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How Democrats lost the shutdown

The history of government shutdowns -- and the polling on this shutdown in particular -- suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the shuttering of the federal bureaucracy. 

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To Rid the Taj Mahal of Its Grime, India Prescribes a Mud Bath

For centuries, monsoon rains were enough to keep the dirt off India’s monument to eternal love. But not anymore.

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Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation.

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The last time these teams met in the Super Bowl, the Eagles lost 24-21

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have the opportunity to win their sixth Super Bowl together.

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Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

Among Persian Gulf states, Qatar was the picked-on little sibling. Gas riches and an independent-minded ruling family changed that. Now it’s in the fight of its life.

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Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Lost, but the Future Is Hers

Women will follow Clinton’s lead right into the White House.

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Nicolle Wallace’s Road From the White House to 30 Rock

How a former aide to George W. Bush and campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run has became a somewhat unlikely TV star at MSNBC.

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Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins

The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned.

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Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Penn Virginia Announces Retirement Of Executive Chairman And Appointment Of New Members Of The Board Of Directors

* PENN VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Exclusive: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017 – data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

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He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

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BRIEF-Orchard Therapeutics appoints Frank Thomas as CFO

* ORCHARD THERAPEUTICS APPOINTS FRANK THOMAS AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER​

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Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

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Magnitude 6.0 quake hits southeast of Solomon Islands - USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck about 158 km (100 miles) southeast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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California Today: California Today: In Montecito, Shock Over Lost Lives and Homes

Friday: Mudslide survivors tell their stories, Gavin Newsom calls on President Trump to resign, and tenants target limits on rent control.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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Japan protests to China over submarine near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan protested to China on Friday after a foreign submarine in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea was confirmed to be Chinese, calling it a unilateral action and a "serious escalation" that raised bilateral tensions.

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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How Camila Cabello Lost Some Friends and Found Her Voice

The “Havana” singer and former Fifth Harmony member opens up about her solo journey and “super awkward” split from the group.

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Japan protests presence of Chinese military ship in waters near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday protested to China after a Chinese military vessel was detected in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, calling on China to avoid actions that could interfere with improving bilateral ties.

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Golf: Thomas teams up with 'Bones' for Waialae title defense

(Reuters) - Justin Thomas returns to Hawaii for the Sony Open this week with a new, but familiar, caddie on his bag as he looks to defend a title he won in spectacular style last year.

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Unit of Brazil's JBS names Thomas Lopez CEO of Plumrose in the U.S.

SAO PAULO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA said Thomas Lopez had been appointed by JBS USA LLC as chief executive of meat-based prepared foods unit Plumrose USA in the United States, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.

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Power Is Restored to Most of U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricanes, Officials Say

Officials on Tuesday said 92 percent of customers have power again on the United States Virgin Islands.

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Mexico City Journal: After Lives on the Streets, Mexican Women Find a Haven for Healing

Casa Xochiquetzal is a shelter in Mexico City for retired, or semiretired, prostitutes, a place where they can escape from the dangers and indignities of life on the streets.

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Why you may struggle to keep off lost weight

Scientists following 16 "Biggest Loser" contestants say they know why many dieters can't keep off lost weight. Jake talks with the study's lead researcher.

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In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.

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Bulletin Board: Our Obits Editor Addresses Coverage of the Former Mormon Leader Thomas Monson

William McDonald responds to readers who criticized how we described the former head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Trilobites: This Worm Evolved Self-Fertilization and Lost a Quarter of Its DNA

When a worm’s hermaphroditic females developed the ability to reproduce on their own, they may have shed a lot of genes related to male reproduction.

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Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Newfound Pride in Guaraní, a Language Long Disdained in Paraguay

While the indigenous language is widely spoken across the country, its use is much more common in the streets than the halls of power. Now, officials are pushing to end its second-class status.

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For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too

Workers scrambled to restore heat in city-run dwellings after a snowstorm and bitter cold hit New York.

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A Word With: Thomas Haden Church Is Keeping That Mustache

He talks about HBO’s “Divorce,” why he left Hollywood for a Texas ranch and about a few admirers of that tumbleweed above his upper lip.

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Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-style drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday but the losing Democrat said she could challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-styled drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday, state elections board Chairman James Alcorn said.

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Virginia Official Pulls Republican’s Name From Bowl to Pick Winner of Tied Race

The winner means the House is narrowly in Republican hands 51-49.

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Virginia set for tie-breaking lot draw to decide House control

What's likely to be the most important lot draw in American political history is set to take place here Thursday.

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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20 Great Reads You Probably Missed in 2017

With news breaking at a relentless pace, you might have missed some terrific articles The New York Times published this year. Here’s a selection.

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Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

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Trump breaks with Bannon, says former White House aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in excerpts from a new book.

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Rising star Thomas vows to avoid distractions

(Reuters) - Justin Thomas is working on the adjustments needed to fulfill his role as one of golf's elite players, while a fit-again Dustin Johnson is ready to fire on all cylinders, the leading Americans said on Wednesday.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan's Bonin Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Japan's Bonin Islands early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Trump unloads on Bannon: 'He lost his mind'

President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement Wednesday, claiming that Bannon "lost his mind" after being pushed out from the White House. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

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Virginia’s Tiebreaker Drawing Is Back On. But It May Not Settle House Race.

While unusual, drawing lots to select political leaders has a rich history. Other means of settling ties include coin-flipping and card-picking.

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Trump breaks with Bannon, says former aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., in excerpts of a new book.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Virginia court rejects Democrat's bid in tied state House race: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate in a disputed state House of Delegates race to reconsider its ruling that the election had ended in a tie, Washington's WTOP radio reported.

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Trump Says Bannon Has ‘Lost His Mind’ After Bannon Insults Donald Trump Jr.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” President Trump said in a statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

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Sidangkou Journal: China’s ‘Saxophone Capital,’ a Factory Town Transfixed by Kenny G

Once derided as a bourgeois excess, the saxophone is making a comeback in China. And one northern village is delighted to be playing its part.

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Storm Eleanor Batters Europe

Carrying winds of 100 miles per hour, the storm brought hail and heavy rain, flooded streets and uprooted trees.

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Thomas Roma, Photographer and Professor, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Five women who studied with Mr. Roma at Columbia University and at the School of Visual Arts said he behaved inappropriately.

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North Korea, Rich Rodriguez, Thomas Monson: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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President of the Mormon church, Thomas Monson, dies at 90

(Reuters) - Thomas Monson, leader of the Mormon church, has died at the age of 90 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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Thomas Monson, President of the Mormon Church, Dies at 90

As the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he enlarged the ranks of female missionaries but stood firm against ordaining women as priests and against same-sex marriage.

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Mormon President Thomas Monson dies at 90

(Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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Mormon President Thomas Monson dies aged 90 in Utah: church

(Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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Leusden Journal: Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

The Dutch, like people elsewhere, are living longer than in previous generations. Courses that teach fall prevention, and how to fall correctly, are gaining popularity.

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A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

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Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

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The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.

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The World Celebrates New Year’s Eve

As midnight struck from East to West, revelers welcomed 2018 with fireworks, festivities, food, drinks and dancing. (And hundreds of weddings.)

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

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Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.

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BRIEF-Campbell Soup Says Entered Into Three-Year Credit Agreement With Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch ‍​

* CAMPBELL SOUP CO - ENTERED INTO A THREE-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH ‍​

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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NYC mayor to CNN: We've lost 12 people and could lose more

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio discusses the fire at an apartment building that killed at least a dozen people.

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Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

The women on the Cairollers, Egypt’s only roller derby club, say the sport’s bump and tumble help unleash their frustrations and offer a sense of empowerment.

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Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore

The state produced a guidebook on questionable ballots after the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential race. But it’s now facing a similar snafu.

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At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.

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Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

As the French chef Jérôme Brochot returns his Michelin star, here is a look at others who have turned down celebrated honors and awards.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been postponed, election officials in the U.S. state said on Tuesday, after the Democrat candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’

The stars and director of the provocative psychosexual drama detail the controlled chaos of the shoot Mr. Day-Lewis says will be his last.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Not Yet Lost

So far, the nation hasn’t retreated into cynicism.

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In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

The Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan has survived intense pressure from American airstrikes and raids by United States and Afghan forces.

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Seahawks' Thomas tells Cowboys to 'come get me'

(Reuters) - Seattle safety Earl Thomas courted controversy on Sunday when he appeared to offer his services to the Cowboys following the Seahawks' 21-12 victory in Dallas.

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Chinese report says South China Sea islands expanded 'reasonably'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has "reasonably" expanded its islands in the disputed South China Sea and this year construction projects there including radar facilities covered about 290,000 square meters (72 acres), according to a new government report.

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‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.

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Venezuela crisis sends residents fleeing

Yesica Galindez left Caracas last weekend in search of a better life. Her final destination: Chile, nearly 3,000 miles away.

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‘I’m Struggling to Survive’: For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps

Even after escaping Myanmar, survivors of rape and other trauma find themselves still vulnerable and commodified in the brokenness of refugee life.

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As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

The dizzying changes put in place by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have the potential to radically change Saudi women’s lives, if the men in their lives don’t put on the brakes.

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The Thomas Fire, which has burned for three weeks, is the largest in the state's modern history

The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California's modern history after torching 273,400 acres.

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Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

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Verona Journal: Pandoro Is Italy’s Christmas Miracle. Easter Is Another Story.

Workers at Melegatti, the maker of traditional Christmas cakes, have staved off layoffs by urging Italians to eat pandoro.

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Sunday Routine: How Latham Thomas, Wellness Guru, Spends Her Sundays

Ms. Thomas takes luxurious baths, runs with her fiancé along the West Side Highway, goes to brunch with friends, and listens to her son play guitar.

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In Search of Lost Time

The Book Review’s Egos columnist gives her top memoir picks of 2017.

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Their Words to Live By: Artists We Lost in 2017

Artists who died this year left behind gripping scenes, profound turns of phrase, unforgettable melodies and plenty of laughter. We pay tribute to a few of the most notable — through their own words.

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Post-hurricane, Virgin Islands National Park reopens beaches

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17 Postcards From Our Correspondents Around the World in 2017

“Journals” are a longstanding New York Times feature that tries to take readers to new places. These were some of our favorites from the year.

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Jerusalem 'Santa' offers free Christmas trees to residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little by offering free Christmas trees to residents of a city at the...

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A One-Vote Victory in Virginia Lasts One Day as Judges Declare a Tie

A panel of judges agreed to count a challenged ballot for the Republican incumbent, so control of the House of Delegates may be decided in a drawing.

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After ruling, Virginia legislature's majority to be chosen by lot

(Reuters) - A race that had appeared to change the balance of power in Virginia's legislature was ruled a tie on Wednesday, setting the stage for the winner of the outstanding district to be chosen by lot, which could leave Republicans in the legislature's majority.

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Name will be drawn out of a hat to settle Virginia Legislature race

A three-judge panel deliberating the final certification of the recount in the Virginia House of Delegates race has determined another vote should be counted, tying the race between Democrat Shelly Simonds and incumbent Republican Del. David Yancey.

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November's capture of the governorship and several legislative seats.

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Single Vote Decides Race That Creates Even Split in Virginia House

Republicans appear to have lost control of the House of Delegates in a nail-biting recount that produced a 50-50 division in the Legislature.

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Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile's President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically.

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Disney adds Trump robot to its Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom Park at Disney World in Florida is set to reopen Tuesday -- featuring a new robot President Donald Trump.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.

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Virgin Hyperloop One names Richard Branson Chairman, raises $50 mln

(Reuters) - Virgin Hyperloop One said on Monday it has raised $50 million in new financing and named British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, non-executive chairman.

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Thomas tips Woods to have strong 2018 Masters

(Reuters) - Justin Thomas reckons a healthy Tiger Woods will have a good chance of challenging at April's Masters, while at the same time reserving judgment over the 14-times major champion's comeback.

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BRIEF-TE Connectivity Says Thomas Lynch Announced His Retirement As Executive Chairman Of Co

* TE CONNECTIVITY SAYS ON DEC 14, THOMAS LYNCH ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF CO EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2CTLLWh) Further company coverage:

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Recovering What Was Lost in the U.S. Virgin Islands, One Boat at a Time

Back-to-back hurricanes destroyed hundreds of boats that were people’s livelihoods and even homes.

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Reuniting With Boats in the Virgin Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard is working to retrieve boats that were displaced during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ralph Evey's vessel was rescued in a two-day process involving cranes and buoys.

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Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

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Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers

ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault in Quetta that left at least eight dead and 30 injured, raising concerns about the security of Christians in the country.

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Thomas Fire Spreads Rapidly to Santa Barbara County

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of the county, in Southern California. The fire is the third largest in modern California history.

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Brazilian prosecutors ask state bank Caixa to remove vice presidents

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors have asked that all the vice presidents of Caixa Economica Federal be replaced for what officials suspect are "irregularities" at the state bank, according to a document made public late on Friday.

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False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

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White nationalist charged with first-degree murder in Virginia car killing: media

(Reuters) - A white nationalist accused of killing a 32-year old woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday, local media reported.

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California residents decorate their burned homes

Homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, were destroyed in October during the Tubbs Fire. Some residents are bringing Christmas cheer to those burned properties.

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Tony Manero Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but Disco Does, for One Night Only

The anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” celebrated at the original disco where the movie was filmed, underscores how much Brooklyn has changed.

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Control of Virginia state House at stake as recounts begin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia officials started recounts on Wednesday in the first of four state House of Delegates races, a process that could lead to a Democratic takeover of the chamber after the party's historic election gains last month.

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Alabama results and the race for Virginia governor this year reflect trends that could bode well for Democrats

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a statewide office in Alabama since 2008, defeating Republican Roy Moore, 49.9% to 48.4%, in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Donald Trump's Attorney General. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Alabama since 1992, back when GOP. Sen. Richard Shelby was still a Democrat (he switched parties in 1994).

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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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BRIEF-Woodward Inc Says CEO Thomas Gendron's FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $7.3 Million

* WOODWARD INC SAYS CEO THOMAS GENDRON'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $7.3 MILLION VERSUS $5.8 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2ANFHxJ Further company coverage:

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Dad who lost gay daughter protests Moore rally

Alabama farmer Nathan Mathis speaks about his gay daughter's suicide and his opposition to Roy Moore's candidacy for Alabama's open senate seat.

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BRIEF-Mangrove Partners Master Fund-Continues To Have Conversations With Penn Virginia Board

* MANGROVE PARTNERS MASTER FUND-CONTINUES TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH PENN VIRGINIA BOARD, PARTICULARLY WITH REGARDS TO STRATEGY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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Paris Journal: A Roma Circus Makes a Home, and Builds Bridges, in Paris

The Romanès family puts on a spontaneous performance of song, dance and acrobatics, while promoting a message of acceptance.

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Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces

The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

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Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer

“Lead us not into temptation” is not quite right, Francis said. “Do not let us fall into temptation” might be more precise.

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Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

FARIA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes with dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday.

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More than 110,000 residents ordered to leave their homes

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In the Arab World, the Rallying Cry of Jerusalem May Have Lost Its Force

The U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital deals a blow to an aspiration of the Arab world. But for many Arab leaders, the issue has been displaced by other priorities.

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded $432 Million By U.S. Navy For Virginia-Class Submarine Work

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED $432 MILLION BY U.S. NAVY FOR VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINE WORK

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Fighting for Redemption

A former organized-crime enforcer in Bangkok, Chalermpol Sawadsuk embraced Muay Thai in prison and now fights legally for a living.

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A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.

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Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, Explained

President Trump’s tweet that he knew his former national security adviser had lied to the F.B.I. is seen by some as evidence that he obstructed justice. But his lawyer says a president cannot violate such laws.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.

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Earthquake strikes off Kermadec Islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck off the Kermadec Islands at a depth of 10 km on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There was no tsunami warning.

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Families of lost Argentina submarine crew decry government response

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Dozens of relatives of the 44 crew members of an Argentine submarine that went missing on November 15 marched from a naval base on Sunday, demanding to know what happened and criticizing the government's response to the tragedy.

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In a Venezuela Ravaged by Inflation, ‘A Race for Survival’

Venezuelans of all classes have been hit hard by sharply rising costs, and the economic turmoil has turned the most basic tasks — like food shopping and commuting — into feats of endurance.

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From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes.

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Mexico’s Government Is Blocking Its Own Anti-Corruption Drive, Commissioners Say

Members of the nation’s new system against graft, inaugurated by the president after several scandals, say they are routinely thwarted by the government.

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Sanofi ends development of Clostridium difficile vaccine

(Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA said on Friday that it had ended development of an experimental vaccine for Clostridium difficile infection, after an early look at late-stage trial results indicated a low probability for success.

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'Star Wars' islands feel the Force

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A Lonely Death

In postwar Japan, a single-minded focus on rapid economic growth helped erode family ties. Now, a generation of elderly Japanese are dying alone.

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Works in Progress: Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Wanted a Bigger Tax Cut for the Rich but Lost to Ivanka

President Trump hoped to devote proceeds from repealing a health care mandate to helping the rich. Then came opposition from Ivanka Trump and Republican senators.

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She lost 115 pounds while Instagram watched

Watch how Morgan Bartley's weight loss journey inspired many on Instagram.

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Yemen car bomb attack kills at least two people in Aden: residents

ADEN (Reuters) - Assailants detonated a car bomb outside the Yemeni Finance Ministry offices in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, killing at least two people, hospital officials and residents said.

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Their incredible story got lost in all the politics

When Peter McDonald, Fleming Begaye and Thomas Begay joined the elite fraternity of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II, they had no idea what they were getting into.

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Kremlin vows to defend Russian athletes after lost Sochi medals over doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take steps to defend the interests of its athletes who were disqualified and stripped of their medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping, the Kremlin said on Monday.

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Russia will defend athletes after Olympic medals lost over doping: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia would take measures to defend the interests of the athletes who were disqualified and stripped of medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping.

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Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

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Suspected Boko Haram militants take over Magumeri town in northeast Nigeria: residents

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over the town of Magumeri in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

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Virginia pastor charged in Thanksgiving Day killing of his family

(Reuters) - A Virginia youth pastor remained in jail Saturday after being charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting deaths of his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend, police said.

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Three Sailors Lost in Plane Crash Near Japan Are Identified

The United States Navy identified the men as Steven Combs, Matthew Chialastri and Bryan Grosso.

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India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

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The Saga of Yoko Ono, Her Chauffeur and Lost Lennon Treasures

A trove of diaries and personal effects of the slain Beatle were stolen from Yoko Ono by her driver, the police said. The driver says otherwise.

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Miles From Flint, Residents Turn Off Taps in New Water Crisis

Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.

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Mexico creates marine reserve around islands called 'Galapagos of North America'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.

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Colombian ex-presidents to back joint right-wing 2018 ticket

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two former Colombian presidents will back a joint right-wing ticket in elections next year, they said on Friday, focusing their platform on objections to the peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebels.

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U.S. Navy halts search for three sailors lost in Philippine Sea air crash

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy said it has called off a search for three sailors missing since a transport plane crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday enroute to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

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91st Edition of a Parade, and Always New

Security was stepped up for the Thanksgiving Day parade, but the children and adults along the route paid more attention to Olaf and the Grinch.

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RPT-INSIGHT-How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

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How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

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INSIGHT-How 'princess' of Angola lost her oil crown

LUANDA/LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - On Oct. 6, with the dust still settling on Angola's first change of power in 38 years, new President João Lourenço sat down with international oil majors at the presidential palace in Luanda.

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State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

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Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

(Reuters) - Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.

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Man who lost nose, mouth describes vicious bear attack

The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope, crushing the left side of his body. It also bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, unaware of the extent of his injuries, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground.

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Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests.

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How Janet Jackson lost 70 pounds

Janet Jackson's dance moves aren't the only thing garnering applause from fans during her "State of the World" tour.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Mark 70 Years of Marriage

Britain’s longest-serving monarch and her husband celebrated with the release of new photographic portraits of the royal couple.

Diet and Nutrition nytimes.com

The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again

When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.

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Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

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Egyptian activists detained by court for protesting Red Sea islands transfer

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT (Reuters) - A court in Alexandria has ordered the detention of leading rights activist Mahienour el-Massry over charges of illegally protesting in June against the Egyptian government's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

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In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.

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Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.

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Political Clashes in Kenya Leave Several Dead

The opposition politician Raila Odinga returned from abroad, and his supporters clashed with the police.

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They lost their lives in the line of duty

Philadelphia police Officer Jonny Castro has painted digital portraits of dozens of police and other first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Why conservatives lost faith in mainstream media

The conservative skepticism of the media runs deep.

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Republican governors say they were jarred by Democrats' easy victory in the Virginia race last week

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At least two die as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing at least two people, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing one woman, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded a town near Athens on Wednesday, trapping people in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Thomas Hudner, War Hero in a Civil Rights Milestone, Dies at 93

Lieutenant Hudner defied expectations when he tried to rescue the Navy’s first black aviator during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Skipton Journal: Yes, This Is Britain’s Happiest Place. (It Looks Beautiful in the Rain.)

An area in Yorkshire topped a national survey, upsetting stereotypes that northern England is colder, poorer and less sophisticated than the south.

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Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

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Feature: How the ‘Resistance’ Helped Democrats Dominate Virginia

For campaign managers like Kathryn Sorenson, much of their job was simply channeling the enormous wave of energy that came their way.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

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Volkswagen re-registers Cayman Islands planes in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen has re-registered in Germany six company jets that were previously registered in the Cayman Islands, a company spokesman said on Sunday, confirming an article in Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

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Chinese Village Keeps Alive a Tradition of Indigo Dyeing

In Dali, where nearly every family grows its own rice and indigo, “having a loom is just as important as having a cow.”

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Get Lost in a Giant Bamboo Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone, in Parma, Italy, is a dream come true of the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci, who set out to build the largest labyrinth in the world.

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He lost his son in Iraq and drew Trump's ire. Here's his Veterans Day message.

At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, the pews are packed with people who mostly do not share a history with the man they've come to hear. They rise when he enters the sanctuary at five minutes past 7 in the evening, and before he utters a single word, they give him a standing ovation.

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After Irma and Maria: How 3 Spots on the U.S. Virgin Islands Are Faring

More than two months after the disaster on the U.S. Virgin Islands began, we checked back on some spots that we visited and photographed not long after the storms hit.

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This message gets lost in #MeToo movement

Tarana Burke, the founder of "Me Too", talks about why she started the movement and her regrets.

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A Virginia bus driver's dark journey to Raqqa

A solitary figure lurked in the distance outside the village of Golat in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. Kurdish troops spotted the man at 4 a.m., shining projector lights across a field while patrolling the area on a late winter morning. They fired six warning shots overhead. The person hid in the tall grass until the Kurds approached at dawn.

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In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

Terrorism and shifting politics have left mainstream Muslims feeling wary in one of the Western cities that has been most open to them.

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Panama says Odebrecht paid ex-presidents sons $49 million

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Two son's of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli were paid $49 million by Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht through a network of shell companies, Panama's prosecutors office said on Thursday.