars off bank stocks.

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Congressman Conyers faces mounting pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure to resign on Wednesday, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step aside if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new

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Congressman Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Representative Conyers faces heightened pressure to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Congressman John Conyers faced increasing pressure on Wednesday to resign, with the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives saying he should step down if sexual harassment accusations against him were true.

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Trump is betting everything in the Middle East on the Saudi Crown Prince

Donald J. Trump is not abiding by a central tenet of international diplomacy -- choose your friends wisely, particularly in the Middle East.

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UPDATE 2-Siemens to list Healthineers in Frankfurt next year

FRANKFURT/MUNICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The supervisory board of Siemens AG agreed on Wednesday to prepare to list its Healthineers medical equipment business on the Frankfurt stock exchange in the first half of 2018.

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Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.

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North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday in a "breakthrough" that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

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5 things top know today

Should rich and poor shoppers be charged different prices at the grocery store? Some experts say that would actually help the economy. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

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The most important things to know about launch

North Korea broke a two-month lull in weapons testing with a dramatic launch of its most advanced missile yet, an intercontinental ballistic missile it claims can reach the "whole" US mainland.

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North Korea says new ICBM puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully tested a powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that put all of the U.S. mainland within range, declaring it had achieved its long-held goal of becoming a nuclear power.

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North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons.

Birds nytimes.com

Trilobites: Things Looked Bleak Until These Birds Rapidly Evolved Bigger Beaks

Scientists thought that invasive large snails spelled doom for endangered North American snail kites, until some of the birds started eating them.

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'We're headed to a war if things don't change,' Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, warned against a potential conflict with North Korea "if things don't change."

Manresa (Los Gatos, Calif, Restaurant) nytimes.com

Panettone Has Become an Obsession for American Bakers

The Italian holiday bread is revered among serious bread bakers for its extraordinary texture and flavor, but getting it right is a challenge.

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U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

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3 things that can happen today on tax reform

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

How much blame does the whiz-kid defense secretary deserve for Vietnam?

businessNews reuters.com

Pressured for profit, oil majors bet big on shale technology

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shale oil engineer Oscar Portillo spends his days drilling as many as five wells at once - without ever setting foot on a rig.

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Former consumer agency chief shares how he thinks power struggle will play out

Richard Cordray, who stepped down from the top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau position prior to the weekend, has his thoughts on how the power struggle for his old job will play out.

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UPDATE 1-Macron says glyphosate to be banned in France within three years

PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would take all measures necessary to ensure that weed-killer glyphosate is banned in France as soon as an alternative is available and at the latest within three years.

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5 things you should know today

It's Cyber Monday, which means you'll be fooling exactly no one when you're glued to your computer today "working." Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

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From taxes to a spy program, Republicans under pressure as year-end agenda looms

It's the end of a year that has left Republicans with little to show for their sweeping control of the government -- and now, it's crunch time.

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Sen. Graham on tax reform: 'I think we'll get there'

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's hopeful about the GOP's chances of passing tax reform in the Senate before the end of the year.

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Irish PM 'doing everything he can' to avoid election: spokesman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday.

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Analysis: Inside Trump's obsession with being Person of the Year

On Friday night, Donald Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time's "Person of the Year" for 2017 -- except that he didn't really want the honor.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Steroid Talk and Few Sure Things

Our baseball columnist looks at superstars under chemical clouds. There’s also a trivia quiz.

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street stocks end higher in shortened session

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Wall Street closed higher in a half-day session on Friday, led by technology stocks, with Amazon and retail shares getting a boost on signs of a strong start to the U.S. holiday shopping season.

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METALS-Copper tops $7,000, helped by weaker dollar and shrinking supply

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The price of copper climbed above $7,000 a tonne and towards a one-month high on Friday, helped by a weaker dollar and shrinking supplies, though concerns over demand from top consumer China capped gains.

Discrimination nytimes.com

‘Nothing Against You’: For a Black Man Covering Race, the Story Is Never Far From Home

Being surrounded by racial diversity, my conversation in a California diner suggested, can make people feel more comfortable with biases and stereotypes.

technologyNews reuters.com

Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

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Thinking you have insomnia may cause health problems

Thinking you have a sleep problem -- even if you don't -- may be just as bad for your overall well-being as actually having a sleep disorder, a new review published in Behaviour Research and Therapy suggests.

