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Athletics: Olympic hurdles champion McLeod may forgo Commonwealth Games

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Olympics hurdles champion Omar McLeod may miss the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April to focus on defending his world indoor title and trying to break the world record for the 110m hurdles later this year.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Marchers ‘We Are With You All the Way’ and Shows It

For someone who once described himself as “very pro-choice,” Mr. Trump’s transformation into a champion of the anti-abortion cause is a remarkable political evolution.

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S&P, Nasdaq hit records, Dow muted as government shutdown looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks and hitting intraday highs, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.

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US STOCKS-S&P, Nasdaq hit records, Dow muted as govt shutdown looms

* Dow up 0.03 pct, S&P up 0.3 pct, Nasdaq up 0.5 pct (Updates to late afternoon, changes byline, adds dateline NEW YORK)

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House Intel member alleges evidence shows Trump Organization money laundering

California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering.

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Van Jones kicks off new show with Jay-Z

CNN's Van Jones has a brand new show, and it's premiering with one serious superstar of a guest: rapper Jay-Z.

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Video shows car careen toward truck driver

A car in Detroit slid on ice and nearly hit a tow truck driver. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.

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'Fast & Furious' star Diesel brings high-octane live show to London

LONDON (Reuters) - The roaring engines and burning rubber of "The Fast & The Furious" films - one of cinema's highest-grossing franchises - are skidding off the screen and into the real world, as a live stunt show based on the movies opens in London on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Seacor Marine Announces Confirmation Of "Stalking Horse" Bid To Form JV With Montco Offshore

* SEACOR MARINE ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION OF “STALKING HORSE” BID TO FORM JOINT VENTURE WITH MONTCO OFFSHORE, INC.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake

Senate Democrats appear ready to block legislation to keep the government funded past midnight, gambling that President Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis.

Art nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: The Winter Antiques Show Embraces the Evolving Definition of Antique

A George Bellows painting, a sexy silver “Cobra Clock” and a museum-quality quilt from 1869 are among the highlights of this year’s fair.

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New polls show Trump at 37% approval

Two new polls released Thursday show President Donald Trump's approval rating at 37% nearly one year into his presidency.

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Morgan Stanley tops estimates on underwriting, wealth management

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's adjusted quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday as strength in underwriting and wealth management offset a sharp but expected decline in bond trading revenue.

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BRIEF-Webster Financial Records 1-Time Revaluation Adjustment To Net Deferred Tax Assets Of About $20.9 Mln

* WEBSTER FINANCIAL SAYS RECORDED 1-TIME REVALUATION ADJUSTMENT TO NET DEFERRED TAX ASSETS DURING QUARTER ENDED DEC 31, 2017 OF ABOUT $20.9 MILLION - SEC FILING

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Morgan Stanley's wealth management business helps bank top estimates

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit dropped almost 60 percent on a provision related to the new U.S. tax law, but adjusted profit beat analyst expectations as strength in wealth management offset a drop in trading revenue.

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Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

LONDON (Reuters) - Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.

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Survey shows Filipinos more satisfied with Duterte government than any other

MANILA (Reuters) - Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on record since one of the country's top pollsters started conducting opinion surveys in 1980s.

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History shows that a government shutdown would have severe consequences for the party in control

If House Republicans can't find a way to wrangle their always-fractious conference to support legislation that would avoid a government shutdown by Friday night, they are likely to bear the brunt of the blame for the closure and pay a serious political price as well.

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Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova show off babies

Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova are even better at this privacy thing than Jay-Z and Beyonce.

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Greece gets interest for new offshore oil and gas tenders: licensing body

ATHENS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation west and south of Greece have attracted "strong interest" from companies exploring in the Mediterranean, the head of Greece's oil and gas resources management company said on Wednesday.

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The Awl and The Hairpin, Eccentric Showcases for Writers, Are Shutting Down

The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

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.

Quilts nytimes.com

Show Us Your Wall: Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint

The quintessential storyteller is fascinated by American quilts, saying it’s not so much a story as a question. Who are these people? Who made this?

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Killing NAFTA would cost 300,000 US jobs, analysis shows

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

A Look Behind the Scenes at the Detroit Auto Show

The cars get all the attention, but it takes a lot of muscle to make one of the world’s biggest car shows happen.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life

The Victorian-era philosopher is a hero of democracy.

Nigeria nytimes.com

Boko Haram Video Is Said to Show Captured Girls From Chibok

In the video, a girl who claims she is among the kidnapped students from Chibok says she is happy being with the fighters of the extremist group. Her identity was not confirmed.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

In Montecito, Enclave of Wealth and Fame, Unimagined Tragedy

Mudslides left the coastal community of Montecito, Calif., in ruins, and rescuers were racing against time on Sunday to find four people still missing.

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Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Detroit Auto Show May Be Celebrating an Era About to End

Three years of record sales mask signs that harder times lie ahead: bigger incentives, more fleet purchases and higher used-car values.

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U.S. probes video apparently showing shooting of Afghan civilian

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. military authorities are investigating a video widely circulated on Afghan social media that apparently shows a U.S. service member firing into a civilian truck driving along a road in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.

Paddock, Stephen C (1953-2017) nytimes.com

Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks, New Documents Show

F.B.I. search warrants shed new light on the degree to which Stephen Paddock planned the attack and prepared for the aftermath to come.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

Maybe he isn’t as unprecedented a leader as we think. All hail!

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide

French feminists criticized the letter signed by Catherine Deneuve and other women, saying it underestimated the harm inflicted by sexual harassment

Egypt nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

An Egyptian lawyer’s prolific lawsuits seek to punish those he deems to offend Egypt’s morality or its president.

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BlackRock CEO Fink shows no signs of entering bitcoin ETF race

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has profited by being beating its competitors in exchange-traded funds to the punch, but Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink seems happy to be out of step with at least one trend - the race to build a bitcoin fund.

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BRIEF-Xtant Medical Says Entered Restructuring And Exchange Agreement With ROS Acquisition Offshore, Among Others

* XTANT MEDICAL - ON JAN 11, ENTERED INTO RESTRUCTURING AND EXCHANGE AGREEMENT WITH ROS ACQUISITION OFFSHORE LP, AMONG OTHERS - SEC FILING

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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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Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

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Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart's tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move higher, may signal broader gains...

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Senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

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UPDATE 1-Breitburn shareholders launch last-ditch bankruptcy showdown

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Breitburn Energy Partners LP launched a last-ditch legal effort on Thursday to prevent the bankrupt oil producer from wiping out their investment and sticking them with a huge tax bill at a time of surging crude prices.

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Opinion: Teacher's arrest shows a broken system

It was going to be hard to top the absurdity of a well-built, well-armed man, well, manhandling, then handcuffing, a much smaller woman because she dared to publicly challenge a Louisiana school board and superintendent. The fact that this absurdity wasn't the biggest one coming out of that Louisiana community only underscores how much we've allowed disproportionate responses by those in power to become the new norm because of a misplaced dedication to respecting authority.

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Trump's reality show déjà vu

Trump's Cabinet meeting was reminiscent of the "Apprentice" boardroom. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on reality show déjà vu.

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Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The digital economy's big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage the show's organizers blamed on a glitch caused by heavy rains the day before in usually sunny Nevada.

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BRIEF-First Commonwealth To Enter The Cincinnati Market Through The Acquisition Of Foundation Bank

* FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORP - DEAL FOR ‍CASH AND STOCK TRANSACTION VALUED AT APPROXIMATELY $58 MILLION​

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Blackout at the world's largest consumer tech show

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Opinion: Trump clearly played politics with offshore drilling

Only days into the official comment period on the Trump administration's plan to open nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, the administration has exposed this plan for exactly what it is -- playing politics with our coast.

Animal Cognition nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Dolphins develop the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror at an earlier age than children, which fits with how fast they develop generally.

environmentNews reuters.com

After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

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Celtics, 76ers out to put on a show for London NBA fans

LONDON (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are set to meet in a London showdown on Thursday evening in a clash of two of the NBA's in-form teams.

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Analysis: Trump's image rehabilitation show

For the last week, America has been told that its President is a "dope" and "a child," an "idiot" and a man whose decaying mental faculties and refusal to read makes him dangerously unfit for the Oval Office.

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These images show the mudslide devastation

Destructive waves of mud sliding down barren hillsides in Southern California slammed everything in sight.

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Records show HK trader fined for illegal ivory sits on govt's endangered species board

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal ivory possession sits on a government advisory group for protecting endangered species, records showed on Wednesday, potentially an embarrassing blow as Hong Kong fights ivory smuggling.

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NBC plans to show player protests if they occur at Super Bowl

PASADENA, California, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. television network NBC, broadcaster of this year's Super Bowl, will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game's executive producer said on Tuesday.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

The state’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, had opposed the proposal.

North American International Auto Show nytimes.com

Where to Go Now: At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New

From the airport to the exhibition, here is how to get the most out of a visit to the North American International Auto Show.

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.

sportsNews reuters.com

Twitter ties up with Fox to live-stream FIFA World Cup show

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is partnering with Twenty First Century Fox Inc's Fox Sports to stream a live show on the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament set to be hosted in Russia later this year.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Unrest Shows the Iran Nuclear Deal’s Value, Not Its Danger

By raising expectations for a better life, the accord made Iranians less tolerant. Pulling out now would empower regressive forces.

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BRIEF-Intel partners with BMW, Nissan, Saic Motor, Volkswagen, Paramount Pictures, Ferrari North America to showcase power of data at CES

* INTEL PARTNERS WITH BMW, NISSAN, SAIC MOTOR, VOLKSWAGEN, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, FERRARI NORTH AMERICA TO SHOWCASE POWER OF DATA AT CES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Television nytimes.com

Defending Trump, Roseanne Wants Her Show to Be ‘Realistic’

Roseanne Barr said she was not an “apologist” for Mr. Trump but wanted the reboot of her sitcom to address the strong divide in the country.

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'Roseanne' star says revived show reflects Trump's America

PASADENA, Calif., Jan 8 (Reuters) - The March revival of hit 1990s television comedy "Roseanne" will show how a politically divided, working-class American family grapples with daily life and challenges after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, the show's stars said on Monday.

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Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds

The United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with those of 19 other wealthy nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

G.O.P. Says Tax Bill Will Add Jobs in U.S. It May Yield More Hiring Abroad.

Supporters say the recently approved tax law will help American multinationals compete more aggressively overseas. Others see incentives to put factories overseas.

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'The Greatest Showman' swings to top of Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The soundtrack for circus musical "The Greatest Showman" climbed its way to the top of the U.S. weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leaving offerings from Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift as the runner-ups.

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Opinion: Thank goodness for Oprah. She saved the show.

Thank goodness for Oprah Winfrey. She saved the show.

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U.S. offers drillers nearly all offshore waters, but focus is on eastern Gulf

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has proposed opening up nearly all of America's offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, but the industry says it is mainly interested in one part of it, now cordoned off by the Pentagon: the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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Stephen Bannon, Golden Globes, Consumer Electronics Show: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Ferrer shows up-and-comer Wu the door in Auckland

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Experience was more than a match for youthful exuberance at the Auckland Classic on Monday as four-times champion David Ferrer beat Chinese teenager Wu Yibing 7-6(7) 6-4 to advance to the second round.

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Stars transformed the red carpet. Shows featuring women won awards. Then Oprah made history.

The Golden Globes delivered a powerful, concerted message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity. Yet they also highlighted the at-times awkward challenge of tackling such sobering issues within an award-show format.

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Black gowns, sex scandal jokes mark Golden Globe awards show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers on Sunday tackled head-on the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood, pulling no punches with a series of barbed jokes about powerful men and the women who are standing up to them.

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UPDATE 3-Black gowns, sex scandal jokes mark Golden Globe awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers on Sunday tackled head-on the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood, pulling no punches with a series of barbed jokes about powerful men and the women who are standing up to them.

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First a reckoning for harassers, now a reckoning for awards shows

The dresses are black. The pins say #TimesUp. Sunday's Golden Globes are the first awards show since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Track and Field nytimes.com

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Ashenfelter, an F.B.I. agent, won gold at the 1952 Games by passing a favored Soviet runner on the final water obstacle of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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SEC probing Kushner Cos use of wealthy investor visas: WSJ

(Reuters) - The real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal program that grants visas to wealthy foreigners investing in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

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6 trends to watch at Consumer Electronics Show

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Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

Smallpox nytimes.com

Trilobites: A Mummified Child’s Remains Show Signs of a Modern Scourge

For decades, scientists thought the toddler died nearly 500 years ago from smallpox. New research shows it carried hepatitis B.

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Obama to be Letterman's first guest on new show

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UPDATE 2-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

(Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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What to expect at the annual award show

CNN's Stephanie Elam takes a look at the biggest nominees and new host kicking off awards season at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks bounce sees Swiss index, FTSE hit records

* U.S. non-farm payrolls in focus (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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Swiss index, FTSE hit records as European stocks jump

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - European shares powered higher on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism for a strengthening regional economy and gains in U.S. equities overnight.

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Review: Fox's music competition show 'The Four' comes out flat

Fox decided to retire "American Idol," then experienced remorse when ABC stepped in to acquire the franchise. Yet the network's attempt to fill the void, "The Four: Battle for Stardom," is an uninspired addition to the singing-competition genre, with as much "American Gladiators" in its DNA as "Idol."

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.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

A co-founder of Ripple, a virtual currency, could briefly lay claim to being the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday, bypassing Mark Zuckerberg, as the Bitcoin boom widened.

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Fusion GPS odered to turn over bank records

A federal judge told Fusion GPS on Thursday that its bank would have to turn over to the House Intelligence Committee records the political intelligence firm didn't want to see disclosed.

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Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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UPDATE 2-Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore to oil drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, a move aimed at boosting domestic energy production that sparked protests from coastal states, environmentalists and the tourism industry.

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Trump administration to roll back offshore drilling ban

The Trump administration Thursday announced plans to roll back a ban on new offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida and California and is considering more than 40 sites for leasing of natural gas and oil production.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks hit records, euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to European trading close; adds commentary)

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

The energy industry would have broad access to most of the outer continental shelf, reversing part of Barack Obama’s environmental legacy.

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Trump administration aims to open nearly all U.S. offshore waters to drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed opening nearly all U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling, reversing protections in the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks shatter records; euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

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Stocks break records, oil reach highest since 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday, as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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Stocks records tumble, oil at highest since 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks records tumble, oil at highest since 2015

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Market bulls resumed their charge on Thursday as strong data from the world’s biggest economies sent stock index records tumbling and oil prices to their highest since mid-2015.

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S&P 500 tops 2,700 on tech advance; Dow, Nasdaq hit records

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record closing highs as technology stocks climbed after signs of robust economic growth.

healthNews reuters.com

Heart benefit of moderate drinking greater in wealthy people

(Reuters Health) - - People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they’re rich, a Norwegian study suggests.

Art nytimes.com

Show Us Your Wall: See the Art That Tavi Gevinson Collects

The blogger-turned-actress lives in Brooklyn and is drawn to artwork about young women.

technologyNews reuters.com

Italian grid operator Snam shows way by converting car fleet to natural gas

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian gas grid company Snam has launched a 33 million euro ($40 million) tender to convert its car fleet to natural gas in a sign of its commitment to develop gas fuelling stations in the country.

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World stocks smash new records as New Year party rolls on

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks hit fresh highs on Wednesday with European markets joining the party as early indications suggest 2018 will be another year of synchronized global growth led by a shining European economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks smash new records as New Year party rolls on

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - World stocks hit fresh highs on Wednesday with European markets joining the party as early indications suggest 2018 will be another year of synchronised global growth led by a shining European economy.

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Norway's wealth fund expands management team with 3 appointments

OSLO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has elevated three women to its top management team, expanding the leadership group to 11 people from eight, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Halperin, Mark nytimes.com

Showtime’s ‘The Circus’ Will Go On Without Mark Halperin

The journalist will not return in the wake of claims of sexual assault. Alex Wagner of CBS News will replace him, joining John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon.

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.

Cuba nytimes.com

A Cuban Island That Has Played Both Paradise and Prison

The Isle of Youth — which has been both a Communist Utopian getaway and home to a brutal prison that housed Castro for a time — is a world apart, even by Cuban standards.

Inaugurations nytimes.com

Weather and Visiting Senator Steal the Show at de Blasio Inauguration

In spite of the cold, crowds turned out to be warmed by Bernie Sanders, who joked that “by Vermont standards this is a warm and pleasant afternoon.”

American Vandal (TV Program) nytimes.com

Have a New Year’s Hangover? Here Are Some Suggestions for TV Shows to Stream

Broken down by level of discomfort.

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A visual that shows just how many Rohingya villages have been burned

(Reuters) - In the four months since the Myanmar military began a crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked an army base and police posts on Aug. 25, around 655,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority have fled the western state of Rakhine and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh.

Baseball nytimes.com

Early Hall of Fame Voting for 2018 Shows No Surge for Bonds and Clemens

Instead, a changing electorate that appears more forgiving of the steroid era may gradually push Bonds and Clemens closer to Cooperstown.

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Video shows inside burned building

At least 12 people were killed when a Bronx, New York, apartment building went up in flames.

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Stock performance in 2017 points to wealth for many nations

(Reuters) - Markets bid 2017 goodbye on a modestly defensive note on Friday, but the year will be best remembered for leaving global investors wealthier.

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.

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Video shows aftermath of NYC blaze

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire Thursday night at a five-story apartment building in the New City borough of the Bronx.

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Showbiz legend Rose Marie dies at 94

Broadway and television actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, her publicist said, citing her family. She was 94.

Marie, Rose nytimes.com

Rose Marie, Decades-Spanning Showbiz Veteran, Is Dead at 94

Originally known as Baby Rose Marie, she became a star as a toddler and again on one of television’s most beloved comedies, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Weah, George nytimes.com

George Weah Wins Liberia’s Presidency, Unofficial Results Show

Mr. Weah, a former soccer player making his third run for the presidency, was well ahead at the polls, election officials said.

environmentNews reuters.com

U.S. government proposes easing offshore oil drilling safety regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move it said would reduce "unnecessary burdens" on industry.

vis-photo nytimes.com

At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

SEATTLE/CHICAGO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on.

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Truck blocks camera from showing Trump golfing

A white truck tried to obscure CNN cameras from showing President Trump golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida. The White House has not responded to CNN's questions about the truck.

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Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

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North Korean Defectors Show Signs of Possible Radioactive Exposure

South Korea examined the health of North Korean defectors amid fears that nuclear tests may have released radioactive fallout.

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California wildfires keep burning through records

This year's rash of catastrophic wildfires didn't just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods -- they also annihilated records. And the destruction's not over. The Thomas Fire, which has torched the equivalent of Dallas and Miami combined, is still raging in Southern California.

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Kennedy Center Honors go on, despite Trump no-show

The latest Kennedy Center Honors should be cause for celebration, marking the event's 40th anniversary, in the year that coincides with John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday.

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U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: WSJ

(Reuters) - A U.S. regulator has proposed rolling back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which would reduce the role of government in offshore oil production, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

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U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules-WSJ

Dec 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator has proposed rolling back safety measures put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which would reduce the role of government in offshore oil production, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Theater nytimes.com

6 More Shows to See if You Still Need Holiday Spirit

If you missed the preholiday rush, fret not. There is still time for festive theater.

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Pacers' Oladipo showing the promise he once projected

(Reuters) - Benefiting from an off-season trade, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is finally becoming the franchise player he was projected to be.

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Circus owner sues Kid Rock for using 'Greatest Show On Earth' slogan

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The company that owns the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which for years had dubbed itself the "Greatest Show on Earth," filed a lawsuit accusing singer Kid Rock of using the slogan unlawfully.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

The Las Vegas Gunman Was Rich. Will His Wealth Go to the Victims?

Stephen Paddock’s family supports the idea of giving his money to victims. The challenge will be to make sure it’s not depleted by legal expenses.

Afghanistan nytimes.com

Afghan Governor Refuses to Leave His Post, Escalating Showdown

The former warlord Atta Muhammad Noor told supporters that the Afghan president did not have the power to unilaterally remove him from office.

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Trump Gives Presidential Challenge Coin a Makeover, and It Shows

President Trump’s coin, which many saw on Friday for the first time, is unmistakably different from its predecessors.

Theater nytimes.com

How Billy Crudup Plays 19 People in a One-Man Show

Billy Crudup explains how he becomes 19 characters in David Cale’s play “Harry Clarke,” which follows a shy Midwesterner as he reinvents himself as a Cockney Englishman.

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U.S. jury in trial of Turkish banker shows signs of division

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A New York jury in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions showed signs of division on Friday as it ended its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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Prosecutors Said to Seek Kushner Records From Deutsche Bank

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn subpoenaed records about entities associated with the family company of President Trump’s son-in-law, people briefed on the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-CNN to end daily Snapchat show 'The Update' from 2018

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc's Snapchat app, called the "The Update", from 2018, the two companies said on Friday.

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CNN to end daily Snapchat show 'The Update' from 2018

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc's Snapchat app, known as the "The Update", from 2018, the two companies said on Friday.

Hygiene and Cleanliness nytimes.com

Should You Shower in the Morning, or at Night? Yes.

Night showers may be leisurely and relaxing, but our writer was surprised to learn that morning showers — or even two showers a day — may be better.

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U.S. tax break could push startups to share the wealth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Startup companies came away with a significant victory in the U.S. tax overhaul -- a chance to defer the often-onerous tax bill that is attached to company stock options.

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Most Americans say sexual harassment is a serious problem, new CNN poll shows

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows.

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Robot growing pains: Two U.S. factories show tensions of going digital

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Reuters) - When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the United States.

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Robot growing pains: Two U.S. factories show tensions of going digital

COLUMBUS, Ind., Dec 22 (Reuters) - When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the United States.

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BRIEF-Iron Mountain Acquires OEC Records Management

* IRON MOUNTAIN ACQUIRES OEC RECORDS MANAGEMENT, SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDING SERVICE OFFERINGS IN INDIA

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BRIEF-Gulfmark Offshore Says Selling Security Holders May Offer, Sell Up To 5.6 Mln Shares

* GULFMARK OFFSHORE FILES TO SAY SELLING SECURITY HOLDERS MAY OFFER, SALE UP TO 5.6 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK, AMONG OTHERS - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2DmXuwG) Further company coverage:

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Showdown in Congress to avoid government shutdown

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BRIEF-TD Ameritrade Introduces Investing Content And Education On Skill For Amazon Echo Show

* TD AMERITRADE INTRODUCES INVESTING CONTENT AND EDUCATION ON SKILL FOR AMAZON ECHO SHOW Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Birmingham confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

(Reuters) - Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder.

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UPDATE 1-BP and Kosmos partner on five Ivory Coast offshore oil blocks

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has awarded partners BP and Kosmos Energy five new offshore oil blocks under an agreement with state oil company Petroci, government spokesman Bruno Kone said on Wednesday.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

School Sex-Abuse Report Shows Difficulty of Substantiating Claims

The KIPP charter school network hired investigators to look into allegations against two teachers, but they were unable to reach conclusions.

Theater nytimes.com

Robert O’Hara Thinks ‘Men Are Stupid.’ His New Play Shows Just How.

In “Mankind,” the playwright imagines a world in which women are extinct. “You have to go for the throat,” he says.

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Hugh Jackman commands center stage in 'Greatest Showman'

"The Greatest Showman" isn't the greatest show on Earth, but it's a pretty good one, and as an original musical for kids weaned on animation, one of those rare live-action commodities that really does invite family viewing. It's not "La La Land," despite a shared pedigree, but the movie's buoyancy does offer similar moments of gravity-defying escapism.

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Tolkien Christmas letters to his children to go on show

LONDON (Reuters) - A previously unseen series of illustrated Christmas letters written by the author J.R.R Tolkien to his children, featuring Santa Claus and his helper Polar Bear, are to go on show next year.

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Birmingham set to be named 2022 Commonwealth Games host

(Reuters) - Birmingham is expected to be announced as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, British media reported on Wednesday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Tax bill's 'pass-through' rule will aid wealthy, not workers: critics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wealthy business owners, such as President Donald Trump, stand to gain from a provision in the Republican tax bill that creates a valuable deduction for owners of pass-through...

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Tax Bill Shows the G.O.P.’s Contempt for Democracy

Republicans are in a mad dash to emancipate us from the welfare state — no time for the niceties of deliberation.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ a P.T. Barnum Smaller Than Life

The film has the ingredients of a splashy good time — the charismatic Hugh Jackman, for one — but it fast becomes a standard-issue holiday biopic.

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Schatz: Revote shows GOP tax bill rushed

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) said he believes President Trump's GOP tax bill House of Representatives revote will result in the same outcome as the initial passing vote.

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U.S. syndicated lending topples records in 2017

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - A late-year burst of mergers and an unrelenting push by companies to cut borrowing costs propelled US syndicated loan issuance to a record high this year, with pending corporate tax rate cuts seen motivating fast-paced lending at least into early 2018.

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Disney World show adds life-size Trump

The Hall of Presidents, one of Walt Disney World's popular attractions, reopened after adding a life-size animatronic President Trump.

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the bill favors the wealthy, a CNN poll finds

With the House of Representatives likely to take up the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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China says Trump's new security policy shows 'Cold War mentality'

Everything seemed to be going so well between China and the US.

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Old Mutual sells Buxton UK wealth business for $800 mln

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Anglo-South African financial services group Old Mutual is selling its UK wealth business run by veteran fund manager Richard Buxton to private equity firm TA Associates for 600 million pounds ($803.16 million), it said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Old Mutual sells Buxton UK wealth business to TA Associates for $800 mln

* SALE OF SINGLE STRATEGY ASSET MANAGEMENT BUSINESS OF OLD MUTUAL WEALTH TO TA ASSOCIATES FOR £600 MILLION ($803.04 million)

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Workers Paradise

How Republicans can take care of their own.

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Exercise, pills, brain training show little hard evidence of slowing dementia

(Reuters Health) - - An extensive review of research on exercise, nutritional supplements, drugs and brain-training techniques concludes there is no definitive evidence that any of them protect against Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

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Showtime sets date for Colbert's Trump spoof

The Trump administration is getting its second primetime parody with "Our Cartoon President," an animated Showtime series produced by Stephen Colbert, presenting the cartoon version of the president featured on his CBS late-night show.

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Polls show the tax plan is unpopular. Why is Corker voting yes?

This is the point where Republicans in both chambers are staring at the clock and hoping the time to the House and, more importantly, Senate votes ticks away quickly.

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Wall Street hits records on tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

(Reuters) - Wall Street's three main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped $11 billion so far buoyed optimism.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St hits records on tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street's three main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped $11 billion so far buoyed optimism.

Television nytimes.com

Road Trip: As Seen on TV: A Road Trip Tracks the Shows of the South

Using “True Detective,” “The Walking Dead” and other shows as travel agents is a decent way to see things that give an area its character.

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Indian ruling party in tough election fight in Modi's home state, vote count shows

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was in a close fight with the main opposition in an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, trends from the early vote count showed.

Manigault, Omarosa nytimes.com

Omarosa Manigault Newman, Leaving the White House, Suggests the Show Will Go On

As the spectacle surrounding Ms. Newman’s departure promises to carry over into the Trump administration’s second year, her telegenic antics have not been entertaining to several West Wing aides.

Reality Television nytimes.com

Omarosa’s White House Show Is Canceled

Love her or hate her, the former reality show star turned White House aide has never shied away from controversy.

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Wall Street closes at records with tax overhaul in sight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes climbed to record closing highs on Friday with broad-based gains as a long-awaited bill to cut corporate tax rates looked like it would win enough support from lawmakers to pass.

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US STOCKS-Wall St closes at records with tax overhaul in sight

* Indexes up: Dow 0.58 pct, S&P 0.9 pct, Nasdaq 1.17 pct (Updates to close, adds commentary, volume numbers)

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False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics

LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Lamb Shanks Show Off Their Inner Beauty

Braised lamb shanks with plenty of fresh herbs brighten up a winter meal.

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Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse, grand jury says

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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Dutch test the water for subsidy-free offshore wind farms

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands launched an attempt to fund an offshore wind farm without subsidies on Friday, hoping to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy.

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'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations

ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct.

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UPDATE 2-Lebanon gives go-ahead to first offshore energy exploration

* Sovereign wealth fund, NOC laws not yet passed (Adds PIX, TV, adds energy minister and NGO comments)

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Lebanon approves offshore oil, gas exploration bid - source

BEIRUT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Lebanon's cabinet approved a bid on Thursday for offshore energy exploration by a consortium made up of France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek, in the country's first oil and gas offshore licensing round, a government source said.

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U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar

TOKYO (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

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GOP doesn't want a shutdown, but no one can say how the showdown ends

Republicans on Capitol Hill promise they won't shut down the government on December 22 when funding lapses, but how will they pull it off with just a handful of legislative days? Nobody can explain that.

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PBS suspends Tavis Smiley's show amid misconduct claims

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Trump 'dossier' firm: Republicans leaked bank records in retaliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A firm that commissioned a "dossier" detailing links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign and Russia said in a court filing that Republicans leaked the company's banking data to the media for partisan political purposes.

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What they lack in age, they show with ambition

What they lack in age, they make up for in ambition.

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Batali shows the dark side of hospitality ideal

I've never been assaulted by Mario Batali, who stepped away from his restaurant business and ABC television show amid allegations of sexual misconduct this week. But I know someone who allegedly was.

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Amber discovery shows 'Dracula' sucked blood of feathered dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ticks, the notorious disease-spreading parasites, have been making life miserable far longer than human beings have walked the Earth. Even dinosaurs felt their blood-sucking wrath.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision shows lack of respect for Palestinian nation: Iran's Rouhani

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows the United States lacks any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday.

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Jones: We have shown the country we can unify

Doug Jones addresses his supporters after defeating Republican Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election.

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UK's May faces parliamentary showdown with Brexit rebels

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the European Union.

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A new meteor shower is upon us

If you're looking for a fantastic light show December 13-14, all you need to do is look up.