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Kushner attorney fires back: There were no 'missing documents'

The attorney for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is pushing back against the Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel accused Kushner of not disclosing key documents.

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

Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.

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Notorious Russian Twitter troll may be back

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Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street ended the week on a sour note on Friday, with major indexes slipping modestly as investors weighed the fate of the Republicans' tax overhaul plan.

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Should Democrats turn their back on Bill Clinton?

Let's get these two things out the way: First, the overriding and unfortunate lesson of recent American politics is that if presidential candidates and presidents accused of sexual misconduct just stay the course, they'll either get elected or survive in office. There's a Democrat named Clinton and a Republican named Trump who bear that out.

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Toback accuser shares painful details of alleged encounter

Erin Thompson typed furiously, unleashing a torrent of painful memories onto the page.

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This robot can do a backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

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Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. ...

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Mladic judgment brings back stench of genocide

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World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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'There's no going back,' Zimbabwe's party tells Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from the army to quit, a senior party source said on Friday.

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Bones of contention: Australia returns ancient Aboriginal remains for outback burial

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 40,000-year-old remains of an Aboriginal man that prompted a drastic rewrite of Australian history were returned to his ancestral homeland on Friday after four decades of...

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School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event.

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Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."

Downton Abbey (TV Program) nytimes.com

Homesick for Downton Abbey? Here’s a Way to Go Back There

“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” comes to Manhattan, offering fans of the series a cleverly immersive period wonderland.

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

Scarcely 5,000 estates a year fall under the tax, but those seeking to reduce or eliminate it have outsize influence.

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Meredith approaches Time again with Koch brothers backing: source

(Reuters) - Meredith Corp is in talks again to buy Time Inc in a potential deal backed by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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FDA backs Roche's Gazyva in first-line follicular lymphoma

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approvals for Roche's Gazyva to include previously untreated follicular lymphoma, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to strengthen its portfolio of blood cancer medicines.

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Deal to Bolster Gun Background Checks Is Reached by Senators

After a Texas gunman secured firearms despite a domestic assault conviction, senators from both parties move to bolster the gun background check system.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $1 bln multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

* Freddie Mac prices $1 billion multifamily K-deal backed by seasoned loans

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Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labeled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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BRIEF-Torchlight takes back control on the Orogrande project with Farm In

* Torchlight takes back control on the Orogrande project with Farm In

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T-Mobile US to propose significant share buyback

BARCELONA (Reuters) - T-Mobile US will propose a "significant" share buyback that could start in December, CFO Braxton Carter said on Thursday, a sign that the third biggest carrier in the United States is confident in its outlook after the collapse of a merger with Sprint Corp.

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T-Mobile US to propose significant share buyback: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - U.S. No.3 carrier T-Mobile US will propose a "significant" share buyback that could start in December, finance chief Braxton Carter said on Thursday, a sign of confidence after the collapse of its merger with Sprint Corp.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

* European benchmarks' 2017 performance http://reut.rs/2A1JRV7

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T-Mobile US to propose significant share buyback - CFO

BARCELONA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. No.3 carrier T-Mobile US will propose a "significant" share buyback that could start in December, finance chief Braxton Carter said on Thursday, a sign of confidence after the collapse of its merger with Sprint Corp.

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On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Stunk? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat

Before Golden State rose to the pinnacle of the N.B.A., members of the franchise’s broadcast crew gave themselves pep talks through many wretched seasons.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

5 Lessons Seattle Can Teach Other Cities About Amazon

For Seattle, Amazon has become far more than a big employer and taxpayer.

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UPDATE 1-Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

* European benchmarks' 2017 performance http://reut.rs/2A1JRV7 (Updates prices, adds quotes, detail)

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ASML expects to announce new share buyback plan in January: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is currently buying back its own shares and expects to announce a new buyback program in January, its finance chief said on Thursday

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UPDATE 1-ASML expects to announce new share buyback plan in Jan - CFO

* Almost 1 bln euros left in current buyback plan at Q3 end (Updates with details, quotes)

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Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclicals sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback.

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U.S. Pacific Commander: Military-backed diplomacy needed to deal with North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. military's Pacific Command, told Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on Thursday that diplomacy backed by military power was necessary to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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Moderate Collins back in prominent role in Senate tax drama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Susan Collins is back in the spotlight as a crucial swing vote in the U.S. Senate as she raises questions about how combining a Republican tax-cut plan with a partial repeal of Obamacare will affect middle-class Americans.

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Koch Brothers Said to Back Time Inc. Deal Talks With Meredith

The billionaire Koch brothers are said to have tentatively agreed to support the publisher Meredith’s offer with an equity injection of more than $500 million.

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BRIEF-Koch brothers said to back Time Inc deal talks with Meredith- NYT, citing sources‍​

* Koch brothers said to back time inc deal talks with meredith - NYT, citing sources‍​ Source text : http://nyti.ms/2iZYcqu Further company coverage:

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Roy Moore’s Campaign Pushes Back at Accuser

At a news conference, a lawyer for Mr. Moore’s campaign suggested that a purported message to one of his accusers in a yearbook may have been a forgery.

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Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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Delta Air says tax cut would buy new planes, pay down debt

DETROIT (Reuters) - C would use savings from a lower U.S. corporate tax rate to buy new equipment and pay down some of its debt, the carrier's chief executive said on Wednesday, as congressional Republicans work to push forward a tax cut bill.

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Venezuela wins Russia and China backing as it says it is honoring debt

MOSCOW/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela won easier debt terms from Russia and got a vote of confidence from China on Wednesday, as the oil-rich country said it had starting making interest payments on bonds after a delay that had threatened to trigger a default.

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Roy Moore's attorney invokes MSNBC host's cultural 'background'

An attorney for Roy Moore on Wednesday compared Moore's dating habits to arranged marriage and suggested that MSNBC host Ali Velshi's "background" would help him understand Moore's "process."

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BRIEF-‍ALASKA AIRLINES TO ADD NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE & PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​

* ‍ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS WILL ADD NONSTOP, DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Some states are rolling back 'retroactive Medicaid'

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jeff Sessions in the Hot Seat

The attorney general denied lying to Congress about Russian contacts and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Could a Democrat Actually Win a Senate Seat in Alabama? Precedents Are Few, but Telling

The Roy Moore race tests the limits of what might be the most Republican state in the country.

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Airbus in record 430 plane deal with budget airline backer Franke

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus landed a deal for a record 430 of its A320neo-family jets on Wednesday as U.S. investor Bill Franke raised his bet on budget airlines.

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BP begins share buybacks as years of austerity pay off

(Reuters) - BP Plc said on Wednesday it would begin a share buyback program, making it the first major European energy company to resume buybacks since the 2014 price slump in a sign years of austerity have paid off.

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AIRSHOW-Airbus in record 430 plane deal with budget airline backer Franke

* Boeing in $27 bln deal with flydubai (Adds details, flydubai also seeking jets)

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BRIEF-BP says to commence share buyback programme

* ‍IT IS TO COMMENCE A SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAMME TO REPURCHASE ORDINARY SHARES IN CAPITAL OF COMPANY​

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Delgado confident Murray is tracking back to best

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has had no adverse reaction to his recent charity game against Roger Federer and assistant coach Jamie Delgado is confident he will be able to get back to his best after a hip injury brought an early end to his season.

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Student-athletes accused of shoplifting in China arrive back in US

Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China last week returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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Roy Moore and His Supporters Fire Back on Misconduct Accusations

Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, and his supporters are trying to discredit and play down the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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GOP takes another step back from Senate candidate accused of pursuing women when they were teens

The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday, as the GOP establishment continues to break ties with the Alabama Senate candidate.

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House backs $700 billion defense policy bill, funding uncertain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Tuesday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military, but failing to decide how to fund the massive spending increase.

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Sessions: I pushed back on Trump-Putin meeting

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he pushed back when George Papadopoulos suggested a meeting between candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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METALS-Nickel slides 5 pct as base metals pull back

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates prices)

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BRIEF-Appaloosa Lp dissolves share stake in Nucor, Delta Air Lines

* Appaloosa Lp ups share stake in Ally Financial Inc to 6.8 million shares from 1.1 million shares - SEC filing‍​

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VW likely to back electric car assembly at east German plant: sources

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders will on Friday probably approve more investment in a plant in eastern Germany to ramp up production of electric cars there, sources said, as the carmaker strives to create a mass market for zero-emission vehicles.

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BRIEF-Delta Partners to nominate slate of directors to Good Times Restaurant board

* Delta Partners Lp says co, REIT Redux Partners delivered letter to Good Times Restaurant providing notice that they will nominate slate of directors

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GACS-backed Italy bad loan sales seen at 30-40 bln euros over 12 mths-JPM

MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Bad loan disposals by Italian lenders tapping a state guarantee scheme dubbed 'GACS' could reach 30-40 billion euros over the next 12 months, JP Morgan Managing Director Alessandro Gatto said at a conference on Tuesday.

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U.S., Philippines ties back on track as Trump, Duterte make up and bond

MANILA (Reuters) - Mutual praise, warm handshakes and even an impromptu love song at a lavish dinner suggest U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte want a fresh start after the biggest breakdown in U.S.-Philippine ties in years.

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German court gives initial backing to hear climate activist's suit against RWE

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court on Monday gave its initial backing to hearing a lawsuit by a climate activist suing energy utility RWE for its role in causing climate change, in a test case other environmentalists will be watching closely.

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Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged on Monday, recovering more than $1,000 after losing almost a third of its value in less than four days as traders bought back into the volatile cryptocurrency.

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BRIEF-NQ Mobile Inc authorizes up to $150 mln buyback program of shares and convertible notes

* NQ Mobile Inc. announces its board of directors has authorized an up to US$150 million buyback program of shares and convertible notes

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BRIEF-Bombardier expects 450 new 60-to 150-seat aircraft to boost middle east regional connectivity

* Bombardier expects 450 new 60- to 150-seat aircraft to boost middle east regional connectivity over the next 20 years Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bob Geldof hands back award in protest

Musician Bob Geldof is handing back his "Freedom of the City of Dublin" award, also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in protest over her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

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Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

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EU wants feedback on impact of fake news to help draft strategy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking feedback on the impact of fake news as part of a move to help the bloc's 500 million citizens assess news sources and make sure that social platforms such as Facebook live up to their responsibilities.

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Bob Geldof hands back Dublin honor shared with Aung San Suu Kyi

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof will return his 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' award to his home town on Monday, saying he could not continue to hold the honor with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Iranian-backed militias routed in last Syrian militant stronghold

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Monday regained control of Albu Kamal city, their last stronghold in Syria, after Iranian-backed militias who captured the city a few days earlier were ambushed and forced to retreat, tribal leaders, residents and a war monitor said.

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Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Buoyed by China’s plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software.

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Vettel wins as Hamilton roars back to fourth in Brazilian Grand Prix

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday while newly-crowned four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton produced the drive of the day from last to fourth for champions Mercedes.

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Vettel wins as Hamilton roars back to fourth

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday while newly-crowned four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton produced the drive of the day from last to fourth for champions Mercedes.

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AIRSHOW-Bombardier in talks to reshuffle Delta CSeries deliveries

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc is in talks to reshuffle Delta Air Line CSeries delivery slots with other customers in case a trade dispute holds up the U.S. carrier's order, a senior executive said on Sunday.

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Airbus to buy back some A380s in new Emirates deal: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus will have to buy back or find new homes for some of the older A380s currently operated by Dubai's Emirates as it finalises a deal to sell new superjumbos to the Gulf carrier, industry sources said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Airbus to buy back some A380s in new Emirates deal -sources

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Airbus will have to buy back or find new homes for some of the older A380s currently operated by Dubai's Emirates as it finalises a deal to sell new superjumbos to the Gulf carrier, industry sources said on Sunday.

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AIRSHOW-Airbus to buy back some A380s in new Emirates deal -sources

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Airbus will have to buy back or find new homes for some of the older A380s currently operated by Dubai's Emirates as it finalises a deal to sell new superjumbos to the Gulf carrier, industry sources said on Sunday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Bannon Put a Target on His Back. McConnell’s Answer: ‘Ha-Ha.’

President Trump’s former chief strategist wants him gone. His conference is fractious. But Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is pressing on to give Mr. Trump a legacy.