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Clariant plans strategic update in 2018 amid shareholder pressure

ZURICH, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Clariant said on Friday it will update its strategy next year amid pressure from its largest investor which demanded three seats on the Swiss specialty chemicals maker's board after a failed merger attempt.

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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper to fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with closing prices)

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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper towards fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, recasts, adds comment)

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It changes everything from art to space

A UK company has created a substance that can absorb 99.9% of all light, and it's changing everything from art to space exploration.  

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U.S. "noise" could put pressure Turkish bank ratings -Fitch

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Investigations by U.S. authorities into a group of Turkish traders and bankers accused to helping Iran evade sanctions could put Turkish banks' ratings under pressure if the situation escalates, Fitch said on Thursday.

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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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Sessions orders review of background check system, citing Texas church shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.

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Pressure mounts on U.S. Rep. Conyers after sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers faced additional fallout on Wednesday related to sexual harassment accusations made by former staffers, as two fellow Democrats suggested he give up a prominent committee post.

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US STOCKS-Wall St flat in low volume session; ISPs rise on net neutrality bets

* Dow down 0.22 pct, S&P 500 down 0.02 pct, Nasdaq up 0.07 pct (Updates prices, adds Fed minutes, changes comment, byline)

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German Social Democrats face pressure over coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history.

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If you think politics makes Thanksgiving dinner unbearable, you're correct

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Analysis: 50 things Trump tweeted about instead of Moore

Mystery solved.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

Television nytimes.com

Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.

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Under pressure in diabetes, Novo Nordisk steps up focus on obesity drugs

MÅLØV, Denmark (Reuters) - Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as its established diabetes drugs come under price pressure, particularly in the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Under pressure in diabetes, Novo Nordisk steps up focus on obesity drugs

* Starts next phase of key obesity study next year (Adds head of global research, background, graphic)

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Regulators rethink assessing risks at big insurers

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A global list of insurers that must comply with tougher rules won't be updated this year because its compilation could change, the Financial Stability Board said on Tuesday.

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South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

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SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

Constitution (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Well, not every thing, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

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Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure U.S. lab firm shares

(Reuters) - A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.

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Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure US lab firm shares

Nov 20 (Reuters) - A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.

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This NBA season: Four things to know

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Secretary of State Tillerson says decision to name North Korea as a state sponsor of terror is to up pressure

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Mugabe Ignores Resignation Deadline, Putting Pressure on Parliament

Zimbabwe’s president has shown the negotiating skills that have kept him in power for 37 years. His likely successor has not yet appeared in public.

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Opinion: The newspaper ad that changed everything

In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.

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Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit.

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Nikkei falls on weaker Wall St, strong yen, bargain hunting curbs losses

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday amid losses on Wall Street and a stronger yen, although bargain hunting limited the losses.

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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already hailed his downfall.

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Federer expects great things from returning trio

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season.

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This protester did something about it: He got elected

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.

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Sessions jokes to crowd: 'Any Russians' in the room?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a joke in a speech to The Federalist Society, asking if anyone in the crowd had been to Russia.

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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

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This store doesn't care if you buy anything

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

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11 things you'll fight over (besides politics)

As we all know, Thanksgiving isn't always the harmonious holiday it's sometimes made out to be.

Pizza nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Pizza for Breakfast, but Not What You Think

Topped with bacon and eggs, it’s perfect for breakfast or brunch, and even goes well with coffee.

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Under pressure, Britain's May tries to reassure EU on money

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Britain will honour its commitments to the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, trying to reassure increasingly frustrated leaders in the bloc who want London to spell out how much it will pay on Brexit.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.

Television nytimes.com

Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.

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Mugabe under house arrest resists army pressure to quit

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and is refusing to quit after a military coup, but pressure is mounting on the 93-year-old former guerrilla to accept offers of a graceful exit, sources said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit, sources say

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and balking at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

Opera nytimes.com

Has All of Opera’s Gold Already Been Mined? John Adams Thinks Not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.

acetaminophen nytimes.com

Diagnosis: Was This a Virus, or Something More Dangerous for Her — and Her Fetus?

It began with the symptoms of a passing illness. But the woman got steadily worse, and the doctors worried that it was something else entirely.

