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Possible Buffett heir Abel has small Berkshire stake, likely to grow

(Reuters) - Greg Abel, considered by many investors the top contender to succeed Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway Inc's chief executive officer, on Friday reported owning about $2.1 million of the conglomerate's stock.

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FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.

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Here's what the last government shutdown looked like

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BRIEF-Kawasaki Heavy Industries Appears Likely To Receive Orders To Build Cars For New York City's Subways - Nikkei

* KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES APPEARS LIKELY TO RECEIVE ORDERS TO BUILD ABOUT 1,600 CARS FOR NEW YORK CITY'S SUBWAYS - NIKKEI

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A midnight shutdown seems likely, unless there's a big change

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.

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En route to Davos, Macron makes Versailles the place to be

PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will host dozens of the world's most powerful business executives at the gilded Palace of Versailles to pitch France Inc before the global elite's annual gathering at Davos.

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UPDATE 1-Schlumberger Q4 profit beats, makes Venezuela write-down

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Schlumberger reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as the oilfield services provider benefited from higher oil prices, while also taking $2.7 billion in charges for restructuring and investment in Venezuela.

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Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser

Sandra Muller started #BalanceTonPorc, or #ExposeYourPig, when she recounted salacious advances made by a former TV executive. He has acknowledged the comments but denies harassing her.

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Malaysian Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Alice Springs

SYDNEY, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A Malaysian Airlines (MAS) flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur was forced to make an emergency landing in remote outback Australia on Thursday after running into "technical difficulties".

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REFILE-ADT's IPO likely to fall short on price

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (IFR) - Home security company ADT was headed Thursday for a somewhat disappointing IPO likely to fall roughly 20% short of the US$2.1bn sum it hoped to raise from investors.

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Protesters yank down angel sculpture in Athens, saying it looks like Satan

ATHENS (Reuters) - Black-clad protesters in southern Athens have torn down a red sculpture shaped like an angel and broke its wings in a fresh act of violence against an artwork critics liken to Satan.

Earthquakes nytimes.com

Trilobites: Are Earthquakes More Likely During Full Moons? That’s a Myth, Study Finds

A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.

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Short track still Korea's most likely path to gold

(Reuters) - While there has been much handwringing over sluggish ticket sales for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, empty seats will not be an issue inside the Gangneung Ice Arena when short track speed skating is in session.

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UPDATE 1-Soccer-Arsenal's Sanchez likely to join Man Utd - Wenger

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to join rivals Manchester United this month, his manager Arsene Wenger said ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

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Soccer-Arsenal's Sanchez likely to join Man Utd - Wenger

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to join Manchester United, his manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.

Amiri, Mike nytimes.com

Are You Ready to (Dress Like You) Rock?

How the fastest growing designer in men’s wear built a big business in no time flat by selling his customers on a dream: That they, too, could shred.

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Russia's World Cup likely target for Islamic State: U.S. analysis firm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an "attractive target" for Islamic State given Russia's role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the U.K.-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday.

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How to party like a world leader

Park the Porsche. Secure the yacht.

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Weather service: Flash of light in Michigan is likely a meteor

The night sky briefly lit up in Michigan on Tuesday night, with a bright flash of light and a loud noise that startled residents.

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President, like most Americans, should lose some weight. 10-15 pounds this year, doctor says.

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

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History suggests Trump avoiding interview with Mueller is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop him, if history is any guide. Past presidents' legal teams have always lost when they tried to avoid testifying or turning over documents in criminal investigations.

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Greenlight's Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM

BOSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors on Tuesday that he made several new bets, including a "large" one on Brighthouse Financial, late last year and that he made money on automaker General Motors but lost money on Amazon and Tesla .

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Tennis: My brother still makes fun of me, says Zverev

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Alexander Zverev can no longer hope to fly under the grand slam radar following a brilliant 2017 season but the hype has done little to change things on the home front, the 20-year-old wunderkind insists.

