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News Analysis: Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency

As a wild, bitter contest to lead Brazil gets underway, the two front-runners are political opposites, one facing prison time and the other with a long history of incendiary remarks.

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In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed thanks to a U.S. government shutdown.

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BRIEF-Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Announces Preliminary Filing For Rights Offering

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund:

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Nous, a New Store, Picks Up Where Dearly Departed Colette Left Off

Two former employees of Colette, the pathbreaking Paris concept shop, have brought their taste for sneakers and gadgets (and some of their customers) to a new spot nearby.

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BRIEF-Nordson Corp Says CEO Michael Hilton's FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $6.75 Mln Vs $6.43 Mln In FY 2016

* NORDSON CORP SAYS CEO MICHAEL HILTON'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $6.75 MILLION VERSUS $6.43 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2rkvHuJ) Further company coverage:

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Sweden's government, Left party propose profit cap on welfare companies

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's center-left government and the Left Party has agreed to put forward a bill for a profit cap on private schools and care homes funded by taxpayers, they said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming's Traffic in Dec. 2017 Was 255,199 Carloads, Decrease Of 15,344 Carloads, Compared With Dec. 2016

* GENESEE & WYOMING INC - G&W'S TRAFFIC IN DECEMBER 2017 WAS 255,199 CARLOADS, A DECREASE OF 15,344 CARLOADS, OR 5.7%, COMPARED WITH DECEMBER 2016

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.

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Family of patient left out in cold demands justice

A young patient, dressed only in a thin, hospital gown and tube socks, was left standing outside by a bus stop earlier this month after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital, as seen in a viral video.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Prospect of a Government Shutdown

Writers from across the political spectrum denounced the impasse on Capitol Hill and the possibility of a shutdown.

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China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping: wife

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal license for criticizing President Xi Jinping.

Marcus, Kenneth L. nytimes.com

An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.

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Mom gets tearful over daughter left at bus stop

Cheryl Chandler, the mother of the Baltimore hospital patient left alone in the cold, describes the frustration she experienced finding her daughter after an Instagram video of her at the bus stop in a hospital gown went viral.

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Bright lights, big city: Light art festival takes to London's streets

LONDON (Reuters) - London's dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway.

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2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.

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Trump: Predecessors left N. Korea to a president 'that scored the highest on tests'

Fresh off a White House doctor declaring his health excellent, President Donald Trump swiped at his predecessors on North Korea, while saying he "scored the highest on tests."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Democrats Make Hard Turn Left in Warming Up for 2020 Race

The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.

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VA apologizes after surgery that allegedly left scalpel inside veteran for years

The Veterans Affairs Department has apologized following an incident where a scalpel was allegedly left inside the body of a veteran for years following surgery.

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UPDATE 2-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Mexico left-wing presidential contender retains lead: poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's left-wing presidential contender retained his lead in this year's election race as the ruling party hopeful failed to gain traction, a poll showed on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Russia awarded rights to Stolichnaya vodka brand in Benelux

AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned Sojuzplodoimport won a Dutch appeals court ruling on Tuesday giving it the rights to the Stolichnaya vodka brand in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Benelux) and stripping them from SPI Group's Spirits International.

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Brazil commission to negotiate transfer of rights with Petrobras

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government on Wednesday created a commission to negotiate the terms of a so-called "transfer of rights" program with state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).

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BRIEF-Varun Beverages Approves Buying Franchisee Rights For Pepsico India's Sub-Territory In Bihar

* SAYS APPROVED TO BUY FRANCHISEE RIGHTS FOR PEPSICO INDIA'S PREVIOUSLY FRANCHISED SUB-TERRITORY IN STATE OF BIHAR Source text -http://bit.ly/2FJ3Bwm Further company coverage:

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Arson attack rips through office of Russian human rights group

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's biggest human rights groups said on Wednesday that one of its offices in southern Russia had been badly damaged in an overnight arson attack, an incident it said was part of a campaign to drive it from the region.

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BRIEF-Cineworld ‍Fully Underwritten Rights Issue Raising Proceeds Of 1.7 Bln STG - bookrunner

* ‍FULLY UNDERWRITTEN RIGHTS ISSUE RAISING PROCEEDS OF £1.7 BILLION IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF REGAL ENTERTAINMENT

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to President Trump’s Comments on Immigration

Writers from across the political spectrum on the president’s immigration preferences and what role ethnicity should play in policymaking.

