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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48 in attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri: government aid agency

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said.

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UPDATE 1-Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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Mazda vows to stay independent despite deeper ties with Toyota

DETROIT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp on Wednesday said that while it is deepening its development and production partnership with Toyota Motor Corp , the small automaker would remain a company independent from its much bigger rival.

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North Korea: Our nukes only target US

North Korea's chief negotiator, Ri Son Gwon, says North Korea's atomic and hydrogen weapons are only targeting the United States and not South Korea, Russia or China.

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Toronto Journal: Shivering? That’s for City Folk. For Islanders, Ice Time Is Play Time.

A small and hardy group of Torontonians lives on island parkland in the middle of North America’s fourth-largest city, with coyotes and ice boats.

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YouTube assigning workers to review videos to avoid another Logan Paul-type disaster

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WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.

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Wage dispute at NY City's main produce market could lead to strike

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The market that supplies New York City with most of its fresh fruits and vegetables faces the prospect of its first work stoppage since 1986 if last-ditch bargaining on Tuesday fails to bridge pay differences in a contract covering 1,100 warehouse workers.

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Advisers urge deep discount in Venezuelan cryptocurrency offering

CARACAS (Reuters) - Advisers to the Venezuelan government are recommending it sell $2.3 billion of its new cryptocurrency, the petro, in a private offering at a discount of up to 60 percent, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

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Manafort, Gates trial could come days before midterms

The midterm elections this year might be haunted by allegations of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's presidential campaign, after a federal judge said Tuesday that Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates may face their criminal trial just before November.

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U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces charges stemming from the special counsel's probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.

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BP Deepwater Horizon costs balloon to $65 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion.

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New York Today: New York Today: The Warmest Spot in the City

Tuesday: A tropical bubble on the Upper West Side, Broadway week, and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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BP to take $1.7 billion Deepwater Horizon charge

LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of the settlement of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the United States.

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BP to take $1.7 bln Deepwater Horizon charge

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - BP said on Tuesday it expected to take a post-tax non-operating charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter results as part of the settlement of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the United States.

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

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

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Missouri’s Combative Governor, Deep in Scandal, Puts on the Charm

Eric Greitens has found himself politically isolated after reports of an extramarital affair tarnished his image.

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Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

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

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

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

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

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

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

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

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

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Mueller to request May 14 trial date for Manafort and associate: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel in the Russia probe Robert Mueller will request a trial date of May 14 for Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort's associate Richard Gates, Mueller said in a court filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Friday.

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

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

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CVS plans to keep Aetna's headquarters in Connecticut

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Health Inc said on Friday that it plans to keep Aetna Inc's headquarters in Connecticut after it completes its $69 billion acquisition of the U.S. health insurer.

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Connecticut police to release report on Sandy Hook massacre: media

(Reuters) - The Connecticut State Police are set to release a report on Friday analyzing their response to the 2012 Sandy Hook gun massacre of 26 young children and educators at Newtown elementary school, the Hartford Courant reported.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

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President Trump's other insensitive comments on race, ethnicity

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

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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

JEDDAH (Reuters) - Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.

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Scrapping Iran deal will only harm America

President Donald Trump is about to come face-to-face with his next quarterly brush with Armageddon. Should he, or shouldn't he, scrap the Iran nuclear accord?

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France blames Lactalis, retailers in deepening baby food scare

PARIS (Reuters) - France, seeking to limit reputational damage to its agri-business industry, threatened on Thursday to impose sanctions after the country's biggest supermarkets said recalled baby foods made by Lactalis had still found their way onto shop shelves.

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

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

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Unsettling images from the deep

When freediver Janeanne Gilchrist noticed an increase in the amount of debris washing up on the shores of her favorite diving spots, she decided to do something about it. To raise awareness of the problem, she created a collection of breathtaking images, transforming waste into art.

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Clariant says respected publicity rules in Huntsman deal

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

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul for 'suicide forest' video

Pensions and Retirement Plans nytimes.com

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

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

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YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) - YouTube said Wednesday it is removing popular American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Preferred platform and putting future projects with him on hold, after Paul posted a video on the platform of a suicide victim in Japan.

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

Editorial: Who Will Listen to Democrats’ Warning on Russia?

In the face of Republican complacency, Senate Democrats issue the most comprehensive public analysis thus far of Moscow’s war on the West.

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Paul threatens filibuster over FISA program

Sen. Rand Paul said he plans to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) if necessary, as the House prepares to vote on a six-year extension of the program.

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Rand Paul: I had pain of 1,000 knives

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he is still in pain "every day, all day" after his Kentucky neighbor allegedly attacked him from behind, resulting in six broken ribs and bruised lungs.

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Cyprus company sues ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort for fraud

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort faced a new legal headache on Wednesday after a Cyprus-based company tied to a Russian oligarch sued him and his business partner Richard Gates over allegations they committed financial fraud by misappropriating millions of dollars.

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Cyprus company sues ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort for financial fraud

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort faced a new legal headache on Wednesday after a Cyprus-based company sued him and his business partner Richard Gates over allegations they committed financial fraud by misappropriating millions of dollars.

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

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

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

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

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Only Thing Turkey and the U.S. Can Agree On

Relations between the two countries have reached a low. But trying to pressure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could result in greater instability.

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed and the Firm Behind Russia Dossier

Saying “enough is enough,” Michael D. Cohen filed the defamation suit after denying for the past year that he played any part in a conspiracy to help elect President Trump.

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YouTube responds a week after Logan Paul video

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Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier

The president called the Steele report ‘fake news.’ A year later, it’s clear that’s not the case.

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

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: My Invitation From Donald Trump Jr.’s Father

A missed opportunity “to Learn the Trump Family’s Most Successful Wealth Creation Secrets.”

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Lootings, scattered protests hit Venezuelan industrial city

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

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

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

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In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.

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Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From the Shadows for the Russia Election Investigation

Glenn R. Simpson’s firm quietly compiled the notorious dossier of possible links between President Trump and Russia. Then it became public.

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

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

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Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr., not Manafort: author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comment that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a group of Russians was "treasonous" focused on President Donald Trump's son and not his former campaign manager, as Bannon now maintains, the author of a book containing the remark said on Monday.

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Oprah isn't the only celebrity who might have a future in politics

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night prompted wishful calls for the star to run for president -- and two of the TV icon's close friends told CNN that Winfrey is "actively thinking" about seeking the Oval Office in 2020.

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Analysis: Bannon knows groveling is his only hope now

No matter what President Donald Trump says now, Steve Bannon knows him better than just about anybody.

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

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

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In jab at hardliners, Rouhani says Iran protests were not only economic

LONDON (Reuters) - Protests that shook Iran were not just aimed at the economy, President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday, remarks suggesting the real targets were powerful conservatives opposed to his plans to expand individual freedoms at home and promote detente abroad.

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

Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role

An Israeli insurance company’s previously undisclosed $30 million investment in Jared Kushner’s family company could fuel the perception of conflicts of interest.

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

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

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Ron Paul: Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

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

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

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Director Paul Haggis denies sexual misconduct accusations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis on Friday denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women, including two who accused him of rape.

Sewers and Sewage nytimes.com

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

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

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

Op-Ed Contributors: Did Trump Obstruct Justice?

New reporting makes for a compelling case that he did, on multiple counts.

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As Macron embarks on China tour, reciprocity is the word

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

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Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

New York City nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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Cold comfort: Chinese city eases gas rationing as snow hits

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

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

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation

The special counsel’s investigation has uncovered several incidents involving the president that raise questions about whether he obstructed justice.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Vocations: Keeping People Safe in New York City Emergencies

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

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

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

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

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

Exercise nytimes.com

Fit City: Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

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

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

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

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

Books and Literature nytimes.com

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

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

Gerwig, Greta nytimes.com

Greta Gerwig: My Mother, My City

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

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Mexico City should allow marijuana cultivation, mayoral hopeful says

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

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Manafort sues Mueller over Russia probe

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

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

Paul Manafort Sues Mueller and Asks a Judge to Narrow the Russia Investigation

The highly unusual lawsuit says the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was given an overly broad mandate and needs to be reined in.

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Manafort sues Mueller

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

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Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort sued Robert Mueller on Wednesday, alleging that the special counsel's wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.

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Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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Is this the most European city in North America?

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

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

Talk: Masha Gessen Is Worried About Outrage Fatigue

The journalist on alternative facts, what Putin thinks of Trump and whether the Mueller investigation will be able to prove collusion.

Wilde, Olivia nytimes.com

Skin Deep: Olivia Wilde Doesn’t Do a Painted-on Face

The actress is all about finding natural products that work.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

The attack on our firm, Fusion GPS, is a diversionary tactic by Republicans who don’t want to investigate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

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Who is Logan Paul?

The name Logan Paul rocketed atop Twitter's trending topics Tuesday morning after the YouTube star apologized for posting a video that appeared to show a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest infamous for suicides.

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

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

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Only a small slice of corporate America has shared tax savings with workers so far

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YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

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We should note when the president cites conspiracy theories like today's reference to the 'deep state'

Here is a tweet from the President of the United States Tuesday morning:

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Paul posts emotional apology

YouTube star Logan Paul is facing sharp criticism after posting video of a suicide victim that he came across in a forest in Japan.

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Trump again at war with 'deep state' Justice Department

President Donald Trump leveled his latest criticism of the Justice Department on Tuesday, suggesting the executive department is part of a "deep state" that he believes has sought to undermine him.

Dancing nytimes.com

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

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

Logan Paul nytimes.com

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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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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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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Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske in Shenzhen Open

(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded American Alison Riske 4-6 6-3 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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China names acting mayor for city of Tianjin after bribery scandal

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

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Peter Martins Retires From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

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

de Blasio, Bill nytimes.com

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

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

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North Korea's Kim 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un warned the United States on Monday he had a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea was threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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North Korea's Kim says 'open to dialogue' with South Korea, will only use nukes if threatened

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.

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

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser, was the improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

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

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Electricity still out to 45% in Puerto Rico

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

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

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

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Apartment fire in New York City kills 12 including four children

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

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

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

Emotions nytimes.com

Gray Matter: The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions

Willpower is for chumps. Here’s what actually works.

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

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

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Interior Department said reversing the Obama-era regulations would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on the energy industry.

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New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

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

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Twelve dead in New York City apartment fire: mayor

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

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At least six reported dead in New York City apartment fire

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

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Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

The president said in an interview on Thursday that the special counsel will treat him fairly, contradicting a campaign by some Republicans to discredit the investigation.

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At least 15 seriously injured in New York City blaze

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

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

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

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New York City murders seen dropping below 300 in 2017

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

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BRIEF-NOW Inc Announces Appointment Of Paul Coppinger To The Board Of Directors

* NOW INC. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PAUL M. COPPINGER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: For England’s Next Generation, Shine of Youth Trophies Only Carries So Far

Halfway through the league season, a talented crop of young English players is finding that age-group success doesn’t necessarily translate to Premier League minutes.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

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

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

cnn.com

Bannon adviser: Paul Ryan challenger is 'dead to us'

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

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

Bamboo nytimes.com

Patch of Bamboo Creates New Legal Thicket for Connecticut City

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

Perfumes and Fragrances nytimes.com

Skin Deep: What Perfume Are You Wearing? Now You Never Have to Tell

At Perfumarie, you smell scents on tap. The catch? You aren’t allowed to know what they are.

Dancing nytimes.com

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

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

Movies nytimes.com

Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’

The stars and director of the provocative psychosexual drama detail the controlled chaos of the shoot Mr. Day-Lewis says will be his last.

environmentNews reuters.com

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

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

Language and Languages nytimes.com

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

The Taushiro tribe vanished into the jungles of the Amazon basin in Peru generations ago. Amadeo García García is now the last native speaker of their language.

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

New York’s Attorney General in Battle With Trump

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

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Militants attack Nigerian city at center of conflict with Boko Haram

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

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Russia's FinMin: crypto FX should only be traded by professionals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday that cryptocurrencies should be traded only by professional investors, not in the mainstream.

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

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

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Dominant Manchester City make it 17 in a row

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

cnn.com

Dems, GOP deeply divided on sexual harassment

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, according to a new CNN poll.

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

F.B.I. Director Wants to Move Forward, but the President Is Making His Job Harder

Five months since Christopher Wray started the job, President Trump’s verbal assaults have put Mr. Wray and his team in a difficult position.

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BRIEF-Party City Announces Repurchase Of Common Stock

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

New York City nytimes.com

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

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

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South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

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

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

Editorial: Forget the Strategy Paper. Watch What He Does.

President Trump’s first security strategy statement says many of the right things, but the administration’s actions tell a different story.

healthNews reuters.com

Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

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UPDATE 2-Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

Trump may be holding off from firing the special counsel. That doesn’t mean he’s safe.

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BRIEF-UpLift Increases Lending Capacity To $200 Mln, Closes $90 Mln New Financing

* UPLIFT - UPLIFT INCREASES ITS LENDING CAPACITY TO $200 MILLION AND CLOSES $90 MILLION NEW FINANCING AS IT CONTINUES TO ADD TRAVEL PARTNERS

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BRIEF-Apache Corp Secures 500 MMCF Per Day Of Natural Gas Transport Capacity Via Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project​

* APACHE CORP - ‍HAD SECURED 500 MILLION CUBIC FEET PER DAY OF NATURAL GAS TRANSPORT CAPACITY VIA GULF COAST EXPRESS PIPELINE PROJECT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Presidents and Presidency (US) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Presidential Incapacity: A Holiday Gift Guide

Perfect last-minute choices for any person, inspired by Donald Trump, thinking about the history of the 25th Amendment.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

A ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Strikes Romans as a Symbol of Their City’s Decline

With its needles falling rapidly, Rome’s official Christmas tree is a sorry sight. They call it Spelacchio, or Mangy.

Embezzlement nytimes.com

Presidential Ally Is Arrested, and Mexico Corruption Investigation Deepens

A former treasurer of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s party is one of several people suspected in an embezzlement scheme intended to lift the party in state elections.

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Florida man pleads guilty to Kansas City 9/11 memorial bomb plot

(Reuters) - A Florida man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty of trying to enlist a person to bomb a Kansas City, Missouri, memorial for first responders killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Carmen Fariña, Head of New York City Schools, Is Retiring

The chancellor’s tenure was marked by a steady march forward, not a great transformation, as happened under the previous administration.

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Man United knocked out by Bristol City in League Cup shock

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol City, from English soccer's second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarter-finals as they knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at their Ashton Gate home on Wednesday.

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

U.S. Punishes Chechen Leader in New Sanctions Against Russians

Sanctions could be a sign the Trump administration is heightening pressure on some Russians despite a more accommodating tone with President Vladimir V. Putin.

cnn.com

Paul Ryan addresses retirement rumors

Paul Ryan tells "Good Morning America" that he has no plans to retire despite rumors that he will leave the House in 2018.

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BRIEF-Baidu And Xiongan New Area Sign Strategic Agreement To Develop Smart City

* BAIDU AND XIONGAN NEW AREA SIGN STRATEGIC AGREEMENT TO DEVELOP SMART CITY

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

Alexandria (Egypt) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: An Ancient Egyptian City Stays Vibrant

Alexandria, which has reinvented itself frequently over the centuries, still delights — and provides great deals for travelers, too.

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Afghanistan political turmoil deepens as regional leader ousted

KABUL (Reuters) - One of the main parties behind Afghanistan's Western-backed government warned President Ashraf Ghani that it could withdraw its support unless he reversed the dismissal of one of its most powerful regional governors this week.

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South Korea says delay in military drills aimed only at ensuring peaceful Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials said on Wednesday a proposed delay in military drills with the United States was aimed at ensuring a peaceful 2018 Winter Olympics, not ending the North Korean missile crisis, as relations with China suffered new setbacks.

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Exclusive: China's border city with North Korea eases tourism curbs - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tourists are still visiting Pyongyang from China's border city of Dandong, tourism sources say, even after authorities unofficially halted the tours just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China last month.

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BRIEF-Bombardier Transportation To Build Additional 27 VLocity Railcars For Victorian State Government

* BOMBARDIER KEEPS REGIONAL VICTORIA'S RAIL NETWORK MOVING WITH ADDITIONAL VLOCITY RAILCARS

environmentNews reuters.com

NY City Comptroller proposes pension funds to cut fossil fuel portfolio

(Reuters) - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said on Tuesday his office would propose to the trustees of the NYC pension funds to explore stopping additional investments in fossil fuels and increasing investments in clean energy.

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Bravo for City in shootout win, Arsenal also into semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders reached the League Cup semi-finals with a penalty shootout victory at Leicester City after a 1-1 draw following extra time on Tuesday.

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South Carolina capital could be first U.S. city to ban gun bump stocks

(Reuters) - South Carolina's capital on Tuesday could become the first U.S. city to ban the use of bump stocks, a gun accessory that has drawn national scrutiny after being found among the Las Vegas mass shooter's arsenal of weapons in the October rampage.

cnn.com

Paul Ryan: Tax bill is a generation-defining moment

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) describes the Republican tax reform bill as a defining moment of this generation.

Rowe, Norman (Dr.) nytimes.com

Skin Deep: When a Man Needs a Safe Place

At the Club House, a medical man-cave opening this week, a guy can get his private procedures without (gasp) women.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Romans decry 'Mangy', city's threadbare Christmas tree, as symbol of decline

ROME (Reuters) - Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol, which speaks instead of branches, lovely and steadfast.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Co-Diagnostics Enters Into Lease For Upgraded Laboratory Facility In Salt Lake City

* CO-DIAGNOSTICS - ENTERS INTO LEASE FOR BIOLOGICAL SAFETY LEVEL 2 LABORATORY FACILITY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

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South Carolina capital poised to be first U.S. city to ban gun bump stocks

(Reuters) - South Carolina's capital on Tuesday could become the first U.S. city to ban the use of bump stocks, a gun accessory that has drawn national scrutiny after being found among the Las Vegas mass shooter's arsenal of weapons in October.

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Salt Lake City 'expects' to bid for 2030 Winter Games

(Reuters) - Salt Lake City officials expect the Utah capital to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and say it already has the infrastructure in place to host a low-cost Games, local media reported on Monday.

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BRIEF-Sikorsky Says Received Notice City Of San Diego Intends To Award Contract For 1 S-70I Black Hawk Helicopter

* SIKORSKY SAYS RECEIVED NOTICE CITY OF SAN DIEGO INTENDS TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR 1 S-70I BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER IN BASELINE CONFIGURATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Uber's license in UK city Cambridge extended for five years

LONDON (Reuters) - The British university city of Cambridge extended Uber's operating license for five years on Monday in a boost to the taxi app which is battling to keep its cars on the road in London, its most important European market. [nL8N1OB2GY]

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UPDATE 1-Uber's licence in UK city Cambridge extended for five years

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The British university city of Cambridge extended Uber's operating licence for five years on Monday in a boost to the taxi app which is battling to keep its cars on the road in London, its most important European market.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

New York City Will Close or Merge 19 Schools, Most From Renewal Program

The schools in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature program get extra support and money, but a number have struggled to make progress. Some schools will graduate out.

Fencing (Sport) nytimes.com

Fit City: The Force Is With Them

Members of Rogue Alliance meet regularly to learn and practice martial arts, stage combat, sword fighting, and saber choreography.

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Uber's operating license in UK city Cambridge extended for five years-report

LONDON (Reuters) - The university city of Cambridge extended Uber's operating license for five years, Cambridge News reported on Monday, in a rare boost for the taxi app which is battling to keep its cars on the road in London.

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

Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

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

Feature: What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know?

He has been wiretapped by the F.B.I. and grilled by congressional investigators over his suspected Russia connections. But the Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser can’t seem to stop talking.

cnn.com

Top architects build elaborate Gingerbread City

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

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UPDATE 2-Thai Bev only bidder seeking to buy $5 bln stake in Vietnam's Sabeco

* Some bidders discouraged by rich valuations - sources (Recasts with Thai Bev's statement on Sabeco)

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Gunmen assassinate mayor of Libya's biggest port city

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen fatally shot the mayor of Libya's third-largest city, Misrata, late on Sunday, ambushing his car inside the city, security officials said.

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

Trump Lawyer Says Mueller Illegally Obtained Transition Emails

The move was the latest in the mounting attacks by the president and his surrogates on the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

sportsNews reuters.com

Dazzling Man City disappearing into the distance

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City soared above the fog swirling round the Etihad Stadium to demolish Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 and leave the rest of the Premier League peering into the distance in search of Pep Guardiola's record-breaking team on Saturday.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: The Real Russia Scandal

It’s not just what they did to us. It’s our leader’s sympathy with a dictator.

domesticNews reuters.com

Student borrowers under most stress in New York City's poorest areas

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's poorest neighborhoods are home to the city's student borrowers under the most stress, according to a central bank report released on Friday showing "troublingly high" loan default and delinquency rates mainly in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings.

cnn.com

Manafort gets GPS a monitor and a curfew

A federal judge has released former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort from house arrest on $10 million bail.

Basketball nytimes.com

On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.

Seafood nytimes.com

City Kitchen: A Different Kind of Christmas Dinner: Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry

Spicy sizzled shrimp are an impressive, festive dish from a different Christmas tradition.

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

President Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. Role in Russia Inquiry

President Trump stepped up his criticism of some F.B.I. agents helping to investigate possible Russian involvement in his campaign, calling it a “very sad thing to watch.”

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MOVES-Insurance broker Marsh names Paul Moody CEO of UK specialties division

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Marsh, the insurance broker arm of Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc, appointed Paul Moody chief executive officer of its UK specialties division, effective Jan. 1.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Power Corporation Announces The Retirement Of Henri-Paul Rousseau

* POWER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF HENRI-PAUL ROUSSEAU

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Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) - Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city's urban villages.