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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

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BRIEF-Esterline Technologies Names Stephen Nolan To Succeed Robert George As CFO

* ESTERLINE NAMES STEPHEN NOLAN TO SUCCEED ROBERT GEORGE AS THE COMPANY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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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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Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

(Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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UPDATE 1-Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

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At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides

To deter people seeking to end their lives, an 11-foot-high fence and a canopy of netting have been installed on a pathway at the edge of the 86-year-old span.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, George Weah, Italy: Your Friday Briefing

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

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George Weah Wins Liberia’s Presidency, Unofficial Results Show

Mr. Weah, a former soccer player making his third run for the presidency, was well ahead at the polls, election officials said.

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Ex-soccer star 'King George' Weah wins Liberia's presidency

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential run-off election and will succeed incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month, the country's first democratic transition in over 70 years.

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Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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George Michael remembered a year after death

Friends, family and fans of George Michael shared tributes Monday to the music superstar, who died a year ago on Christmas Day.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

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Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

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Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

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Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

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Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth said that the church might accept same-sex marriage if the prince, now 4, one day found the love of “a fine young gentleman.”

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UPDATE 3-Computershare's Georgeson unit resolves U.S. fraud probe for $4.5 mln

BOSTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson LLC will pay $4.5 million to resolve U.S. prosecutors' claims that its employees paid bribes to obtain confidential information about how clients of proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services voted on corporate matters.

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UPDATE 2-Computershare's Georgeson unit resolves U.S. fraud probe for $4.5 mln

BOSTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson LLC will pay $4.5 million to resolve U.S. prosecutors' claims that its employees paid bribes to obtain confidential information about how clients of proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services voted on corporate matters.

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Proxy solicitor Georgeson to pay $4.5 mln to resolve U.S. probe

BOSTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson LLC has agreed to pay $4.5 million to resolve U.S. claims that employees engaged in a scheme to pay bribes to obtain confidential information about how a proxy advisory firm's clients voted on shareholder matters.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

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BRIEF-Johnson Controls CEO George ‍Oliver buys co's 27,300 ordinary shares on Nov 24

* JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL CEO GEORGE ‍OLIVER REPORTS PURCHASE OF 27,300 SHARES OF CO'S ORDINARY SHARES ON NOV 24 AT $36.80 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jqzcJ8) Further company coverage:

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Ice-cool Goffin beats Tsonga, sends Davis Cup into deciding match

LILLE, France (Reuters) - David Goffin never once lost his cool as he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5) 6-3 6-2 to put Belgium level at 2-2 with hosts France, sending the Davis Cup final into a decisive fifth match on Sunday.

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Tsonga win leaves France-Belgium Davis Cup final all-square

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga demolished Steve Darcis 6-3 6-2 6-1 to bring France level at 1-1 with Belgium after the first day of the Davis Cup final on Friday.

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Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

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Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

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Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.

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George Clooney makes TV return with 'Catch-22,' two decades after ER

LOS ANGELES, Nov 16 (Reuters) - George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of "Catch-22," Paramount Television said on Thursday, nearly 20 years after he left hit show "ER" to become one of film's biggest names.

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George Takei denies sexually assaulting model in 1981

"Star Trek" star and LBGT icon George Takei is denying allegations that he groped a former male model who says he passed out while drinking at the actor's Los Angeles condo nearly 40 years ago.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

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South Korea says will provide financial support for Kaesong firms

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has decided to provide additional financial support for companies that formerly operated at the now shut-down Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea, the Ministry of Unification said on Friday.

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Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

The dissident Russian band’s release deals with state surveillance and police brutality, with a cameo by Chloë Sevigny.

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Dance star Akram Khan prepares for swansong tour

LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain's most celebrated dancer-choreographers, Akram Khan, is tackling the rise of xenophobia in his latest work, which he says will be his last as a leading performer.

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Neither George Bush voted for Trump, book author tells New York Times

(Reuters) - George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush did not vote for fellow Republican Donald Trump last year, says the author of a new book on the 41st and 43rd U.S. presidents in which they open up about their disapproval of the man now occupying the White House.

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George H.W. Bush labels Trump a 'blowhard' in new book

Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: "He's a blowhard." And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."