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Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: source close to Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a source close to Hariri told Reuters on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit: senior source

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

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Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

A national goal of 130 systolic may lead many patients to be overmedicated.

cnn.com

Analysis: 4 reasons a Sessions write-in campaign might fail

The idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigning his post to run a write-in campaign for his old Alabama Senate seat -- and thereby thwarting the chances of embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore -- is all the rage in Washington right now.

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Analysis: Sessions tiptoes around questions of basic democratic norms

One day, President Trump calls the US justice system a "laughingstock." The next day he wants it used to investigate his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. He appears to hold unparalleled disregard for the independence of the US justice system.

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McConnell floats Sessions' name to replace Roy Moore

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a replacement for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct and assault of teenagers when he was in his 30s.

Blood Pressure nytimes.com

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Medical guidelines have changed, and now about half of Americans may qualify for the diagnosis of hypertension. Here’s what to do about it.

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Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

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Lebanon president: nothing justifies Hariri absence, consider him detained

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday nothing justified Saad al-Hariri's continued absence from Lebanon and therefore he should be considered detained in Saudi Arabia.

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Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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Europe Edition: Zimbabwe, Emmanuel Macron, Jeff Sessions: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner , which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner, which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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Anderson Cooper calls out Sessions' selective memory

During a contentious House judiciary hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified that he remembers the meeting with George Papadopoulos, but his memory about conversations is limited.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Editorial: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall

Over more than five hours, Mr. Sessions on Tuesday still forgot a lot of things most people would remember.

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10 moments to remember from Sessions' testimony

It was a tale of two hearings, and five long hours, Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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Jeff Sessions, Taxes, Roy Moore: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Jeff Sessions' many denials on Russia, explained

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for another round of heated testimony regarding what he knew about the Trump campaign's interactions with Russians.

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Jeff Sessions Says He Didn’t Lie About Russian Contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied that he lied when he testified about Russian contacts in October. He also said he was aware of African-American groups that have transformed themselves into “violent activists.”

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Sessions Says He Did Not Lie to Congress on Contacts with Russia

In a marathon session with the House Judiciary Committee, the attorney general said he could not recall a campaign adviser’s briefing on Russia but did remember stopping a Trump-Putin meeting.

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Treating modestly high blood pressure may not boost survival odds

(Reuters Health) - Below a certain starting threshold, using medication to reduce blood pressure in otherwise healthy people doesn’t provide a clear survival benefit for most, a research review suggests.

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Lawmaker to Sessions: You either lied then or now

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) tells US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that his current statement regarding Russian meetings before the House judiciary committee directly contradicts his previous statement before a Senate committee under oath.

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Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Myanmar, Jeff Sessions, Iran: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sessions, Ryan say they believe U.S Senate candidate Moore's accusers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to abandon his campaign increased on Tuesday, with two more prominent Republicans saying they believe sexual misconduct allegations against the Alabama man are credible.

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Sessions refuses to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday declined to answer when asked if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Zimbabwe ruling party says will not give in to military pressure

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party said on Tuesday it would never give in to military pressure and accused the head of the armed forces of treasonable conduct after armored vehicles were seen heading towards the capital Harare.

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Sessions will not answer if White House asked about AT&T Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined on Tuesday to answer if any White House officials contacted the Justice Department to discuss the government's review of AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Sessions says he now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts.

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Sessions: 'no reason to doubt' Roy Moore's accusers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he "has no reason to doubt" five women who have accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct with them when they were in their teens.

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Sessions: I pushed back on Trump-Putin meeting

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he pushed back when George Papadopoulos suggested a meeting between candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Sessions says he has 'no reason to doubt' Moore accusers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he did not doubt the accusations leveled against the man running to fill his old seat in the Senate.

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Attorney General Sessions says now recalls meeting flagged in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he now recalls a meeting in March 2016 that has come under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump's election campaign colluded with Russia.

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Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.

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Analysis: Sessions sure looks like he is taking orders from Trump

On November 2, in a radio interview, President Donald Trump said this: "The saddest thing is that because I'm the President of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI."

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Democrats to question Sessions on Russia contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives.

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Jeff Sessions, sexual harassment and the President's power to launch nukes will be focus of 3 hearings today

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Live Briefing: What to Watch For as Jeff Sessions Testifies About Russia Contacts

Mr. Sessions is almost certain to be asked to clarify his past statements in light of recent disclosures that members of the Trump campaign had contacts with Russia.

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Jeff Sessions, Roy Moore, Digital Pill: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.