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Anti-Trump group says most of US economy backs Paris climate pact

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-Anti-Trump group says most of US economy backs Paris climate pact

BONN, Germany, Nov 11 (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

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Anti-Trump group says most of U.S. economy backs Paris climate pact

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country's economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump's plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance said on Saturday.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

California Looks at Republican Tax Measures and Sees Payback

Strongly Democratic, the state would be hit hard by the loss or scaling back of widely used deductions, and the governor sees “something very odd.”

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LinkedIn Faces Setback in China as It Runs Afoul of New Rules

The careers and networking service will no longer accept job ads from individuals in China, as Beijing cracks down on abusive pyramid schemes.

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Surfer breaks back after massive wipeout

British surfer Andrew Cotton broke his back after wiping out on one of the world's biggest waves in Nazaré, Portugal.

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Roche MS drug Ocrevus wins European panel backing

ZURICH, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche on Friday won a key European panel's recommendation for its multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus, which is on track for nearly $1 billion in sales in 2017 after winning U.S. regulators' go-ahead earlier this year.

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Islamic State takes back half of Syrian town from Syrian army, allies: Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Islamic State has taken back control of half of the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.

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Fire-breathing backflipper sets record

Guinness has released its list of 2018 world record holders, including the largest hula hoop spun and highest upward basketball shot.

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BRIEF-Graham Holdings Co increases stock buyback authorization

* Graham holdings company announces increased stock repurchase authorization

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Proxy advisers back Vanguard, smoothing path in fund votes

BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis & Co each recently backed Vanguard Group Inc's management on fund trustee nominees and administrative items set...

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Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe

(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests.

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UPDATE 2-Time Inc misses revenue view but backs outlook for operating income

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Time Inc's revenue fell short of analysts' targets in the third quarter, as it sold fewer magazines and advertisements but a tight leash on costs helped the publisher maintain its yearly forecast for operating income.

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Tencent-backed search firm Sogou jumps 10 percent in U.S. market debut

(Reuters) - China-based Sogou Inc's shares rose more than 10 percent in their U.S. market debut, as investors expect a massive base of Chinese smartphone users to help the Tencent-backed search engine company narrow the gap with market leader Baidu.

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Tencent-backed search firm Sogou jumps 10 pct in U.S. market debut

Nov 9 (Reuters) - China-based Sogou Inc's shares rose more than 10 percent in their U.S. market debut, as investors expect a massive base of Chinese smartphone users to help the Tencent-backed search engine company narrow the gap with market leader Baidu.

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Wiesberger shines on back nine to seize Nedbank Challenge golf lead

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - Bernd Wiesberger enjoyed a birdie-laden back nine to grab the first round lead in the European Tour’s Nedbank Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Thursday.

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Jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting that claims processing disrupted by recent hurricanes has begun to improve.

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'We're engaged': Alaska gets China backing for natural gas project

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's biggest state oil company Sinopec, one of the country's top banks and its sovereign wealth fund agreed on Thursday to develop a $43 billion natural gas project in Alaska, as the cash-poor U.S. state seeks to revive its dwindling energy industry.

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Egypt's president backs Saudi purge, urges de-escalation with Iran

SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in the Middle East.

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Illinois gets bond proceeds, transparency act for bill backlog

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois began tackling its $16.7 billion backlog of unpaid bills on Wednesday as it received recent bond sale proceeds and enacted a law requiring more frequent spending reports by state agencies.

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UPDATE 1-Turboprop maker ATR clinches U.S. comeback with FedEx order

PARIS, Nov 8 (Reuters) - ATR, the world's largest maker of regional turboprop planes, on Wednesday announced an order from FedEx Express for at least 30 newly designed 72-600F freighter models, sealing its return to the lucrative U.S. market for the first time in over two decades.

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Maradona backs Venezuela's Maduro, signs for World Cup coverage

CARACAS (Reuters) - Former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has voiced fervent support for Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro and signed up to work for Caracas-based Telesur TV during next year's World Cup in Russia.

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Short seller Kerrisdale targets Woodford-backed Prothena

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short position in drugmaker Prothena, a company backed by UK investor Neil Woodford, calling it "the next big biotech blowup".

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

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Former TV anchor, whose girlfriend was killed on-air, wins Virginia seat

Former television anchor and Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015, has won the race for the 12th district of Virginia's House of Delegates.

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Woodford-backed Prothena targeted by short seller Kerrisdale

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short position on drugmaker Prothena, a company backed by UK investor Neil Woodford, calling it "the next big biotech blowup".

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Anger seethes on margins of historic clean-up in Nigeria's Delta

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nearly a decade after two catastrophic oil spills in the Niger Delta, a comprehensive clean-up has finally been launched in the southern Nigerian region.

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How this Kentucky coal town is trying to bring its economy back to life

It's a bittersweet celebration.

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Federer advises Murray not to rush back too quickly

(Reuters) - Roger Federer believes Andy Murray should follow his lead by ensuring he does not rush back to competitive action too quickly following the Scot's injury-ruined season.

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Short on boots and backing, West Africa force faces uphill battle

SEVARE, Mali (Reuters) - Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist militants who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a launchpad for deadly attacks.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brave Enough to Be Angry

Women are seething, and we are a force.

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Democrats win bitter Virginia governor's race in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a political setback to President Donald Trump by beating a Republican who embraced some of the president's combative tactics and issues.

Legal Profession nytimes.com

Weinstein Work Pulls Lawyer Back Into an Ethical Debate

David Boies, known for Bush v. Gore but also aggressive battles for businesses, is drawing fire for helping Harvey Weinstein draft a contract to hire private investigators.

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Trump tries to go to DMZ, but weather makes him turn back

President Donald Trump attempted to make an unannounced visit to the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea, but had to turn back because of bad weather. He was aboard Marine One en route when they had to return, according to reporters traveling with him.

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Former U.S. Homeland Security officials back nominee ahead of hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of dozens of former U.S. Homeland Security officials sent letters supporting the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the new head of the department ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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Self-driving taxi says good-bye to driver's seat

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New app backed by Kim K. wants to be fashion's Shazam

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Cutting back on alcohol can prevent cancers: experts

(Reuters Health) - A large organization of cancer doctors has issued a call to action to minimize alcohol consumption.

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Florida school wants to make students' backpacks bulletproof

A Miami private school is offering parents an unusual item for sale: bulletproof panels for their kids' backpacks.

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Disney ends L.A. Times ban following backlash

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Italy moves to force big ships to take back route to Venice

ROME (Reuters) - Gondolas and water taxis will never again have to vie with big cruise ships for space in front of Venice's iconic St. Mark's Square, an Italian governmental committee decided on...

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BRIEF-Delta Galil Industries Q3 earnings per share $0.56

* Delta galil reports double digit sales growth for 2017 third quarter

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Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.

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Puerto Rico board asks Congress for backing in fight with governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico's finances asked Congress for support on Tuesday in its fight with the island's governor over who should take charge of halting efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria.

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BRIEF-Royal Caribbean Cruises says virtually all bookings in Caribbean are back to pre-storm levels

* We will return to St Maarten in a few weeks - CEO on conf call‍​

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House Moves Ahead With Tax Bill as Business Pushback Mounts

A still-evolving bill will clear committee on Thursday and hit the House floor for a vote the week after.

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Senate banking panel backs new North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee unanimously backed new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday, seeking to send a message of strength as President Donald Trump visits Asia for the first time since taking office.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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China's Creat suffers setback in Biotest deal on U.S. scrutiny

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese investor Creat Group Corp has withdrawn its application for U.S. approval of a planned 1.3-billion-euro ($1.51-billion) takeover of Biotest , the German blood plasma products maker said, sending its shares sharply lower.

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U.S. investors target 'buyback stocks' in bet on Trump tax plan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rather than waiting to see how the Republican tax bill will fare in Congress, some investors are already picking out gingerly technology, healthcare and consumer companies they expect to use potential tax savings to buy back more of their own stock.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Air Travelers Resisting the ‘Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’

Thinner, smaller airline seats have allowed carriers to squeeze in more passengers. But travelers have begun to rebel against reduced legroom, citing safety.

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Two children sue over Trump effort to roll back Clean Power Plan

(Reuters) - Two children, backed by the Clean Air Council environmental group, sued U.S. President Donald Trump and two of his Cabinet members on Monday to try to stop them from scrapping a package of pollution-reduction rules known as the Clean Power Plan.

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On Campus: Competition Is Ruining Childhood. The Kids Should Fight Back.

Unions aren’t just good for wage workers. Students can use collective bargaining, too.

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Berlusconi’s Comeback Hopes Buoyed by Sicily Election Results

Early results showed voters giving strong backing to center-right and populist parties, setting the stage for national elections next year.

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Valeant to sell female libido pill business back to former owners

(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Monday it will sell its female libido-pill business Sprout Pharmaceuticals back to its former owners, two years after buying the company for about $1 billion.

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Qihoo 360 chairman cites national interest in Shanghai backdoor listing

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese cybersecurity software giant Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd said on Monday that the "national interest" was an important driver for its choice to return to the Chinese stock market via a potential $7.5 billion backdoor listing.

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Mattis backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat.

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UPDATE 2-Subaru dials back profit targets as U.S. car sales sputter

* Q2 operating profit 92.8 bln yen, vs 113.8 bln yen consensus

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Niger Delta leader calls on Avengers to hold off oil attacks

ABUJA (Reuters) - A key community leader from Nigeria's tense Delta oil-producing region called on militants on Sunday not to resume their attacks until they had further time to negotiate their demands with the government.

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Pelosi backs sexual harassment legislation to address accusations in Congress

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday weighed in on the sexual harassment claims current and former female lawmakers are making against their male colleagues in Congress, saying she supports legislative action in Congress to address the issue.

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Golf: Rose turns up heat on Fleetwood with back-to-back wins

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - Justin Rose set up a thrilling finale to the European Tour campaign by winning the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday to claim his second victory in eight days.

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Sacked Catalonia leader turns self in; polls show secessionists getting most seats in election

BRUSSELS/MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned himself in to Belgian police on Sunday, the Brussels prosecutor's office said, following Spain's issuing of an arrest warrant

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Tennis: Graf backs Williams to break Court's record

ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) - Serena Williams can "absolutely" surpass Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 grand slam singles titles if the American returns to tennis after giving birth earlier this year, former world number one Steff Graf said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 3-Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

* But Trump has close ties with Riyadh (Adds comments from government watchdog, Nasdaq)

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Clocks Turn Back Sunday, but Some States Wish They Wouldn’t

Lawmakers in several New England states, tired of turning the clocks back, want to leave Eastern Standard Time and join the Atlantic Standard time zone.

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Trump backs New York in bourses' battle for Saudi Aramco listing

WASHINGTON/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Intervening in a battle among the world's top stock exchanges to list shares of national oil giant Saudi Aramco, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly appealed on Saturday for Riyadh to choose New York, saying it was in the U.S. national interest.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. judge deals setback to Waymo damage claim in Uber lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco made it more difficult for Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit to prove it suffered financially from the alleged theft of autonomous car trade secrets by Uber Technologies Inc , ruling to exclude testimony from Waymo's damages expert.

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Germany’s Central Bank Backs Study of Role in Nazi Crimes

The research, the most exhaustive ever, may well show that Bundesbank leaders were more involved with Hitler’s regime than they admitted.

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U.S. judge deals setback to Waymo damage claim in Uber lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco made it more difficult for Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit to prove it suffered financially from the alleged theft of autonomous car trade secrets by Uber Technologies Inc, ruling to exclude testimony from Waymo's damages expert.

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In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority.

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Following backlash, Twitter clarifies what violates its policies

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Nigeria's 'Delta Avengers' militants end oil hub ceasefire

LAGOS (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group whose attacks on energy facilities in the Niger Delta last year helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession said on Friday it had ended its ceasefire.

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Houston Texans quarterback Watson sustains ACL injury in practice

(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore an ACL during Thursday's practice and is done for the season, the NFL Network reported.

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U.S. Navy orders back-to-basics reforms after deadly collisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced a series of systemic reforms on Thursday aimed at restoring basic naval skills and alertness at sea after a review of deadly ship collisions in the Asia-Pacific showed sailors were under-trained and over-worked.

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NHL great Ovechkin forms 'Putin Team' movement to back Kremlin leader

(Reuters) - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is forming a public movement in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is all but certain to seek a new term in office next year.

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'SWAT' storms back on CBS in so-so revival

Let's face it, nobody remembers much about "S.W.A.T." -- the ABC cop show that premiered in 1975 -- except for the title and that chart-topping theme, providing ample latitude to reinvent it. CBS has done largely that in a show that at times awkwardly seeks to contemporize and contextualize the material while still offering basic thrills of the busting-down-doors variety.

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BRIEF-Canadian Natural's Horizon project back to full capacity mid-Dec

* Says Horizon oil sands project will return to full volumes by mid-December following turnaround

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BRIEF-Newell on conf call- Many retailers canceled late September back-to-school orders

* On conf call- had planned Q3 writing instrument business to experience market growth equal to last year's back-to-school of over 5%

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Bombardier scales back CSeries jet deliveries, improves earnings

(Reuters) - Bombardier Inc scaled back CSeries jet deliveries by around a third because of engine delays, but reported improved earnings and a quarterly loss in line with analyst estimates.

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Moscow hopes Syrian opposition will attend Russia-backed congress: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that all Syrian opposition groups will attend a Moscow-backed Syrian congress in southern Russia on Nov. 18 despite some objections, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Moscow hopes Syrian opposition would attend Russia-backed congress: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that all Syrian opposition groups will attend "Syrian Congress on National Dialogue", which it plans to host on Nov. 18 in Sochi, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

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Facing backlash, Rolling Stone writer posts second apology for 'hurtful' book

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Rolling Stone writer who has come under fire for a 17-year-old book that critics say depicts his own mistreatment of women at a newspaper office made a second apology on Wednesday, saying he wrote "hurtful" things but did not sexually harass anyone.

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Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, pushing back toward 10-year peak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, pushing back toward 10-yr peak

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Asian shares advanced on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve expressed optimism about the economy, virtually cementing the case for a year-end rate hike as investors awaited the formal nomination of the next head of the central bank.

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Qualcomm, JMC seek to exit Alphabet-backed New York WiFi project -sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and private equity firm JMC Capital Partners are looking to sell their stakes in a joint venture that operates more than 1,300 free WiFi kiosks fashioned from old phone booths around New York City, according to people familiar with the matter.

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MetLife operating income falls, authorizes $2 billion buyback

(Reuters) - MetLife Inc reported a 13.8 percent fall in quarterly operating income on Wednesday, hurt by a charge related to the spin off of its U.S. retail business, Brighthouse Financial, and the insurer authorized a $2 billion share buyback plan.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I Want ‘Allahu Akbar’ Back

My all-purpose expression of gratitude has been stolen to signify terrorism, and it hurts.

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Some 20 million Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram: Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc disclosed on Wednesday that about 20 million Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram as lawmakers questioned tech companies for a second day about Russia's use of social media to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

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Police investigating claims against Harvey Weinstein, James Toback

Police in New York City and Beverly Hills say they are investigating claims against producer Harvey Weinstein and director James Toback.

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Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing.

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Uber: Suspect passed background check

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Australia's famed Uluru outback monolith to be closed to climbers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's world-famous Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be closed to climbers from 2019, its management board said on Wednesday, ending a decades-long campaign by...

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Baseball: Dodgers battle back to defeat Astros 3-1 and force Game Seven

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers squeak out a 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday over the Houston Astros and force a winner-take-all World Series Game Seven on Wednesday.

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On Soccer: In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback

In an era of bigger squads and multimillion-dollar specialists, Champions League managers are rediscovering the value of a pro who can play multiple positions.

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FDA panel backs approval for Indivior opioid addiction drug

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc's experimental drug to treat opioid addiction is effective and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Tuesday.

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U.S. FDA panel backs approval for Indivior opioid addiction drug

(Reuters) - Indivior Plc's experimental drug to treat opioid addiction should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Tuesday.

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Imagination investors approve sale to China-backed fund

LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies shareholders approved a 550 million pound ($730 million) cash takeover by China-backed Canyon Bridge on Tuesday, a day after the buyout firm's founder was charged by U.S. authorities with insider trading.

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UPDATE 1-Imagination investors approve sale to China-backed fund

* Court hearing to sanction takeover due on Nov. 6 (Adds shareholders' vote, context)

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Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back Ajayi from Dolphins

(The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

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Vandeweghe wobbles but roars back to win Elite Trophy opener

(Reuters) - American CoCo Vandeweghe kicked off the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China with a dramatic comeback win on Tuesday, seeing off home wildcard Peng Shuai 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the first round-robin match of the Bougainvillea Group.

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Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria invited to Moscow-backed congress, official says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has invited the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria to its proposed congress of Syria's various ethnic groups, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-China-backed buyout fund founder charged in U.S. insider trading case

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The founder of a private equity firm with Chinese state backing has been charged with insider trading related to the attempted acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp, U.S. authorities said on Monday.

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China-backed buyout fund founder charged in U.S. insider trading case

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The founder of a private equity firm with Chinese state backing has been charged with insider trading related to the attempted acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp , U.S. authorities said on Monday.

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Athletics: Farah splits with coach Salazar, moving back to London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has split with long-time coach Alberto Salazar because he wants to move back to London with his family, he said in an interview on Monday.

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Chicago Bears linebacker Freeman suspended 10 games for doping

(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL on Monday suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman 10 games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

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Bernie Sanders backs 'millionaires' tax' to fix New York subway

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's fight for a "millionaires' tax" to help repair the country's largest subway system got a boost as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the nation's most popular politicians, endorsed the plan on Monday.

Red Roses, Green Gold (Play) nytimes.com

Review: ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’ Brings Back the Grateful Dead

While the jukebox musical has a cartoonish plot, songs like “Friend of the Devil” and “Box of Rain” work smartly on stage.

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UPDATE 1-Zodiac Aero predicts rebound after seats crisis hit profit

PARIS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Zodiac Aerospace, which is in the midst of being taken over by French aerospace group Safran , predicted sharp growth in operating income this financial year after the tail end of an industrial crisis at its seat plants hit 2016/17 profit.

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EDF told must fix anchors on back-up generators at nuclear plants

PARIS (Reuters) - French nuclear regulator ASN has ordered utility EDF to urgently make the steel "anchors" for the emergency diesel generators at its Bugey and Fessenheim nuclear plants more earthquake resistant.

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Cancer-drug setback sends Merck shares down again

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A setback for Merck & Co's key cancer drug sent the drugmaker's stock swooning on Monday for a second straight session, putting the shares on track for their biggest two-day decline in more than eight years.

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Russian-backed Syria congress may happen next month, focus on constitution: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow-backed congress of all Syria's ethnic groups could take place in Russia as soon as next month and launch work on drawing up a new constitution, the RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the situation.

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BRIEF-Halitron Inc announces stock buyback program

* Halitron Inc announces stock buyback program Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Activist White Tale demands Clariant board seats, review

ZURICH (Reuters) - White Tale Holdings, the activist investor that thwarted a $20 billion merger between Clariant and U.S. rival Huntsman, on Monday demanded three seats on the Swiss chemical maker's board and an independent strategic review of the business.

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UPDATE 2-Activist White Tale demands Clariant board seats, review

* Shares down nearly 2 pct in early trading (Adds Clariant response, analyst, share price)

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Activist White Tale wants three seats on Clariant board

ZURICH (Reuters) - Activist investor White Tale on Monday demanded three seats on Clariant's board and an independent strategic review of the Swiss speciality chemicals group after thwarting its plans to merge with U.S. peer Huntsman in a $20 billion deal.

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UPDATE 1-Activist White Tale wants three seats on Clariant board

ZURICH, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Activist investor White Tale on Monday demanded three seats on Clariant's board and an independent strategic review of the Swiss speciality chemicals group after thwarting its plans to merge with U.S. peer Huntsman in a $20 billion deal.

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Technicolor Thailand is back after a black-clad mourning year for late king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand officially ended a year of mourning for its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday, marking a return to colors for some after a monotone year during which many wore black from head-to-toe out of respect for their revered monarch.

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Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Collins: Top Dems need to come back before intel committee

Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday that the Senate intelligence committee should bring senior Democratic Party operatives back for testimony after revelations about the party paying intelligence firm Fusion GPS for opposition research on Donald Trump last year.

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Historic Kurdish leader Barzani announces resignation as independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani informed the region's parliament on Sunday that he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.