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Greek centrists elect alliance leader to boost popularity

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek centrists elected politician Fofi Gennimata on Sunday to lead a center-left party alliance, hoping to win back voters disillusioned after seven years of crisis and boost their popularity as the country emerges from bailouts.

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Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe's leader after party fires him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party's next congress in December.

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday: leader in Future Movement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement said.

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Ex-Chile leader Pinera favored to win presidential election

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted for a successor to President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, though a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

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Mugabe fired as ruling party leader: ZANU-PF sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe's fate told Reuters.

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

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

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Zimbabwe ruling party to kick out Mugabe today: war vets leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will remove 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader at a special meeting of its central committee on Sunday and kick him out, the head of the powerful liberation war veterans said.

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Former leader Pinera seen as favorite as Chileans vote for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

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Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein

After more than 30 years leading the nationalist party, the divisive politician says he will pass the baton next year.

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Golf: Crowded leaderboard in Florida as Park struggles

(Reuters) - Kim Kaufman fired a third-round eight-under-par 64 to join Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn and Suzann Pettersen in a four-way tie at the top of a crowded leaderboard for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Florida on Saturday.

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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

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‘Mugabe Must Go’: Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against Leader

Tens of thousands of people marched alongside soldiers on tanks and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after a military takeover.

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France should not interfere in Iran's missile program: adviser to Iran's supreme leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - France should not interfere in Iran's missile program, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over ties to Malaysia leader

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York brought by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to "curry favor" with Malaysia's prime minister.

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Qatar foreign minister decries 'reckless leadership' in region

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister on Friday criticized "reckless leadership" in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia.

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Apple's HomePod speaker delayed until next year

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

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

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Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Apple says need a little more time before HomePod is ready for customers

* Apple says need a little more time before HomePod is ready for co's customers

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BRIEF-Apple to delay HomePod speaker system until "early 2018"- CNBC‍​

* Apple to delay HomePod speaker system until "early 2018"- CNBC‍​

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Belgian judge defers ruling on warrant for ex-Catalan leader: lawyer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge made no ruling on Friday on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, his lawyer said after a court hearing in Brussels.

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Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, who was detained in 2015 on allegations of coup-plotting but had been under house arrest in Caracas, has fled over the border to Colombia, authorities said on Friday.

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Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

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

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

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

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Belgian judge postpones decision on arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader: lawyer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge made no ruling on the European arrest warrant issued by Spain for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, after a court hearing in Brussels on Friday, his lawyer said.

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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew

ANKARA (Reuters) - Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

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California Today: California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

Friday: The thousands who seek shelter during winter, sexual harassment allegations reach Al Franken, and a $29 loaf of bread in San Francisco.

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BRIEF-Cerecor announces leadership changes

* Cerecor Inc - ‍Interim Chief Executive Officer John Kaiser and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronald Marcus stepping down​

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Mladic still a hero in dying home village

BOZANOVICI, Bosnia (Reuters) - The sign nailed to a tree marking one of the few paved roads bears the name of the village's favorite son: "General Mladic Street".

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

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

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

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

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Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

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BRIEF-Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint complete merger

* Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes complete merger Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Golf: Co-leader Koepka makes solid start to title defense in Japan

(Reuters) - Defending Dunlop Phoenix Tournament champion Brooks Koepka quickly stamped his authority on the challengers to his title with a six-under-par 65 to tie South Korean Lee Sang-hee for the first-round lead in Miyazaki, Japan on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Electrolux sees main home appliances markets growing in 2018

STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sweden's Electrolux expects its main home appliances markets to grow next year, with raw material costs rising at a slower pace than in 2017, it said on Thursday.

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Shooter spent 6 minutes trying to enter locked-down school

The start of the school day seemed so routine. Children played in the quad while parents dropped off other students. At Rancho Tehama Elementary, a tiny school in a remote area of Northern California, the bell was just minutes away.

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South Korea party leader says U.S. must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump should "under no circumstances" take military action against North Korea without the consent of the government in Seoul, the chairwoman of South Korea's ruling party, Choo Mi-ae, said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-Loblaw ties up with Instacart to launch home deliveries

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canadian grocery and pharmacy chain Loblaw Cos Ltd said on Wednesday it is tying up with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer home delivery service in Toronto and Vancouver, as it tries to carve out more market share in a brutal retail sector.

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BRIEF-Loblaw to begin Instacart home delivery of groceries - Conf Call‍​

* Will begin Instacart home deliveries on Dec 6 in Toronto, then Vancouver in January, expanding rapidly to new markets in 2018 - Conf Call‍​

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said.

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Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya

Visiting Myanmar’s capital, he called the violence “crimes against humanity,” and said that targeted sanctions against individuals might be called for.

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Cambodia's former opposition leader announces return to politics

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announced his return to politics on Wednesday after having resigned as head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) earlier this year.

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

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

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Alleged ringleader of 2010 migrant massacre in Mexico arrested

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The alleged mastermind of one of the worst massacres of migrants in Mexico's long drug war was detained on Tuesday in an operation led by federal police.

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U.S. Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama.

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Vancouver imposes sharp restrictions on Airbnb, homesharing sites

VANCOUVER, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The city of Vancouver passed new rules on Tuesday banning homeowners from renting out certain kinds of property on short-term rental websites like Airbnb, as part of an attempt to deal with a housing shortage that has led to soaring rents.

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Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office.

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Roy Moore, Long Divisive in His Hometown, and Even More So Now

Amid long-whispered rumors and allegations of sexual impropriety, an Alabama county seeks to make sense of its most famous resident.

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3 tax changes that would affect homeowners

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Paris: Airbnb to limit home rentals in its biggest city

Airbnb will limit home rentals in Paris after making similar moves in London and Amsterdam.

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An Alabama Senate Candidate Keeps Democratic Leaders Away — but Not Their Money

Doug Jones has portrayed his race for the Senate as an Alabama effort, apart from the national Democratic Party, but he is reaping the fruit of an energized party.

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Home Depot lifts full-year forecasts as hurricanes spur demand

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Tuesday raised its full-year profit and sales forecast after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spurred demand for generators, flashlights and rebuilding materials.

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U.C.L.A. Players Returning Home After Trump Asks Xi for Help

The American president had appealed to his Chinese counterpart in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.

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Home Depot lifts full-year forecasts on boost from hurricanes

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Tuesday raised its full-year profit and sales forecast again after hurricanes Harvey and Irma spurred demand for generators, flashlights and rebuilding materials.

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Trump heads home with 'America First' ringing in Asian ears

MANILA (Reuters) - As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied.

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Home Depot profit beats as hurricanes spur demand

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, beat analysts' third-quarter sales and profit estimates on Tuesday, as hurricanes Harvey and Irma boosted demand for storm-related emergency products and rebuilding materials.

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Asian leaders banked on flattery, and it worked

President Donald Trump completed his lengthy five-country trip through Asia on Tuesday, putting the cap on a nearly two-week jaunt that saw the President begin to remake the United States' position in the world, while looking to usher consensus around confronting North Korea.

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Trump skips East Asia leaders Summit, sends Tillerson instead

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump left the Philippines on Tuesday without attending an annual East Asia Summit, due to delays in the schedule of the program of meetings.

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Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Unanimously Named Rookies of the Year

The Yankees’ Judge, who bashed 52 homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Bellinger, who hit 39, were unanimous winners of their leagues’ awards.

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Senate Republican leaders call on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday calling for Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to withdraw from the race over allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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Senate Republican leader calls on Alabama candidate Moore to 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the party's Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside" because of allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

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Senate Republican leader says Alabama nominee Moore should 'step aside'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore to "step aside," saying he believed the woman who accused Moore of inappropriate sexual contact, the Associated Press reported.

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China's JD.com swings to third-quarter profit, lifting shares

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second biggest e-commerce company, JD.com, reported an unexpected profit in the third quarter, though it lost about 100 merchants to fierce competition in the run-up to this month's Singles' Day shopping extravaganza.

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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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China's JD.com sees stock jump after swing to third-quarter profit

(Reuters) - JD.com, China's second largest e-commerce firm, saw its stock jump 7 percent in after hours trading on Monday after it reported better-than-expected income for the quarter ended in Sept. 30, due to strong sales.

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Lebanon bonds rebound as PM Hariri says to return home soon

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Lebanese dollar bonds rebounded on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would return to the country soon and could rescind his resignation if Shi'ite group Hezbollah agreed to stay out of regional conflicts.

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Trump meets Japan, Australia leaders, discusses trade, North Korea threat

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised North Korea's missile tests during talks on Monday with the prime ministers of Japan and Australia, and said "a lot" of progress had been made in negotiations on trade.

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Lebanon’s Leader, Still in Saudi Arabia, Claims He’s Free to Go

Prime Minister Saad Hariri tells an interviewer that he will return home, and that his resignation may not be final. But many Lebanese remain skeptical.

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Trump arrives in Philippines for Asian leaders' summit

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday to attend an annual gathering of leaders from East and Southeast Asian countries.

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As U.S. Sheds Role as Climate Change Leader, Who Will Fill the Void?

After President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris accord, a number of national and local leaders have emerged as climate change champions.

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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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Fred Cole, Leader of Garage-Rock Band Dead Moon, Dies at 69

A singer and guitarist who became a hero of the Northwest music scene of the 1990s, he set a standard for do-it-yourself perseverance.

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Protesters flood Barcelona demanding release of separatist leaders

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona's main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region's banned independence drive.

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Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.

With violence against Shiites on the rise in Afghanistan, officials fear that Iran could use its Afghan force to intervene in a new proxy war.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

Carlos Nin lost jobs, a marriage and a home because of his drinking problem. Now sober, he works six days a week as an Uber driver, often chauffeuring intoxicated customers.

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Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape.

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Plugging Into the Gig Economy, From Home With a Headset

A company called Liveops has become the Uber of call centers by doting on its agents. But is the work liberating, or dehumanizing?

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'Daddy's Home 2' doubles down on dads

Faced with the task of concocting a sequel around the wispiest of comedies, "Daddy's Home 2" doubles down on daddies. But everything about the process feels strained, laborious and gimmicky, from the casting of Mel Gibson to Will Ferrell's madcap mugging, trying to stuff this holiday-themed stocking enough to achieve feature length.

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Vows: Love’s Road Home

Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”

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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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Trump's abroad but headlines are at home

When President Donald Trump awoke on his first day in Asia to news that a gunman had massacred more than two dozen people at a church in Texas, it presaged a week of events back home that -- in a well-worn pattern -- have overshadowed his attempts at diplomacy abroad.

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Hezbollah says IS leader Baghdadi 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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Footsteps: Charlie Chaplin, at Home in Switzerland

Was it the peace and quiet? Or the lenient Swiss tax code? From 1953 until 1977, the silent film star lived on the Swiss Riviera in a house that recently opened as a museum.

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Hezbollah media: IS leader Baghdadi was reported in Syrian town

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

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Planned meeting of TPP leaders at APEC summit did not happen: officials

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - A planned meeting of leaders of the eleven countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) did not take place on Friday, officials said.

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Trump arrives in Vietnam for summit of Asia-Pacific leaders

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump landed in Vietnam on Friday for a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) nations, the fourth leg of his 12-day Asia trip.

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Genesis Healthcare sees nursing home lease deals saving cash

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Genesis Healthcare Inc, one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, expects to bounce back from industry woes after reaching a deal to restructure some of its leases, Chief Executive George Hager told investors on Thursday.

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Opinion: America is badly in need of leaders

Only a little more than 10 months into Donald Trump's tenure, a significant majority of America's citizenry view their 45th president as a kind of anti-leader, encouraging the worst elements at home to commit bad actions, undermining his own diplomats, ham-fistedly comforting bereaved service widows, downplaying his staffers' Russian connections, and sowing discord and instability wherever he goes.

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Aaron Hernandez suffered from worst CTE of anyone his age

Doctors have revealed that former Patriots football player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez had the most severe CTE ever found in a person his age.

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Aaron Hernandez suffered from worst CTE seen in someone his age

For the first time since announcing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's CTE diagnosis in September, Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee shared the findings from Hernandez's brain autopsy on Thursday.

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When fallen heroes don't come home

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'Made in Syria': Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.

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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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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Is Ceding Global Leadership to China

If America’s retreat into nationalism, protectionism, unilateralism and xenophobia continues, China’s model could carry the day.

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Trump to talk trade and North Korea with Chinese leader Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea and trade will likely top the agenda when U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down for formal talks on Thursday, a day after Trump warned Pyongyang of the grave danger of developing nuclear weapons.

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Melania Trump to head home after China stop

First lady Melania Trump has arrived in Beijing, the third and final leg of her trip to Asia with President Donald Trump, who will continue on to Vietnam and the Philippines.  

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Trump to talk North Korea, trade with Chinese leader Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea and trade will likely top the agenda when U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sit down for formal talks on Thursday, a day after Trump warned Pyongyang of the grave danger of developing nuclear weapons.

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Tax-cut debate in U.S. Congress swings to Senate bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate tax-cut bill, differing from one in the House of Representatives, was expected to be unveiled on Thursday, complicating a Republican push to overhaul the federal tax code.

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Will tax reform end the American dream of owning a home?

CHICAGO - People who buy homes soon could be setting themselves up to lose money.

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BRIEF-Invitation Homes reports third quarter 2017 results

* Sees ‍FY 2017 AFFO per share $0.82 - $0.86 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Homeland Security nominee says no need for full U.S.-Mexico border wall

(Reuters) - Donald Trump's nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday there was no need to build a wall on the Mexican border "from sea to shining sea" in remarks that contrasted with the president's campaign pledge.

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Editorial: Want Kids, a Degree or a Home? The Tax Bill Would Cost You

An immense tax giveaway to the rich will hurt everyone else. Here’s how.

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Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.

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BRIEF-Agrofresh extends post-harvest leadership into citrus with acquisition of Tecnidex

* Agrofresh extends post-harvest leadership into citrus with acquisition of Tecnidex

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Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election.

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Trump will be first foreign leader to dine in Forbidden City since 1949

Donald Trump will receive an honor in Beijing not granted to any US President since the founding of the People's Republic of China: official dinner inside the Forbidden City.

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On Baseball: Mourning Roy Halladay, a Master Who Craved the Big Moments

Halladay badly wanted to see how he would perform in the playoffs, and when given a chance he threw the second no-hitter in postseason history.

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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.

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UPDATE 2-Dialysis provider DaVita swings to loss on impairment charge

* Shares fall more than 7 percent after the bell (Adds CFO comment, background; updates shares)

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

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

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Roy Halladay, Former M.L.B. Pitcher, Dies in Plane Crash

Halladay’s plane went down in the Gulf of Mexico. The two-time Cy Young Award winner retired from baseball in 2013 after a 16-year career.

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At Tiffany, the Fifth Avenue Face-Lift Starts at Home

Reed Krakoff unveils his new vision for the brand — luxury meets the everyday — with a new home goods and accessories floor. Tin can, anyone?

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BRIEF-Kroger's Ralphs Division offering home delivery in Southern California

* Says ‍Ralphs Grocery Co, a division of co is offering home delivery in select locations in Southern California through partnership with Instacart​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Once Pregnant and Homeless, a Young Mother Brims With Ambition

Precious Colón entered the shelter system after her mother found out she was pregnant. She plans to return to college in hopes of becoming a businesswoman and a lawyer.

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Iran vying for leadership of Shi'ites in Iraq

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a senior Iranian official and cleric, flew to the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq. His entourage included a sizable security detail and the former head of the Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military force in the Islamic Republic.

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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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Catalonia's ex-leader urges unity as deadline for secessionist pact nears

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday urged the region's political forces to unite against Spain, as hours remained for him to agree terms for an electoral pact with other pro-independence parties.

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Transforming historic courtyard homes: Before and after

A visit to Pingyao feels like walking through a time capsule.

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BRIEF-Addus HomeCare announces third-quarter financial results

* Addus HomeCare announces third-quarter 2017 financial results

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Britain's May, party leaders agree to tackle sexual harassment with new measures

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May and other party leaders agreed on Monday to introduce new safeguards for those working in parliament to try to contain a growing sexual harassment scandal.

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Catalonia's ex-leader granted freedom to campaign for independence

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday, when a Brussels court ruled he could remain at liberty in Belgium until it had heard Spanish charges against him of rebellion.

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Ex-Catalan leader granted freedom to campaign for independence

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday, when a Brussels court ruled he could remain at liberty in Belgium until it had heard Spanish allegations of rebellion against him.

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Leaders react to shooting

US leaders reacted with horror and sorrow to the mass shooting Sunday at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, with some calling for action on gun control as the death toll mounted.

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Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont freed with conditions in Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is scheduled to appear at court within 15 days, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday.

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Niger Delta leader calls on Avengers to hold off oil attacks

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

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Belgian judge releases ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont under conditions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge has released ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers under certain conditions after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours, Belgian broadcaster VRT reported late on Sunday.

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Senator Rand Paul thanks supporters after assault at Kentucky home

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Rand Paul expressed gratitude to supporters on Sunday after police said he was assaulted at his Kentucky home on Friday afternoon by a neighbor and suffered minor injuries.

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Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought process changed. I then imagined being in a wheelchair, having a caretaker, never getting married, never having kids and never being able to enjoy life again.

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Venezuela opposition leader Guevara seeks refuge in Chile ambassador's home

CARACAS (Reuters) - Prominent Venezuelan lawmaker Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas amid fears he could be jailed, a development that leaves the ailing opposition with even fewer leaders to take on leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Ex-Democratic leader who mulled dropping Clinton spurns critics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The former head of the U.S. Democratic National Committee on Sunday defended her assertion that she had seriously considered proposing to replace Hillary Clinton as the party's 2016 presidential nominee, and said her critics could "go to hell."

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House minority leader says GOP trying to move fast on tax plan

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican tax plan isn't all that it seems, expressing her frustration over a lack of collaboration between the two parties.

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Ex-Leader of Catalonia Turns Himself In to Police in Brussels

A judge issued international warrants for Carles Puigdemont and four members of his now-deposed government, all of whom were in Belgium.

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Sacked Catalonia leader turns himself in, polls show independence strength

BRUSSELS/MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Sacked Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont and four associates turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday, following Spain's issuing of an arrest warrant for rebellion and sedition.

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

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

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Golf: India's Kapur wins first Asian Tour title at home

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Shiv Kapur won the Panasonic Open by three strokes on Sunday to win his first Asian Tour title at home and second of the year.

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China may grasp climate leadership at U.N. talks with Trump pulling out

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China has a chance to assert leadership of a global plan to combat global warming this week at the first U.N. climate talks since U.S. President Donald Trump decided to quit the 195-nation Paris Agreement, delegates say.

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Venezuela opposition leader Guevara seeks refuge in Chile ambassador's residence

CARACAS/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Prominent Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas after authorities sought to remove his congressional immunity so that he could be tried for instigating violence.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding reports swing to quarterly profit from big loss

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding reported it swung to a third-quarter profit on Sunday, hours after its billionaire chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was detained as part of a corruption crackdown.

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He is set to begin a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from political controversy at home

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Scandal-hit Kobe Steel has a 'look the other way' culture, they say in hometown

KOBE, Japan (Reuters) - The fresh university graduate, eager to make a good impression on the job at one of Kobe Steel Ltd's main plants in Japan, punched the wrong measurements into machines making steel pipes, causing a large batch to come out too short.

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Democratic leader vows fair nomination process in 2020 after uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday vowed to ensure all candidates have an equal chance to win the Democratic presidential nomination after a former party chair accused the committee of rigging the process to aid Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Senator Rand Paul Assaulted at His Home in Kentucky

The senator suffered a minor injury in the attack, which happened on Friday afternoon, officials said. A man described as an acquaintance of Mr. Paul’s was charged.

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Police: Sen. Rand Paul assaulted in his home

GOP Sen. Rand Paul was assaulted in his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

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Kentucky police arrest man for assaulting Senator Rand Paul at home

(Reuters) - A man has been arrested for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home on Friday and causing a "minor injury," the state police said.

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Golf: Rose charges as overnight leader Colsaerts falters in Turkey

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - World number six Justin Rose continued to move smoothly through the gears at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, firing a joint best-of-the-day 64 to boost his chances of claiming back-to-back European Tour victories.

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Austrian party leader quits parliament over accusation of sexual assault

LONDON (Reuters) - The fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal spread to Austria on Saturday as one of the country's best-known politicians said he would give up his seat in parliament over an allegation of sexual assault.

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Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence

MADRID (Reuters) - Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called on Saturday for a united political front in the Dec. 21 election to continue the drive for independence from Spain and to protest the imprisonment of former members of the regional government.

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Sporting: The Dodgers Lost, but Los Angeles Is Winning

Tinseltown has become a great American sports town.

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Newly released batch of Kennedy files shows FBI analysis portrayed the civil rights leader negatively

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Tanaka decides to remain with Yankees

(The Sports Xchange) - Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is staying with the New York Yankees.

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Trump, dogged at home, begins longest presidential Asia trip in years

HONOLULU (Reuters) - President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home

Many loyal visitors to the Caribbean, including this writer, plan to travel to their island getaways, eager to help out, if only with their tourism dollars.

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BRIEF-LGI Homes says 531 homes closed in October 2017

* LGI Homes Inc - ‍as of end of October 2017, company had 79 active selling communities​

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain on Friday issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who went to Brussels after his government was sacked following a declaration of independence.

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Leaders tout progress but don't know how many homes have power. We tried to find out

Towns and communities across Puerto Rico are entirely without power, more than six weeks after Hurricane Maria.

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Spain Issues Arrest Warrant for Ousted Catalan Leader

A judge issued the international warrant for Carles Puigdemont and four members of his now-deposed government, all of whom have fled to Belgium.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

South Korean Leader Boxed In as Trump Threatens North Korea

President Moon Jae-in’s plans for easing tensions with North Korea have gone nowhere, and his supporters worry the Trump administration may drag their nation into war.

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Ousted Catalan leader says ready to stand in snap regional election

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who left Spain for Belgium after his government was sacked following a unilateral declaration of independence, said on Friday he was ready to stand in a snap election in the region next month.

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Solider returns home, gives girlfriend surprise at game

US soldier Isaac Anderson returned from training with a surprise for his girlfriend at an Iowa football game.

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Airbus, Dassault vie for leadership of Franco-German fighter

* Airbus offers to drive Franco-German fighter project - exec

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Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila to leave jail after paying bail

MADRID (Reuters) - Jailed Catalonia leader Santi Vila, among the nine Catalan leaders ordered to be held in custody on Thursday pending a potential trial over the region's independence drive, was free to leave jail after paying bail, a court document showed.

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Trump, dogged at home, heads on longest presidential Asia trip in years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarks on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis.

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CORRECTED-AIG swings to quarterly loss, adds $836 mln to reserves

Nov 2 (Reuters) - American International Group Inc swung to a quarterly loss as the insurer booked huge catastrophe losses, and said it set aside $836 million to meet losses related to prior-year accident claims.

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U.S. judge orders former Trump aides to stay under home arrest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to remain under home arrest and wear an electronic monitoring device for now as he awaits a tentative trial date on money-laundering and other charges.

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AIG swings to quarterly loss, adds $836 million to reserves

(Reuters) - American International Group Inc swung to a quarterly loss as the property and casualty insurer booked huge catastrophe losses, and said it set aside $836 million to meet losses related to prior-year accident claims.

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U.S. judge orders Manafort, Gates to remain on home arrest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered indicted former Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Richard Gates to remain under home arrest, rejecting for now their pleas for less stringent bail conditions.

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

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: What the Astros’ Win Means for Houston

After the hurricane, we’d pinned our hopes on the team. Every victory they pulled off gave us a momentary reprieve.

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Spanish judge orders custody for Catalan leaders pending trial

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered nine Catalan secessionist leaders be held pending a potential trial over the region's independence push, and was reported to have issued a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont.

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Spanish judge orders arrest of ousted Catalan leader: La Vanguardia

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Thursday issued a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four members of his sacked cabinet, now in Belgium, after they failed to appear at a High Court hearing, newspaper La Vanguardia said.

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American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

In “Travels With Lizbeth,” Lars Eighner recounts the time he spent living on the streets with his dog starting in the late 1980s.

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Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday.

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Spain likely to seek arrest of ousted Catalan leader, top judge says

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish courts are likely to issue a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a Spanish court hearing on Thursday, Spain's top judge said.

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Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran's 'number one enemy'

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States is Iran's "number one enemy" and Tehran will never succumb to Washington's pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday.

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Supreme Leader Khamenei says U.S. is Iran's 'number one enemy': TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States is Iran's "number one enemy" and Tehran will never succumb to Washington's pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday.

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Catalan secessionist leaders to appear in court, without Puigdemont

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's secessionist leaders will appear before a court in Madrid on Thursday to answer charges of rebellion and sedition, though the region's former president Carles Puigdemont said he would not turn up.

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Astros 5, Dodgers 1 | Houston wins series, 4-3: Astros Outlast Dodgers to Clinch First World Series Title

Facing a daunting Game 7 in Los Angeles, the Astros coolly put together an early lead and held off the Dodgers to win the first title in franchise history.

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A century on, UK's Jewish homeland declaration stirs celebration and mourning in Middle East

LONDON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a 67-word statement composed 100 years ago, Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, triggering a process that would culminate in the creation of Israel - and with it one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

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World Series 2017: Dodgers vs. Astros Game 7 Live Updates

It’s a winner-take-all game in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and Astros. Stay here for inning-by-inning updates and analysis.

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Ousted Catalan leader says will not return to Spain to testify

MADRID (Reuters) - Dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday he would ignore a court order to return to Spain to answer charges over the region's push for independence, but he could testify from Belgium.

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U.S. fund investors favor stocks at home over peers abroad

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are starting to prefer their own market over alternatives abroad, pushing more cash into domestic than international stocks for the second week in a row,...

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Colombia's FARC leader Timochenko to run for presidency in 2018

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Veteran FARC leader Rodrigo Londono - known as 'Timochenko' - will run for the presidency of Colombia next year, with the backing of former FARC rebels, the group's new political party said on Wednesday.

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged as Leadership Change Looms

The Fed signaled a rate hike remains likely for December as the White House prepared to announce a new chairman.

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Gentiloni seen as Italy's most trusted political leader: poll

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni remains Italy's most trusted leader while the 5-Star Movement's Luigi Di Maio has moved into second place, overtaking former premier Matteo Renzi for the first time, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

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Bahrain accuses opposition leaders of spying for Qatar

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's public prosecutor charged two leaders of the country's banned main opposition party of spying for Qatar on Wednesday, months after cutting ties with the neighboring Gulf monarchy amid a regional diplomatic row.

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Ousted Catalan leader will not return to Spain to testify: lawyer

MADRID (Reuters) - A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia's push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from Belgium.

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Kurdish leader departs, leaving nephew faced with reconciliation

ERBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani departed office on Wednesday, leaving his nephew to reconcile with the central government in Baghdad, with regional neighbors and with rival Kurdish parties after a failed referendum on independence.

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Ousted Catalan leader unlikely to return to Spain to testify: lawyer

MADRID (Reuters) - A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia's push for independence, said he was not expected to return to Spain soon.

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Fed set to hold rates steady ahead of Trump's leadership decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as speculation swirls on who will be its next leader, but the U.S. central bank will likely point to a firming economy as it edges closer to a possible rate rise next month.

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Dodgers 3, Astros 1 | Series tied, 3-3: With a Rally and a Romp, Dodgers Top Astros and Force Game 7

Down by a run with just four innings left in Game 6, Los Angeles found a way to break through against a dominating Justin Verlander. Game 7 awaits.

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World Series 2017: Dodgers vs. Astros Game 6 Live Updates

The Houston Astros will have to beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles to claim the franchise’s first World Series title. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Unbuttoned: Paul Manafort’s Shopping Sprees Hit Home

Clothes maketh the man but they can also bringeth him down. The indictment of the former Trump campaign chairman indicated that he spent about $1.3 million in New York and Beverly Hills.

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Ousted Catalan leader agrees to election, summoned to Madrid court

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont agreed on Tuesday to a snap election called by Spain's central government when it took control of the region to stop it breaking away, but he said the fight for independence would go on.

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Senate Republican leader says on path toward deal on government funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday lawmakers and the Trump administration were "on a path" toward reaching a deal on a bill that would keep the government funded beyond Dec. 8.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico spent about $1.26 bln on 2018 oil hedges -official

MEXICO CITY, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Mexico spent some 24.1 billion pesos ($1.26 billion) on contracts to hedge its 2018 oil exports, Finance Ministry Chief Economist Luis Madrazo said on Tuesday, part of government's efforts to stabilize its budget.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

What to Do When an Inebriated Stranger Stumbles Into Your Home?

Around Penn State, where drinking is a serious problem, a home invader might be a student with no idea where he is. One townie offered a ride home; one grabbed a bat.

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Girardi surprised, disappointed with exit from Yankees

(The Sports Xchange) - Joe Girardi said he is "surprised" and "disappointed" with the New York Yankees' decision to opt against his return as the team's manager next season.

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Flooded river crushes home beneath bridge

A flooded river swept away a house in Warren, New Hampshire, after the area was pounded with severe weather over the weekend.