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Israel president rejects pardon appeal of soldier who killed prone Palestinian assailant

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president on Sunday turned down a pardon request by an ex-conscript who is serving an serving a 14-month jail term for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.

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Trump open to dropping healthcare provision in Senate tax bill -aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not insist on including repeal of an Obama-era health insurance mandate in a bill intended to enact the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s, a senior White House aide said on Sunday.

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New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, another fighter, killed in Syria: Iranian media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A commander in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards and a lower-ranking Iranian fighter have been killed fighting Islamic State in Syria in recent days, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

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Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, Israeli media reported.

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New Orleans elects first woman mayor

New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history.

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Bangladesh arrests militant suspect in U.S. blogger killing

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism.

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Kenyan police fire teargas to break slum protests after four murdered

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas to disperse a crowd that was protesting on Sunday against the overnight murder of four people in a slum in the capital Nairobi, a Reuters witness said.

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Golf: Koepka romps home by nine shots in Phoenix Dunlop defense

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka stormed to victory at the Japan Tour's Dunlop Phoenix Tournament on Sunday, finishing with an eagle flourish to retain the title by nine shots after a final round four-under-par 67.

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Police officer shot and killed, suspect flees

Law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer, gunned down during a traffic stop.

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U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Benfold,, sustained slight damage when a Japanese tug drifted into it during a towing exercise off central Japan on Saturday, the U.S. Navy said.

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Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

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As Woman After Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Misconduct, One Leads His Defense

Kayla Moore, the wife of the embattled Senate candidate, offered a spirited defense of him on Friday: “He will not step down.”

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Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

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South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

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Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.

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At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said.

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Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court

The first ultra-Orthodox woman elected judge in the country got there not by breaking the rules of her community, but by observing them religiously.

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Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday.

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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.

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Ohio State suspends sorority, fraternity activities amid probes

(Reuters) - Ohio State University has suspended all sorority and fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.

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Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said.

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UPDATE 4-Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

* Odinga's convoy was trying to reach Nairobi business district

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Dow open lower as health, tech stocks weigh

Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Dow and the S&P 500 opened lower on Friday, led by losses in healthcare and technology stocks.

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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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Twenty injured by fire in Philadelphia-area seniors' residence

(Reuters) - About 20 people were injured by a fire at a home for seniors that in the Philadelphia area late on Thursday, local media reported.

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Woman accuses Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.

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White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.

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Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

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Arizona man sentenced to die for murdering girl by locking her in box

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering a 10-year-old girl, by locking her in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

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U.S. towns, cities fear taxpayer revolt if Republicans kill deduction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Pataskala, Ohio, to Conroe, Texas, local government leaders worry that if Republican tax-overhaul plans moving through the U.S. Congress become law, it will be harder for them to pave streets, put out fires, fight crime and pay teachers.

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Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems.

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U.S. jury hears closing arguments in trial of alleged Benghazi attack organizer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A jury heard closing arguments on Thursday in the federal government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of conspiring to organize the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

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More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 200 alleged members and associates of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, have been arrested in a crackdown across the United States, federal officials said on Thursday.

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Former head of U.S. Homeland Security Ridge in critical condition

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was rushed to an Austin hospital on Thursday and in critical condition after undergoing a heart procedure, officials said.

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Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a mistrial in the corruption case against the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a co-founder of the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners, after jurors said they were deadlocked.

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U.S. judge refuses to say whether Reza Zarrab will face trial

(Reuters) - u.s. Judge refuses to say whether turkish gold trader reza zarrab will face trial in u.s. Sanctions case - new york court hearing

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A Policeman’s Bear Hug Stops a Suicide Bomber From Killing More

The officer threw his arms about the bomber as he rushed a gathering the officer was guarding. The policeman and 13 others died. But officials say the death toll could have been higher.

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Woman accuses U.S. Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.

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Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman in 2006

A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized.

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Woman alleges Sen. Al Franken groped, kissed her without consent

A woman accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas.

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'The Blacklist' killed off ...

"The Blacklist" killed off a beloved character Wednesday night that you can be assured is actually dead.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher after strong Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks indexes opened higher on Thursday after two days of losses, driven by strong earnings from Wal-Mart and Cisco.

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Greeks in mourning and disbelief after flood that killed at least 15

MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - Greeks voiced despair and disbelief on Thursday after a flash flood killed at least 15 people and left hundreds homeless, with many blaming a system that allowed houses to be built on dried up river beds.

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Czech police end investigation into Kvitova stabbing case

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police have ended their investigation into a knife attack on twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova last year that forced her off the court for five months this season.

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Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71: police

LONDON (Reuters) - The final death toll from the fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower social housing block in London in June is 71, police said on Thursday after five months of painstaking search and recovery operations.

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Police: California shooting gunman was deranged and paranoid

A man who killed five people in Northern California this week was "deranged and paranoid," and was under investigation for a stabbing involving two neighbors, authorities say.

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Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the "Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy repeatedly rebuffed overtures to settle a range-land dispute with the U.S. government that festered for years, leading to the armed standoff that landed him in jail, a prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

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Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

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Sixth woman accuses U.S. Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

(Reuters) - A sixth woman came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, accusing him of groping her while she was in his Alabama law office on legal business in 1991, when he was married.

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Florida city to say goodbye to streets named for Confederate generals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Three streets in Hollywood, Florida named for Confederate generals were changed to Freedom, Hope and Liberty, the city's commission voted on Wednesday.

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Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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UPDATE 1-Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide -police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Nov 15 (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

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Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings: police

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Tampa police on Wednesday showed two videos of a man they suspect may be a serial killer who is feared to have murdered four people in the past two months in a string of nighttime attacks.

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Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

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Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide - police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Nov 15 (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were "significant" gaps in reporting soldiers' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree

The death toll climbed to six in the rampage north of Sacramento.

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Thousands mourn nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - About 3,000 people packed a funeral service on Wednesday to mourn a Texas family that suffered losses to three generations when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church on Nov. 5 and killed 26 people.

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U.S. presses more cities, states on immigrant 'sanctuary' policies

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday told 29 states, cities or counties it believes they are violating a law prohibiting them from limiting information sharing with U.S. immigration officials, and it asked them for details on their compliance.

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BRIEF-SHOTSPOTTER SAYS WILLIAM J. BRATTON JOINS CO’S BOARD

* SHOTSPOTTER INC - ‍ADDITION OF BRATTON INCREASES BOARD TO SEVEN MEMBERS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ohio delays another execution after struggling to find vein

(Reuters) - The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who is sick with cancer and other diseases, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported.

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Head of U.S. National Counterterrorism Center departing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The highly regarded head of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, which coordinates intelligence sharing on militant plots, is retiring at the end of the year, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower on oil price slide

Nov 15 (Reuters) - The Dow shed more than 100 points at the open on Wednesday, as a slide in oil prices hit global markets and concerns about the fate of U.S. tax cuts continued to weigh on the mood.

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Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

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UPDATE 2-Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

* Officers on patrol in area near Tuesday's shooting on vehicle

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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan's Darfur region freed: North Darfur official

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have freed a Swiss humanitarian worker who was abducted in Darfur last month, the deputy governor of North Darfur, Mohamed Barima, told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Ohio death row inmate to face execution despite illness

(Reuters) - A 69-year-old Ohio death row inmate who faked paralysis to escape from custody and commit murder is due to be put to death on Wednesday despite his argument that he is too sick.

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Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled: study

(Reuters) - Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools.

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REFILE-Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolongs building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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Pentagon pays for service members' gender-reassignment surgery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.

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UPDATE 1-Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

* Officers on patrol in area near Tuesday's shooting on vehicle

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Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".

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Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolong building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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Intimidation or legal protest: lawyers face off at trial of Nevada rancher Bundy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers were defying the rule of law by threat of violence, rather than engaging in a legal protest, when they took up arms against federal agents who had seized his cattle, a U.S. prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

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Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded after being shot in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, a police spokesman said.

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Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

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Judge rejects ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's request for new hearing

(Reuters) - A judge has rejected the latest request from Jared Fogle, the imprisoned former pitchman for fast-food chain Subway, to reconsider his case two years after he pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex with minors charges.

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No further indictments for Chicago police in 2014 shooting of black teen

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No more Chicago police officers will be indicted in connection with the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer, a county prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday.

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Australians vote an overwhelming 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australia has said "yes" to legalizing same-sex marriage after a controversial two-month long national postal survey.

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

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Arkansas town reaches settlement in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit

(Reuters) - An Arkansas town has agreed not to jail defendants who cannot afford to pay court fees after it was sued by civil rights groups who charged it ran what amounted to a modern-day debtors' prison.

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Universities to U.S. Senate: Endowment tax idea 'fundamentally flawed'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax legislation working its way through the U.S. Senate would put a new levy on endowments held by large private universities and colleges, a proposal that more than three dozen higher-education lobbying groups on Tuesday called "fundamentally flawed."

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Blommer Chocolate factory in Chicago evacuated due to fire

(Reuters) - A factory in Chicago owned by Blommer Chocolate Co, the largest cocoa grinder in North America, was evacuated due to a fire on Tuesday and no injuries were reported, officials with the company and the city's fire department said.

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Gunman picked random targets at 7 locations, including elementary school, police say

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Puerto Rico utility defends decision to postpone mutual aid

(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's electric utility on Tuesday defended its decision not to seek mutual aid from mainland utilities immediately following Hurricane Maria in a contentious hearing with the U.S. Senate's energy and natural resources committee.

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No more indictments for Chicago police in Laquan McDonald shooting

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No more Chicago police officers will be indicted in connection with the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white officer, a county prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday.

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More than 60 killed in air strike on Syrian market town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from air strikes on a Syrian town in a "de-escalation zone" has risen to 61, a war monitor said on Tuesday, a demonstration of the fragile state of areas set up in attempt to ease the violence.

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At Least 4 Killed in Shooting in Northern California

The police said there were at least seven separate shooting scenes in or near Rancho Tehama Reserve, and two children were among the wounded.

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Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting told Connecticut's highest court on Tuesday that Remington Outdoor Co [FREDM.UL] should be held responsible because its military-themed marketing was designed to appeal to young men like killer Adam Lanza.

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U.S. safety board criticizes Amtrak 'weak safety culture' after fatal crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized Amtrak's safety record on Tuesday at a hearing on a fatal 2016 crash and said the railroad failed to use critical safety equipment that could have prevented the incident.

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Three killed, shooter dead, after attack at California school: local media

(Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

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Americans' debt level rises in third quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' debt level rose during the third quarter, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

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Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on 'Worst Toys' list

BOSTON (Reuters) - A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman's sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group's annual list of potentially hazardous toys.

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Police fear serial killer could be behind fourth Tampa shooting

(Reuters) - Police in Tampa, Florida, were investigating whether a fatal shooting on Tuesday could be linked to a possible serial killer who is feared to have murdered three victims in a string of night attacks terrorizing a city neighborhood.

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'Wonder Woman 2' is coming out earlier

Christmas 2019 will be coming a bit earlier for "Wonder Woman 2" fans.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as tax plan doubts weigh

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower for the fifth straight day on Tuesday as worries about Republican tax plans and the economy's ability to deal with more interest rate hikes weighed on the mood among investors.

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At least six killed in Yemen suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

ADEN (Reuters) - At least six people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide car bomb ripped through a base used by a local security force in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, residents said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Phillips Exeter Deans Failed to Report Sex Assault Case, Police Said

A New Hampshire State Police investigator sought arrest warrants last year for two deans of the elite boarding school, but they were not arrested or prosecuted.

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Taliban attack Afghan checkpoints, killing more than 20 police

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.

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More than 20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

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Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election.

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Judge denies 11th-hour bid to dismiss charges against Nevada rancher Bundy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday rejected an 11th-hour bid by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to dismiss criminal charges he faced for a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents, finding no basis for defense claims that prosecutors concealed evidence.

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Defecting North Korean soldier shot several times after abandoning escape car

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South on Monday was racing towards the border in a car when a wheel came loose, forcing him to escape on foot under fire from North Korean soldiers, the South Korean government and military said.

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New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

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North Korean soldier who defected to South was shot by several North Korean soldiers: U.N

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier who defected to the South on Monday was shot by several North Korean soldiers while making his way over the inter-Korean border, the United Nations Command said on Tuesday.

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U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight': Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

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Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

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Eighth Australian lawmaker falls in citizenship crisis

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian senator announced plans to resign on Tuesday, the eighth lawmaker to become embroiled in a citizenship crisis that has already cost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government its majority in parliament.

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Nebraska regulator to announce Keystone XL permit decision on November 20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Nebraska Public Service Commission announced Monday it will issue its decision on whether to approve the permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 20, the last regulatory hurdle for the controversial project.

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Woman accuses the Alabama Republican Senate candidate of sexually assaulting her when she was 16

An Alabama woman alleges Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, her attorney Gloria Allred said Monday.

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U.S. judge denies request for outsider to oversee Puerto Rico's PREPA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a request to install a former military officer to oversee Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, PREPA, a victory for Governor Ricardo Rossello, whose government opposed the appointment.

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Teen made 911 report that preceded policeman killing him, investigators say

As a community grieves and a family has few words, Wisconsin investigators say the 911 call that preceded the police shooting of a knife-wielding Native American teen was made by the teen himself.

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U.S. charges Chinese woman in college exam fraud

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Chinese college student was arrested on Monday in the latest case to stem from U.S. investigations into international students who authorities say hire imposters to take exams on their behalf to gain admission to American universities.

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First U.S. trial opens in FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers defending three former soccer officials at trial on U.S. corruption charges strove to distance their clients from a scandal that has engulfed the sport as they delivered opening statements to jurors on Monday.

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U.S. appeals court sides with blind voters in Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit claiming that Ohio's paper-ballot absentee voter system discriminates against blind people by preventing them from voting anonymously, and forcing them to get help from people with sight.

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Recovered video in Penn State hazing death leads to 12 more charged

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor charged an additional 12 members of a Pennsylvania State University fraternity on Monday in the death of a 19-year-old student after examining recovered surveillance-camera video of an alcohol-fueled initiation rite that turned deadly.

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Senator Rand Paul returns to work after being tackled while mowing lawn

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said he returned to work on Monday, more than a week after he suffered six broken ribs when tackled by a neighbor while mowing his lawn.

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Prosecutor to shed light on deleted video in Penn State hazing death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor plans on Monday to reveal results from her investigation into who deleted surveillance-camera footage from the night a 19-year-old student died in an alcohol-fueled initiation ritual for a Pennsylvania State University fraternity.

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North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

The North Korean was found alive by South Korean troops and taken to a hospital.

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

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North Korean soldier is shot while defecting

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday.

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, 'defects to South'

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, the South Korean military said.

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PNG threatens to forcibly remove asylum seekers from abandoned Australian detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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Report: Green Beret killed by SEALs after he uncovered alleged theft

Two Navy SEALs being investigated over the death of an Army Green Beret in Mali in June are accused of killing him after he discovered they had been stealing, according to a report in the Daily Beast.

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Australian PM's support falls to new lows amid citizenship crisis

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull slumped to a new low in a poll released on Monday as his government cobbled together a deal with the main opposition party to stem a citizenship crisis that has left his government hanging precariously to power.

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Suspected Indonesian radicals armed with bows and arrows burn down police complex

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police shot dead two men suspected of burning down a police station complex in a jihadist-inspired attack after they fired at them with bows and arrows, officials said on Monday.

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Australian publisher delays book alleging China influence in Australia

BEIJING (Reuters) - One of Australia's largest independent publishers said it decided to delay the publication of a book which alleges widespread Chinese government influence in Australian institutions due to legal concerns.

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Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border area, six killed in Iran

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad on Sunday, and also caused damage in villages across the border in Iran where state TV said at least six people had been killed.

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Cars burnt, police hurt in Brussels after Morocco World Cup success

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco's return to soccer's World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday, when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

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Here's what they did after their loved ones were killed

Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.

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Los Angeles police investigating allegation of drug planting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Police Department will investigate allegations of misconduct against at least one officer, the department said on Friday, after an attorney said video captured police putting cocaine in his client's wallet before arresting him.

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Australian MP resigns over dual nationality in new blow for government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's citizenship crisis has taken a new twist as another member of parliament resigned on Saturday, threatening the narrow majority of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ruling coalition.

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U.S. Justice pledges to prosecute activists who damage pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage oil pipelines and other energy infrastructure, a decision that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump.

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Bikram yoga guru seeks bankruptcy in wake of harassment claims

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc, the studio that popularized doing yoga in sauna heat, has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy, dogged by $16.7 million in legal judgments and numerous lawsuits and allegations of sexual misconduct.

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U.S. Justice Department commits to prosecute activists that damage pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday pledged to prosecute protesters who damage energy infrastructure in a move that could escalate tensions between climate activists and the administration of President Donald Trump.

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US troops killed in ambush may have been on unapproved mission

Military investigators looking at the Niger mission that killed four US troops are aiming to determine whether the Green Beret-led team had proper authorization and the most current intelligence about ISIS in the area before they went to a deserted camp to look for evidence of extremist activity, two US officials told CNN.

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Duterte, Philippine President, Boasts He Killed Someone as a Teenager

Rodrigo Duterte said he had stabbed someone to death when he was 16, adding to past claims that he has personally killed people.

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EU parliament questions independence of police, judiciary in Malta

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers have raised concerns over money laundering in Malta and the independence of its police and judiciary in a draft resolution, stepping up pressure on the island after the assassination of an investigative journalist.

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Fair Game: After 20 Years of Financial Turmoil, a Columnist’s Last Shot

Scandals, crises and misdeeds have shaped the last two decades, along with market gyrations. Some episodes have brought positive change. But not all.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower on worries over delay in tax cuts

Nov 10 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq were lower at the open on Friday as investors worried about a delay in corporate tax cuts, while losses on the Dow were limited by a rise in Walt Disney's shares.

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Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Some leave remote Australian-run asylum detention center as deadline and crisis loom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 20 asylum seekers left an abandoned Australian-run detention center in remote Papua New Guinea on Friday, leaving hundreds threatened with forcible eviction within days amid an immigration standoff that has blighted Australia for years.

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Australian hotelier Meriton manipulated TripAdvisor ratings - court

SYDNEY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Australian hotel operator owned by billionaire Harry Triguboff deliberately withheld unhappy customers' details from travel review site TripAdvisor to avoid bad reviews, a court found on Friday.

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Anita Hill: 'Every woman's voice has value'

Women and men from all walks of life discussed their experiences with sexual harassment and how to stop it at CNN's Tipping Point town hall.

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Ohio workers vote against union at Chinese auto supplier plant

(Reuters) - Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation, the United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Thursday, in a major blow for the union's strategy for organizing foreign-owned auto factories.

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Air Force missed at least two chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force missed at least two chances to block the shooter in last weekend's deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of a violent offense in 2012, according to current and former government officials and a review of military documents.

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Nebraska buys more lethal injection drugs, moves to restart executions

LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - The state of Nebraska said on Thursday it has purchased a new supply of lethal injection drugs and will move to execute one of the men convicted in one of the deadliest bank robberies in U.S. history.