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Tennis: Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ninth seed Johanna Konta skipped past Madison Brengle into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Briton overpowering her American opponent 6-3 6-1 in 66 minutes on Hisense Arena.

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Flake: GOP should stand up to Trump's Stalin-like attacks on media

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona plans to deliver a speech comparing President Donald Trump's attacks on the press as reminiscent of Joseph Stalin, and said Monday that his colleagues should join him in speaking out.

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Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year.

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

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Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.

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RPT-INSIGHT-China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China's COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders.

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Nine bodies found in truck in Mexican state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine dismembered bodies were found piled in a truck on Saturday night in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor said on Sunday, describing the crime as a clash of rival gangs.

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What it was like to get a missile alert in Hawaii

I could tell something was wrong the moment my wife stepped into our hotel room.

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Australia's Port Hedland reopens as Cyclone Joyce dissipates

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal reopened on Saturday afternoon after a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest dissipated, the port's operator said on Saturday evening.

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Hawaii congresswoman: You'd be angry like me

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says Hawaiians got a "taste of stark reality" when they received a false missile alert.

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

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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Jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition makes first court appearance in 14 months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday made his first public appearance since his arrest 14 months ago, standing before an Istanbul court on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.

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China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders.

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INSIGHT-China's COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

LONDON/PARIS/BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China's COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group pursues its professed ambition of sitting at the top table of global agricultural traders.

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President reportedly suggests US get more people from countries like Norway

President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from "shithole countries," The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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90% of wage earners will likely see higher take-home pay, Treasury says

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Senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

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Jewels stolen from Paris' Ritz likely found -- in a bag at the scene

Oh look, what's this?

Insects nytimes.com

Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

As the cold spell that froze much of the United States thaws, don’t count on it to limit the populations of pests that you don’t like.

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Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest persists

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes raged on nationwide.

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DC to rename street in front of Russian embassy after murdered anti-Putin dissident

Washington's city council has unanimously passed a measure to rename the street in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, a pro-democracy activist and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Tunisia deploys army, makes 300 arrests as violent unrest continues

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters burned down a regional national security headquarters near the Algerian border, prompting authorities to send in troops after police retreated, witnesses said, as unrest over prices and taxes continued nationwide.

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CES 2018: What the Gadget Fest Looks Like in ‘the Year of A.I.’

Thousands of electronics enthusiasts flooded the trade show to see the latest devices, but the darling of the event was the artificial intelligence software that helps these products run.

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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MOVES-BNP Paribas makes senior appointments for EMEA businesses

Jan 11 (Reuters) - French banking group BNP Paribas on Thursday named Yannick Jung as head of global banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Paris.

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Bill Gross of Janus: 'Bonds, like men, are in a bear market'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire bond veteran Bill Gross of Janus Henderson said on Thursday that the U.S. Treasury market has begun a bear market, though "not a dangerous one" for investors.

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UPDATE 2-Tesco's Christmas tarnished by poor sales of gifts like DVDs and games

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest retailer Tesco missed forecasts for Christmas trading on Thursday as strong sales of fresh food were undermined by lower demand for general goods such as DVDs and computer games.

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Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications.

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Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."

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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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Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

In the movie, “I, Tonya,” the disgraced figure skater looks back on the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story.

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Ana Navarro: It was like watching the Super Bowl

CNN's political commentator Ana Navarro says President Trump's tone at the White House immigration meeting was "brilliant."

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Unlikely rivalry in Aerials set to continue at Pyeongchang

LONDON (Reuters) - Two countries, Belarus and China, have dominated the men's aerials at the last three Winter Olympics and look set to do the same this time around in Pyeongchang.

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How to train, eat and sleep like an Olympic champion

Mueller, Robert S III nytimes.com

Mueller Is Said to Likely Seek to Interview Trump

White House officials viewed it as a sign the special counsel’s inquiry was nearly over. But it touched off discussions about the perils of the president sitting for an interview.

