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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 billion price: newspaper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price...

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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 bln price -newspaper

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price the online lender sought, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Strange twist in Texas murder case surfaces on death row, delaying execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas inmate Larry Swearingen, who has been sitting on death row for 17 years, may have been plotting to avoid his date with the execution chamber in November by having a serial murderer take the fall for his crime, according to a county prosecutor.

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Trump says he hasn't been asked to talk to Russia special counsel

President Donald Trump says he hasn't been asked to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the probe into Russian interference in last year's election and allegations of collusion by Trump associates.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

TUNIS (Reuters) - Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For the First Time, Hearing the Birds Chirp and the Wind Whistle

Charlen Evans, who has been hearing-impaired her whole life, got a cochlear implant in 2012. She has since returned to college in hopes of someday working with deaf students.

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Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control

Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.

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BRIEF-Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approves settlement in Hawaii Water Service's Pukalani Rate Case

* Hawaii Public Utilities commission approves settlement in Hawaii Water Service's Pukalani rate case

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: A Case of Déjà Vu in ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

In this sequel that feels like a remake, all prospects for amusement are never even vaguely realized.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel starts crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pronounced herself optimistic as she opened the first full round of talks on piecing together the three-way "Jamaica" coalition she needs if she is to avoid an abrupt end to her 12 years in power.

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BRIEF-First Financial declares special dividend of $1.50/share

* First Financial - co's ‍directors declared special dividend of $1.50/share payable on Dec 1 to shareholders of record at close of business Nov 17, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CORRECTED-Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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Ed Sheeran talks about substance abuse

Ed Sheeran is reportedly opening up about how substance abuse factored into his hiatus from music.

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Robertson: Trump's actions are beginning to have global consequences

The last time Baghdad sent troops into Kirkuk to kick out Kurdish forces, I was in the first group of journalists taken to see the aftermath.

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Austrian coalition talks set to begin, far right likely partner

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's president gave the green light to conservative leader Sebastian Kurz on Friday to form a government, but Kurz gave little away about his coalition plans, leaving a tie-up with the far right the most likely outcome.

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No trade talks but May wins gesture, warm words at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders shunned Theresa May's summit plea to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal on Friday but sweetened the pill for the fragile British prime minister with warm words and a gesture toward future talks.

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Jamaica or bust: Merkel launching crunch German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday begins the first full round of talks on forming a three-way "Jamaica" coalition that she needs to work or else risk her time in power coming to an end after 12 years.

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UK business minister travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Greg Clark will hold talks in Canada on Friday to discuss Airbus SE's plans to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jetliner program aimed at helping it avoid high U.S. import tariffs.

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Notable municipal bankruptcy lawyer talks shop to Hartford taxpayers

HARTFORD, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The lawyer who took Detroit, Michigan, through the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history brought his message to a new crowd on Thursday: residents of Hartford, Connecticut's cash-strapped capital city.

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Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered one of her most positive assessments of Brexit talks in months on Thursday, saying she believed negotiations between the EU and Britain were moving forward and dismissing the prospect of a breakdown.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

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Whirlpool seeks 50 percent duties on LG, Samsung washers in U.S. trade case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whirlpool and GE Appliances asked a U.S. trade panel on Thursday to recommend 50 percent import duties on large residential washing machines to ensure that rivals LG and Samsung follow through on plans to shift washer production to the United States.

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'A long way to go' in German coalition talks, liberal FDP says

BERLIN (Reuters) - There is a long way to go in talks on forming a new German coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a senior member of the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said after meeting the environmentalist Greens on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-US and UK regulators probe banks' ties to S.Africa's Gupta case

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Regulators in the United States and Britain are looking into links between South Africa's Gupta family, the country's government, and banks they may have used to move money amid an escalating graft probe.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.

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When data overseas could crack the case

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Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress Nov. 1

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

* MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Britain's May urges EU to break deadlock in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May urged the European Union on Thursday to break the deadlock and move forward with Brexit talks, asking the bloc's leaders to respond with "urgency" on easing the fears of their citizens living in Britain.

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Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday.

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Malaysia in talks with U.S. firm Ocean Infinity to resume MH370 search

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is negotiating with U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity to resume the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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Nawaz Sharif, Ousted Pakistani Leader, Is Indicted in Corruption Case

The charges against the former prime minister stem from his family’s ownership of expensive residential property in London.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Catalonia, Nxivm: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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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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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trumpist Case for Janet Yellen

For his own sake, the president should reappoint the Federal Reserve chairwoman.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case

Congress, not the Supreme Court, should decide the fate of data held abroad.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Playing by the Rules After Breaking Them in Foster Care

After nine years of tumult moving from home to home, Shaquille Samuel, 23, now possesses a Regents diploma, a food handler’s license and motivation for a brighter future.

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New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.

International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact.

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Attorney General Sessions says not interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday he has not been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

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EU's Tusk proposes opening internal preparations of next phase of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday noted promising progress in Brexit talks and said he would propose to 27 EU leaders to open internal preparations for the second phase of negotiations about ties between London and the bloc after Britain leaves in March, 2019.

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Austria's far-right stakes claim to interior ministry ahead of coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) on Wednesday named control of the interior ministry as its price for joining a future coalition government following its strong showing in a parliamentary election.

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Weakened Merkel warns of compromise as talks on coalition start

BERLIN (Reuters) - A chastened Angela Merkel warned her conservatives they must compromise to forge a nationally untested alliance in Germany as she heads into talks with other parties on Wednesday after suffering losses in last month's election.

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Live Briefing: Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the nation’s top law enforcement officer on Wednesday.

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New Zealand's kingmaker party sets Thursday to unveil result of talks to form government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which holds the balance of power after last month's inconclusive elections, will make an announcement on Thursday on the result of talks with the two major parties to form the next government.

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Asia shares camp near peaks, China's Xi talks reform and stability

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as the opening of China's Communist Party conference produced more in the way of aspirational politics than concrete policies.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares camp near peaks, China's Xi talks reform and stability

* China's Xi pledges to pledge to build "modern socialist country"

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Top General’s Grief Becomes Political Talking Point for Trump

President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Doctrine

The president’s approach is: Rip things apart without thought and leave the problem to someone else.

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Brazil's Renova says exclusive period ends for Brookfield talks

SAO PAULO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia SA said the period for exclusive talks with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc expired on Tuesday with no deal.

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BRIEF-DISH names Tim Messner general counsel

* DISH names Tim Messner general counsel; R. Stanton dodge to join DraftKings as chief legal officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Do Trump's resort and hotel holdings violate ethics rules? Judge to hear case Wednesday

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UPDATE 1-Brazil hails WTO decision in chicken case against Indonesia

BRASÍLIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazil said it may renew chicken exports to Indonesia as early as 2018 after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled on Tuesday that the Southeast Asian country's restrictions on such imports from the South American nation were unjustified.

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BRIEF-Old Republic announces Q3 special charges

* Says to include pretax operating charges aggregating $150.0 million in financial statements for 3, 9 months ended Sept 30

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U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by hedge fund founder David Ganek, who claimed federal authorities lied to get a search warrant against his fund in an insider trading investigation.

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U.S. top court drops Leidos contracting fraud case after settlement

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday canceled arguments in a securities fraud dispute involving Virginia-based government contractor Leidos Inc after the company and investors told the court they had reached a settlement.

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Brazil wins WTO chicken case against Indonesia, advisor says

BRASÍLIA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of Brazil regarding barriers on chicken imports that had been imposed by Indonesia on the South American nation, said consultancy Barral M Jorge & Associados, which advised Brazil on the case.

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.

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Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks

The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two figureheads of the independence movement.

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Special Report: They fled danger for a high-stakes bet on U.S. immigration courts

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - The two Honduran women told nearly identical stories to the immigration courts: Fear for their lives and for the lives of their children drove them to seek asylum in the United States.

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Vietnam '67: The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

Many protesters risked jail not to avoid serving in Vietnam, but to dissent against what they believed was an unjust war.

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Patently tough: Long road ahead for Qualcomm in China case against Apple

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc wants to hit Apple Inc where it hurts most: iPhone sales in China - one of its biggest global markets where most of its flagship smartphones are made.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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REFILE-WRAPUP 1-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 6-Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

* No public filings to use to assess likely value of company (Adds deal options and board details; adds Producers Guild meeting)

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BRIEF-Petrolia obtains final order and announces amendment to arrangement agreement and declaration of special dividend

* Petrolia obtains final order and announces an amendment to the arrangement agreement, the declaration of a special dividend, the arrangement closing date and a halt on trading Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump Says He’ll Consider Pulling Drug Czar Nomination

As a congressman, Tom Marino, the president’s choice to lead the drug policy office, championed legislation to undercut enforcement efforts against the drug industry.

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Trucker in deadly Texas immigrant case pleads guilty, faces life sentence

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The driver of a truck packed with immigrants, 10 of whom died due to sweltering Texas heat in July, pleaded guilty on Monday to human smuggling charges and could face up to life in prison, prosecutors said.

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Cold case no more: Police arrest 5 in 1983 slaying

Heather Coggins was 6 years old when her Uncle Tim was killed in what police say was a vicious, racially motivated murder in the tiny hamlet of Sunny Side, Georgia.

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May, Juncker call for faster Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union should be stepped up.

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President says he's not considering firing Robert Mueller, who leads investigation into Russia meddling

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

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May, Juncker agree to step up Brexit talks pace

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of Brexit negotiations should be stepped up in the coming months.

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Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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UPDATE 4-Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Kosovo urges U.S. involvement in Belgrade, Pristina talks

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's newly appointed prime minister, Ramuch Haradinaj, on Monday urged the United States, his country's main ally, to become involved in EU-sponsored talks between Kosovo and Serbia aimed at settling their differences.

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EU demands 'expensive dinner' with May to unlock Brexit talks

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to offer new concessions to Brussels over the terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union when she meets European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker over dinner on Monday, her spokesman indicated.

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Colony Capital in talks to buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Colony Capital in talks buy Weinstein Co

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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UPDATE 1-Colony Capital in talks to buy troubled Weinstein Co

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Scotland sees progress in Brexit talks with London but still objects to bill

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The British and Scottish executives have made progress in talks on how to share powers after Brexit, they said on Monday, but Edinburgh still objects to the central government's proposed law on withdrawing from the European Union.

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Weinstein Company in talks on potential sale

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Weinstein Co enters talks over potential sale

(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered talks for a sale of the bulk of its assets with private equity firm Colony Capital, the two companies said in a statement on Monday. http://reut.rs/2ykT2if

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Merkel: State defeat has not weakened conservatives before coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the poor showing of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in a regional poll on Sunday had not weakened her conservative bloc's position ahead of three-way federal coalition talks due to start later this week.

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, accused of endangering the fellow soldiers who searched for him after he walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, is scheduled to enter a plea in his case on Monday.

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Corruption case against U.S. Senator Menendez may fall apart

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The heart of the bribery case against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez could collapse mid-trial on Monday, after the judge overseeing the trial suggested he might throw out the most serious charges in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the definition of corruption.

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Italy's undersecretary not aware of talks with Telecom Italia over network spin-off

PRATO, Italy - (Reuters) - The Italian government is not currently talking to Telecom Italia about the idea of spinning off the group's fixed-line network, a junior minister said on Monday.

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Austrian vote gives mandate to far right to enter coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young conservative victor Sebastian Kurz, who fell short of a parliamentary majority.

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Jeff Flake’s Lesson for Republicans: Cross Trump at Your Own Risk

The Arizona senator is in political peril as the 2018 election approaches, but he says he has no regrets in taking on President Trump.

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Catalan leader fails to spell out independence stance, calls for talks

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont failed to clarify on Monday whether he had declared Catalonia's independence from Spain last week, paving the way for the central government to take control of the region and rule it directly.

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India's Flipkart in talks to buy stake in BookMyShow - Economic Times

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is in talks for a partnership with online ticketing platform BookMyShow in a bid to build out its services and transaction offering, the Economic Times newspaper reported.

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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen

The campaign spent more than $1.1 million on legal fees in the last quarter, underscoring the extent to which the investigations have consumed the president’s team.

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Postal ballots set to shape balance of power in Austrian coalition talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Postal votes in Austria's parliamentary election will be counted on Monday to settle a close race for second place between the Social Democrats (SPO) and the far-right Freedom Party that will shape coalition talks with the young conservative victor.

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Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline: source

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET (2300 GMT) deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

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Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline-source

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET (2300 GMT) deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

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May heads for Brussels after Brexit talks deadlock

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday for talks with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.

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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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The Neediest Cases Fund: Storm Victim Finds Help, and Purpose, at a Houston Food Bank

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, the Neediest Cases Fund donated to Feeding America, supporting food banks like the one Dorothy Edmundson came to lean on.

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North Korea not ready to hold talks with South Korea in Russia: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event, Russian news agencies said on Sunday.

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Iran's Soleimani arrives in Kurdish region for talks about crisis with Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani has arrived in Iraq's Kurdistan region for talks about the escalating crisis between the Kurdish authorities and the Iraqi government following the Kurdish independence referendum, a Kurdish official said on Sunday.

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Grim reality of NAFTA talks sets in after tough U.S. demands

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada and Mexico grappled with U.S. demands to drastically alter the North American Free Trade Agreement on Saturday, as talks over renewal of the pact vilified by President Donald Trump ran through a fourth straight day.

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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The north German state of Lower Saxony holds an election on Sunday that looks likely to hand the Social Democrats (SPD) a narrow victory, and deprive Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives of a boost in looming national coalition talks.

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News Analysis: Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning.

On issues like health care and Iran, President Trump’s language has not been matched by action, raising questions about whether his base will be satisfied by partial steps.

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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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Axelrod: Trump talks like he's jealous of Obama

Former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod discusses President Trump dismantling many of Obama's signature initiatives as president.

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Stupid Trump Tricks

If this were a better presidency, we wouldn’t mention these things.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Ex-White House Chief of Staff Is Interviewed by Special Counsel

Reince Priebus, who was fired in July, was the first senior administration official known to have been questioned by Robert Mueller’s investigators.

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Russia probe special counsel interviews ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was interviewed on Friday by the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 U.S. election.

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Race car driver Scott Tucker found guilty in U.S. payday lending case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Friday convicted a race car driver who is also a Kansas businessman of crimes stemming from his online payday lending business, which prosecutors said made more $2 billion as it exploited millions of cash-strapped consumers.

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Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor -sources

* Saudis studying stake sale offer from Chinese investor - sources

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Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor: sources

DUBAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is considering the sale of a stake to a Chinese investor as plans for its highly-anticipated international public offering are pushed beyond its 2018 target, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-TerraForm Power says ‍stockholders as of merger effective time to receive special dividend of $1.94 per share​

* TerraForm Power Inc announces stock oversubscription in merger consideration election

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Saudi Aramco in talks to shelve international IPO: FT

(Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international public offering in favor of a private share sale to world sovereign funds and institutional investors, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Aramco in talks to shelve international IPO - FT

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is considering shelving plans for an international public offering in favor of a private share sale to world sovereign funds and institutional investors, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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URGENT-Wells Fargo $1 bln accrual due to talks with U.S. Justice Department

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co took a $1 billion mortgage litigation accrual in the third quarter because it is in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry told Reuters on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. unveils NAFTA autos content proposal, fate of talks unclear

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday unveiled hotly contested proposals for higher regional autos content in the North American Free Trade Agreement, three sources said, casting further doubt on the chances of reaching a deal to modernize the pact.

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EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets on Friday in a push to show how the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next months to fight global warming.

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EU talks over carbon trading reforms hit impasse

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

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U.S. hikes tensions in NAFTA talks with call for 'sunset clause'

ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Washington has dramatically increased tensions in talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement by proposing that the lifespan of any new deal be limited to five years, people familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday.

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EU talks over ETS reforms end without agreement: EU presidency

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between negotiators for the EU nations and the European Parliament over reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) after 2020 ended without an agreement early on Friday, EU presidency Estonia said.

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South Korea expects arms, shale gas on U.S. agenda in trade talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday the United States may demand that Seoul guarantees it will step up arms purchases and imports of U.S. shale gas if the two countries renegotiate a free trade agreement.

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Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.

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Editorial: A Disaster in the White House for Puerto Rico

It’s only three weeks since the island was devastated by hurricanes, but the president can’t be bothered with it anymore.

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EU to offer May hope of post-Brexit talks at summit -draft text

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.

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Brexit talks deadlock on cash, Barnier eyes move by December

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit talks are deadlocked over money, the EU's Michel Barnier said on Thursday as he ruled out discussions on future trade being launched by EU leaders next week but spoke of possible progress by December.

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Iraq refuses talks with Kurds unless they commit to unity

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government said on Thursday it would not hold talks with the Kurdish autonomous region on reopening its airports and providing dollars for its banks, unless the Kurds commit to "Iraq's unity".

Juvenile Delinquency nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Texas Should Not Execute Robert Pruett Tonight

He was just 15 years old when he last saw the outside world.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. Trump, I Live in South Korea, and You’re Scaring Me

The president is playing a dangerous game of one-upmanship that puts everyone who lives on the Korean Peninsula in peril.

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Bergdahl to enter plea in desertion case

The US Army will conduct a court-martial hearing in the desertion case of Bowe Bergdahl, who is expected to enter a plea before the court.

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Swiss open criminal case against former FIFA official Valcke, beIN CEO

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal proceeding against former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and Qatar's beIN Media Chief Executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the latest escalation in their ongoing investigation into corruption in soccer.

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As tricky coalition talks loom, Merkel hopes for regional poll boost

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chastened by their worst result since 1949 in September's national election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are hoping for victory in a regional vote on Sunday to strengthen their hand in thorny three-way coalition talks in Berlin.

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Japan to propose changes to beef import safeguards in talks with U.S.: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will propose changes to its safeguard mechanism on frozen U.S. beef imports that will shorten review periods and allow importers to voluntarily lower import volumes to prevent tariffs from automatically kicking in, two government sources said on Thursday.

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Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks ban

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks, on which they placed restrictions following an independence referendum.

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CVC and Tethys Invest in exclusive talks for Sebia majority stake

LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Buyout fund CVC Capital Partners' strategic opportunities platform and the L'Oreal family's Tethys Invest have entered exclusive talks to acquire a majority stake in France's Sebia, the companies said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Kurds offer talks with Baghdad over airport, banks ban

BAGHDAD, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to hold talks with Iraqi authorities on the status of Kurdish airports, border posts and banks, on which they placed restrictions following an independence referendum.

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Disability: You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different

I was taught that my learning disabilities meant I was a problem, not a student.

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Exclusive: Alphabet's Waymo demanded $1 billion in settlement talks with Uber - sources

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo sought at least $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber Technologies Inc as conditions for settling its high-profile trade secret lawsuit against the ride-services company, sources familiar with the proposal told Reuters.

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Asked to explain 'calm before the storm' remark, Trump talks North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as "the calm before the storm."

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Trump says open to bilateral Canada, Mexico pacts if NAFTA talks fail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Entrepreneurship: As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

In an area called “Silicon Slopes,” at least five start-ups are valued at more than $1 billion, a sign that Utah has become a growing force for tech incubation.

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Robert Plant, Party of One. (With Friends, Too.)

On his new solo album, “Carry Fire,” the onetime Led Zeppelin frontman explores “grooves and moods,” from the blues to North African rhythms.

Epidemics nytimes.com

Seychelles Reports a Case of Plague

A man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.

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BRIEF-Subsea 7 says won't comment on report of Baker Hughes takeover talks

* says is aware of today's press speculation and subsequent share price movement ‍

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Toshiba off Tokyo bourse's special watchlist, but ISS critical of accounting

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo bourse said on Wednesday it was taking Toshiba Corp off a special watchlist, citing improved internal controls - a move that lessens but does not completely remove the risk of a delisting for the embattled conglomerate.

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Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI (Reuters) - Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

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BRIEF-Toshiba shares removed from special watch list-Tokyo bourse

* Toshiba shares removed from special watch list- Tokyo bourse Further coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

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Toshiba shares to be removed from special watch list: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Toshiba Corp are to be removed from a special Tokyo Stock Exchange watch list, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.

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Toshiba shares to be removed from special watch list - Nikkei

TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Shares of Toshiba Corp are to be removed from a special Tokyo Stock Exchange watch list, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.

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NAFTA talks hit contentious phase as Canadian PM fights for trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.

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Trump's 'so-called judge' to hear contraceptive mandate case

The federal judge who President Donald Trump called a "so-called judge" after temporarily blocking the travel ban may help decide the fate of yet another Trump administration mandate.

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BRIEF-Kalytera Therapeutics names Robert Farrell CEO

* Kalytera Therapeutics, Inc. announces Robert Farrell, J.D. as CEO; additional board and management changes

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Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban

New limits on nine countries led the justices to remove the earlier case from their docket. Another case still being considered will probably also be dismissed.

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Catalonia baulks at formal independence declaration to allow talks

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's leader balked at making a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, calling for talks with Madrid over the region's future in a gesture that eased fears of immediate unrest in the heart of the euro zone.

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BRIEF-LGC Capital on talks to buy all outstanding shares of Etea Sicurezza

* LGC Capital Ltd - ‍ LGC and Etea Sicurezza are negotiating a transaction whereby LGC will acquire all of outstanding shares of Etea Sicurezza

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New Zealand parties kick off fourth day of talks after key decision delay

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A small New Zealand party that holds the balance of power after an inconclusive election will hold a fourth day of talks aimed at helping to form a government on Wednesday, one day after it said it had delayed a decision on which party it would back.

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Catalonia stops short of formal independence declaration to allow talks

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's leader stepped back from a formal declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday, claiming a mandate to launch secession but saying he would delay doing so to allow time for talks with Madrid on the region's future.

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Op-Ed Columnist: To Serve Is to Slobber

President Trump demands an unseemly degree of gratitude and deference.

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UPDATE 4-Catalonia stops short of formal independence declaration to allow talks

* Independence supporters leave disappointed (Adds reaction, quotes)

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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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Catalonia's president delays split from Spain to allow talks

The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has declared that the region has "earned the right" to independence from Spain but put off a split to allow talks to take place.

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BRIEF-Electrum Special Acquisition Corp qtrly earnings per share $0.03​

* Electrum special acquisition corp qtrly earnings per share $0.03​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. top court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple Inc's bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales through its App Store.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media.

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‘I Have the Energy’: Dianne Feinstein Makes Case for a 6th Term

Some Democrats had hoped Senator Feinstein, 84, would step aside to make way for new Democratic blood. Not so. “I’m all in,” she announced on Twitter.

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Special Report: In Kim Jong Un's summer palace, fun meets guns

SEOUL (Reuters) - In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavor ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles.

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U.S. Chamber warns U.S. demands could torpedo NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to moderate its stance in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, describing some of Washington's demands as "poison pill proposals" that could doom the talks.

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Stephen Miller, the Young Man With Trump’s Ear

President Trump’s 32-year-old senior adviser has gained attention for his hard-line stances in support of the president. Glenn Thrush takes a look at Mr. Miller, from his days as a young conservative to his current role in the White House.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits 4-month low ahead of NAFTA talks

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso slipped to its weakest in more than four months on Monday, mirroring a fall in other Latin American currencies, ahead of the latest round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The peso fell 0.6 percent to 18.65 to the dollar, roughly in line with losses on the Brazilian and Colombian currencies. Demand for high-yielding assets has waned since Friday, when data showing rising U.S. wages fueled

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E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

The rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which limits greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, sets up a bitter fight over United States climate policy.

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Merkel deems migrant deal good for coalition talks but Greens skeptical

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday an agreement within her conservative bloc on limiting migrants would help forge a new government coalition, but one of the key partners, the Greens, said it would not become policy.

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Ball in your court, weakened May tells EU on Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell the European Union on Monday the "ball is in their court" in Brexit talks, trying to advance negotiations despite a party conference that left her weaker than ever.

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BRIEF-GE announces retirement of Robert Lane from board of directors

* GE announces retirement of Robert Lane from board of directors

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Skeptical Greens ready to start German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens on Monday rejected a deal reached within Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc to limit migrants to 200,000 a year, but said coalition talks should get under way anyway.

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Kremlin says talks with Saudi Arabia on S-400 missile systems on track

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that talks with Saudi Arabia over Moscow supplying Riyadh with advanced S-400 air defense missile systems had gone well from Russia's point of view so far.

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Brexit talks stutter, but EU leaders might give May break

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union negotiators see no big breakthrough in a new round of Brexit talks from Monday nor when Theresa May attends a summit next week, yet leaders could offer the beleaguered British prime minister a hand, EU officials believe.

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Protests but no talks as Catalonia crisis goes down to wire

* Spain PM Rajoy does not rule out suspending Catalan autonomy

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Let's get started on coalition talks, Germany's Greens say

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens on Monday said talks on a three-way coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) should get under way after the conservative bloc overcame a key stumbling block by settling its migrant row.

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After Las Vegas Shooting, a Tight-Lipped Sheriff Faces a Maddening Case

Joseph Lombardo, the head of the Las Vegas police, must grapple with finding the motive for a horrific mass shooting while keeping the public calm and reporters at bay.

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Talks on sale of Air Berlin planes to easyJet at risk of collapse: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks between the insolvent carrier Air Berlin and easyJet over the sale of up to 30 planes are at risk of falling apart, according to a report in Germany's B.Z. newspaper on Monday.

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Scottish independence case helped by "Brexit chaos": Sturgeon

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's struggles to chart a way out of the European Union are boosting the case for Scottish independence, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday, but she shied away from committing to a date for another referendum vote.

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Merkel holds crunch talks with Bavaria allies on coalition path

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel was meeting leaders of her Bavarian conservative sister party on Sunday to hammer out policy differences, including on immigration, which could clear the way for talks with two other parties on a coalition.

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New Zealand parties hold talks to form government after final vote tally

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's major political parties will be meeting on Sunday, with the small nationalist party that holds the balance of power after the Sept. 23 election expected to hold talks about the formation of the next government.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Seeing Trump Through a Glass, Darkly

My Republican friends think I’m missing something. Am I?

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Opinion: While the U.S. Talks of War, South Korea Shudders

There is no war scenario that ends in victory.

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New twist in Menendez trial: Will judge toss the case?

Sen. Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial is expected to last several more weeks, but a cryptic comment from the judge presiding over the case has renewed questions about whether it will even go to the jury.

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Danish Police Find Head, Other Body Parts in Submarine Case

Danish police say divers have found the decapitated head, legs and clothes of a Swedish journalist, who was killed after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine.

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Final tally in NZ election strengthens Labour in negotiation talks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A possible Labour-Green coalition narrowed the gap with the ruling National Party in New Zealand's final election tally on Saturday, strengthening their position in formal talks next week with a small nationalist party to form a government.

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Final tally in NZ election opens way for formal coalition talks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A final tally of New Zealand's Sept. 23 election released on Saturday showed neither the ruling National Party or opposition Labour won enough seats to form government, leaving the small nationalist New Zealand First Party with the balance of power.

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Oil industry networking site creator gets one year in U.S. hack case

NEW YORK, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The founder of an oil and gas networking website who pleaded guilty to hacking a rival site he had created and sold to DHI Group Inc was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Friday.