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Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

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MOVES-COFCO International hires ex-ADM manager to head new Asia zone

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Chinese agricultural trader COFCO International has hired former Archer Daniels Midland Co manager Frederik Groth as head of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region excluding China.

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Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters.

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Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

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Insurance billing notices threaten young adults’ confidentiality

(Reuters Health) - Young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy tests, addiction treatment or anything else, insurers frequently notify their parents.

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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Danish police, after Facebook tip-off, charge 1,000 young people for sharing sex film

COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish police said on Monday they have charged 1,004 children and young people for sharing video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex, following a tip-off from Facebook.

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Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

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

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Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country: state TV citing FM source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry.

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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.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

How a Team of New York City Inspectors Helped Puerto Rico After Maria

Almost 300 city workers have been deployed to the island since the hurricane, including a team of inspectors that helped San Juan map damages to thousands of buildings.

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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them: New York Times

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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On Soccer: Liverpool Beats Manchester City, Dealing Blow to Its Invincible Aura

Liverpool ensured Manchester City would not go unbeaten through its Premier League schedule by edging the league leaders, 4-3, in a thriller at Anfield.

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.

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Trump: Program protecting young illegal immigrants 'probably' dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported would "probably" be discontinued.

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U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

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U.S.-led coalition helps build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

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Trump says program protecting young immigrants 'probably dead'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents would probably be discontinued.

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Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

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UPDATE 1-Iraq nears oil output capacity of 5 mln bpd, committed to OPEC cuts

ABU DHABI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday that the OPEC member's oil output capacity is nearing 5 million barrels per day, but the country will remain in full compliance with its output target under a global pact to cut supplies.

Restaurants nytimes.com

To New Yorkers’ Delight, Coogan’s Says It Isn’t Closing After All

Coogan’s restaurant and bar, a civic fixture in Washington Heights for 32 years, reached a new agreement with its landlord just three days after its owners announced they would be closing.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

The governor canceled a program that would have limited the books inmates could receive, but the larger problems with marketing to prisoners persist.

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BRIEF-Capital City Bank Group Provides Impact to Deferred Tax Asset in Q4 From Tax Act

* CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP - OVERALL IMPACT OF TAX ACT TO REQUIRE CO TO WRITE DOWN NET DEFERRED TAX ASSET BY $4.0 MILLION, OR $0.24 PER SHARE IN Q4 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Syrian state media says Turkey helped rebel attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media on Friday cited field commanders as saying Turkey helped anti-government rebels launch a counter attack against the Syrian army and its allies in the northwest this week, underlining recent regional tensions over the fighting.

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A Picture and its Story: Syrian pulled from rubble mourns 'martyred' young son

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria (Reuters) - His brow dripping with blood and his skin caked with brick dust, Abu Abdallah was pulled out from under the rubble of his house near Damascus after it was blown up in an air raid.

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U.S. upholds New York denial of Constitution natgas pipe

(Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: A Conductor’s Exciting Return to the New York Philharmonic

Susanna Malkki led works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Esa-Pekka Salonen in an impressive follow-up to her debut with the orchestra in 2015.

Canada nytimes.com

Toronto Suddenly Has a New Craving: Syrian Food

This already diverse city has welcomed thousands of Syrians and their cooking, supporting a small boom in food businesses.

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Syrian war will drag into next decade: senior Kurdish leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Russian-led effort to end the war in Syria will fail and the conflict looks set to extend into the next decade, a top Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters in an interview.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Following in Dr. King’s Footsteps

Friday: Touring Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York, weekend events, and honoring Dr. King in your own way.

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Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone: coast guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

About New York: Battling Climate Change from the Back Seat of an S.U.V.

Mayor de Blasio declared himself a foe of global warming by filing suit against big oil companies, but his travel habits undermine his rhetoric.

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Rescuers 'searching for a miracle' in California mudslide zone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescuers picking through waist-deep mud on Thursday, two days after a massive mudslide killed at least 17 people along Southern California's coast, said they feared more bodies may be found but still held out hope for "miracle" survivors.

