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Tyler Hilinski of Washington State Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

The police found Hilinksi, who was expected to start at quarterback for the Cougars next season, after he did not show up for a practice.

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Bitcoin falls more than 7 percent as regulation worries mount

TOKYO (Reuters) - The price of bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, dropping more than seven percent on the Bitstamp exchange on Wednesday, spooked by worries regulators may try to clamp down on the highly-volatile trading in the digital currency.

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.

Spain nytimes.com

In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas

For years I had wanted to visit my family’s homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name.

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UPDATE 1-China's natural gas consumption to rise 10 pct on yr in 2018 - CNPC research

* Gas demand, import growth to drop, but remain in double digits

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UPDATE 1-HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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Congress' to-do list: Avoid a shutdown, search for DACA fix

Back after a long holiday weekend, lawmakers must reach an agreement on a budget plan before the Friday deadline when government funding runs out, but demands from each side of the aisle are impeding progress on negotiations.

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California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

(Reuters) - The search for victims of last week's deadly Southern California mudslides pushed into Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed as missing after the rain-driven slides that killed 20 people.

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Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

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Washington D.C. subway train derails, no injuries reported

(Reuters) - A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

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Philippines' president made call on China's sea research - spokesman

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines' Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics about threats to maritime sovereignty.

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HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt: sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

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Twenty dead as search for California mudslide survivors grinds on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone alive, officials said.

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Search for California mudslide survivors goes on

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said.

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Figureskating: Searching for the next Asada, Japan rebuilds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese figure-skating fans head into next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an unusual position with no-one in their once powerhouse women's team assuming the mantle of the retired Mao Asada.

Philosophy nytimes.com

The Stone: Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.

Efforts to make wild places “safe” threaten to turn them into extensions of urban environments.

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Cycling: This year’s Vuelta to be decided in the mountains

MADRID (Reuters) - Tour of Spain organizers are hoping the 2018 race will be decided in the mountains as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday.

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'Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.

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Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."

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'Dreamer' lives in limbo as Washington battles over immigration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jovan Rodriguez plans to go underground if protections for immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children expire, giving up on dreams of a master’s degree and a career in New York’s glittering theater world.

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'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslide

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for at least five people missing after deadly mudslides in southern California that killed at least 17 people, caked highways with sludge and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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BRIEF-Evermount Ventures Signs LOI With SW Tech Corp For Proposed Qualifying Transaction

* EVERMOUNT VENTURES INC. SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR PROPOSED QUALIFYING TRANSACTION

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Researchers find pop-up porn malware on Google game apps

BERLIN (Reuters) - Security firm Check Point on Friday said it had discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services.

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Trump denies 'shithole' remarks as condemnation mounts at home and abroad

(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)

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Rescuers at California mudslide expand search for missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Emergency officials in southern California said on Friday they were looking for five people missing and feared dead or trapped by deadly mudslides and have expanded the search area.

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BRIEF-Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Reports Qtrly EPS $0.13

* TOTAL REVENUE WAS UNCHANGED AT ABOUT$10.0 MILLION DURING THREE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2017 AND 2016 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2qWKvQj] Further company coverage:

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California mudslide rescuers expand search area for missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescuers in southern California on Friday looking for as many as 43 people feared dead or trapped by this week's deadly mudslides have expanded the area they are searching and told residents that they might need to stay away for weeks.

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Bolivia's Alpine skier overcomes mountains of a different kind

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Bolivia's lone Olympic Alpine skier had to overcome mountains of paperwork, as well as ones covered in snow and ice, on his torturous route to a place at next month's Pyeongchang Games.

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Search for survivors of devastating California mudslide enters third day

MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - The search for survivors from a devastating Southern California mudslide that has killed at least 17 people moved into its third day on Friday, with some 700 rescue workers expecting to find more dead victims.

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Swiss mountain town Davos relishes its turn in Trump spotlight

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Swiss Alpine town of Davos is used to celebrities and high-rollers, but even it is relishing the new challenge posed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to attend the World Economic Forum this month.

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At least 17 dead in California mudslides as rescuers search for a miracle

The grueling search efforts following a mudslide in Southern California enter a third day Friday, with authorities scouring piles of murky debris again as the window to find survivors narrows.

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Rescuers 'searching for a miracle' in California mudslide zone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescuers picking through waist-deep mud on Thursday, two days after a massive mudslide killed at least 17 people along Southern California's coast, said they feared more bodies may be found but still held out hope for "miracle" survivors.

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Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

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Russians may be planning hack to cast shadow on Olympics: researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Virginia-based cybersecurity firm said on Thursday it had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping agencies in retaliation for Russia's exclusion from next month's Winter Olympic Games.

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Mountain gorilla numbers are up, predicts Rwanda ahead of census release

MUSANZE, Rwanda (Reuters) - A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda's expansion of its Volcano National Park.

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Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.

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Trump's FISA tweets throw Washington into chaos

President Donald Trump's sunrise tweet casting aspersions on the domestic surveillance program his own intelligence officials have called essential set off a thunderclap of concern in Washington -- and underscored the pitfalls of the President's morning television tweet-alongs.

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California rescuers keep up search for missing in deadly mudslide

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week's deadly mudslides, which struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities, according to officials.

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California rescuers use dogs, scanners to search deadly mudslide debris

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews in Southern California worked overnight into Thursday morning, using dogs and scanners to comb through tons of debris for survivors from deadly mudslides that struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities.

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Cycling: Wellens says asthma inhaler use amounts to 'cheating'

PARIS (Reuters) - Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year's Tour of Spain.

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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Rescuers search for survivors after mudslides kill 17 in California

Rescue workers frantically searched for those missing after tons of mud, trees and boulders swept away homes in Southern California this week, killing 17 people.

Rosen, James nytimes.com

2 Journalists, at Fox and Washington Post, Are Accused of Misconduct

James Rosen, a Washington correspondent, left Fox News last month, and Joel Achenbach, a Washington Post reporter, received a 90-day suspension on Wednesday.

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Fifteen confirmed dead in California mudslide, search for survivors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rescue crews using helicopters and dogs searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for people trapped or killed by rain-driven mudslides that left at least 15 people dead in the coastal community.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

Rescuers Search Montecito for Mudslide Survivors as Death Toll Reaches 15

Two dozen people were unaccounted for and 300 were stuck in their homes after hours of heavy rain unleashed a deluge of mud and debris, the authorities said.

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BRIEF-Ergoresearch To Go Private For Cash Consideration Of $0.30/Share

* ERGORESEARCH REACHES AGREEMENT TO TAKE COMPANY PRIVATE FOR CASH CONSIDERATION OF $0.30 PER SHARE

Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters nytimes.com

Another Search Begins for Long-Missing Malaysian Airliner

A Houston-based company could be paid tens of millions of dollars if it finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard.

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Danish bomb squad searching area around U.S Embassy in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish bomb squad is searching the area around the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, police said Wednesday.

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US firm prepares to launch search for MH370

The Malaysian government has awarded a "no-find, no-fee" contract to a private US-based tech company to resume the search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the most enduring aviation mysteries of the modern era.

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington doesn't fix mistakes

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

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Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington don't fix mistakes: Turkey foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were most harmed by Washington's refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

El Salvador Again Feels the Hand of Washington Shaping Its Fate

It has suffered from a civil war and gang violence, and is now bracing for the return of nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the United States.

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BRIEF-Esterline Technologies Names Stephen Nolan To Succeed Robert George As CFO

* ESTERLINE NAMES STEPHEN NOLAN TO SUCCEED ROBERT GEORGE AS THE COMPANY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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U.S. top court considers putting brakes on police vehicle searches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants, with Chief Justice John Roberts referencing the shiny red convertible taken for a joyride in the 1986 comedy film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to make a serious legal point.

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Canada, Europe surpass U.S. in published surgical research

(Reuters Health) - The U.S., once the world leader in published randomized controlled trials by surgeons, is now outpaced by Canada, the UK and other countries, according to a report in JAMA Surgery.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

On Washington: Advocates of Puerto Rico Statehood Plan to Demand Representation

The island’s political leaders say the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and poor treatment in the new tax law make clear that residents need added political clout.

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U.S. justices weigh lawfulness of police vehicle searches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants in two distinct circumstances: a rental car driven by a man who was not authorized to do so and a motorcycle covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property.

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Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Babies and Infants nytimes.com

From Brooklyn to India, in Search of the Secret to Parenthood

“She’s fine,” the doctor said. “You’re doing a good job, don’t worry too much.” I could not worry too much? That was an option?

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BRIEF-Intel partners with BMW, Nissan, Saic Motor, Volkswagen, Paramount Pictures, Ferrari North America to showcase power of data at CES

* INTEL PARTNERS WITH BMW, NISSAN, SAIC MOTOR, VOLKSWAGEN, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, FERRARI NORTH AMERICA TO SHOWCASE POWER OF DATA AT CES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-L Brands Says Co Issued Notice Of Redemption For $500 Mln Aggregate Principal Amount Outstanding Of Its 8.500 Pct Senior Notes Due 2019

* L BRANDS - ‍ON JAN 3, CO ISSUED NOTICE OF REDEMPTION FOR $500 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OUTSTANDING OF ITS 8.500 PCT SENIOR NOTES DUE 2019

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Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump could be interviewed within weeks as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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CORRECTED-Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is abandoning research to find new drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday.

Seafood nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke

In Honolulu, where our critic grew up, the quintessential marinated-fish dish appears in a welter of different styles and stores.

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U.S. to end protected status for many Salvadoran immigrants: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants to remain in the United States, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Policeman in Washington state shot dead by suspected burglar

(Reuters) - A deputy sheriff in Washington state was fatally shot on Sunday night while chasing two suspected burglars, one of whom was found dead at the scene, police and local media said.

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: At the Golden Globes, Hollywood Does What Washington Won’t

There’s meaningless make-believe in the capital of politics, but there’s meaningful politics in the capital of make-believe.

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Iranian oil tanker still ablaze as rescuers search for missing mariners

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday was still ablaze on Monday morning, a South Korean coast guard official said, as emergency rescue teams continued to search for the missing crew.

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Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is abandoning research to find new drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Medical Research? Congress Cheers. Medical Care? Congress Brawls.

Lawmakers are pushing for billions in new funding for biomedical research, but sparring over health insurance and almost everything else related to the Affordable Care Act.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Comments On Security Research On Industry-Wide Processor Vulnerabilities

* SAYS IS "AWARE OF THE SECURITY RESEARCH ON INDUSTRY-WIDE PROCESSOR VULNERABILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED"

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘Hamilton’ Conquers London (King George Slays Too)

The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”

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DHS issues new rules for searching electronic devices at the border

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday released new policies on searching electronic devices at the US border.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Cellphone and Computer Searches at U.S. Border Rise Under Trump

Border agents say the electronic searches have stopped terrorism suspects and criminals, but privacy advocates call them an invasive violation of the Constitution.

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Apple, researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws

FRANKFURT/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Security issues with Intel Corp microchips are only slowing computers slightly, technology companies said, as researchers played down the need for mass hardware replacements to protect millions of devices from hackers.

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WRAPUP-Apple, researchers eye patches to solve Intel chip flaws

* CERT researchers back down on need for mass chip replacement

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire

Lawmakers from both parties see it as a state decision and vow to force the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to back down.

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

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How a researcher hacked his own computer and found 'worst' chip flaw

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel Corp .

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U.S. says Washington Amtrak train derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Thursday that damage from a deadly December Amtrak train crash in Washington State topped $40.4 million.

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Jewels stolen from Venice exhibition in brazen daytime heist

In a plot worthy of a Hollywood heist caper, thieves mingled in with other visitors to an exhibition in Venice on Wednesday before brazenly making off with gems worth millions of euros.

Lung Cancer nytimes.com

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

A gene therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas.

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US Coast Guard searching for aircraft

The US Coast Guard has launched a search over the Gulf of Mexico for a missing light aircraft, which was unresponsive to air traffic control and US Air Force attempts at communicating.

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BRIEF-Arvinas announces research collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer Inc

* ARVINAS ANNOUNCES RESEARCH COLLABORATION AND LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER INC. FOR THE DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PROTEIN DEGRADATION DRUG CANDIDATES

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Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

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BRIEF-INC Research Says CFO Greg Rush Resigned

* - JASON MEGGS WILL ACT AS INTERIM CFO, BEGINNING APRIL 30, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.

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BRIEF-Intel Responds To Security Research Findings‍​

* SAYS RECENT REPORTS THAT EXPLOITS ARE CAUSED BY “BUG” OR A “FLAW” AND ARE UNIQUE TO INTEL PRODUCTS "ARE INCORRECT."

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Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

(Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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UPDATE 1-Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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BRIEF-Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Says As Of January 1, Estimated Unaudited Amount Of Aum About $31.9 Bln

* OCH-ZIFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC SAYS AS OF JANUARY 1, ESTIMATED UNAUDITED AMOUNT OF AUM ABOUT $31.9 BILLION

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U.S. firm Ocean Infinity says hopeful of getting MH370 search contract soon

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on Wednesday said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.

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Beijing to build $2 billion AI research park: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities will build a 13.8 billion yuan ($2.12 billion) artificial intelligence development project in the city's west, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

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Romney could become Trump's new Washington foe

The Republican opposition to President Donald Trump is poised to get a new champion: Mitt Romney.

Television nytimes.com

With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

Her Showtime series aims to paint her hometown in all its complexities and nuances, not just the unremitting violence depicted on the news.

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not run for re-election: Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

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Solo climbers banned from scaling Mount Everest

Climbing Mount Everest has long been on the top of mountaineers' bucket lists, but it seems the prospect of taking it on solo is no longer a reality.

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The Swiss mountain man who sets the ultimate test

(Reuters) - It's the ninth time he's designed the Olympic downhill ski course, but Bernhard Russi will still feel his nerves tauten when racing gets under way in South Korea next month.

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Nadal to make Australian return in exhibition event

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal, who is struggling to get any match practice before the Australian Open, will play an exhibition event at Melbourne Park in the week leading up to the season opening grand slam, organizers said on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Republicans’ 2018 Resolution: Bipartisanship. Will It Last?

With their Senate majority narrowed even further and a midterm election approaching, Republicans are seeking some consensus with Democrats after a year of intense division.

Mountaineering nytimes.com

Nepal Bans Solo Climbers From Mount Everest

The action was an attempt to promote safety and reduce accidents, officials said, although some climbers said they intended to challenge the rule.

George Washington Bridge nytimes.com

At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides

To deter people seeking to end their lives, an 11-foot-high fence and a canopy of netting have been installed on a pathway at the edge of the 86-year-old span.

Global Warming nytimes.com

How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

Groups that reject established climate science can use the search engine’s advertising business to their advantage, gaming the system to find a mass platform for false or misleading claims.

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Hours after Afghan blast, confused families searched desperately for news

KABUL (Reuters) - Hours after the explosion that tore through a Shi'ite cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, desperate families were still searching for news, as burned bodies were brought in and wards at the nearby Istiqlal hospital filled up.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Washington Memo: The Year the News Accelerated to Trump Speed

The president’s news-making in the age of the tweet and the push alert has produced something of a sensory overload that shortens the life span of even the most dominant stories.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, George Weah, Italy: Your Friday Briefing

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

Weah, George nytimes.com

George Weah Wins Liberia’s Presidency, Unofficial Results Show

Mr. Weah, a former soccer player making his third run for the presidency, was well ahead at the polls, election officials said.

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Ex-soccer star 'King George' Weah wins Liberia's presidency

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country's first democratic transition in over 70 years.

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Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Increase Of Maximum Tender Amount In Debt Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCREASE OF MAXIMUM TENDER AMOUNT IN DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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Abu Dhabi's IPIC says Malaysian fund 1MDB has paid settlement amount in full

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's government-owned International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) on Wednesday said Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has made all required payments as part of a settlement agreement between the two.

Television nytimes.com

Kimmel, Covfefe, ‘Wonder Woman’: Washington’s Views on Pop Culture in 2017

Two Times reporters shared their analysis of how pop culture looks from inside the White House.

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George Michael remembered a year after death

Friends, family and fans of George Michael shared tributes Monday to the music superstar, who died a year ago on Christmas Day.

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BRIEF-Cision Agrees To Acquire Prime Research

* CISION LTD SAYS TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN JANUARY OF 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

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FBI deputy director McCabe to retire in 2018: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe plans to retire next year, after months of criticism from Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Search and Seizure nytimes.com

Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011

Complaints filed by people whose electronics were searched at the border without warrants highlight a growing debate over privacy, security and technology.

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The Saturday Profile: Searching for the (Star) Light at the Vatican Observatory

Brother Guy Consolmagno once taught astronomy at Lafayette College. Now, he leads the Vatican’s centuries-old observatory at Castel Gandolfo.

