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Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a small step back on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

* Brent crude tops $65 a barrel for first time since mid-2015

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for first time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

A Treasury report on tax cuts that’s a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery

As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn.

Mueller, Robert S III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Team Trump Needs to Lay Off the Mueller Probe

If it goes to the question of impeachment, Congress will need help.

The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Our friend Alberto Nisman was killed for trying to expose the truth behind a Buenos Aires bombing. His work is finally being vindicated.

Reed, Roy nytimes.com

Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87

Mr. Reed was with Martin Luther King when he was released from jail in Selma, Ala., and with protesters on Bloody Sunday at the Pettus Bridge.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Trump Says New York Times Is ‘Wrong!’ on His Television Habits

President Trump responded to a Times article published over the weekend that offered an inside look into a typical day.

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Mayor details explosion near Times Square

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the explosion in the New York Port Authority bus terminal was a terror-related attack.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Roy Moore Edge

Surfing political sex scandals.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?

Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Alabama Senate Race May Have Already Been Decided

Blame the state’s voter suppression campaign.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Shampoo Economy

Economic bubbles grow — and eventually pop — when politicians forget why financial regulations exist.

Cryotherapy nytimes.com

Me Time: $75 for Three Minutes at Minus 230 Degrees? Sure, We’ll Try It

Our columnist dons ear warmers, a surgical mask and giant wool mittens and gets into a cryotherapy chamber.

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Keeping tabs on your kids' screen time

When it comes to mobile devices, how much screen time is too much for your kids? CNN's Jacqueline Howard has the details.

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UK's Petrofac hires Bain & Co to explore options for North Sea business -Times

Dec 11 (Reuters) - British oilfield services company Petrofac Ltd has hired consultancy Bain & Co to explore options for the its North Sea operations, including a sale, the Times reported on Sunday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans

The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists

And your health care may suffer for it.

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Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years

Global arms sales increased for the first time in five years in 2016 as rising geopolitical tensions fueled defense spending.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.

Venezuela nytimes.com

As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Many Feel It’s a ‘Waste of Time’

Voter turnout in Venezuela’s municipal elections was low as many considered the results a foregone conclusion: domination by President Nicolás Maduro and his party.

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For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Lebanese Army forces fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters outside the embassy near Beirut.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Roy Moore’s Alabama

Winston County once opposed secession but now enthusiastically supports Donald Trump. What does that tell us about Roy Moore’s chances?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: An Abomination. A Monster. That’s Me?

Vilifying whiteness and maleness isn’t just illiberal. It’s bad politics.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Baker and the Empire

In search of a less existential politics.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roadkill on Capitol Hill

It has taken decades and many sexual harassment scandals, but this time it may be a real change.

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Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says sought input to avoid errors

KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Readers and The Times Respond to Harvey Weinstein’s Page One Portrait

The bold portrait of Mr. Weinstein that ran on the front page this week led to some strong reader reactions. We explain the selection process.

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Iraq is 'totally liberated' from Islamic State: Iraqi armed forces

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has been "totally liberated" from Islamic State, the Iraqi armed forces announced in a statement on Saturday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Facebook Taught Me About Net Neutrality

In the early days of creating the social network, we were at the mercy of internet providers. They could easily have killed the company.

Gifts nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

Temple Mount (Jerusalem) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Jerusalem Denial Complex

Dispense with pieties about the city of the pious.

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Special Counsel Mueller filing shows Manafort drafted Ukraine op-ed despite gag order

WASHINGTON (Reuters on Friday ) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller late on Friday unveiled a trove of evidence against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to convince a judge that he violated a gag order by ghost-writing an article to bolster his public image.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Snow in Texas Is ‘Pretty Cool’ for Children Seeing It for the First Time

Corpus Christi, Tex., got snow for the first time since 2004. It was part of a storm that affected several Southern states and was headed up the East Coast.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Great Al Franken Moment

His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

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Special Counsel Mueller produces evidence that Manafort drafted op-ed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled a trove of documents on Friday showing what he said was "irrefutable evidence" that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort violated a court gag order by ghost-writing an opinion piece designed to improve his public image.

Music nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

Men and Boys nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Not All Men Are Monstrous

Stephen Marche addresses comments from readers about the male libido.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Roy Moore Survives

A noticeable backlash has hyper-energized the Republican senate candidate’s volunteers and Alabamians who hate Washington and its ways.

Wildfires nytimes.com

California Fires Live Briefing: A ‘Very Dangerous’ Time for an Already Charred State

Fires continued to ravage much of Southern California on Friday, where fast-moving flames had scorched more than 142,000 acres across four counties.

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

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trumpocalypse: The End Game

Our once bright and shiny democracy may be going down the drain before the holidays are out.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: There Was No Peace Process for Trump to Destroy

The president’s Jerusalem statement was reckless but better than peace-talk blather.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Medicine Discard Race?

Science has revealed how arbitrary those categories are. Perhaps doctors will abandon them, too.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

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Bosnian museum of wartime childhood aims to go global, wins top prize

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened its doors, won a best European museum prize and decided to go...

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Japan to buy long-range missiles for first time

Japan will for the first time buy long-range missiles to counter the country's "increasingly severe" national security situation, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Dec 8

Dec 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Conservatism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Rotting

The party is selling its soul, doing harm to every cause it purports to serve.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Please Save Kids’ Health Care

A bipartisan group of state governors warns of the consequences of failing to reauthorize CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Mueller tussle over Ukrainian op-ed

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing argued in a court filing on Thursday.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Shifting Political Order

The same-sex marriage debate showed that attitudes on gender and sexuality do not fit neatly into the traditional conservative-progressive divide.

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Trial date set for AT&T, Time Warner case

Inheritance and Estate Taxes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republican War on Children

Health care for a thousand kids, or tax breaks for one wealthy heir? The G.O.P. prefers the second.

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Stelter: Fox's pro-Trump hosts work overtime to discredit Mueller

Palestinians nytimes.com

Nearly Every Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Disagrees With Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

All but two of the 11 former envoys said the decision — a departure from seven decades of U.S. policy — was foolish and even dangerous.

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Manafort's work on draft op-ed does not violate gag order: defense lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did not violate a court gag order when he helped edit an opinion piece about his political work in Ukraine, his defense lawyer Kevin Downing said in a court filing on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19 with no decision expected before the companies' April 22 deadline to complete the deal, a federal judge said on Thursday.

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AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19, a federal judge in Washington said during a hearing on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19, a federal judge in Washington said during a hearing on Thursday.

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Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

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Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

PARIS (Reuters) - Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

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Cillizza: Franken's totally unapologetic resignation

Two things were clear after Al Franken finished his speech on the Senate floor just after noon on Thursday:

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In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment

Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.

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Op-ed on Manafort's work in Ukraine to be published: Kyiv Post

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian newspaper will publish an opinion article about Paul Manafort's work in the country that U.S. federal prosecutors have accused the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump of helping draft in violation of bail terms, chief editor Brian Bonner told Reuters.

Yemen nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Man Who Danced on the Heads of Snakes

For decades, Ali Abdullah Saleh seemed welded to Yemen’s landscape. Now he’s gone.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Palestinians Vent Their Anger After Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Amid predictions of violence and calls by Hamas for a new intifada, protesters in the West Bank and Gaza clashed with Israeli forces.

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AT&T/Time Warner antitrust hearing to focus on trial date

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc will meet in court for the first time on Thursday as the antitrust regulator attempts to stop the U.S. No. 2 wireless company's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc .

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Probably not — but that’s because for the foreseeable future, no one can.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears

Many Democrats continue to have little understanding of their own role in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

It’s not too late to reverse it.

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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing longtime U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.

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Asia shares hover near two-month low as growth, U.S. policy risks sap sentiment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares hover near 2-mth low as growth, US policy risks sap sentiment

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

While some Jewish leaders welcomed recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, many worried that the step would inflame tensions and make peace in the Middle East even harder to achieve.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

That gun bill is back, but then again, there’s a hero cat.

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Columnist: Trump gave away the crown jewel

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman criticized President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there, saying Trump "gave away the crown jewel of American foreign policy for free."

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tucson’s Police Chief: Sessions’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Make Cities More Dangerous

People won’t report crimes if they’re afraid they may become separated from their families.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Supporting Roy Moore Is a Devil’s Bargain

A plea to my fellow Christians and social conservatives.

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Ramirez waiting for 'right time' to return to Venezuela

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, recently pushed out of his position as ambassador to the United Nations, told Reuters in an interview he is waiting for the right time to go back to his country, where politicians are battling ahead of the 2018 presidential election and an anti-corruption probe is expanding.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and the Art of the Giveaway

I’ve never seen a president give up so much to so many for so little.

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BRIEF-Novartis Says Premenopausal Women Taking Kisqali Benefited For Longer Time Until Health-Related QOL Deterioration

* NOVARTIS KISQALI IS FIRST AND ONLY CDK4/6 INHIBITOR TO SHOW SUPERIOR MEDIAN PFS COMPARED TO ORAL ENDOCRINE THERAPY AS FIRST-LINE TREATMENT IN A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED PHASE III TRIAL DEDICATED TO PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH HR+/HER2- ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

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From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

She’s one of the most powerful figures in her galaxy — and one of the most iconic characters in our galaxy. A brief history of Leia Organa.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

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Time to move on from Algeria's colonial past, says France's Macron

ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron, visiting Algeria, said on Wednesday he would not be held hostage by France's colonial involvement there and he urged young Algerians to build for the future and not dwell on past "crimes" committed in the independence war.

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Why Taylor Swift is on Time's Person of the Year cover

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Opinion: Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief

A little over a year ago, despite a swirl of sexual assault allegations against him and a track record of misogyny, Donald Trump beat the woman many hoped would make it to the White House -- not only to the presidency, but to the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. This year, it is the President who has to get in line.

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One fire is now 4 times the size of Manhattan

Barely two months after the wine country fires charred Northern California, the state is once again staring down a spate of wildfires, this time in Southern California. These fires are fueled by some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in recent memory. Here are some eye-popping numbers from these newest fires:

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GOP tax plan has tight timeline and tough poll numbers

The lobbying bonanza has officially kicked into high gear. Name the industry or interest group and they've been on the Hill the last 48 hours to try and persuade, defend or outright defeat various provisions in a tax overhaul that all involved see as a train that's not only moving, but almost to its final destination.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

5 Takeaways from a TimesTalk About Weinstein, O’Reilly and Sexual Harassment

Journalists who broke two of the biggest sexual harassment cases of the past year were joined by the actress Ashley Judd to discuss their reporting.

Time (Magazine) nytimes.com

‘The Silence Breakers’ Are Time’s Person of the Year

In an interview on “Today,” the magazine’s editor in chief said that the #MeToo movement represented the “fastest-moving social change we’ve seen in decades.”

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High tech, high finance and high times for U.S. pot industry

(Reuters) - Two years ago, Alan Gertner was head of Google's Asia-Pacific sales team in Singapore, handling more than $100 million in business.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republic Will Survive the Tax Bill

Yes, it’s dreadful policy. But it will be easier to reverse than other Trump priorities.

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Macron says time to move on from Algeria's colonial past

ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron visited Algeria on Wednesday where he pressed for a new chapter in relations and said he would not be held hostage by France's colonial past, in remarks published by a local newspaper. 

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Time awards Person of the Year to those who reported sexual misconduct

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Time magazine names #MeToo movement as 'person of the year'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

News and News Media nytimes.com

On the Night News Desk When Trump’s Tweeting Starts

Lara Jakes, recent night editor for our Washington bureau, and Steve Kenny, night editor in New York, discuss how Year 1 of the Trump era has affected their jobs and their sleep.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the Rohingya Can’t Yet Return to Myanmar

The agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to return the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a sham. Bangladesh must let them stay.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Media Driving Americans Apart?

Social media gets all the attention for polarization, but TV is doing more than its share.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Price of War With North Korea

It is all but inevitable that many thousands of South Koreans and Americans would be sacrificed.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Living With the Republican Tax Plan

A disappointing bill that could be worse.

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Asia stocks hit 2-month low as risk sentiment sours broadly

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped across the board on Wednesday as various factors including weaker metals prices and monetary policy concerns in China soured investor risk sentiment.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 2-mth low as risk sentiment sours broadly

* Nikkei drops 2 pct, copper slide hits non-ferrous metal sector

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U.S. urges judge to reject AT&T/Time Warner court date proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged a federal judge to reject the February court date sought by AT&T and Time Warner in a dispute over the firms' proposed merger, arguing the companies are rushing to meet an April 22 closing deadline for their $85.4 billion deal.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Endorsement of Roy Moore Points Up a G.O.P. Problem: Chaos

President Trump’s impulsive, improvisational political style is preventing the Republican Party from establishing a true organization for the coming midterm elections.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

There are better ways to respond to Iran’s attempts to spread its influence.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Tax Plan Crowns a Big Winner: Trump’s Industry

Commercial real estate gets lower rates and new breaks in the Republican bills, and trusts that have been key financing sources do especially well.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

You don’t end up with much of a heart if you never exercise it.

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BRIEF-EP Energy Extends Early Tender Time For Its Offers To Exchange New Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

* EP ENERGY ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF EARLY TENDER TIME FOR ITS OFFERS TO EXCHANGE NEW SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2024 FOR OUTSTANDING SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020, 2022 AND 2023

Movies nytimes.com

Op-Docs: No Jail Time: The Movie

To beg for leniency, defense attorneys are producing documentaries for an audience of one: the judge.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Why Jerusalem Is a Controversial Capital

President Trump is expected to declare recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Here’s why that's so fraught.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Of Course Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

President Trump is going to formalize what all Israelis know.

Scully, Vincent J Jr (1920-2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Vincent Scully Changed Architecture

The Yale scholar taught generations of students to see the world through the lens of human tradition and experience.

Tigers nytimes.com

Trilobites: Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore’s Enablers

Stand by him now, stay linked to him forever.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mueller’s Facts and Trump’s Make-Believe

The president’s credo: “Just tell them and they believe you.”

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Colorado Cake Case Is as Easy as Pie

Businesses have long claimed the First Amendment should excuse them from complying with the law. The Supreme Court has always rejected that argument.

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Smokers 7 times more likely to use marijuana daily, study says

Smoking cigarettes and daily use of cannabis are strongly linked in the United States, research says. Smokers, overall, are seven times more likely to use pot daily than non-smokers, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

A generation maligned as entitled whiners will be particularly hard hit by the Republicans’ wretched tax bill.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Dec 5

Dec 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Not to Advance Gay Marriage

It’s just a wedding cake, not a wedding. There was a better solution than going to court.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him.

There is no case for obstruction of justice, but there is a constitutional tool for ousting a corrupt president.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown

It’s simply not in service providers’ interests to throttle access to what their customers want to see.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.

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BRIEF-Time Warner Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers And Consent Solicitations For Debt Securities

* TIME WARNER INC. ANNOUNCES CASH TENDER OFFERS AND CONSENT SOLICITATIONS FOR DEBT SECURITIES

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UPDATE 1-Amazon Australia goes live in time to ruin rivals' Christmas

* 23 categories including sports, shoes, clothes, electronics

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Manafort tried to pen positive op-ed on Ukraine work: special counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday accused President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, of working with a Russian colleague to draft an opinion piece about his political work for Ukraine.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect

The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and later dismissed disputes over the second version.

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Analysis: GOP turnaround on Roy Moore was totally predictable

The path to the Republican Party's acceptance of Roy Moore was paved by one thing: Cold, hard political calculus. And math. So, two things.

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Amazon Australia goes live in time to ruin rivals' Christmas

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm said it would start taking orders on Tuesday, ending speculation about the timing of its launch in the world's No. 12 economy and likely dashing hopes of a holiday boost for struggling brick-and-mortar rivals.

Discrimination nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

Forcing Jack Phillips to make cakes for same-sex weddings is unconstitutional. Here’s why.

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Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year

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BRIEF-FOX News Channel Names Contributor Gillian Turner A Full-Time News Correspondent

* FOX NEWS CHANNEL SAYS HAS NAMED CONTRIBUTOR GILLIAN TURNER A FULL-TIME NEWS CORRESPONDENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: How Will This Putin-I.O.C. Thriller End?

Thomas Bach, the I.O.C. president, is going head-to-head with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in deciding Russia’s eligibility for the 2018 Winter Games.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act

The potential hammer at the heart of the Michael Flynn plea.

Buddhism nytimes.com

The Stone: In Dark Times, ‘Dirty Hands’ Can Still Do Good

To transcend our complicity in the world’s worst crises, we need self-knowledge and humility.

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RPT-Brexit buys bruised London Stock Exchange time

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Bruised by the collapse of its merger with Deutsche Boerse and battered by the abrupt departure of its CEO, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) may find Brexit buys it time get its house in order.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: We Catalans Owe the World an Explanation

Coexistence and union are the best options to articulate a common project for the future of Spain.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Dec 4

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

The five artistic trailblazers who were recognized spoke openly about President Trump and his policies. He skipped the gala to avoid “political distraction.”

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

Bush, Billy (1971- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, You Said That

The president is currently engaging in some revisionist history.

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

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism.

The upside to him attacking outspoken black people? We can fight back and declare what America really stands for.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Fractured 2017

As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel

Negotiations and sanctions haven’t stopped the Kim regime. Financial warfare of the kind the Jewish state has waged against Hamas might.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: Wrenched From Scandal to Success, Trump Looks Ahead, and Over His Shoulder

Even in a whirlwind presidency, it was a dizzying span of hours: One of the president’s closest former aides pleaded guilty, shortly before the Senate voted to cut taxes.

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UK social mobility chief quits: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of Britain's Social Mobility Commission has quit, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of being too fixated on Brexit to improve the prospects of those from less privileged backgrounds, The Sunday Times newspaper reported.

cnn.com

The timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

CNN's Ana Cabrera explains the timeline of events from Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian ambassador in December 2016 until leaving his job in February 2017.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

Discrimination nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Even the Bernini of Buttercream Has to Serve Gay Couples

A commercial baker can’t hide behind the First Amendment to turn away customers whose same-sex union conflicts with his religious beliefs.

Marriages nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Sterile Society

After we purge the Weinsteins and Lauers, our mating rituals still need help.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

cnn.com

Longtime Michigan congressman announces retirement

Longtime Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin announced Saturday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

Palestinians nytimes.com

A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump’s Expected Declaration on Jerusalem

Arabs and Israelis alike were impatient to see whether Mr. Trump would really declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and how he might hedge it.

Navajo Indians nytimes.com

Opinion: Donald Trump Would Make a Terrible Navajo

Watching the president disrespect my heritage with an unfunny “joke.”

cnn.com

Voyager fires thrusters for first time since 1980

NASA scientists are able to fire up a set of thrusters on Voyager 1 for the first time since 1980, allowing the spacecraft to orient itself in interstellar space, 13 billion miles from Earth.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Deck the Halls With White House Folly

Fa-la-la-la-la with President Merry Christmas.

Lauer, Matt nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Many of the journalists who stand accused of sexual harassment covered the 2016 presidential campaign.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Writing at the Speed of Trump’s Scandals

In which a columnist attempts to keep up with White House news.

Israeli Settlements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Ehud Barak: We Must Save Israel From Its Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition is irrational, bordering on messianic.

National Parks, Monuments and Seashores nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Vandalizing Our Wild Heritage

The president plans to repeal protections on as much as two million acres of public land in Utah.

Federal Lands nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Treasures of Chaco Canyon Are Threatened by Drilling

One of the nation’s most significant cultural sites could be at risk from planned oil and gas extraction nearby.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next?

The Flynn deal opens the door to charges against the president’s inner circle — and his family.

cnn.com

Timeline of Flynn's contacts with Russia

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team" who directed Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador, and other countries, regarding the UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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New York Times cuts number of free articles on website

(Reuters) - The New York Times on Friday reduced the number of free articles it will offer most non-subscribers to five from 10 in an effort to make more money from readers.

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

Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

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BRIEF-Diana Containerships Announces Time Charter Contract For M/V Hamburg With Wan Hai Lines

* DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES TIME CHARTER CONTRACT FOR M/V HAMBURG WITH WAN HAI LINES

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Pope uses word 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday used the word "Rohingya" for the first time during his current trip to Asia to refer to refugees who have fled in large numbers from violence in Myanmar.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Senate Tax Madness

Major tax legislation should not be passed with extreme haste.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Live Briefing: Senate Weighs Changes to Tax Bill on the Same Day They Could Vote

Republicans are moving closer to a final vote on their tax overhaul, but they still needed to make revisions in order to win over reluctant lawmakers.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay Government

When the rainbow flag drapes every elected official, does it change a city’s hue?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In the End, Reality Will Win

Is there no bottom? We may soon learn that Trump won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Farthest Point of a Burmese Journey

It was plunder, plunder over generations, that had produced this desolation and violence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Cracking Up

The president is acting more deranged than usual, but Republicans in Congress don’t care.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Tom Cotton, Said to Be Trump’s C.I.A. Pick, Would Bring Ambition but Little Experience

Mr. Cotton, a senator from Arkansas, would be the youngest person ever to run the C.I.A. should a White House plan to shuffle the cabinet come to fruition.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Trump’s Red Line Is Holding Up Tax Cuts

Insistence on a 20 percent corporate tax rate is slowing negotiations for a final deal in the Senate.

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PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Dec. 1

Dec 1 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: When Elites Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Saudi Arabia’s royals and rich had long been immune to the worst failures of the kingdom’s brutal system. Not anymore.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Rex Tillerson Did So Much Damage in So Little Time

The secretary of state, who may be forced out soon, presided over a historic gutting of the Foreign Service. But his replacement might be worse.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Bad faith touches every aspect of the G.O.P.’s sales pitch to ram a bill through.