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¡Ay bendito! No. 1 song in US is in Spanish

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A wall may go up between the United States and its Spanish-speaking neighbor to the south, but nothing can stop the success of the nation's current No. 1 hit song, which is mostly in ... Español. [Source]

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BRIEF-Sanchez Energy ‍Expects 2018 Production To Average Between 88,000 BOE/D And 92,000 BOE/D​

* SANCHEZ ENERGY ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET, PRODUCTION, AND FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF).

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BRIEF-Corcept Therapeutics, Dohmen Entered Into Settlement Agreement And Mutual Release Of Any And All Claims That May Have Existed Between Parties

* CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS - CO, DOHMEN ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY HAVE EXISTED BETWEEN PARTIES

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BRIEF-Premier Gold Mines Sees 2018 Gold Production Of Between 85,000 To 95,000 Ounces

* PREMIER REPORTS PRODUCTION RESULTS FOR 2017 AND GUIDANCE FOR 2018

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Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.

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Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

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

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CORRECTED-Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-One Stop Systems Inc Sees IPO Of 2.9 Million Shares Priced Between $6-$8/Shr

* ONE STOP SYSTEMS INC SEES IPO OF ABOUT 2.9 MILLION SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $6.00 AND $8.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mKLbDx)

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook, to take benefit from tax law

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cut and said it will speed up technology investments that aim to cut customer costs.

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UnitedHealth raises 2018 profit outlook citing tax benefits

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday raised its outlook for 2018 earnings per share by more than 16 percent due to the U.S. corporate tax cuts and said it would speed up investments in data analytics and technology to better serve consumers.

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

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

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Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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BRIEF-Roxgold expects ‍gold Production Between 110,000 And 120,000 Ounces In 2018​

* ROXGOLD EXCEEDS INCREASED 2017 PRODUCTION GUIDANCE AND PROVIDES 2018 OPERATIONAL OUTLOOK

Czech Republic nytimes.com

In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

The Interpreter: Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

Security experts called it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.

Music nytimes.com

Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

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North Korea says IOC is considering South Korea's proposal for united women's hockey team: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Digital Health Resources For 2018

* UNITEDHEALTHCARE INTRODUCES NEW DIGITAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR 2018, INCLUDING APPLE PAY FOR CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Turkey reinstates 1,823 civil servants linked to app used by coup plotters: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants purged after a 2016 failed coup, determining they had no links to the network of a cleric accused of masterminding the putsch, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

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Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.

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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Trump says messages between FBI employees were treasonous: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that messages exchanged between employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were working on a special counsel investigation into whether Russia had meddled in the 2016 election amounted to treason.

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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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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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U.S. judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states -Ohio

Jan 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

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BRIEF-Air Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses From Winter Storm Eleanor/Burglind Will Be Between EUR 1.1 Bln And EUR 1.6 Bln

* AIR WORLDWIDE ESTIMATES INSURED LOSSES FROM WINTER STORM ELEANOR/BURGLIND WILL BE BETWEEN EUR 1.1 BILLION AND EUR 1.6 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Announces Upsizing And Pricing Of Subordinated Notes Offering

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC. ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SUBORDINATED NOTES OFFERING

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

Medicaid nytimes.com

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.

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Claws are out in logo row between Puma and fashion designer Plein

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sportswear firm Puma has won an injunction to stop fashion designer Philipp Plein from selling clothes in Germany bearing a tiger logo similar to its own leaping cat, Puma said on Thursday.

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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

At least six, including California, New York and Washington, are considering bills to restore protections that the F.C.C. ended, but political and legal obstacles may stand in the way.

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U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.

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BRIEF-Softbank Group Reports Purchase Of 5.3 Million Shares Of Sprint Corp's Common Stock Between Jan 8-9

* SOFTBANK GROUP CORP REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 5,348,176 SHARES OF SPRINT CORP'S COMMON STOCK BETWEEN JAN 8 AND JAN 9 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FoJNyc)

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U.S. immigration operation targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

(Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.

