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A math class with pianos? It may sound unusual, but Marcus Blackwell Jr. thinks it's the perfect way to teach students math. [Source]

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Tennis: Ruthless teacher Svitolina ends Kostyuk's dream debut

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina showed not an ounce of sentiment as she gave 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk a 59-minute lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the fourth round of the Australia Open for the first time on Friday.

Affordable Housing nytimes.com

Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

By lowering rates, the law reduces the value of tax credits that have been crucial to rental projects nationwide, with the effect being felt already.

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Pentagon considers rewriting its rules for using nukes

The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to a US nuclear response to a massive cyberattack, according to a defense official familiar with a draft of the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review who cautions it is not final.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

The French countertenor hopes his music academy will attract a younger and more diverse crowd to the stage as well as to audiences.

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U.S. housing starts fall; jobless claims hit 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

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U.S. housing starts down sharply on drop in single-family units

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.

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Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Krim, Mathilde nytimes.com

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.

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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

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Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.

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Sidebar: A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps

If courts are to combat voting districts warped by politics, a judge wrote, they must take account of advances in social science.

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Teacher reprimand after telling black teen that other students might lynch him

The mother of an African-American teenager who was told by his teacher that other students would lynch him if he didn't do better in class said a reprimand of the Ohio educator is not sufficient.

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Volkswagen's Canadian unit agrees to settle class action lawsuit

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's Canadian unit said on Friday it had agreed to settle a class action lawsuit by compensating users of some Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles over emission issues.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman thwarts fraud class action tied to Abacus CDO--US appeals court

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said a shareholder lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc of fraudulently claiming to put client interests before its own when creating risky subprime securities before the financial crisis, including a collateralized debt obligation known as Abacus, cannot proceed as a class action.

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BRIEF-Volkswagen, Consumer Class Confirm Agreement In Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

* VOLKSWAGEN AND CONSUMER CLASS CONFIRM AGREEMENT IN CANADA INVOLVING 3.0L DIESEL VEHICLES

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

What the Aftermath of a Deadly Mudslide Looks Like

At least 17 people have been killed, and search and rescue workers are hunting for the more than 40 still missing.

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Goldman thwarts fraud class action tied to Abacus CDO: U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said a shareholder lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc of fraudulently claiming to put client interests before its own when creating risky subprime securities before the financial crisis, including a collateralized debt obligation known as Abacus, cannot proceed as a class action.

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Del Potro to face Bautista Agut in Auckland Classic final

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro overcame a stubborn challenge from David Ferrer to clinch their semi-final 6-4 6-4 and advance to a title showdown against Roberto Bautista Agut in the Auckland Classic on Friday.

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UPDATE 3-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix, Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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‘I Want Change to Come From This,’ Louisiana Teacher Says of Arrest

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday after speaking out against a renewed contract for the district’s superintendent.

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S&P Dow Jones, MSCI alter sector classifications

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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Outrage over teacher's arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

A Louisiana superintendent says he's received death threats after a teacher who criticized his proposed raise was sent to jail.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Can a ‘No Excuses’ Charter Teach Students to Think for Themselves?

Known for high test scores, but with disappointing results in college, the Achievement First network tries a new model to help children learn independent thinking.

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Kremlin: U.S. report accusing Russia of election meddling harms relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself.

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Opinion: Teacher's arrest shows a broken system

It was going to be hard to top the absurdity of a well-built, well-armed man, well, manhandling, then handcuffing, a much smaller woman because she dared to publicly challenge a Louisiana school board and superintendent. The fact that this absurdity wasn't the biggest one coming out of that Louisiana community only underscores how much we've allowed disproportionate responses by those in power to become the new norm because of a misplaced dedication to respecting authority.

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Police stand guard outside class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing

Butterflies and Moths nytimes.com

Finding the Oldest Fossils of Butterflies Using a Human Nose Hair

While studying ancient pollen in the black goop of sediment collected in Germany, researchers discovered 200 million-year-old butterfly scales.

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Ohio man indicted for using 'Fruitfly' malware to spy on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man was charged in a 16-count indictment on Wednesday for allegedly using malware known as "Fruitfly" to surreptitiously record people by secretly taking over their computer cameras and microphones, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Teacher handcuffed and jailed after criticizing superintendent's raise

Deyshia Hargrave couldn't believe her Louisiana school district's superintendent was slated to get a raise while teachers like herself struggled. So she spoke up at a school board meeting.

