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List of actors refusing to work with Woody Allen grows

Is it #TimesUp for famed director Woody Allen?

Affordable Housing nytimes.com

Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

By lowering rates, the law reduces the value of tax credits that have been crucial to rental projects nationwide, with the effect being felt already.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder nytimes.com

Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports

Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: A Deep Dive Into the Brain, Hand-Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience

The breakthrough drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal are undeniable as art.

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Pentagon considers rewriting its rules for using nukes

The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to a US nuclear response to a massive cyberattack, according to a defense official familiar with a draft of the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review who cautions it is not final.

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BRIEF-Kindred Biosciences Inc Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $150 Million

* KINDRED BIOSCIENCES INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $150 MILLION – SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2risHPv) Further company coverage:

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U.S. housing starts fall; jobless claims hit 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

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U.S. housing starts down sharply on drop in single-family units

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.

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Oil from sunken Iranian tanker diffusing in East China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Oil from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea has diffused into four separate slicks, covering a combined area of just over 100 square kms (39 square miles), Chinese authorities said late on Wednesday.

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HHS is expected to unveil 'conscience protections' for health care workers

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce a rule protecting health care workers who cite moral or religious reasons to not provide certain medical procedures, sources tell CNN.

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Exclusive: Activist investor Sachem Head pushes Whitbread to consider break-up - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Sachem Head has asked Whitbread to consider a break up of its Costa Coffee chain from its hotels and restaurant businesses, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Scythian Biosciences Increases Size Of Its Previously Announced C$10 Mln "Bought Deal" Offering To C$12.5 Mln

* SCYTHIAN BIOSCIENCES CORP. ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO BOUGHT DEAL FINANCING WITH SERRUYA PRIVATE EQUITY AND THE DELAVACO GROUP AS OTHER STRATEGIC INVESTORS

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BRIEF-Genocea Biosciences, Inc. Announces Pricing Of $55 Mln Concurrent Public Offerings

* GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $55 MILLION CONCURRENT PUBLIC OFFERINGS

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Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

(Reuters) - Rising temperatures at Australia's Great Barrier Reef are causing more green turtles to be born female, which could lead to the species dying out, a new scientific study has found.

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BRIEF-Exact Sciences announces upsize, pricing of $600 mln of 1 pct convertible senior notes due 2025

* EXACT SCIENCES ANNOUNCES UPSIZE AND PRICING OF $600 MILLION OF 1.0% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2025

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Kremlin: U.S. report accusing Russia of election meddling harms relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself.

Butterflies and Moths nytimes.com

Finding the Oldest Fossils of Butterflies Using a Human Nose Hair

While studying ancient pollen in the black goop of sediment collected in Germany, researchers discovered 200 million-year-old butterfly scales.

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

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

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

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

Mike Isaac, a tech reporter for The Times, now uses Uber and Lyft infrequently, though he remains a steady user of Twitter and HQ Trivia.

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Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

The two journalists, who had been investigating the existence of a mass grave, could face up to 14 years in prison.

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Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.

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Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters journalists

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar prosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.

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BRIEF-Agilent Expands Cell Analysis Portfolio With Acquisition Of Luxcel Biosciences

* AGILENT EXPANDS CELL ANALYSIS PORTFOLIO WITH ACQUISITION OF LUXCEL BIOSCIENCES

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BRIEF-Therapix Biosciences Announces Expansion Into Precision Medicine Through New Fully-Owned Subsidiary

* THERAPIX BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH NEW FULLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY AND PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE TODAY AT THE BIOTECH SHOWCASEâ„¢ 2018

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BRIEF-Selecta Biosciences Says Expects To Report Initial Results For Phase 2 Clinical Trial Of SEL-212 In Chronic Severe Gout In April 2018

* SELECTA BIOSCIENCES SAYS EXPECTS TO REPORT INITIAL RESULTS FOR PHASE 2 CLINICAL TRIAL OF SEL-212 IN CHRONIC SEVERE GOUT IN APRIL 2018 - SEC FILING

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H&M apologizes for using black child to sell 'coolest monkey' hoodie

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Read Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

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Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest.

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Sudan bread protests spread, opposition leader detained

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out in Sudan's capital and spread across cities to the south on Sunday, witnesses said, as authorities arrested a prominent opposition leader and confiscated newspapers in a drive to curb growing unrest.