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Greenlight's Einhorn bets on Brighthouse, makes money on GM

BOSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager David Einhorn told investors on Tuesday that he made several new bets, including a "large" one on Brighthouse Financial, late last year and that he made money on automaker General Motors but lost money on Amazon and Tesla .

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See ex-Obama staffer's emotional reaction to Trump

Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.

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China rights lawyer says legal license revoked after criticizing President Xi Jinping

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping said on Monday that authorities had revoked his license to practice law.

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Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against rights activist Rajab

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's top court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists, a rights group said.

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Greeks strike over right-to-strike, paralyze public transport

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek bus, subway and city rail services were disrupted on Monday with some flights grounded as public transport workers and air traffic controllers walked off the job to protest a reform bill they fear will restrict their right to strike.

Newspapers nytimes.com

The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

The British newspaper won a Pulitzer in 2014 and aggressively expanded overseas. But it has had to cut costs as it tries to stem heavy losses.

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Editorial: Some Bright Hopes for New York’s Schools

The city has trained a generation of highly capable administrators, and some would be excellent candidates for the top job.

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2 GOP Senators deny Trump's 'shithole' comment outright

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) said Trump did not call African nations "shithole countries" in a meeting on immigration, after earlier saying in a statement that he couldn't recall if Trump used those words.

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How folks reacted to the false missile threat

"We put the baby in the bathroom, didn't know what else to do," said a tourist visiting Hawaii when a false alarm for a ballistic missile sounded.

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Thousands protest against Austrian government's shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of the Austria's new right wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe.

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Left-wing German Social Democrats lobby against Merkel alliance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Left-wing German Social Democrats lobbied party members on Saturday against joining Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a re-run of their 2013-2017 alliance, a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprint.

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'My shithole in Africa': Global reactions to Trump's comment

Alta Fourie's home in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has a perfectly manicured garden, lots of big windows and a vibrant, red tile roof.

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Analysis: GOP's 'shithole' underreaction

On Thursday afternoon, in a meeting on a potential deal on immigration, President Donald Trump disparaged immigrants from a numbers of countries including African nations and El Salvador.

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WSJ: Trump lawyer arranged porn star payment for her silence in October 2016

President Donald Trump's longtime attorney denied that Trump had a sexual encounter with a porn star after a report by The Wall Street Journal on Friday alleged the lawyer helped facilitate a six-figure payment to the actress in October 2016 in exchange for her silence.

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Saudi women score right to watch men's soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia,...

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BRIEF-Tesaro Says Anaphylactic Shock, Other Hypersensitivity Reactions Reported For Varubi Injectable Emulsion

* TESARO ANNOUNCES UPDATES TO THE U.S. PRESCRIBING INFORMATION FOR VARUBI (ROLAPITANT) INJECTABLE EMULSION

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Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

The #MeToo Moment: Art Inspired by the Reckoning

Art has long been a critical element of social movements. We asked readers to submit work roused by the stories of sexual misconduct roiling society.

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Thousands of Greeks protest over right to strike, hitting hospitals, transport and shipping

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds.

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BRIEF-Golden Queen Announces Trading Date And Exercise Period Of Rights Offering

* GOLDEN QUEEN ANNOUNCES TRADING DATE AND EXERCISE PERIOD OF RIGHTS OFFERING

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Patient in a hospital gown left at a bus stop in the cold

A viral video of a recently discharged patient left at a bus stop at night in Baltimore has inspired widespread outrage and prompted an investigation at the hospital where she was treated.

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Japan to curb asylum seekers' right to work from Monday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will limit asylum seekers' right to work from Monday, making changes to its refugee system that are likely to swell the numbers of those in detention centers, the justice ministry said, prompting refugee groups to flag humanitarian concerns.

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Greek metro halted, ships docked in protest over right to strike

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Athens subway came to a standstill on Friday as Greeks protested against new reforms that parliament is set to approve on Jan. 15 in return for bailout funds, including restrictions on the right to strike.

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

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

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U.N. says suspected rights abuses after deadly gunfight 'troubling'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it was deeply concerned that Mexican security forces may have violated human rights in responding to a gun battle near the seaside resort of Acapulco in which 11 people were killed.

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Congress reacts to Trump's 'shithole' remark

Several members of Congress strongly rebuked President Donald Trump's reported comments Thursday criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Woman in hospital gown left at bus stop

Video of a patient left at a bus stop on a cold night in Baltimore has prompted an investigation at the hospital where she was treated.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Extension of Warrantless Surveillance

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss Congress’s vote to extend the N.S.A. spying program.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

She Left France to Fight in Syria. Now She Wants to Return. But Can She?

The case of a woman in France who became a prominent propagandist for the Islamic State is unusual, but points to a broader quandary for Europe.

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Those left in Guantanamo Bay won't just disappear

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Popular Hanyu hopes to be bright as Button in Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will take to the ice in Pyeongchang aiming to duplicate a feat that was last achieved more than six decades ago should he go on to claim back-to-back titles in men's figure skating.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

Longstanding complaints about the barriers women face in the economics profession are beginning to resonate within the male-dominated field.

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'Crazy talk' vs. 'Smart': DC reacts to Trump's suggestion to bring back earmarks

When President Donald Trump stoked the idea of lifting the ban on earmarks, he ignited debate over an old congressional tactic loathed by the public and killed seven years ago by House Republicans.

Theater nytimes.com

Adrienne Kennedy, Playwright: Still Quiet, Still Bold, Still Furious

Her new Jim Crow-era play, “He Brought Her Heart Back in Box,” shows that even late in an influential career, she’s not mellowing.

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Animal rights versus big game conservation

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UPDATE 2-Russia awarded rights to Stolichnaya vodka brand in Benelux

AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned Sojuzplodoimport won a Dutch appeals court ruling on Tuesday giving it the rights to the Stolichnaya vodka brand in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Benelux) and stripping them from SPI Group's Spirits International.

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Flake on WH meeting after cameras left

Flake: Trump privately revealed what he considers a border wall.

Japan nytimes.com

As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The country, which missed out on some earlier technological shifts, is now scrambling to catch up as the world warms up to battery-powered vehicles.

Finances nytimes.com

A Barrier or a Fair Fee? Readers React to the Met’s New Admission Policy

Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would begin charging out-of-town visitors a mandatory fee, a change that divided readers.

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Rights group criticizes Thai PM's cardboard cutout gesture

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, known for his temperamental outbursts, has adopted a unique tactic to avoid tricky questions from reporters -- leave a cardboard cutout of himself for reporters to quiz.

Interior Design and Furnishings nytimes.com

How to Choose the Right Dining Table for Your Home

Attention to not just the size and shape, but the construction, style, and materials will make sure you buy a table you’ll love for years to come.

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China says 27 of 31 regions met 2016 low carbon targets

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said 27 of its 31 regions met their greenhouse gas reduction targets aimed at combating global warming in 2016, the country's climate change regulator said in a notice on Monday.

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Mixed reaction as Trump arrives at playoff game

Fans waiting in the rain standing outside of the Mercedes-Benz stadium for the college football playoff championship game received President Donald Trump's motorcade with mixed reaction.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to Questions About Trump’s Mental State

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss questions about the president’s mental capacity.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now

Melissa Clark’s cod braised in butter and wine, paired with mashed potatoes, would make a fine dinner tonight.

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First a reckoning for harassers, now a reckoning for awards shows

The dresses are black. The pins say #TimesUp. Sunday's Golden Globes are the first awards show since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Italy's rightist bloc vows to reverse pension law if elected

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's rightist parties agreed on Sunday to the outlines of a joint manifesto for the country's March national election, including pledges to slash taxes, crack down on migrants and reverse planned increases to the retirement age.

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Opinion: Tillerson's new line: Trump is right on everything

On Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave an exclusive interview to CNN. What might have well been his exit interview instead turned into a well-orchestrated statement of his intention to remain in his job -- at least until the end of 2018.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as starts government talks with center-left

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could agree to join forces as they embarked on five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish

How the “model minority” myth blends with racist ideology.

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Sessions was right to tell Trump no

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Half as many migrants landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Right at Home: Confessions of an Open House Addict

Some of the people who visit open houses are not in buying mode at all, they just want a peek at how others live.

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LIVE MARKETS-U.S. non-farm payrolls disappoint, European stocks reaction limited

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net U.S. NON-FARM PAYROLLS DISAPPOINT, EUROPEAN ST

Movies nytimes.com

The Bright (and Dark) Side of Roger Deakins

The cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated 13 times for an Oscar, but has never won. Here's why he should.

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BRIEF-LGI Homes Reports ‍Home Closings Of 1,844 In Q4 2017 Vs 1,139 In Q4 2016

* LGI HOMES, INC. ANNOUNCES RECORD DECEMBER, 4TH QUARTER, AND YEAR END 2017 HOME CLOSINGS AND 2017 YEAR END EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Clash Between Trump and Bannon

Writers from across the political spectrum on the comments made by Stephen K. Bannon about President Trump and the president’s response.

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Analysis: Trump's chaos presidency hits frightening level

Jeb Bush was right.

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016: European data

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.

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Steve Bannon may just be right

The explosive comments attributed to the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump -- and Trump's blistering response to them -- both capture and continue a level of chaos and infighting that could capsize the administration.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

President Trump hit back at the former White House chief strategist through a statement saying that Mr. Bannon had nothing to do with his “historic victory.”

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U.S. factory, construction data brighten economic outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity increased more than expected in December, boosted by a surge in new orders growth, in a further sign of strong economic momentum at the end of 2017.

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U.N. human rights officials urge Iran to spare life of juvenile murderer

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Iran to spare the life of a man, due to be executed on Thursday, who was convicted of raping and killing a child when he was a juvenile.

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Analysis: Bannon is 100% right about Russia and Trump campaign

In a new book detailing the wild first year of Donald Trump's presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted blasting top operatives in the 2016 campaign for their naivete and idiocy in their dealings with the Russians.

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Italy's Northern League pledges to put right 'error' of euro

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's rightist Northern League brushed off on Wednesday suggestions it had dropped its opposition to the euro and renewed its pledge to rectify the "error" of the single currency.

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The former WH chief strategist blasts Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer in new book

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian.

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BRIEF-Cme Group Reached Record Average Daily Volume Of 16.3 Million Contracts In 2017, Up 4 Percent From 2016

* CME GROUP REACHED RECORD AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME OF 16.3 MILLION CONTRACTS IN 2017, UP 4 PERCENT FROM 2016

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Palestinians condemn Trump aid halt threat, mixed reaction in Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians condemned as blackmail on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to withhold future aid payments over what he called the Palestinians' unwillingness to talk peace with Israel.

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BRIEF-Aslan Pharmaceuticals buys full global commercial rights for Varlitinib

* ASLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ACQUIRES FULL GLOBAL COMMERCIAL RIGHTS FOR VARLITINIB FROM ARRAY BIOPHARMA

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Poland's far-right: opportunity and threat for ruling PiS

WARSAW (Reuters) - When activists from eastern Poland traveled to Warsaw to join a far-right march, the local mayor from the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) paid for some of their travel.

Iran nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Right, This Time, About Iran

Iran’s revolutionary theocracy is bankrupt.

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The panel will likely reach competing partisan conclusions on Russia meddling in the 2016 election

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are on a collision course, as the two sides appear increasingly likely to issue competing reports coming to starkly different conclusions about the panel's Russia investigation.

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Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher.

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Passenger rights group takes legal action that could block Niki sale to IAG

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group representing airline passengers has taken legal action to shift insolvency proceedings for budget airline Niki to Austria from Germany, in a move that could endanger the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG .

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Twitter blocks German far-right lawmaker

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Civil rights resolutions for a better America in 2018

Will 2018 be the year when racism ends and America truly has liberty and justice for all?

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U.N. rights experts decry repression of activists in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.

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BRIEF-Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Acquires Global Ex-U.S. Product Rights, Existing Royalty Streams To Resultz From Piedmont Pharmaceuticals

* NUVO PHARMACEUTICALS INC.™ ACQUIRES GLOBAL EX-U.S. PRODUCT RIGHTS AND EXISTING ROYALTY STREAMS TO RESULTZ® FROM PIEDMONT PHARMACEUTICALS LLC

Palestinians nytimes.com

Emboldened Israeli Right Presses Moves to Doom 2-State Solution

After President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party has seized momentum to strengthen Israel’s rule of the West Bank.

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Opinion: Trump may have it right with his Pakistan tweet

Following past patterns of behavior, President Trump issued his first tweet of 2018 insulting Pakistan and building on his threat to cut off foreign military financing that is one piece of the massive assistance package that the US gives the country each year.

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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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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Battle Royale Over Rightful Heir to Israeli Self-Defense Discipline

Krav Maga, which extols eye gouging and groin kicking, is a mainstay of military training and increasingly popular with civilians. Now, its founder’s disciples are sparring over who is the real grandmaster.

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Opinion: Trump is right about the FBI

The ferocity of President Donald Trump's recent attacks on the integrity of the FBI has sent shock waves through an agency accustomed to public adulation in recent years. Sadly, much of the presidential criticism of the bureau may be entirely legitimate.

Chess nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why I Left Iran to Play Chess in America

My old team cared more about the scarf covering my hair than the brain under it.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

The archrivals of the Middle East appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul their repressive rules for women.

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Australia expected to ease visa restrictions on foreign pilots as planes left grounded

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is expected to relax restrictions on visas for foreign pilots as a national shortage sees planes grounded and flights canceled, aviation officials said on Friday.

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Global equity issuance up from 2016 slump, bankers see further rise in 2018

* Companies raised $780.2 bln in equity in 2017 - Thomson Reuters

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U.N. human rights experts appalled by pardon of Peru's Fujimori

GENEVA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon of his predecessor Alberto Fujimori is an appalling "slap in the face" for victims of human rights abuses and a major setback for the rule of law, a group of U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday.

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U.N. says 'massive' rights abuses in southern Philippines could intensify under martial law

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines has suffered widespread human right abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law there, U.N.-appointed experts said.

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U.N. rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

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South Carolina lottery game brightens holiday for players. Then error is found

For some unlucky South Carolina residents, what seemed to be a winning Christmas lottery ticket turned out to be a lump of coal.

Transit Systems nytimes.com

Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

No physical structure embodies the divisions in New York City as plainly as the subway system, which serves the five boroughs unequally.

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Canadian regulators ask CanniMed to abandon rights plan against Aurora bid

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Medical marijuana maker CanniMed Therapeutics Inc should withdraw a shareholder rights plan adopted to fend off a hostile bid from larger rival Aurora Cannibis Inc, two Canadian regulators have ruled.

Skin nytimes.com

On Beauty: When Good Beauty Products Smell Downright Bad

When it comes to fancy things for the face, does leaving a natural aroma lend a certain authenticity?

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BRIEF-Edenbrook Capital LLC Reports 5.2 Pct Stake In Brightcove Inc As Of December 26

* EDENBROOK CAPITAL LLC SAYS ADDED INVESTMENT IN BRIGHTCOVE INC BECAUSE IT BELIEVES SHARES ARE MATERIALLY UNDERVALUED

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U.S. lawmakers question businessman at 2016 Trump Tower meeting: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Georgian-American businessman who met then-Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump in 2013, has been questioned by congressional investigators about whether he helped organize a meeting between Russians and Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign, four sources familiar with the matter said.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Group to list Oilbank, issue $1.2 billion rights shares

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Group plans to list its refining arm Hyundai Oilbank in an IPO in 2018 and raise about $1.2 billion via a share issue by shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries , in a move to bolster its finances.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Peru in Uproar After Fujimori, a Rights Violator, Gets Medical Pardon

Former President Alberto Fujimori was not eligible for such treatment because of the nature of his crimes, legal experts in Peru said.

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China hands down harshest sentence in multi-year rights crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

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China hands down harshest sentence yet in multi-year rights crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence to be passed so far in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Don Hogan Charles, Lauded Photographer of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 79

Mr. Charles, the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, took pictures of Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and Muhammad Ali.

Germany nytimes.com

For One Far-Right Politician, Forgetting Germany’s Past Just Got Harder

Björn Höcke declared Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial a “Monument of Shame.” So a German artist collective built one to scale, right outside his bedroom window.

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China exceeds target for household gas projects, but some left freezing

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry for Environmental Protection (MEP) said it had completed coal-to-gas and coal-to-electricity projects for 3.9 million households or 25,220 villages, exceeding a target of 3.1 million houses for 2017 in northern Chinese regions.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Christians Need a New Right-to-Life Movement

I hope for the day when feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and welcoming refugees aren’t political issues at all.

Mnuchin, Steven T nytimes.com

Box of Horse Manure Is Left for Steve Mnuchin Near His Home, Police Say

The gift-wrapped package was addressed to Mr. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and left at his neighbor’s home in an upscale part of Los Angeles.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

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

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

Theater nytimes.com

Don’t Despair, Protest: Playwright Lucy Kirkwood Sees No Other Choice

In acclaimed works like “The Children,” now on Broadway, the British writer argues for collective responsibility in the face of environmental and other challenges.

New York Times nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: Readers React to Glenn Thrush’s Punishment; We Respond

A Times editor sheds more light on how the newsroom investigation reached its conclusion about the reporter Glenn Thrush.

cnn.com

These Trump voters react to the Russia investigation

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks to Trump voters in Michigan and Kentucky to find out what they think about the Russia investigation

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Joe Biden: So hot right now

Almost 6 in 10 Americans have a favorable opinion about Joe Biden in a new CNN national poll, a finding sure to give the Democratic former vice president a boost as he considers whether to run for president in 2020.

sportsNews reuters.com

FIFA awards World Cup media rights to Russia's 2SPORT2, Italy's Mediaset

ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA on Friday said it had awarded media rights for the 2018 World Cup to 2SPORT2 in Russia and Mediaset in Italy.

Real Estate (Commercial) nytimes.com

In Brooklyn, a Hare Krishna Reckoning

As the Hare Krishna Society builds a lavish new temple in India, it is struggling to control a faction in the city where the religion was born.

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China tells U.S. not to be a 'human rights judge' after sanctions on Chinese official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday urged the United States not to set itself up as a "human rights judge" and denounced the U.S. Treasury Department for punishing a Chinese public security official for alleged rights abuses.

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Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Passage of the G.O.P. Tax Cut

Writers from across the political spectrum on the Republican tax cut plan that passed the House and Senate and is awaiting President Trump’s signature.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Common Sense: Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Christmas windows at department stores still have allure, but much less so in the age of e-commerce and big box stores like Walmart.

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar general, others over rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 52 people and entities for alleged human rights violations and corruption, including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw a brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar, South Sudan, Gambian figures for rights violations, corruption

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 52 individuals and entities for alleged human rights violations and corruption, including Myanmar military officer Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw a brutal crackdown against the Rohinga.

healthNews reuters.com

U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016 as opioid overdoses surged: CDC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Life expectancy in the United States dipped in 2016 as the number of deaths due to opioid drug overdoses surged and total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent to 63,600, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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U.S. drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent to 63,600 in 2016: CDC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Life expectancy in the United States fell in 2016 as the number of deaths due to drug overdoses rose more than 21 percent to 63,600, mainly due to opioids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

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Netflix aims to make 'Bright' a living room blockbuster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's new movie "Bright" features the key ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster: an A-list actor, an experienced director, and special effects that light up the screen during shootouts and car chases.

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Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator before visit

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar called on Wednesday for stronger international pressure to be exerted on Myanmar's military commanders after being barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure.

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BRIEF-vTv Therapeutics Signs Agreement With Hangzhou Zhongmei For Rights of Glp-1R Agonist Diabetes Program

* VTV THERAPEUTICS INC SAYS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH HANGZHOU ZHONGMEI HUADONG PHARMACEUTICAL CO. TO RIGHTS FOR VTV'S GLP-1R AGONIST DIABETES PROGRAM

Israeli Settlements nytimes.com

Israel’s Left Goes Right

Avi Gabbay, the new head of Israel’s Labor Party, thinks the best way to beat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is by imitating him.

cnn.com

Trump supporters react to the tax bill

CNN's Randi Kaye talks with supporters of President Donald Trump in Staten Island, New York, about the GOP tax plan.

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BRIEF-Trusted Brand 2016 Inc Updates Status Of Qualifying Transaction

* TRUSTED BRAND 2016 INC. UPDATES STATUS OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

Editorial: Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children’s Health Care

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is in limbo while Republicans rejoice at a tax cut of more than $1 trillion for the rich.

cnn.com

Opinion: Disney heiress did the right thing

It would be comical if it weren't so tragic: Donald Trump, brought to power by the votes of white men casting their ballots out of economic insecurity, is poised to sign a tax bill that takes from the poor and middle class to give to the richest of the rich.

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BRIEF-Navistar International Says CEO Troy Clarke's Total Compensation For 2017 $5.5 Mln Vs $4.9 Mln In 2016

* NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL - CEO TROY CLARKE'S TOTAL COMPENSATION FOR 2017 WAS $5.5 MILLION VERSUS $4.9 MILLION IN 2016 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2BcgbBX) Further company coverage:

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Mistrial declared for Nevada rancher who led grazing rights revolt

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who led a 2014 armed standoff with U.S. government agents in a range-land dispute, and tentatively set a new trial date for February.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, Top Human Rights Official, Won’t Seek a Second Term

The decision by Mr. al-Hussein, high commissioner for human rights, appeared to reflect tensions over his criticism of the Trump administration.

cnn.com

See waitress' reaction to a surprise $1,000 tip

Customers at a Michigan restaurant pool together to leave their waitress a massive Christmas tip.

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BRIEF-Hormel Foods CEO James Snee's FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $6.3 Mln Vs $3.5 Mln In FY 2016

* HORMEL FOODS CORP SAYS CEO JAMES SNEE'S FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $6.3 MILLION VERSUS $3.5 MILLION IN FY 2016 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2oWrD2O) Further company coverage:

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Myanmar bars U.N. rights investigator just before visit

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure, she said on Wednesday.

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Myanmar blocks U.N. rights investigator just before visit

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar has told the U.N. independent investigator into human rights in the country that it will not cooperate with her or grant her access to the country for the rest of her tenure, she said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Japan's Kansai Electric used possibly falsified Mitsubishi Materials products at reactors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it has used products in important safety equipment at two of its nuclear plants that were supplied by a unit of Mitsubishi Materials Corp with possibly falsified data.

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Trump's Supreme Court appointee Gorsuch plots rightward course

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight months into his lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Neil Gorsuch has given every indication through his votes in key cases and remarks from the bench he will be a stalwart of the conservative legal agenda, as President Donald Trump promised.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In Iowa, Bill de Blasio Speaks, Chews and Tries to Lead (to the Left)

New York City’s mayor promotes his progressive credentials in a key political state. Again.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Children’s Health Program Running Dry, Parents Beg Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Congress is looking to leave Washington for the year, but the Children’s Health Insurance Program is out of money, and parents are pleading for help.

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BRIEF-Westrock Says CEO Steven Voorhees' FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $11.4 Mln Versus $10.7 Mln In 2016

* WESTROCK CO SAYS CEO STEVEN VOORHEES' FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $11.4 MILLION VERSUS $10.7 MILLION IN 2016 - SEC FILING Source text: (v) Further company coverage:

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Committee is examining 2016 Jill Stein campaign

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr says his committee is examining the campaign of Green Party 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the US election, and he suggested the panel has more questions for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

cnn.com

Sophia Bush on why she left 'Chicago P.D.'

Playing Erin Lindsay on NBC's drama "Chicago P.D." was a dream come true for Sophia Bush -- until it wasn't.

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Exclusive: Mexican leftist has 11-point lead ahead of 2018 election - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has an 11-percentage point lead ahead of next year's presidential election, according to an opinion poll taken in the last week, giving him a sizeable advantage even after new rivals formally entered the race.

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Merkel admits mistakes in the 2016 Christmas market attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should learn from security shortcomings exposed by a deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market a year ago and increase aid to survivors and families of victims, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Latin America nytimes.com

Chile’s Election Consolidates Latin America’s Rightward Shift

The vote was the left’s final shot to hold on to power in one of the region’s economic and diplomatic heavyweights.

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UK wants to set rules 'right for our situation' after Brexit: May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told ministers on Tuesday Britain's objective should be a deal that enables it to set rules that are right for its situation after leaving the European Union, her spokesman told reporters after a meeting where May presented her long-term aims for upcoming Brexit talks.

healthNews reuters.com

Hikma wins right to market Roche drug copy in Middle East and North Africa

(Reuters) - Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc has won exclusive rights to distribute and market its third biosimilar drug - a copy of Roche's blood cancer treatment Rituxanin - in the Middle East and North African markets, it said on Tuesday.

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Philippines withdraws bid for U.S. grant, says unrelated to rights

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Tuesday it has withdrawn an application for a second grant from a U.S. aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corp (MCC), after getting an initial five-year $434 million grant in 2010 aimed at reducing poverty.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

15 Years After Deportation, Marine Wins Right to Come Back to U.S.

Marco A. Chavez, a green card holder and Marine Corps veteran, was deported in 2002 after a conviction, but a pardon this year allowed him to return.

cnn.com

Trump embraces far right immigration playbook

President Donald Trump and his administration have been sending a message in recent weeks: Trump's campaign rhetoric on immigration was not just talk. In fact, it was just the beginning.

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Activist investor files Chevron proxy resolution on Myanmar rights concerns

HOUSTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - An activist investor in Chevron Corp said on Monday it filed a shareholder resolution that would require the oil producer to report on the feasibility of ending operations in Myanmar, where a crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims has been decried by the United States as "ethnic cleansing."

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BRIEF-PNM Resources Says Entered Into First Amendment To Term Loan Agreement Amending Its $100 Mln Term Loan Agreement Dated Dec 21, 2016

* PNM RESOURCES SAYS ON DEC 15, ENTERED INTO FIRST AMENDMENT TO TERM LOAN AGREEMENT AMENDING ITS $100 MILLION TERM LOAN AGREEMENT DATED DEC 21, 2016

technologyNews reuters.com

Facebook reveals data on copyright and trademark complaints

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterfeiting and copyright and trademark infringement.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Austria Swears In a New Government That Includes the Far Right

The new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, is now Europe’s youngest leader after joining forces with the Freedom Party, founded by neo-Nazis after World War II.

cnn.com

Amy Wright reframes how we view disability

Tears were nearly spilled on the set of "New Day" Monday morning when host Alisyn Camerota introduced 2017 CNN Hero of the Year Amy Wright.

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German ex-rightist jailed for plotting Islamist attack on police

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court sentenced a 27-year-old German supporter of Islamic State to three years and three months in prison on Monday for plotting to lure police or soldiers into a trap and kill them with a home-made bomb.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Sidebar: Across the Atlantic, Another Supreme Court Case on Cake and Gay Rights

This spring, Britain’s Supreme Court will consider whether a bakery could refuse to create a cake celebrating same-sex marriage.

new year's nytimes.com

Don’t Waste Your Time With Bad Resolutions. This Is How to Do Them Right.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

cnn.com

Wright's employees are her 'heroes,' her kids her 'inspiration'

CNN is proud to announce Amy Wright has been named the 2017 Hero of the Year for her work with people with disabilities.

worldNews reuters.com

Mexican human rights group mulls legal action against security law

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) may take legal action against a bill that would enshrine into law the use of the army in the country's long war against drug cartels, saying it could ask that the measure be ruled unconstitutional.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Healthcare draws election-year worry, but 2016 repeat not seen

NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - With another election year looming, investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 U.S. presidential race.

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Turner wins broadcast rights to Chilean soccer

SANTIAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - U.S. media company Turner Broadcasting has won exclusive rights to broadcast Chilean soccer matches, edging out competitor Fox Sports for the 15-year contract, the local soccer association said late on Friday.

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Austria's conservative-far right government says will be reliable EU partner

VIENNA, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Austria's newly formed conservative far-right coalition government said on Saturday it would be a reliable partner in a European Union it seeks to reform to return more power to national governments.

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Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party and Sebastian Kurz's conservatives struck a coalition deal they plan to present on Saturday.

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Kurz's Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has brought the far right Freedom Party (FPO) into government, striking a coalition deal he aims to cement with his own party and Austria's president on Saturday.

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Detained asylum-seekers win right to sue PNG government for compensation

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A Papua New Guinea court has given hundreds of asylum-seekers who were held for years in a controversial Australian detention center the right to sue the PNG government for compensation, Australian media reported on Saturday.

cnn.com

Far-right party in Austria's new government

Two Austrian political parties formed a government coalition with a far-right presence.

businessNews reuters.com

Healthcare draws election-year worry, but 2016 repeat not seen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With another election year looming, investors in the healthcare sector are wary the coming months could reopen wounds suffered during the 2016 U.S. presidential race.