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NFL suspends Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott

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The NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Andy Scholes reports. [Source]

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James Toback and John Besh Face Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Dozens of women accused Mr. Toback, a film director, and Mr. Besh, a celebrated New Orleans restaurateur, of wrongdoing in two newspaper reports.

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Britain backs GSK's gene therapy for 'bubble boy' syndrome

(Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's gene therapy for the so-called "bubble boy" disease was approved by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE, despite a price tag of almost 600,000 euros ($700,000).

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Tillerson: Time for Iranian-backed militias to leave Iraq

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, anticipating an end to the fight against ISIS, said Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias to exit the war-torn nation of Iraq.

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Rep. Wilson fires back at Trump and says his chief of staff 'lied to the American public' in criticizing her

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ISIS Fighters Are Not Flooding Back Home to Wreak Havoc as Feared

Several factors contributed: The American-led campaign in Iraq and Syria focused on preventing militants from leaving, and many fought to the death.

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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home" after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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WHO poised to row-back on Mugabe appointment after outrage

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) was poised on Sunday to sideline Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage at the hastily-announced appointment.

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Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection.

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U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they captured a major oil field in Deir al-Zor province on Sunday, pressing their offensive against Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria.

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps nytimes.com

Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks

The elite military group drove the Iranian economy at the peak of the sanctions era. Now, seen as a drag on growth, it is under attack by President Hassan Rouhani.

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Qantas flight to San Francisco turns back after 'technical issue'

SYDNEY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A Qantas jumbo jet bound for San Francisco was forced to return to Australia on Saturday after a "technical issue" 90 minutes into its flight, the airline said.

Sonoma Valley (Calif) nytimes.com

Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet

Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.

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Tech, bank stocks lift Wall Street; tax-cut plan back in focus

(Reuters) - Technology and bank stocks lifted Wall Street on Friday and investor optimism received a fresh boost from Washington, where the Trump administration inched a step closer to implementing tax-cut plan.

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Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.

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Tencent-backed Sea Ltd jumps in debut, but soon reverses course

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Sea Ltd, a Singapore-based online gaming and e-commerce company backed by Tencent, rose 13 percent their debut on Friday, giving the company a market valuation of $5.39 billion.

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BMX racing is rad and totally back from the '80s

The 1980s are alive and well in the heartland of America. BMX. Three letters that evoke -- for anyone Generation X and older -- a cultural Trapper Keeper of desirable possessions including Nike Air, Atari, Walkmans, Vans, MTV and of course that conduit of childhood freedom and rebellion, the Bicycle Motorcross.

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US-backed forces declare 'liberation' of ISIS stronghold

US-backed militias on Friday declared the "total liberation" of the Syrian city of Raqqa, which for more than three years was the de facto capital of ISIS.

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Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to prevent further setbacks to Iraqi Kurds as they lose ground to Baghdad's army, Israeli officials say.

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Raqqa to be part of decentralized Syria, U.S.-backed SDF says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian city of Raqqa and surrounding province will be part of a decentralized federal Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia that captured the city from Islamic State (IS) said on Friday.

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The caffeine 'detox': How and why to cut back

Are you one of those people who can't get your day started without a cup of coffee?

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Golf: Thomas slips back at CJ Cup, List leads

SEOUL (Reuters) - After opening the CJ Cup with a stunning nine-under-par 63, Justin Thomas battled blowy conditions and some bad breaks before slipping out of the lead after a two-over 74 at the Nine Bridges course on the South Korean island of Jeju on Friday.

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China box office revenues to bounce back in 2017: regulator

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's movie box office revenue is expected to grow in 2017 at more than three times the pace of last year thanks to the success of blockbusters like "Wolf Warrior 2", the media regulator said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea survey backs restarting construction of 2 nuclear reactors

* Shares of KEPCO jump nearly 6 pct after announcement (Adds analyst comments, background)

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Obama's back. Will Democrats listen?

Former President Barack Obama's nine-month break from politics is officially over. And he's not happy with what he sees.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Puerto Ricans Ask: When Will the Lights Come Back On?

A month after Hurricane Maria knocked out power, 80 percent of Puerto Rico remains without electricity. And progress is slow.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Harsh Words Back Home for Tom Marino, Congressman Tied to Opioid Law

After a media exposé prompted the representative to withdraw as national drug czar nominee, Pennsylvania voters ask, “Does he even care about his people?”