Weather nytimes.com

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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Verizon removes Bloomberg TV, refusing to pay carriage fees

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc has pulled Bloomberg L.P.'s news network, Bloomberg TV, from 4.6 million of its pay-TV customers after the financial news provider asked the carrier to pay it for its content for the first time ever.

Doctors nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience

Alternative-health gurus harness the language of medicine to sound authoritative. Doctors and other scientists must push back.

Rodland, Torbjorn (1970- ) nytimes.com

Torbjorn Rodland’s Puzzling Photos Are Unsettling and Arousing

The Norwegian photographer is having a moment, with major European shows. His pictures capture changes in photography in the internet era.

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Trump administration to delay Obama-era fair housing rule: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump plans to delay until 2020 enforcement of a federal rule that requires communities to assess racial segregation in housing and offer plans to correct it, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

Science and Technology nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Trump’s Disdain for Science

Much of what the federal government does has scientific and technological underpinnings. Yet the president has still not appointed a science adviser.

Housing and Urban Development Department nytimes.com

Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

HUD will delay rollout of a measure requiring communities to analyze how their policies might be fostering racial and economic inequality.

Theater nytimes.com

Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now

In a new show, the Broadway and television star is paying tribute to the late 1950s pop singer whose musical virtuosity is now little-recognized.

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BRIEF-Catalyst Biosciences Initiates Phase 2/3 Trial Of Marzeptacog Alfa (Activated)

* CATALYST BIOSCIENCES INITIATES PHASE 2/3 TRIAL OF MARZEPTACOG ALFA (ACTIVATED) FOR PROPHYLAXIS IN HEMOPHILIA A OR B WITH INHIBITORS

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Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, causing casualties: police

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack hit the Afghan capital on Thursday, causing casualties among security personnel who had been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol deals, witnesses and police officials said.

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BRIEF-Scythian Biosciences Announces Proposed Up To 8 For 1 Stock Split

* SCYTHIAN BIOSCIENCES CORP. ANNOUNCES PROPOSED UP TO 8 FOR 1 STOCK SPLIT

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BRIEF-Dare Bioscience Says Entered Into Common Stock Sales Agreement

* DARE BIOSCIENCE SAYS ON JANUARY 4, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

Planner nytimes.com

The Case for Using a Paper Planner

Your life doesn’t have to fit entirely on your phone. Writing it down can better keep you on track.

Area Planning and Renewal nytimes.com

Subway Stop and Housing for Red Hook Are Among Cuomo Proposals

In his State of the State speech, the governor touched on the idea of extending mass transit to southern Brooklyn, which would then be redeveloped.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism

Virtual reality. Podcasts. Snapchat Discover. Notifications. Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor of The Times, on the digital future of storytelling.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

Sneakers nytimes.com

Sneaker Heads Share Secrets to Scoring the Hottest Shoes and Keeping Them Fresh

Experts at Sneaker Con offered strategies for identifying counterfeit shoes, gave advice on how to choose investment sneakers and said what they would be willing to pay for the right kicks ($30,000).

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BRIEF-Bigger Capital Fund Reports An 8 Pct Passive Stake In Akers Biosciences

* BIGGER CAPITAL FUND LP REPORTS AN 8 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN AKERS AS OF DEC 21, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2lHEjFS) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Senior Housing Properties Trust To Realize $308 Mln Gain On Sale Of Properties

* SENIOR HOUSING PROPERTIES TRUST TO REALIZE $308 MILLION GAIN ON SALE OF PROPERTIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Turtles and Tortoises nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Beach Crawling Doesn’t Tire Out Baby Sea Turtles

When hatchling turtles tackled a treadmill, their stop-and-go style of crawling kept them fresh enough for a big swim to the Gulf Stream.

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BRIEF-PRA Health Sciences Says Unit Entered First Amendment, Second Joinder Agreement To Credit Agreement

* PRA HEALTH SCIENCES SAYS ON DEC 28, UNIT ENTERED FIRST AMENDMENT, SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED DEC 6, 2016‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Solid Biosciences Files For IPO Of Up To $100 Mln

* SOLID BIOSCIENCES FILES FOR IPO OF UP TO $100 MILLION – SEC FILING

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BRIEF-SVLSF IV Reports 14 Pct Passive Stake In Reshape Lifesciences

* SVLSF IV, LLC REPORTS 14 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN RESHAPE LIFESCIENCES AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2lp7hu7) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Galena Biopharma Stockholders Approve Business Combination With Sellas Life Sciences

* GALENA BIOPHARMA, INC. STOCKHOLDERS APPROVE BUSINESS COMBINATION WITH SELLAS LIFE SCIENCES GROUP, LTD; BOARD SETS REVERSE STOCK SPLIT RATIO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Applied DNA Sciences Q4 Revenue $1.1 Million

* APPLIED DNA SCIENCES REPORTS YEAR END AND FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

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Taiwan president says China military causing regional instability

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday, adding that the island's forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to.

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BRIEF-Nexthera Capital Reports 5.4 Pct Passive Stake In Catalyst Biosciences

* NEXTHERA CAPITAL REPORTS A 5.4 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CATALYST BIOSCIENCES AS OF DEC 20 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2l9OsLV) Further company coverage:

Smartphones nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

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BRIEF-Nathan Miller Reports 7.8 Pct Stake In Destination Maternity Corp

* NATHAN MILLER REPORTS 7.8 PERCENT STAKE IN DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP AS OF DECEMBER 26 - SEC FILING

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More moms-to-be are using pot, study finds

More pregnant women seem to be using pot -- sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety -- and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.

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BRIEF-FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation To Aptose Biosciences For CG’806 In Acute Myeloid Leukemia

* FDA GRANTS ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION TO APTOSE BIOSCIENCES FOR CG’806 IN ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Bass (Fish) nytimes.com

ScienceTake: How It Works: The Large Mouth of the Largemouth Bass

The bones in the legendary maw of the largemouth bass function according to a well-known engineering model, scientists have found.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Circus owner sues Kid Rock for using 'Greatest Show On Earth' slogan

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The company that owns the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which for years had dubbed itself the "Greatest Show on Earth," filed a lawsuit accusing singer Kid Rock of using the slogan unlawfully.

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BRIEF-Alpha Capital Anstalt Reports 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Akers Biosciences

* ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT REPORTS 9.9 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN AKERS BIOSCIENCES INC AS ON DECEMBER 21 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2BZ9Q04) Further company coverage:

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Early NTSB review says crew not using electronic devices before Amtrak crash

The crew on the passenger train that derailed this week in Washington state was not seen using any personal electronic devices, an initial review from the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Ties: Sundays at the Altar of Science

An awe-inspiring tradition with ancient origins and dazzling, interconnected forces: home science experiments.

Radio nytimes.com

New York Public Radio Fires WNYC Hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

The two longtime radio personalities faced multiple complaints of inappropriate behavior, and had been disciplined before, the company said.

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Climate change seen causing big rise in migrant flow to EU by 2100

OSLO (Reuters) - Rapid global warming could almost triple the number of migrants reaching the European Union by 2100, adding to factors such as war and persecution that force people to leave home, scientists said on Thursday.

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Using Technology to Be Environmentally Friendly

Hiroko Tabuchi, a climate reporter for The Times, discusses some simple tech tweaks that people can make to be more environmentally responsible.

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Rudolph's red nose... and other holiday science

Ever wonder how Rudolph could genetically develop a glowing red nose? Or how Ebenezer Scrooge could really travel into the future?

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BRIEF-Manitowoc Says On Dec 11, Court Ruled In Co's Favor In Its Trade Secrets Misappropriation Lawsuit Against Sany Regarding Manitowoc's VPC Technology

* MANITOWOC - ON DEC 11, COURT RULED IN CO'S FAVOR IN ITS TRADE SECRETS MISAPPROPRIATION LAWSUIT AGAINST SANY REGARDING MANITOWOC'S VPC TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Secrets of Rockefeller Center at Christmas

Lights twinkle, skaters glide across the ice and the scent of pine fills the air.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. single-family housing starts, permits hit 10-year highs

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints.

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Single-family housing starts, permits hit 10-year high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints.

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Top architects build elaborate Gingerbread City

Some of the world's biggest architecture firms have been competing for plots in this winter's tastiest property market -- the Gingerbread City.

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Trump's administration's seven banned words are an attack on science

On Thursday, according to the Washington Post, policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told by others in the Trump administration that the use of seven specific words and phrases would be prohibited. On the list are the words "vulnerable," "diversity," "entitlement," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based," and "science-based." The decision has not only been deemed as reckless and dangerous, but an offense to the scientific community. 

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White House bans CDC from using 7 words

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.

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BRIEF-BioDelivery Sciences Reacquires Onsolis From Collegium Pharmaceutical

* BIODELIVERY SCIENCES REACQUIRES ONSOLIS® FROM COLLEGIUM PHARMACEUTICAL

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Denmark considers using cryptocurrencies for humanitarian aid

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark sees potential for blockchain technology in humanitarian aid and said on Thursday it is considering becoming the first donor country to move money using cryptocurrencies.

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Froome 'not ashamed' of using asthma inhaler

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is "not something to be ashamed of" after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.

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Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts see steep rise

LONDON (Reuters) - The amount of medicinal products containing illegal wildlife parts seized by EU authorities has risen sharply in the last six years, according to monitoring group TRAFFIC, and includes items from a range of animals including tigers, bears and snakes.

Voice Recognition Systems nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Busting the Myths About A.I. Invading Our Lives

Cade Metz, a technology reporter for The Times, assesses the pitfalls of A.I. and the possibilities that Skynet will rule us.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

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U.S. House to stop using public funds for harassment settlements: speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday that Congress was working on a package of reforms that would prohibit using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.

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Congress to stop using public funds for harassment settlements: U.S. speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Congress would stop using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

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President threw his support behind Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually abusing teens

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

Animal Behavior nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Curious Orangutans, Raised by Humans, Do Better on Cognitive Tests

Orangutans who were raised around people in safe environments are more curious and score better on cognitive tests.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a plan geared toward converting 800 apartments used to house the homeless into affordable housing.

Industrial Espionage nytimes.com

Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants

A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees.

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Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics.

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Canada beefing up housing data as policy pushes ahead

OTTAWA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Fresh data on foreign investment in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada's largest cities, will be released next week in a move economists hope will shed light on what is driving demand - and a potential bubble - in the country's housing market.

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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Are Trump's TV habits causing concern?

CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod discusses the recent NYT report revealing President Trump's daily TV routine and what he's learned about the podcast world through hosting "The Axe Files," soon to be at 200 episodes.

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

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Moore using Trump's favorite catchphrase

Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore takes a page out of Donald Trump's playbook, invoking Trump's "drain the swamp" rally cry. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

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BRIEF-Gilead Sciences and Kite To Acquire Cell Design Labs

* GILEAD SCIENCES INC - DEAL FOR UP TO APPROXIMATELY $567 MILLION

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BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical

* EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP - EDWARDS PAID $100 MILLION IN CASH FOR HARPOON AT CLOSING ON DEC. 1

WNYC nytimes.com

WNYC Suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

New York Public Radio is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by the longtime hosts, days after similar claims against John Hockenberry.

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Parents of accused Tampa killer are refusing to cooperate

The parents of the man accused of killing four people in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood face possible contempt charges when they appear before a judge Thursday to explain why they're not cooperating with investigators, according to their attorney.

Budget Travel nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.

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GSK, other drugmakers bet on post-Brexit UK science

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain won a vote of confidence from its economically important life sciences sector on Wednesday as five drug companies committed to invest in the country under the government's industrial strategy plans after Brexit.

Television nytimes.com

Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

Admissions Standards nytimes.com

On Campus: Why Applying to College Is So Confusing

Universities disagree on what qualifications make an ideal student.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

City to Settle Discrimination Claim in Brooklyn Housing Plan

An eight-year legal fight over racial discrimination in a proposed development plan for the Broadway Triangle ends with the city agreeing to changes.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

A conservative operative told a campaign aide he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia through his pro-gun connections.

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BRIEF-Protea Biosciences Group Says Board Determined It Will Be Required To File Voluntary Petition For Reorganization Under Chapter 11

* PROTEA BIOSCIENCES GROUP INC - ON NOV 30, BOARD OF CO DETERMINED IT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE VOLUNTARY PETITION FOR REORGANIZATION UNDER CHAPTER 11

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Prices $637 Million Seniors Housing Multifamily K Certificates

* FREDDIE MAC PRICES $637 MILLION SENIORS HOUSING MULTIFAMILY K CERTIFICATES

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Dazzling egg fossils crack open secrets of ancient flying reptiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dazzling discovery in northwestern China of hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs is providing fresh understanding of these flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs including evidence that their babies were born flightless and needed parental care.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

A Partner in the Mad Science of Documentary Making

Recruited to film Bedouin women in a Lebanese refugee camp when the male director was barred, a sculptor finds herself at the center of the project.

