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Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week

(Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

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30% down in a week, Bitcoin falls below $10,000

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U.N. mediator invites Syria, opposition to Vienna talks next week

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna, Austria.

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Fiction: A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.

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Nonfiction: Gifted and Talented and Complicated

In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.

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WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.

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Stock 'fear index' snaps out of extended snooze, jumps to six-week high

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A widely followed gauge of expected near-term stock price gyrations perked up on Tuesday to a six-week high as traders took to the equity options market to pick up some...

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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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FDA expects IV fluid shortage to improve in coming weeks, months

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to improve over the coming weeks and months.

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Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

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METALS-Copper hits 3-1/2-week low, nickel slides more than 5 pct

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Recasts, updates prices, adds details, changes dateline)

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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

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Bitcoin slides 14 percent on crackdown fears, hits four-week low

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 14 percent on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.

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Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

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Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”

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Lewandowski expects to testify this week in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski expects to voluntarily testify behind closed doors before Congress this week as part of the investigation into Russian election interference.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says Glass Lewis Recommends Co's Shareholders Vote For Newstrike Deal

* A SECOND LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR, GLASS LEWIS, RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION

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Computers are getting better than humans at reading

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Philippines on high alert as volcano might erupt in 'weeks or days'

The Philippines' most active volcano has shown signs of imminent eruption, forcing thousands of people on the main island of Luzon to evacuate.

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Philippines says hazardous volcano eruption possible 'within weeks or days'

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mount Mayon "within weeks or even within days", as magma continued to pile up at the summit of the Southeast Asian country's most active volcano.

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

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Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volatility awaits shares of U.S. construction, engineering, building materials and other companies tied to infrastructure spending, but steel-nerved investors could be poised for gains if they weather a few bumps.

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Trump, Hawaii, Montecito: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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South Korea says North Korea suggested talks to send performance group to winter olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance 'art' group to the winter olympics held in the South.

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Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

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HSH Nordbank may pick bidder for exclusive talks next week -sources

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The state owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank may decide to enter exclusive negotiations with one of the remaining bidders for the bank next week as the long-running privatisation process nears conclusion, two people close to the matter said.

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James Franco wins but skips Critics' Choice Awards

James Franco won the best actor in a comedy award Thursday night at the Critics' Choice Awards for his role in "The Disaster Artist," but he wasn't there to receive it.

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JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for fifth week of gains

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks surged almost one percent on Friday and were set for a fifth straight week of gains after a mid-week spike in U.S. Treasury yields abated and oil prices held near 3-year highs.

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Nonfiction: What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

In “Supernormal,” the psychologist Meg Jay derives lessons from the lives of her troubled patients.

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Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.

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Nonfiction: The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

J.M. Coetzee reinvents the rules of fiction, but his “Late Essays” about other writers infuse traditional formulas with brilliant psychologizing.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Investors green-light infrastructure trade, but expect road bumps

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Volatility awaits shares of U.S. construction, engineering, building materials and other companies tied to infrastructure spending, but steel-nerved investors could be poised for gains if they weather a few bumps.

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Victims of California Mudslides Were Swept Away Weeks After Surviving Fires

The mudslides in Montecito, Calif., wiped out entire blocks, pulling people from their homes and killing at least 17.

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PRECIOUS-Gold up on weaker dollar, heads for 5th gain on week

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Gold prices rose for a third straight session on Friday on a weaker dollar, with the precious metal on track for a fifth straight weekly gain. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,324 an ounce by 0100 GMT. Prices hit a near four-month high of $1,326.56 an ounce on Wednesday. * Spot gold has risen 0.3 percent so far this week. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.2 percent at $1,324.60 an ounce. * The dollar index

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U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 billion of new cash in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 bln of new cash in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quotes, table) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and U.S.-based equity exchange-traded funds attracted $10.6 billion, according to Lipper data on Thursday. Moving in sympathy with equities, U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds attracted $2.65 billion in the week ended Wednesday, their second

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Bulgaria savors EU embrace despite critics

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's government won endorsement from the EU executive on Thursday for its demands to be let in to Europe's more exclusive clubs despite critics at home and abroad who question Sofia's record on tackling corruption.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Says ISS Recommends Shareholders Vote For Newstrike deal

* LEADING INDEPENDENT PROXY ADVISOR ISS RECOMMENDS CANNIMED SHAREHOLDERS VOTE “FOR” THE NEWSTRIKE ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bannon to meet with House panel next week, source says

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has retained a top Washington lawyer to represent him in his closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee expected next week, a source confirmed to CNN.

