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Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

New York City nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments

The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.

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The latest storm will cover the Midwest in ice and snow

The storm system that brought much-needed rain but deadly mudflows to southern California has swept through the Southern Plains and is now making a significant impact with rain, sleet and snow in the East.

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U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 billion of new cash in latest week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based equity funds attract $12 bln of new cash in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quotes, table) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Investors' appetite for risk was on display this week as U.S.-based equity mutual funds attracted $1.45 billion of net inflows, their third straight week of inflows, and U.S.-based equity exchange-traded funds attracted $10.6 billion, according to Lipper data on Thursday. Moving in sympathy with equities, U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds attracted $2.65 billion in the week ended Wednesday, their second

Gordon Matta-Clark nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

The Bronx Museum’s beautifully staged, streamlined version of the artist’s career still conveys a full picture of his radical sensibility.

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Trump calls for review of libel laws (again) in his latest salvo against free press

East, Anderson nytimes.com

Album Review: On ‘Encore,’ Anderson East Revisits the Rough Soul of Yesteryear

The singer and songwriter takes his homages to the South’s heritage sounds to the next level on his second major-label album.

Arpaio, Joseph M nytimes.com

Editorial Observer: Joe Arpaio’s Latest Offense — Running for Senate

On a day of hope for a breakthrough on immigration, the race-baiting ex-sheriff pardoned by the president makes a pathetic plea for attention.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: In Solo Shows, Lip-Syncing ‘Hamlet’ and Investigating Home Movies

At the 14th Under the Radar festival, artists working with found audio and video stretch the boundaries of theater.

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House Foreign Affairs Chair Royce latest Republican leaving Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term representing his southern California district, a seat that could be a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

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U.S. Rep. Royce is latest House Republican to announce retirement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term to serve his southern California district, a seat seen as a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

Seafood nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke

In Honolulu, where our critic grew up, the quintessential marinated-fish dish appears in a welter of different styles and stores.

Television nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Golden Globes Get (Halfway) Woke

There was consensus from the stage and dissonance on the red carpet in a broadcast that was half party, half protest.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

Rap and Hip-Hop nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop’s Year of Dangerous Living Put the Accused on the Charts

In Hollywood and the media, allegations of misconduct brought down powerful men. But the opposite happened in rap, creating a crisis between creators and consumers.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

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Which countries have the latest bedtimes for kids?

It's a precious moment for families around the world when twilight falls, children yawn and bedtime routines engage.

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BRIEF-HP Recalls Batteries For Notebook Computers, Mobile Workstations Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

* HP RECALLS BATTERIES FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS AND MOBILE WORKSTATIONS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

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Trump's latest on Bannon: 'He called me a great man last night'

President Donald Trump heralded Steve Bannon's praise for him on Thursday in his first public comments since he released a fiery statement slamming his former White House chief strategist.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes

Joyce J. Scott explores the terrain between craft and art in her glass-beaded series focusing on racism and violence.

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RPT-Euronext becomes latest exchange to escape competition rule

PARIS/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Euronext has joined a growing list of exchanges to win a reprieve from a new rule aimed at promoting competition in clearing services for derivatives trades.

New York City nytimes.com

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

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

Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Scandals Keep Breaking, but Restaurateurs Have Yet to Own Up

The silence from chefs and owners has been deafening, but they need to admit and address the sexual predation that seems endemic to the business.

Dancing nytimes.com

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

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

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Nine dead in latest outbreak of Brazilian prison violence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nine inmates were killed, 14 were injured, and dozens escaped in a prison riot on Monday, national news media reported, in the latest example of Brazil's continuing difficulties maintaining control over its notoriously violent penal system.

Astrology nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How Astrology Took Over the Internet

Suddenly trendy again, astrology checks several boxes for viral-happy content: It provides an easy framework for personalized material, speaks to young women and accesses ’90s nostalgia.

Prison Escapes nytimes.com

Why an Upstate Prisoner With a History of Escape Foiled His Latest

He cooked up an ingenious scheme to break out of prison. So he tried to make a deal. But it wasn’t just any plan. And he wasn’t just any inmate.

Chefs nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Action Bronson, the Leader of the Most Joyously Disorienting Show on Late Night

“The Untitled Action Bronson Show” is not quite a talk show, not quite a cooking show, not quite a variety show. But it somehow all works.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

The archrivals of the Middle East appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul their repressive rules for women.

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U.S. jobless claims steady in latest week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

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.

Radio City Music Hall nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: And a Child Shall Lead Them … Elsewhere

All our critic wanted was to stop judging and share a holiday show with her daughter. But her pint-size companion had other ideas.

Blacks nytimes.com

Critic’s Take: The Glow From ‘The Fire Next Time’

How James Baldwin’s incendiary work illuminated his era, as well as ours.

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Federal judge partially lifts Trump's latest refugee restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Seattle partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's newest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the latest legal defeat for his efforts to curtail immigration and travel to the United States.

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Federal judge partially blocks Trump's latest refugee restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge James Robart, a federal judge in Seattle, partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's latest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday.

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SpaceX's latest launch sparks UFO fears

Decisions and Verdicts nytimes.com

Appeals Court Rules Against Latest Travel Ban

The ruling was a procedural step but an important one, paving the way for the Supreme Court to review the case.

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Appeals court rejects Trump's latest travel ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban violates federal law.

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Latest Tokyo budget down $300 million to $12.6 billion, more cuts eyed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled on Friday a budget of $12.6 billion for the next Summer Olympics, a $300 million reduction from projections earlier this year, and said they are targeting more cuts in a bid to reduce the burden on Japanese taxpayers.

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Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Museums nytimes.com

Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

The Museum of the City of New York show is a history of skating and its long-lost ice palaces, where single show-offs and romantic duos once glided.

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South Sudan’s government, rebel groups sign ceasefire in latest bid to end four-year civil war

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday that also allows humanitarian groups unfettered access to civilians caught in the fighting, the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war.

Chaplains nytimes.com

In an Unforgiving Sport, They Minister to Hearts and Souls

A chaplain is part of the team for about three-quarters of England’s professional teams, offering spiritual or secular counseling to the players.

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Russian Foreign Ministry says latest U.S. sanctions are 'grotesque'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The latest U.S. sanctions imposed on five Russians and Chechens are grotesque and groundless, and Moscow will hit back with tit-for-tat sanctions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-China's Didi Chuxing Raised $4 Bln In Its Latest Round Of Funding- WSJ, Citing Sources

* CHINA'S RIDE-SHARING PLATFORM DIDI CHUXING TECHNOLOGY HAS RAISED $4 BILLION IN ITS LATEST ROUND OF FUNDING- WSJ, CITING SOURCES

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Britain's Brexit rebels offer compromise on latest EU exit laws row

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers who inflicted defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May last week in parliament over Brexit have signaled a possible compromise to avoid another row on Wednesday when legislation taking Britain out of the EU is debated.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Trump Nominee Withdraws in Latest Judicial Setback for White House

The nominee, Matthew Petersen, was the third in recent days to remove himself from consideration, another embarrassment for the White House selection process.

Museums nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: In Jackson, Feeling the Blows, the Bullets and the Tears

The new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum refuses to sugarcoat history. Fine art museums have a lot to learn from the example.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: When Disenfranchised Lives and American Ideals Collide Onstage

Three small, powerful pieces of political theater consider those wounded by racism and xenophobia.

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Buffett's latest milestone: Berkshire stock hits $300,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's stock price touched $300,000 for the first time on Monday, reflecting investors' confidence in Warren Buffett's conglomerate despite four straight quarters of lower operating profit.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How to Fall Under a Butoh-like Spell

Change is glacial in Kota Yamazaki’s “Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination”; Indah Walsh’s “homespun” is playful and benign.

Podcasts nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure

It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our past?

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UPDATE 4-Russia hit by $3.4 bln Promsvyazbank bailout in latest bank blow

* Trio of failures biggest upset in 20 years (Adds details, quotes, background)

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Paul Ryan 'soul searching' about his future in Congress, his friends say

House Speaker Paul Ryan has had soul searching conversations about his future with friends, some of his close friends tell CNN.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers ...)

Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.

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Latest fire in Chinese capital kills five despite safety blitz

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire in a southern neighborhood of the Chinese capital, Beijing, early on Wednesday killed five people, the government said, just weeks after another deadly blaze in the city prompted a crackdown against migrant workers.

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Europe moves closer to own satnav system with latest Galileo launch

BERLIN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Tuesday, taking the number in orbit to 22 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system, lessening its dependence on the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS.

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Lending startup Affirm valued at $1.8 bln in latest financing round

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley lending startup Affirm said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a fresh round of funding, boosting prospects as the firm aims to go after the market for millennial shoppers needing loans.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: At Ailey, a Dance Set to Coltrane Finds a Somber Radiance

Jamar Roberts’s new “Members Don’t Get Weary” was emotional and virtuosic. And Twyla Tharp’s 1983 “Golden Section,” set to David Byrne, returned.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Nureyev’ Opens at Bolshoi After Delay and Much Speculation

The ballet had its premiere on Saturday in front of a starry crowd that didn’t include its director, who’s under house arrest.

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CHIP funding latest victim of DC dysfunction

Ari Richter grabs the finger-stick glucose monitor from his mother's hand, insisting that he can do it himself. The 4-year-old presses the point against his chubby index finger until it pricks the skin to release a droplet of blood.

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Peru's Kuczynski says graft probe went too far with latest raid

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that authorities leading an expanding graft investigation into Brazilian builder Odebrecht had gone too far by raiding the offices of the rightwing opposition party that rules Congress.

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The President's decision on Jerusalem is the latest instance of honoring bumper-sticker vows to supporters

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Minnesota's two-year budget springs a leak in latest forecast

(Reuters) - Minnesota's biennial budget faces a deficit for the first time since 2013 as state revenue is expected to fall while expenditures climb, according to a forecast released on Tuesday.

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Should I Put Away My James Levine Recordings?

Our critic reflects on the legacy of the revered Metropolitan Opera conductor, who has been suspended by the company after sexual abuse accusations.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Latest Stumbling Block in Brexit Talks: The Irish Question

A Northern Irish party scuppered a deal Prime Minister Theresa May had reached with the E.U. The deal was a prerequisite for the next stage of talks.

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Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Alvin Ailey Dancers Return Like Conquering Heroes

The differences between the Ailey dancers is of greater consequence than the difference between the works they’re dancing.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, Explained

President Trump’s tweet that he knew his former national security adviser had lied to the F.B.I. is seen by some as evidence that he obstructed justice. But his lawyer says a president cannot violate such laws.

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U.S. appeals courts to consider legality of Trump's latest travel ban

(Reuters) - Federal appeals courts in the states of Washington and Virginia are set to hear arguments this week on the legality of President Donald Trump's most recent travel ban, which sharply limits visitors and immigrants from eight countries, six of them Muslim-majority.

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Idorsia to get $230 mln from J&J in latest hypertension deal

ZURICH, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Idorsia, the Swiss drugmaker spun off from Actelion after it was bought by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), will receive a one-time payment of $230 million from J&J's Janssen unit as they partner on aprocitentan for resistant hypertension.

Francis nytimes.com

Reporter’s Notebook: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

Pope Francis, criticized for not using the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, said that using the term “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

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Tiger Woods shows signs of substance in latest comeback

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Schumer quiet on latest Franken allegation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not comment on a woman's new allegation Thursday that she was inappropriately touched by Sen. Al Franken years ago, a Schumer spokesman told CNN.

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

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

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

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

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New details on N. Korea's latest missile

North Korea has test-fired a brand new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which experts said shows a major advance in technology and threat.

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She's the latest female anchor to find herself in a tough spot

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Challengers back at Supreme Court hoping to block latest travel ban

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Toyota taps Denso exec as CFO in latest management shuffle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday appointed a senior official at its biggest parts supplier as a top executive, promoting cooperation with its group companies as it pushes to compete in developing lower-emission cars and automated driving functions.