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Trump: Collusion was between Democrats and Russia

President Donald Trump told reporters there is "collusion" between the Democrats and the Russians and said, "the witch hunt continues."

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Trump hands GOP Florida governor a win on drilling but leaves other states hanging

It helps to be a Republican governor on Donald Trump's side.

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After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

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Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington's use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated Dec. 20 and published on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Midland States Bancorp Announces Receipt Of Regulatory Approval For Alpine Bancorp Acquisition

* MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF FEDERAL REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR ACQUISITION OF ALPINE BANCORPORATION

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BRIEF-United Continental Sees Q4 Consolidated Capacity To 4 Pct Higher Versus Last Year

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC SEES Q4 CONSOLIDATED PRASM ABOUT 12.41 ¢/ASM

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

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Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

At a speech to farmers in Nashville on Monday, Mr. Trump claimed he had cut taxes by $5.5 trillion instead of the actual $1.5 trillion amount.

Chronic Wasting Disease nytimes.com

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

Montana is the latest Western state to discover animals infected with chronic wasting disease. It may decimate herds and, biologists say, invade Yellowstone.

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BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong

* UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG

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No quick deal seen between Airbus and China on A380

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus has studied the possibility of selling China a stake in its flagship A380 superjumbo program in exchange for orders as it tries to shore up declining production, but no immediate deal is on the table, industry sources said.

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BRIEF-Crocs Says Expects Q4 Revenue Between $195 Mln And $198 Mln

* - COMPANY CONTINUES TO EXPECT 2017 REVENUES TO BE DOWN LOW SINGLE DIGITS COMPARED TO $1.036 BILLION IN 2016

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BRIEF-NanoString Technologies cuts 30 jobs; sees FY 2017 revenue between $113 mln-$115 mln

* NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES SAYS ‍PRODUCT AND SERVICE REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $72 MILLION, VERSUS PRIOR GUIDANCE OF $68 TO $71 MILLION​

Dingoes nytimes.com

Coober Pedy Journal: Mending Fences in the War Between Dingoes and Sheep

At almost twice the length of the United States-Mexico border, an Australian fence meant to prevent wild dogs from attacking livestock is the longest in the world.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another

The growing divide between California and President Trump erupted this week, over marijuana, immigration, taxes and the environment.

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Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County on Friday.

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United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

Jan 5 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

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Lingard and Lukaku give Man United late 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Jesse Lingard scored his fourth goal in as many games and substitute Romelu Lukaku added a stoppage time effort as Manchester United reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 home win over Championship side Derby County on Friday.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

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

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

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Patriots refute talk of rift: 'We stand united'

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have all shot down a report that suggested a rift between them could soon bring an end to their successful run.

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States unhappy with rollback of pot rules

States that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.

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Iran protests spur tensions between Trump admin and Europe

Tension is brewing between the US and Europe over how the international community should address the deadly protests in Iran, several diplomats and Trump administration officials told CNN.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Clash Between Trump and Bannon

Writers from across the political spectrum on the comments made by Stephen K. Bannon about President Trump and the president’s response.

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States with legal pot denounce federal marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana denounced a move by the Trump administration on Thursday to cancel a policy that kept federal prosecutors at bay from the fledgling cannabis industries and vowed to uphold their state laws.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings says it will be closing 64 Kmart stores, 39 Sears stores between early March and early April 2018

* SEARS HOLDINGS - INFORMED ASSOCIATES AT 64 KMART STORES, 39 SEARS STORES THAT IT WILL BE CLOSING THESE STORES BETWEEN EARLY MARCH AND EARLY APRIL 2018 Source text - http://bit.ly/2CHPB8w Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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States with legal pot denounce Sessions' marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for cancelling a policy that had kept federal prosecutors at bay, saying the move amounted to meddling in states' affairs and ignored more pressing priorities like the opioid crisis.

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NASA mission will explore key zone between Earth and space

A new NASA mission launches this month to explore the zone between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space, where key communications satellites orbit amid bright bands of color known as airglow.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘In Between’ Tells of Three Women Fighting Patriarchy in Tel Aviv

Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature is a timely, warm and energetic celebration of friendship.

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U.S. jobless claims rise, data for several states estimated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated.

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Infant mortality is highest in these states

There's good and bad news when it comes to infant mortality in the United States.

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When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.

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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.

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A United Front Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s offer to hold talks is an opportunity for the United States and South Korea to forge a common strategy in confronting the North.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: Can States Fix the G.O.P. Tax Law?

With the Republican law seeming to target Democratic states for pain, governors are trying to avoid the damage.

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Monsanto wins support from 11 U.S. states in California cancer dispute

CHICAGO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer.

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The #MeToo link between 2 new senators

Two recently elected senators who were sworn into office Wednesday -- Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota -- have one thing in common.

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UPDATE 1-PHH Corp settles with 49 U.S. states over mortgage misconduct

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Corp over alleged misconduct tied to its servicing of single-family mortgages.

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Forty-nine states, District of Columbia sue PHH for "alleged misconduct" over single-family mortgages

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Mortgage Corporation over "alleged misconduct" tied to its servicing single-family mortgages.

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

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BRIEF-Liberty Oilfield Services Inc Sees IPO Of 10.7 Million Shares Priced Between $14-$16 Per Share

* LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC SEES IPO OF 10.7 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $14.00 AND $16.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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REFILE-AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network (Dec 29)

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

E-Commerce nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: States Pay the Price When You Buy Online

The Supreme Court should move state sales taxes into the internet age.

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AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s surprising call for dialogue with the South may undercut the Trump administration’s tough approach.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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BRIEF-TCF Financial Corp To Record A One-Time, Estimated Net Tax Benefit Between $120 Mln-$140 Mln From Tax Reform

* TCF FINANCIAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED IMPACT OF TAX REFORM

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Says Value Of Deferred Tax Asset Will Be Reduced By $37 Mln - $41 Mln Due To Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS SAYS DUE TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, ESTIMATES VALUE OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET WILL BE REDUCED BY A RANGE OF ABOUT $37 MILLION TO $41 MILLION

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

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

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

businessNews reuters.com

AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety netwowrk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't know the difference between climate and weather

At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits northern United States

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arctic blast sent most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest into a deep freeze that set record lows in several spots on Thursday as forecasters warned the frigid temperatures could last through the New Year holiday.

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‘Weak link’ between childhood lead and adult criminal behavior

(Reuters Health) - Lead exposure during childhood has been tied to a variety of developmental problems, but a new study suggests it may not be associated with higher odds of criminal behavior later in life.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

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Nigerian air force says United States agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria: statement

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.

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BRIEF-Liberbank Signs Strategic Agreement With Evo Payments ‍​From United States

* SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH EVO PAYMENTS ‍​FROM UNITED STATES

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Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction.

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Russian court approves amicable agreement between Rosneft, Bashneft and Sistema - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court has approved the amicable agreement reached on Friday between the Sistema conglomerate and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft in their dispute over the Bashneft oil company, RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Newmont Mining Expects Tax Reform To Result In Income Tax Expense Increase Between $200 Mln & $400 Mln

* NEWMONT MINING- IDENTIFIED THAT REDUCTION IN U.S. CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE TO 21% WILL RESULT IN RE-VALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSETS, LIABILITIES

West, Cornel nytimes.com

Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

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

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

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Wall Street slips as Nike, UnitedHealth drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in Nike and UnitedHealth.

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Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through.

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UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

(Reuters) - The blue-chip Dow Jones index was lower in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in UnitedHealth and Nike.

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US STOCKS-UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

* Celgene falls after follicular lymphoma regimen fails trial

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UnitedHealth to buy Chile's Banmedica for $2.8 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer's footprint in South America.

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EU drone rules in balance as member states hold off endorsing deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's first ever rules on drones, which were tentatively agreed three weeks ago, risk being scuppered as EU governments hesitate over endorsing the deal because of their opposition to a drone registration requirement, among other issues.

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

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Yazidi sisters reunited after three years in Islamic State captivity

SHARYA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Rosa, now 14, asked her Islamic State captors about her younger sisters Bushra, 12, and Suhayla, seven, she was told they had been killed for misbehaving.

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Man United knocked out by Bristol City in League Cup shock

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol City, from English soccer's second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarter-finals as they knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at their Ashton Gate home on Wednesday.

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

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

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United Auto Workers head says U.S. training center probe is limited

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a government investigation into allegations of embezzlement by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Wednesday.

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Barca edge Real on income but Liga growth key to usurping United

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona head into Saturday’s "Clasico" against Real Madrid with a whopping 11-point gap over their bitter rivals in the Liga title race -- and they also have the advantage in financial terms, albeit by smaller margins.

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Soccer-Barca edge Real on income but Liga growth key to usurping United

BARCELONA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona head into Saturday’s "Clasico" against Real Madrid with a whopping 11-point gap over their bitter rivals in the Liga title race -- and they also have the advantage in financial terms, albeit by smaller margins.

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UPDATE 2-United Therapeutics to pay $210 mln to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

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

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

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United Therapeutics to pay $210 million to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

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United Therapeutics to pay $210 mln to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States

Money meant for public schools will go to private families.

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States urge Trump administration to adopt new airline baggage fee rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 16 state attorneys general on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to reverse a decision to abandon a proposed regulation that would have required airlines and third party booking companies to prominently disclose baggage and other fees.

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 million

(Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 mln

Dec 19 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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Kremlin says cannot agree that Russia poses threat to United States

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin cannot agree that Russia poses a threat to the United States, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday, after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump presented a new national security strategy.

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Cooperation between China, U.S. to lead to win-win outcome: China's embassy in U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cooperation between China and the United States will lead to a win-win outcome for both sides, but confrontation will result in mutual losses, China's embassy in the U.S. said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday.

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Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.

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Chile choosing between billionaire and ex-journalist for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted in a runoff presidential election on Sunday that will determine if the world's top copper producer stays on its center-left course or joins a tide of Latin American nations turning to the right in recent years.

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

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

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These states could be the next Alabama

Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?

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Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines

An Italian nonprofit organizes soccer matches inside the country’s prisons in an effort to foster healthy relationships between inmates and their children.

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U.S. states sue Trump administration for not granting student-loan relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is breaking the law in not granting loan relief to students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other defunct for-profit schools, according to four U.S. state attorneys general who sued the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport

* ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KAILUA-KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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With no deal on children's health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress' failure to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling.

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These states are running out of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program

Sixteen states will run out of federal funding for CHIP -- the Children's Health Insurance Program -- by the end of January, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Three-quarters of all states expect to exhaust funds by the end of March unless Congress can agree to fund it.

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UPDATE 2-Medtronic settles states' probe into Infuse marketing for $12 mln

BOSTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote its Infuse bone graft product used in spinal surgery, the Massachusetts attorney general said on Wednesday.

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Medtronic settles states' probe into Infuse marketing for $12 million

BOSTON (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote its Infuse bone graft product used in spinal surgery, the Massachusetts attorney general said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Medtronic settles states' probe into Infuse marketing for $12 mln

BOSTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve claims that the company engaged in a deceptive marketing strategy to promote its Infuse bone graft product used in spinal surgery, the Massachusetts attorney general said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Limelight Networks Sees 2018 Non-GAAP EPS Between $0.11 And $0.15 Per Share

* SEES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES BETWEEN $22 MILLION AND $24 MILLION

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Motor racing: Concerned Formula One drivers put on united front

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One drivers, including Britain's four times world champion Lewis Hamilton, have shown rare unanimity by all signing up for their union amid concern for the sport's future direction.

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Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical

CHICAGO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits.

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Analysis: An insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Moore spokesman

Lost amid the sexual harassment and misconduct charges against Roy Moore over the past month is the fact that even before any of those allegations came to light, Republicans in Washington were deathly afraid of what the prospect of Moore in the Senate could do to the overall party brand.

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BRIEF-JG Wentworth Says Co, Units Filed Voluntary Cases Under Chapter 11 In United States Bankruptcy Court

* JG WENTWORTH SAYS ON DEC 12, CO, UNITS FILED VOLUNTARY CASES UNDER CHAPTER 11 IN UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR DISTRICT OF DELAWARE - SEC FILING

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Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

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Leaders Manchester City beat United on Premier League derby day

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to stretch their Premier League lead to 11 points while Liverpool and Everton drew 1-1 in a snowswept Merseyside derby at Anfield.

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Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

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United 2026 bid needs to build support for U.S. not stadiums

TORONTO (Reuters) - The heads of a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup trumpeted a winning plan on Saturday that technically ticks most if not all the boxes FIFA wants, but could miss the mark when it comes to winning friends.

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German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.

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How states that carried Trump to victory avoid one sticky part of the tax bill

When the House and Senate passed their respective tax bills, they agreed on one thing: The repeal of state and local tax deductions, except for property taxes. Those are capped at $10,000.

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

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

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United in friendship, divided by DACA

Like the board games they love playing together, Aldo Mendoza and Anthony Paz say their US citizenship status is dictated by chance. And they have no choice but to play the hands they've been dealt.

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BRIEF-‍Air China Launches New Non-Stop Service Between Shenzhen And Los Angeles​

* ‍AIR CHINA LAUNCHES NEW NON-STOP SERVICE BETWEEN SHENZHEN AND LOS ANGELES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) urged his party on Thursday to push for the creation of a "United States of Europe" and keep open the option of helping Chancellor Angela Merkel form a new government.

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UPDATE 2-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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Russia calls on OSCE states to ramp up cyber security efforts

VIENNA (Reuters) - Russia's foreign minister called on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) countries to strengthen efforts to ensure the safety of the internet on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Raytheon Forms New Subsidiary In The United Arab Emirates

* RAYTHEON CO SAYS ANNOUNCING IT HAS FORMED RAYTHEON EMIRATES, A NEW, WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY INCORPORATED AND HEADQUARTERED IN ABU DHABI

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BRIEF-United Rentals Announces Extension Of Exchange Offer For URNA’s 4.875% Senior Notes Due 2028

* UNITED RENTALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF EXCHANGE OFFER FOR URNA’S 4.875% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

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

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Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.

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UPDATE 3-UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion

Dec 6 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc will buy DaVita Inc's primary and urgent care services for $4.9 billion in its second acquisition this year to expand its fast-growing medical group, it said on Wednesday.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

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

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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Wednesday announced a $4.9 billion deal to buy a unit of DaVita Inc, looking to bolster its primary and urgent care services.

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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita's medical unit for $4.9 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Wednesday it would buy kidney care services provider DaVita Inc's medical unit for about $4.9 billion cash, as the health insurer looks to expand operations in outpatient care services.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

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North Korea sets template for other rogue states

Among the many strides North Korea has made in its development of nuclear weapons it can add another disquieting distinction: the precedent it's set for other rogue states who covet nuclear weapons.

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Shoot-out between Colombia rebels kills 13, government says

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Thirteen people, including civilians, were killed during a confrontation between Colombia's ELN rebels and dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC guerrilla group in a remote area known for drug trafficking, the country's ombudsman said on Tuesday.

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Venezuela's former ambassador to U.N. leaves the United States: source

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's former ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, has left the United States after being forced to resign by President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to a source with knowledge of his travel plan.

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WADA reinstates suspended Mexico laboratory

(Reuters) - Mexico’s suspended anti-doping laboratory has been reinstated after correcting non-conformities, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Monster Digital Terminates License Deal Between Monster Inc, SDJ Technologies

* HAS FORWARDED MONSTER INC A NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF TRADEMARK LICENSE DEAL BETWEEN MONSTER INC, SDJ TECHNOLOGIES

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

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

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No Brexit agreement between EU and Britain after May-Juncker meeting

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There was no agreement between the European Union and Britain on Brexit after a meeting on Monday between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, a source said.

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Hungary's Richter says no link seen between Esmya drug and liver damage

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data for its uterine fibroid treatment Esmya indicate no demonstrable link with liver damage, the firm said on Monday.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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McConnell optimistic of tax bill deal between Senate and House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on tax legislation that can be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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Trump says no collusion between his campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was "absolutely no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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France's Macron calls for dialogue between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurds

PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on Saturday for dialogue in Iraq between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.

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BRIEF-‍United Steelworkers ratify four-year contract with TimkenSteel​

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BRIEF-United Continental Holdings Inc Files For A Potential Mixed Shelf Offering ‍​

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC FILES FOR A POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE UNDISCLOSED - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BAVDTY) Further company coverage:

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Details give clearer picture of coordination between Trump advisers and Russians

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of President Donald Trump's transition team" who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

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

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

Opera nytimes.com

Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.

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U.S. states gird for fight as Trump targets consumer finance watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.

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US states gird for fight as Trump targets consumer finance watchdog

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's Attorney General is leading the charge among his Democratic peers preparing to shore up protections for borrowers and savers while President Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to defang a powerful consumer finance watchdog.

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BRIEF-GM Report 245,387 Deliveries In The United States In November, Down 2.9 Pct

* GM SAYS REPORTED 245,387 DELIVERIES IN THE UNITED STATES IN NOVEMBER, DOWN 2.9 PERCENT

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BRIEF-Magellan Health Sees FY18 Adj Earnings Per Share Between $5.68 - $6.47

* MAGELLAN HEALTH INC - SEES FY 2018 NET REVENUE $7,500.0 MILLION - $7,800.0 MILLION

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BRIEF-Havells India To Wind Up Units In Chile & United States

* SAYS UNIT HAVELLS HOLDINGS LTD SIGNS MOU WITH CONSORTIUM OF INVESTORS FOR TRANSFER ON ENTITY IN BRAZIL Source text - http://bit.ly/2AMlgnL Further company coverage:

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Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

(Reuters) - Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his balancing of growth and margin, weighing in passionately after a weak third quarter on a debate sparked by this year's unwanted approach from Kraft-Heinz .

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BRIEF-United-Guardian announces regular and special dividends

* SAYS ‍DECLARED A SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDEND OF $0.50/SHARE AND SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF ADDITIONAL $0.50 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia's Lavrov: little difference between policies of Trump and Obama - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The actions of U.S. President Donald Trump's team are similar to the policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview, state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-United Security Bancshares Says Board Of Co, United Security Bank Voted To Increase Size Of Their Respective Boards From 10 To 11 Directors​

* UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES- ‍ON NOV. 28, BOARD OF CO, UNITED SECURITY BANK VOTED TO INCREASE SIZE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BOARDS FROM 10 TO 11 DIRECTORS​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AGgfgo] Further company coverage:

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

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

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

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UPDATE 2-Canada opens WTO case against United States over lumber duties

OTTAWA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday formally opened a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization over a recent Commerce Department decision to impose duties on Canadian lumber exports, the foreign ministry said.

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BRIEF-Weatherford International Says U.S. DoJ Has Cleared Proposed OneStim Joint Venture Between Weatherford And Schlumberger

* WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL PLC - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS CLEARED PROPOSED ONESTIM JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN WEATHERFORD AND SCHLUMBERGER LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: