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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a plan geared toward converting 800 apartments used to house the homeless into affordable housing.

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Nikkei rebounds on bargain-hunting, mining sector remains weak

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended higher on Thursday, taking back some ground lost in the previous session as investors snapped up bargains after the benchmark index skidded its most in 8-1/2 months The Nikkei finished up 1.45 percent, or 320.99 points, at 22,498.03, following its biggest fall since March the previous day, when it broke key technical support at its 25-day moving average.

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Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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Tillerson Says Trump Remains Committed to Mideast Peace

Before an announcement expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed reassurances about the consequences of the decision.

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Atlanta Mayoral Race Poised to Move to a Recount

Fewer than 800 votes separated the candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms, who declared victory, and Mary Norwood, who said she would request a recount.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. challenges Tronox plan to buy Cristal's titanium dioxide business

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has filed a complaint aimed at stopping chemical maker Tronox Ltd from purchasing Cristal's titanium dioxide business, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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U.S. challenges Tronox plan to buy Cristal's titanium dioxide business

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has filed a complaint aimed at stopping chemical maker Tronox Ltd from purchasing Cristal's titanium dioxide business, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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Google's Hinton says AI poses new challenges to regulators

TORONTO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning.

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ACLU sues to block Nebraska executions, challenges governor

Dec 4 (Reuters) - A new lawsuit says the 11 men on Nebraska's death row cannot be executed because a voter referendum backed by Governor Pete Ricketts to overturn a 2015 repeal of capital punishment failed to restore their death sentences.

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Special Report: Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

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Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Second-Term Victory

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy.

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Four Men Await Sentencing in Baruch Student’s Hazing Death

Fraternity members from New York City are expected to be sentenced in Pennsylvania for Chun Hsien Deng’s death during an initiation ritual in 2013.

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Honduras awaits presidential vote count as army enforces curfew

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras enforced a curfew on Saturday while still mired in chaos over a contested presidential election that has triggered looting and protests in which at least one person has died.

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U.S. remains committed to Libyan political agreement: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States remains committed to the Libyan Political Agreement, the State Department said in a statement following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Friday.

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Scientists identify remains of 88 Argentine soldiers on Falklands

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Forensic scientists have identified the remains of 88 Argentine soldiers buried in anonymous graves on the Falkland Islands after the country's 1982 conflict with Britain, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

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Asian manufacturing expands further, but China remains a risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's major manufacturing economies saw their fastest expansion in factory activity in years last month, driven by robust demand for electronics and firming the case for central banks in the region to shift to tighter monetary policy next year.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asian manufacturing expands further, but China remains a risk

* Broad economic strength may see tighter Asian monetary policy

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Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return from injury

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed his vintage fist pump and did not seem troubled by his troublesome back.

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Tiger makes long-awaited return from injury

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods did not take long to display his vintage fist pump on his much-anticipated return to competition on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one seemed unbothered by his troublesome back.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Hungry City: Around the Corner, Thai Desserts Await

Khao Nom, linked to another restaurant in Queens, is a place to finish off your meal.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Live Briefing: Senate Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as Floor Debate Awaits

After a Senate panel approved the tax rewrite on Tuesday, the full Senate could vote to begin debate on taxes as early as Wednesday afternoon.

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Traders await Powell hearing; Brexit doubts grip pound

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was stuck near a two-month low on Tuesday as traders waited for the confirmation hearing of new Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, while the pound slipped from a two-month high as Brexit-related doubts began to re-exert their grip.

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What Time Inc.’s Glory Days Looked Like, While an Uncertain Future Awaits

The nearly century-old company must turn to its new owner to chart a path for its future — one perhaps not built on the iconic photography and longform journalism that helped it become a household name.

Inventions and Patents nytimes.com

Supreme Court Weighs Streamlined Patent Challenges

The justices seemed divided on the constitutionality of a procedure that makes it easier to seek to invalidate a patent without going to court.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's Says U.S. Airport Sector Outlook Remains Positive For 2018​

* ‍MOODY'S SAYS U.S. AIRPORT SECTOR OUTLOOK REMAINS POSITIVE FOR 2018​

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WRAPUP 3-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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WRAPUP 2-China blue chips extend losses as bond market mood remains fragile

* Reports of new rules on asset-backed securities underscore regulatory concerns

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Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev's ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc.

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Aid agencies say Yemen blockade remains, Egeland calls it 'collective punishment'

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition's blockade of Yemen, which has cut off food imports to a population where 7 million people are on the brink of famine, is "illegal collective punishment" of civilians, a prominent aid official said on Thursday.

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P&G continues to review vote tally as Peltz awaits board seat

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co is still reviewing a tally of shareholder votes cast at its annual meeting more than a month ago, after a fierce proxy contest narrowly handed activist investor Nelson Peltz a board seat.

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Zimbabwe awaits arrival of Mugabe's successor

Zimbabwe's presumptive leader is due to return to Harare to replace ousted president Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure from his own party and the military Tuesday.

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Additional remains found of US soldier killed in Niger

Additional remains have been discovered of Sgt. La David Johnson who was killed in the October 4 ambush by ISIS fighters in Niger, according to a US official.

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Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

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New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

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UPDATE 7-Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

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Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

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Philippines' Duterte spokesman says ban on open pit mining remains

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, amid plans by a government panel to seek the removal of the policy.

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Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast

LONDON (Reuters) - At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin all earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four.

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Bones of contention: Australia returns ancient Aboriginal remains for outback burial

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 40,000-year-old remains of an Aboriginal man that prompted a drastic rewrite of Australian history were returned to his ancestral homeland on Friday after four decades of...

Pregnancy and Childbirth nytimes.com

Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment

A woman trying to get pregnant on her own finds connection and hope during a total solar eclipse.

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Hong Kong IPO surge challenges New York in battle for China listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - It's not often Hong Kong can boast hotter initial public offerings than New York, but some recent deals and a potential pipeline of big Chinese tech floats suggest a shift in the balance between the two fundraising rivals.

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India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favorable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two years before he heads into a general election.

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Britain's May weathers new challenges on Brexit plan, more to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May withstood new attempts to force concessions on her blueprint for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, the second day of a parliamentary debate that is deepening divisions over Brexit.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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Divided Srebrenica awaits Mladic verdict 22 years after massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Almir Salihovic sits in his office in Srebrenica, waiting for a U.N. tribunal to give its judgment on the man accused of massacring his cousins and uncles there in 1995. He is hoping for a measure of justice, but little else.

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Britain's May sees off challenges to Brexit plan, so far

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint to leave the European Union emerged unscathed on Tuesday from a first day of debate in parliament on legislation to sever ties with the bloc.

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Security tight at Kenya court ahead of hearing on election challenges

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court prepared on Tuesday to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote.

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BRIEF-Broadcom says it remains "fully committed" to pursue Qualcomm acquisition

* Broadcom remains fully committed to acquisition of Qualcomm

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A year after Trump's election, coal's future remains bleak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year after Donald Trump was elected president on a promise to revive the ailing U.S. coal industry, the sector’s long-term prospects for growth and hiring remain as bleak as ever.

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INSIGHT-A year after Trump's election, coal's future remains bleak

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A year after Donald Trump was elected president on a promise to revive the ailing U.S. coal industry, the sector’s long-term prospects for growth and hiring remain as bleak as ever.

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Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

The Obama administration sped up programs aiming to pay doctors based on quality instead of quantity. The Trump administration is slowing them down.

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Saudi Arabia says remains committed to climate accord

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia remains committed to the 2015 Paris climate change agreement, the energy minister for the world's top oil exporter said on Saturday.

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TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive, much work remains

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed to continue working on the proposed trade deal despite early Canadian resistance in talks that had raised new doubts about its survival, officials said.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains: U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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Vodafone challenges BT with UK fibre broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will partner with fibre network developer CityFibre to bring ultrafast broadband to 5 million UK homes and businesses by 2025, in a direct challenge to dominant rival BT .

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Mayor de Blasio’s Mandate: Creating the ‘Fairest Big City in America’

A day after winning re-election, Mayor Bill de Blasio said his next four years would be dedicated to creating greater “fairness.”

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Diverse Candidates Make History in Local Elections

A transgender lawmaker in Virginia, a Sikh mayor in New Jersey and a refugee mayor in Montana were among Democrats’ victories in state and local elections. Was this a one-off rebuke of President Trump or a sign of what’s to come in next year’s midterms?

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New York Mayor de Blasio wins re-election in widely expected result

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio scored a decisive victory on Tuesday in his bid to secure a second four-year term in charge of the United States' biggest city.

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De Blasio re-elected in victory for New York City progressives

For the first time in more than three decades, New York City, a national liberal stronghold that historically balks at ideological leadership inside its own narrow borders, has re-elected a Democratic mayor -- one with unabashed progressive politics and an eye on Washington.

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Elections Roundup: Boston Mayor Wins Second Term

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday from Maine to Seattle. They picked mayors, local prosecutors and decided ballot measures on matters like drug prices.

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De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await

It remains to be seen if Mayor Bill de Blasio’s win on Tuesday will help him push his agenda in Albany and beyond.

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New York Mayor de Blasio cruises toward re-election, polls show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Republican challenger state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, with polls showing the incumbent with a large lead.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

As de Blasio Looks to 2nd Term, He Sees a City Threatened by Trump

Rather than introduce new ideas, the mayor used a speech to business leaders on Monday to stress the threat posed by President Trump’s tax proposal.

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Tanzania challenges seizure of aircraft in Canada over debt

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tanzania is mounting a legal challenge against a construction firm's seizure of one of the country's new commercial planes in Canada as compensation for a disputed contract, President John Magufuli said on Monday.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Flint Mayor, Ushered in to Fix Water Crisis, Now Faces Recall

Mayor Karen Weaver says Flint has made progress, and she blames racism and sexism for the recall. Opponents accuse her of corruption and incompetence.

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De Blasio Kept Crime Down in First Term. His Next Goal: Nicer Police.

Crime has remained low during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure, but improving trust in the police, and rooting out officers’ biases, are a work in progress.

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Trump, Abe friendship remains on par

They've chatted on the phone around 16 times, schmoozed atop white silk couches in a Trump Tower duplex and huddled during an open-air security confab on the patio of Mar-a-Lago.

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Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

(Reuters) - When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller.

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How Bill de Blasio Overcame the Haters

Mayor de Blasio, despite his legion of critics, is striding toward re-election with a bloodless and boring campaign — just as he planned it.

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Asia shares relieved by Powell pick, await U.S. jobs test

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets edged higher on Friday as investors gave a guarded reception to Republican plans for massive U.S. tax cuts, while welcoming the appointment of a centrist at the helm of the Federal Reserve.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares relieved by Powell pick, await US jobs test

SYDNEY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Asian share markets edged higher on Friday as investors gave a guarded reception to Republican plans for massive U.S. tax cuts, while welcoming the appointment of a centrist at the helm of the Federal Reserve.

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Republicans unveil tax cut bill, but the hard work awaits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans unveiled long-delayed legislation on Thursday to deliver deep tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised, setting off a frantic race in Congress to give him his first major legislative victory.

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Editorial: Mayor de Blasio Has Earned a Second Term

Crime is down, the city‘s finances are sound and he has made progress on housing. Now, about those subways ...

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U.S. Republicans unveil tax cut bill, but the hard work awaits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans unveiled long-delayed legislation on Thursday to deliver deep tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised, setting off a frantic race in Congress to give him his first major legislative victory.

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Long-awaited Republican legislation calls for deep tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive for the deep tax cuts that he promised as a candidate reached a major milestone on Thursday, with his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiling long-awaited legislation to overhaul the tax code.

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Long-awaited U.S. Republican legislation calls for deep tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive for the deep tax cuts that he promised as a candidate reached a major milestone on Thursday, with his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiling long-awaited legislation to overhaul the tax code.

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BoE bashes sterling; Wall Street awaits Fed chief, Apple

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling skidded on Thursday after the Bank of England indicated there would be no quick follow up to its first rate rise in a decade, while equity markets awaited news of the next Fed chief and results from Apple.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-BoE bashes sterling; Wall Street awaits Fed chief, Apple

* Sterling slides, FTSE gains as BoE hike dampens bets on more

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Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Filipino lawyers on Thursday announced a broad alliance to challenge President Rodrigo Duterte's 16-month war on drugs amid unprecedented scrutiny of the campaign in which more than 3,900 mostly urban, poor Filipinos have been killed.

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Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December.

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Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December rate hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December.

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Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing.

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Spain awaits next move by ousted Catalan leader from Belgium

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's foreign minister said on Tuesday he would be surprised if Belgium granted political asylum to Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, who turned up there following Madrid's dismissal and takeover of Catalonia's regional government.

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UPDATE 4-Oil eases on profit-taking but sentiment remains strong as supply cuts bite

* But rising U.S. shale production drags on prices (Adds comment, updates prices)

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Nervous Kenyans await Odinga response to Kenyatta poll victory

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nervous Kenyans waited on Tuesday for the response of opposition leader Raila Odinga to President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last week's election, which inflamed the deep ethnic tensions dividing the East African nation.

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Kenyans anxiously await results of presidential vote

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Riot police fired teargas at opposition supporters in a slum in Kenya's capital on Monday, as the country awaited official confirmation of a landslide win for incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in re-run elections.

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Iceland's ruling Independence Party remains the biggest despite setback

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Despite a setback Iceland's ruling center-right Independence Party took an early lead in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, followed by the Left-Green opposition party.

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Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

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Remains of late Thai king collected after night of tears and ancient funeral rites

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The cremated remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were collected on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok's historic old quarter.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young Democracy

Many in the country are asking themselves how, after the national trauma of election violence 10 years ago, they have ended up yet again in a muddled election.

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Special Report: Reuters buys human remains, and learns a donor's tragic story

TOWNSEND, Tennessee (Reuters) - Cody Saunders was born in 1992 with failing kidneys and a hole in his heart.

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Japan's Abe remains Trump's best ally against North Korea threat

A decisive election win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe boosts one of US President Donald Trump's strongest allies in Asia as both Washington and Tokyo grapple with how to handle Pyongyang.

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Scrambling to Fix the Subway: Slow Progress, but Much Work Remains

Officials say they are aggressively addressing the problems that plague the subway system, but the sense of frustration among riders is still palpable.

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In China’s Coal Capital, Xi Jinping’s Dream Remains Elusive

Mr. Xi has promised a new “China dream” of prosperity. But in the nation’s hinterlands, locals say there’s a stark disconnect between the bright promises and their hardscrabble reality.

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In New York, an Influential First Lady Redefines the Position

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, has far extended the boundaries of what a first lady does in the city.

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Germany will await prosecution "ok" before delivering Israeli subs - Spiegel

BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Germany will wait for Israeli prosecutors to conclude all investigations in a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before delivering three submarines in a $2 billion defence deal, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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What May Seem Good for New York Is Not Always Good for Its Mayor

Go to Yankee Stadium? Buy from Amazon or Starbucks? Mayor Bill de Blasio just can’t do it, even when his job would seem to call for such gestures.

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South Africa remains committed to shale gas exploration, says minister

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

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Asia stocks edge up, await China GDP, dollar rises as yields spike

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched up to near decade highs on Thursday, continuing to ride on a global equities rally, while the dollar resumed its rise on the back of a spike in U.S. yields.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up, await China GDP, dollar rises as yields spike

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index near 10-yr high, Nikkei hits 21-yr peak

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Asia shares sit on gains, await word from China's Xi

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares sit on gains, await word from China's Xi

* US dollar supported by Fed speculation, higher Treasury yields

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Tillerson remains on thin ice, sources say

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's future in the Trump administration is looking increasingly uncertain, an administration source tells CNN.

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Fed’s Janet Yellen Says the Economy Remains in Good Health

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, gave an upbeat assessment but said inflation was likely to rise as the domestic economy continued to grow.

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Dow to sell GMO soy seed under tight U.S. controls, awaiting China approval

CHICAGO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Dow AgroSciences will launch a genetically engineered soybean seed that has been barred by major importers under tight controls in the United States next year, the company said Wednesday, as it seeks to avoid roiling global trade while making sales to farmers.

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South Africa's Durban Port remains closed after severe storm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's largest port remains closed on Wednesday after vessel movements were suspended when a severe storm lashed the coastal region resulting in at least eight deaths in the province, a port official said.

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Hong Kong leader says Asian financial hub faces 'grave' challenges

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In her maiden policy speech Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday warned the city faced "grave" challenges and must develop a diversified and high value economy, unveiling a mix of housing and tax relief policies to raise competitiveness.

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Supreme Court tosses one of two travel ban challenges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump's previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.

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Therapy dogs comfort Las Vegas victims as massacre remains mystery

(Reuters) - Therapy dogs and mental health volunteers are among the resources available in Las Vegas to comfort those affected by last week's mass shooting, as concertgoers on Monday continued to pick up belongings left behind while fleeing a hail of bullets rained down from a high-rise hotel suite.

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BRIEF-CRH Plc says ‍proposed deal remains subject to Ash Grove shareholder, regulatory approvals​

* Says ‍proposed transaction remains subject to Ash Grove shareholder and regulatory approvals​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive - barely

VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up.

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RPT-INSIGHT-Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive - barely

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up.

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INSIGHT-Awaiting better days, multinationals keep Venezuela units alive - barely

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan auto worker Celso Nunez spends his days moonlighting as a mover and trading salvaged building materials in his worn-out red pick-up.

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'The Remains of the Day' author Ishiguro wins Nobel prize for literature

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of "The Remains of the Day", has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday, honoring an "exquisite novelist" a year after giving it to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

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'Remains of the Day' author Ishiguro wins Nobel prize for literature

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of "Remains of the Day", has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.

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Your gilded chariot awaits: Brunei sultan celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot.

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Uber CEO tackles challenges with board battle, London regulator

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, little more than a month on the job, on Tuesday addresses two big challenges - London's threat to ban the ride-hailing service and a board battle over the influence of co-founder Travis Kalanick and investment by Japan's SoftBank.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Aid Is Getting to Puerto Rico. Distributing It Remains a Challenge.

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, many are still only receiving meager portions and delivery is being hampered by bureaucracy and tough logistics.

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Top Myanmar official says 'young democracy' facing challenges

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top Myanmar official appealed on Monday for democracy in the country to be given "a chance to survive" amid international anger over a military campaign against Rohingya Muslims that the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing.

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Slain rancher remains a martyr to some

LaVoy Finicum's family talks to Lisa Ling more than a year after he was shot and killed in the wake of the 2016 Oregon rancher standoff. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Remains identified as woman missing from military base

Human remains discovered behind a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, have been positively identified as belonging to Ashanti Billie, a teenager who earlier this month went missing from a US military base in Virginia, authorities said Saturday.

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China's Xi says study capitalism, but Marxism remains top

BEIJING (Reuters) - Communist Party members should study contemporary capitalism but must never deviate from Marxism, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, offering a clear signal there will be no weakening of party control weeks ahead of a key Congress opening.

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Murdoch opponent challenges UK regulator over Sky deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Activist group Avaaz stepped up its battle to stop Rupert Murdoch buying Sky , launching a legal challenge to the regulator's view that the pay-TV group would still be a "fit and proper" owner of a broadcasting license if the deal goes ahead.

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White House feels heat on Puerto Rico response as situation remains dire nine days after hurricane hit

Puerto Rico and Washington seem farther than 1,500 miles apart right now -- in fact they're experiencing a different version of reality.

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U.S. office vacancy rate remains flat in third quarter - Reis

Sept 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. office vacancy remained flat for the third quarter in a row at 16.1 percent, real estate research firm Reis Inc said on Thursday.

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Toshiba $18 billion sale of chip unit finally signed, legal challenges remain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as it scrambles for funds to stave off a potential delisting.

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba $18 bln sale of chip unit finally signed, legal challenges remain

* Bain partnered with SK Hynix, Apple and others in bid (Writes through with details of the deal)

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NFL star challenges Americans to change

Michael Bennett said he and fellow NFL players who have protested during the National Anthem at football games are challenging Americans to change how they treat each other.

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NFL star challenges Americans to treat each other better

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Wednesday said he and fellow NFL players who have protested during the National Anthem are spiritually challenging Americans to change the way they see each other, and treat each other.

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NAFTA negotiators make some progress, say lots of work remains

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The United States, Canada, and Mexico said on Tuesday they had made some progress in talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact while acknowledging much work remained if they are to wrap the process up by the end of the year, as planned.

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Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Facebook Inc as "anti-Trump" and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump's associates.

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UPDATE 2-Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Facebook Inc as "anti-Trump" and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump's associates.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as Trump's tax plan awaited

Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as investors awaited President Donald Trump's administration to outline his new tax plan.

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Yellen lifts dollar as global markets await Trump tax plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the third time this year lifted the dollar on Wednesday, and European share prices rose as President Donald Trump's administration prepared to outline a new tax plan.

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In Japan, new party challenges Abe with populist slogans; but little policy gap

TOKYO (Reuters) - A new political party led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is floating populist slogans such as ending nuclear power and freezing a sales tax hike ahead of a general election next month, but voters may find few other big policy gaps with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

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UPDATE 3-Brent oil eases but remains in sight of 2015 highs

* Brent set for 22 percent gain in third quarter (Updates throughout; changes dateline from JAKARTA)

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UPDATE 1-Banks drive European stocks to 10-week high as await U.S. tax plan

* Banco Sabadell, Caixabank recover from Catalan slump (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Yellen lifts dollar as markets await Trump tax plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Rising expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the third time this year lifted the dollar on Wednesday and share prices rose as President Donald Trump's administration prepared to outline a new tax plan.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Yellen lifts dollar as markets await Trump tax plan

* Oil dips after rising on U.S. stockpile drop, Turkey threat

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

De Blasio Pledged Progress for Schools. For $582 Million, Change Is Slow.

As Renewal, the mayor’s signature education program, enters its fourth school year, results are mixed at best and the city must decide the fate of schools taking part.

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U.S. Winter Games award would create challenges for LA, says official

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Los Angeles would support any American city's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics but having two Olympics in the U.S. two years apart would complicate the marketing of the Los Angeles Games, LA 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman said Tuesday.

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Trump vows big tax cut for U.S. middle class, plan awaited

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a forthcoming tax reform plan would cut taxes "tremendously" for the middle class, as Republican conservatives said they could accept big revenue losses in exchange for aggressive tax cuts for businesses.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat as Yellen's speech awaited

* Futures: Dow down 10 pts, S&P off 2.5 pts, Nasdaq up 5.5 pts

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All ears: Brussels awaits detail from Davis on May's Brexit plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Three days after Theresa May sought to revive Brexit negotiations by hinting at concessions on the divorce terms and painting a glowing picture of future friendship, EU negotiators want to hear detail on Monday.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Hurricane Maria Live Updates: Puerto Rico Faces Recovery Challenges

As the storm plowed on from a stricken and sodden Puerto Rico, residents on Friday faced the arduous work of rebuilding that awaited them, a task made all the more formidable by the fact that, for now, the island has no power.

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Post-election conundrum awaits Germany's Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Barring an upset, the main uncertainty surrounding Europe's most important election this year is not whether Angela Merkel will continue to lead Germany after this weekend's vote, but who with and how long they will take to get going.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy and financials lead, investors await Fed

TORONTO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday, as energy and financial stocks led gains, with investors waiting for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for clues on its next monetary policy move.

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Wall St. opens flat as investors await Fed decision

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Wednesday as investors waited for the conclusion of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting for indications of a third interest rate hike this year.

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Trump remains Trump but evidence of Kelly's reign is emerging

White House chief of staff John Kelly has been omnipresent during President Donald Trump's first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, a multiple-day foray into the complicated world of international politics.

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Nikkei flat after sharp rally; investors await Fed

* Snap election hope should support Japan stocks for a while - analyst

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks move up, dollar dips as investors await Fed

* Trump at UN says U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' N. Korea

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METALS--London metals steady as traders await cues after Fed meeting

(Updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - London metals traded little changed on Tuesday as traders are awaiting the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week for signs of the near-term direction for the dollar. "It feels as if the market has gone into a stand aside mode.. with the three months prices doing relatively little and looking for direction," said Kingdom Futures in a report. "Generally speaking this has been blamed on traders waitin

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Justice Delayed: 10 Years in Jail, but Still Awaiting Trial

Kharon Davis was 22 when he was charged with murder in Dothan, Ala. He has served half the minimum sentence, but has yet to have his day in court.

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Asian shares slip as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy, though sentiment was supported by record highs on Wall Street.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy, though sentiment was supported by record highs on Wall Street.

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Asian shares waver as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, supported by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares waver as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, supported by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy.

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Asian shares wobble as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wavered on Tuesday, bolstered by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders waited on a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares wobble as investors await Fed meeting for rate clues

TOKYO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares wavered on Tuesday, bolstered by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders waited on a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy.

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Big challenges as Trump heads to UN

President Trump's big challenges at the United Nations, the spotlight on his ambassador and new wrinkles in two big Senate races filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table.

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Oral food challenges safe when performed in doctor's office

(Reuters Health) - Oral food challenges at the doctor’s office are a safe way to diagnose food allergies, a U.S. study suggests.

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Futures dip; economic data blast awaited for rate-hike clues

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday, with investors shrugging off North Korea's latest missile test and instead awaiting a slew of economic data for indicators on when interest rates will next be raised.

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Pakistan's top court rejects challenges to removal of ex-PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday rejected petitions seeking a review of its July 28 ruling that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office, upholding a verdict likely to influence the next general election, due in mid-2018.

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Turkey remains dependable ally in NATO, Erdogan spokesman says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey remains a dependable member of the NATO alliance, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday, after Western allies expressed concern over Ankara's decision to procure a missile defence system from Russia.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Glow of De Blasio’s Primary Victory Is Dimmed by a Cuomo Speech

The mayor may well coast to a second term in November, but just one day after a decisive primary victory, the governor needled him by praising his predecessor.

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Peru prime minister challenges opposition-ruled Congress to dismiss cabinet

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's prime minister challenged the opposition-ruled Congress on Wednesday to dismiss the entire cabinet amid plans by lawmakers to oust a third minister, a move that would bring President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski closer to being able to call for new legislative elections.

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ATR challenges Pratt's hold on turboprop engine market

PARIS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Pratt & Whitney's grip on the regional turboprop market could come under threat after Europe's ATR said it would look closely at alternative engines for its planes in future.

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Motor racing - Toro Rosso's Kvyat expects 'good things' as Honda deal awaited

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Russian Formula One driver Daniil Kvyat dodged questions about Toro Rosso's expected 2018 engine deal with Honda on Wednesday, saying he saw "good things ahead" for his Red Bull-owned team.

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Apple unveils cellular watch as new iPhone awaited

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc rolled out a new version of the Apple Watch on Tuesday, marking the first introduction at the company's biggest product launch in years, which was expected to showcase a completely redesigned top-of-the-line iPhone.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Our Vital, Vulnerable Coasts

We live by the ocean to work, to play, to heal. But in an unguarded moment, it can swallow us whole.

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UPDATE 2-Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against another EU sanction.

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Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google appealed against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine on Monday, its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against an EU sanction.

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UPDATE 1-Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google appealed against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine on Monday, its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against an EU sanction.

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China's bitcoin exchanges await clarification, markets subdued for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest bitcoin exchanges are awaiting clarification from the government following more media reports that Beijing is planning to ban trading of virtual currencies on domestic exchanges, but markets were largely subdued on Monday.

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Irma upgraded to powerful Category 4 storm as it pounds the Florida Keys, and the rest of the state awaits the worst

The day Florida has been dreading is finally here.

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Marching to a Second Term, de Blasio Faces a Diminished Mayoralty

The mayor’s efforts to seize the national stage may have backfired, casting him, and New York City, as less than representative of the country.

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UPDATE 1-Allergan pays Mohawk Tribe to protect patents from challenges

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc will transfer to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe the rights to its blockbuster Restasis dry-eye treatment, the drugmaker said on Friday, in an unusual deal to protect it from patent challenges.

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Allergan pays Mohawk Tribe to protect patents from challenges

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc will transfer to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe rights to its blockbuster Restasis dry-eye treatment, the drugmaker said on Friday, in an unusual deal to protect it from patent challenges.

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On cricket homage, Britain's May challenges robotic jibe

LONDON (Reuters) - Armed with a tupperware box full of home-made chocolate brownies, Prime Minister Theresa May made an appearance on Britain's most popular cricket program on BBC radio on Friday and...

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A mother searches and awaits news of her daughters in Barbuda

Claire Frank has not heard from her two daughters since late Tuesday night, an hour before electrical power was cut in the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, some 1,200 miles southeast of Miami.

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After year of 'repression' in Bahrain, West remains silent, Amnesty says

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's government has crushed dissent and violently cracked down on protests in the past year, Amnesty International said on Thursday, and it accused Britain and the United States in particular of turning a blind eye to its abuses.

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Nadal schools young Russian, awaits Federer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal provided Russian teenager Andrey Rublev with a tennis lesson on Wednesday, racing into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open with a ruthless 6-1 6-2 6-2 win.

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Fed sees pickup in economic growth, but inflation remains muted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace in July through mid-August but signs of an acceleration in inflation remained slight, the latest survey conducted by the Federal Reserve showed on Wednesday.

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US intel faces challenges in North Korea

As North Korea flexes its military muscle, CNN's Brian Todd reports on how the United States intelligence community is facing challenges understanding the secretive regime.

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Signs of tension between Mueller and Hill investigators underscore the challenges of parallel Russia probes

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump Faces Deal-Making Challenges as Congress Returns

As lawmakers return to town, the president faces weeks of hard bargaining on the debt ceiling, his border wall, the tax code, Harvey relief and more.

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Trump says nuclear test shows North Korea remains dangerous to U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s “words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States,” U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter, in his first reaction after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday.

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Nuclear test shows North Korea remains dangerous to U.S.: Trump

(Reuters) - North Korea's "words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States," U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter, in his first reaction after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday.

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About 6 pct of US Gulf oil output remains shut from Harvey-BSEE

HOUSTON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - About 6.1 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production is offline due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Saturday.

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Futures higher as August payrolls data awaited

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday as investors await the August nonfarm payrolls report, which is likely to feed into the Federal Reserve's decision for an interest rate hike later this year.

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Futures higher as August payrolls data awaited

Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday as investors await the August nonfarm payrolls report, which is likely to feed into the Federal Reserve's decision for an interest rate hike later this year.

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FEMA officials say they're not sure how many are still awaiting rescue in area that's home to over 11 million

Pam Jones said the water crept up on them with shocking speed.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures) nytimes.com

Ordering Review of Statues Puts de Blasio in Tricky Spot

Since Mayor de Blasio called for a review of all possible symbols of hate, he has been peppered with questions about how far it will go.

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Spanish PM challenges opposition to vote him out at graft hearing

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's prime minister challenged lawmakers to table a no confidence vote in his government as he answered questions over alleged illegal financing of his conservative People's Party.

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Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

(Reuters Health) - Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests.

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Congress awaits Trump estimate on storm costs from Harvey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are expected to pass a large aid package for victims of Hurricane Harvey, but specifics of the plan and its price tag are unclear as Congress awaits a funding request from the Trump administration.

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BRIEF-Cigna says to reaffirm projected FY 2017 consolidated adjusted income from operations, which remains in range of $2.50 - $2.58 bln - SEC Filing

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