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The 'Access Hollywood' tape is Trump's latest conspiracy

Buried in a New York Times piece seeking to explain why President Donald Trump is defending embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama is this eye-opening paragraph:

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why Plays About Sexual Assault Are Too Murky for Our Own Good

He-said, she-said ambiguities are certainly dramatic. But they also ignore hard truths that we need to hear right now.

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Soul Train Awards 2017: The winners

It was a big night for Bruno Mars at this year's Soul Train Awards.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

Movies nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On

The film version of a book often has an unfair advantage. But R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel offers much more than meets the eye.

Magic and Magicians nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Fool Me Twice? Yes, Please

A pair of magic shows set in unusual sites have even jaded New York audiences happily losing their minds.

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China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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UPDATE 3-China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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BRIEF-KKR said latest offer price for Hitachi Kokusai is final - Hitachi Kokusai

* KKR said latest offer price for Hitachi Kokusai is final and won't be changed - Hitachi Kokusai Source text in Japanese: [http://apac1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/Apps/news-monitor ] Further company coverage: (Reporting by Junko Fujita)

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China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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UPDATE 2-China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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Rockwell Automation rebuffs Emerson's latest $29 billion bid

(Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc rejected Emerson Electric Co's sweetened $29 billion takeover offer on Wednesday, in its strongest rebuttal to date of the proposed combination of two of the world's largest factory equipment makers.

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UPDATE 2-Rockwell Automation rebuffs Emerson's latest $29 billion bid

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc rejected Emerson Electric Co's sweetened $29 billion takeover offer on Wednesday, in its strongest rebuttal to date of the proposed combination of two of the world's largest factory equipment makers.

Actors and Actresses nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Who We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Weinstein

After Annabella Sciorra told her story about Harvey Weinstein, I watched her work again — and wondered what might have been.

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Analysis: Trump's latest tweets crossed a line

Before 6 a.m. ET, Donald Trump had already sent two tweets about the self-proclaimed "big baller" LaVar Ball.

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Rockwell Automation rebuffs Emerson's latest bid

(Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc on Wednesday rejected rival Emerson Electric Co's sweetened takeover offer, saying the $29 billion bid undervalued the industrial automation company and that a merger would dampen its growth prospects.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges

The House Democratic leader called for harassment charges against the House’s most senior member, John Conyers Jr., to be subjected to an ethics inquiry.

Duras, Marguerite nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional

Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.

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Sumo: Japan's national sport wrestles with latest act of violence

FUKUOKA/TOKYO, Japan - (Reuters) - A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan's ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.

Mahindra Group nytimes.com

Indian Automaker’s Plant Is Latest Sign of Detroit Comeback

Mahindra will open the area’s first new vehicle assembly factory in 25 years, building off-road vehicles. The move may signal larger ambitions in the American market.

Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed.

Streaming services have more stage offerings than ever — from great actors in early roles to recent Broadway musicals, captured live. Plus “Hamlet” in Lithuanian.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’

Men get away with bad behavior under the guise of show business in both comedy and politics. Too often, women are just the material.

Arts and Antiquities Looting nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Void at the Heart of ‘Gurlitt: Status Report’

Cornelius Gurlitt’s trove of inherited art, hidden for decades, is finally on view in two exhibitions. But bringing it into the light can’t dispel his ghost.

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Editorial Notebook: Dear Nobel Winners, Mr. Trump Has All the Brains He Needs

The president won’t meet this year’s American laureates, no surprise for “a very intelligent person” with no need for science.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: East Side, West Side: Lighting the Way, Darkly

Two new works by the choreographers Marjani Forté-Saunders and Gillian Walsh make dramatic use of the Manhattan spaces in which they are performed.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: What Christian Artifacts of the Middle East Can Show Us About Tolerance

An exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at 2,000 years of Christians in the Arab World. It has a message for France — and for us all.

Latin Grammy Awards nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Two Operas With Nothing in Common, Except Exhausted Women

“Thaïs” at the Met and “The Mother of Us All” in Hudson, N.Y., are unlikely partners in reflecting the difficult realities of female lives.

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UPDATE 1-Sales growth at Walmart's Asda slows in latest quarter

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, the world's largest retailer, on Thursday reported a slowdown in its rate of sales growth despite industry inflation and very weak comparative numbers.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Our critic won’t weigh in on the painting’s authenticity, but he will tell you what he saw: a blank-eyed Christ, meek and monotonous.

Jones, Sharon Lafaye (1956- ) nytimes.com

Album Review: Sharon Jones Says Farewell With ‘Soul of a Woman’

The final album by the soul singer, who died in 2016, had every bit of her energy and spirit.

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Exclusive: Mattel snubs Hasbro's latest acquisition approach - sources

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Inc's latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the world's two largest toy companies.

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

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Latest Singapore transit train mishap injures 28

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore mass transit train bumped into another at a station on Wednesday injuring 28 people, authorities said, the latest mishap on the transit system in a city-state that has long prided itself on its efficient public services.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: When the Body Is a Canvas, Accented With Paint or Peanuts

Yvonne Meier turned ordinary objects (tomatoes, Band-Aids) into tools for artistic expression; Jillian Sweeney engaged with memory and storytelling.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Reporter’s Notebook: Trump in Asia: A ‘Very Epic’ Charm Offensive

Like most things he undertakes, President Trump treated his 12-day trip as a test of his own personal charisma.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment promotes Elana Sofko to COO

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment Inc

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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UPDATE 1-Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

cnn.com

The latest: Top Senate Republicans not sold on Luther Strange

Theater nytimes.com

Brantley in Britain: On London Stages, Britain Considers Its Divided Soul

New plays from Mike Bartlett and James Graham pose E.M. Forster’s newly urgent question of who inherits England

technologyNews reuters.com

Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure - sources

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

Movies nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Louis C.K. and Hollywood’s Canon of Creeps

In his new film “I Love You, Daddy,” the comic surveys male pathologies, nods at Woody Allen and reaffirms cinema’s long history of exploiting women.

Television nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: On ‘The Good Doctor,’ the Anti-Antihero Is In

A decade after the rude genius of “House,” ABC’s sentimental hit drama focuses on the “care” part of health care.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How the Myth of the Artistic Genius Excuses the Abuse of Women

To some, assessing an artist’s work in light of his biography is blasphemous. But it’s time to do away with the idea that they’re separate.

Dobbs, Lou nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: President Trump Finds His TV Niche in Softball Interviews

The president styles himself a fighter, but when it comes to television, he prefers allies who help mold his image like “The Apprentice” once did.

cnn.com

How Christians can respond to this latest church shooting

cnn.com

Analysis: Paul Ryan's latest line in the sand on Trump? Firing Mueller

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent the past two years drawing lines in the sand regarding President Donald Trump -- and then erasing them when Trump, inevitably, overstepped.

cnn.com

Latest Weinstein allegations could lead to arrest

The latest sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein could result in the first criminal charges against the movie mogul, an NYPD source familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Movies nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: George Clooney’s Awkward White Guilt in ‘Suburbicon’

In his directorial projects, it seems that dignified is the only way Mr. Clooney wants to imagine black people.

Gospel Music nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.

cnn.com

Analysis: Latest proof Trump is our first pundit president

Cable television is at the center of Donald Trump's life. It's stoked his interest in politics, informed him (sort of!) on policy and sharpened his natural instincts for attack and confrontation.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Stranger From the Past Confronts Roddy Doyle’s Latest Hero

“Smile,” the author’s 11th novel, is the closest thing he’s written to a psychological thriller.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Kevin Spacey embroiled in Hollywood's latest sexual misconduct scandal

(Reuters) - Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, an encounter the two-time Oscar winner denied recalling but attributed to drunkenness as he also came out as a gay man on Twitter.

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UPDATE 6-Kevin Spacey embroiled in Hollywood's latest sexual misconduct scandal

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Actor Kevin Spacey has apologized for an alleged attempt to seduce a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, an encounter the two-time Oscar winner denied recalling but attributed to drunkenness as he also came out as a gay man on Twitter.

Poet in Spain (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Poet in Spain’ Offers New Translations of Lorca’s Soulful Work

The translator Sarah Arvio bypasses Federico García Lorca’s New York poems, focusing instead on what she calls his “moonlit earthbound Spanish poems.”

Jazz nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: At 100, Thelonious Monk Gets a Hero’s Celebration

Monk@100, a 10-day festival in North Carolina, showed what makes him jazz’s most popular composer to cover, and one of its most difficult.

French Language nytimes.com

Notebook: Learning French With Flashy, Sassy Christine

A textbook featuring a stylish student with the world on a string charmed a 12-year-old, and changed her life.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Kurdish Leader Quits, Latest Fallout From Much-Criticized Independence Vote

Massoud Barzani had pushed for the independence referendum that many Kurdish leaders now see as a catastrophic blunder.

topNews reuters.com

Iceland leans toward leftist government in latest vote count

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, ousted the center-right government in an election that could pave the way for a young charismatic opposition leader to form a left-leaning coalition, vote counts indicated on Sunday.

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Libyans dig for water in latest test for capital's residents

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Across Libya's capital residents have started drilling through pavements to access wells in a desperate search for water after the taps ran dry in a new low for living conditions.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Dutch Treasure Trove Returns to New Amsterdam

TEFAF, the grand daddy of art fairs, comes to the Park Avenue Armory. Here, a few highlights you shouldn’t miss.

Podcasts nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Politicians Are Bad at Podcasting

New podcasts hosted by lawmakers put them in a quasi-journalistic role. They do not fare well.

Opera nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: ‘La Bohème’: Should Opera’s Most Beloved Classic Be Changed?

A reboot in London and an upcoming futuristic staging in Paris ask whether and how opera companies can revamp the story of Puccini’s struggling young artists.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Trump’s Latest Show: Choosing a Fed Chairman

President Trump is very publicly deliberating who should lead the Federal Reserve, breaking with the practice of past administrations.

businessNews reuters.com

Amazon's bold spending to be closely watched in latest results

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's audacious spending on original TV shows and movies, its cloud business and an ever-expanding core retail operations, will be closely watched by investors when the retail giant reports results on Thursday.

Tests and Examinations nytimes.com

Notebook: Asian Test-Prep Centers Offer Parents Exactly What They Want: ‘Results’

Like the “cram schools” of Asia, academies prepare students — many from immigrant families — for everything from A.P. exams to New York’s high school admissions test.

Music nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: ‘TRL’ Is Back on MTV, but Undone by the Internet

The afternoon show thrived before phone screens were more enticing than television screens. Only four weeks into its reboot, the seams are visible, and frayed.

cnn.com

Opinion: A battle for the soul of democracy

In the last two weeks, a politically extraordinary sequence of events has occurred in a politically exhausting year, perhaps marking the early formation of a new electoral dividing line.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: $250 for Dinner, Tradition Not Included, at Vespertine

At this otherworldly Los Angeles-area restaurant, the chef Jordan Kahn has stirred up a big buzz with food that claims to have no roots in the past.

Draft and Recruitment (Military) nytimes.com

Editorial Notebook: John Kelly Suggests More Americans Should Have the Honor of Serving. He’s Right.

Requiring everyone to serve in some fashion would be a profoundly democratizing action.

businessNews reuters.com

Google's latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The launch of Alphabet Inc's second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an investigation and issue multiple apologies to customers.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Forced Out By Flooding, Houston’s Opera Gets On With the Show

Its home is closed for the season, recovering from Hurricane Harvey. But Houston Grand Opera opened its “La Traviata” in a makeshift auditorium.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the New York Philharmonic is revisiting his three symphonies, which were often criticized in his lifetime.

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.

cnn.com

Weinstein accuser: What silence does to your soul

technologyNews reuters.com

Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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UPDATE 2-Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 bln funding

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Alphabet leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

(Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc , led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.

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Lyft says Alphabet leads latest $1 billion round of funding

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.

politicsNews reuters.com

Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Bodies in Pain, Protest and Resistance

Works from the Belarus Free Theater and the Freedom Theater explore the drama of confronting authority.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week.

cnn.com

Federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban one day before it was set to take effect.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Venezuelan Opposition Denounces Latest Vote as Ruling Party Makes Gains

The results, with pro-government candidates winning a majority of state races, shocked many and raised new questions about the integrity of the nation’s electoral system.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday questioned attorneys defending the Trump administration about a classified report the government is using to justify its latest ban on citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. judge questions challengers of Trump's latest travel ban

GREENBELT, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. judge lobbed tough questions at attorneys representing refugee groups and immigrant advocates seeking to overturn the Trump administration's latest policy banning citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Making Shakespeare Their Own, Serious and Silly

Two productions that draw on the Bard: an “As You Like It” with echoes of the refugee crisis and a goofy musical based on “Measure for Measure.” In this case, fun wins.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Her electric performances in the 1960s made her an elusive cult heroine. A Numero Group boxed set unravels her true story for the first time.

businessNews reuters.com

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Friday on expectations of broad-based global growth, while the dollar headed for its worst week in five as investors awaited U.S. inflation data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

* European shares near 4-mth highs, Asia hits latest decade high

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Crime: The Latest in Crime Novels: Bad Mothers, Bad Memories and Bad Sex Toys

Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column shows what happens when a daughter turns in her murderer mother, a town confronts a killing and cold cases unfreeze.

worldNews reuters.com

Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site-experts

SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

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Equifax says systems not compromised in latest cyber scare

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday that one of its third-party vendors had been running malicious code on one its web pages, but that the credit reporting agency was not the subject of another cyber attack and its systems were not compromised.

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UPDATE 3-Equifax says systems not compromised in latest cyber scare

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday that one of its third-party vendors had been running malicious code on one its web pages, but that the credit reporting agency was not the subject of another cyber attack and its systems were not compromised.

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Italian government wins latest confidence vote on electoral law

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government on Thursday won the last of three confidence votes it had called on a contested electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.

Movies nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem.

Women helped build the movie industry, but it has long been a male-dominated enterprise that systematically treats women — as a class — as inferior.

Podcasts nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Hand Has Its Social Media Moment

Hands-only videos have taken over social media, turning the disembodied hand into a symbol of artisanal craftsmanship and entrepreneurial zeal.

cnn.com

Affleck and Clooney among latest stars to condemn Weinstein

More Hollywood artists are speaking out against Harvey Weinstein in the wake of a New York Times investigative report alleging the producer of sexual harassment over a period of three decades.

Jazz nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community

The October Revolution in Jazz & Contemporary Music sparked inspiration onstage but fell short of accomplishing the goals of its 1964 predecessor.

Lice nytimes.com

The Checkup: The Latest on Lice

The pediatric role in recent years has largely been to reassure, to beg for calm, and to try to get kids back to school as quickly as possible.

worldNews reuters.com

NATO launches Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

CRAIOVA, Romania (Reuters) - NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

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NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO launches a new multinational force in Romania on Monday in its latest step to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin's 2014 seizure of Crimea.

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At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster - police

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, mainly children, drowned when their boats capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Farewell and Other Dramas at New York City Ballet

The fall season has seen premieres, problems, debuts, major revivals — and a farewell by Rebecca Krohn.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Canada says extremely disappointed by latest Commerce duties on Bombardier

* Canada says "extremely disappointed by and in complete disagreement" with latest Commerce duties Bombardier CSeries jet

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Pain of Fame, With Sondheim, Warhol and Capote as Guides

A definitive revival of the musical “Merrily We Roll Along” and a new play about Andy Warhol and Truman Capote dissect the discontents of celebrity.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Hear the Music Behind Dan Brown’s Latest Novel

The author’s idea for “Origin” began with hearing his brother, Gregory Brown, blend sacred music and science in a Darwin-inspired mass.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Guns and the Soul of America

The gun issue is part of a much larger conflict over values and identity.

technologyNews reuters.com

Switch IPO the latest to limit investor voting rights

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When data center operator Switch Inc goes public on Friday it will be the latest tech firm using special shares to limit the rights of minority investors, making it ineligible for inclusion in the S&P 500 under new rules meant to deter such practices.

cnn.com

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