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U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.

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Dutch regulator to advise on Groningen gas production in two weeks

AMSTERDAM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Dutch gas regulator will decide within two weeks how much production needs to be cut at the Groningen field to reduce the risk of earthquakes, it said on Thursday.

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White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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King Center kicks off week of remembrance

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. In recognition, The King Center in Atlanta on Tuesday kicked off a week of events, including its annual Salute to Greatness Awards gala on Saturday.

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Nestle to pick U.S. chocolate business buyer by end of week: sources

MILAN/LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Food giant Nestle plans to pick a buyer for its U.S. chocolate business by the end of this week, three sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal expected to top $2.5 billion.

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Nestle to pick U.S. chocolate business buyer by end of week-sources

MILAN/LONDON/NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Food giant Nestle plans to pick a buyer for its U.S. chocolate business by the end of this week, three sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal expected to top $2.5 billion.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

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French feminists liken Deneuve and fellow #Metoo critics to 'tiresome uncle'

PARIS (Reuters) - Catherine Deneuve and other critics of the #Metoo movement against sexual harassment sound like "the tiresome uncle at the family dinner", leading French feminists said on Wednesday.

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Nonfiction: Real Worlds, Possible Worlds and Fantasy Worlds

In “The Origins of Creativity,” E.O. Wilson argues for a different relationship between the humanities and both the practical and theoretical sciences.

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METALS-London copper climbs off two week trough, softer dollar supports

MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Wednesday, away from the weakest in a fortnight struck in the previous session, as the dollar softened and the World Bank issued a solid view of global economic growth that supported demand expectations for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $7,121.50 a tonne by 0241 GMT, neutralising losses from the previous session when prices tipped their lowest since Dec. 22 at $7,086.

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YouTube responds a week after Logan Paul video

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Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

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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.

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Not all elderly lung cancer patients get recommended care

(Reuters Health) - Elderly lung cancer patients who are black or from less educated communities are less likely to get the combination of chemotherapy and radiation that’s linked to better survival odds, a U.S. study suggests.

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Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

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Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

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Fiction: A Stylistically Daring Novel Considers Fundamental Questions

In Mike McCormack’s “Solar Bones,” an engineer reflects on the fractured contemporary world and the life he left behind.

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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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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar climbs; stocks edge up after last week's rally

* U.S. bond prices gain ahead of auctions (Updates with oil price settlements, adds gold price)

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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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Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

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Iran’s President Takes On His Hard-Line Critics

Hassan Rouhani argued that it was not only the bad economy that brought Iranians to the streets last week but also restrictive policies.

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Nonfiction: Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

In his new book, Alexander Langlands wants readers to appreciate what it meant to make things with your hands, as our ancestors did for millenniums.

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Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

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Trump, Palestinians, Golden Globes: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Philippine firefighters rein in second mall blaze in two weeks

MANILA (Reuters) - Firefighters have brought under control a blaze that raged for two days at a shopping mall in the central Philippines, with no casualties reported, a regional fire official said on Sunday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.

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It’s Emily Brontë’s Party. Can Lily Cole Host It if She Wants To?

The former model’s involvement in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth spurred an author to pen a scathing attack.

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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REFILE-Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. fund managers expect value stocks to jump in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Value stocks are getting a once-over from some U.S. growth fund managers in early 2018 as they prowl for overlooked shares they think have more upside in a market that gained nearly 20 percent last year.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq notched their best weekly gains in more than a year on Friday as technology stocks helped lift major indexes to records.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

* Indexes up: Dow 0.9 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 0.8 pct (Updates to close)

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Wall St Week Ahead-U.S. fund managers expect value stocks to jump in 2018

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Value stocks are getting a once-over from some U.S. growth fund managers in early 2018 as they prowl for overlooked shares they think have more upside in a market that gained nearly 20 percent last year.