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The Times, now uses Uber and Lyft infrequently, though he remains a steady user of Twitter and HQ Trivia.

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BRIEF-Katipult Technology Signs MoU With Polymath

* KATIPULT TECHNOLOGY CORP - SIGNS MOU WITH POLYMATH TO EXPLORE MIGRATING SECURITIES TO BLOCKCHAIN Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Black No More (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

Teachers and School Employees nytimes.com

feature: Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

Many preschool teachers live on the edge of financial ruin. Would improving their training — and their pay — improve outcomes for their students?

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H&M apologizes for using black child to sell 'coolest monkey' hoodie

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Teaching Teens the Financial Ropes

Monday: A nonprofit offers financial literacy lessons to young people, an end to the cold spell, and The Times and PBS start a book club.

Philosophy nytimes.com

The Stone: Can We Teach Ourselves to Believe?

And what does ‘The Breakfast Club’ have to do with it?

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Read Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

Weather nytimes.com

For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too

Workers scrambled to restore heat in city-run dwellings after a snowstorm and bitter cold hit New York.

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Verizon removes Bloomberg TV, refusing to pay carriage fees

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc has pulled Bloomberg L.P.'s news network, Bloomberg TV, from 4.6 million of its pay-TV customers after the financial news provider asked the carrier to pay it for its content for the first time ever.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

Hall Moran, Alicia nytimes.com

‘Breaking Ice’ Makes Music From a Classic Skating Rivalry

Alicia Hall Moran’s new music-theater work is inspired by the face-off between Katarina Witt and Debi Thomas at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Brazil's Eletrobras hires Hogan Lovells to resolve U.S. class action lawsuits

SAO PAULO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-owned power holding Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA has hired law firm Hogan Lovells to "resolve class action lawsuits" in the U.S., according to a note published on Friday on the official government gazette.

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Tennis: Auckland Classic set for Sunday finish after further rain

(Reuters) - The Auckland Classic will be extended by a day with the final now scheduled to be played on Sunday after persistent rain washed out play for a second consecutive day on Friday.

Rodland, Torbjorn (1970- ) nytimes.com

Torbjorn Rodland’s Puzzling Photos Are Unsettling and Arousing

The Norwegian photographer is having a moment, with major European shows. His pictures capture changes in photography in the internet era.

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Trump administration to delay Obama-era fair housing rule: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump plans to delay until 2020 enforcement of a federal rule that requires communities to assess racial segregation in housing and offer plans to correct it, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Housing and Urban Development Department nytimes.com

Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

HUD will delay rollout of a measure requiring communities to analyze how their policies might be fostering racial and economic inequality.

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Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

(Reuters Health) - - Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

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Virtual reality trains teachers for shooting

A new virtual reality program puts teachers and school administrators inside an active shooter situation so they can learn how to better respond.

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Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, causing casualties: police

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack hit the Afghan capital on Thursday, causing casualties among security personnel who had been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol deals, witnesses and police officials said.

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Baltimore students sat in cold classrooms

Photos of Baltimore students wearing coats, hats and gloves inside frigid classrooms went viral and ignited criticism of the school system.

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Tennis: Rain washes out entire day's play at Auckland Classic

(Reuters) - Persistent rain washed out an entire day's play at the Auckland Classic on Thursday with more showers predicted to affect Friday's packed schedule.

Planner nytimes.com

The Case for Using a Paper Planner

Your life doesn’t have to fit entirely on your phone. Writing it down can better keep you on track.

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BRIEF-Taylor Morrison Home announces pricing of public offering of class A common stock

* TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK, USING PROCEEDS TO PURCHASE INTERESTS FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS, AND ADDITIONAL CONCURRENT REPURCHASE FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS

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BRIEF-Warren Buffett gifts 150,000 Class B common stock Of Berkshire Hathaway on Jan. 3 - SEC Filing ‍​

* WARREN BUFFETT GIFTS 150,000 CLASS B COMMON STOCK OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC ON JAN. 3 - SEC FILING ‍​ Further company coverage:

Area Planning and Renewal nytimes.com

Subway Stop and Housing for Red Hook Are Among Cuomo Proposals

In his State of the State speech, the governor touched on the idea of extending mass transit to southern Brooklyn, which would then be redeveloped.

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Bellerin earns Arsenal 2-2 draw in Chelsea derby classic

(Reuters) - - Arsenal and Chelsea made a mockery of talk of player fatigue at the end of a festive slog of Premier League action as Hector Bellerin's stoppage-time stunner earned the hosts a 2-2 draw in a scintillating derby on Wednesday.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism

Virtual reality. Podcasts. Snapchat Discover. Notifications. Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor of The Times, on the digital future of storytelling.

The Woman in the Window (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

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UPDATE 3-Brazil's Petrobras settles U.S. corruption class action for $2.95 bln

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Brazil state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it had agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result of a graft scandal.

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Brazil's Petrobras settles U.S. corruption class action for $2.95 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Petroleo Brasileiro SA , Brazil's state-controlled oil company, said on Wednesday it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result of a corruption scandal.

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UPDATE 1-Petrobras to pay $2.95 bln to settle U.S. class action over corruption

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said on Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors who claim they lost money as a result of a corruption scandal.

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Petrobras to pay $2.95 billion to settle U.S. class action over corruption

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA , said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors seeking to recoup money they claim to have lost as a result of a corruption scandal.

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Petrobras to pay $2.95 bln to settle U.S. class action over corruption

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-controlled oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle a U.S. class action brought by investors seeking to recoup money they claim to have lost as a result of a corruption scandal.

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Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

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BRIEF-FDA Issues Class I Recall Of Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath By Sterilmed

* U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS ISSUES CLASS I RECALL OF THE REPROCESSED AGILIS STEERABLE INTRODUCER SHEATH BY STERILMED

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BRIEF-Senior Housing Properties Trust To Realize $308 Mln Gain On Sale Of Properties

* SENIOR HOUSING PROPERTIES TRUST TO REALIZE $308 MILLION GAIN ON SALE OF PROPERTIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Wozniacki races to victory in Auckland Classic opener

(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki capped 2017 with the biggest win of her career when she claimed a maiden WTA Finals triumph in October and the Dane has carried that momentum into the new season with a ruthless display to kick off her Auckland Classic campaign.

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UPDATE 1-Ramen price-fixing class action headed for U.S. trial

Dec 29 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss antitrust class action litigation accusing two big South Korean ramen producers of conspiring to fix prices in the United States, clearing the way for a trial.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

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Ramen price-fixing class action headed for U.S. trial

Dec 29 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss antitrust class action litigation accusing two big South Korean ramen producers of conspiring to fix prices in the United States, clearing the way for a trial.

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Video shows aftermath of NYC blaze

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire Thursday night at a five-story apartment building in the New City borough of the Bronx.

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Taiwan president says China military causing regional instability

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday, adding that the island's forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to.

Smartphones nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

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BRIEF-Aveo Pharma Entered Into Binding MoU With Class Representatives Regarding Settlement Of A 2013 Class Action Lawsuit

* AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS - ENTERED INTO BINDING MOU WITH CLASS REPRESENTATIVES BOB LEVINE & WILLIAM WINDHAM REGARDING SETTLEMENT OF A 2013 CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

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More moms-to-be are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women seem to be using pot -- sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety -- and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.

Corporate Social Responsibility nytimes.com

Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump

With sexual harassment rocking the business world and C.E.O.s speaking out, business schools are ripping new case studies straight from the headlines.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Sanders: Middle class tax breaks a good thing

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says the tax breaks middle class Americans will receive as a result of the GOP's new tax reform bill are "a good thing," but says they should be permanent.

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Circus owner sues Kid Rock for using 'Greatest Show On Earth' slogan

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The company that owns the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which for years had dubbed itself the "Greatest Show on Earth," filed a lawsuit accusing singer Kid Rock of using the slogan unlawfully.

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Teachers gifted wine with student's face on label

An Ohio couple rewarded their son's teachers with bottles of wine that had labels bearing the message: "Our child might be the reason you drink, so enjoy this bottle on us."

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

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Early NTSB review says crew not using electronic devices before Amtrak crash

The crew on the passenger train that derailed this week in Washington state was not seen using any personal electronic devices, an initial review from the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

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Students may be getting more concussions in PE classes than in sports

(Reuters Health) - Education and research about concussions in youth have focused on team sports, but a study from New Mexico suggests that adolescents may suffer more knock-out head blows in PE classes than in organized athletics.

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U.S GAO says tech in Navy's Columbia class subs needs more testing

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Several of the U.S. Navy's Columbia class submarine technologies critical to performance needed more development and testing to avoid potential delays and increased costs, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on Thursday.

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Climate change seen causing big rise in migrant flow to EU by 2100

OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Willscot Corp Files For Offering Of Up To 34.8 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock

* WILLSCOT CORP FILES FOR OFFERING OF UP TO 34.8 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK - SEC FILING

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How Facebook teaches photos to talk

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BRIEF-Rent-A-Center Announces Proposal To Declassify Board Of Directors

* RENT-A-CENTER ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL TO DECLASSIFY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

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U.S. tax overhaul requires new math for 529 savings plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Families with children in private or parochial school will be able to tap their college savings plans to pay for up to $10,000 in tuition and other expenses in the new year,...

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UPDATE 4-Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

* Member states can regulate transport companies (Adds tweet from CEO in paragraphs 15-16)

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Using Technology to Be Environmentally Friendly

Hiroko Tabuchi, a climate reporter for The Times, discusses some simple tech tweaks that people can make to be more environmentally responsible.

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Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday that could impact other online businesses in Europe.

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UPDATE 2-Uber dealt blow after EU court classifies it as transport service

* Member states can regulate transport companies (Adds reactions, background)

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Kenya police raid Islamic school, arresting teachers and holding 100 children

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police raided an Islamic school on Tuesday, arresting two teachers and taking around 100 children into protective custody in what police described as a counter-terrorism operation involving foreign law-enforcement agencies.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. single-family housing starts, permits hit 10-year highs

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints.

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Single-family housing starts, permits hit 10-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints.

Toys nytimes.com

The Best Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

There are dozens of coding toys on the market. Here are 10 of the best, and how our test kids responded.

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BRIEF-Iclick Interactive Asia Ltd Now Sees U.S. Ipo Of Up To 3.8 Million American Depositary Shares Representing 1.88 Million Class A Ordinary Shares - Sec Filing

* ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA LTD NOW SEES U.S. IPO OF UP TO 3.8 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES REPRESENTING 1.88 MILLION CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES - SEC FILING

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NYT: Pentagon did classified study of UFOs

Beyond preparing for the next field of battle, or advancing a massive arsenal that includes nuclear weapons, the Pentagon has also researched the possible existence of UFOs.

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Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favors the rich, saying it will be "one of the great Christmas gifts" for the middle class with just days to go before Congress votes.

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White House bans CDC from using 7 words

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.

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Teachers keep their deduction for classroom supplies

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

Classical Music nytimes.com

The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017

Our critics and writers choose their favorite albums of the year, including a new “Rigoletto,” Philip Glass piano works, and free-jazz arrangements.

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UPDATE 3-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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UPDATE 2-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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Middle-class Egypt adapts to survive as austerity bites

CAIRO (Reuters) - Swapping new cars for cheaper models, cutting back on pricy supermarket shopping and giving up holidays abroad, middle-class Egyptians are finding strategies to stay afloat after a currency reform a year ago sent their living costs soaring.

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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong to push ahead with controversial dual-class shares

* HKEX drafting specific rule changes to allow dual-class shares

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Hong Kong gearing up to allow controversial dual-class shares

HONG KONG, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Hong Kong is set to allow controversial dual-class shares under rule changes to be proposed by the city's stock exchange as it raises the stakes in its battle against New York for blockbuster Chinese initial public offerings (IPOs).

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Despise the Working Class

Unless you own a business or live off assets, you’re a second-class citizen in their eyes.

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Denmark considers using cryptocurrencies for humanitarian aid

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark sees potential for blockchain technology in humanitarian aid and said on Thursday it is considering becoming the first donor country to move money using cryptocurrencies.

sportsNews reuters.com

Froome 'not ashamed' of using asthma inhaler

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is "not something to be ashamed of" after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.

environmentNews reuters.com

Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts see steep rise

LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of medicinal products containing illegal wildlife parts seized by EU authorities has risen sharply in the last six years, according to monitoring group TRAFFIC, and includes items from a range of animals including tigers, bears and snakes.