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BRIEF-Arch Capital says on Nov 2, Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately

* Arch Capital Group-on Nov 2 Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately after his promotion to co-CEO at Carlyle Group Lp Source text (http://bit.ly/2Ai9JZJ) Further company coverage:

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Critic’s Notebook: George Clooney’s Awkward White Guilt in ‘Suburbicon’

In his directorial projects, it seems that dignified is the only way Mr. Clooney wants to imagine black people.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

Gospel Music nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.

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Candidate didn't dismiss idea of meeting with Putin when George Papadopoulos raised in a 2016 meeting

Candidate Donald Trump did not dismiss the idea of arranging a meeting with Russia's president when it was suggested in a meeting with his campaign foreign policy advisers last year, according to a person in the room.

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BRIEF-‍Loblaw Companies says co, George Weston confirmed they are aware of an industry-wide investigation by the competition bureau​

* ‍Loblaw Companies - co, George Weston confirmed that they are aware of an industry-wide investigation by the competition bureau​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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George Papadopoulos: Senate intel panel wants to talk to him

The Senate intelligence committee has been in "constant contact" with the legal team of George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI, the committee's chairman told reporters on Tuesday.

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Internet bashes the wrong George Papadopoulos

"I am NOT that guy!" says the other George Papadopoulos. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the wrong Papadopoulos got bashed.

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

Who Is George Papadopoulos?

Mr. Papadopoulos, formerly a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about meetings he had with a professor who had close ties to the Russian government.

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

Op-Ed Contributor: Why George Papadopoulos Is More Dangerous Than Paul Manafort

For all of the talk about collusion with Russia, the adviser’s guilty plea is by far the most damning evidence of it.

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

Highlights of the Special Counsel’s Case Against George Papadopoulos

Mr. Papadopoulos, an adviser to the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with people linked to the Russian government.

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

Highlights of the Special Counsel’s Case Against George Papadoupoulos

Mr. Papadoupoulos, an adviser to the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with people linked to the Russian government.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

New York's Jean-Georges restaurant loses 3-star Michelin status

(Reuters) - Michelin has stripped New York restaurant Jean-Georges of its three-star rating in its 2018 guide, leaving the city with five top-rated eateries, two fewer than San Francisco which now...

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France's Pouille eases past compatriot Tsonga for Vienna title

(Reuters) - Lucas Pouille halted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's charge in the Vienna Open on Sunday, scoring a comfortable straight-sets victory over his French compatriot to claim his third title of the season.

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Tsonga beats Kohlschreiber to set up all-French final in Vienna

(Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Vienna Open semi-finals on Saturday to set up an all-French title clash with Lucas Pouille and keep his hopes of making the season-ending ATP Finals alive.

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At least 3 women say George H.W. Bush touched them inappropriately

At least three women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of inappropriately touching them as of Friday.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

George H.W. Bush Apologizes After Women Accuse Him of Grabbing Them

Three women came forward this week with allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward them in recent years.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

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Why George Clooney didn't act in 'Suburbicon'

George Clooney took his latest turn in the director's chair for Paramount's upcoming "Suburbicon," but unlike with his previous films, the veteran actor stayed at his post behind the camera this time around.

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Former Liberian warlord endorses George Weah for President

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former Liberian warlord Prince Johnson has endorsed George Weah for president ahead of a Nov. 7 run-off vote between the former soccer star and current Vice President Joseph Boakai.

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George H.W. Bush apologizes after actress accuses him of groping

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush apologizes after actress accuses him of groping

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.

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George Clooney rebukes racism in backdrop of thriller 'Suburbicon'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As one of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, George Clooney is not afraid to use his platform to speak up on issues close to him, but do not expect the actor to enter the political arena anytime soon.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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Taylor Swift's new song decoded

Try not to be shocked that Taylor Swift wrote a song about a guy.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.

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Breaking an informal code of silence, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama jab at their successor

The Presidents club is turning on its newest member.

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Review: A ‘Torch Song’ Burning With Emotion Behind the Laughs

Portraying mother and son in a fierce revival of Harvey Fierstein’s comedy, Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie are in peak form.

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John Kelly, George Bush, Quentin Tarantino: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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

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Without Saying ‘Trump,’ George W. Bush Delivers an Implicit Rebuke

Former President George W. Bush defended immigration and free trade, while condemning nationalism, protectionism and “casual cruelty” in public discourse.

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With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.