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President Trump's other insensitive comments on race, ethnicity

President Donald Trump's comments Thursday decrying the migration of citizens from "shithole countries" was criticized as racially insensitive.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.

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Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

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

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

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

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

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BRIEF-China Gold International says Ore Processing Capacity At Jiama Mine Has Been Increased To 28,000 Tonnes Per Day From Previous Capacity Of 6,000 TPD​

Jan 11 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:

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BRIEF-Youngevity International Inc ‍Announces Opening Of Its Operations In Colombia​

* YOUNGEVITY INTERNATIONAL INC - ‍ANNOUNCED OPENING OF ITS OPERATIONS IN COLOMBIA​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Syrian rebels declare counter attack in Idlib province

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebels launched a counter attack against Syrian government forces and their allies in Idlib province on Thursday, seeking to roll back an advance that is fuelling tension with neighboring Turkey.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Weather Whiplash

Thursday: The city goes from frozen to balmy, modesty in fashion, and the Winter Jazzfest.

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Clariant says respected publicity rules in Huntsman deal

ZURICH, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant said it believed it had upheld all requirements in announcing a planned Huntsman merger last May after Switzerland's exchange said it was investigating the matter.

Pensions and Retirement Plans nytimes.com

To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes on Oil Companies

The de Blasio administration is suing five major oil companies over climate change, and urging city pension funds to divest from fossil fuel firms.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Head-Spinning Days for Young Immigrants as Lawmakers and Judges Debate Their Fate

As their protections disappear, hundreds of thousands of immigrants watch anxiously as each day brings hope or dismay from Washington or the courts.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Egypt Opens Criminal Inquiry Over New York Times Article

The Times reported on a secret effort by Egyptian intelligence to sway public opinion on Jerusalem. Officials say the article hurt national security.

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UPDATE 1-New York sues fossil fuel majors, plans divestment from pension funds

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New York City announced on Wednesday that it filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top oil companies, citing their "contributions to global warming," as it said it would divest fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds over the next five years.

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New York sues fossil fuel majors, plans divestment from pension funds

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New York City on Wednesday filed a multibillion dollar lawsuit against five top fossil fuel companies, citing their "contributions to global warming," as it unveiled a plan to cut fossil fuel investments from its $189 billion public pension funds over the next five years.

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Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second largest city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday.

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Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive in Idlib

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, which Damascus launched despite an international deal to reduce hostilities there.

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U.N. says Syrian forces killed 85 civilians in besieged zone

GENEVA (Reuters) - An upsurge in air strikes and ground attacks by Syrian government forces against the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta has killed at least 85 civilians since Dec. 31, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday.

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Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: With New Family Leave Law, Savoring the Early Days

Wednesday: Paid time off for new parents, the New York Jewish Film Festival, and the debut of electric buses.

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Turkey says Russia, Iran must stop Syrian government violations

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Russia and Iran need to fulfill their duties and prevent strikes by Syrian government forces in the country's Idlib province, saying the violations could not happen without their support.

Face nytimes.com

Phys Ed: Facial Exercises May Make You Look 3 Years Younger

After ‘nonsurgical face-lifts,’ dermatologists noted significant improvements in the fullness of women’s cheeks.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

DNA Helps New York Police Solve Infamous 1994 Rape Case

Detectives identified a suspect, who is serving life in prison, for a rape in Prospect Park that drew widespread attention and even figured in a Broadway play.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

President Ashraf Ghani is putting relatively young people into key government positions but has failed to create a political consensus for his changes.

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BRIEF-United Continental Sees Q4 Consolidated Capacity To 4 Pct Higher Versus Last Year

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC SEES Q4 CONSOLIDATED PRASM ABOUT 12.41 ¢/ASM

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Uber reaches $3 million settlement with New York drivers over fees

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] agreed to pay up to $3 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares.

Culture (Arts) nytimes.com

Unveiling Performance Space New York

Performance Space 122 has a new name and renovated digs. Jenny Schlenzka, its director, envisions a “vital center for community.”

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New York state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state lawmaker was charged with 11 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including hurricane relief money, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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Lootings, scattered protests hit Venezuelan industrial city

CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - A second day of lootings and scattered street protests hit the Ciudad Guayana in southeastern Venezuela on Tuesday, as unrest grows in the once-booming industrial city plagued with food shortages and a malaria outbreak.

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

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

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Getting Fit for Free

Tuesday: Workout classes that won’t break the bank, warming weather, and Restaurant Week approaches.

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Turkey says Syrian strikes in Idlib undermine political process

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday the Syrian army was striking moderate opposition forces in Idlib province and this was undermining efforts to reach a political solution to the war in Syria.

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Syrian army says Israel fired at Syria with jets, missiles

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army said in a statement carried by state media that Israel attacked Syrian territory with jets and ground-to-ground missiles early on Tuesday, causing damage.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Mr. Shani’s whole roasted cauliflower will be on offer at a branch of Miznon, his global group of casual restaurants, when it opens at Chelsea Market this month.

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New York City traffic deaths fall to record low under safety program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Led by a sharp drop in pedestrian deaths, overall traffic fatalities in New York City fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 to their lowest on record, thanks at least in part to an ongoing safety improvement program, city officials said on Monday.

Enterprise Zones nytimes.com

Horgos Journal: A Visa-Free Zone Welcomes Your Wallet. But Maybe Not Your Beard.

It’s unusually easy to enter a special economic development zone between China and Kazakhstan, unless your garb suggests you have Islamist leanings.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower: officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Gain Capital announces ‍launch Of Bitcoin Trading In Australia, Singapore On Co's City Index Branded Service​

* GAIN CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC - ‍LAUNCH OF BITCOIN TRADING IN AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE ON COMPANY'S CITY INDEX BRANDED SERVICE​

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Teaching Teens the Financial Ropes

Monday: A nonprofit offers financial literacy lessons to young people, an end to the cold spell, and The Times and PBS start a book club.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Get New York Moving Again

Traffic is so bad that people can often outpace cars.

Flood Insurance nytimes.com

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’

As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at stake.

Subways nytimes.com

Editorial: New York Leaders Are Failing Its Subway Riders

As construction companies and labor unions drove up costs, watchdogs — including governors and lawmakers — have done too little to stop it.

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Syrian army presses offensive in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies pressed further into the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold on Sunday, capturing a town and several villages as they approached a military airport, a pro-Damascus media unit and a war monitor reported.

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Airstrikes kill 17 civilians in Syrian enclave

At least 17 civilians in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta have been killed in a day of airstrikes, a rescue group and war monitor has said, as the government intensifies its aerial raids against the country's last remaining rebel-held areas.

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RPT-As Macron embarks on China tour, reciprocity is the word

* France pushes for more access to Chinese market to cut deficit

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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

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U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

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Companies in New York 'open' to new payroll tax system: state official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies in New York state are "open to the idea" of moving the state income tax code to a payroll tax system, a senior state official told Reuters on Friday.

Sewers and Sewage nytimes.com

F.Y.I.: From Bicycles to Wooden Beams: The Weird Stuff Found in City Sewage

While potentially amusing, foreign items can cause serious damage to a sewage treatment plant’s infrastructure.

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Syrian govt. presses Idlib offensive as people flee homes in the cold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels' largest remaining stronghold, Idlib province, have brought it closer to a key insurgent-held military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weather.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: A Nostalgia Trip at the New York Philharmonic

While the program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn, led by the pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, was finely executed, it felt safe and predictable.

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As Macron embarks on China tour, reciprocity is the word

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China next week will be the first by a major European leader since the Communist party's recent leadership congress, and he will use it to try to secure greater access for French companies and forge a yet-to-be-defined Asia policy.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Many Lives of Radio City Music Hall

Friday: The evolution of an iconic performance space, your weekend lineup, and a look back at a landmark decision.

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Donald Trump, New York City, Brendan Byrne: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Cold comfort: Chinese city eases gas rationing as snow hits

BEIJING (Reuters) - The major industrial Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday loosened restrictions on residential gas use as freezing temperatures bite and heavy snow falls, local media reported.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Vocations: Keeping People Safe in New York City Emergencies

When official alerts from the city arrive via Twitter, text, email or mobile app, Taylor Winkler is often the one sending them.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

New York to Blizzard 2018: ‘Bring It’

Here’s what New York City looked liked on Instagram as a powerful storm brought bitter cold and strong winds to the region.

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BRIEF-Urbana Corp Declares Special Dividend Of $0.03/Share

* BOARD ALSO DECLARED SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF THREE CENTS PER SHARE ON ISSUED, OUTSTANDING COMMON, NON-VOTING CLASS A SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 million

(Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 mln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Metropolitan Museum to charge fixed admission fee for non-New Yorkers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's most popular museums, will start charging a fixed admission fee for out-of-state visitors rather than urge they pay a suggested donation, museum officials announced on Thursday.

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Uber submits appeal to keep operating in northern UK city of York

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] submitted an appeal in the northern English city of York on Thursday to overturn a decision by the council not to renew its licence over concerns about a data breach and the number of complaints it had received.

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NASA mission will explore key zone between Earth and space

A new NASA mission launches this month to explore the zone between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space, where key communications satellites orbit amid bright bands of color known as airglow.

Television nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

The new Showtime drama from Lena Waithe is not so much a crime story as a story about what happens after a crime.

Metropolitan Museum of Art nytimes.com

Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay

With a decline in visitors paying the “suggested” full admission price, the museum is looking for ways to regain revenue.

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New York City's JFK Airport temporarily closed due to snowstorm: FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday due to heavy snow, ice and harsh winds in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Exercise nytimes.com

Fit City: Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

Experts who usually specialize in extreme exercise are noticing that breathwork can help with endurance and recuperation. And stress, of course.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Schools Closed, Roads Clogged, Trains Delayed: Snowstorm Lashes New York City

With whipping winds and gusts of snow, the first major snowstorm of the season hit New York City on Thursday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Latest on the Snowstorm

Thursday: What you need to know about today’s storm and how it may affect your commute.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

Gerwig, Greta nytimes.com

Greta Gerwig: My Mother, My City

The actress and director explains how her love of New York is inextricably entwined with how she was introduced to it: on foot, by her smart, funny Sacramento mom.

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

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

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Indonesia shrinks danger zone around grumbling Bali volcano

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia shrank the exclusion zone around a grumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali on Thursday after fears of an imminent eruption, allowing farmers to return to their homes.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - A small fire broke out on Wednesday at a structure used by the Secret Service behind the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, the agency said.

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New York reviewing tax system changes after new federal tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the state is developing a plan to restructure its current income and payroll tax system in reaction to the massive U.S. federal tax overhaul passed along party lines in late December.

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Mexico City should allow marijuana cultivation, mayoral hopeful says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world's largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.

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Firefighters put out blaze at Clintons' property in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters put out a blaze on Wednesday at a Secret Service building on the property of the home of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York, police and a Clinton spokesman said.

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At least seven Russian planes destroyed by shelling at Syrian air base: Kommersant

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least seven Russian planes were destroyed by rebel shelling at the Hmeymim air base in Syria on Dec. 31, Russian daily Kommersant reported late on Wednesday, citing two sources.

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Firefighters respond to fire at Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters were called to fight a fire on Thursday at the Chappaqua, New York, home of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, police said.

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Hezbollah: Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

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Is this the most European city in North America?

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This FL city hasn't seen snow in nearly 30 years -- until now

Elderly nytimes.com

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The State of Our State

Wednesday: The governor’s annual address, the continuing cold, and health care enrollment.

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Syrian army preparing assault to end rebel siege of base east of capital

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army backed by Russian jets escalated bombing of the last rebel bastion on the eastern outskirts of Damascus as they prepared to break a siege of an army base encircled by opposition forces, residents and witnesses said on Wednesday.

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1,500 security barriers are going up across New York City

New York City plans to install more than 1,500 protective barriers in high-profile locations to guard against vehicle attacks and other terror-related incidents.

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BRIEF-York Water Appoints Matthew Poff CFO

* YORK WATER SAYS APPOINTED MATTHEW POFF TO OFFICER POSITION OF CFO EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DUfVs9) Further company coverage:

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New York to install 1,500 more sidewalk barriers after vehicle attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City will install more than 1,500 new barrier posts on sidewalks and plazas to protect pedestrians from vehicles after at least two instances last year of drivers killing people after mounting the curb, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday.

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: At City Ballet, History Is About to Change. How?

Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?

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Euro zone factory growth surges to record; more uneven in Asia

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-largest economy India leading the field and manufacturing giant China unexpectedly resilient.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: New Year’s Freeze

Tuesday: Painfully chilly weather, goings-on across the city, and a car-free Prospect Park.

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China names acting mayor for city of Tianjin after bribery scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has named an acting mayor for northern city of Tianjin, state media said on Tuesday, months after the mayor was jailed for corruption.

Dancing nytimes.com

Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.

de Blasio, Bill nytimes.com

Editorial: ‘A New Progressive Era’ in New York City

As he starts his second term, Mayor Bill de Blasio sets aside Clinton centrism in favor of Sanders-style progressivism.

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New York family among 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

A New York couple and their three sons were among 12 people killed when a small plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, according to a statement from a rabbi in Scarsdale.

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New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash

(Reuters) - A family of five from the New York City suburb of Scarsdale was aboard a plane that crashed into woodland off a popular tourist beach in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people aboard, a family relative said.

Exercise nytimes.com

Voices: 18 Years Into the New Millennium, Finding My Younger Self

None of my efforts to break old habits will add one day to my life, but I’m experiencing some of the passion I felt in the first 18 years of my life.

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Astronauts welcome 2018 in 16 time zones

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station send their New Year's greetings from space as they ring in 2018 in 16 different time zones.

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Erica Garner, activist daughter of New York chokehold victim, dies at 27

(Reuters) - Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed.

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Turkey says EU funds not being actively used for needs of Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A substantial portion of the funds promised by the European Union (EU) to help Syrian refugees in Turkey is still not being used actively to meet their needs, Turkey's EU Ministry said on Saturday.

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Putin tells Assad Russia will help defend Syrian sovereignty - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a new year's greeting that Russia will continue supporting Syria's efforts to defend its sovereignty, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.

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Electricity still out to 45% in Puerto Rico

Exactly how bad was Puerto Rico's power system damaged by Hurricane Maria? Everybody knows a lot of people were in the dark, but information provided by authorities has been confusing.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

About New York: In the Bronx, History Repeats Itself With Deadly Force

At the site of a deadly fire from a decade ago, a rebuilt home disguises the terrible loss of 10 people, nine of them children, but a mother remembers.

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BRIEF-Davidson Kempner Capital Management Reports 7.09 Pct Passive Stake In New York REIT

* DAVIDSON KEMPNER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP REPORTS 7.09 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NEW YORK REIT AS OF DEC 19 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CoxRvq) Further company coverage:

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Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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BRIEF-City Holding Says On Dec 26 Unit Filed Lawsuit Against Kentucky Fuels, The James C. Justice Cos

* CITY HOLDING CO SAYS ON DEC 26, CO'S UNIT FILED LAWSUIT AGAINST KENTUCKY FUELS CORP AND THE JAMES C. JUSTICE COMPANIES INC - SEC FILING

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Syrian rebels depart enclave in south as army gains in north

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began to evacuate an enclave in southwestern Syria on Friday under a surrender deal with the government as the army thrust into the northwest -- the insurgents' main remaining stronghold.

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Boy playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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Apartment fire in New York City kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of an apartment fire that killed 12 people including four children in the city's deadliest blaze in at least a quarter of a century.

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Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including four children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of a blaze that ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx and killed 12 people including four children, in the city's deadliest fire in at least a quarter of a century.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, New Yorkers of the Year

Friday: Honoring model citizens, bundling up for bitter cold, and happenings on the last weekend of the year.

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Fire in New York City apartment block kills 12 including an infant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators in New York City searched early on Friday for the cause of a blaze that ripped through an apartment building in the borough of the Bronx, killing 12 people including an infant, in the city's deadliest fire in at least a quarter of a century.

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New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the New York City borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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Twelve dead in New York City apartment fire: mayor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire in an apartment building in New York City's borough of the Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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At least six reported dead in New York City apartment fire

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fire in an apartment in the Bronx borough of New York City on Thursday has killed at least six people, the mayor's press secretary said in a Twitter post.

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At least 15 seriously injured in New York City blaze

NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least 15 civilians were seriously injured on Thursday in a four-alarm apartment fire in the Bronx borough of New York City, the city fire department said on its official Twitter account.

Foster Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Opioid Plague’s Youngest Victims: Children in Foster Care

Children are pouring into the beleaguered child welfare system.

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New York police poised to thwart New Year's Eve suicide bombers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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NY City police act to halt threat of suicide bombers on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people are expected to flood the streets in and around Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Yorktown Energy Partners Reports 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Kimbell Royalty Partners

* YORKTOWN ENERGY PARTNERS X, L.P REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP AS OF DEC. 4, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pS3YB0) Further company coverage:

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New York to cross milestone in decades-long drop in murders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is on track to record fewer than 300 murders in 2017, a sharp drop from the previous year and a fresh milestone in a decades-long decline that began in the early 1990s, when the annual death toll in the city exceeded 2,000 people.

Subways nytimes.com

About New York: Subway Booths Have Gone Quiet. Time for the Agents to Step Out?

New York City Transit still employs 2,660 workers to stand vigil in booths. A pilot program will soon allow some of them to leave their stations and help out on platforms.

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New York City murders seen dropping below 300 in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is on track to record fewer than 300 murders in 2017, marking a steep decline since the early 1990s when the annual death toll exceeded 2,000 people.

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New York governor questions the constitutionality of federal tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The governor of New York said on Thursday that the state was considering restructuring its tax code in response to a federal tax overhaul bill that recently became law, which he said may be unconstitutional.

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BRIEF-New York Community Bancorp Announces Benefits From Enactment Of Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES BENEFITS FROM ENACTMENT OF TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Tony Ruiz, a New Yorker of the Year

Thursday: Honoring a model citizen, preparing for more extreme cold, and goings-on around the city.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Rabwah Journal: Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

Rabwah, home to about 70,000 Ahmadis, has a veneer of calm, even affluence, that is at odds with the growing hatred against the sect elsewhere in the country.

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Sen. Sanders to swear in de Blasio for second term as mayor of New York

Sen. Bernie Sanders will swear in Mayor Bill de Blasio for his second and last term as mayor of New York on New Year's Day, the mayor's office announced.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Killings in New York Fall to a Record Low as Crime Rate Dives Over All

New York is on pace for its lowest homicide total since the 1950s. If the trend holds just a few more days, this year’s total will have declined for 27 straight years, to levels that police officials have said are the lowest since the 1950s.

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Coalition has no plans to target Islamic State in Syrian government-controlled areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday.

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Syrian rebels say discussing evacuation from territory near Israel

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in a pocket of land near where the Syrian, Lebanese and Israeli borders meet are negotiating a deal with the government to leave for other insurgent-held areas, rebel officials there said.

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New York removes misleading nuclear fallout shelter signs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has quietly begun removing some of the corroding yellow nuclear fallout shelter signs that were appended to thousands of buildings in the 1960s, saying many are misleading Cold War relics that no longer denote functional shelters.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, a New Yorker of the Year

Wednesday: Honoring a model citizen, preparing for extreme cold, and goings-on around town.

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4 found dead in basement in New York

New York authorities are investigating the deaths of four people after the bodies were found in a basement apartment in Troy a day after Christmas.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

Residents of Erie, Pa., have had to abandon their cars in the middle of the road after getting stuck. The snow, which shattered several records, is still coming down.

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Syrian army and Iranian proxies demand surrender of rebels near Israel border

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria were handed an ultimatum by the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militia allies to either surrender or face certain military defeat, rebels said on Tuesday.

Bamboo nytimes.com

Patch of Bamboo Creates New Legal Thicket for Connecticut City

In a Connecticut city known for showdowns between homeowners and the government, a tiny yard overtaken by bamboo is at the center of a new fight.

Theater nytimes.com

Yiddish-Language ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Is Coming to New York

The adaptation of “Fiddler” will debut next summer, with the lyricist Sheldon Harnick consulting on the production.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Under City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Tree, Dancers Find New Roles

In the week before Christmas, new Dewdrops, a Cavalier and Coffee.

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Provincial China officials used fake data to evade aluminum, steel capacity curbs: China Youth Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) - Local officials in China's northern Shandong province have used fake data to help aluminum and steel producers avoid mandatory production curbs, the state-run China Youth Daily reported, citing a Ministry of Environmental Protection inspection team.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Kwanzaa Tradition on a Harlem Stage

Tuesday: A visit to a rehearsal for an annual holiday dance, an exhibition on mummies, and a Broadway anniversary.

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Russia establishing permanent presence at its Syrian bases: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has started establishing a permanent military presence at naval and air bases in Syria, the defense minister said on Tuesday as parliament ratified a deal with Damascus to cement Russian presence in the country, the RIA news agency reported.

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

New York’s Attorney General in Battle With Trump

Eric Schneiderman’s office recently took its 100th legal or administrative action against “the biggest threat” to New Yorkers: the federal government.

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Syrian rebel groups reject Russian-sponsored Sochi conference

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups on Monday rejected Russia's planned Sochi conference on Syria, saying Moscow was seeking to bypass a U.N.-based Geneva peace process and blaming Russia for committing war crimes in the war-torn country.

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Militants attack Nigerian city at center of conflict with Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked on Monday the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Nigerian city at the center of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency, witnesses said.

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Young gardeners eat more greens in first year at college

(Reuters Health) - First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re away at school compared with peers who don’t have green thumbs, U.S. researchers say.

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Taken From Ukraine’s War Zone, Grenades Are Used in Crimes, Too

The weapons are becoming an increasingly common feature in criminal activities including domestic violence and bank robberies.

Syria nytimes.com

A Blind Syrian Refugee Finds His Way in New York

After fleeing the Syrian regime, Amier Agha and his family settled in New York, where he has access to services for the visually impaired for the first time since he lost his sight.

cnn.com

A tragic injury to a Syrian infant sparks a social media campaign spotlighting a humanitarian crisis

Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

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Man City make it 17 straight wins and a 13-point lead

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City extended their winning sequence to 17 and their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points with a 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth on Saturday as Manchester United were held 2-2 at Leicester City and champions Chelsea suffered a goalless stalemate at Everton.

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Dominant Manchester City make it 17 in a row

(Reuters - Goals by Sergio Aguero, who scored twice, Raheem Sterling and Danilo enabled leaders Manchester City to extend their record-breaking run to 17 successive Premier League wins as they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

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

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

Music nytimes.com

Sprawling Across New York, a Solstice Music Marathon

Make Music Winter, an annual explosion of participatory “parades,” included riffs on Bach, West African music and microtonality.

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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries deploy to Syrian border

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday.

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Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries deploy to Syrian border: commander

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the border to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday.

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Danish police charge Syrian man with attempted terrorism

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish Police have charged a 30-year-old Syrian man, an asylum-seeker to Sweden, with attempting to commit a "terrorist act" in Copenhagen in November 2016, according to a police statement.

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BRIEF-Party City Announces Repurchase Of Common Stock

* PARTY CITY HOLDCO INC - PURCHASE OF 19.8 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK FOR $242 MILLION FROM ADVENT-PARTY CITY ACQUISITION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP​

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Alone in an Empty City

Friday: Reflections on staying put for the holidays, weekend activities, and how to call the North Pole.

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South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

SEOUL (Reuters) - The small South Korean city of Jecheon was reeling Friday, a day after a fire ripped through an eight-storey building, killing at least 29 people, mostly women trapped in a sauna, on what should have been a day of celebration ahead of the Winter Olympics.

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.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: 5 Great Art Exhibitions to See in New York Before They Close

Here are some notable shows that may have escaped your notice and will all close after New Year’s (with one gallery exhibition that ends sooner).