Voice Recognition Systems nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Busting the Myths About A.I. Invading Our Lives

Cade Metz, a technology reporter for The Times, assesses the pitfalls of A.I. and the possibilities that Skynet will rule us.

cnn.com

Why Trump's 'giant' middle class tax cut is less than advertised

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. House to stop using public funds for harassment settlements: speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday that Congress was working on a package of reforms that would prohibit using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.

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Congress to stop using public funds for harassment settlements: U.S. speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Congress would stop using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.

cnn.com

Rock hall of fame announces new class

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone are the 2018 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Helios And Matheson Analytics Announces Pricing Of $60 Mln Public Offering

* HELIOS AND MATHESON ANALYTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $60 MILLION PUBLIC OFFERING

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

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Helios and Matheson drops on stock sale plan to raise MoviePass stake

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc said on Tuesday it would sell shares to raise funds to increase its stake in online ticketing service MoviePass, sending Helios' shares plunging 22 percent aftermarket.

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President threw his support behind Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing teens

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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Turkish teachers linked to Ergogan foe detained in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to an organization regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on Tuesday, the organization's head said.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a plan geared toward converting 800 apartments used to house the homeless into affordable housing.

Subways nytimes.com

About New York: In a Bombing’s Aftermath, Doubling Down on the Everyday

After a man in a homemade suicide vest blew himself up near Times Square, New Yorkers kept their fears at bay and the subway turnstiles spinning.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

Industrial Espionage nytimes.com

Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants

A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. Treasury tax study slammed as 'fake math' by Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday released a one-page analysis of the economic and fiscal impact of a Republican tax overhaul plan that was swiftly criticized by a number of tax experts and attacked as "fake math" by Democrats.

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Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.

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Canada beefing up housing data as policy pushes ahead

OTTAWA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Fresh data on foreign investment in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada's largest cities, will be released next week in a move economists hope will shed light on what is driving demand - and a potential bubble - in the country's housing market.

Subways nytimes.com

Footage Shows Aftermath of ‘Attempted Terrorist Attack’ at New York Transit Hub

Four people were injured in an explosion in the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. A suspect is in custody.

cnn.com

Are Trump's TV habits causing concern?

CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod discusses the recent NYT report revealing President Trump's daily TV routine and what he's learned about the podcast world through hosting "The Axe Files," soon to be at 200 episodes.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

cnn.com

Moore using Trump's favorite catchphrase

Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore takes a page out of Donald Trump's playbook, invoking Trump's "drain the swamp" rally cry. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

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House Intelligence chairman cleared of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Thursday cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of charges that he had disclosed classified information, potentially clearing the way for him to resume leadership of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House ethics panel clears Intelligence chairman of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Thursday it had cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of disclosing classified information, citing an analysis by three experts from the intelligence community.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded $432 Million By U.S. Navy For Virginia-Class Submarine Work

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED $432 MILLION BY U.S. NAVY FOR VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINE WORK

Weinstein, Harvey nytimes.com

Harvey Weinstein and His Former Businesses Are Sued by Six Women in Class Action

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim Miramax and The Weinstein Company worked to cover-up Mr. Weinstein’s “widespread sexual harassment and assault.”

Country Music nytimes.com

Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

cnn.com

Parents of accused Tampa killer are refusing to cooperate

The parents of the man accused of killing four people in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood face possible contempt charges when they appear before a judge Thursday to explain why they're not cooperating with investigators, according to their attorney.

businessNews reuters.com

Google beats class action sex bias claims, for now

(Reuters) - A California state judge has dismissed class action claims accusing Alphabet Inc's Google of paying female employees less than men and giving them fewer opportunities for promotions.

Budget Travel nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.

cnn.com

The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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Glencore, Ontario Teachers' form royalties joint venture

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Mining giant Glencore Plc and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan formed a joint venture for Glencore's portfolio of royalty assets, the companies said on Tuesday.

Admissions Standards nytimes.com

On Campus: Why Applying to College Is So Confusing

Universities disagree on what qualifications make an ideal student.

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BRIEF-Newmark Group Sees IPO Of 30 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock Priced Between $19 And $22 Per Share

* NEWMARK GROUP INC SEES IPO OF 30.0 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $19 AND $22 PER SHARE - SEC FILING​

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

City to Settle Discrimination Claim in Brooklyn Housing Plan

An eight-year legal fight over racial discrimination in a proposed development plan for the Broadway Triangle ends with the city agreeing to changes.

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Australia's Crown Resorts faces class action

(Reuters) - Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd on Monday said that Maurice Blackburn Lawyers had commenced a class action proceeding against Crown in the Federal Court of Australia.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

A conservative operative told a campaign aide he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia through his pro-gun connections.

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Ex-U.S. NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency that an intelligence official said was later stolen from his home computer by Russian hackers.

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Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former National Security Agency employee who worked in its elite hacking unit pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.

Classified Information and State Secrets nytimes.com

Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

Nghia H. Pho, a software developer for the intelligence agency, admitted taking secrets that Russian hackers then stole from his home computer.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Freddie Mac Prices $637 Million Seniors Housing Multifamily K Certificates

* FREDDIE MAC PRICES $637 MILLION SENIORS HOUSING MULTIFAMILY K CERTIFICATES

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China vows more checks on teachers after kindergarten abuse scandal

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China on Thursday pledged stiffer oversight of preschool teachers, including closer checks on their qualifications, following an outcry over allegations of child abuse at a private kindergarten in Beijing.

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BRIEF-Tribune Media Company Announces Secondary Offering Of Class A Common Stock

* TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY ANNOUNCES SECONDARY OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

Web-Original Programming nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Why Old-Fashioned Tools Remain Key for Reporting

Emily Steel, a media reporter for The Times, uses encrypted messaging apps and plenty of new tech. But she still harbors a love for the telephone.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Race and Class and What Happened in 2016

Arguing, again, about whether racism or populism made Trump president.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Partners Value Split Corp To Redeem Its Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 5

* PARTNERS VALUE SPLIT CORP. TO REDEEM ITS CLASS AA PREFERRED SHARES, SERIES 5 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Backlash as Beijing fire safety blitz forces exodus of city's underclass

BEIJING (Reuters) - In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and security staff.

Art nytimes.com

Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.

cnn.com

Facebook is using AI to prevent suicide

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Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

How a $250 Break for Teachers Explains a House-Senate Divide on Taxes

House Republicans, seeking to clean up the tax code and expand tax rate cuts, voted to eliminate a deduction for teacher spending. The Senate bill would double it.

cnn.com

Chinese kindergarten teacher detained in molestation investigation

Police in Beijing have detained a teacher as they investigate allegations that children were drugged and molested at a kindergarten.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Teacher Detained After Abuse Allegations at Beijing Kindergarten

Parents have said their children were drugged and forced to strip. The accusations have triggered outrage across China.

topNews reuters.com

Chinese police detain teacher in kindergarten abuse inquiry

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing police investigating alleged child abuse at a kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc said on Saturday they had detained a teacher, in the latest scandal to hit China's booming childcare industry.

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UPDATE 1-Chinese police detain teacher in kindergarten abuse inquiry

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Beijing police investigating alleged child abuse at a kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc said on Saturday they had detained a teacher, in the latest scandal to hit China's booming childcare industry.

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Beijing police detains teacher related to alleged abuse at RYB kindergarten

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The police of Beijing's Chaoyang district have detained a teacher on suspicion of abuse at a RYB kindergarten, the police said in an statement posted on its official Weibo account.

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CORRECTED-COLUMN-Data breach class actions are the least of Uber’s problems: Frankel

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - On Tuesday, Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, disclosed that in late 2016, hackers got hold of personal data belonging to 57 million Uber drivers and riders. Uber did not report the incident to riders or drivers when it occurred, Khosrowshahi said. As Reuters reported Wednesday, the company paid the hackers $100,000 in exchange for their assurances the stolen data would be destroyed.

Theater nytimes.com

Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

cnn.com

Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

Rocket Science and Propulsion nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone

Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times.

cnn.com

Siding with Roy Moore is another case of the President using his own version of the truth for his political needs

When reality boxes in President Donald Trump, he simply chooses his own alternative, convenient truth.

healthNews reuters.com

Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

Creationism and Intelligent Design nytimes.com

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

sportsNews reuters.com

NHL: Bruins, Blackhawks to meet in 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will play in the 2019 Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, the National Hockey League announced on Saturday.

cnn.com

Who is covered by DACA? Teachers, caregivers and more

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Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.

topNews reuters.com

U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

cnn.com

'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race, class divides

Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World War II-era Mississippi.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

cnn.com

Here's what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions