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Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria; two police killed

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

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U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer told jurors over the defendant's objections that the man had carried out the shootings.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalized with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Flake says President charts a 'dangerous path' with attacks on truth, asks Congress to be a check on him

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated remarks on "fake news."

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Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday.

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London zoo names newborn Okapi after Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle, the American actress who is engaged to Britain's Prince Harry, has a new namesake after London zoo named a just-born Okapi after her in honor of her wedding in May.

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Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims His Approval Among Black Americans Has Doubled

According to the polling company that President Trump cited, his approval among black Americans has actually declined.

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President, like most Americans, should lose some weight. 10-15 pounds this year, doctor says.

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.

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Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.

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Billion dollar US embassy opens in London

The new US embassy in London opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday, a billion dollar glass monolith presiding over a former industrial site south of the city.

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Millions more Americans were uninsured in 2017

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METALS-Weaker dollar helps buoy Shanghai, London copper prices

SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Copper prices edged up in London and Shanghai markets on Tuesday, helped by a weaker U.S. dollar.

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Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

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Ugandan lawyers seek to quash Museveni 'president for life' law

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively become president for life.

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Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.

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London attacker took steroids before deadly rampage, inquest told

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The man who mowed down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before killing a police officer outside Britain's parliament last year had taken steroids beforehand, a London court heard on Monday.

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Lloyd's of London to open Brussels unit in early 2019: CEO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Insurance market Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL], an integral part of the British business scene since the 17th century, is on track to start operations at its Brussels unit next January, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas was the low point on a horror day for the United States at the Australian Open on Monday as a raft of American players skidded out of the season's first grand slam in the first round.

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Venus Williams exits on rough day for Americans

When Venus Williams won her semifinal at last year's Australian Open, her joy was there for all to see.

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UPDATE 4-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts, but rising N.American rig count weighs

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Adds Bernstein comment, updates prices)

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Australian Open: Within Hours, Three Top Americans Fall

Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe — all U.S. Open semifinalists — did not make it out of the first round on Monday in Melbourne.

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Oil near three-year highs on output cuts despite rising North American rig count

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held just below December 2014 highs on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia despite a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.

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UPDATE 2-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts despite rising N.American rig count

* But rising North American output threatens to undermine cuts

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Motor racing-Dan Gurney, all American racer, dead at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Motor racing: Dan Gurney, all American racer, dies at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Mia love: I am the American dream

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) shares her family's experience emigrating from Haiti, which give her an opportunity to be the first Haitian-American elected to the US Congress.

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Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.

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He's from El Salvador. His kids are American. Trump could separate them.

Rogelio Galdamez has a worried look on his face, unsure if the home he's building will be finished in time. 

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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Trump, Haiti, London: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's license

LONDON (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's license to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber [UBER.UL] was stripped of its license.

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Analysis: Oprah leads Trump in new poll but most Americans don't want her to run

A new poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in a would-be 2020 general election race, with 50% support to his 39%. About one-in-ten voters are undecided.

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UPDATE 1-After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's licence

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's licence to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber was stripped of its licence.

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Thousands of Americans living without roofs

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Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, blaming Barack Obama for selling off the old one for "peanuts" in a bad deal.

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Trump Says He Will Not Go to London for Embassy Opening

British reports have cited concerns about protests during a Trump visit, but the president said he disapproved of the new U.S. Embassy’s “off location.”

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Aryzta seeks to right North American ops, strategy with new hires

ZURICH, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Swiss-Irish bakery company Aryzta on Friday named new North America and strategy chiefs as it tackles problems in the United States, where issues with undocumented workers and a failed retail strategy prompted a $1 billion loss.

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Trump cancels London visit over 'bad' deal

US President Donald Trump won't be paying a visit to London to open his country's billion-dollar embassy, he tweeted Thursday.

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Candidate Trump promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans

In September 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to be a "champion" for Haitian-Americans.