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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

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UPDATE 5-White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

* Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote (Updates with new comments from White House)

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Sanders bows out of speech after backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.

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More Republican senators back bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle.

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Chevron suspends drilling activity in Kurdistan

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Chevron has temporarily suspended oil and gas drilling activity in Iraqi Kurdistan, the company said on Thursday, in the latest setback to the region following recent unrest.

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'Governing wing' of GOP running for the hills

The surprise resignation of Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi on Thursday marks the latest example of GOP members affiliated with the so-called "governing wing" of the Republican Party calling it quits even as their side controls both chambers of Congress and the White House.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In the Running: She’s a Conservative Who Loves Cher. Could She Be New York’s Next Mayor?

The mayoral candidate faces long odds to unseat the Democrat incumbent, Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria holding foreign Islamic State leaders

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria have detained senior foreign Islamic State leaders in months of fighting for Raqqa, but it is not yet clear if they will be repatriated after facing trial, a spokesman said on Thursday.

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Novo Nordisk takes aim at Eli Lilly with U.S. backing of new diabetes drug

WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk will take aim at Eli Lilly in the growing diabetes market after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light to its semaglutide drug.

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UPDATE 3-Novo Nordisk takes aim at Eli Lilly with U.S. backing of new diabetes drug

WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk will take aim at Eli Lilly in the growing diabetes market after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light to its semaglutide drug.

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Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture

ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white-hot cryptocurrency sector.

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New Zealand kingmaker set to announce which party it will back for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after inconclusive elections will announce on Thursday which party it will back in government, ending weeks of political limbo that have hurt the currency and business sentiment.

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Veterans dismayed by Trump's urge to 'punch back' in feud

President Donald Trump's controversial response to the deaths of four US soldiers has evolved into a politicized war of words with a Democratic congresswoman and -- by extension, the widow of a fallen service member -- sparking concerns that the US civilian-military divide may be at a crisis point.

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Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech

Laguna Beach, California, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth.

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UPDATE 4-Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Madrid suspends autonomy

* Catalonia faces direct rule imminently unless it drops secession

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's new diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, reasonably safe and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

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U.S. FDA panel backs approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's new diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, reasonably safe and should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Wednesday.

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Catalonia to formally declare independence if Spain suspends regional autonomy: source

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's regional president told a meeting of his party he would formally declare independence if Spain starts the process of suspending the region's autonomy on Thursday, a Catalan government source said on Wednesday.

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Mike Pence's brother is running for Congress

Mike Pence's older brother Greg Pence is running for the vice president's old congressional seat representing rural eastern Indiana.

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Mark Cuban: I'm considering running for office

The billionaire entrepreneur (and frequent Trump critic), says working families were promised a better situation and the President isn't delivering.

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UPDATE 2-Nigerian regulator suspends Oando shares, orders audit

* Oando has gained 27 pct this year (Adds comments from Oando, bullet points, background)

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On a storm-hit hillside, Puerto Ricans begin to fight back

When I first met Diana Aponte, she had just lived through Hurricane Maria. She'd spent part of the storm huddled on the floor with her husband, afraid they would be killed and their hilltop home destroyed.

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Back to work, dad: Swiss government opposes paternity leave

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government on Wednesday opposed letting men take subsidized paternity leave from their jobs, saying it would cost too much and hurt companies' competitiveness.

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Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan.

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Trump backs away from bipartisan Senate healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal on healthcare reached by two senators a day earlier, saying he could never support legislation "bailing out" insurance companies.

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U.S. Senate backers of Obamacare deal seek support but prospects unclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

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Big Blue back on the attack, analysts cautious

(Reuters) - IBM shares surged 5 percent on Wednesday after the world's first big computing company beat expectations on third-quarter revenue and gave an outlook that hinted it was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.

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Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped.

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Investors holding over 50 pct of Abertis back Atlantia's bid-Italian sources

MILAN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Investors holding more than 50 percent of Abertis' shares have expressed non-binding support for a takeover bid on the Spanish toll road operator launched by Italian rival Atlantia, two Italian sources said on Wednesday.

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World markets steady as China congress starts and monetary policy gets back in focus

MILAN (Reuters) - World stocks stayed near peaks and currencies moved in tight ranges on Wednesday as China's Communist Party conference opened and the focus in Europe turned to speeches from top euro zone central bankers before next week's key policy meeting.

Baseball nytimes.com

Yankees 6, Astros 4 | Series tied, 2-2: Yankees Feast on the Astros’ Bullpen in a Comeback Victory

The Yankees were held to one hit through six innings but put together a rally against the Astros’ relievers and seized momentum in the series.

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Elliott eligible to play for Cowboys this weekend, judge rules

(Reuters) - Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend following a court ruling on Tuesday, NFL.com reported.

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UPDATE 2-'Dr. Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over race comments

NEW YORK/VANCOUVER, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Marc Faber, the Swiss investor based in Thailand, provoked a backlash from business television and investment management firms on Tuesday after comments in his latest newsletter suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people.

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'Dr. Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over race comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marc Faber, the Swiss investor based in Thailand, provoked a backlash from business television and investment management firms on Tuesday after comments in his latest newsletter...

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UPDATE 1-'Dr. Doom' commentator Marc Faber faces backlash over race comments

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Marc Faber, the Swiss investor based in Thailand, provoked a backlash from business television and investment management firms on Tuesday after comments in his latest newsletter suggested the United States had only prospered because it was settled by white people.

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Senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare backed by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan.

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BRIEF-Hi-Crush announces unit buyback program

* Hi-Crush Partners LP resumes distribution for the third quarter of 2017 and announces unit buyback program

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Republican Cochran back in Senate, says ready for tax debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran said he had returned to Washington on Tuesday and was looking forward to "continuing work on the 2018 appropriations bills and to taking part in the debate on the budget and tax cuts."

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Dow hits 23,000-mark, then backs off

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the 23,000-mark for the first time on Tuesday, driven by strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson, but the S&P 500 was flat.

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US STOCKS-Dow hits 23,000-mark, then backs off

* Indexes: Dow up 0.1 pct, S&P up 0.01 pct, Nasdaq down 0.1 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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Trump backs plan by Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander that would restore key Obamacare subsidies

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal "in principle" to restore Obamacare cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare, according to two Senate aides.

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Mexico, Canada poised to push back over U.S. NAFTA demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA negotiations dominated by aggressive U.S. demands including a sunset clause that Canadian and Mexican officials say will be rejected.

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Trump warns McCain: 'Be careful' because I'll fight back

President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back."

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) nytimes.com

U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa From ISIS

Losing the Syrian city is a blow to the Islamic State, which had long used it as the de facto capital of a self-declared caliphate.

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US-backed forces say ISIS has lost its grip on Raqqa

US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost their grip on their self-declared capital.

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Japan's "Blade Library" offers joy of blade running to amputees

TOKYO (Reuters) - Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.

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U.S.-backed militias say they take major Raqqa position from ISIS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has taken the National Hospital in Raqqa, one of Islamic State's last remaining bastions in its former Syrian capital, a militia spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Iraqi-backed Yazidi group takes over Sinjar after Kurdish pullout: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with Iraq's Shi'ite-led Popular Mobilisation took full control on Tuesday of the Yazidi city of Sinjar, in the north west of the country, residents told Reuters.

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Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

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Tough U.S. NAFTA demands send ball back into lobbyists' court

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement hit a crucial stage this week after the Trump administration ignored the U.S. business community's advice and pitched proposals to radically reshape NAFTA, leaving its future in doubt.

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Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take U.S. retailer private

(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday that a founding family group had suspended attempts to take the U.S. department store operator private because of difficulties in arranging debt financing for its bid ahead of the key holiday shopping season.

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Light backing from State Street weighs on U.S. diversity drives

BOSTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - State Street Corp has drawn praise for its efforts to put more women on corporate boards, notably the "Fearless Girl" statue it placed near Wall Street. But new records show the company did not throw its full weigh behind boardroom diversity initiatives this year - complicating activists' plans for 2018.

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U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

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BRIEF-National Geographic acquires cable syndication rights of NBCUniversal’s Running Wild With Bear Grylls

* National Geographic acquires cable syndication rights of NBCUniversal’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls”

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Wall Street inches higher as bank stocks bounce back

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks crept up in late morning trading on Monday as surging Treasury yields led to a rebound in bank stocks after three straight days of losses.

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Nordstrom family suspends attempt to take retailer private

(Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc said on Monday its founding family had suspended attempts to take the upscale retailer private for the rest of the year due to difficulties in arranging funds for the deal ahead of the holiday season.

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Mayim Bialik responds to 'victim blaming' backlash

Mayim Bialik believes her words about the Harvey Weinstein scandal have been taken out of context.

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U.S.-backed militias in final push against Islamic State in Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expect to wrest control of Raqqa, the last major Syrian city held by Islamic State, from the militants by the end of Monday, an SDF field commander said.

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Field commander in U.S.-backed SDF expects Raqqa fight to end Monday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A field commander for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa said the alliance was carrying out clearing operations against Islamic State and expected to control the city by the end of Monday.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Update: How the Florida Keys Are Coming Back to Life

Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage. But the main road through the islands is open — and many hotels, restaurants and festivals are back in business.

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EU foreign policy chief expects strong EU backing for Iran deal

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday she expected strong backing from EU foreign ministers for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that the U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized.

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Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

BERLIN/HANOVER (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Time running out for NAFTA talks, set to be extended: sources

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Trump backs GOP candidate for governor, who doesn't seem to want you to know

President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial race. But the candidate appears to go out of his way to avoid mentioning his most prominent supporter.

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U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

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Back Home, a Unanimous Verdict on Corker vs. Trump: That’s Just Bob

The nation has seen Mr. Corker, a reliable Republican senator from a deep-red state, stunningly undermining his president. Chattanooga has seen it coming, for better or worse.

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ISIS setbacks reported in Syria

ISIS is said to have suffered key setbacks in Syria, with US-led coalition forces grabbing more turf in the terror group's self-declared capital of Raqqa and the Syrian military seizing a key eastern city.

Philanthropy nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Tradition of Helping Neediest Cases Inspires Readers to Give Back

Donors to the fund, now in its 106th year, have followed in the footsteps of loved ones and mentors, and have also been motivated to contribute by stories they connected with.

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US allies in Europe back Iran nuclear deal

The leaders of Britain, Germany and France have declared their backing for the Iran nuclear deal renounced by President Donald Trump, saying it is "in our shared national security interest."

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Astros 2, Yankees 1|Houston leads series, 1-0: Astros Edge Yankees, Who Are Confounded Again by Dallas Keuchel

Keuchel, who beat the Yankees in a 2015 wild-card game, threw seven shutout innings against them Friday to win the opening game of the American League Championship Series.

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Iraq's Kurds beef up, move back defense line around oil-rich Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities said on Friday they had sent thousands more troops to Kirkuk to confront "threats" of Iraqi military attack, but also slightly pulled back defense lines around the disputed oil-producing area to ease tensions.

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Princeton graduates' crypto-currency wins backing of big U.S. investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors including Digital Currency Group have taken part in a pre-sale of basecoin, a crypto-currency to be created by three Princeton University computer science graduates, Intangible Labs CEO and co-founder Nader Al-Naji said.

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U.S. FDA panel backs Aerie's glaucoma drug Rhopressa

(Reuters) - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental glaucoma treatment should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday, after it found the benefits outweigh the risks.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA panel backs Aerie's glaucoma drug Rhopressa

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental glaucoma treatment should be approved, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday, after it found the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Kurd forces move back defense line around Kirkuk in disengagement effort

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces have moved back their defensive line around the oil region of Kirkuk in northern Iraq by 2 km (1.2 miles) to reduce the possibility of friction with nearby Iraqi forces, security sources in the region said on Friday.

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EU force helps Bosnian agencies fight terrorists in NATO-backed drill

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force (EUFOR) in Bosnia and local army and police.

Wildfires nytimes.com

A Look Back at California’s Deadliest Wildfires

In 1933, a 47-acre blaze killed 29 people in Los Angeles. The men fighting the fire were largely unprepared for the task.

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Kushner's background form a new low for bureau chief

The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has "never seen that level of mistakes" when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner's security clearance application.

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Court lifts injunction against Cowboys' Elliott, clears way for ban

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott suffered a blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court lifted the injunction that prevented him from serving a six-game suspension over an alleged domestic violence incident.

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FDA panel backs gene therapy for rare form of blindness

(Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc's experimental gene therapy for a rare form of blindness improves vision and should be approved, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration concluded on Thursday, paving the way for the first U.S. gene therapy for an inherited disease.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles nytimes.com

Wheels: An Electric Car and a Rugged Throwback: The Dreams of 2 Rich Britons

James Dyson is looking to the future, and Jim Ratcliffe to the past. But to make their cars a reality, they must overcome the auto industry’s high barriers to entry.

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UPDATE 1-Canadian union says it will not back down on GM strike

TORONTO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Canadian union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions to settle the matter, even after the U.S. automaker threatened to move all production to Mexico.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.

businessNews reuters.com

GM to scale back production at Detroit sedan plant

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday it plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit starting later this month as it tries to deal with declining U.S. sedan sales

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UPDATE 3-GM to scale back production at Detroit sedan plant

DETROIT/WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday it plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit starting later this month as it tries to deal with declining U.S. sedan sales

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Airbus board backs CEO after reviewing top management

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus directors publicly backed Chief Executive Tom Enders on Thursday in the face of European investigations into the use of middlemen in airplane sales and a $2 billion fighter deal.

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Hurricanes set Virgin Atlantic back after recent improvements

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The disruption to flights from recent hurricanes has set back a recovery at airline Virgin Atlantic Ltd, its chief executive Craig Kreeger said on Thursday.

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James Murdoch wins backing of Sky shareholders to stay as chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of independent votes cast at the annual shareholders' meeting of Sky on Thursday supported the re-election of James Murdoch as chairman, a spokesman for the European pay TV group said.

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Samsung scion fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL (Reuters) - The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, convicted of bribing the country's former president, appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.

Dynasty (TV Program) nytimes.com

‘Dynasty’ or ‘Dallas’? Squaring Off in the Lily Pond

Best villains? Cliffhangers? Social relevance? Clothes? Two Times journalists square off over Ewing Oil, Denver Carrington, and the characters that inspired two recent reboots.

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Samsung scion's defense fights back as legal appeal begins

SEOUL (Reuters) - The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.

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Samsung scion's defence fights back as legal appeal begins

* Lee's lawyer says there is "realistic doubt" over accusations

cnn.com

How politicians use Hollywood (and Hollywood uses them back)

The story of Harvey Weinstein is about appetite meeting power. It's one reason why out of fear of a Caligula becoming emperor, you don't have emperors. Weinstein sat at the center of a web of business and political power -- a position that could put anyone beyond justice. That's undemocratic. In an idealistic sense, it's un-American. It's why law and culture have to oppose any concentration of power in anyone's hands.

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Here are some of the Russia-backed Facebook accounts

Russia-backed Facebook accounts spread a range of political propaganda before and after the 2016 election.

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It's 'frankly disgusting' the media can report whatever it wants, Trump says before backing down

President Trump suggested Wednesday that media companies which report critically on him should be punished by having their television station licenses revoked.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. judge allows Dakota oil pipeline to keep running as Army conducts study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

Music nytimes.com

Return of the ’80s! Synth-Pop Bands Stage a Middle-Aged Comeback

Pioneering electronic music bands like Depeche Mode, New Order, Alphaville and Erasure have released new material. It's like the 80s all over again.

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Key U.S. lawmakers back enforcing, not ditching, Iran pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committee said on Wednesday the international nuclear deal with Iran should be strictly enforced, but did not call for an end to the agreement, saying Washington should work with allies.

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Key U.S. House Republican backs enforcing, not ditching Iran pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committee said on Wednesday the international nuclear deal with Iran should be strictly enforced, but did not call for an end to the agreement, saying Washington should work with allies.

Running nytimes.com

Phys Ed: What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

Running long distances is not enough to prepare the leg muscles for the great demands of an endurance event like the marathon.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

New Surge of Rohingya Puts Aid Workers Back on ‘Full Alert’

The number crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar had slowed to around 2,000 a day. But over 11,000 crossed on Monday and thousands more are waiting to follow.

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FIFA says suspends Pakistan Football Federation

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country's national and club teams from competing in international competition with immediate effect.

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Catalan leader proclaims independence but suspends it pending talks

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region's independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government.

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UPDATE 3-Catalan leader proclaims independence but suspends it pending talks

* Calls on dialogue with Madrid, international mediation (Recasts with declaration of independence)

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Exxon says Julia, Hadrian South operations back to normal after Nate

HOUSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it has resumed normal operations at its Julia and Hadrian South subsea production systems in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Nate forced them to shutter last weekend.

cnn.com

20 years later, Tamagotchis are back

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Wal-Mart launches $20 billion buyback plan

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday unveiled a $20 billion share buyback plan and forecast U.S. online sales to increase by about 40 percent in the fiscal year ending January 2019.

cnn.com

Trump's grievance with NFL goes way back

President Trump took a shot Tuesday at the NFL's tax breaks. What he didn't say is he has had a long-running grievance with America's most popular sport.

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Trump's tax plan could backfire on Wall St.

Wall Street is very, very excited about President Trump's promise to slash corporate taxes.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rolling Back Obama’s Legacy

The Trump administration has reversed two of President Barack Obama’s signature achievements: rules for carbon emissions, and a birth control mandate.

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Austria's Freedom Party suspends member over Nazi allegations

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far right Freedom Party, days before parliamentary elections which are expected to catapult it into government, has suspended a low-level party official over allegations he used a Nazi salute.

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EU's center-right FinMins back Spain in Catalan crisis: Spain

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's center-right finance ministers support Spain's central government in dismissing a contested independence referendum in the country's Catalonia region, Spain's finance minister said.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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UPDATE 1-Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches Amazon series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

New York Giants nytimes.com

Y.A. Tittle, Quarterback Who Led Giants to 3 Title Games, Dies at 90

Tittle endeared himself to New York not as a golden boy but as a muddied, grass-stained scrapper who had been discarded by the 49ers as too slow and too old.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail : source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

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UPDATE 5-Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail -source

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweet on NFL protests

(Reuters) - Cable sports network ESPN on Monday suspended broadcaster Jemele Hill for violating its social media guidelines for a second time in the past month after she tweeted on NFL player protests.

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweets about NFL player protests

(Reuters) - Cable sports network ESPN on Monday suspended broadcaster Jemele Hill for two weeks for violating its social media guidelines after she tweeted about ongoing NFL player protests.

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Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle dies at age 90

(Reuters) - Y.A. Tittle, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, has died at the age of 90, the 49ers said on Monday.

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over NFL tweets

ESPN has suspended host Jemele Hill for two weeks due to "a second violation of our social media guidelines," the network announced Monday afternoon.

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Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twain's first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Petty's death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

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UPDATE 4-Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail, source says

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail, source says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

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UPDATE 3-Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail, source says

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatari stock market rebounds, Zain pulls back in Kuwait

DUBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Banking shares boosted Qatar's stock market on Monday as it rebounded from a five-year low, while Kuwaiti telecommunications firm Zain fell despite a plan by Oman Telecommunications to become a strategic investor in it.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

Jerusalem Journal: In Jerusalem, Looking for Peace in Backgammon and Music

After years of impasse in the peace process, a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians are seeking new ways of crossing the dividing lines

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Fiat Chrysler pushes back on consolidation with China's Great Wall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said on Monday he was not sure consolidation with China's Great Wall Motor Co Ltd was the answer, pushing back against the Chinese automaker's earlier expressed interest in his company.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: WashPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail- WashPost

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

(Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L.: JJ Watt Out With Knee Injury; Packers Beat Cowboys

National anthem protests continued in Week 5. On the field, a number of good matchups should help clarify the N.F.L. picture.

Turkey nytimes.com

U.S. Suspends Visa Services in Turkey, and Turkey Responds in Kind

Both government announced the suspension of nonimmigrant visa services on Twitter. The United States said the action was “effective immediately.”

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Trump derides Corker for Iran deal; Corker strikes back

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Senator Bob Corker for the Iran nuclear deal on Sunday in a series of derisive Twitter posts that drew a sharp comeback from the lawmaker, an influential fellow Republican and onetime ally.

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U.S. mission to Turkey suspends visa services for security reasons

ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. mission to Turkey said on Sunday it had suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey, on the grounds that it needed to "reassess" Turkey's commitment to its personnel.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Goes After Senator Bob Corker, Who Bites Back

Senator Corker, who decided not to run for re-election, tweeted that the White House had become “an adult day care center,” and said, “Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

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Italy's main parties back election law that isolates 5-Star

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's traditional political parties have pledged to back a new electoral law this week that is seen penalizing the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement ahead of next year's national election.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

‘S.N.L.’: Jason Aldean Is Surprise Guest, Singing Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

On “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost and Michael Che took on gun rights.

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Jason Aldean opens 'SNL' playing Tom Petty's 'I won't back down'

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Turkey backs Syrian rebels for "serious operation" in Idlib

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation, backed by Turkish forces from inside Turkey, in a northern Syrian province largely controlled by jihadist militants, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ready to enter northwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army rebel groups are ready to enter insurgent-controlled areas of northwest Syria with the backing of Turkish forces, a senior official in the Liwa al-Mutasem group, which is participating in the operation, said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. backs 300 percent in duties on Bombardier after Boeing complaint

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has notched up proposed trade duties on Bombardier Inc CSeries jets to nearly 300 percent, affirming Boeing Co's complaint that the Canadian company received illegal subsidies and dumped the planes at "absurdly low" prices.

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Immigrants in U.S. seeking safe haven worry Trump may send them back

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of Salvadorans, Haitians and others now sheltered in the United States from danger in their home countries might have to leave under a crackdown the Trump administration is weighing on a program that critics slam as "back-door" immigration.

Birth Control and Family Planning nytimes.com

Trump Administration Rolls Back Birth Control Mandate

New rules vastly expand religious exemptions from an Obama-era requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.

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U.S. backs 300 percent in duties on Bombardier after Boeing complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday moved to impose trade duties of nearly 300 percent on sales of Bombardier Inc CSeries jets in the United States, prompted by Boeing Co's complaint that the Canadian company received illegal subsidies and dumped the planes at "absurdly low" prices.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. backs 300 percent in duties on Bombardier after Boeing complaint

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday moved to impose trade duties of nearly 300 percent on sales of Bombardier Inc CSeries jets in the United States, prompted by Boeing Co's complaint that the Canadian company received illegal subsidies and dumped the planes at "absurdly low" prices.

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U.S. suffers setback in lawsuit against UnitedHealth

Oct 6 (Reuters) - A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by the U.S. government claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc obtained inflated payments from the government based on inaccurate information about the health status of patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.

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AI on the menu as Nokia chairman goes back to school

HELSINKI (Reuters) - He runs a company that is a byword for technological innovation -- but Nokia's chairman had no qualms about going back to school to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI).

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IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over vote-buying allegations

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazil's national Olympic committee (COB) and its head Carlos Nuzman were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday, one day after the 75-year-old was arrested in Rio de Janeiro.

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IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest in vote-buying scandal

ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended Brazil's national Olympics committee head after his arrest for allegedly arranging more than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games.

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NRA backs 'bump stocks' regulations after Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon.

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Bayer sticks by Xarelto sales estimate despite study setback

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer stood by its peak sales estimate for clot prevention drug Xarelto after the pill disappointed in a late-stage trial to test prevention of repeat strokes.

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Iraqi Kurdish leader Talabani's body flown back to home city Sulaimaniya for burial

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The body of Kurdish leader and ex-Iraqi president Jalal Talabani arrived on Friday in Sulaimaniya, his home city in northern Iraq, from Germany where he died on Tuesday at age 83, live footage on Iraqi state TV showed.

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Both pro and anti-Brexit lawmakers back ousting PM May: former Conservative chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said on Friday that both supporters and opponents of Brexit were among the 30 lawmakers who back a plot to topple British Prime Minister Theresa May.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

New rules, which could be issued as soon as Friday, will roll back an Obama-era requirement for employers to include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans.

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Pakistan's top diplomat pushes back on U.S. claims of militant support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday described as "hollow allegations" comments by senior U.S. officials and lawmakers during his visit to Washington this week that questioned Islamabad's resolve in fighting militancy.

cnn.com

Will Trump back bump stocks ban?

Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) discusses whether President Trump will support legislation on bump stocks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

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Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric commuter plane to hit market in 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

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UPDATE 2-Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

* Catalonia-based bank considers moving headquarters (Adds Catalan speaker's response, updates banks)

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Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain into doubt.

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Daredevil backflips motorcycle between barges on London's Thames

LONDON (Reuters) - Extreme sports rider Travis Pastrana performed a backflip motorcycle jump over a 23-meter (75-ft) gap between two barges floating on London's river Thames on Thursday, 11 years after the last rider who tried the stunt suffered serious injury.

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UPDATE 1-Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

* Catalonia-based bank considers moving headquarters (Adds court ruling)

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After London setback, Taxify trails Uber into Paris market

LONDON (Reuters) - Taxify, an upstart European rival to Uber [UBER.UL], said on Thursday it had begun offering services in Paris despite regulatory uncertainty governing the status of private-hire cab companies that compete with licensed taxis.

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Boeing-backed, electric-hybrid airliner set to hit market in 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp plans to bring a small hybrid-electric airliner to market by 2022 that can dramatically reduce the travel time and cost of trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km), it said on Thursday.

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Ready to fight again: The homeless Rohingya still backing Myanmar insurgency

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - For 28-year-old Rohingya Muslim shopkeeper Mohammed Rashid, the evening phone call from organizers of the fledgling insurgent movement came as a surprise.