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S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were on track to post their best weekly gain in more than a year on Friday, as U.S. stocks extended their new year rally even after December U.S. job growth came in weaker than expected.

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Nasdaq on track for best week in more than a year

* Average hourly earnings rise 0.3 pct, in line with estimates

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Twice-weekly workouts may be best medicine for cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - - There’s little evidence that medications improve mild cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a new review of research, but doctors can recommend exercise with confidence.

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Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

The first congressional criminal referral in connection with Russian meddling targeted a former British spy, not anyone accused of conspiracy.

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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in three -Baker Hughes

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for the first week in three even though crude prices hovered near their highest level since the spring of 2015. Drillers cut 5 oil rigs in the week to Jan. 5, bringing the total count down to 742, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. In the prior two weeks, drillers did not add or remove any rigs. The U.S. rig count, an ear

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

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Dog guards body of dead owner for weeks over Christmas

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A dog has been rescued by animal protection services in Hungary after being found lying alongside the body of her mistress who died weeks before.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls with resources stocks at end of strong week

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, weighed by losses among natural resource stocks as commodity prices pulled back, muting a strong weekly gain for the index.

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BRIEF-Reading International Provides Update On Nevada District Court Ruling Regarding Derivative Lawsuit

* READING INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES UPDATE ON NEVADA DISTRICT COURT RULING REGARDING DERIVATIVE LAWSUIT

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Stock futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

(Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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US STOCKS-Futures climb in strong week for Wall Street

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday as U.S. stocks looked set to extend a new year rally that has pushed indexes to record levels on signs of robust growth across major economies.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks roar into 2018 with best weekly gains since July

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks and currencies had a strong start to the year fuelled by solid growth numbers, perky commodity markets and a tepid dollar with equities on track for the best weekly performance since July.

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Nonfiction: Throwing a Poolside Cocktail Party for ‘The Graduate’

Beverly Gray’s “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson” looks back at a classic American movie, half a century later.

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Fiction: A Debut Novelist’s Elegy for Post-Katrina New Orleans

“The Floating World,” by C. Morgan Babst, follows a survivor and her family through the ruined city.

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Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

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North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks Next Week

The talks to be held on the border between the two Koreas could lead to a thaw after years of tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

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The week in 18 photos

Take a look at 18 photos of the week from December 29 through January 4.

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U.S. stock funds post $8.4 billion outflows during week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $8.4 billion from stocks and funneled $3.3 billion into taxable bonds during the most recent week, responding to a strong year of market gains...

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U.S. stock funds post $8.4 bln outflows during week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Jan 4 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $8.4 billion from stocks and funneled $3.3 billion into taxable bonds during the most recent week, responding to a strong year of market gains defensively, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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Trump to host bipartisan meeting on 'Dreamers' next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urgent negotiations aimed at shielding young, undocumented immigrants from deportation intensified on Thursday as Republican senators emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump expressing confidence a deal could be struck this month.

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A Critics’ Conversation: The Met Should Be Open to All. The New Pay Policy Is a Mistake.

The Times’s chief art critics weigh in on the end of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s pay-as-you-wish policy for out-of-state visitors.

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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

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Parts of US may be colder than Mars by this weekend

World Cup (Soccer) nytimes.com

Critics Say FIFA Is Stalling a Doping Inquiry as World Cup Nears

In failing to contact a key witness, FIFA faces accusations of slowing its inquiry into allegations of failed doping tests by Russian soccer players.

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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Nissan working on mind-reading cars

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Net shorts on U.S. longer-dated bonds hit 11-week low -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who said they had fewer longer-dated Treasuries than their benchmarks over those who held more than their benchmarks fell to an 11-week low, JPMorgan Chase & Co's latest client survey showed on Wednesday. Investors had ramped up holdings of longer-dated government debt at year-end following the most dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years and on expectations that inflation would remain muted and the Federal Reserve would rais

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METALS-Seasonal demand for car batteries lifts lead to 11-week peak

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Lead prices hit an 11-week high on Wednesday as expectations of seasonally strong demand and the likelihood of shortages over the winter months spurred investor buying.

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Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Ian Black’s “Enemies and Neighbors” sees no clear solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

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Critics Say Questions About Citizenship Could Wreck Chances for an Accurate Census

The Justice Department’s request to ask people about citizenship status in the 2020 census would keep Latinos and other ethnic minorities from being counted, critics say.

Neon in Daylight (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

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Northeastern U.S. gripped by record cold, snow forecast later in week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic freeze kept its grip on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, closing schools and affecting travel on the first business day of 2018, and forecasters warned the region could be walloped by snow later in the week.

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Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week: CFTC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week -CFTC

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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Essay: How Langston Hughes Brought His Radical Vision to the Novel

Poor black lives weren’t depicted in the serious fiction of Hughes’s day. As Angela Flournoy notes, his debut novel, “Not Without Laughter,” changed that.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: We Are What We Read

Two new books, by Martin Puchner and Abigail Williams, explore how literature has shaped human society.

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Top-scorer Harden out for at least two weeks

(Reuters) - The NBA's leading scorer James Harden will miss at least two weeks with a left hamstring strain, the Houston Rockets said onMonday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Literary Portrait of Richard Avedon Causes Controversy

A book about the photographer by his longtime business manager has drawn criticism from Avedon’s friends and colleagues, who say it is riddled with errors and falsehoods.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

Fire Sermon (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

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Essay: What to Read if You Want to Know More About North Korea

Nicholas Kristof recommends books about one of the most closed countries on Earth.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Sentient-Being Diet

Making New Year resolutions as a hedge against apocalypse.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Goddess of Anarchy’

Jacqueline Jones discusses her new biography of Lucy Parsons, a woman born into slavery who became an outspoken advocate for the working classes.

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New Year’s Eve, Iran, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

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10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video

The magazine looks back at artists, innovators and thinkers we lost this year. Styles offers a lesson in cryptokitties (I had to Google it, too). And Metropolitan offers lessons in happiness from those who have lots of experience.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Wall Street eyes 2018 gains with a side of caution

Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks are expected to keep rising in 2018 because a massive drop in the corporate tax rate is seen boosting the economy and corporate profits, but strategists say sizable gains could either be short-lived or elusive.

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Nonfiction: We Aren’t Destroying the Earth

In a new book, “Inheritors of the Earth,” Chris Thomas argues that animals and plants are adapting to the world we are creating. We need not worry.

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Vows: A Wedding Amid Strand’s Rare Books

Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga were married in the rare books room at the Strand Bookstore in New York. Their wedding day, Dec. 1, was the five-year anniversary of their relationship. Glimpse their wedding in 360 video.

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Essay: Planned Obsolescence

For fiction writers, keeping up with technological and political change in their work is a risky proposition. But nowadays it is more essential than ever.

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Essay: When ‘All Thumbs’ Becomes a Compliment

Calvin Trillin reflects on the idioms lost in the age of the smartphone.

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The week in 20 photos

Take a look at 20 photos of the week from December 22 through December 29.

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Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

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Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.

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You have 2 ways to win more than $300 million this week

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U.S. jobless claims steady in latest week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

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Nonfiction: Is Nuclear War Inevitable?

Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine” is a passionate call for reducing the risk of total destruction.

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Nonfiction: The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing — and So Is Geopolitics

In “Windfall,” Meghan O’Sullivan offers a tour of the world and how the rise of cheap gas and fracking are causing shifts in power.

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UPDATE 1-Brazilian regulator recommends conditional approval of Itaú-XP deal

SAO PAULO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - A unit of Brazil's antitrust watchdog has recommended the conditional approval of Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco Holding SA's purchase of a stake in financial services firm XP Investimentos SA, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

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Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

Once a regional heavyweight, Venezuela is losing allies in its region, causing it to deepen its dependence on China and Russia.

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Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.

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Libya needs a week to repair blown-up oil pipeline: NOC

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday will take about a week to repair, the head of state oil firm NOC told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

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Nonfiction: When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

Three books examine our fascination with the ancient pachyderms and their extinction.