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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

(Reuters) - George Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo," was on Tuesday named the winner of the 2017 Man Booker fiction prize, awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the...

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.

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George Soros foundations now control $18 billion: reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investor George Soros has transferred about $18 billion, the majority of his estimated fortune, to his Open Society Foundations, making them the second largest philanthropic grant-making group in the United States, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Soros, George nytimes.com

George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations

Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, which promotes democracy and human rights around the world. He plans to give still more.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.

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Fierce girls fight inequality with Beyoncé song

A short film celebrating the International Day of the Girl shows young girls around the world dancing to Beyoncé's song "Freedom."

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UK police caution woman over incident at Prince George's school

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have cautioned a woman over an incident at a London primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Monday.

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Jason Aldean opens 'SNL' with Petty song

Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing as the Las Vegas shooting began, did the "Saturday Night Live" cold open with a tribute to the victims and their families by singing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from the Breeders, Big K.R.I.T. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's releases star-studded song for Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda and 22 of his musically talented friends have released a new song to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

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MOVES-AllianzGI Global COO George McKay to retire in April 2018

Oct 5 (Reuters) - Investment manager Allianz Global Investors said on Thursday Global Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head George McKay will step down from executive roles in April next year.

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Ralph and Alice and Ed and Trixie (and Song and Dance)

A musical of “The Honeymooners” aims to open the windows of that cramped Kramden apartment to let in a “contemporary worldview.”

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Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.

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Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 mln in HK sale

HONG KONG, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.

Music nytimes.com

Listen to 14 Essential Tom Petty Songs

The hit singles he recorded between 1976 and 1993 made him a radio star, but his songs were packed with nuance just below the surface.

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Tom Petty's most memorable songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty's career spanned five decades.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Hear Beyoncé Join ‘Mi Gente,’ Plus 9 More New Songs

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a track Chance the Rapper debuted on "Colbert" to the finale of Torres' new album.

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BRIEF-Performance Food Group Co says CEO George Holm's 2017 total compensation was $6.6 mln

* Performance Food Group Co - CEO George Holm's 2017 total compensation was $6.6 million versus $10.7 million in 2016 – SEC filing Source text - (http://bit.ly/2xHlmsx) Further company coverage:

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George Clooney prays for unity as celebs back #TakeAKnee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to add his voice to a divisive national debate over the rights of Americans to stage silent protests during the playing of the national anthem, saying he was praying for unity.

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Students protest U.S. Attorney General speech at Georgetown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Students and faculty at Georgetown Law School gathered on Tuesday to protest that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was delivering an address about the right of free speech on college campuses to an invitation-only audience without giving critics of the Trump administration an opportunity to ask questions.

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France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beats Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France won a place in the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead over Serbia on Sunday.

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France reach Davis Cup final after Tsonga beat Lajovic

LILLE, France (Reuters) - France punched their ticket to the Davis Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6(5) 6-2 to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead against Serbia on Sunday.

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France and Serbia level at 1-1 as Tsonga beats Djere

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a no-nonsense 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 win against Laslo Djere as France drew level with Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final after the first singles on Friday.

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London police arrest woman after incident at Prince George's school

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police said on Wednesday.

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Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' songs to evacuees

"Frozen" actress Kristen Bell lifted spirits by singing to Florida evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

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Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.

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George Michael's new song is 'mixed feelings'

A posthumous single from singer George Michael is receiving mixed reaction from fans.

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Voice of George Michael returns with remix of 'Fantasy'

LONDON (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who died last year, returned to the airwaves on Thursday with the release of a remix of his song "Fantasy," leaving fans split on the decision to bring back his voice.

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Prince George arrives for first day of school

Prince George arrived for his first day of school with his father Prince William on Thursday, but illness prevented his mother from joining them.

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UK's Prince George starts school, pregnant mum Kate too ill to go

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third-in-line to the throne, started school on Thursday but without his pregnant mother Kate to support him because she is suffering from severe morning sickness.

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Prince George arrives for his first day of school

As Prince George starts school at Thomas's Battersea in south London, we look back at some of his cutest moments.

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Holocaust survivors rock Berlin's Brandenburg Gate with song of hope

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two aging Holocaust survivors joined forces with a younger Israeli singer to perform songs of hope at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday at a time when Germany is seeing a rise in anti-Semitism.

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Trump says there are no 'mixed signals' with Congress on DACA

President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that there are "no mixed signals at all" coming from the White House when it comes to working toward a legislative solution to provide immigration protections for young undocumented immigrants living in the US.

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George Clooney gets candid on fatherhood, acting

George Clooney used to suffer from insomnia, but these days, he couldn't be happier about his lack of sleep.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

U2 Offers ‘Songs of Experience’ to a World That’s on Fire

After putting the band’s new album on pause to absorb the “shock” of the elections, the group is returning with songs that present joy as defiance.

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Nonfiction: Fake News: It’s as American as George Washington’s Cherry Tree

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” argues that alternative facts are baked into the American character.

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George Clooney tackles 'original sin' of slavery and racism in dark comedy

VENICE (Reuters) - Breaking the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice which the actor and director said on Saturday continues to erupt in today's angry society.

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BRIEF-VIDEO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded $2.8 billion contract to execute USS George Washington refueling and complex overhaul

* VIDEO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded $2.8 billion contract to execute USS George Washington refueling and complex overhaul

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Microsoft pushes 'mixed reality' features with Windows 10 update

BERLIN (Reuters) - Microsoft is to update its flagship operating system so that the latest generation of Windows 10 hardware devices and software can tap into augmented and virtual reality, executives said on Friday.

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Musical motivation: Iconic song gets a Texas twist

Gloria Gaynor, singer of the song "I Will Survive," has rewritten the classic to benefit survivors of Harvey's devastation.

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Is 'Despacito' the song of the summer or not?

"Despacito" has been blaring everywhere the past few months and so it would seem to be the song of the summer, right?

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Shapovalov upsets Tsonga at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian Denis Shapovalov appeared older than his 18 years at the U.S. Open on Wednesday, staying poised to beat eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6(3) and advancing to the third round.

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Power of song: Watch gospel singers lift spirits at shelter

The gospel singers that gave an impromptu concert for Hurricane Harvey evacuees at a shelter spoke with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

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Coldplay writes song for Houston's Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey may have forced Coldplay to cancel its concert in Houston last week, but the city is clearly on the band's mind.

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Books of The Times: George Smiley and Other Old Friends Return in John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’

In le Carré’s new novel, the children of some of his best-known characters have grown up and demand justice.

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The biggest thing Trump doesn't get about George Washington

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Shania Twain song inspired by nude Brad Pitt pics

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The life-saving message in Logic's hit song

"I've been on the low / I been taking my time / I feel like I'm out of my mind / It feel like my life ain't mine / Who can relate?"

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12 Hours of Story, Song and Dance

Emily Johnson's “Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars” was an overnight performance art piece led by indigenous women.

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George and Amal Clooney donate $1M to fight hate groups

George and Amal Clooney have joined the fight against hate groups in the United States.

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Tay-K Was a 17-Year-Old ‘Violent Fugitive.’ Then His Song Went Viral.

The knotty back story of “The Race,” one of the summer’s fastest growing songs, is unlike any other viral hit.

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George and Amal Clooney give $1 million to combat U.S. hate groups

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor George Clooney and his humanitarian lawyer wife, Amal Clooney, have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a U.S. non-profit that monitors extremists and domestic hate groups, in response to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

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Profile: Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

His rich baritone has been called the voice of choice for more than 1,300 pieces of literature, including “Crime and Punishment,” “The Corrections” and plenty of Stephen King.

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On Soccer: Premier League Heeds the Siren Song of Spend, Spend, Spend

The opening salvos of the new season offered a vision of the Premier League as it likes to see itself: as not just the world’s richest league, but also its most richly entertaining.

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London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.

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Listen to 10 Essential Glen Campbell Songs

From his collaborations with Jimmy Webb in the 1960s to his farewell two months ago, hear some of the most moving performances by an American Everyman.

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Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.

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George Clooney blasts magazine for publishing photos of his twins

George Clooney is putting paparazzi on alert: His kids are off limits.

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England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.

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'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

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Prince George beams in new birthday photo

You have to admit: Prince George is one cute (almost) 4-year-old.

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'Despacito' is the most streamed song of all time

"Despacito" means "slowly" in Spanish, but the song's rise to the top has been anything but slow.

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Prince George bored by family trip?

The British royals have arrived in Germany for a 3-day visit and Prince George appeared a little tired.

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U2 urges end to lawsuit claiming it stole 'Achtung Baby' song

July 18 (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit by a British songwriter and guitarist who claimed that the band lifted large parts of one of his works for a song on its 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby."

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Prince George hesitates to get off plane

Britain's Prince William and his royal family are touring Poland and Germany, but Prince George was reluctant to get off of the plane in Warsaw.

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An Appraisal: In George Romero’s Zombie Films, the Living Were a Horror Show, Too

Our critics discuss the influence of the director’s body of work, including “Night of the Living Dead” and its depiction of white law enforcement.

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5 George Romero Films to Remember

A look at some of this maverick director’s most notable movies, like “Night of the Living Dead” and “Monkey Shines.”

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George Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Dies at 77

Mr. Romero created the modern zombie genre with his 1968 cult film, “Night of the Living Dead.”

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George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

NEW YORK (Reuters) - George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with "Night of the Living Dead" and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner said. He was 77.

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Ibrahim Maalouf, George Benson shine at Montreux Jazz Festival

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ibrahim Maalouf brought his bold, brassy sound to the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, moving from trumpet to piano solos as he blended jazz with melodies influenced by the Orient.

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South Korea: No proof cash to Kaesong went to North Korea arms programs

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in now-suspended industrial park on their border to its weapons programs, a South Korean official said on Thursday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Liu Xiaobo, George Pell, Dalian Wanda: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Querrey through in quick time against Tsonga

LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Querrey needed a matter of minutes to book his place in the last 16 at Wimbledon on Saturday when he polished off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after bad light had stopped play the day before.

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Tsonga thrashes Norrie to sweep into second round

LONDON (Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga breezed into the second round on Monday with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over British wildcard Cameron Norrie, whose first grand slam appearance ended in a swift and painful exit.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Damascus, CNN, George Pell: Your Morning Briefing

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

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Thunder land George in trade with Pacers: reports

(Reuters) - The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired All Star forward Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, several news outlets reported on Friday.

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Paul George Is Said to Be Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder

George joins reigning M.V.P. Russell Westbrook as the Thunder look to compete against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

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Jay Z apologizes to Beyoncé in song

Jay Z dropped his new album "4:44" at midnight on Friday and sent the Internet into a frenzy.

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Donald Trump, Senate, George Pell: Your Evening Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: George Pell, Mosul, Vladimir Putin: Your Morning Briefing

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

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Travel Ban, George Pell, Hong Kong: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Ransomware, George Pell, Confederations Cup: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Los Angeles gives the OK for George Lucas' $1.2B art museum

After three years of talks -- and proposals in three different cities -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has finally secured a green light for his art museum.

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George III, George Washington to share limelight in U.S.-UK exhibit

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A new exhibition will examine the overlapping worlds of two figures bound together by history on different sides of the Atlantic - King George III and President George Washington.

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BRIEF-‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​

* ‍united Airlines says beginning this fall, carrier will take new steps to elevate customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport​

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NBA: Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance

(Reuters) - Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly trying to bring Paul George over from the Indiana Pacers to add firepower and defense to the Eastern Conference champs.

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UPDATE 3-Diageo to buy George Clooney's Casamigos tequila for up to $1 bln

* Analysts question if Casamigos can sustain pace of growth (Adds analyst comments, Diageo shares)

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Bolt to race in Monaco prior to London swan song

(Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on July 21, two weeks before his final world championships appearance in London, organizers said on Wednesday.

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George Clooney’s Tequila Company Sold for Up to $1 Billion

Casamigos, which the actor founded with the entertainment impresario Rande Gerber, drew the attention of the spirits giant Diageo.

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Diageo to buy George Clooney's tequila brand Casamigos for up to $1 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - Diageo Plc has agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand Casamigos in a deal valuing it at up to $1 billion, as the world's largest spirits maker seeks to boost its presence in a high-growth market.

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Tequila may make George Clooney $1B richer

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Tsonga joins exodus of seeds at Queen's

LONDON (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joined the exodus of the seeds at the Aegon Championships after being outplayed by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at a boiling hot Queen's Club on Wednesday.

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Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

LONDON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

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Tsonga bounces back at Queen's after French Open shock

LONDON (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returned emphatically to winning ways in the Queen's Club Championships in London on Monday, putting his shock first round exit at his home French Open firmly behind him.

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Yoko Ono getting 'Imagine' songwriting credit

"Imagine" Yoko Ono had inspired one of John Lennon's greatest songs.

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Songs from Tanzania's island of albinos

"I was rejected at birth by my father," says Christina Wagulu. "My uncles have threatened to kill me because of my condition. Men stigmatize me and don't like me."

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Amal and George Clooney welcome boy and girl twins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney on Tuesday gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

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George and Amal Clooney welcome twins

Amal and George Clooney are parents.

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Amal Clooney gives birth to twins, George Clooney publicist says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, on Tuesday, her husband George Clooney's publicist said, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

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Amal Clooney gives birth to twins, George Clooney's publicist says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney has given birth to twins, her husband George Clooney's publicist told U.S. media on Tuesday, the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

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Dylan's Nobel speech: songs only need to move you, not make sense

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel prizewinner Bob Dylan said on Monday that unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense.

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¡Ay bendito! No. 1 song in US is in Spanish

A wall may go up between the United States and its Spanish-speaking neighbor to the south, but nothing can stop the success of the nation's current No. 1 hit song, which is mostly in ... Español.

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Protest after BBC says won't play 'liar liar' song ahead of UK vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Dozens of people protested outside the BBC's London headquarters on Friday against its decision not to broadcast a song storming the charts before next week's election that labels Prime Minister Theresa May a liar.

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George Soros Accuses Viktor Orban of Turning Hungary Into ‘Mafia State’

The Hungarian-American philanthropist and financier defended the university he established in Budapest against a government effort to shut it down.

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French policeman killed in terror attack married in posthumous wedding

The police officer who was killed in a terror attack in Paris in April has been married to his partner posthumously, a source with knowledge of the ceremony told CNN.

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What will be the song of summer?

Summer is upon us and that means barbeques, beach trips and plenty of playlists.

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Tsonga dumped out of French Open by unheralded Olivo

PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open hopes vanished into thin air on Wednesday when he was sent packing in the first round with a 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat against Argenitine Renzo Olivo on Wednesday.

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France holds its breath for Mladenovic, Tsonga

PARIS (Reuters) - The French tennis-supporting public will be holding its breath on Wednesday, hoping injury will not return to hamper Kristina Mladenovic as long-time crowd favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga limbers up for his biggest single game of the season.

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‘Liar, Liar’: A Song Assailing Theresa May Tops the Charts in Britain

A scathing song that takes aim at the prime minister has climbed to the top of the British iTunes chart ahead of next week’s general election.

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'Liar liar': Sales boom for song attacking Theresa May ahead of election

LONDON (Reuters) - A song labeling Prime Minister Theresa May a liar has shot to the top of music sales charts in Britain, mocking her "strong and stable" motto ahead of the June 8 national election.

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Tsonga's my outside bet for French Open, says Monaco's Mbappe

(Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe has picked compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as his outside bet to win French Open - though there are no prizes for guessing who the Monaco striker rates as favorite.

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Tsonga takes first claycourt title in Lyon

PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga polished his preparation for the French Open in style by claiming his maiden claycourt title, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(2) 7-5 in the Lyon Open final on Saturday.

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Shakira Finds Liberation, One Song at a Time

The new songs in Spanish on this Colombian star’s “El Dorado” bring back her playfulness, and the track “Chantaje” already has 1.5 billion streams.

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Finding Songs Hidden in Britain’s Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman released four albums with the indie band Hefner. Now he writes songs about the communities whose soldiers all returned home safely from World War I.

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Tsonga saunters into semis in Lyon, Raonic joins him

(Reuters) - Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sauntered into the semi-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Russian youngster Karen Khachanov on Thursday.

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On ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Alec Baldwin Sings a Swan Song for Trump

“S.N.L.” paid homage to itself by having Mr. Baldwin sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The host, Dwayne Johnson, considered a presidential run with Tom Hanks.

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Listen to 10 Essential Chris Cornell Songs

The singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, who will be remembered as one of grunge’s distinctive voices, has died at 52.

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Last performance ended with song about death

In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn

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South Korea's Moon joins protest song at commemoration in nod to liberal values

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea marked the anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising on Thursday with new President Moon Jae-in leading a large crowd in singing an iconic song of protest, a symbolic closure to nearly a decade of conservative rule.