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BRIEF-CVR Refining LP says co, Coffeyville Finance, CVR Refining LLC among others entered amendment no. 1 to amended and restated ABL credit agreement​

* CVR Refining LP-‍on Nov 14, co,Coffeyville Finance, CVR Refining LLC among others entered amendment no. 1 to amended and restated ABL credit agreement​

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BRIEF-UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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BRIEF-TITAN MEDICAL ANNOUNCES FILING OF AMENDED, RESTATED PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

* TITAN MEDICAL ANNOUNCES FILING OF AMENDED AND RESTATED PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

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DACA deal state of play

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U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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IS car bomb kills 20 in eastern Syria: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed 20 people and injured 30 others at a site where displaced families are located in eastern Syria near the city of Deir al-Zor, Syria's SANA state news agency reported 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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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies .

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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Medicare wants to cut drug costs for seniors

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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Lebanon FM says Hariri crisis part of attempt to create regional chaos

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday the crisis over the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is part of an "attempt to create chaos in the region", local television stations reported.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town of Rawa: statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

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Ohio State suspends fraternity activities

The Ohio State University suspended the activities of almost all of its fraternities Thursday, citing a large number of ongoing investigations into hazing and alcohol -- making it the latest US school to take action against Greek student organizations in the wake of troubling incidents.

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UPDATE 1-Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

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Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, including requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers.

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Automaker Subaru sees $177 million in costs linked to inspection scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Subaru Corp said it was recalling 395,000 vehicles in Japan and that it expected to incur about 20 billion yen ($177 million) in costs related to improper final inspection procedures at domestic plants.

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BRIEF-Gap expects Q4 selling, general, administrative costs to be up YoY

* Gap Inc- Due to hurricanes, 277 stores were closed for an average of about 6 days in Q3 -conf call

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Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Thursday he would support the governor of the country's Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections if Mohamed Tahir Ayala decided to stand.

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Tillerson under fire for turmoil at State

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is facing a wave of withering bipartisan criticism that his effort to reform the State Department is instead spurring an exodus of talent that undermines American diplomacy and endangers the nation.

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

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

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BRIEF-Fannie Mae re-enters low-income housing tax credit market‍​

* Says will resume low-income housing tax credit activities to provide reliable source of capital for affordable rental housing, underserved markets​

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OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

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U.S. House members join growing congressional concern about State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.

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UPDATE 3-Smucker brews up strong earnings, sees lower coffee costs in 2018

* Shares up nearly 10 percent (Adds quote from CFO, coffee bean price forecast and updates share move)

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Refugee crisis influx no boon for German integration: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - The wave of refugees that entered Germany in 2015-2016 has slowed its integration efforts, according to a study that also showed little progress since 2005 in leveling the playing field for immigrants on education, employment and incomes.

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Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.

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BRIEF-Bridge Bancorp says State Charter approved Bridgehampton National Bank to become BNB Bank

* Bridge Bancorp Inc - ‍approval of application filed by Bridgehampton National Bank with New York State Department of Financial Services

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China's Xi speaks with Saudi king: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone on Thursday, Chinese state media reported.

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At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday.

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Explosion rocks Afghan capital near political gathering, seven dead

KABUL (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and many wounded in a suicide bomb blast that in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor, according to the interior ministry.

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Explosion rocks Afghan capital near political gathering: security official

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor and casualties were feared, a security official said.

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Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges.

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Antidoping Regulator Denies Russia’s Appeal for Reinstatement

The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency is expected to set off a frenzy of scrutiny and debate three months ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

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Amazon Sellers Brood as States Come Calling for Taxes

Most third-party sellers on Amazon do not collect sales tax. States, thirsty for the millions of dollars in unpaid revenue, are coming for the money.

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BRIEF-South State Corp & Park Sterling Corp merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​

* South State Corporation and Park Sterling Corporation merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Washington state AG's office confirms Justice Department circulating AT&T Time Warner complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state attorney general's office acknowledged on Wednesday that it was reviewing a draft complaint being circulated by the U.S. Justice Department regarding AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner , confirming that the Justice Department has drawn up a complaint.

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More worries in Congress over cuts at U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to explain "questionable management practices" at his department that they believe are weakening the country's diplomatic power, adding to a chorus of concern in Congress.

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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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Libyan forces hit Islamic State camp with air strike: commander

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the jihadist group's former stronghold of Sirte.

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U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds source saying no states have yet joined, Justice Department track record in merger challenges, share prices)

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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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Some states reluctant to join DOJ against AT&T-Time Warner deal

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general to try to win their support for a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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Justice Department approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc , a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported, citing Russia's Defence Ministry.

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In Zimbabwe Crisis, Is Mugabe’s Reign Over?

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president who has ruled for almost four decades, has been put under house arrest by the military.

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Some states are rolling back 'retroactive Medicaid'

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Collapsed state housing in Iranian quake shows corruption: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The ease with which some state-built homes collapsed in Sunday's earthquake in western Iran showed corrupt practices when they were constructed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a sentiment shared by many ordinary Iranians.

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Tillerson refuses to label Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing,' calls for investigation

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says more information is needed before Washington agrees with the United Nations that the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar constitutes ethnic cleansing.

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Zimbabwe political crisis: What's happening?

It has all the markings of a coup: a solemn soldier addressing the nation on state television in a beret and fatigues, armored vehicles in the capital and jittery, puzzled citizens.

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Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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Tillerson to meet Myanmar military supremo in bid to ease Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused of atrocities against ethnic Muslim Rohingya during an operation that drove more than 600,000 to flee to Bangladesh.

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What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Political Crisis?

A crown prince. An epic purge. A proxy war. Saudi Arabia's political crisis, explained.

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Texas State Halts Greek Activities After Fraternity Pledge Dies

Matthew Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge, died after a fraternity event on Sunday, the latest in a string of similar episodes on campuses across the country.

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Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies

HARARE (Reuters) - Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup.

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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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Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow.

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Russia's Defense Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

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Spreading housing shortage hits over 850,000 people in Germany: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - A housing crisis is spreading in Germany, the Federal Homelessness Association said on Tuesday, forecasting that 1.2 million people could be living in shelters by 2018.

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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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Attorney general insists he hasn't made any false statements in his previous congressional testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told lawmakers that he now remembers a meeting with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose work is now a focus of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, but denied having a clear memory of full the conversation.

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Senators blast State Department over cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the U.S. State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure to have a plan for a proposed reorganization.

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Brexit is getting messy and the UK is facing a political crisis

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How one state could become the first with no abortion clinics

Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When women had little choice after their contraceptive failed.

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Greece declares island in state of emergency after storm hits

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece declared a state of emergency on the island of Symi on Tuesday after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea, damaged homes and cut off electricity and water supplies.

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BRIEF-Impax Laboratories says board of co amended and restated bylaws of co

* Impax Laboratories says ‍on and effective Nov 10, 2017, board of co amended and restated bylaws of company - SEC filing

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Opening statements set in conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and defense lawyers were due to square off on Tuesday in the trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for his role in a 2014 armed standoff that galvanized militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West.

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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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Russia says U.S. providing cover for Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States is providing de-facto cover for Islamic State units in Syria and only pretending to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Russian Defence Ministry 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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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.

Executive Orders and Memorandums nytimes.com

Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco said a ban on entry from six countries could go into effect for people with no ties to the United States.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Robbing Blue States to Pay Red

The dangerous new Republican policies impose costs on states behind partisan lines.

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Human rights groups call on Tillerson to address Yemen crisis

A group of 19 humanitarian and human rights nongovernmental organizations are calling on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to use all diplomatic means at his disposal to end the blockade of aid to Yemen, warning that the war-torn nation faces a rapidly deteriorating situation that "puts millions of civilian lives at risk."

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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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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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Tyson shares top one-year high as low feed costs boost margins

(Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc shares climbed to their highest level in more than a year on Monday as the No. 1 U.S. meat processor said low prices for livestock feed will help boost results again next year.

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Tax reform state of play: House preps for vote

In the House, a harried behind-the-scenes effort to lock up the votes to pass their tax proposal on the floor.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-State funds support Saudi, GFH Financial boosts Dubai

* Saudi spends most of day lower, before buying in final hour

Medicaid nytimes.com

What Red States Are Passing Up as Blue States Get Billions

Taxpayers in many red states have effectively been sending money to other states for Medicaid expansion, which can be used to pay for things like opioid treatment.

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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.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Tax Proposals Threaten Lower-Income Housing

Monday: Credits and bonds that developers rely on may be reduced, Gov. Jerry Brown the globe-trotter, and the tepid return of La Niña.

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UK government: Rohingya crisis 'looks like ethnic cleansing'

The British government has said the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar "looks like ethnic cleansing," Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said Monday.

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BRIEF-Hess issues statement on impact from incident at Shell Enchilada platform in Gulf of Mexico

* Hess issues statement on impact from incident at shell enchilada platform in gulf of Mexico

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Non-secessionist solution to Catalan crisis possible, says ex-leader

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's deposed president said he might consider a solution to Spain's political crisis that did not involve the region's secession, appearing to soften the staunchly pro-independence stance that cost him his leadership last month.

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BRIEF-KKR Real Estate Finance Trust enters omnibus amendment to master repurchase and securities contract agreement

* KKR Real Estate Finance Trust - on Nov 10, co's unit entered omnibus amendment to master repurchase and securities contract agreement, dated Dec 6, 2016

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

After Hurricane, Signs of a Mental Health Crisis Haunt Puerto Rico

The storm’s violent winds and screeching rains assaulted the island’s psyche for 72 hours, and public health officials say much of the population shows signs of post-traumatic stress.

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Iran says it does not interfere in Lebanese state affairs: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it does not interfere in Lebanon and that comments on Sunday by Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister nine days ago, gave hope he would soon return to his country, state TV reported.

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Nikkei drops to near 2-week low; real estate, brokers weak

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a near two-week low on Monday as many sectors, including real estate and brokerage firms, languished after recent rallies, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.

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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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Nikkei drops to 1-week low; real estate, brokers weak

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei dropped to a one-week low on Monday morning as many sectors including real estate firms and brokers languished after a recent rally, offsetting gains in companies with strong results such as Nissin Foods.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

The Obama administration sped up programs aiming to pay doctors based on quality instead of quantity. The Trump administration is slowing them down.

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Rohingya crisis: How we got here

More than half a million Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State since August, pouring into Bangladesh with horrific stories of atrocities.

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United States battle past Belarus to win 18th Fed Cup

MINSK (Reuters) - The United States put in a battling performance to beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday and win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup title, their first in 17 years.

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U.S. House will reject total elimination of state and local tax deductions: Brady

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the House of Representatives' tax-writing committee said on Sunday he would not accept elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes, opposing a proposal from Senate Republicans that would hike taxes for some middle class Americans.

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State of the Cartoonion: Trump's conspiracies

On this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper takes a look at all the various conspiracy theories President Trump can have his cabinet check out.

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U.S. House will not accept total elimination of state and local tax deductions: Brady

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives' tax-writing committee said on Sunday he would not accept the total elimination of state and local tax deductions in the final tax reform bill.

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The President's combative side re-emerged after his conversations with Putin were limited to hallway chats

President Donald Trump tore up his diplomatic script this weekend in favor of an angrier, more familiar role after his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an economic summit were limited to hallway conversations lasting little more than five minutes.

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South Africa's opposition asks court to force disclosure of Zuma's legal costs

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party said on Sunday it had asked the High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to disclose how much the state has spent on legal fees to fight corruption allegations against him.

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Silence Lifts in Statehouses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties

The cascade of allegations has prompted broad disavowals and public calls for resignations in male-dominated legislatures.

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Signa buys German trophy assets in biggest real-estate deal of 2017

FRANKFURT, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Austria's Signa, which is trying to buy German department-store chain Kaufhof from Hudson's Bay for 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion), has bought five trophy assets from RFR in Germany's biggest real-estate transaction of 2017.

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Continental eyes investment in solid-state batteries

FRANKFURT, Nov 11 (Reuters) - German automotive supplier Continental is considering investing in battery production to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers, Chief Executive Elmar Degenhart told trade weekly Automobilwoche in an interview published on Saturday.

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Trump and Putin issue statement on fighting ISIS in Syria

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin informally met on the sidelines of a regional economic summit in Vietnam Saturday and agreed to an extensive statement on the conflict in Syria.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last Islamic State-held district of Rawa

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control.

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Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.

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Putin, Trump approve joint statement on Syria-Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump approved a joint statement on Syria after a brief contact at the APEC summit in Vietnam, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday.

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TPP trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.

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Croatia government survives no-confidence vote over Agrokor debt crisis

ZAGREB, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The Croatian government survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote early on Saturday that the opposition demanded over handling of a debt crisis at the country's largest private firm Agrokor.

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Read: Louis C.K.'s full statement

Warning: This article contains language some may consider offensive.

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Comedian issues statement in response to sexual misconduct allegations

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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Equifax warns on post-breach costs, revenue hit

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that fell short of Wall Street expectations, saying the massive breach of its consumer data earlier this year would hurt sales...

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UPDATE 2-Venezuela state power company defaults on $650 mln bond: trustee

CARACAS, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A Venezuelan state-run power company has defaulted on a $650 million bond that comes due in 2018 by failing to make an interest payment, the bond's trustee said on Friday, a confirmation of the OPEC nation's dire cash-flow crunch.

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UPDATE 2-Equifax warns on post-breach costs, revenue hit

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday issued a fourth-quarter profit outlook that fell short of Wall Street expectations, saying the massive breach of its consumer data earlier this year would hurt sales and result in costs of $60 million to $75 million during the period.

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Alabama state official invokes Joseph and Mary to defend Moore

An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore against sexual assault allegations on a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

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Petrobras, Banco do Brasil ace state firms governance index -minister

BRASILIA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA and lender Banco do Brasil SA scored 10 out of 10 on a new corporate governance index for state-owned companies developed by the Brazilian government, a minister said on Friday.

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Militant threat hangs over Islamic State's former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished.

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United States discussing sale of F-35s to partner nations, U.S. official says in UAE

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The United States is in talks to sell F35 fighter jets to partner nations, a senior U.S. military official said during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, without giving details.

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Hezbollah media unit: Islamic State leader reported in Syrian town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it.

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BRIEF-Xinyuan Real Estate Co reports Q3 net earnings/ADS $0.22​

* Qtrly ‍contract sales increased 15.1 pct to us$604.5 million from $525.4 million in Q3 of 2016

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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.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

The Plight of the Postwar Apartment

Too old to be hip, too new to be charming, postwar buildings still offer plenty to buyers.

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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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The state that is leading the way on health care

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If true, sex claims should be disqualifying for Moore, state official says

Alabama's Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican, said Thursday night that sexual misconduct claims being leveled against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should be disqualifying if proven to be true.

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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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News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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UPDATE 2-News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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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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Investment veterans launch real estate, hospitality buyout vehicle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of fund manager Man GLG and the ex-president of Vornado Realty Trust are behind a buyout vehicle that will seek deals in the real estate and hospitality...

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Chorus of sexual harassment allegations spreads among U.S. statehouses

(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Thursday urged a state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment to step down, the latest fallout from a growing chorus of harassment allegations gripping U.S. statehouses.

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BRIEF-Avery Dennison enters fourth amended and restated credit agreement - SEC filing​

* Says on Nov 8, co entered fourth amended and restated credit agreement amending amended agreement dated as of October 3, 2014 - SEC filing​

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U.S. worried AT&T and Time Warner would hike costs for media rivals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators believe that AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc would raise costs for rival entertainment distributors and stifle innovation, a Department of Justice official told Reuters on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Leggett & Platt enters Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement on November 8

* Leggett & Platt says ‍on Nov 8, co entered into Second Amended & Restated Credit Agreement among co, JPMorgan Chase Bank​, other lenders - SEC filing

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UPDATE 2-U.S. worried AT&T and Time Warner would hike costs for media rivals

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators believe that AT&T Inc's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc would raise costs for rival entertainment distributors and stifle innovation, a Department of Justice official told Reuters on Thursday.

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Amid Lebanon crisis, France's Macron flies to Riyadh to see Crown Prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is making a previously unscheduled trip to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to see Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.

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U.S. blacklists 10 Venezuelans for corruption, undermining state vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned 10 more Venezuelan officials, including several government ministers, who it said had helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempts to undermine democratic rule in the country.

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Factbox: In U.S. Senate, Democrats represent highest-tax states

(Reuters) - Proposals from U.S. Republicans to repeal or restrict a popular deduction on federal income tax for state and local tax (SALT) payments would hit Americans in high-tax states. The 10 states with the highest taxes are represented in the Senate by Democrats, and by Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent who votes with Democrats.

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Investment veterans behind real estate, hospitality buyout vehicle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of fund manager Man GLG and the ex-president of Vornado Realty Trust are behind a buyout vehicle that will seek deals in the real estate and hospitality...

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U.S. worried AT&T buying Time Warner would hike costs for media rivals: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is concerned that AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc would raise costs for rival entertainment distributors, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

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Juncker calls on Europe to reject separatist 'poison' amid Catalonia crisis

MADRID (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday called on Europe to stand up against separatism at a time when the Catalan independence push has deeply divided Spain.

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BRIEF-Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc announces public offering of senior notes

* Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc announces public offering of senior notes

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Tax Bill Test for State Republicans

Thursday: How the legislation could impact the state, more Hollywood fallout for Kevin Spacey, and a push to make the Playboy Mansion a historic monument.

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BRIEF-Wowio acquires land to be developed into low cost housing in Northern California

* Wowio, Inc. acquires land to be developed into low cost housing in Northern California Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Special Report: The decisions behind Monsanto's weed-killer crisis

(Reuters) - In early 2016, agri-business giant Monsanto faced a decision that would prove pivotal in what since has become a sprawling herbicide crisis, with millions of acres of crops damaged.

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region.

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UPDATE 1-Telus misses profit estimates on higher costs

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Telus Corp's third-quarter profit missed analysts' estimates as it spent more to expand its wireless services.

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Coty posts quarterly loss on higher acquisition costs

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Beauty products maker Coty Inc on Thursday posted a quarterly loss on higher expenses related to the acquisition of P&G's beauty brands and weak demand for its fragrances and color cosmetics.

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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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Rising Obamacare costs frighten some early retirees

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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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Trump says he and China's Xi to try to end opioid crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing "very strongly" on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency.

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Turkey detains more than 100 Islamic State suspects: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 101 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.

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Boeing signs China deals worth $37 billion: state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - Boeing signed $37 billion in commercial deals in China as part of a trade mission traveling with United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Beijing, Chinese state TV reported on Thursday.

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Boeing signs China deals worth $37 billion-state tv

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Boeing signed $37 billion in commercial deals in China as part of a trade mission travelling with United States President Donald Trump during his state visit to Beijing, Chinese state TV reported on Thursday.

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CIC, Goldman Sachs establish China-U.S. industrial cooperation fund -U.S. State depart

BEIJING (Reuters) - China Investment Corp (CIC) and Goldman Sachs have signed a strategic agreement to establish a China and United States industrial cooperation fund on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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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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EU states see Britain failing to meet Brexit divorce terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU envoys discussed on Wednesday delaying into next year the launch of talks with London on a post-Brexit relationship, raising the risk of businesses shifting out of Britain due to lack of clarity on what will happen after March 2019.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

The Fix: Making Space for a Home Office

The best workspaces blend seamlessly into their surroundings — and reflect the personalities of the people who use them.

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Democratic wins in U.S. state elections boost hopes for carbon trading

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters picked climate change advocates in a handful of gubernatorial and state legislature races on Tuesday, providing a potential boost to state-level efforts to fight global warming through carbon trading schemes.

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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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Workplace mental health training could cut sick leave costs

(Reuters Health) - A four-hour mental health training program for managers could yield fewer employee sick days and a roughly 10-to-1 return on investment, a study in Australia suggests.

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Islamic State's footprint spreading in northern Somalia: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time.

Social Media nytimes.com

State of the Art: What Reality TV Teaches Us About Russia’s Influence Campaign

Like a twisted version of the producers of an unscripted TV show, Kremlin-linked trolls used fake personas to provoke very real drama.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: The Latino Education Crisis

Wednesday: A stubborn achievement gap between Latino and white students, a play to purchase Qualcomm, and a look toward Election Day 2018.

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Myanmar warns U.N. scolding could harm talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

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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.

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'Storm in a tea cup' - Catalonia is no repeat of euro crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - Even though Catalonia's bid for independence may be Spain's worst political crisis in decades, it has been no Grexit, Brexit or even Frexit for foreign investors.

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First openly transgender state lawmaker elected in Virginia

Virginia voters elected the nation's first openly transgender candidate to the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert its branches in four states into federally regulated ones, a spokesman for Japan's largest bank confirmed.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia

Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, ran into the clear limits of trying to run as President Trump had in a swing state.

Saudi Arabia nytimes.com

In Saudi Arabia, Where Family and State Are One, Arrests May Be Selective

About 500 people have been detained without charge in a corruption crackdown, but how corruption is defined is unclear.

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Kenya's Odinga says constitutional review, talks will pave way out of crisis

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he wants an interim government to run the country for six months while the constitution is reviewed to curb the president's authority.

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U.S. attorney general will face House judiciary panel on November 14: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about issues facing the Justice Department on Nov. 14, the committee confirmed on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-State Street says ‍Jay Hooley to retire as CEO, Ron O'Hanley to succeed Hooley

* State Street Corp - ‍Jay Hooley to retire as CEO by end of 2018; vice-chairman Ron O'Hanley to succeed Hooley as CEO and is appointed president & COO​

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Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri visited the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, his first trip outside Saudi Arabia, as regional tensions aggravated by his surprise resignation escalated into a domestic crisis.

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Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan.

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BRIEF-Starbucks says opening first princi bakery and cafe location in United States

* ‍ANNOUNCED OPENING OF FIRST PRINCI BAKERY AND CAFÉ LOCATION IN UNITED STATES AT ITS STARBUCKS RESERVE ROASTERY IN SEATTLE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Toyota Exec: Would like to form more partnerships to develop EVs to lower costs

* Excluding fx impact, FY operating profit would be lower year/year, worsening profitability in U.S. business having an impact

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why.

As the world’s moneyed princes, dictators and oligarchs look for more places to park their billions, mountains of money may be coming to Silicon Valley.

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BRIEF-Global Partner Acquisition and Purple Innovation announce filing of merger proxy statement

* Global Partner Acquisition Corp. and Purple Innovation, LLC announce filing of merger proxy statement and updated investor presentation

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Is South Korea’s Alliance with the United States Worth It?

It is time for South Koreans to question the myth that the bond is sacrosanct.

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Kraft Heinz restates cash flow statements for two quarters

(Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co said on Monday it restated its cash flow statements for two quarters after it found that it implemented a new accounting standard since the start of 2017, instead of from 2018.

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war, deepening crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon on Monday of declaring war against it because of aggression by the Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, a dramatic escalation of a crisis threatening to destabilize the tiny Arab country.

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UPDATE 2-Trucker Knight-Swift's 3rd-qtr profit falls on merger costs

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc , the largest full truckload carrier in North America, posted a lower quarterly profit on Monday due to costs associated with its recent merger and a growing driver shortage in the industry.

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Lebanon PM quits, but state won't accept his resignation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president appealed for national unity on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri quit in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, plunging the coalition government and country into political crisis.

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U.S. restarts visa issuing in Turkey in first step to ease crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States has partially resumed issuing visas in Turkey after getting assurances about the safety of staff at its missions there, the U.S. embassy said on Monday, in the first step to ease a diplomatic crisis between the two allies.

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BRIEF-Allstate Corp president joins H&R Block board of directors

* H & r Block Inc - announces ‍election of Matthew Winter, president of Allstate Corp, to serve on co's board of directors, effective on November 3​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Flint Mayor, Ushered in to Fix Water Crisis, Now Faces Recall

Mayor Karen Weaver says Flint has made progress, and she blames racism and sexism for the recall. Opponents accuse her of corruption and incompetence.

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Philippines hunts for possible new Islamic State 'emir' in South East Asia

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities were on the lookout on Monday for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State groups in Southeast Asia, security chiefs said, following the deaths of several high-profile regional extremists.