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Haitian-American GOP congresswoman demands an apology

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah called on President Donald Trump to apologize Thursday for his reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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BRIEF-PG&E To Confer With Diablo Canyon Joint Proposal Parties On Path Forward After CPUC Decision

* AFTER CPUC DECISION, PG&E TO CONFER WITH DIABLO CANYON JOINT PROPOSAL PARTIES ON PATH FORWARD

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO - sources

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

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Ohio man indicted for using 'Fruitfly' malware to spy on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man was charged in a 16-count indictment on Wednesday for allegedly using malware known as "Fruitfly" to surreptitiously record people by secretly taking over their computer cameras and microphones, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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UPDATE 1-Airline stocks rise on American Airlines' upbeat forecast

Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks rose after American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday became the second major airline this week to forecast higher unit revenue for the fourth quarter.

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Marino leads new wave of American snowboard hopes

LONDON(Reuters) - Julia Marino will head to next month's Winter Games as a major medal contender, yet the American snowboarder may not have been on the plane to Pyeongchang at all were it not for a twist of fate during her teenage years.

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Spiders and fleas pack Albert Hall as Cirque du Soleil's Ovo hits London

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Royal Albert Hall was crawling with spiders, crickets, ants and fleas on Wednesday as Cirque du Soleil brought its insect-themed show Ovo to the famous venue for the first time.

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Celtics, 76ers out to put on a show for London NBA fans

LONDON (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are set to meet in a London showdown on Thursday evening in a clash of two of the NBA's in-form teams.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

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Scotland prepares contingency Brexit laws in stand-off with London government

LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish government said on Wednesday it was preparing legislation that would ensure legal continuity in Scotland after Brexit as a fallback option in case it fails to reach agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May on her exit plan.

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BRIEF-London Stock Exchange Sees No Material Impact From US Tax Reform

* ‍THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE NO MATERIAL IMPACT ON LSEG FROM US TAX REFORM

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New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.

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METALS-London copper climbs off 2-wk low, softer dollar supports

(Adds comment, detail; updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - London copper on Wednesday moved away from a two-week low struck in the previous session, buoyed as the dollar softened and the World Bank issued a solid view of global economic growth. Standard Chartered said investors should wait until late in the first quarter to buy into the sector, particularly zinc and copper, given net-long investor positioning, a typical first quarter surplus and the like

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METALS-London copper climbs off two week trough, softer dollar supports

MELBOURNE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Wednesday, away from the weakest in a fortnight struck in the previous session, as the dollar softened and the World Bank issued a solid view of global economic growth that supported demand expectations for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $7,121.50 a tonne by 0241 GMT, neutralising losses from the previous session when prices tipped their lowest since Dec. 22 at $7,086.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin wins fifth World Cup race in a row

FLACHAU, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin left her rivals trailing again as she won the slalom in Flachau to claim her fifth successive World Cup race victory on Tuesday.

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MOVES-EY, American Century Investments, Hiscox, BP

Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

President Trump said he would be willing to “take the heat” politically for a sweeping immigration deal, which could alienate some of his supporters.

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U.S. won't send Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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U.S. won't sent Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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BRIEF-Eagle Bulk Shipping Taken Delivery Of M/V New London Eagle

* EAGLE BULK SHIPPING INC - ‍HAS TAKEN DELIVERY OF ITS NEWLY ACQUIRED VESSEL, M/V NEW LONDON EAGLE, A 2015-BUILT CROWN-63 ULTRAMAX​

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Thai foreign minister says fugitive former PM Yingluck in London

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars, is in Britain, Thailand's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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The President's lawyers are discussing how to limit the scope of what the special counsel can ask

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Iraq reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Iraq has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu in Diyala in the center of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

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Mueller's team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line

Nearly a year after the president took office, the world is still figuring out whether to take his fiery words as policy pronouncements, or to simply ignore them.

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A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

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Review: ‘Hamilton’ Conquers London (King George Slays Too)

The newcomer Jamael Westman steps out as a fully formed star in the title role of the triumphant London production of “Hamilton.”

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American Detained by U.S. Military Says He Wants to Sue

An American citizen being held as an enemy combatant has told the A.C.L.U. he wants the group to represent him in challenging his indefinite wartime detention.

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North American truck orders jump 77pct in December - FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said. Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly fr

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Big designers step off London men's catwalk amid digital disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Models will strut their stuff on catwalks when London's menswear fashion week gets under way on Saturday, but absent will be some big industry names who have chosen to skip the event, or make digital presentations in place of runway shows.

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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017: PitchBook

LONDON (Reuters) - London was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday.

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American Airlines says storm prompts 1,300 flight cancellations

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said Thursday it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,300 U.S. flights due to a massive winter storm.

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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BRIEF-FDA Warns American Cryostem Of Deviations Related To Co's Stem Cell Product

* FDA WARNS AMERICAN CRYOSTEM CORPORATION OF SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS RELATED TO ITS UNAPPROVED STEM CELL PRODUCT, ATCELL

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For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box

Court battles playing out over indigenous voting rights have the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations and to influence matters of national importance.

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Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

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BRIEF-American Express Sees FY 2017 EPS To Be Below $5.80-$5.90 Guidance Range

* SAYS ‍ESTIMATE OVERALL IMPACTS OF TAX ACT WILL REDUCE EARNINGS FOR Q4 OF 2017 BY APPROXIMATELY $2.4 BILLION​

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin sees herself as multiple medal threat

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin relishes the opportunity to be a multiple-medal threat at the Olympics in Pyeongchang next month and is brimming with confidence after a dominant run through World Cup events in the lead up to the Games.

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BRIEF-American Midstream Commences Full Operation Of Cayenne Pipeline

* AMERICAN MIDSTREAM COMMENCES FULL OPERATION OF CAYENNE PIPELINE

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Trump lawyers talked with special counsel team

President Donald Trump's legal team held talks with the members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team a few days before Christmas, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get bonus after tax reform

(Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and peer Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill.

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Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican, will announce that he will retire at the end of the year, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to run.

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The year of the American Woman

2017 was a defining year for American women. From the Women's March on Washington to the #MeToo moment, a movement has begun.

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BA flight makes priority landing in London after passenger illness

LONDON (Reuters) - The crew of a British Airways flight from Bangkok to London requested a priority landing as the plane approached Heathrow airport on Tuesday due to an unwell passenger, the airline said.

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BRIEF-American Railcar Industries Says CEO's Employment With Company Terminated

* AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES SAYS ‍ON DEC 31, 2017, CEO JEFFREY HOLLISTER'S EMPLOYMENT WITH COMPANY TERMINATED - SEC FILING​

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London Bridge station opens new platforms as redevelopment nears completion

LONDON (Reuters) - Five new platforms and a large concourse opened at London Bridge station on Tuesday as the development of the busy commuter hub in Britain's capital nears completion.

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Man found dead in London's Canary Wharf financial district

(Reuters) - A man was found dead in a trench beneath a skyscraper in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Tuesday morning, London Ambulance Service said.

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Fugitive Vietnamese businessman detained in Singapore, lawyers say

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A real estate developer wanted by Vietnamese authorities amid a crackdown on corruption has been detained in Singapore, lawyers representing him said on Tuesday.

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2 American Families Are Mourned After Plane Crash in Costa Rica

Nine people from two families in New York and Florida were among the 12 people killed in the crash.

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Why Americans just can't quit Hillary Clinton

Two seemingly contradictory recent Gallup Poll findings sum up what it means to be a woman in the United States who dares to go where only men have gone before: Americans love to think of talented, ambitious women who have overcome obstacles — but the reality of a woman assuming a position of power, particularly over men? That's not welcome.

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London Journal: Renewal or Gentrification? London Borough Grapples With a Revamp

Tottenham, a diverse but deprived neighborhood, is undergoing a radical transformation. Officials insist it’s in need of renewal. Residents aren’t so sure.

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Costa Rica Plane Crash Kills 10 Americans and 2 Local Pilots

The Costa Rican government said the crash took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, a tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital, San José.

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Bernstein: Trump's lawyers tell him what he wants to hear on Russia

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Donald Trump's lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear about the probe ending soon to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.

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Merkel’s Wishes for 2018: More Empathy and a New Government

In her New Year’s address, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany promised to work swiftly on a new coalition, and to help heal rifts in society.

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Ten prisoners in eastern Turkey on hunger strike, health worsening: lawyers

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The health of 10 women prisoners in Turkey has deteriorated since they went on hunger strike to protest against a new security measure, a lawyers' association in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir said on Saturday.

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On Olympics: Where Are the American Women in Olympic Figure Skating?

Once dominant, they have not won a medal in the singles competition since 2006. Expectations are low that they will win any at the Games in February.

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A law banning Mexican-American studies in Arizona public schools is dead

An Arizona law banning Mexican-American studies from schools has been quashed.

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London Stock Exchange's company floats hit 3-year high at 15 billion pounds

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange raised 15 billion pounds ($20.28 billion) from 106 initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017, a 63 percent increase compared to last year and the highest level for three years.

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Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Renren Announces Acquisition Of U.S. Trucking Social Platform Trucker Path Inc

* RENREN ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF U.S. TRUCKING SOCIAL PLATFORM TRUCKER PATH INC.

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Hong Kong lawyers 'appalled' by move to enforce China law in rail station

HONG KONG (Reuters) - An association representing Hong Kong barristers said it was "appalled" by the Chinese parliament's move to enforce mainland laws inside a Hong Kong railway station, denouncing it as the most retrograde step since the 1997 handover.

Workplace Hazards and Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: American Workers Need Better Job Protections

You should not be fired for taking a sick day to care for your child. A “just cause” law would protect you.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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CFL: Manziel cleared to resume career in Canada

(Reuters) - Johnny Manziel cleared a major hurdle in a bid to resume his playing career when the Canadian Football League on Thursday said it would allow the troubled quarterback to sign a contract if offered one.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Has Entered Into Agreement For Financing

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCING

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Kennedy, Moulton offer Dems two fresh paths

One congressman is a low-key member of a political dynasty who is strategically inserting himself into policy debates and laying out what he thinks Democrats still need to learn. The other is a retired Marine and combat veteran who has tangled with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and has already logged a high-profile trip to Iowa more than three years ahead of the next presidential caucus.

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BRIEF-Patagonia Gold To Acquire Calcatreu Deposit From Pan American Silver

* ‍SIGNED DEAL TO ACQUIRE CALCATREU DEPOSIT FROM PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP, BY WAY OF ACQUIRING UNIT OF PAN AMERICAN FOR $15 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Syngenta AG Intends To Voluntarily Delist Its American Depositary Shares From NYSE​

* ‍INTENDS TO VOLUNTARILY DELIST ITS AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES FROM NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Poll: Hugs and dirty jokes - Americans differ on acceptable behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans differ widely in their views of what constitutes sexual harassment, with age and race as well as gender throwing up the dividing lines, posing a challenge for those who police for such conduct in the workplace.

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Ted Kennedy Jr.: Where we've failed Americans with disabilities

Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. I still remember standing in the Rose Garden watching President George H.W. Bush sign the bill into law.

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Turkish lawyers say decree grants impunity for political violence

ANKARA (Reuters) - A new emergency decree in Turkey could allow vigilantes to carry out political violence with impunity against opponents of the government suspected of involvement in last year's coup attempt, Turkey's main lawyers' groups said on Monday.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq: U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

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Jack Frost will nip at 60 million Americans living in areas under winter weather alerts

A broad swath of the US won't have to dream of a White Christmas as winter weather bears down on much of the northwest, midwest and northeast on Sunday. They'll be seeing snow from two separate storms.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq -U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

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London Zoo reopens after fire that killed aardvark, meerkats

LONDON (Reuters) - London Zoo reopened on Sunday, a day after a fire that killed an aardvark and likely four meerkats and which left staff suffering from smoke inhalation and shock.

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American ISIS Suspect Held in Iraq Has Right to Lawyer, Judge Rules

An American citizen who has been imprisoned in military custody as an “enemy combatant” for months must be allowed to talk with an A.C.L.U. lawyer.

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American accused of fighting for ISIS will get legal counsel, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Saturday night that the US Defense Department should allow a US citizen detained as an "enemy combatant" in Iraq immediate access to a legal counsel.

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Americans are traveling in record numbers for holidays

A record number of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with AAA forecasting more than 100 million will spend the end of the year away from home.

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Iconic London Zoo catches fire

An aardvark has died and four meerkats are missing after a blaze broke out Saturday morning at ZSL London Zoo, forcing its closure, the zoo said.

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London's Big Ben bell chimes again

The chimes of London's iconic Big Ben, the bell that marks time in the clock over the Houses of Parliament, rang out again on Saturday after being silenced for restoration work.

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Aardvark dies in blaze at London Zoo, meerkats missing

LONDON (Reuters) - An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday, shutting the British capital's popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assess the damage.

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Firefighters douse blaze at London Zoo, aardvark missing

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday and although no animals were immediately reported to have been injured, one aardvark was missing.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: ‘I Was Not Going to Accept It’: After Captivity, Blind Syrian Forges Path to U.S.

Amier Agha was beaten and his best friend executed by fighters in Syria. Intent on escaping the country, he persevered in the face of visa problems and President Trump’s travel ban.

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More than 70 firefighters tackle blaze at London Zoo

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday after a fire broke out at a cafe and shop at the attraction although no animals were reported injured.

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U.N. appoints American to lead Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children's Fund, effective Jan. 1.

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Two ex-South American soccer officials convicted in FIFA bribery case

(Reuters) - A New York jury on Friday found two former soccer officials guilty of taking bribes in exchange for the award of valuable marketing and media rights to international soccer matches.

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Most Americans say sexual harassment is a serious problem, new CNN poll shows

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows.

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Addressing Venezuela, China says choice of path must be respected

BEIJING (Reuters) - A country's right to choose its own development path must be respected, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart on Friday, offering support for the strife-torn Latin American nation.

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METALS-London copper slips, stays on course for weekly gain

(Updates prices, adds analyst comment) BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged lower on Friday to reverse gains made the session before, as the dollar strengthened slightly and wage agreements at mines in Chile eased concerns about disruptions to supply from the world's top producer of the metal. A rising U.S. currency makes dollar-denominated commodities more expensive for non-U.S. firms but copper remains on course for a weekly gain of more than 2 percent and a close ab

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METALS-London copper slips as supply concerns ease

BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - London copper prices edged lower on Friday to reverse gains made the session before, with wage agreements at mines in Chile easing concerns about disruptions to supply from the world's top producer of the metal. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) had slipped 0.5 percent to $7,050.50 a tonne by 0217 GMT. It gained 0.6 percent in Thursday's session, during which it touched its highest in nearly two month

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'Hamilton' takes center stage in London's West End

LONDON (Reuters) - They may have been casting off the yoke of British rule, but the cast of Broadway smash "Hamilton" nonetheless received a rapturous reception from a star-studded, 1,500-strong audience at the show's official opening night in London on Thursday.

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Six cleared of rioting charges for Inauguration Day anti-Trump protests

(Reuters) - The first criminal trial of protesters who thronged Washington streets for sometimes violent Jan. 20 protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration ended with six people cleared of rioting charges, according to court records and prosecutors.

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CNN poll: Most Americans doubt Trump's statements on Russia probe

More Americans say they approve of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election than say they disapprove, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS has found, while most Americans say President Donald Trump's public statements on the probe have not been truthful.

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Exclusive: London-listed NMC in talks to run struggling Saudi hospital - sources

DUBAI/KHOBAR (Reuters) - London-listed NMC Healthcare is in talks with the Riyadh government to take over the running of a struggling Saudi hospital, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

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A hard knock life for London's rough sleepers

LONDON (Reuters) - Outside London's Piccadilly theater where tickets cost up to 110 pounds and a banner advertising the musical "Annie" reads "It's a hard knock life", Bryan and Kevin sleep in small tents on the street.

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Moscow says it was London's decision to scale back UK-Russia dialogue

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The decision to scale back British-Russian dialogue was a groundless and untimely decision by London, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, on the eve of British foreign minister Boris Johnson's visit to Moscow.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Great American Tax Heist

The strategy: Appease the rich on the front end; punish the poor on the back.

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METALS-London copper drifts from near two-month top

MELBOURNE, Dec 21 (Reuters) - London copper slipped on Thursday from a near two-month high hit the session before on year end profit-taking, with prices supported by a softer dollar and a sturdy demand outlook from China. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged down by 0.2 percent to $7033.50 a tonne by 0154 GMT, as traders took profits after prices jumped to the highest in nearly two months at $7070.50 on Wednesday, when prices closed up 1.5 pct. * OPEN INTEREST: Ope

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Will Americans feel tax cuts in their paychecks?

Our political panel weighs in on the GOP tax reform bill.

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Sen. Sanders: New tax bill 'a disaster for the American people'

On the day the House approved a major tax code rewrite -- sending new legislation to the desk of President Donald Trump -- Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his clear disapproval.

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Trump Threatens to End American Aid: ‘We’re Watching Those Votes’ at the U.N.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Profile: An American Jewish Author Now Calls Germany Home

Moving from English to German, thanks to Yiddish, has helped Deborah Feldman find her voice and her purpose.

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A disabled, biracial, (and totally normal) American family

Rebecca Cokley is a white little person. Her husband Patrick is African-American and vision-impaired. Together, they have a loving family. What is it like to them to raise a family with disabilities? Normal.

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Americans don't believe GOP sought a bipartisan deal

As Republicans rush their tax bill to the House and Senate floors for a final round of votes, a new poll shows that Americans do not believe that the GOP, in crafting the controversial legislation, reached out in good faith to Democrats.

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UPDATE 7-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.

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UPDATE 6-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.

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UPDATE 5-Oi creditors debate largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Oi SA creditors argued late into Tuesday night over a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the Brazilian telecoms company in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy case as major creditors stayed silent about whether they would support it.

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American Honda says ruptured Takata airbag led to death in Louisiana

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co's North American unit and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that a ruptured airbag inflator of Takata Corp used in a Honda Civic caused the death of the driver on July 10.

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UPDATE 4-Oi creditors debate largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Oi SA creditors argued late into Tuesday night over a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the Brazilian telecoms company in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy case as major creditors stayed silent about whether they would support it.

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UPDATE 5-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds FCA statement)

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TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - A push by activist hedge fund TCI to oust the chairman of the London Stock Exchange was heavily defeated on Tuesday, but that may not bring an end to the row.

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UPDATE 4-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds shareholder comment)

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London cafe unveils the 'selfieccino' - self portraits in froth

LONDON (Reuters) - A cafe in London is taking barista art to a new level by giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.

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Congress faces tricky path to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is in for a tough week as infighting over defense spending, healthcare and other contentious matters complicates the drive to pass a temporary spending bill by midnight on Friday to avert a partial government shutdown.

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UPDATE 3-TCI fails in bid to oust London Stock Exchange chairman

* Former CEO credited with LSE turnaround (Adds LSE reaction, CEO search)

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Union and taxi drivers' group can participate in Uber's London appeal

LONDON (Reuters) - A British trade union and a taxi drivers' trade body can take part in Uber's appeal case against the decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating licence, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Union and taxi drivers' group can participate in Uber's London appeal

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - A British trade union and a taxi drivers' trade body can take part in Uber's appeal case against the decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating licence, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

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London regulator says "one or two issues" about accuracy of Uber’s license details

LONDON (Reuters) - Transport for London (TfL) had "one or two" issues regarding the accuracy of details provided by Uber, a lawyer for London's transport regulator said on Tuesday during a hearing over the taxi app's appeal against the loss of its London license.

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UPDATE 1-London regulator says "one or two issues" about accuracy of Uber’s licence details

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Transport for London (TfL) had "one or two" issues regarding the accuracy of details provided by Uber, a lawyer for London's transport regulator said on Tuesday during a hearing over the taxi app's appeal against the loss of its London licence.

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BRIEF-Orex, Canasil And Pan American Sign Letter Of Intent To Advance Exploration In Sandra Escobar Mining Camp

* OREX, CANASIL AND PAN AMERICAN SIGN LETTER OF INTENT TO ADVANCE THE EXPLORATION IN THE SANDRA ESCOBAR MINING CAMP, DURANGO STATE, MEXICO

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Sexual misconduct outcry makes U.S. lawyers rethink confidentiality

(Reuters) - The wave of sexual misconduct allegations made against dozens of powerful men in recent weeks is causing lawyers to rethink how they handle such cases, including the longstanding use of confidentiality agreements.

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the bill favors the wealthy, a CNN poll finds

With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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London regulator says 'one or two issues' about accuracy of Uber’s license details

LONDON (Reuters) - Transport for London (TfL) had "one or two" issues regarding the accuracy of details provided by Uber, a lawyer for London's transport regulator said on Tuesday during a hearing over the taxi app's appeal against the loss of its London license.

Movies nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Hollywood Blockbusters Explain American Politics

Like moviemaking studios, our political class has largely forgotten how to tell compelling, original stories.

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Pope puts Polish Cold War Cardinal Wyszynski on path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has put the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a towering figure of Polish religious freedom who was persecuted by communist authorities during the Cold...

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Australian, American, Malaysian arrested in Indonesia's Bali for drugs

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested an Australian, an American and a Malaysian on the holiday island of Bali for drugs offences, the latest foreigners to run afoul of some of the world's strictest laws against narcotics.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia.

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BRIEF-Iclick Interactive Asia Ltd Now Sees U.S. Ipo Of Up To 3.8 Million American Depositary Shares Representing 1.88 Million Class A Ordinary Shares - Sec Filing

* ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA LTD NOW SEES U.S. IPO OF UP TO 3.8 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES REPRESENTING 1.88 MILLION CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES - SEC FILING

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Rebelling Republican Suburbs Offer Democrats Path to House Control

From Houston to Seattle, suburban districts once locked down by Republicans are looking to Democratic candidates to oppose President Trump.

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Omarosa and the African-American community

Omarosa Manigault Newman's discussion of race is hitting a nerve in the African-American community, where many say she did not represent them. CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look at her White House legacy.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats Could Claim a New American Majority. Will They?

The unlikely Senate win in Alabama showed the path to victory across the country.

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A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.

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Trump lawyers set for key meeting with special counsel

President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team as soon as next week for what the President's team considers an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of the next steps in Mueller's probe, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Says Has Regained Compliance With Requirements For Continued Listing On NYSE American

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS REGAINED COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUED LISTING ON THE NYSE AMERICAN Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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His unexpected path to fame

Eric Ripert took the helm of Le Bernardin at 29, seven James Beard awards later he has shaped a New York institution.

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Penn State's 'shocking apathy' to drinking blamed in hazing death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse contributed to the death of a student after he consumed 18 drinks in less than an hour and a half during a fraternity initiation, according a report issued on Friday.

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'Shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse at Penn State: grand jury

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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BRIEF-American Express reports card member loans stats for November

* AMERICAN EXPRESS-USCS CARD MEMBER LOANS NET WRITE-OFF RATE – PRINCIPAL ONLY 1.9 PERCENT AT NOV END VERSUS 1.8 PERCENT AT OCT END

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Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse, grand jury says

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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London-based investment banks to face closer EU scrutiny- documents

* Move aimed at closing loopholes for large firms after Brexit

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Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a senior staffer who recently departed the White House and the only African-American drawing a top salary, said Thursday the "lack of diversity" was a challenge she grappled with.

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How Mueller's path was muddied in two weeks

On December 1, all eyes in Washington were fixed on former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. It was another sign that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election was gaining steam.

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After London setback, May wins Brexit cheer in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Making no secret of her desire to move on with Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May told EU leaders on Thursday and won a round of applause for efforts so far in agreeing to an outline of divorce terms.

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'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations

ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Crime data in Native American tribal lands 'virtually useless': watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department does not adequately collect or use crime statistics from Native American tribes, a problem that has left the department with stale and "virtually useless" crime data, according to a new internal watchdog report released on Thursday.

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

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Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

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Six months on, London holds memorial for Grenfell fire victims

LONDON (Reuters) - Survivors of a fire that killed 71 people six months ago in the Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London will join firefighters and members of the royal family at a national memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral on Thursday.

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BRIEF-BP says Consulting With Lawyers After Australian Watchdog Blocks Woolworths Deal

* ACKNOWLEDGES ANNOUNCEMENT BY AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION THAT IT INTENDS TO OPPOSE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF WOOLWORTHS’ RETAIL FUEL BUSINESS

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Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals' path to AR features

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.

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Use balance transfers to start 2018 with path to pay off debt

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates, as it did on Wednesday by a quarter-percentage point, the first pinch consumers usually feel is higher interest rates on...

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BRIEF-General American Investors Announces Actions Taken By Board

* GENERAL AMERICAN INVESTORS COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Apple is backing up AirPods with American jobs

Apple is investing millions of dollars into products such as AirPods and FaceID that could help fuel job creation in the U.S.

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BRIEF-Blackrock To Support Chairman Donald Brydon In London Stock Exchange-TCI Row- Source

* BLACKROCK TO SUPPORT CHAIRMAN DONALD BRYDON IN LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE-TCI ROW- SOURCE Further company coverage: