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Dove apologizes 'deeply' for ad

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Dove apologized this weekend for a social media post that the company says "missed the mark" representing black women. [Source]

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UPDATE 2-Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech -EU

* Improvement means legislation less likely -EU commissioner (Adds Google comment)

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Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech -EU

BRUSSELS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show.

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Jordan says Israel apologizes for deaths of two Jordanians at embassy

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.

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Jordan says Israel apologizes for killing of two Jordanians in embassy incident

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that has soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.

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Jordan says Israel apologizes for killing of two Jordanians in embassy incident: government spokesman

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel has formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that has soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.

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

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

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Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.

Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.

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Top German Social Democrats urge party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading German Social Democrats (SPD) urged delegates on Tuesday to back coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and warned that shunning another tie-up would further damage the party's already dire ratings.

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Motor racing: Hamilton misses sponsor event but back on social media

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton pulled out of his first sponsor engagement of the year on Tuesday but reappeared on social media after wiping his accounts clean over the Christmas break.

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California family projected happy, wholesome image on social media

The Turpin family, on social media at least, is just like the rest of us -- posting the best pictures showing everyone smiling and having a great time during family trips and other special occasions.

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Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a "grand coalition" which could scupper her plan for a fourth term.

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Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after his Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew backing for him in an overwhelming vote, making him the second premier ousted by the party in less than seven months.

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Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him: sources

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday, after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew political backing for him in an overwhelming vote, the second premier to be ousted by his party in less than seven months.

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France's Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims, stands by letter

PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Catherine Deneuve apologized to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign.

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Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo

“I fraternally salute all women victims of odious acts,” the French actress said, while adding that she stood by her previous statement.

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' dominates MLK weekend, 'The Post' leads newcomers

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

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RPT-U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with managers pointing to Trump administration policies as a reason for the move.

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Trump, Hawaii, Montecito: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Left-wing German Social Democrats lobby against Merkel alliance

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

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Chris Matthews apologizes for making comment about 'Bill Cosby pill' before interviewing Hillary Clinton

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U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with...

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Coalition deal leaves Merkel's fate in hands of Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from her close allies before the end of her fourth term.

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France's Macron welcomes Merkel's deal with Social Democrats, says good for Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday welcomed a deal in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat (SPD) that paves the way for a coalition government, saying its provisional terms were good for Europe.

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Merkel strikes deal with social democrats, opening way to new German government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany's global role and raised questions about her political future.

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Delta Air Lines apologizes after listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries on website

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines apologized on Friday and said it recognized the seriousness of the issue after it was criticized by the Chinese aviation regulator for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

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Hamilton's social silence has the Formula One fans talking

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four times world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.

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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

(Reuters Health) - - Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests.

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Pastor apologizes for 'sexual incident'

Tennessee pastor Andy Savage admitted to a 1998 sexual encounter with a high school student when he was a youth pastor at a church in Texas.

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Astronaut apologizes for out-of-this-world growth claim

What seemed like an out-of-this-world claim has turned out to be just that.

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German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrats sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations on establishing a new government.

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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BRIEF-Dover Acquires Ettlinger

* ETTLINGER WILL BECOME PART OF MAAG BUSINESS UNIT WITHIN DOVER'S FLUIDS SEGMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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Bannon apologizes to Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday he regretted not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in an explosive new book on the White House.

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Axios: Steve Bannon apologizes to Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who called Donald Trump Jr. "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" in Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury," has released a statement to Axios apologizing for his comments and affirming his support for the President and his family.

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Trump, Palestinians, Golden Globes: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was "optimistic" going into exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD), whose leader Martin Schulz said his party would not draw any red lines at the start of discussions.

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Formula One hails growth in social media, TV audiences

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One was the fastest growing sports brand across social media in 2017 while television and digital viewing figures also increased, the commercial rights holder said on Friday.