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BRIEF-Replicel Life Sciences Reports Qtrly Basic And Diluted Loss Per Share $0.06 ‍​

* REPLICEL LIFE SCIENCES INC - QTRLY BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $0.06 ‍​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2iqIM2b) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yield10 Bioscience Announces Adjournment Of Special Meeting Of Stockholders

* YIELD10 BIOSCIENCE ANNOUNCES ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

Web-Original Programming nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Why Old-Fashioned Tools Remain Key for Reporting

Emily Steel, a media reporter for The Times, uses encrypted messaging apps and plenty of new tech. But she still harbors a love for the telephone.

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BRIEF-Meridian Bioscience Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $100 Million

* MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $100 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2k7rdVf) Further company coverage:

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

Rebuking Uber Lawyers, Judge Delays Trade Secrets Trial

A letter written on behalf of a former Uber employee detailed secretive efforts inside the company to monitor competitors and hide information.

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Secrets of the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a symbol of everything New York City is known for: ambition, innovation, a competitive spirit and sheer will.

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UPDATE 2-Waymo seeks delay of Uber trade secrets trial over new evidence

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit asked a U.S. judge on Monday to postpone an upcoming trade secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc, so Waymo could investigate whether Uber withheld important evidence in the case.

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UPDATE 1-Waymo seeks delay of Uber trade secrets trial over new evidence

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Alphabet's Inc Waymo self-driving car unit asked a U.S. judge on Monday to postpone an upcoming trade secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc, so Waymo could investigate whether Uber withheld important evidence in the case.

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Waymo seeks delay of Uber trade secrets trial over new evidence

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit asked a U.S. judge on Monday to postpone an upcoming trade secrets trial against Uber Technologies Inc, so Waymo could investigate whether Uber withheld important evidence in the case.

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Facebook is using AI to prevent suicide

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Water entered missing Argentine sub's snorkel, causing short circuit

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Water entered the snorkel of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, causing its battery to short-circuit before it went missing on Nov. 15, a navy spokesman said on Monday as hope dwindled among some families of the 44-member crew.

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Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

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Italian magistrates investigate whether ex-Treasury official sold secrets

ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates are investigating whether a Treasury official sold confidential government information to her previous employers, Ernst & Young, two judicial sources involved in the case said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Frequency Electronics appoints Jonathan Brolin to board

* Frequency Electronics Inc appoints largest shareholder to board of directors

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.

Rocket Science and Propulsion nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone

Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times.

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BRIEF-Isodiol International signs definitive agreement to acquire Bradley’S Bioscience

* Isodiol International Inc. signs definitive agreement to acquire Bradley’S Bioscience Inc, and closes strategic financing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Siding with Roy Moore is another case of the President using his own version of the truth for his political needs

When reality boxes in President Donald Trump, he simply chooses his own alternative, convenient truth.

Animal Behavior nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.

Creationism and Intelligent Design nytimes.com

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

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U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

Podcasts nytimes.com

Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy

In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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BRIEF-Fannie Mae re-enters low-income housing tax credit market‍​

* Says will resume low-income housing tax credit activities to provide reliable source of capital for affordable rental housing, underserved markets​

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CORRECTED-Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

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BRIEF-ENDRA Life Sciences reports Q3 loss per share $0.23

* Q3 loss per share $0.23 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2ANFlXF] Further company coverage:

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Ferrari design secrets laid bare

Car design is about compromise: the tolerances, materials and weights involved, the fight to trim costs, to mass-manufacture for profit. But what happens when the process is distilled down to the pursuit of a single objective: being faster than anything else?

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Collapsed state housing in Iranian quake shows corruption: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The ease with which some state-built homes collapsed in Sunday's earthquake in western Iran showed corrupt practices when they were constructed, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a sentiment shared by many ordinary Iranians.

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The brewery that turns bread into beer

A boutique London brewery is turning unwanted bread into craft ale with the aim to reduce food waste.

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Spreading housing shortage hits over 850,000 people in Germany: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - A housing crisis is spreading in Germany, the Federal Homelessness Association said on Tuesday, forecasting that 1.2 million people could be living in shelters by 2018.

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Beer made from unwanted bread

Find out how this eco-friendly beer is tackling the global issue of food waste.

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FDA warns against using kratom for opioid addiction

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday about the usage of kratom, citing reports of 36 deaths, and said there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.

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Abuse of migrants is a blot on the world's conscience

Libya is awash with tears for the tens of thousands of migrants from across Africa and beyond who have traveled there in search of a better life.

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'I believe the women' accusing the Senate nominee of sexual misconduct, Senate's top Republican says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Tax Proposals Threaten Lower-Income Housing

Monday: Credits and bonds that developers rely on may be reduced, Gov. Jerry Brown the globe-trotter, and the tepid return of La Niña.

Seasteading Institute nytimes.com

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

Cyberwarfare and Defense nytimes.com

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

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What Christians say about using Jesus' family to defend Moore from allegations of sexual misconduct

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Exclusive: South Sudan's government using food as weapon of war - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-Therapix Biosciences plans preclinical study to evaluate opioid-sparing effects of two innovative synthetic cannabinoids

* Therapix Biosciences Ltd plans preclinical study to evaluate opioid-sparing effects of two innovative synthetic cannabinoids Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wowio acquires land to be developed into low cost housing in Northern California

* Wowio, Inc. acquires land to be developed into low cost housing in Northern California Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Smartphones in Egypt Bring Biting Humor but Also Scrutiny

As connectivity has improved, political talk on social media and digital picture-taking can provoke suspicion, or worse, our Cairo bureau chief says.

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Trump environmental nominees question climate science

President Donald Trump's picks for two key environmental jobs were chided by Democrats on Wednesday for their positions questioning the science behind climate change.

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Secrets of the Santa Monica Pier

No place exudes that Southern California hang-10 beach vibe more than Santa Monica.

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UPDATE 1-Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

LONDON/CHICAGO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

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Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

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BRIEF-Gilead sciences says post-trial motions judge denied Idenix’S motion for enhanced damages

* Gilead Sciences says in Sept 2017, post-trial motions judge denied Idenix’s motion for enhanced damages and attorney’s fees - SEC filing

Dogs nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Wolves Know How to Work Together

Wolves far outperformed dogs on a widely used test of cooperation in animals.

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BRIEF-Marin Software and Google to host webinar on using audiences to drive customer acquisition

* Marin Software and Google to host webinar on using audiences to drive customer acquisition Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Microbiology nytimes.com

Personal Health: Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome

Restoring the proper balance of microscopic organisms in every organ is perhaps the most promising yet challenging task of modern medicine.

Global Warming nytimes.com

News Analysis: A Climate Science Report That Changes Minds? Don’t Bet on It

Opinions on climate change largely follow partisan lines and a dire new report is unlikely to reset the political debate.

Detroit (Mich) nytimes.com

Detroit: From Motor City to Housing Incubator

The 2008 financial crisis and 2013 city bankruptcy gutted Detroit’s housing market. Now, Detroit is experimenting with unorthodox ways to get people to buy homes and renovate houses that would be vacant otherwise.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Tax Change on Mortgages Could Shake Up the Housing Market

The Republican plan to rein in the interest deduction is a blow to builders and owners of more expensive homes, along with the real estate industry.

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BRIEF-Ovascience reports Q3 loss per share $0.26

* Q3 earnings per share view $-0.40 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Nathan G Miller reports 7.2 percent passive stake in Destination Maternity as of Oct 23

* Nathan G Miller reports 7.2 percent passive stake in Destination Maternity Corp as of October 23, 2017 - SEC filing‍​ Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2h6mxxB] Further company coverage:

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NAFTA talks causing business uncertainty: Rio Tinto executive

OTTAWA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - The current state of talks to update the NAFTA trade pact is creating uncertainty among businesses and could hurt investments and growth, Rio Tinto Aluminium chief executive Alf Barrios said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Neurocrine Biosciences reports Q3 loss per share $0.13

* Q3 earnings per share view $-0.49 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Utah nurse gets $500,000 settlement over arrest for refusing blood sample

(Reuters) - A Utah nurse who was unlawfully arrested for refusing to let police take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has received a $500,000 legal settlement from the city and her employer, her attorney said.

Movies nytimes.com

Refusing Weinstein’s Hush Money, Rose McGowan Calls Out Hollywood

The former actress, who has said that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her, talks about the producer and about becoming an advocate for mistreated women.

Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations nytimes.com

Washington Memo: In J.F.K. Files, a Peek Back at an Era of Secrets and Intrigue

Documents released this week recall the Cold War context against which the assassination of John F. Kennedy generated suspicion that persists to this day.

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Number of women accusing Halperin grows to at least a dozen

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U.S. drops robotics trade secrets case against Chinese-Canadian man

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a dual citizen of China and Canada accused of trying to steal trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic surgical products by trespassing at its headquarters.

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Why we love being scared: The science of fear

Haunted houses, horror movies, spooky costumes -- why would anyone voluntarily get scared? CNN Tech's Ramy Zabarah and CNN Media's Frank Pallotta report.

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Analysis: How a confusing week in politics is good for Trump

The news this week -- as is typical under President Donald Trump -- came fast and furious. It was also an extremely confusing week in politics.

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U.N. rejects Myanmar claim that it agreed to help build housing for refugees

YANGON (Reuters) - A UN settlement program, UN-Habitat in Myanmar, on Thursday rejected a state media report that it had agreed to help build housing for people fleeing violence in the northern Myanmar state of Rakhine, where an army operation has displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Special Report: U.S. company makes a fortune selling bodies donated to science

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - In 2008, a thriving company named Science Care Inc developed a 55-page national expansion plan. The internal document projected the yield on raw material to the decimal point and earnings to the dollar.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Review: ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy,’ a Portrait of a Fighter for Facts

This revealing documentary follows Mr. Nye as he crusades on behalf of space exploration and against creationists and climate-change deniers.

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A housing project that elicited cries of, 'How awful!'

When former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing first caught a glimpse of the Aillaud Towers, it is alleged the first words out of his mouth were "Quelle horreur!" ("How awful!") And in truth, the distinctive towers conceived by architect Emile Aillaud in the 1970s have divided public opinion ever since.

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Cuban investigators say U.S. sonic attack allegations 'science fiction'

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban officials investigating U.S. complaints of attacks on diplomats in Havana said talk of acoustic strikes was "science fiction" and they accused Washington of "slander" while refusing to cooperate fully with Cuba's enquiry.

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BRIEF-Usana Health Sciences reports Q3 earnings $0.97/shr

* Usana Health Sciences reports third quarter financial results

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BRIEF-Volt Information Sciences to sell quality assurance testing unit of VMC for $66.4 million

* Volt Information Sciences enters into agreement to sell quality assurance testing unit of VMC for $66.4 million

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ScienceTake: One Simple Signal Sets Off a Complicated Frog Journey

Poison frogs in a South American rain forest carry tadpoles to water. But the males aren’t choosy about whose tadpoles they transport.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, Hong Kong Protest Leaders, Freed on Bail

Mr. Wong and Mr. Law, key figures in the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, seek to appeal the sentences that led allies to call them political prisoners.

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BRIEF-Edward Painter dissolves share stake in Roka Bioscience

* Edward Painter, CEO of A2A Pharmaceuticals, dissolves share stake in Roka Bioscience Inc as of Oct 20 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ladEo7) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Meridian Bioscience says FDA issued warning letter related to matters at Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

* Meridian Bioscience Inc - ‍announced that FDA has issued a warning letter related to matters at its Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

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Brazil's JBS unit does not know if it is on a list of firms using slave labor

SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The world's largest meatpacker JBS SA said on Monday it does not know if its unit JBS Aves Ltda is on a government list of employers that use slave labor in Brazil, after a local media outlet alleged the unit was included in the roster.

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BRIEF-Alimera Sciences files for mixed shelf of up to $100 mln‍​

* Alimera Sciences Inc files for mixed shelf of up to $100 million – SEC filing ‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2yCWftF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Amazon says customers in select areas to be able to order takeout using Amazon app

* Amazon.Com - Expanded Amazon Pay in-store program to restaurants with Clover POS stations located in the Northeastern United States and Seattle area‍​

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Australia to spend up to $195 million housing refugees after PNG detention center closes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend up to A$250 million ($195 million) housing nearly 800 refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea for the next 12 months after its controversial detention center closes this month.

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They survived the California fires -- now the crisis is finding housing

Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.

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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Alimera Sciences says co entered into a common stock sales agreement with HC Wainwright & Co LLC

* Alimera Sciences Inc says ‍on Oct 20, co entered into a common stock sales agreement with HC Wainwright & Co LLC - SEC filing

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Exclusive: PDVSA blocked from using NuStar terminal over unpaid bills

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's state-run petroleum firm PDVSA has been barred from using a NuStar Energy oil storage terminal in the Caribbean over $26 million in unpaid bills, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, halting delivery of a cargo to an oil trader.