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BRIEF-Navistar Enters Into Amendment To Note Purchase Agreement To Reduce Maximum Funded Amount To $350 Mln

* NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL - ON DEC 21, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM FUNDED AMOUNT TO $350 MILLION- SEC FILING

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Callista Gingrich becomes Trump's envoy to pope as differences mount

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Callista Gingrich, wife of the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, on Friday became U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, which is at odds with Washington over immigration, climate change and Jerusalem.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

In Search of Lost Time

The Book Review’s Egos columnist gives her top memoir picks of 2017.

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Acquires OEC Records Management

* IRON MOUNTAIN ACQUIRES OEC RECORDS MANAGEMENT, SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDING SERVICE OFFERINGS IN INDIA

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Art Review: 5 Great Art Exhibitions to See in New York Before They Close

Here are some notable shows that may have escaped your notice and will all close after New Year’s (with one gallery exhibition that ends sooner).

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As Overdoses Mount, Cities and Counties Rush to Sue Opioid Makers

A federal judge in Ohio will oversee at least 189 of the cases filed by local governments against companies that make or distribute prescription opioids.

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Washington state highway reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment

(Reuters) - A major West Coast highway reopened on Wednesday after workers spent two days clearing the wreckage from an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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Congress negotiators search for funding deal before Friday deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress, while celebrating a major tax bill victory, on Wednesday worked behind the scenes to figure out a way to keep the federal government operating beyond midnight Friday when Washington funding expires.

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Researchers Warn of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

Bats and frogs and salamanders have all been hit hard by white nose syndrome and chytrid fungi. Now scientists are warning that snakes worldwide are at risk from a new fungal disease.

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Last piece of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington state highway

(Reuters) - Workers had cleared all the wrecked train cars blocking a major West Coast highway by Wednesday morning, two days after the Amtrak train derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

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Most of Amtrak train wreckage removed from Washington highway

(Reuters) - Workers had cleared most of the wreckage blocking a major West Coast highway by Wednesday morning, two days after an Amtrak train derailed in Washington state while speeding onto a bridge, state transportation officials said.

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U.S. investigators seek answers from train crew in Washington derailment

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - U.S. safety inspectors probing the deadly wreck of a passenger train that careened off a bridge onto a highway in Washington state are eager to question the engineer and a conductor-in-training who were in the cab of the locomotive, officials said on Tuesday.

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U.S. investigators seek to interview train crew in Washington derailment

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - Safety investigators hope the engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that careened off a bridge onto a highway in Washington state can help explain why his locomotive was going more than twice the speed limit when the deadly derailment occurred, officials said on Tuesday.

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Trucks cart off mangled train cars after Washington state crash

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - Workers lifted mangled train cars onto flatbed trucks on Tuesday from the wreckage of an Amtrak train that veered off a bridge over a Washington state highway while traveling at more than twice the speed limit on its first run on a new route.

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BRIEF-Acacia Research Says Unit Enters Into Settlement Agreement With Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizion Wireless

* ACACIA RESEARCH CORP SAYS UNIT ENTERED INTO A SETTLEMENT & LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZION WIRELESS - SEC FILING

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LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds

LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or attempting suicide, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.

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Workers clearing wreckage of deadly Washington state train crash

(Reuters) - Workers on Tuesday were trying to clear the wreckage of an Amtrak train that veered off a bridge over a highway a day earlier in Washington state while traveling at more than twice the speed limit during its first run on a new route.

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BRIEF-Premier Exhibitions ‍Withdraws Proposed Sales Procedures It Filed With Bankruptcy Court

* PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC - ‍WITHDRAWN PROPOSED SALES PROCEDURES IT FILED WITH BANKRUPTCY COURT TO PURSUE AN AUCTION OF COMPANY'S ASSETS​

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Speeding train derails on new route in Washington state, killing three

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed on Monday as it took a corner on a new stretch of track in Washington state at more than twice the speed limit, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge and killing at least three people.

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Multi-stage cyber attacks net North Korea millions in virtual currencies: researchers

SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of recent cyber attacks has netted North Korean hackers millions of dollars in virtual currencies like bitcoin, with more attacks expected as international sanctions drive the country to seek new sources of cash, researchers say.

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Climate change driving record snows in Alaskan mountains: study

BOSTON (Reuters) - Snowfalls atop an Alaskan mountain range have doubled since the start of the industrial age, evidence that climate change can trigger major increases in regional precipitation, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday.

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Thirteen train cars spilled off the tracks, killing at least three people near DuPont, Washington

An Amtrak passenger train derailed in Washington state, as several of its cars tumbled off a highway overpass on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

U.S. Accuses North Korea of Mounting WannaCry Cyberattack

The Trump administration suggested the U.S. would act against North Korea beyond the sanctions now being imposed for its rapid expansion of its nuclear weapons program.

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Passenger train on new route derails in Washington state, killing at least three

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge onto a major highway, killing at least three people and injuring about 100 others.

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BRIEF-Banca Monte Dei Paschi says Shareholders Approved Reduction In Share Capital In Amount Of 5.4 bln euros

* BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA - ‍APPROVED REDUCTION IN SHARE CAPITAL DUE TO LOSSES IN AMOUNT OF EUR 5,364,181,090.83​

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Passengers killed when Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.

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Washington state's US lawmakers tweet condolences

Washington state's congressional delegation shared their condolences following a train derailment that killed several people on board Monday morning in Pierce County, Washington.

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Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state, killing several

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run along a faster route through Washington state, sending part of the train crashing down onto a major highway and killing an unknown number of passengers, authorities said.

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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state, several killed

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several passengers, authorities said.

Railroad Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in Washington State

The train derailment on Monday morning left one car dangling over a highway from an overpass.

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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, leaving at least one train car dangling onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and injuring several people, according to authorities.

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A Pierce County, Washington official tweeted that 'injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come'

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Police search Finnish reporter's home after security article

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police searched a reporter's home and seized her computer after she tried to destroy the hard drive to protect sources linked to a security story, her newspaper reported.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Amundi to absorb MiFID research costs

(Reuters) - French asset manager Amundi no longer plans to ask clients to pick up the bill for external investment research when new European Union rules come into force in January, a spokesman said...

Mount Everest nytimes.com

You Want to Climb Mount Everest? Here’s What It Takes

Questions and answers about the world’s highest mountain, and the people who try to get to the top of it.

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James takes another shot at Trump during Washington visit

(Reuters) - LeBron James used a visit to Washington on Sunday to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.

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Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

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Iran airs 'confessions' of researcher facing death for spying

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian state television broadcast on Sunday what it described as the confessions of an Iranian academic with Swedish residency who it said had provided information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists.

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BRIEF-Centene's Washington Subsidiary Reaches Agreement With State Of Washington

* CENTENE'S WASHINGTON SUBSIDIARY REACHES AGREEMENT WITH STATE OF WASHINGTON

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BRIEF-Mountain Boy Minerals Board Has Appointed Mark Brown As CEO

* MOUNTAIN BOY MINERALS - BOARD HAS APPOINTED MARK BROWN AS PRESIDENT & CEO, AND WINNIE WONG, AS CFO AND CORPORATE SECRETARY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Quartz Mountain Says Robert Dickinson Named CEO And Executive Chairman

* QUARTZ MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES, PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND SHARE CONSOLIDATION

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Myanmar faces mounting calls for release of Reuters journalists

UNITED NATIONS/YANGON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demanding "the immediate release" of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar "or information as to the circumstances around their disappearance."

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World trade order in a wobble as Washington snubs WTO status quo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The frustration of Roberto Azevedo was evident when, as director general of the World Trade Organization, he summed up the results of a three-day ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in the past week. There were simply none.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump

After purging some from their ranks, Democrats are intensifying a push to investigate the president over accusations of harassment and abuse.

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Paul Ryan 'soul searching' about his future in Congress, his friends say

House Speaker Paul Ryan has had soul searching conversations about his future with friends, some of his close friends tell CNN.

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Arms supplied by U.S., Saudi ended up with Islamic State, researchers say

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Arms provided by the United States and Saudi Arabia to Syrian opposition groups frequently ended up in the hands of Islamic State, an arms monitoring group that analyzed weapons found on the battlefield said on Thursday.

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Google's top 2017 searches

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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Incorporated Prices Debt Offering

* IRON MOUNTAIN- ‍PRICED AN OFFERING BY WAY OF A PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF A TOTAL OF $825 MILLION IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 5.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Says Public Offering Of 14.5 Mln Common Shares Priced At $37 Per Share

* SAYS PUBLIC OFFERING OF 14.5 MILLION COMMON SHARES PRICED AT $37.00PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Unimin to buy shale sand supplier Fairmount in cash-and-stock deal

HOUSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would sell itself to Unimin Corp in a cash-and-stock deal to create one of the largest suppliers of sand for use in hydraulic fracturing to shale oil and gas producers.

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California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change.

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Unimin to buy shale sand supplier Fairmount in cash-and-stock deal

HOUSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would sell itself to Unimin Corp in a cash-and-stock deal to create one of the largest suppliers of sand for use in hydraulic fracturing to shale oil and gas producers.

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BRIEF-Fairmount Santrol, Unimin To Merge

* PRESS RELEASE - FAIRMOUNT SANTROL AND UNIMIN TO MERGE, CREATING A LEADER IN PROPPANT AND INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS SOLUTIONS

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BRIEF-Drawbridge Health And Thorne Research Announce Strategic Collaboration

* GENERAL ELECTRIC CO - DRAWBRIDGE HEALTH AND THORNE RESEARCH ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COLLABORATION Source text - http://bit.ly/2AMRkVN Further company coverage:

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Investigators search for clues in attempted New York subway bombing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators are searching for reasons a Bangladeshi man set off a bomb strapped to his body in a New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour in what is being characterized as an attempted terrorist attack.

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Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says

Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

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SpaceX is taking beer research to space

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UPDATE 1-LimeBike expands to Europe as cycle-sharing rivalry mounts

FRANKFURT, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Bicycle-sharing start-up LimeBike will begin operating in two European cities this month, marking the first overseas expansion by U.S. players seeking to keep pace with the international forays of better-funded Chinese rivals.

Skiing nytimes.com

Searching for a Secret Ski Destination? Try Michigan

Skiing has a long tradition in the state. Visits to three resorts make the case for an extended winter vacation.

David Weigel nytimes.com

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 12.6 Pct Passive Stake In Bandwidth Inc As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 12.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BANDWIDTH INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2kJzKOE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Contenders emerge for No.2 Fed job, search to narrow

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed's second-most powerful job after having scouted a diverse field, from a local business school dean to a former Fed governor.

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BRIEF-Himax Technologies Says Co Strongly Denies Citron Research Allegations Of Fraud​​

* SAYS "‍HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES STRONGLY DENIES CITRON RESEARCH ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD"​

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Trump rally first test in Democrats' search for payoff from lawmaker purge

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore won't join Donald Trump at the President's Florida rally Friday night just 25 miles from the Yellowhammer State border.

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HSBC beefs up Asia research team with 15 new hires in China

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC said on Friday that it had expanded its Asian research team by hiring 15 analysts following the launch of HSBC Qianhai Securities, the first Chinese securities joint venture to be majority-owned by a foreign bank.

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BRIEF-Kinder Morgan Canada Says NEB Issued Order Granting Relief Requested By Trans Mountain Pipeline

* KINDER MORGAN CANADA LTD SAYS NEB ISSUED AN ORDER GRANTING RELIEF REQUESTED BY TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE ULC

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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Analysis: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.

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Kinder Morgan Canada wins Trans Mountain pipe expansion appeal

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's appeal to sidestep some municipal permits for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a major victory for the C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) project.

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UPDATE 2-Kinder Morgan Canada wins Trans Mountain pipe expansion appeal

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's appeal to sidestep some municipal permits for its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a major victory for the C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) project.

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Kinder Morgan Canada wins appeal on Trans Mountain expansion

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd in its appeal seeking to sidestep some municipal permits needed for the company's C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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UPDATE 1-Kinder Morgan Canada wins appeal on Trans Mountain expansion

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd in its appeal seeking to sidestep some municipal permits needed for the company's C$7.4 billion ($5.8 billion) Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

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'SUPERPUTIN' exhibition gives Russian leader a pop-art make over

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen riding a brown bear in medieval armor, cuddling a puppy and dressed as Santa Claus - it's not his latest series of publicity photos, but rather artwork at a new Moscow exhibition focused on Russia's leader.

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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Alibaba, Ford to cooperate in search for new retail opportunities

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has signed a deal with Ford Motor Co to explore cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, connectivity and retail which could involve the sale of Ford cars on Alibaba's online retail platform Tmall.