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Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.

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Bitcoin recoups some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 13 percent on Tuesday, recovering about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.

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DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

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NFL cancels Sunday Night Football this week

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BRIEF-Amazon Canada Says More Than 4 Mln Trialed Prime In One Week In Holiday Season

* SAYS IN ONE WEEK OF HOLIDAY SEASON, OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE STARTED PRIME FREE TRIALS OR BEGAN PAID MEMBERSHIPS

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Bitcoin holds overnight gains after last week's rout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin held its overnight gains in early U.S. trading on Tuesday as the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency rebounded on light trading volume from its worst week since 2013.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Editors Speak: A 2017 Reading List

I asked top editors at more than 20 publications to recommend one piece they had published this year.

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Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

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Nonfiction: Waves of Destruction, Physical and Spiritual, Buffet Japan

In “Ghosts of the Tsunami,” Richard Lloyd Parry probes the emotional effects of the catastrophe that killed thousands of men, women and children.

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Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week's lows of below $12,000.

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PRECIOUS-Gold hits over 3-week high in thin-volume trade

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Tuesday, hitting a more than three-week high, in low-volume trade amid a weaker dollar. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,277.98 an ounce at 0115 GMT on Tuesday, after hitting its highest since Dec. 1 at $1,278.14. * The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rivals, edged down 0.1 percent to 93.283 . * U.S. gold futures rose 0.3 percent to $1,282.20 an ou

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Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

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You can go meatless one day a week

It's the end of December, which means there's a good chance you are thinking of ways to live healthier in the new year. Whether you want to drop 10 pounds, improve your cholesterol or have more energy, we have five food-related New Year's resolutions that will help you achieve your goals.

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Peru’s President Pardons Alberto Fujimori, Enraging Critics

Mr. Fujimori, who was president from 1990 to 2000, was serving a 25-year term for human rights abuses.

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Christmas, North Korea, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

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See what you missed: The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from December 17 to 23.

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The Thomas Fire, which has burned for three weeks, is the largest in the state's modern history

The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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Newsbook: Holiday Fiction, Just in Time for Christmas

Whether you like thrillers or Y.A., here are three books to get you through the end of the year.

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Bitcoin falls 30 percent, posts worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by 30 percent to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency after its sharp rise to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.

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Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips, but heading for biggest weekly gain in months

TORONTO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday but was on track for its sharpest weekly gain in almost three months.

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Here's your holiday weekend forecast

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers explains what weather is forecast for the holiday weekend using a virtual snow globe.

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The Best Poetry of 2017

Our columnist David Orr picks 10 favorites.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips, but on track for biggest weekly gain since Sept

TORONTO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Friday, with financial and energy stocks pulling back as bond yields and oil prices retreated.

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METALS-Copper slips but on course for weekly gain, aluminium rallies

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Recasts, updates prices, adds quote/details; changes dateline)

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In Search of Lost Time

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

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for biggest weekly gain since mid-Oct

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks tracked developed equity markets higher on Friday and were set for the biggest weekly rise since October, while most emerging currencies were also finishing the week on a high against the dollar.

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Nonfiction: Losing Her Religion

In “The Book of Separation,” the novelist Tova Mirvis recalls leaving her marriage and her Modern Orthodox life.

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Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged below $13,000 on Friday after losing around a third of its value in just five days, with the digital currency on track for its worst week since 2013 after a blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 on Sunday.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

* Bitcoin moves known to be big and volatile (Adds quotes, details, updates prices)

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METALS-London copper slips, stays on course for weekly gain

(Updates prices, adds analyst comment) BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged lower on Friday to reverse gains made the session before, as the dollar strengthened slightly and wage agreements at mines in Chile eased concerns about disruptions to supply from the world's top producer of the metal. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated commodities more expensive for non-U.S. firms but copper remains on course for a weekly gain of more than 2 percent and a close ab

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Don't miss these best news photos of the week

Take a look at 34 photos of the week from December 15 through December 21.

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PRECIOUS-Gold hovers below 2-week high, but eyes second weekly gain

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Gold prices traded just below a two-week high on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar, but was on track to log a second consecutive week of gains. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,265.99 an ounce at 0102 GMT, after hitting $1,268.91 - its highest level since Dec. 6 - in the previous session. * It was up 0.85 percent for the week. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.1 percent to $1,269.4 an ounce. * The dollar

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BRIEF-Boeing Reports 183 New Orders For Week Through Dec. 19

* NEW ORDERS FOR WEEK THROUGH DEC. 19 INCLUDE ORDERS FOR 175 737S BY FLYDUBAI

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Critics accuse UK government of not taking Brexit preparations seriously enough

LONDON (Reuters) - Pro-European campaigners accused ministers of failing to take preparations for Brexit seriously enough on Thursday, after a committee of lawmakers published the government's sector-by-sector analysis on the impact of leaving the European Union.

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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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BRIEF-TJX Recommends Shareholders Reject Mini-Tender Offer By TRC Capital

* THE TJX COMPANIES INC RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS REJECT MINI-TENDER OFFER BY TRC CAPITAL CORPORATION

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Third of Uber's UK drivers logged into app for more than 40 hours a week

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Nearly a third of Uber's 50,000 drivers in Britain are logged into the app for more than 40 hours a week, whilst just under 8 percent are online for more than 60 hours, the company said in a letter to parliamentarians published on Wednesday.

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Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers: critics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wealthy business owners, such as President Donald Trump, stand to gain from a provision in the Republican tax bill that creates a valuable deduction for owners of pass-through...

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Crime: Even on Christmas Eve, Criminals Don’t Take a Holiday

Marilyn Stasio’s column features tales of murder and mayhem, from cozy to grisly, all decked out in the finery of the season.

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Bitcoin falls almost 20 percent from recent peak to one-week low

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell more than 10 percent on Wednesday to a one-week low of $15,800 at cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp <BTC=BTSP>, losing almost one- fifth of its value from a peak hit just three days ago.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin falls almost 20 pct from recent peak to 1-week low

* Market has seen bigger corrections this year (Adds details, comments)

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Books of The Times: An Account of Surviving Assault Mixes Horror and Humor

Myriam Gurba’s “Mean” adds a necessary dimension to the discussion of the interplay of race, class and sexuality in sexual violence.

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Nonfiction: Illuminating the Past, One Precious Book at a Time

Christopher de Hamel’s “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts” uses a dozen rare illustrated volumes to transport readers back to the medieval world.

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After one week, Myanmar silent on whereabouts of detained Reuters journalists

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists completed a week in detention in Myanmar on Tuesday, with no word on where they were being held as authorities proceeded with an investigation into whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

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Last-minute holiday gift guide: Our must-have cookbooks

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Nonfiction: Reza Aslan’s ‘God: A Human History’

In “God: A Human History,” the author of “Zealot” follows up his book about Jesus with one about God.

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Nonfiction: Slaying the Dragon of the Dark Ages

Eric Metaxas’ “Martin Luther” seeks to make its subject attractive to a wide reading audience.

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After almost a week, Myanmar authorities silent on whereabouts of detained Reuters journalists

YANGON (Reuters) - As two Reuters journalists neared the end of a week in detention in Myanmar on Tuesday, there was no word on where they were being held as authorities proceeded with an investigation into whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

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Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

Without weekday pressures, breakfast becomes a meal to linger over.

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California wildfire fight aided by better weather after two weeks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a deadly two-week-old California wildfire that ranks as the third-largest in state history, welcomed a second straight day of favorable weather on Monday that allowed a more aggressive attack on the flames.

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Pence Postpones Trip to Middle East, Citing Vote on Tax Bill This Week

The decision also came amid mounting tension in the region over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.

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DACA negotiations reach critical week

As lawmakers reach the final week to decide year-end government funding, negotiations on saving the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program are reaching a fever pitch despite long odds.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says To Begin Demoting Posts That Use Engagement Bait this week

* FACEBOOK SAYS STARTING THIS WEEK, IT WILL BEGIN DEMOTING INDIVIDUAL POSTS FROM PEOPLE AND PAGES THAT USE ENGAGEMENT BAIT