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Syrian army, allies take back Albu Kamal from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

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'SNL' takes on Senator -- and former 'SNL' performer --Al Franken

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As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

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15 men exonerated in one day, and 7 cops taken off the street

The drug convictions of 15 men in Chicago have been thrown out after they claimed they were framed years earlier by a police sergeant, who went to prison for a related crime, and his team of officers.

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Thousands take to the streets in protest

Thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on November 18 to protest President Robert Mugabe and demand that he step down.

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New Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

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Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

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Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship

(The Sports Xchange) - Park Sung-hyun put herself in position for a number of year-end honors with her performance on Friday.

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Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Bunge scraps deal for controlling stake in Grupo Minsa

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural commodities trader Bunge Ltd said Friday it has terminated a deal for a controlling stake in Mexican corn miller Grupo Minsa SAB de CV , an acquisition that would have made Bunge the top grain miller in Mexico.

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BRIEF-Bandera Master Fund L.P. reports 9.5 pct stake in Rubicon Technology as of Nov 16

* Bandera Master Fund L.P. reports 9.5 pct stake in Rubicon Technology Inc as of Nov 16 - SEC Filing

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BRIEF-‍Bandera Partners LLC reports a 5.1 pct stake in Luby's Inc as of Nov 14

* ‍Bandera Partners LLC reports a 5.1 percent stake in luby's inc as of November 14 - SEC Filing​

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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UPDATE 2-South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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Fox shares rise on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares were up 3 percent in trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Golf: Fleetwood shoots 65 to retake pole in the Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood regained control in the Race to Dubai, rebounding from his poor first round to shoot a seven-under-par 65 and also power back into the hunt for the DP World Tour Championship title on Friday.

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About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

New York is booming with jobs and new residents, yet the number of people taking the subway has fallen, as a system burdened by debt and bad management fails.

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BRIEF-Ancora Advisors LLC reports 5.20 pct stake in PFSWEB Inc as on NOV. 16

* Ancora advisors LLC reports 5.20 percent stake in PFSWEB Inc as on nov. 16 - SEC filing

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Fox shares jump on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares jumped 8 percent in premarket trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were also interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Kirk takes lead as Snedeker makes strong return from injury

(Reuters) - Former champion Chris Kirk took the first-round lead at the RSM Classic in coastal Georgia on Thursday, as two-times American Ryder Cup member Brandt Snedeker made a solid comeback after a long injury absence.

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BRIEF-‍Partner Fund Management LP reports a 6.6 pct passive stake in Endocyte as of Nov 6

* ‍Partner Fund Management LP reports a 6.6 percent passive stake in Endocyte Inc as of November 6 - SEC Filing​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2A4glhH] Further company coverage:

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Barnes & Noble says investor's plan to take it private not 'bona fide'

(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said on Thursday a deal proposed by an activist investor to take the bookstore chain private was not "bona fide" as its chairman and founder, Leonard Riggio, would not participate and raising the required funds was highly unlikely.

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BRIEF-‍James Flynn​ reports 5.92 pct passive stake in Intersect ENT

* ‍James Flynn​ reports 5.92 percent passive stake in Intersect ENT as of Nov 6 - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2jwmJXW) Further company coverage:

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private: WSJ

(Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt...

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Activist investor draws up plan to take Barnes & Noble private-WSJ

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sandell Asset Management Corp, an activist investor in Barnes & Noble Inc, has proposed a transaction that would take the bookseller private with the help of current shareholders and debt financing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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Rose takes route 66 in Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Privet Fund Management reports 5.2 pct stake in Potbelly Corp

* Privet Fund Management Llc reports 5.2 percent stake in Potbelly Corp as of November 10 - SEC filing

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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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Uber's London license appeal could take years: Mayor Khan

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] appeal process against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating license in the British capital could take years, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 5-Australia's Santos shares soar after spurns $7.2 bln takeover approach

* Private equity-backed Harbour lines up A$11 bln bid - report

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BRIEF-Hoegh LNG sold remaining 49 pct Grace stake for $172.5 mln

* agreement to transfer the remaining 49% ownership interest in Höegh LNG Colombia Holding Ltd. ("Grace Holding"), the sole owner of the entities that own and operate Hoegh Grace, to Hoegh LNG Partners LP for a purchase price of USD 172.5 million, less USD 86.6 million in pro-rata indebtedness related to Hoegh Grace expected to be outstanding at the closing date of the transaction Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Terje Solsvik)

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Subway Ridership Falls as M.T.A. Scrambles to Improve Service

Even as the New York City’s population grows and new jobs are added, both subway and bus ridership have fallen, partly as a result of faltering service.

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UPDATE 4-Australia's Santos spurns $7.2 bln takeover approach

* Private equity-backed Harbour lines up A$11 bln bid - report (Recasts with Santos rejecting bid)

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The world's first 'space nation' takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

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House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

The House tax bill, up for a vote on Thursday, would tax benefits that put the children of college workers through school and help doctoral students get their degrees.

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Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson's rented "battler" bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.

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UPDATE 3-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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Peru's Kuczynski denies allegations of Odebrecht links

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Wednesday claims he had worked as a consultant for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], which is embroiled in an international bribery scandal, were false.

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Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA provides new drug safety communication on Takeda's gout drug

* U.S. FDA says preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show increased risk of heart-related death with Febuxostat (Uloric) versus Allopurinol

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UPDATE 3-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds Breakingviews link)

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U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cerberus [CBS.UL] has taken a 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank , Germany's flagship lender said on Wednesday, making the U.S. buyout fund the fourth-largest shareholder after China's HNA group, Qatar and money manager Blackrock .

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UPDATE 1-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds details, background)

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Shareholders take aim at Murdochs with Fox voting rights push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure may inflict a symbolic black eye on the media company's founder Rupert Murdoch and his family at its annual meeting on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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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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Paulson holds stake in gold steady in third-quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month...

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UPDATE 2-Paulson holds stake in gold steady in 3rd quarter

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month high, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Tuesday.

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Paulson leaves stake in gold unchanged in third-quarter: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month high, a...

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BRIEF-Pershing Square Capital Management raises sole share stake in ADP, dissolves in Nomad Foods

* Pershing Square Capital Management raises sole share stake in Automatic Data Processing Inc to 8.8 million shares from 1.8 million shares - SEC Filing‍​

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UPDATE 1-Paulson leaves stake in gold unchanged in 3rd qtr -filing

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Paulson & Co left its stake in gold investments unchanged in the third quarter, as concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons helped lift bullion prices to a 13-month high, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Tuesday.

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Buffett's Berkshire slashes IBM stake, adds to Apple

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has sold another large piece of its stake in IBM Corp , backing further away from an investment that the billionaire has admitted was not one of his best.

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Ryan orders House and staff to take sexual harassment course

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that there will be a new mandatory anti-harassment and discrimination training for all House members and staff.

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashes IBM stake

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has sold another large piece of its stake in IBM Corp, backing further away from an investment that the billionaire has admitted was not one of his best.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway ups share stake in Synchrony Financial, dissolves in Wabco‍​

* Berkshire Hathaway ups share stake in Synchrony Financial by 19 percent to 20.8 million shares ‍​

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BRIEF-‍Avenue Capital Management reports 13.9 pct stake in Midstates Petroleum - ​SEC filing

* Avenue Capital Management II L.P. reports 13.9 percent stake in Midstates Petroleum Company Inc as of November 14, 2017 - ​SEC filing

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UPDATE 1-Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

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RPT-Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

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Allianz to buy stake in New York tower valued at $1.95 bln -SL Green

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - SL Green Realty Corp, a major New York property owner, said on Tuesday it agreed to sell a 43 percent interest in a Times Square office tower to the real estate arm of Germany's Allianz Group in a deal that values the building at $1.95 billion.

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BRIEF-SL Green to sell 43 pct stake in 1515 broadway to Allianz Real Estate

* SL Green to sell 43% stake in 1515 broadway to Allianz Real Estate

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Snap's biggest investors raise stakes in third quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments and technology-focused hedge fund Coatue Management LLC boosted their stakes in social media company Snap Inc during the third quarter, despite Snap's disappointing results, regulatory filings showed on Tuesday.

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De La Hoya: I can take out McGregor in two rounds

(The Sports Xchange) - Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya remains confident that he still can handle himself in the ring.

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BRIEF-Jana Partners dissolves sole share stake in Altice USA, Blue Apron, HPE

* Cuts sole share stake in Pandora Media by 19.2 percent to 16.3 million shares

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BRIEF-Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant

* Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors takes share stake in Aetna, dissolves stake in Allergan

* Cuts share stake in AIG to 841,740 shares from 1.3 million shares

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Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action soon over border areas under Kurdish control, but would regain them without violence.

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Buffalo Wild Wings shares soar on report of takeover bid

(Reuters) - Buffalo Wild Wings' shares rose nearly 26 percent in early trading on Tuesday, a day after a report said the company received a $2.3-billion takeover bid from private-equity firm Roark Capital Group.

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UPDATE 1-Lufthansa offers 250 mln euros to take on most of Alitalia's fleet, half of staff -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa has offered 250 million euros ($294 million) to take on most of Alitalia's fleet of aircraft and half of its staff, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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Lufthansa offers 250 mln euros to take on most of Alitalia's fleet, half of staff -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa has offered 250 million euros ($294 million) to take on most of Alitalia's fleet of aircraft and half of its staff, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Appaloosa Lp cuts share stake in Chesapeake, Bank of America

* Appaloosa Lp cuts share stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp to 766,000 shares from 3.6 million shares - sec filing

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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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Eni signs Oman oil and gas exploration deal, Qatari firm to take stake

MILAN, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Italian energy firm Eni signed a deal on Tuesday to explore an area off the southern coast of Oman for oil and gas and inked an agreement for Qatar Petroleum (QP) to take a stake in the block.

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On Washington: Past Sex Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take a Tough Line

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who has pushed out Republican offenders in the past, views salacious episodes as a threat to the Senate and to the party’s reputation.

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Tesco wins UK regulator's provisional approval for Booker takeover

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco won provisional approval for its 3.7 billion pound ($4.9 billion) takeover of wholesaler Booker from the UK competition regulator on Tuesday, moving Britain's biggest retailer closer to securing a new avenue of growth.

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

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Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

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Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments.

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Goldman Sachs marks stake in Weinstein Co down to zero: source

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has written down to zero the value of its stake in the Weinstein Company, the movie studio whose co-chairman Harvey Weinstein stepped down last month following sexual assault allegations, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Goldman Sachs marks stake in Weinstein Co down to zero -source

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has written down to zero the value of its stake in the Weinstein Company, the movie studio whose co-chairman Harvey Weinstein stepped down last month following sexual assault allegations, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Peru's Grana y Montero probed for alleged Odebrecht bribes -prosecutor

LIMA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Peruvian attorney general's office is investigating construction group Grana y Montero for alleged involvement in bribes paid to a former president by its Brazilian partner Odebrecht, a lead prosecutor said.

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BRIEF-Glenview Capital Management reports 6.70 pct passive stake in Endo

* Glenview Capital Management Llc reports 6.70 percent passive stake in Endo International Plc as on October 31, 2017 - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zTx1Z2)

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BRIEF-‍Mackenzie Financial reports 10.02 percent passive stake in Shaw Communications

* ‍Mackenzie Financial Corp reports 10.02 percent passive stake in Shaw Communications inc as on October 31, 2017 - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zBhOv2) Further company coverage:

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Allergan to sell a quarter of its Teva stake in Q1 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc said on Monday it will sell just under a quarter of its roughly 10 percent stake in Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries during the first quarter of 2018, as it starts to unwind its position in the struggling generic drugmaker.

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FEATURE-Argentina seeks to overtake Chile in South America lithium race

CAUCHARI OLAROZ, Argentina, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The giant pools of turquoise water in the mountainous deserts of northwest Argentina shimmer in the sunlight like oases and for lithium miners like Australia's Orocobre Ltd, that is exactly what they are.

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Fire destroys ancient Peruvian mural

A fire destroyed much of an archaeological site in northern Peru including a mural believed to be the oldest discovered in the Americas, site officials said.

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BRIEF-‍Volkswagen Group Canada says Daniel Weissland to take over as president and CEO

* ‍Volkswagen Group Canada says Daniel Weissland will take over as president and Chief Executive Officer effective December 1​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

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UPDATE 2-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

* (Adds analysts' comments, Broadcom statement, updates shares)

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Justices Take Cases on Free Speech at Pregnancy Centers and Polling Places

One case asks whether centers operated by abortion opponents must provide information on the procedure. The other is on political apparel at polling places.

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BRIEF-Tiaa-Cref investment management lLC reports 7.227 pct passive stake in Tronox Ltd as of oct. 31, 2017

* Tiaa-cref investment management, LLC reports 7.227 percent passive stake in Tronox Ltd as of oct. 31, 2017 - SEC filing‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2zEx7TH) Further company coverage:

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Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo & Company reports a 11.65 percent passive stake in‍ Switch Inc​

* Wells Fargo & Company reports a 11.65 percent passive stake in‍ Switch Inc​ as of Oct 31 - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2zTVgGB) Further company coverage:

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

(Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer "dramatically" undervalued the U.S. company.

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Ex-divs to take 14.6 points off FTSE 100 on Nov 16

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 14.56 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT (pence) Bunzl 14

Seasteading Institute nytimes.com

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

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BRIEF-Waha Capital agrees to sell stake in NPS Holding

* AGREES TO SELL STAKE IN NPS HOLDING LTD IN CASH AND STOCK DEAL‍​

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Uber Is Close to Deal to Sell Stake to SoftBank

An agreement paves the way for the ride-hailing company to make sweeping governance changes and to go public by 2019.

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UPDATE 2-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

* Airbus still in talks on potential A380 deal (Recasts, adds details)

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Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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Golf: China's Feng wins at home, projected to take top ranking

(Reuters) - China's Shanshan Feng is projected to take over the women's world number one ranking after she completed back-to-back victories with a one-stroke win at the Blue Bay LPGA at home on Sunday.

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George Takei denies sexually assaulting model in 1981

"Star Trek" star and LBGT icon George Takei is denying allegations that he groped a former male model who says he passed out while drinking at the actor's Los Angeles condo nearly 40 years ago.

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Figure skating: Russian Voronov takes top spot in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's Sergei Voronov eased to victory in Japan's grand prix on Saturday with an elegant, melancholy short program and his compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva won the women's event.

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U.S. toymaker Hasbro makes takeover approach for Mattel: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. toymaker Hasbro Inc has made a takeover approach for rival Mattel Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. toymaker Hasbro Inc has made a takeover approach for rival Mattel Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Pirelli calendar takes a turn for the progressive

In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackisBeautiful and #BlackGirlMagic, leading brands and publications have realized that the image they project to millennial and Gen Z audiences needs to resonate with major social movements and calls for representation.

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A court fight between AT&T and Trump administration could take years

China nytimes.com

China Eases Limits on Foreign Stakes in Financial Firms

The move, which comes after President Trump left Beijing complaining about its trade policies, could give China’s troubled financial system a needed shake-up.

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Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.

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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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Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.

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What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?

The talks in Bonn, Germany, will play a significant role in the world’s response to climate change. But what, exactly, is going on? Here are some answers.

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Peru's Congress passes law to target Odebrecht's partners

LIMA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Peru's opposition-ruled Congress voted 55-21 late on Thursday to pass legislation that expands a raft of new financial restrictions to the local partners of scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

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John Hillerman, Who Played Snooty Caretaker on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Hillerman was an Emmy Award-winning actor who also had roles in classic movies like “The Last Picture Show,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Chinatown.”

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Trump does not take questions with Xi

US President Donald Trump did not take questions from reporters in China, forfeiting a potential opportunity to push Chinese leader Xi Jinping to face the press.

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UPDATE 3-Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly profit, and quarterly revenue missed estimates, as the credit bureau warned that its massive data breach had prompted some customers to hold back business.

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Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly profit, and quarterly revenue missed estimates, as the credit bureau warned that its massive data breach had prompted some customers to hold back business.

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Elliott's suspension takes effect as court sides with NFL

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.

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An Insider’s Guide to Halal Takeout

A tour through several 24-hour Pakistani restaurants in New York reveals some commentary on Uber and Trump. But really, it’s all about the food.

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BRIEF-Loeb's Third Point takes stake in mall-owner Macerich - Bloomberg

* Loeb's Third Point takes stake in mall-owner Macerich - Bloomberg, citing sources

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BRIEF-Crede Capital Group reports a 9.97 pct passive stake in Top Ships

* Crede Capital Group LLC reports a 9.97 pct passive stake in Top Ships Inc as of Nov 8 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zpSjNk) Further company coverage:

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Sling TV gains help Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp lost fewer-than-expected subscribers in the third quarter as its internet-based service Sling TV attracted more customers, offsetting a temporary hit from Hurricane Maria.

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UPDATE 4-Sling TV gains help Dish ride out Maria losses

* Shares rise 4 pct (Recasts lead, subscriber comparison, adds details on Sling TV)

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Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

The dissident Russian band’s release deals with state surveillance and police brutality, with a cameo by Chloë Sevigny.

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Lower churn helps Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp gained subscribers in the mainland United States in the third quarter and reduced the rate at which it lost existing customers, offsetting a hit to offshore business from Hurricane Maria.

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AstraZeneca rides China wave as rival GlaxoSmithKline struggles

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is enjoying booming drug sales in China, helped by reforms to the country's regulatory system and an increased sales force, in sharp contrast to its British rival GlaxoSmithKline .

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Syrian army takes last Islamic State bastion in Syria: army statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, representing the end of Islamic State's project in the region, the army general command said on Thursday.

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Syrian army, allies take last Islamic State bastion in Syria: army statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, and are now fighting the last remaining IS pockets in the country's eastern desert, the army's general command said on Thursday.

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The two leaders, the first, a vocal critic of the press and the other an enforcer of strict media censorship, aren't expected to take questions

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As Democrats in Suburbs Take Victory Lap, Focus Shifts to 2018

Across the New York region, Democratic voters turned out to defeat Republicans in county and local races in an election fueled by anti-Trump fervor.

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Chung taking new rules in his stride in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korea's Chung Hyeon maintained his 100 percent record at the Next Gen ATP Finals with a crushing victory over Russian Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to surge ahead in Group A.

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BRIEF-‍BML Investment Partners reports 5 pct passive stake in Support.com Inc ​

* ‍BML Investment Partners, L.P. reports a 5 percent passive stake in Support.com Inc as of Oct 30, 2017 - SEC filing​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies, led in the battle by Lebanon's Hezbollah, have captured the last major Islamic State-held town in Syria, a commander in the military alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-‍Cortina Asset Management reports 5.07 pct passive stake in Manitex International

* Cortina Asset Management reports 5.07 percent passive stake in Manitex International Inc as of Oct 31 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zHcoiH) Further company coverage:

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Democrats ride grassroots wave to major statehouse gains

(Reuters) - Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia's statehouse and flipped Republican-held seats in other local races across the United States on Tuesday, in the party's first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump's surprise White House win a year ago.

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China's Tencent takes 12 percent stake in Snap as shares plunge

(Reuters) - Snap Inc said on Wednesday that Chinese tech and media investment firm Tencent Holdings Ltd had taken a 12 percent stake in the company, a day after the owner of disappearing-messaging app Snapchat was punished by Wall Street for disappointing quarterly results.

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BRIEF-Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited reports 8.7 pct stake in CenturyLink Inc. as on Nov. 1 ‍​

* Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited reports 8.7 percent stake in CenturyLink Inc. as on November 1, 2017 - SEC filing ‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2iEL8Xi)

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Tennis: Chung taking new rules in his stride in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyeon Chung maintained his 100 percent record at the Next Gen ATP Finals with a crushing victory over Russian Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to surge ahead in Group A.

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Snap says China's Tencent holds 12 percent stake

(Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd now has a 12 percent stake in Snapchat operator Snap Inc, company filings showed on Wednesday, the latest in a string of major investments in the United States by China's new tech heavyweights.

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Tencent of China Raises Its Stake in Struggling Snap

The announcement came a day after Snap reported disappointing results for its third quarter, spurring analysts and investors to question whether the company was in trouble.

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France says takes U.S. claims Iran violated U.N. resolutions seriously

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it was taking accusations by the United States that Iran had violated two U.N. Security Council resolutions seriously and urged Iran to comply with all its international commitments.

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Trump in China: What's at stake?

US President Donald Trump is visiting China as part of his whirlwind tour of Asia. Here's what is at stake on this leg of the trip.

Metropolitan Museum of Art nytimes.com

The Costume Institute Takes on Catholicism

The Metropolitan Museum’s 2018 fashion blockbuster looks at religion’s influence on the designer imagination. The Vatican is on board, but will the viewers agree?

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China's Tencent buys 12 percent stake in Snapchat owner

(Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has bought a 12 percent stake in Snapchat parent Snap Inc, a regulatory filing showed on Wednesday.

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Germany's FlixBus to take on Greyhound in the United States

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German long-distance bus firm FlixBus plans to expand to the United States next year, taking on rivals such as Greyhound and Megabus from a base in Los Angeles, it said on Wednesday.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

A suburban rebellion against President Trump propelled Democrats to victory in races for governor, state legislature and mayor, in a series of elections.

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Novartis takes fight to Pfizer's Ibrance with new Kisqali data

ZURICH (Reuters) - New data from Novartis's breast cancer drug Kisqali underscored its effectiveness in pre-menopausal women, the Swiss drugmaker said, amid efforts to muscle in on turf dominated by rival Pfizer's Ibrance.

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UPDATE 1-Novartis takes fight to Pfizer's Ibrance with new Kisqali data

* Class of CDK4/6 cancer drugs getting crowded (Adds details, company and analyst comment)

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France to take a decade longer to reduced reliance on nuclear: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - French environment minister Nicolas Hulot said on Wednesday that reducing the share of nuclear energy in France's power mix to 50 percent from 75 percent will probably take until 2030-35 instead of 2025.

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All eyes on Trump during high-stakes China visit

China's emboldened leader Xi Jinping will offer Donald Trump a display meant to satisfy a leader susceptible to flattery when the US President touches down in Beijing on Wednesday.

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5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.  

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BRIEF-Pilgrim's Pride reports Q3 adj EPS $0.98

* Pilgrim's Pride reports operating income of $372 million and GAAP EPS of $0.93 for the third quarter of 2017

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BRIEF-Take-Two Interactive Software Q2 loss per share $0.03

* Take Two Interactive Software Q2 loss per share $0.03; Q2 GAAP net revenue $443.6 million, up 6 percent

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Take-Two's holiday-quarter sales view tops estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc gave a stronger-than-expected revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, unlike rivals Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc, on strong demand for its new NBA videogame and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto".

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Puerto Rico board, governor take power struggle to Congress

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

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Game publisher Take-Two raises full-year profit forecast

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast and its second-quarter revenue topped estimates, driven by the new version of its basketball franchise game and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto V".

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BRIEF-Brookfield is holding preliminary talks about GGP takeover - CNBC citing Bloomberg

* Brookfield is holding preliminary talks about GGP takeover - CNBC citing Bloomberg Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍ACT Capital Management reports 9.9 pct passive stake in Soligenix - SEC filing​

* ‍act Capital Management LLLP reports 9.9 percent passive stake in Soligenix Inc as of November 2, 2017 - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yFcZRO) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Sky says it could shut Sky News if Fox takeover blocked

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - British broadcaster Sky has said that it could shut down Sky News if its ownership of the channel proves to be an obstruction to the company's 11.7 billion-pound ($15.4 billion) takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox.

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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...

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Peru and Japan Meet in Midtown, at the Sprawling Sen Sakana

A sleek new restaurant specializes in a hybrid cuisine that many New Yorkers know only from Nobu.

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Waymo launching ride-hailing service in Phoenix with no human behind wheel

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

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Motor racing: Force India to take more risks with fourth place secure

LONDON (Reuters) - Force India are prepared to let Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon race more freely in the last two races of the season now that the team are sure of fourth place in the Formula One championship, co-owner Vijay Mallya indicated on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Indian ride-hailing service Ola ties up with Microsoft for connected car platform

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Indian ride-hailing company Ola has tied up with Microsoft to build a new connected-vehicle platform and will also use the U.S tech giant's Azure cloud-computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering, it said on Tuesday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant

Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

Dogs nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Wolves Know How to Work Together

Wolves far outperformed dogs on a widely used test of cooperation in animals.

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India's ride hailing firm Ola ties up with Microsoft for connected car platform

MUMBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Indian ride hailing service Ola has tied up with Microsoft Corp to build a new connected vehicle platform and will also use the U.S tech gaint's Azure cloud computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering, it said on Tuesday.

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Takeda takes on Sanofi with new global dengue vaccine data

(Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical's experimental dengue vaccine has produced promising long-term results in clinical tests, boosting the Japanese company's global hopes for a product that will take on Sanofi's Dengvaxia.

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U.S. commerce chief says he is likely to divest Russia-linked shipping stake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday he probably would not keep his holdings in a shipping company with business ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and that he had fully and properly disclosed investments.

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BRIEF-Engine Capital Management LLC reports 7.4 pct stake in Hill International

* Engine Capital Management Llc reports 7.4 Pct Stake In Hill International Inc as of Nov 1

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BRIEF-Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co reports 15.24% passive stake in ShotSpotter as of Oct.31-SEC filing

* Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co Llc‍​ reports a 15.24 percent passive stake in ShotSpotter Inc as of October 31, 2017- SEC filing Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2zB7DqO ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ecor1 Capital reports 7.4% passive stake in Immune Design

* Ecor1 Capital Llc reports 7.4% passive stake in Immune Design Corp as of Oct 25 - SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zkI4Ki) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Juniper Targeted Opportunity Fund reports 5.7% stake in Transcat - SEC filing

* Juniper Targeted Opportunity Fund LP reports 5.7 percent stake in Transcat Inc as of October 25, 2017- SEC filing Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2hNljoq ) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-European shares take a breather near two-year highs

* SocGen hit by string of broker target price cuts (Adds quotes, closing prices)

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Rivals AMD, Intel partner to take on Nvidia

(Reuters) - Bitter rivals Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Intel Corp on Monday unveiled a partnership that will help the chipmakers take on Nvidia Corp.

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Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm, sets up takeover battle

(Reuters) - Chip maker Broadcom Ltd on Monday announced an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion as it looks to boost its presence in the wireless market, setting the stage for what could be one of the biggest takeover battles.

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BRIEF-Viad says to expand its virtual flight ride theater concept into Iceland's capital city

* TO EXPAND ITS VIRTUAL FLIGHT RIDE THEATER CONCEPT INTO ICELAND'S CAPITAL CITY OF REYKJAVIK​

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UPDATE 1-SBM Offshore takes $238 mln provision to settle U.S. probe

* Company unable to participate in Petrobras tenders (Updates with details, background)

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BRIEF-Softbank Group says intends to increase stake in Sprint Corp

* Softbank Group Corp. Announces intention to increase stake in Sprint

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Motor racing: Hartley takes world endurance title with Porsche

(Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley, who last month made his Formula One debut with the Toro Rosso team, won the world endurance championship with Porsche for the second time on Sunday.

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Germany's Greens overtake liberals in poll as coalition talks continue

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's environmentalist Green party polled at its highest level this year in a survey published on Sunday, overtaking Chancellor Angela Merkel's other would-be coalition partner as talks to form a new government continued.

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Golf: Park projected to take world number one ranking from Ryu

IBARAKI, JAPAN (Reuters) - Park Sung-hyun is projected to take over the women's world number one ranking after fellow South Korean Ryu So-yeon finished equal 33rd at the TOTO Japan Classic on Sunday.

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Australia turns down NZ offer to take asylum seekers barricaded inside camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia turned down on Sunday an offer to take 150 asylum seekers being held in an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea, where U.N. officials have warned a humanitarian emergency is unfolding.

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Soccer: Peru's doctor says team did not give striker stimulant

LIMA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Peru's team doctor said strict controls on what they gave their players meant there was no way they could have administered the stimulant that led FIFA to ban captain Paolo Guerrero from two crucial World Cup playoff matches against New Zealand.

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Zagitova wins debut grand prix event, Kolyada takes men's singles

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia's 15-year-old Alina Zagitova rose from fourth to win her grand prix debut event on Saturday, while compatriot Mikhail Kolyada took the men's singles despite a mistake-marred routine.

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Trump begins high-stakes diplomacy tour

Donald Trump's national security adviser issued a stark warning the day before the President left Washington for a critical swing through Asia: "We're running out of time."

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Iran displays missile, calls Trump 'crazy' in marking 1979 U.S. embassy takeover

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran put a ballistic missile on display as thousands marched on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy, with a senior official accusing President Donald Trump of a "crazy" return to confrontation with Tehran.

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After organizers fix their mistake, CMAs will be a night to remember

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Take Claims About State and Local Tax Deductions With a Grain of Salt

Republicans claim that conservative-leaning states “subsidize” liberal-leaning states through deduction, while Democrats say repealing it will hurt middle-class families.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Broadcom Is Said to Weigh Takeover Bid of Qualcomm

Should Broadcom decide to pursue a deal, it would be the biggest takeover bid in the semiconductor business to date.

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Peru captain Guerrero suspended by FIFA after doping test

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended for 30 days by soccer's governing body FIFA after failing a drugs test, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) announced on Friday.

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BRIEF-GIC Private Ltd reports 5.08 pct passive stake in Adecoagro S.A.‍​

* GIC Private Limited reports a 5.08 percent passive stake in Adecoagro S.A. as of October 26, 2017- SEC filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zweLoA) Further company coverage:

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Peru striker Guerrero suspended by FIFA after doping test

LIMA (Reuters) - FIFA has suspended Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero for 30 days because of an adverse result in a recent anti-doping test, the Peruvian Football Federation said on Friday - a blow to Peru's bid to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1982.

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BRIEF-‍Paloma Partners reports a 7.58 pct stake in Agilysys - SEC filing ​

* ‍Paloma Partners Management Co reports a 7.58 pct stake in Agilysys, as of Nov 2 - SEC filing ​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zwkRp5) Further company coverage: