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The Big Sur: No paradise for those cut off by storms

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Bringing home the groceries has taken on new meaning for residents of this hamlet perched along California's famous Highway 1. With a vital bridge gone, they have to hike in -- toting backpacks, shopping bags and even the occasional wheelbarrow. [Source]

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What debt ceiling worries? Markets hum along

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Government shutdown? So yesterday. Debt ceiling? Yawn.

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Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Critic’s Notebook: In Solo Shows, Lip-Syncing ‘Hamlet’ and Investigating Home Movies

At the 14th Under the Radar festival, artists working with found audio and video stretch the boundaries of theater.

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

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

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Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

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A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

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8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

You don’t need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health.

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Kim Jong-un Goes Dapper, Updating His Style Along With His Arsenal

The North Korean leader chose a silver-gray suit to deliver a message of conciliation to South Korea — and perhaps signal a reach toward modernity.

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Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

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Venezuela crisis sends residents fleeing

Yesica Galindez left Caracas last weekend in search of a better life. Her final destination: Chile, nearly 3,000 miles away.

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Warriors rolling along despite loss of key players

(Reuters) - The loss of one leading player to injury would be cause for panic for most NBA teams but the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have such impressive depth that they have cruised along despite missing a handful of regulars.

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Jerusalem 'Santa' offers free Christmas trees to residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little by offering free Christmas trees to residents of a city at the...

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Shots fired along demilitarized zone as North Korean soldier defects

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean guards fired warning shots across the heavily militarized border with North Korea on Thursday as a soldier from the North defected, officials said, complicating efforts to ease tensions over the Pyongyang's weapons programs.

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Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile's President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically.

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Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Florida is set to reopen Tuesday -- featuring a new robot President Donald Trump.

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BRIEF-Magna International Realigns Management Structure Along Product Lines​

* MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC - ‍ANNOUNCED A REALIGNMENT OF ITS MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ALONG PRODUCT LINES​

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.

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Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

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Brazilian prosecutors ask state bank Caixa to remove vice presidents

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors have asked that all the vice presidents of Caixa Economica Federal be replaced for what officials suspect are "irregularities" at the state bank, according to a document made public late on Friday.

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False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

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Pics that say it all about how Trump and Sessions get along

President Donald Trump was in Quantico, Virginia, Friday morning to give a graduation speech to the FBI National Academy. Before he spoke, he was seated next to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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California residents decorate their burned homes

Homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, were destroyed in October during the Tubbs Fire. Some residents are bringing Christmas cheer to those burned properties.

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Along Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, Unsettling Feelings to Go With the Scenery

A road known for its postcard views was eerily empty in parts, with fires and the acrid smell of smoke nearby.

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Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

FARIA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes with dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday.

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More than 110,000 residents ordered to leave their homes

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Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, Explained

President Trump’s tweet that he knew his former national security adviser had lied to the F.B.I. is seen by some as evidence that he obstructed justice. But his lawyer says a president cannot violate such laws.

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In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.

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Yemen car bomb attack kills at least two people in Aden: residents

ADEN (Reuters) - Assailants detonated a car bomb outside the Yemeni Finance Ministry offices in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, killing at least two people, hospital officials and residents said.

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BRIEF-Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside Softbank - TechCrunch​

* Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside Softbank - TechCrunch​ , citing sources ‍​ Source : http://tcrn.ch/2Afc3TV Further company coverage:

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Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

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Suspected Boko Haram militants take over Magumeri town in northeast Nigeria: residents

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over the town of Magumeri in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

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Miles From Flint, Residents Turn Off Taps in New Water Crisis

Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.

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Colombian ex-presidents to back joint right-wing 2018 ticket

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two former Colombian presidents will back a joint right-wing ticket in elections next year, they said on Friday, focusing their platform on objections to the peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebels.

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State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

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Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests.

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Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

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Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise along with dollar, investors eye tax vote

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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At least two die as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing at least two people, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing one woman, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded a town near Athens on Wednesday, trapping people in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

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Panama says Odebrecht paid ex-presidents sons $49 million

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Two son's of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli were paid $49 million by Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht through a network of shell companies, Panama's prosecutors office said on Thursday.

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The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

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LVMH boss Arnault says assets referred to in "Paradise Papers" known to tax bodies

PARIS (Reuters) - Bernard Arnault, France's richest billionaire and the head of luxury goods group LVMH , said on Wednesday that assets referred to by Le Monde newspaper, in the "Paradise Papers" leaks tracking tax affairs, were known to tax authorities.

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Europe Edition: Paradise Papers, Tariq Ramadan, Twitter: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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UPDATE 1-Dutch tax breaks under fire after "Paradise Papers" leaks

AMSTERDAM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Dutch tax breaks to large international companies came under renewed fire on Tuesday after newly leaked documents revealed errors in the drafting of a tax ruling for U.S. consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.

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The Paradise Papers: How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy

In the world of offshore finance, confidentiality long ago became a corrosive secrecy.

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EU to discuss tax havens blacklist after 'Paradise Papers' leaks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states will on Tuesday bring forward a discussion on plans for a tax havens' blacklists after newly leaked documents revealed investments by wealthy individuals and institutions around the globe, officials said.

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The Paradise Papers: After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits

The tech giant has found a tax haven in the island of Jersey, leaving billions of dollars untouched by the United States, leaked documents reveal.

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The Paradise Papers: From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

Records leaked from an offshore law firm show how the wealthy elite sidestep prohibitions on foreigners registering private planes in the United States.

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London life laid bare in rubbish along the Thames

LONDON (Reuters) - Bones, a moldy hot water bottle, a pair of rusty pliers and a pristine pair of women’s pants are among the eclectic cast-offs Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth has found along...

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India orders investigation after Paradise Papers leak

NEW DELHI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - India on Monday formed a panel of government officials to investigate cases that figure in the so-called Paradise Papers, a trove of leaked documents about offshore investments of wealthy individuals and institutions.

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At least 8 of the 26 victims were members of the same family, residents tell CNN

A shooter killed 26 people at a Texas church and at least eight of those victims were members of the same family, according to a relative and a community leader who both spoke to CNN.

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Texas Shooting, Paradise Papers, Shalane Flanagan: Your Monday Briefing

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

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An Upscale Hamlet Weighs Whether to Be a Village (or Not to Be)

The hamlet of Edgemont, N.Y., is seeking to become an incorporated village, citing land use decisions and costly settlements by the Town of Greenburgh.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Japan, North Korea, Paradise Papers: Your Monday Briefing

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

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The Paradise Papers: Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments

Leaked files show that a state-controlled bank in Moscow helped to fuel Yuri Milner’s ascent in Silicon Valley, where the Russia investigation has put tech companies under scrutiny.

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The Paradise Papers: Commerce Secretary’s Offshore Ties to Putin ‘Cronies’

Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, retained investments in a shipping firm with business ties to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle.

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The Paradise Papers: Millions of Leaked Files Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

The leak, called the Paradise Papers, centers on an offshore law firm that has helped obscure the wealth of multinational companies and the superrich.

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An inside look at life along the Korean DMZ

CNN's Brooke Baldwin gets an inside look at life along the Korean DMZ.

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Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatar nationals, residents

CAIRO (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Tuesday it would impose entry visas on Qatar nationals and residents in what it called a security measure.

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Rick Gates Was a Protégé of Paul Manafort’s Before Being Indicted Alongside Him

Rick Gates, a former business associate of President Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been charged along with his one-time mentor in a money laundering conspiracy.

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NY, California governors say residents would suffer under Trump tax cuts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York and California's Democratic governors said on Friday residents would face hefty tax increases and some would leave their states under a proposal in the Republican tax plan that would eliminate state and local tax (SALT) deductions on federal income tax.

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Libyans dig for water in latest test for capital's residents

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Across Libya's capital residents have started drilling through pavements to access wells in a desperate search for water after the taps ran dry in a new low for living conditions.

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This mayor wants to give residents $500 a month

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Puerto Rico residents are fleeing to Florida

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On Shanghai outskirts, some residents unmoved as China unveils leadership

FENGXIAN, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to the country on Wednesday about "waves of positive energy" from the ruling Communist Party after its twice-a-decade leadership shuffle, but on the rural outskirts of Shanghai, not everyone was riveted to the screen.

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BRIEF-Shah Capital along with consortium withdraws proposal to buyout UTStarcom Holdings

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Residents of Philippines' Marawi begin long trudge back to normalcy as battle ends

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Marawi resident Baimona Amintao hopes her turn comes quickly once authorities begin raffling off the first batch of temporary shelters for those who lost their homes to the five-month battle to retake the southern Philippine city from Islamist militants.

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In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty.

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Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

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Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.

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Lawyer charged alongside Martin Shkreli goes on trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors were presented with a stark choice during opening statements Friday in the trial of Evan Greebel, the lawyer charged with conspiracy alongside former drug executive Martin Shkreli: was he Shkreli's "right hand man," or a victim of his deceit?

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Residents of shrinking U.S. island reject 'climate victim' label

TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Art Review: Lauren Greenfield Tries to Capture the Meaning of Money

In “Generation Wealth,” the photographer shows that she can satirize her subjects. But does she give insight into why we live the way we do?

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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

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Iraqi-backed Yazidi group takes over Sinjar after Kurdish pullout: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with Iraq's Shi'ite-led Popular Mobilisation took full control on Tuesday of the Yazidi city of Sinjar, in the north west of the country, residents told Reuters.

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911 Calls From Nursing Home Where Residents Died: ‘Oh My God, This Is Crazy’

The police in Hollywood, Fla., released 911 calls from a nursing home under investigation after some of its residents died in the post-hurricane heat.

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Trilobites: It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

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Deputies braved flames to evacuate residents

As walls of flames and thick plumes of smoke continued to tear through Northern California Saturday, grim stories are emerging of the desperate attempts to save people in one of the state's deadliest wildfires.

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How Trump can become one of America's greatest presidents

President Donald Trump argued this week that he wants America's nuclear stockpile in "tiptop shape," while denying a report that he planned to increase the US arsenal tenfold. 

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Along the Mississippi

The Great River Road, the byway that runs next to the Mississippi River, was the organizing principle of a road trip that took a family through the history of this land.

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Wall St. edges along on tepid bank earnings, media stocks drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street was largely unchanged late on Thursday morning as a rise in technology stocks helped negate another tumble in media stocks and results from JPMorgan and Citigroup that failed to enthuse.

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US STOCKS-Wall St edges along on tepid bank earnings, media stocks drag

* Indexes down: Dow 0.04 pct, S&P 0.09 pct, Nasdaq 0.02 pct (Changes comment, updates prices to late morning)

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Residents in northern California evacuated amid fast-spreading fires

(Reuters) - Buildings in California's Napa and Sonoma counties were being evacuated early on Monday morning after multiple, fast-spreading wildfires engulfed the area with thick smoke and large flames, according to fire officials and local media.

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They purchased paradise ... then gave it all away

This is the story of the couple who purchased paradise, the neighbors who curse their name and the idea that might save life as we know it.

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Off the strip, Vegas residents still reeling

Residents and visitors to Las Vegas describe the feeling in the city following the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

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All living ex-presidents to be at hurricane relief concert

All five living former US presidents will participate in a benefit concert to raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Texas later this month, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced today.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Funcef to exercise tag-along rights in Eldorado stake sale

SAO PAULO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Brazilian pension fund Funcef decided to exercise tag-along rights and sell its 8.53 percent stake in wood pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA to Netherlands-based Paper Excellence BV, according to a statement on Wednesday.

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REFILE-Brazil's Funcef to exercise tag-along rights in Eldorado stake sale

SAO PAULO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Brazilian pension fund Funcef decided to exercise tag-along rights and sell its 8.53 percent stake in wood pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA to Netherlands-based Paper Excellence BV, according to a statement on Wednesday.

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Trump Lands in Puerto Rico After Complaining About Residents’ Efforts in Storm Recovery

The president makes his first trip to the island since Hurricane Maria hit, after a public dispute with a mayor over the government’s storm response.

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Gupta: Meaningless suffering in Puerto Rico

In medicine, there is a meeting that takes place behind closed doors, where doctors openly discuss their cases, including any complications or unfortunate deaths.

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Las Vegas steps up: Residents line up to give blood

Las Vegas residents are stepping up to help victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

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How US presidents react to shootings

Pres. Trump and his three predecessors have had to respond to mass shootings, often addressing the nation's concerns while encouraging unity and healing.

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Trump attends Presidents Cup golf tournament, dedicates trophy to hurricane victims

President Donald Trump attended the final round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, and dedicated the winning trophy to hurricane victims, mentioning specifically that the situation in Puerto Rico is "horrible" but "under control."

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United States win Presidents Cup golf over International team

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The United States easily won their seventh consecutive Presidents Cup over the International team on Sunday but the visitors avoided a record defeat thanks to a last-day rally at Liberty National.

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United States clinch Presidents Cup golf over International team

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Daniel Berger clinched victory for the United States over the International team at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National on Sunday.

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Ruthless United States on brink of Presidents Cup golf win

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The International team's Presidents Cup hopes were hanging by the slimmest of threads after the United States claimed six of eight matches in a cut-throat display on Saturday to sit on the brink of a seventh successive title.

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Phil Mickelson, With Family in Tow, Breaks a Presidents Cup Record

Mickelson’s wife, Amy, and two of their children looked on as he took the record for the most career wins in the event and as the United States nearly finished off the International team.

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United States on brink of winning Presidents Cup golf

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The International team's hopes at the Presidents Cup were hanging by a thread as Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth overcame a mid-round rules blunder to claim the first four-ball point on Saturday and add to a commanding United States lead.

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Golf: Another win gives Mickelson all-time record at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson won the 25th Presidents Cup match of his career on Saturday, a record one better than fellow American Tiger Woods.

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Mickelson matches Woods with record 24 wins at Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson is proving more adept wielding a golf club than taking a selfie at the Presidents Cup as he joined Tiger Woods for the most victories at the team event.

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U.S. poised for four-ball rout at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Presidents Cup debutantes Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell showed no signs of jitters crushing South African Charl Schwartzel and India's Anirban Lahiri to leave the United States poised for a four-ball rout of the Internationals on Friday.

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Oosthuizen and Grace improve to 5-0 at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace provided a bright spot for the International team on Thursday when they continued their brilliant partnership to post another victory against the United States.

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U.S. lead International team after first day at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The United States stole an early march over the International team to earn a two-point lead after the opening day foursomes at the Presidents Cup at Liberty National on Thursday.

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U.S. strike first against Internationals at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - Another Presidents Cup, another poor start by the Internationals as the United States won the first foursomes match on the opening day at Liberty National on Thursday.

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Obama, Bush and Clinton at the Presidents Cup

Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton kicked off the Presidents Cup golf tournament in New Jersey on Thursday -- the first time three former presidents attended the biennial tournament.

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Presidents Cup starts without controversy in front of three ex-presidents

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The 12th Presidents Cup between the U.S. and an International team began in raucous but light-hearted fashion in front of the past three American presidents at Liberty National on Thursday with the national anthem immaculately observed.

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Internationals out to avoid early deficit at Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - International Team captain Nick Price will field his big guns early on Thursday in an effort to avoid falling behind on the first day of the Presidents Cup.

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Trump likely to visit Presidents Cup: PGA Tour commissioner

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to visit this week's Presidents Cup, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said on Wednesday.

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Mickelson proud of longevity as he prepares for 12th Presidents Cup

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - It is difficult to decide whether it is more impressive that Phil Mickelson has played every Presidents Cup or that he has only once been on a losing U.S. team.

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'Hodgepodge' International team primed for Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - International team captain Nick Price is hopeful his "hodgepodge" team of players from around the world can gel this week and inflict a rare defeat on the United States in the Presidents Cup.

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No anthem protest from U.S. Presidents Cup team, says Stricker

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The United States team at this week's Presidents Cup will not protest during the national anthem, captain Steve Stricker said on Tuesday.

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Golf: 'Hodgepodge' International team primed for Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - International team captain Nick Price is hopeful his "hodgepodge" team of players from around the world can gel this week and inflict a rare defeat on the United States in the Presidents Cup.

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Golf: No anthem protest from U.S. Presidents Cup team, says Stricker

LIBERTY NATIONAL, New Jersey (Reuters) - The United States team at this week's Presidents Cup will not protest during the national anthem, captain Steve Stricker said on Tuesday.

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Presidents shouldn't tell teams what to do, Trump tweets in 2013

Over the weekend, President Trump went on a tweet storm directed at players who refuse to stand during the national anthem.

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Internationals facing underdog role at Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - The International team has little choice but to embrace the role of underdog as it takes on a formidable United States side at the Presidents Cup starting on Thursday.

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Residents in northwest Puerto Rico told their lives are in danger from flooding days after Hurricane Maria

All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of an "imminent dam break," the National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday afternoon.

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Maria rages on as Caribbean residents try to resume their lives

After devastating the US territory of Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria is tracking toward the Turks and Caicos Islands, and beyond that, the stretched out island chain of the Bahamas.

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Puerto Rican residents face uncertain future

Residents of Puerto Rico have started to survey the damage left by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Leyla Santiago has more.

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Ukraine President says Trump backs U.N. deployment along border with Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his support for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers across Ukraine's eastern conflict zone and along its whole border with Russia.

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Road to electric car paradise paved with handouts

JUDABERG, Norway (Reuters) - The Norwegian island of Finnoey has the highest density of electric cars in the world. The reason? They are exempt from the $6,000-a-year toll charges for the tunnel to the mainland.

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Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City.

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From Truman to Trump: How U.S. Presidents Have Addressed the U.N.

With President Trump’s first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, here’s a look at past presidents’ first speeches.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for not protecting state residents

(Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of as many as 143 million people, including 3 million in the state.

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Massachusetts sues Equifax for failing to protect state residents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax following a breach that exposed personal data about up to 143 million people, 3 million in Massachusetts.

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ETP says U.S. approves drilling along Rover gas pipeline

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Tuesday it received approval from U.S. energy regulators to resume drilling along its $4.2 billion Rover pipeline project.

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Forced out by Irma, residents finally returning to Lower Florida Keys

Residents of the Lower Florida Keys were finally allowed to return home Sunday morning, more than a week after they were forced to flee the wrath of Hurricane Irma.

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More Florida Keys residents return home to survey Irma's destruction

KEY LARGO, Fla., Sept 16 (Reuters) - More residents who had fled the Florida Keys ahead of Hurricane Irma were allowed to return to their homes on Saturday, as authorities prepared to reopen Key West at the end of the devastated archipelago on Sunday.

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Florida Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis

Florida Keys residents will be allowed to return home this weekend to assess damage to their properties caused by Hurricane Irma. However, officials said they are worried a new crisis could emerge when homeowners find their neighborhoods have no fuel, power, running water and other basic services.

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Video shows woman sat naked on a bed as residents suffered in sweltering Florida nursing home

On the night before emergency workers had to evacuate people from a Florida nursing home where eight died, residents suffered in the sweltering heat as staff used fans to cool them, and one woman sat naked in a bed in a hallway, a video obtained by CNN shows.

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Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Disposing of the mounds of debris lining Houston streets three weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooding damaged about 126,000 homes is riling residents and officials in the nation's fourth largest city.

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Paradise Lost: Devastation on the U.S. Virgin Islands

Residents of St. Thomas and St. John showed signs of resilience amid the ruins left by Hurricane Irma.

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This was paradise. Now it's a pile of debris

Residents of St. John, US Virgin Islands are returning home and cleaning up, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

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Son of one of eight residents who died at Florida nursing home says he couldn't reach his mom for days

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Keys residents returning to devastated region

Residents begin returning to the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction throughout the region. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

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Olympics-Games will not solve our problems, lament Paris suburb residents

SAINT-DENIS, France (Reuters) - As French officials uncorked the champagne to celebrate securing the 2024 Olympics, in Saint-Denis, the underprivileged district just north of Paris where much of the Games will be hosted, not everyone was preparing to party.

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Olympics: Games won't solve our problems, lament Paris suburb residents

SAINT-DENIS, France (Reuters) - As French officials get ready to uncork the champagne to celebrate securing the 2024 Olympics, in Saint-Denis, the underprivileged district just north of Paris where much of the Games will be hosted, not everyone is preparing to party.

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Shocked residents return to Irma-ravaged Florida Keys

ISLAMORADA, Fla., Sept 13 (Reuters) - Evacuees from Hurricane Irma were early on Wednesday returning to the Florida Keys, where sunrise will give them a first glimpse of devastation that has left countless homes and businesses in ruins.

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For Florida Keys Residents, Home Was the Ultimate Getaway. Then Irma Hit.

People who settle in the Keys often are escaping mainland life or resetting their own, and now some wonder if they should try a fresh start somewhere else.

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DESTRUCTION: Emotional residents return to ruined homes

CNN's Kyung Lah joins residents for the first look at their homes after Hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation across Florida.

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FOUND: NOAA helps Key West residents check their property

NOAA helped Key West residents check on the storm. Now, it's helping them check on their property.

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Residents return to shredded Florida Keys homes in Irma's deadly wake

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Reuters) - Some residents of the Florida Keys archipelago allowed back Tuesday found homes that Hurricane Irma's high winds had shredded like soda cans, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.

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Residents return to Florida Keys as Irma death toll rises

FLORIDA CITY/MIAMI (Reuters) - Residents returned on Tuesday to parts of the Florida Keys archipelago that was hammered by Hurricane Irma's high winds and storm surge, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.

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Irma's U.S. death toll rises; residents start to return to Florida coast

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida allowed some residents to return on Tuesday to areas hammered by Hurricane Irma's high winds and storm surge, while the death toll rose in the second major hurricane to hit the United States this year.

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Philippine police halt drug tests after residents petition court

MANILA (Reuters) - Police have been forced to stop conducting drug surveys and testing in the Philippine capital's biggest and most populous area after a lawyers' group representing residents filed a petition before a court, a police chief said on Tuesday.

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Caribbean residents fend off looters after Irma; Branson urges 'Marshall Plan'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Food shortages and looting on Caribbean islands hammered by Hurricane Irma sparked growing criticism of the government response, prompting British billionaire Richard Branson to call for a "Marshall plan" to help the region recover.

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Guardia Sanframondi Journal: Religious Rite Takes Hamlet Back in Time Every Seven Years

An ancient Catholic procession featuring hooded faithful and parades attracts thousand of tourists to a village in Italy’s south.

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Florida, a fragile kind of paradise

All hurricanes are brutal, but geology, geography and good old-fashioned capitalism have conspired to make Florida hurricanes particularly damaging events. South Florida, in particular, is a kind of paradise for many people who live there, but as far as Mother Nature is concerned, it's a fragile kind of paradise.

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Residents evacuated to shelter, then evacuated again

About 35 residents of a senior living facility in Port Charlotte, Florida, had to change shelter locations. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

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Houston residents confront officials over decision to flood neighborhoods

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Angry Houston residents shouted at city officials on Saturday over decisions to intentionally flood certain neighborhoods during Hurricane Harvey, as they returned to homes that may have been contaminated by overflowing sewers.

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Slovak Village Prospers in Partnership With Roma Residents It Once Shunned

As other villages in Slovakia have withered and vanished, Spissky Hrhov is thriving, along with the Roma residents it has worked hard to integrate into the community.

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Keys residents leave rows of cars abandoned

CNN's Bill Weir reports from the Florida Keys where many residents have abandoned their vehicles ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall.

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Some residents aim to ride out storm in boats

CNN's Bill Weir reports from Key Largo, Florida about residents' reaction to the storm as some plan to ride out the hurricane on their sailboats.

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All 5 ex-presidents team up for PSA

All five living former American presidents have joined together to launch "One America Appeal," an initiative that will raise funds to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

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Ex-U.S. Presidents Start Fund to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The campaign, One America Appeal, is expected to expand to help people affected by Hurricane Irma, which is expected to hit Florida this weekend.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. airlines scramble to evacuate residents ahead of Hurricane Irma

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Airlines were racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations.

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Five ex-U.S. presidents join forces to support Harvey victims

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five former U.S. presidents joined forces on Thursday to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey, aiming to help rebuild some of the thousands of homes and businesses destroyed from Texas to Louisiana.

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Airlines scramble to evacuate residents ahead of Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Airlines are racing against the clock to clear as many customers as possible from the likely Florida path of Hurricane Irma, as social and political pressure mounted for carriers to play a bigger role in aiding evacuations.

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Putin to US: Don't play along with North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula Thursday, telling an economic forum that the United States could be playing into North Korea's hands by trying to ramp up the pressure on Pyongyang.

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Opening Arguments in Menendez Trial Focus on the Meaning of Friendship

The opening statements of the federal corruption case of Senator Robert Menendez centered on the question: What constitutes a permissible friendship with a politician?

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Mickelson is captain's pick for Presidents Cup team

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson's sudden return to form last week proved enough to keep his Presidents Cup streak alive as the five-times major winner was one of two captain's picks to the United States team announced on Wednesday.

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Brazilian Corruption Case Ensnares Ex-Presidents da Silva and Rousseff

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, convicted in another case, and Dilma Rousseff, who faces charges for the first time, are accused of helping to collect millions in bribes.

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Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organization, the latest accusations in Brazil's sprawling corruption scandal.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

BRASILIA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organization, the latest accusations in Brazil's sprawling corruption scandal.

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Brazil ex-presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

BRASILIA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organization, the latest accusations in Brazil's sprawling corruption scandal.

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Defying warnings, residents refuse to leave Mumbai's crumbling buildings

MUMBAI (Reuters) - On a sunny morning last week in Mumbai after two days of incessant monsoon rain, Mohammad Altaf had come out of his home for a cigarette when he heard a terrifying crash, followed by a huge swirl of dust.

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Golf: Canadian Hadwin makes International team for Presidents Cup

(Reuters) - Canadian Adam Hadwin clinched the final automatic spot on the International team for this month's Presidents Cup in New Jersey, while Kevin Chappell secured the last berth on the United States side on Sunday.

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A tropical paradise in India

Goa has been indelibly shaped by its 450 years of Portuguese rule, followed by an influx of hippies in the 1960s.

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These letters from outgoing presidents show grace in politics

No matter how bruising the race for the White House may have been, the winners and losers show immense grace when it comes to transitions in the American presidency. Nothing makes that point more strongly than these letters outgoing presidents have left for the incoming occupants of the White House.

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One Week After Harvey, Texas Residents Exhausted, Still Stranded

As residents of Houston tackled the long process of repair after ‘a trying week,’ others near Beaumont were still underwater or without tap water.

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Residents ordered to leave as wildfire rages in northwest Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A wildfire raged in a neighborhood northwest of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States, on Saturday after forcing the evacuation of nearby residents and threatening homes.

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Burbank Residents Ordered to Evacuate as Fires Threaten Homes

The Latest on wildfires burning in U.S. West (all times local):

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Hawaii tennis camp is paradise

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Heartbreak: Emotional residents return to devastated homes

Bill Wolfe, who was evacuated from his home in Houston, returns to waist-deep water to survey the damage Hurricane Harvey wrought on his home.

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Watch Coast Guard rescue stranded residents

CNN's Anderson Cooper is aboard a helicopter in Beaumont, Texas, where the US Coast Guard is rescuing residents stranded on a roof.

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China says to beef up patrols along Indian border

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that it would beef up patrols along a disputed stretch of its border with India but would also "adjust" deployments, after the two countries ended a more than two-month standoff.

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The Sun Came Out in Houston. Here’s What Residents Saw.

Houston in the wake of Harvey is a study in contrasts: of some neighborhoods moving on and of others doing anything but that.

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The storm that has killed at least 9 people will make second landfall along Louisiana-Texas border

The eye of Harvey is set to take an aim at the Louisiana-Texas border, dousing the region with rain as it makes landfall Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Residents told to evacuate on risk of explosion at Texas chemical plant

Aug 29 (Reuters) - All residents within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of a chemical plant in southeast Texas were told to evacuate as a "precautionary measure" on Tuesday because of the rising risk of an explosion, the local fire marshal's office said in a Twitter message.

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China says weather a factor in building roads along disputed India border

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that the weather was a factor in the building of roads and other infrastructure along the Himalayan border with India, after the two countries ended a more than two-month face-off at the disputed frontier.

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Lucky to be alive: Harvey brings 'hell' to Texas residents

As flooding from Hurricane Harvey spreads, residents are still reeling from the destruction and loss.

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BRIEF-Kinder morgan says terminals along houston ship channel, gulf coast secured mobilizing resources to resume full operations as soon as possible

* Kinder morgan says terminals along houston ship channel, gulf coast secured; mobilizing resources to resume full operations as soon as possible Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Nobody's here to help': Desperate wait for trapped residents

Rising floodwaters have filled much of the first floor of the Houston home where 11 members of Leidys Shull's family are taking refuge.

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Nursing home residents sit in floodwater up to their waists

Rescuers were able to save 20-25 nursing home residents from La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, after catastrophic flooding.

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Nursing home residents rescued as floodwater soaked them

Residents of a nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, have been rescued after they waited patiently for help as floodwaters rose around them.

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The Trumps Bow Out. Will Future Presidents Attend the Kennedy Center Honors?

President Trump’s decision to skip the Kennedy Center’s gala eases the pressures this year — but could make it harder to attract other presidents.

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Houthi fighters and Saleh supporters clash in Sanaa: residents

SANAA (Reuters) - Forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh clashed in Sanaa with fighters from the armed Houthi movement on Saturday, residents said, marking unprecedented violence within the alliance fighting a Saudi-led coalition.

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Official to town residents: Write name on arm

According to CNN's Nick Valencia, the mayor pro tem of Rockport, Texas, Patrick Rios, has encouraged his city's residents to write their name and social security number on their arm in case emergency officials have to recover their body.

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'Go home, Harvey,' residents write messages for hurricane

Residents in the path of Hurricane Harvey are venting over how they feel about the looming storm through messages left on their boarded-up homes and businesses.

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As guns fall silent, Benghazi residents return to battered homes

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Two months after the dominant military force in eastern Libya declared victory in a campaign to retake Benghazi, Hassan al-Zawy is living rough in his home in the district that witnessed the city's last major battle.