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Theresa May Apologizes for Delays in Britain’s Health System

A day after denying there was a problem, the prime minister acknowledged the frustrations of waiting for up to 12 hours to see a doctor or nurse.

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Social Q’s: Must I Keep This Useless Gift?

And: the price of end-of-life care, socializing with new parents, and a bystander’s stance on everyday sexism.

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British PM May apologizes as overwhelmed hospitals cancel non-emergency operations

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Thursday to tens of thousands of patients whose operations were canceled to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients.

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Iran accuses US of 'grotesque' meddling through social media

Iran has written a letter to the United Nations accusing the US of using Facebook and Twitter to meddle in its affairs.

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Parts of US may be colder than Mars by this weekend

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Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.

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Social Media Shudders After Trump Mocks North Korea’s ‘Button’

The president’s tweet that he has a “much bigger” arsenal of nuclear weapons was met with dread and humor, of both the gallows and locker-room varieties.

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YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Posting Video Showing Dead Body

Mr. Paul, 22, posted a video that showed a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest that is known as a destination for suicide victims.

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Logan Paul apologizes for posting video

An apology from Logan Paul did little to quell the outrage after the social media star posted a YouTube video, showing what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for suicides.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

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In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under mounting pressure after three months of failing to form a new conservative-led coalition, vowed on Sunday to address growing social divisions.

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UPDATE 1-In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

* Schaeuble says a minority government is possible (Adds comment from Siemens CEO, political expert)

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New Year’s Eve, Iran, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Merkel eyes social cohesion as she presses for new government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure after three months of failing to form a new ruling coalition, on Sunday vowed to address growing social divisions as she worked rapidly to build a stable German government.

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10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video

The magazine looks back at artists, innovators and thinkers we lost this year. Styles offers a lesson in cryptokitties (I had to Google it, too). And Metropolitan offers lessons in happiness from those who have lots of experience.

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Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

High jinks and networking abound at 1600 Vine Street, the apartment complex minting the next generation of Instagram and YouTube celebrities.

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BRIEF-Renren Announces Acquisition Of U.S. Trucking Social Platform Trucker Path Inc

* RENREN ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF U.S. TRUCKING SOCIAL PLATFORM TRUCKER PATH INC.

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Apple apologizes for slowing down iPhones

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Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

(Reuters) - Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Happened to Germany’s Social Democrats?

Once the largest party in Germany, it failed to see the contradiction between globalization and the welfare state.

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Formula One champ apologizes for calling out nephew in dress

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has apologized for posting a video on social media which was widely criticized for gender "shaming" his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

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Obama warns over the use of divisive social media in interview with Prince Harry

Former US President Barack Obama has urged people in leadership positions not to use social media in a way that fosters division.

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Duterte’s Son Quits Post After Battling Daughter on Social Media

Paolo Duterte’s daughter implied on Twitter that her father had beaten her, causing the vice mayor to strike back on Facebook.

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Christmas, North Korea, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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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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US ambassador apologizes for 2015 remarks after he initially denied making them

The new US Ambassador to the Netherlands is apologizing for "certain remarks" he made in 2015 suggesting that the Netherlands was in chaos because of Muslims.

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TV host apologizes for remarks about Mark Halperin victims

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Ford CEO apologizes, voices zero tolerance for harassment

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co chief executive Jim Hackett has apologized to employees for accusations detailed in a New York Times report that management at two Chicago plants did not respond adequately to complaints of sexual harassment.

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Here's your holiday weekend forecast

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers explains what weather is forecast for the holiday weekend using a virtual snow globe.

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Ford Apologizes for Sexual Harassment at Chicago Factories

The company’s chief executive released an apology two days after a New York Times article detailed decades of misconduct.

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Chuck Close Apologizes After Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Several women complained that the celebrated artist, known for his outsize portraits, asked them to pose naked and made inappropriate sexual comments.

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The Sweet Spot: When the Body-Shaming Bully on Social Media Is Mom

A reader who is obese asks how to confront her most hurtful — and most familiar — critic.

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Weekend Breakfasts to Warm the Heart, and Belly

Without weekday pressures, breakfast becomes a meal to linger over.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 million in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores massive $450 mln in opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the latest chapter in the hugely popular franchise, debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' scores $450 mln in global opening weekend

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17 (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted with a massive $450 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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Alabama, California, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Chef Mario Batali apologizes for past behavior and offers cinnamon rolls

How about some cinnamon rolls with that apology?

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Egyptian presidential hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik apologized on Saturday to supporters who were arrested this week and called on authorities to resolve the situation.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook defends itself against critics of social media

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world's biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

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Facebook defends itself against critics of social media

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world's biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

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Exclusive: Italy plans big handover of sea rescues to Libya coastguard

ROME/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Italy wants Libya's coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.

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Families of dementia patients see positive effect of social robot seal

(Reuters Health) - Paro, a robotic baby harp seal, seems to improve dementia patients’ mood and increase opportunities for communication with family members, according to a small study.

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Social media may help chronically ill connect to doctors, fellow patients

(Reuters Health) - Social media groups that bring together patients, family, friends and healthcare providers can improve patients’ outlook and reduce their anxiety and depression, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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Social media won't win the suburban vote

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals within the group."

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Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

LONDON (Reuters) - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee.

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Maradona statue provokes mirth on social media

It's been quite the year for football's gods being honored with statues -- not least in the reaction they have provoked.

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California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

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Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party as predicted dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a crumbling opposition.

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Merkel, Social Democrats seek clarity on coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) say they hope to find clarity soon on prospects for a new ruling coalition as they gear up for exploratory talks this week.

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Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela's socialists eye 2018 presidency race

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro set his sights on Venezuela's 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party predictably dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a demoralized opposition.

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Venezuela socialists winning local vote, Maduro joyous

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government was on course to sweep Venezuela's nationwide mayoral elections on Sunday, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening his hand ahead of a likely 2018 re-election campaign.

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With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests to boost socialists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party looked sure to sweep, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a probable 2018 re-election campaign.

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With foes abstaining, Venezuela mayoral contests look set to boost Socialists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans voted on Sunday in mayoral races that the ruling Socialist Party looked sure to sweep, deepening opposition disarray and strengthening President Nicolas Maduro ahead of a probable 2018 re-election campaign.

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Dover-bound P&O ferry runs aground in Calais, no injuries

LILLE, France (Reuters) - A P&O ferry with more than 200 passengers on board has run aground in stormy weather in Calais harbor in northern France, but there are no injuries, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said on Sunday.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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With foes absent, Venezuela's socialists to gain from local vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party looked set to sweep Sunday's nationwide mayoral polls, deepening opposition splits and consolidating President Nicolas Maduro's position ahead of a likely 2018 re-election campaign.

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BRIEF-Social Reality Says On Dec 4, Co Entered Into Settlement Agreement With tronc Inc And Tribune Content Agency LLC

* SOCIAL REALITY INC - ON DEC 4, CO ENTERED INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TRONC INC AND TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY LLC - SEC FILING

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U.S. tax revamp still incomplete as Republicans eye social program cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even before completing their overhaul of the U.S. tax code, Republicans in Washington have begun turning their attention to changes and possible cuts in the social safety net of government programs for the poor, children, elderly and disabled Americans.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters into weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds expected to drive the conflagrations into the weekend.

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High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.

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UPDATE 1-UN calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to control their platforms that it said are being used by smugglers to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture and slavery.

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U.N. calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to control their platforms that it said are being used by smugglers to lure West African migrants to Libya where they face detention, torture and slavery.

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UPDATE 2-Dover to spin off upstream energy businesses after Loeb push

* Dover to record $60 mln-$65 mln in restructuring costs (Adds background, details about the spin off, shares)

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UPDATE 1-Dover to spin off upstream energy businesses

Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial equipment maker Dover Crop said on Thursday it plans to spin off its upstream energy businesses into a standalone, publicly traded company, following a strategic review announced in September.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: At 76, Studying Social Work After Reaching for a Helping Hand

Selwyn Allen, a longtime carpenter, fell behind on his rent while fighting bladder cancer. Now he’s seeking to make a late-in-life career change.

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GOP's next goal: Shred the social safety net

The Republican tax bill and its aftermath prove two things about our politics today. First, no matter how much they might insist otherwise, Republicans consistently prioritize the economic advantage and security of big business and the very wealthy at the expense of middle- and low-income Americans. And, second, no matter how much he might insist otherwise, Donald Trump is in perfect lockstep with the core of the Republican economic agenda.

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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British PM's social mobility board quits over failing the poor

LONDON (Reuters) - All four members of the British government's Social Mobility Commission have quit accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from poor backgrounds.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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UK social mobility chief quits: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's Social Mobility Commission has quit, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from less privileged backgrounds, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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Geraldo Rivera apologizes after groping allegation

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Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions case

ANKARA (Reuters) - Allegations of wrongdoing by Turkey's political and financial leaders have transfixed the country this week, but with some newspapers focusing instead on courtroom conspiracies and clothes, many Turks have been left hungry for news.

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Germany's Social Democrats refuse to jump into bed with Merkel quickly

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrat Foreign Minister said his party would not be quick to agree to another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives as party leaders met with the president in a bid to end the country's political deadlock.

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Some hospital services may be expendable on weekends

(Reuters Health) - Removing allied healthcare services from hospitals on weekends may not affect patient outcomes, suggests a new Australian study.

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Seeking Russian Presidency, Socialite Hits the Campaign Trail

Ksenia Sobchak, a television journalist and opposition candidate, opened a campaign office and vowed to stir a “national discussion about what is wrong with Russia.”

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UPDATE 3-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

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UPDATE 2-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer Apologizes After Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mr. Lauer expressed “sorrow and regret.” He was fired by NBC on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Vietnam Wants to Control Social Media? Too Late.

The government fears that political activism online hurts the state, but regulating internet content will hurt it even more.

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Palestinian rivals delay full Gaza handover by 10 days

GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to delay final transfer of power of the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Western-backed Palestinian government by 10 days to Dec. 10 to allow time to "complete arrangements", officials said.

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Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

Advertising and Marketing nytimes.com

Advertising: Brands Heed Social Media. They’re Advised Not to Forget Word of Mouth.

While online comments can be a valuable tool for gauging public sentiment, a study found that consumers may send different messages when talking with family and friends.

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Pakistan official apologizes to protesters

Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid apologized to protesters Sunday for provoking outrage and he assured the nation he believes in the finality of the Prophet Mohammed.

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Egypt, Roy Moore, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Merkel points to grand coalition with Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday welcomed the prospect of talks on a "grand coalition" with her Social Democrat (SPD) rivals and defended the record of the previous such government, saying it had worked well.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden nytimes.com

Hooray for Fiona the Hippo, Our Bundle of Social-Media Joy

“I feel like I represent Beyoncé,” said the Cincinnati zoo’s vice president of marketing. “People fly across the world to just catch a glimpse.”

Apologies nytimes.com

Trudeau Apologizes for Abuse and ‘Profound Cultural Loss’ at Indigenous Schools

The Canadian premier said former students of boarding schools in Newfoundland and Labrador “face adversity today” because of their schooling.

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Franken apologizes for making 'some women feel badly'

Sen. Al Franken released a statement Thursday addressing recent allegations of sexual harassment.

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Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years.

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Merkel ally urges Social Democrats to consider new German 'grand coalition'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) should reconsider their opposition to joining a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives because Europe needs a stable government in Berlin, a senior ally of the chancellor said on Thursday.

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Texas Congressman apologizes after nude image of himself surfaces

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton on Wednesday apologized for not using "better judgment" while separated from his wife and in consensual relationships with women.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Joe Barton, Senior Texas Republican, Apologizes for Explicit Photo

Mr. Barton, vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was swept into the swirl of sexual improprieties with the posting of an explicit photo.

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German Social Democrats face pressure over coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are turning for relief to the latest...

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Tencent to bring world's hottest video game to China, promises socialist values

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is bringing "Playerunknown's Battleground", the world's hottest video game, to China, but with a twist. The gory, battle royale-style game will get a socialist makeover to meet stringent Chinese rules.

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Some German Social Democrats question rejection of grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Social Democrat (SPD) deputies is questioning their party's rejection of a renewed 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to resolve Germany's worst political crisis of modern times, according to Bild newspaper.

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Disney executive takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

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Mark Zuckerberg is no longer king of social. Meet 'Pony' Ma

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Robert Mugabe, Roy Moore, Republican Party: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and the Power of Social Identity

How a partisan lens leads people to different interpretations of the same facts.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism.

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Erdogan says Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise, Stoltenberg apologizes

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after his name was included in a list of enemies on a poster at the drill, an incident that drew an apology from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Star Wars video game maker apologizes after uproar from fans

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EU summit to agree on European social standards to woo voters

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - European Union leaders will proclaim a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in a bid to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter euroskeptic sentiment across the bloc.

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What’s New on Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime This Weekend

Choose between a “Daredevil” spinoff, a comedy starring Jenny Slate, a tender romantic drama and more this weekend.

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Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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Red or dead: China shoot-em-up video game plays up socialist values

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese video game, which involves battling other players with a variety of weapons, is showing off its red credentials after recent criticism by regulators of violent games in the world's biggest gaming market.

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Golf: Murray apologizes for questioning Champions Tour relevance

(Reuters) - PGA Tour player Grayson Murray has apologized for questioning the relevance of the 50-and-over Champions Tour.

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As 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' Denzel Washington explores social injustice

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For his latest role, as an attorney who defends young people of color imprisoned without trial, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington weighed how family dynamics played into the lives of young criminals.

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Social media uses #MeAt14 to talk about consent

If your Twitter feed has been blowing up with photos of celebrities from their teen years, there's a reason for that.

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Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4,080 locations in its second weekend.

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Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions.

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

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Cambodia marks independence from France with doves, balloons

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodians on Thursday marked the 64th anniversary of the country's independence from France by releasing doves and balloons into the sky at the Independence Monument in the capital Phnom Penh.

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UPDATE 4-Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for two massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents for at least one of them, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies.

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Cuban opposition falls at first hurdle as Castro handover looms

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban opposition leaders said they failed to get anyone nominated as a candidate for municipal elections, falling at the first hurdle as the Communist-run island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of Castro brothers' rule.

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Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for two massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents for at least one of them, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies.

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UPDATE 3-Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breaches, blames Russians

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for two massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents for at least one of them, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks on major U.S. companies.

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Bundle up! Record lows possible in Northeast by the weekend

Folks on the East Coast should break out their winter coats.

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UPDATE 2-Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents, at a hearing on the growing number of cyber attacks involving major U.S. companies.

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UPDATE 1-Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents at a hearing on the growing number of incidents involving major U.S. companies.

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Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents at a hearing on the growing number of incidents involving major U.S. companies.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Clash of Social Visions

We need a tax plan based on a vision that is actually prosocial, not just a reward for donors.

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Man killed in 1983 for 'socializing' with white woman, DA says

Suspects arrested in the 1983 slaying of a black man in Georgia were angry that he was socializing with a white woman, Spalding County District Attorney Benjamin Coker told CNN.

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'Thor: Ragnarok' rules with $121 million weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations -- the fourth best launch of 2017.

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Republican Party, North Korea, Tax Reform: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Social Media nytimes.com

As Sex Accusations Flood Social Media, Lawyers Gear Up for Suits

Brett Ratner, a Hollywood director, sued a woman who accused him of sexual harassment. Some lawyers expect more such cases to happen, they said.

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Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users in India -social media

MUMBAI, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger was down for some users in India, according to user accounts on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon.

TripAdvisor.com nytimes.com

TripAdvisor Apologizes for Deleting Review Detailing Rape at Mexican Resort

The website said it had restored a review reporting a sexual assault at a Mexican hotel and introduced a way to warn travelers of similar episodes.

Social Media nytimes.com

Russia Investigation Has Tech Giants Shying From ‘Social’ Label

Not long ago, social media features were a must-have for any tech company. But the Russian disinformation campaign has put them in an unflattering light.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

A Weekend of Fear, Hate and Faith in Tennessee

A white supremacist gathering last weekend became a test of resolve for a mosque catering to refugees and a church still reeling from a fatal shooting.

Sanders, Bernard nytimes.com

What Did Bernie Sanders Learn in His Weekend in Canada?

The nation’s health care system is far from perfect, but Canadians value fairness more than Americans do, and he’s aiming to change that.

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UPDATE 1-Venezuela's PDVSA $1.2 bln debt payment to test Socialist Party

CARACAS, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA faces a $1.2 billion bond payment on Thursday that will test the ruling Socialist Party's resolve to pay its foreign debt despite a crippling economic crisis that has spurred widespread food shortages.

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Russia not currently planning actions against U.S. media or social networks: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor is not currently planning any concrete actions against U.S. media outlets or online social networks, RIA news agency cited Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov as saying on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump Jr. sends Halloween tweet about 'socialism'

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday evening marked Halloween by tweeting that he would redistribute his child's candy to "teach her about socialism."

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Mixed Martial Arts: McGregor apologizes for homophobic slur

DUBLIN (Reuters) - UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has apologized after being captured on video using a homophobic slur at a recent event after his friend lost a bout.

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Army deserter Bergdahl apologizes to troops injured searching for him

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl took the stand at his sentencing on Monday, apologizing to the troops who got hurt searching for him after he deserted in Afghanistan in 2009 and detailing the harsh conditions of Taliban captivity.

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Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor describes sexual advance at 14

(Reuters) - Kevin Spacey apologized on Sunday to fellow actor Anthony Rapp who said Spacey made a sexual advance to him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old.

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Spacey apologizes for alleged sex assault

Actor Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance at him when Rapp was 14, Buzzfeed reported.

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How #MeToo could move from social campaign to social change

It's the hashtag that rocked the world.

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Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor says he was subjected to sexual advance when only 14

(Reuters) - Kevin Spacey apologized on Sunday to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for a 1986 incident in which Rapp said Spacey made a sexual advance to him when Rapp was only 14.

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Kevin Spacey apologizes after accusation of sexual misconduct

Actor Anthony Rapp has accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance at him when Rapp was 14, Buzzfeed reported Sunday.

Spacey, Kevin nytimes.com

Kevin Spacey Apologizes After Allegation of Decades-Old Sexual Advance on a Minor

The actor Anthony Rapp said he was 14 when Mr. Spacey laid down on top of him. Mr. Spacey said he had no recollection and then disclosed that he is gay.

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North Korea, Donald Trump, Catalonia: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Baseball nytimes.com

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel Apologizes After a Racist Gesture Aimed at Yu Darvish

Gurriel made the gesture after hitting a home run off Darvish in Game 3 of the World Series. He is facing possible discipline from Major League Baseball.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fidelity chairman says U.S. regulations lag social media advances

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson said on Tuesday.

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China court uses social media to shame debtors: China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to shame people into repaying their debts, the China Daily reported on Tuesday.

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Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.

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Catalonia, John Kelly, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Rumors and Misinformation nytimes.com

Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Third Point takes stake in Dover Corp, urges changes: letter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC bought a stake in Dover Corp during the third quarter and is urging the industrial conglomerate to sell off its energy...