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4 times police say they stopped mass shootings

The past few months have seen two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history -- and that has revived debates over what, if anything, can be done to prevent mass killings.

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Florida lawyer pleads guilty in insider trading case

(Reuters) - A Florida lawyer accused by U.S. prosecutors of engaging in a nearly $1 million insider trading scheme using information he improperly obtained from his law firm’s databases pleaded guilty on Thursday, prosecutors said.

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NY City closes pre-school after toddler with dairy allergy dies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City authorities have closed a pre-school after a 3-year-old boy died from what his family said was an allergic reaction after being fed a grilled cheese sandwich even though the staff knew the toddler suffered from a severe dairy allergy.

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Big City: Road Rage, Then a Shot. For a Police Officer, It is Called Self-Defense

The jury’s acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot and killed an unarmed man shows how much leeway we give law enforcement authorities when it comes to using force.

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New York transit fares to rise without new funding sources: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New funding sources for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will need to be identified for the authority to avoid unplanned fare and toll hikes, according to a report released on Thursday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Public defenders sue over masturbating Chicago jail inmates

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of Chicago female public defenders has sued the operator of one of the nation's largest jails and their employer in federal court over sexual harassment by inmates, including masturbation often directed at them.

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For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Martha O’Donovan, 25, is charged with subverting Zimbabwe’s government and undermining its president.

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Pentagon's chief buyer wants to speed up foreign arms sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer is eager to speed up foreign military sales to allies, and boost the profits and financial health of U.S. defense contractors, she told reporters ahead of her trip this week to the Dubai Airshow.

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Gunman Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Demetrius Blackwell, accused of fatally shooting Officer Brian Moore during a routine encounter in Queens in 2015, was found guilty of first-degree murder.

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Corey Feldman says he's living in fear after talking to police about abuse

As Hollywood grapples with accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, actor Corey Feldman says he's living in fear as he tries to expose pedophilia in the industry.

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BRIEF-Claren Energy to pursue spin-off of Australian assets

* Claren Energy - entered into arrangement agreement with unit Terra Nova resources

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One dead in Providence highway shooting after police car theft

BOSTON (Reuters) - One person was dead and one in critical condition following a morning car chase in Providence, Rhode Island, officials said, after the state police said a patrol vehicle was stolen during a Thursday morning traffic stop.

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FINRA bars broker for defrauding elderly client

(Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said on Thursday that a hearing panel barred broker Hank Mark Werner of Northport, New York, for defrauding an elderly blind woman.

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Bespectacled Chung enjoying the shot clock

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korea's Chung Hyeon said he hopes the shot clock being tested out at the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan will become a regular feature on the Tour because it allows him to clean his spectacles without worrying.

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Woman who sued Chicago over right to bare breasts loses appeal

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court said Chicago may enforce an ordinance banning women from baring their breasts in public.

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Chile police block boxer Mike Tyson from entering country

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday.

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Chile police block U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering country

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean police prevented U.S. boxer Mike Tyson from entering the country citing non-compliance with immigration laws and were putting him on a flight home, the Investigative Police (PDI) said on Thursday.

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Reports of shots fired near Rhode Island mall after police car stolen

BOSTON (Reuters) - Providence, Rhode Island, officials shut down roads near a downtown shopping mall after local media reported shots fired in the area on Thursday, hours after state police said one of their patrol cars had been stolen during a morning traffic stop.

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Iranian political activist shot dead in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A political activist who founded an Arab nationalist group seeking an independent state inside Iran was shot dead in the Netherlands, police said on Thursday.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower as tech, bank stocks weigh

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened lower on Thursday, weighed down by tech and bank stocks amid rising skepticism over a Republican tax overhaul plan.

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After Night of Drinking, F.B.I. Supervisor Wakes to Find a Woman Stole His Gun

The supervisor is the subject of an internal investigation. The police report about the incident indicates that a woman stole a $6,000 Rolex and cash from his hotel room.

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Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, an official said.

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Ohio workers vote on unionization at Chinese supplier plant

(Reuters) - Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio will finish voting on Thursday on whether to join the United Auto Workers, in a test of the union's strategy for organizing foreign-owned auto factories after a stinging loss in the U.S. Deep South in August.

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Arizona man found guilty of murder after locking girl in box: court official

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.

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U.N. says believes Afghanistan air strike killed civilians

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a U.S. military investigation that found no civilian deaths.

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Texas and Florida carry out executions on same day

(Reuters) - Texas put to death a Mexican national on Wednesday for the kidnap, rape and murder of his cousin, and Florida on the same day put to death a 53-year-old man for a 1991 double-murder, officials said.

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Pence pays tribute to fallen and heroes from Texas massacre

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to rural southeastern Texas, where he paid tribute to the victims and heroes from a church massacre that stands as the deadliest gun violence ever committed in a U.S. place of worship.

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Arizona man found guilty of murder after locking girl in box: local media

(Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle, media in the southwestern U.S. state reported.

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U.S. program for Central American child refugees to end Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will stop accepting new applications at midnight on Thursday for a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

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Opinion: How Trump's presidency changed me as a black woman

Perhaps more than any other President in US history, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump's presidency so far has been dominated by open expressions of racial division.

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A Texas school is devastated by church shooting

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - It was heartbreaking for Jennifer Berrones to explain to her 7-year-old daughter Kaylee that her friend and classmate Emily was not coming back to school after Sunday's church massacre in rural Texas.

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N.Y. pension fund manager charged with taking bribes pleads guilty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former portfolio manager at New York state’s retirement fund pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors accused him of steering more than $3 billion in trades to two brokerages in exchange for bribes that included vacations, cocaine and prostitutes.

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Niger deaths probe outcome expected in January: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it has told families of four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4 that it expected to complete its investigation into their deaths in January.

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Retired pitcher Roy Halladay's plane flew low before crash: NTSB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Witnesses reported that retired baseball star Roy Halladay maneuvered his plane at low altitude before the aircraft crashed off the coast of central Florida, killing him, a federal official said on Wednesday.

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Con Edison to improve hiring, pay $800,000 to settle U.S. lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Con Edison will improve its hiring and training practices and pay $800,000 to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it discriminated against disabled employees, and wrongly required job applicants to undergo medical examinations and provide genetic information of family members before being hired.

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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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Texas and Florida due to execute men for 1990s murders

(Reuters) - Two states are scheduled to execute convicted murderers on Wednesday night, one who would be the third executed in Florida since August and one whose planned execution in Texas has raised the ire of Mexican officials and two United Nations experts.

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U.S. Air Force Academy says black student wrote racial slurs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Academy said a black cadet candidate at its preparatory school wrote the racist remarks that targeted him and four others and prompted the academy's leader to tell cadets to "get out" if they could not be tolerant.

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U.S. House panel advances bill aimed at limiting NSA spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday passed legislation seeking to overhaul some aspects of the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming criticism from civil liberties advocates that it did not include enough safeguards to protect Americans' privacy.

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Woman Who Sabotaged Fiancé’s Kayak Is Sentenced to Up to 4 Years

Angelika Graswald, who prosecutors said had watched her fiancé drown and even moved a paddle out of his reach, was expected to be freed by year’s end.

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Former TV Anchorwoman Accuses Kevin Spacey of Assaulting Her Son

Heather Unruh, a longtime television journalist in Boston, said at a news conference that Mr. Spacey reached into her 18-year-old son’s pants at a bar last year.

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Bond issues approved for Houston, other issuers in Tuesday voting

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Houston voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved $1 billion of bonds the city needs to complete a state-approved fix for its financially ailing pension funds, the city controller' office said on Wednesday.