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Samsung Electronics says fourth-quarter operating profit likely up 64 percent

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely rose 64 percent from a year earlier, falling short of market expectations.

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Samsung Elec says Q4 operating profit likely up 64 pct

SEOUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely rose 64 percent from a year earlier, falling short of market expectations.

Football (College) nytimes.com

What Makes a Nick Saban Quarterback

Alabama has been the dominant team in college football for a decade, and yet the Crimson Tide have not produced an elite N.F.L. quarterback recently.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Mr. Shani’s whole roasted cauliflower will be on offer at a branch of Miznon, his global group of casual restaurants, when it opens at Chelsea Market this month.

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What an Oprah campaign might look like, in GIFs

Oprah Winfrey, like the majority of natural-born American citizens over the age of 35, could decide to run for president in 2020.

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Opinion: Oprah would make an exceptional president

In the hours after Oprah Winfrey's inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, CNN's Brian Stelter reported that friends close to Oprah have said she is "actively thinking" about running for president in 2020. And progressives, like me, could not be happier.

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This 65-inch TV rolls up like wrapping paper

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Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Blumenthal: More indictments likely expected in probe

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says he thinks President Trump will be interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Like, Really Smart’

The new book about Trump’s White House suggests a dangerous mental instability.

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Trump physical unlikely to shed light on mental fitness

President Donald Trump's staunch defense of his own mental acuity this weekend all but ensured the questions mounting about his fitness will increase in the coming week, which is set to culminate Friday with his first known medical exam since taking office.

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U.S. military helicopter makes emergency landing at Japanese hotel

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. attack helicopter made an emergency landing in the grounds of a hotel on Japan's Okinawa island on Monday, the latest in a string of mishaps involving U.S. military aircraft that has fueled public opposition to the U.S. presence there.

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Street looks like frozen lake

Video posted to social media shows cars in a Revere, Massachusetts, neighborhood frozen in floodwater.

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North Korea official says likely to participate in Winter Olympics: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea's representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Saturday.

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Five heads found on car in Mexico Gulf state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The heads of five men displayed atop a car were found on Friday in the Gulf state of Veracruz in southeastern Mexico, local authorities said, in the midst of a spike in violence in the country.

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Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish U.S. President Donald Trump.

Transplants nytimes.com

To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

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Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests.

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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The CDC wants to gently prepare people for (an unlikely) nuclear war

It is absolutely impossible to mention nuclear war without freaking people out, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to gently prepare for the possibility.

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Book's author: Trump's family says he's like a child

Michael Wolff, the author of a new bombshell book about President Trump, says that Trump's closest advisers and family members describe the President as "like a child."

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Khloe Kardashian's baby bump makes TV debut

Khloe Kardashian sits down with Ellen to discuss her pregnancy, claiming she doesn't want to wear maternity clothes.

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For Trump, image is everything. A new exposé on the White House is likely painful for the President.

Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.

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Trump video likened to 'Wizard of Oz'

Beam Trump up! President Trump is compared to "The Wizard of Oz" after crashing a press briefing. Jeanne Moos reports.

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Briton King makes move to IndyCar

(Reuters) - British Formula Two driver Jordan King has made the move over to the IndyCar Series after being named on Thursday as the latest addition to the Ed Carpenter Racing team for the 2018 season.

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Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive

(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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This is what subzero temperatures look like

Below-freezing temperatures across the country have resulted in frozen waterfalls, traffic pile-ups and frostbite.

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Trump dissolves election fraud panel after states balk at data requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday shut down a presidential commission charged with looking into allegations of electoral fraud during the 2016 election, after many states refused to provide it with data, the White House said.

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Trump dissolves voter fraud commission

The White House has dissolved President Donald Trump's much-touted commission on election fraud, it announced Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Spotify makes confidential filing for U.S. IPO -source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering and is targeting a direct listing in the first half of 2018 that would allow some longtime investors to cash out, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Spotify makes confidential filing for U.S. IPO: source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify has filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is moving ahead with a direct listing in the first half of the year, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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What it's like for Iran's expats to watch protests unfold

Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.

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The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2018

The most interesting Senate race in 2018 might have nothing to do with whether Republicans or Democrats control the chamber after this year's midterm elections.

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The panel will likely reach competing partisan conclusions on Russia meddling in the 2016 election

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are on a collision course, as the two sides appear increasingly likely to issue competing reports coming to starkly different conclusions about the panel's Russia investigation.

Dancing nytimes.com

For Michelle Ellsworth, Practice Makes … More Practice

Ms. Ellsworth is a performer whose ambivalence about performing is baked into the title of her new work, “The Rehearsal Artist.”

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Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat

Former GOP congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she is considering running for Democratic former Sen. Al Franken's Minnesota seat.

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We should note when the president cites conspiracy theories like today's reference to the 'deep state'

Here is a tweet from the President of the United States Tuesday morning:

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BA flight makes priority landing in London after passenger illness

LONDON (Reuters) - The crew of a British Airways flight from Bangkok to London requested a priority landing as the plane approached Heathrow airport on Tuesday due to an unwell passenger, the airline said.

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Al Franken officially leaves Senate today

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken marks his final day in the US Senate on Tuesday after he announced he would step down in the wake of groping allegations.

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Analysis: The one question likely to decide 2018 elections

As the 2018 election year begins, one question above all is likely to shape its outcome: Will Americans vote to constrain President Donald Trump by electing a Democrat-led Congress that will challenge and resist him, or to empower the Republicans who are increasingly working in harness with him?

Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) nytimes.com

Opinion: There’s No Place Like This Rent-Stabilized Home

The magic of living on the park comes to an end.

Language and Languages nytimes.com

The BBC in Pidgin? People Like It Well-Well

The British broadcaster, once a bastion of “received pronunciation,” has learned that if it wants to reach new audiences, it needs to try new approaches.

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Clear winners: China's war on smog lifts commodities like metals, LNG to 2017 peaks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Industrial metals, liquefied natural gas and steel are set to finish 2017 on top of the world as a crackdown on pollution in China, the world's no.2 economy, boosts demand for cleaner fossil fuels and raw materials vital to clean-tech industries.

Elderly nytimes.com

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

In a series update, we catch up with a group of New Yorkers over age 90: warm, cranky, funny and three years older than when we first met them.

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India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like "Ponzi schemes."

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Italy’s President Dissolves Parliament and Officially Opens Election Season

The elections will be the next test of an important European nation that hopes to ward off potential outside meddling, internet propaganda and populist forces.

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

Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

The president said in an interview on Thursday that the special counsel will treat him fairly, contradicting a campaign by some Republicans to discredit the investigation.

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2017 celebrity deaths felt like family

It certainly feels like 2017 was the year of nostalgic deaths.

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Italian president dissolves parliament ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday dissolved parliament ahead of an election which is expected to produce a period of instability in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Italy PM meets president ahead of dissolution of parliament

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was meeting President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday in the first formal step ahead of the dissolution of parliament which is necessary before an election can be called, a government source told Reuters.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: In ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,’ a Monster to Love

The dancer Robert Fairchild’s creature has a delicate, disarming beauty in Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s ambitious but awkward production.

Magazines nytimes.com

How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

We asked George Wayne, longtime celebrity griller, the toughest questions imaginable (his own).

Dancing nytimes.com

Encounters: Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

The “Empire” actor and Broadway star visited his former dance studio. But he never broke a sweat.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

‘We’re Competing Against Everybody Just Like You’: Voices on Manufacturing in Mexico

As uncertainty continues over the fate of Nafta, we asked readers in the manufacturing industry in Mexico to share their views on globalization.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

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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North Korea likely to pursue talks, South says in rosy New Year forecast

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States over its weapons programs next year and pursue at least some rapprochement with Seoul in an optimistic government outlook for 2018.

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Recent US actions point to a confrontational policy, unlike what Trump called for during his campaign

In the space of a week, the Trump administration has named Russia a "rival power," sanctioned a close Putin ally, and decided to give Ukraine anti-tank weapons to help in its fight against Moscow-backed militias.

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World's largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's domestically developed AG600, the world's largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program.

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Opinion: Trump's new coin remakes US in his own gaudy image

Donald Trump has his own "very gold" presidential coin.

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BRIEF-BB&T Corp CEO Says He Is Likely To Suggest Dividend Increase To Board - CNBC ‍​

* BB&T CORP CEO SAYS HE IS LIKELY TO SUGGEST DIVIDEND INCREASE TO BOARD - CNBC ‍​ Further company coverage:

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Aaron Sorkin finds unlikely feminist heroine in 'Molly's Game'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When writer and producer Aaron Sorkin met with Molly Bloom, the 'poker princess' who ran high-stakes games with Hollywood's top celebrities, he did not expect to be impressed.

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Trump likely to sign $1.5 trillion tax bill today

President Donald Trump will likely sign the $1.5 trillion tax bill into law Friday, White House officials predict, shortly before he departs Washington for his holiday vacation in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Pence makes surprise trip to combat zone in Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit on Thursday night to meet with top Afghan officials and rally US troops for his first trip to the country as vice president.

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U.S. tax overhaul likely to spur spending by refiners, pipeline cos

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. refiners and pipeline companies are likely to embark on a capital spending spree in the next year, fueled by a provision in the recently-passed U.S. tax bill that rewards investment in new projects, said energy industry lobbyists and analysts. On Wednesday, Congress gave final approval to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, the first major legislative victory for President Donald Trump since he took office.

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Why AARP doesn't like the tax bill

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Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi's gifts to Jesus

ALMOG, West Bank (Reuters) - The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic...

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Democrat Franken to leave Senate on January 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.

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Britain's May will allow Brexit delay in exceptional circumstances

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would permit a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union in exceptional circumstances, bowing to criticism from her own party over the government's plan to fix the exit date in law.

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U.S. EPA says glyphosate not likely to be carcinogenic to people

CHICAGO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling weed killer Roundup, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting a World Health Organization panel.

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Democrat Franken to leave U.S. Senate on Jan. 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.

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Democrat Franken to leave Senate on Jan. 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who announced his plans to resign earlier this month in the wake of a series of sexual misconduct allegations, will retire on Jan. 2, a spokesperson for the senator said on Wednesday.

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Franken to leave Senate on January 2

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who announced plans earlier this month to resign his seat, will leave the Senate on January 2, his office said.

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Turkish banker makes second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Lawyers for an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank who is accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on Wednesday asked a U.S. federal judge to declare a mistrial as jurors were expected to begin deliberating.

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Chilled music: performer makes instruments out of ice

LONDON (Reuters) - While most musicians seek to avoid a frosty reception at concerts, for Norwegian composer and performer Terje Isungset a chilly feeling is nothing to fear: he performs with instruments he makes himself out of ice.

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BRIEF-WABCO Makes Strategic Investment In Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

* WABCO MAKES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN ADVANCING ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SECTOR

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BRIEF-Resource Capital Fund VI LP Dissolves Share Stake In Trilogy Metals

* RESOURCE CAPITAL FUND VI LP DISSOLVES SHARE STAKE IN TRILOGY METALS INC AS OF DECEMBER 19 - SEC FILING

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: What Makes an Ugly Christmas Sweater Beautiful?

Wednesday: A search for truly ugly holiday wear, New York on Ice, and your best news of 2017.

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Businesses like investment tax breaks, but will they spend?

(Reuters) - Jerry Zeitler says a sweeping Republican tax overhaul will encourage him to take a bigger bite next year out of his $3 million wish list of new equipment for the metal-stamping operation he runs outside Cleveland.

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Sexual misconduct outcry makes U.S. lawyers rethink confidentiality

(Reuters) - The wave of sexual misconduct allegations made against dozens of powerful men in recent weeks is causing lawyers to rethink how they handle such cases, including the longstanding use of confidentiality agreements.

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Facebook makes German marketing push as hate speech law bites

BERLIN (Reuters) - Facebook is making a big marketing drive in Germany just as the country starts to implement tough regulations designed to clamp down on online hate speech.

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BHP says likely to quit global coal lobby group

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner BHP Billiton said on Tuesday it has taken a preliminary decision to quit the World Coal Association citing disagreement over climate change, and might also withdraw from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over mining industry rules.

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U.S. Senate panel likely to reject Trump EXIM Bank pick; others to advance

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee looks set to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday, but the 2-1/2-year freeze on its ability to finance major export projects could begin to thaw soon anyway.

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Clapper: Russia treating Trump like an asset

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is handling President Donald Trump figuratively as "an asset."

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Preemies and underweight babies more likely to develop ADHD

(Reuters Health) - - Babies who are born too soon or arrive weighing too little are about three times more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than full-term, healthy-sized infants, a research review suggests.

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Luke Bryan's 'What Makes You Country' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country" album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album.

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Facebook to demote posts fishing for Likes

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Sen. Manchin on Al Franken: 'I definitely think he should not resign'

Sen. Joe Manchin says fellow Sen. Al Franken should not resign in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Dem Senator: Investigate Franken, not Trump

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-VA) says Sen. Al Franken should not resign but there should be an investigation into harassment allegations against the Senator. As for President Trump, Manchin doesn't see the need.

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Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has increased the prices of most of its iPhone models sold in India after the government last week raised taxes on imported phones in a bid to boost domestic manufacturing.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul

President Trump, who indicated that Mr. McCain was returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized, said the senator would come back if his vote was needed.

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Sushi 101: Learn how to eat raw fish like a pro

Sushi is a quintessential culinary experience for visitors to Japan, right up there with ramen and udon.

Budgets and Budgeting nytimes.com

Uproar Over Purported Ban at C.D.C. of Words Like ‘Fetus’

The Department of Health and Human Services played down a report that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told not to use several words in budget documents.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’

What began as a training mission took a bizarre turn in 2004, an encounter that caught the attention of a Pentagon program investigating U.F.O.s.

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It looks like tax reform is already paying off with the GOP base

Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’

Accusations of sexual harassment and assault have not been received with the same uproar and solidarity as in the United States and beyond.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Alabama’s Unlikely Rebel

Senator Richard Shelby’s line in the sand extends from George Wallace to Roy Moore.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How to Fall Under a Butoh-like Spell

Change is glacial in Kota Yamazaki’s “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination”; Indah Walsh’s “homespun” is playful and benign.

environmentNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

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Exclusive: U.S. Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

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Analysis: Joe Biden sure looks like he is running for president

The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden's 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill.

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Trump makes trouble for spouses of H-1B visa holders

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Alabama’s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

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Al Franken continues working while departure date unclear

Even though he announced he would resign within "the coming weeks" amid accusations he groped women, Sen. Al Franken is still reporting for duty to Capitol Hill with no departure date set.

Bars and Nightclubs nytimes.com

Travel Tips: Six Ways to Drink Like a Local on Vacation

These tips will have you mingling with locals and drinking local specialties the next time you travel.

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A vibrant press in the unlikeliest of places

Television nytimes.com

Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape

The acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire makes Disney a true streaming competitor to services like Netflix and Amazon.

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Global Economy Is Partying Like It’s 2008

The factors that caused the Great Recession are at play again today.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Hines Global REIT II Makes Second Public Offering Of Up To $2.50 Bln In Shares Of Its Stock

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Hines Global Reit II: HINES GLOBAL REIT II SAYS MAKING A SECOND PUBLIC OFFERING OF UP TO $2.50 BILLION IN SHARES OF ITS STOCK- SEC FILING

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Manhattan bomb suspect makes court appearance from hospital bed

Akayed Ullah made his first court appearance from a hospital bed on Wednesday, two days after authorities said he detonated a homemade device on a busy transit hub in New York City, injuring five people and creating panic.

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Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator by the state's governor on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

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Marcato likely to pull off win in proxy war with Deckers

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Deckers Outdoor Corp shareholders looked set to hand three board seats to Marcato Capital Management at the UGG boots maker's annual meeting on Thursday, capping a months-long bitter proxy contest.

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Minnesota's Lt. Gov. to replace Al Franken in the Senate

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the state's governor said at a news conference.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor to Replace Al Franken in Senate

The appointment followed weeks of debate over Mr. Franken’s fate. He announced he would resign last week after more women reported improper behavior.

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King: Bannon looks like disheveled drunk

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) joins members of the Republican party in publicly denouncing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken: report

(Reuters) - Minnesota's governor will appoint Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith as U.S. senator to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

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BRIEF-Nasdaq Says Experiencing Issues With Market Data Dissemination, Affecting Certain Nordic Indexes

* NASDAQ SAYS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH MARKET DATA DISSEMINATION, AFFECTING CERTAIN NORDIC INDEXES

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Why cold air makes your nose run

About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.

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Jones unlikely to impact GOP tax plan

Doug Jones' victory in Alabama means that Democrats are only two seats away from the majority. While a Democratic move into the majority still looks like a long shot, it's now not out of the question. CNN's Tom Foreman explains.

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Alabama Secretary of State: 'Highly unlikely' Jones is not the winner

Secretary of State of Alabama John Merrill said it was "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones would not be certified as the winner of Tuesday's special election for the US Senate.

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Merrill: Unlikely Jones is not next senator

Moments after Republican Roy Moore announced he wanted a recount, CNN spoke with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who said that it is "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones is not the next senator of the state of Alabama.

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BRIEF-Hines Global Makes Second Public Offering Of Up To $2.50 Bln In Shares Of Its Stock

* HINES GLOBAL REIT SAYS MAKING A SECOND PUBLIC OFFERING OF UP TO $2.50 BILLION IN SHARES OF ITS STOCK- SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AeIqiE] Further company coverage:

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Law Schools Should Protect Students From Judges Like Alex Kozinski

Professors should refuse to send students to a problematic judge and publicly explain why.

Dinosaurs nytimes.com

Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur blood.

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European property giant makes $16 billion bet on U.S. shopping malls

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

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PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

SEATTLE (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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Barkley to Alabama: Stop looking like idiots

Retired basketball player Charles Barkley spoke at an event for Alabama Democrat Doug Jones where he urged voters to "stop making Alabama looking like idiots" and not vote for Republican candidate Roy Moore.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay, study says

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail Biter, Races to Finish Line

Amid a blur of question marks and conflicting polls, Roy S. Moore, the Republican, and Doug Jones, the Democrat, made their final appeals to voters Monday.

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Trump makes 'robo-call' for Moore as Democrat Jones takes lead in Alabama race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sought to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by releasing a recorded phone call on his behalf in the final stretch of a bitter Alabama election fight marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

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Icahn makes four nominations for Xerox board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has named four nominees to Xerox Corp's board of directors, the company said on Monday.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris

The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.

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For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

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Thyssenkrupp makes offer to workers for Tata Steel deal: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp has offered workers commitments on jobs and investments to get union backing for its deal with Tata Steel to merge their European steel operations, several people close to labor union IG Metall said.

Alabama nytimes.com

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

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

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Aftershocks likely from September test detected from North Korea nuclear site: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two minor tremors were detected on Saturday from near North Korea's nuclear test site and were probably aftershocks from the country's massive nuclear test in early September, a U.S. Geological Survey official said.