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Don Lemon's open letter to President Trump: 'Please stop!'

Dear Mr. President,

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End of Apartheid in South Africa? Not in Economic Terms

Political liberation has yet to translate into material gains for blacks. As one woman said, “I’ve gone from a shack to a shack.”

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Czech Republic Turning on the West?

The European Union has failed to integrate many former Communist states. But their leaders deserve blame, too.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Editorial: Honor the Truth, John Kelly

Of all people, he should have known how to handle a controversy with a Gold Star family, without making matters worse.

Surveillance of Citizens by Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: When It Comes to Surveillance, Watch the Watchmen

The American people should demand to know whether the police are spying on them.

Consumer Protection nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Ralph Nader: Trump’s Anti-Consumer Agenda Hurts His Voters

His rush to dismantle regulations and the agencies that enforce them hurts the economy — and the regular people he promised to protect.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats Should Embrace Impeachment

A progressive megadonor wants more politicians to try to remove President Trump from office.

Customs, Etiquette and Manners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Engage a Fanatic

There are better ways than shouting back.

Federal Reserve System nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Doctrine of Trumpal Infallibility

People who can’t admit error shouldn’t be making policy.

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BRIEF-Darleen Caron named executive vice president of LyondellBasell

* Darleen Caron named executive vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer of LyondellBasell Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nicaragua set to join Paris climate accord -vice president

(Reuters) - Nicaragua is planning to join the Paris climate agreement and has presented the relevant documents at the United Nations, according to an official statement and comments from Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo on Monday.

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U.S. mulls South Sudan pressure, cutting aid may not work: U.N. envoy

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The United States is considering how to pressure South Sudan's President Salva Kiir into peace, but withdrawing aid may not work, U.S. envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said ahead of a visit to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

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U.S. needs to work with others on North Korea crisis: Singapore PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday he outlined for President Donald Trump his country's efforts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program but also advised the U.S. leader to use talks to help resolve the conflict.

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade on Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to fully implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea and take other steps to pressure Pyongyang when he travels to China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday.

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BRIEF-‍Southeastern Asset Management reports 15 pct passive stake in Deltic Timber

* Southeastern Asset Management Inc​ reports 15 percent passive stake in Deltic Timber Corp as of Oct 20 - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2yHZtK9) Further company coverage:

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Trump to press China on North Korea, trade during Beijing visit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will press Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing next month to do more to rein in North Korea and to cease what Washington sees as unfair trade practices, a senior White House official said on Monday.

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North Korea threat is 'critical, imminent,' Japan tells U.S., South Korea

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told his U.S. and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday.

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California Today: California Today: Heat Wave Hits Southern California

Monday: A heat wave moves into Southern California, more sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood, and a record climb up El Capitan.

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BRIEF-inTEST Corp CEO Robert Matthiessen to retire as President & CEO at end of 2017

* inTEST Corporation executive chairman, president & CEO Robert Matthiessen to retire as president & CEO at end of 2017

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Southeast Asian ministers urge North Korea to rein in weapons programs

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian defense ministers on Monday expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and urged the reclusive country to meet its international obligations and resume communications.

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In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty.

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Military option must remain on the table with North Korea: Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - A military option must remain on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday, adding that nobody wants tensions in the Korean peninsula to be resolved in such a way.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: How to Keep the Lights On After a Hurricane

We can’t eliminate storms and high winds. But we can modernize the electric grid, save on fossil fuels and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Trump on North Korea: 'We're prepared for anything'

President Donald Trump boasted that the US is "prepared for anything" when it comes to the North Korea nuclear crisis and emphasized the importance of China's role during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo broadcast on Sunday morning

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Japan PM Abe says to discuss North Korea 'thoroughly' with Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would discuss North Korea "thoroughly" with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits next month, and reaffirm the two countries' commitment to working together in dealing with the country.

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Abe, Trump agree to raise pressure on North Korea: Japan government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to work together to raise pressure on North Korea, Yasutoshi Nishimura, a deputy chief cabinet secretary, said on Monday.

Discrimination nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Boogeymen? Women!

Trump attacks women and minorities on a personal and policy level.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.

The light turned red. The cars in front of me began to stop. And I let my car take over.

Gangs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: We Are Reclaiming Chicago One Corner at a Time

What we do is simple. We sit on the corners and watch over the children in the neighborhood.

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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang's "reckless" provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.

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Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding .

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North Korea's illicit dealings in Africa

Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.

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Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he fell short of a majority in Sunday's first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

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Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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Zimbabwean President out as goodwill ambassador after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be one of the longest-serving leaders, but his stint as a goodwill ambassador was anything but.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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South Korea's Moon says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms nytimes.com

Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.

National Assn for the Advancement of Colored People nytimes.com

N.A.A.C.P., Seeking a New Voice, Names Derrick Johnson as President

With a pair of major announcements on Saturday, the century-old organization moved to reclaim its role as the nation’s pre-eminent voice on civil rights.

Kaepernick, Colin nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Famous Athletes Have Always Led the Way

The extraordinary are the ones who need to make things better for everyone.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Going Against the Republican Herd

Party members who reject Bannonism must stand up and be counted.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Democrats in Their Labyrinth

A party that will do anything to beat Trump except try to woo his voters.

Carter, Jimmy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting

Puritanical Democratic former president seeks job with louche Republican current president — but just to save the world.

Poetry and Poets nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Inspirational ... for Poetry

Here are the winners from the thousands of submissions in my Trump poetry contest.

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UPDATE 2-Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

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Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

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UPDATE 1-Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

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Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday at the start of a six-day trip which will also take him to Qatar, a fellow Gulf Arab state which is in a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.

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Nikki Haley: This is why the President is sending me to Africa

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Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

A 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the killing mandated the release of the secret documents by Oct. 26 of this year.

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Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently - military

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said on Saturday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.

Urban Areas nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Designing a More Inclusive City

Keeping people out has become a defining feature of far too many public places.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Silver Lining in Trump’s Health Care ‘Sabotage’

By cutting an insurers’ subsidy, the president may accidentally save many Americans money on health insurance.

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Texas Pulls Up the Welcome Mat

Some have asserted that President Trump is simply continuing Obama-era immigration policies. But it sure doesn’t feel like it in Texas.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.

Firearms nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control

Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

Boycotts nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why We Don’t Vote With Our Wallets

Company boycotts are one of the few concrete ways we have to protest unethical corporate behavior.

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BRIEF-Southern Co's unit awarded contract by USACE to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

* PowerSecure, a unit of co, has been awarded contract by USACE for additional support to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

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UPDATE 3-Kansas City Southern overcomes hurricane to beat on revenue

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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UPDATE 1-Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said on Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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UPDATE 1-Higher freight volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by year-over-year growth from all of its six business units and increased rail car volumes.

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South Sudan commander on trial for rape, murder of aid workers found dead

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese army commander on trial for his role in an attack on aid workers has been found dead in military custody, an army spokesman said on Friday.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

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Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on North Korea, Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are continuing a dialogue on North Korea and the future of the international deal on Iran's nuclear program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024

The Democratic Party has scarcely begun a serious reckoning with its defeat last year. It lives still in a coastal echo chamber of identity politics and Trump-bashing.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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UPDATE 3-S.Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

* KEPCO jumps nearly 6 pct after survey results announced (Recasts, adds comments)

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China Southern to buy 38 Boeing jets worth $5.65 bln

SHANGHAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China Southern Airlines has signed a deal to buy 38 aircraft from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co with a combined price tag of $5.65 billion, the Chinese carrier said on Friday.

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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UPDATE 1-South Africa expects to renew Total's offshore exploration right

CAPE TOWN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - South Africa is expected to renew Total's offshore exploration rights next year, the chief executive of the state petroleum agency said on Friday.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Amazon Took Seattle’s Soul

Cities used to be tied to geography: a river, a port, the lee side of a mountain range.

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.

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BRIEF-China Southern Airlines signs agreement to buy aircraft from Boeing

* Says it signs agreement to buy 8 B777-300ER, 30 B737-8 aircraft from Boeing

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program.

Nuclear Energy nytimes.com

South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea survey backs restarting construction of 2 nuclear reactors

* Shares of KEPCO jump nearly 6 pct after announcement (Adds analyst comments, background)

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Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system.

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In return to campaign trail, former President calls on Americans to reject 'politics of fear'

Former President Barack Obama returned the campaign trail Thursday with a warning about the current state of politics in America.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Raw Power of #MeToo

A hashtag has unleashed the suppressed pain of millions of women.

Vitamins nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution?

Research suggests that a Mediterranean-like diet may safeguard the body.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

Ethics (Personal) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Essential John McCain

The senator illustrates what it is to be an honorable citizen.

North American Free Trade Agreement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Trade and Tantrums

Will Nafta get the health care treatment — death by spite?

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.

Movies nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

I don’t feel alone anymore. Let us never shut up about this.

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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-First South Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.31

* First South Bancorp Inc - qtrly ‍net interest income after provision for credit losses $9.5 million versus $8.1 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Dear Men: It’s You, Too

The least you could do is speak up about the horror of sexual violence, the lies that blame women and your complicity in all of it.

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White House chief of staff says he advised President on what to say and was 'stunned' by the criticism

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Catalonia, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

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

Hager, Jenna Bush nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Bush Twins Want to Set the Record Straight

Jenna, Barbara and their ever-texting, emoji-addicted father aren’t who you think they are.

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BRIEF-Fidelity Southern Corporation reports third quarter EPS of $0.30

* Fidelity Southern Corporation reports earnings for third quarter of $7.9 million

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Soccer star Weah to face vice president in Liberian presidential run-off

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia's presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face him in a run-off next month, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

Mahmud Ahmad nytimes.com

Key ISIS Operative in Philippines ‘Taken’ in Gunfight, President Says

Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Respond to Richard Spencer

If you expected the white nationalist to skulk away after Charlottesville, you misunderstood his strategy.

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BRIEF-MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

* MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

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U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan (Reuters) - The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.

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New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

Wednesday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

Ahmadis insist on calling themselves Muslims. We mainstream Muslims insist on calling them heretics.

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FBI opens investigation into South Africa's Guptas: FT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa's Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family's alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

The advent of Trumpism is a symptom of the erosion of our basic institutions.

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UPDATE 1-FBI opens investigation into South Africa's Guptas - FT

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa's Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family's alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

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South Africa remains committed to shale gas exploration, says minister

CAPE TOWN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Africa remains committed to shale gas exploration and was studying a court order revoking fracking regulations as it pushes to award the first exploration licenses by 2019, the mineral resources minister said on Thursday.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Automakers Shouldn’t Fight Emissions Standards

As top automakers commit to take on climate change, industry lobbyists are undermining fuel economy and emissions standards.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: McCain the Hedgehog vs. Bannon the Honey Badger

Steve Bannon has as much use for honor as a pornographer for dress.

Stocks and Bonds nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Sad Tale of the MyRA

The failure of the Obama-era savings program shows what both parties get wrong about inequality.

Rumors and Misinformation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Isn’t Hitler. But the Lying …

The president has manipulated the American people with outrageous lies.

Federal Bureau of Investigation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The F.B.I.’s Black Phantom Menace

A chilling report with echoes of the bureau’s persecution of black activists a half century ago talks of the threat from “black identity extremists.”

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Kenya president snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for next week's presidential vote re-run.

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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South African court revokes shale gas regulations: AgriSA

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province.

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South African court revokes shale gas regulations -AgriSA

CAPE TOWN, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Africa's High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province.

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South Africa's cabinet replaces Zuma ally as head of national airline

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government has named Johannes Bhekumuzi Magwaza as chairman of loss-making state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), replacing Dudu Myeni, who was an ally of President Jacob Zuma, the finance minister said on Thursday.

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'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.

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South Korea's Naver invests further 100 mln euros in French tech fund

PARIS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Naver Corp is investing a further 100 million euros ($118 million) in French technology fund K-Fund I, marking the latest sign of international interest in the French start-up technology scene, which is vying to rival London.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Catalonia, Nxivm: Your Thursday Briefing

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

United States Economy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trumpist Case for Janet Yellen

For his own sake, the president should reappoint the Federal Reserve chairwoman.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Drug Dealers in Lab Coats’

Big Pharma has helped get America hooked on opioids.

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BRIEF-Great Southern Bancorp Inc reports Q3 preliminary earnings per share $0.82

* Great Southern Bancorp Inc reports preliminary third quarter earnings of $0.82 per diluted common share

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I Coined the Term ‘Sexual Harassment.’ Corporations Stole It.

A word that once promised revolution has been made business-friendly and bloodless. It’s time to reclaim it.

Iraq nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Iraq Will Remain United

For three years, we have battled terrorists — and the odds. We will not allow the Kurds to rip our country apart.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

Since 2010, the government has more than doubled its education budget. But it has misdiagnosed the problem.

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Chile presidential hopeful Pinera vows to double economic growth

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday promised to double economic growth and by 2025 make the country the first in Latin American to achieve "developed nation" status.

Supreme Court (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Supreme Court Justices Need Fact-Checkers

They rely on bad data in opinions — and they shouldn’t simply dismiss evidence they don’t understand as “gobbledygook.”

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

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One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) - At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering liberal voters unhappy with Kremlin rule someone to get behind, but will little prospect she will win.

Freedom of the Press nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: When the Price of Reporting Is a Car Bomb

The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta illustrates the stakes for journalists pushing back against power.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: There’s No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case

Congress, not the Supreme Court, should decide the fate of data held abroad.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.

International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact.

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Trump's unpresidential fight over the death of a soldier

President Donald Trump's phone call Tuesday to the widow of a Green Beret killed in action in Niger has, somehow, turned into a she said/he said situation.

Elections, Governors nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Very Encouraging Health Care Deal

Also: A Willie Horton-style campaign in Virginia.

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Trump Denies Telling Army Widow Her Husband ‘Knew What He Signed Up For’

A Democratic representative from Florida said she overheard a phone call the president made to the widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a Green Beret who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

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Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.

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Live Briefing: Sessions Is Likely to Face Questions That He Has Refused to Answer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee as the nation’s top law enforcement officer on Wednesday.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Protect Alaska’s Last Great Wilderness From Oil Drilling

Republicans are using the budget process to invade the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Military Women, Too, Should Serve Unmolested

Misogyny and abuse is rampant in society. But the military is well equipped stop it in its own ranks.

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Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet.

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Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a "mockery" of democracy.

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McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

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McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe - reports

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the reports said. A spokeswoman at the offi

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Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Roadmap for Catalonia

The central government in Madrid and the Catalan Parliament have painted themselves into a corner. Here is a way out.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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Hillary Clinton says threats to start war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."

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Top General’s Grief Becomes Political Talking Point for Trump

President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Yes, This Is a Witch Hunt. I’m a Witch and I’m Hunting You.

Sorry, Woody Allen. I know you hate rumor mills, but sometimes they’re our only recourse.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Democrats Need Wall Street

Financial firms are big donors, and the backbone of the American economy.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Doctrine

The president’s approach is: Rip things apart without thought and leave the problem to someone else.

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In dispute over slain troops, the President pits himself against a favorite foil: Obama

When President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his predecessor had failed to contact the families of fallen American troops, it was less a bombshell and more a twist in what has become one of his presidency's ongoing subplots.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Self-Absorption on War Deaths

Like the rich couple in “The Great Gatsby,” the president is exceedingly careless about just about everyone except himself — including slain solders.

Man Booker Prize nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Booker Prize’s Bad History

It’s an award funded by the labor of enslaved people.

United States National Anthem Protests (2016- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributrors: The Law Is on the N.F.L. Players’ Side

Stifling the protests would be illegal.

Pumpkins nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Will Pumpkin Spice Destroy Us All?

It’s odoriferous. It’s insidious. It’s America.

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BRIEF-Kroger announces retirement of Central division president Katie Wolfram

* Kroger announces retirement of Katie Wolfram and names new leadership for the Central and QFC divisions

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REFILE-COLUMN-DOJ: Trump tweets are not presidential actions. Except when they are. - Frankel

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has more than 40 million followers at @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account he started in 2009 and has used to such consequential effect during and after the presidential campaign.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Daydreaming in Germany

A violent storm erupts in a world “on the cusp of avoidable disaster.”

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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

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Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

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As the President tries to undo Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are seeking national injunctions

As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, urging judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

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Philippine president declares Marawi City liberated from militants

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said.

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Kenya's deputy president says ok if election board meets opposition demands

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct. 26.

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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REFILE-WRAPUP 1-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.