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Mystery deepens surrounding Rand Paul

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It's a case so mysterious that it borders on preposterous: A US senator allegedly tackled by a neighbor while mowing his lawn, an attack so vicious that Rand Paul ended up with six fractured ribs and bruises to his lungs that made it hard to breathe. [Source]

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Pelosi to be judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be a guest judge the new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."

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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc .

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U.S. senators rip Trump over his attacks on the media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake castigated President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his attacks on the media, saying Trump had embraced the despotic language of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and inspired modern-day authoritarians.

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VA apologizes after surgery that allegedly left scalpel inside veteran for years

The Veterans Affairs Department has apologized following an incident where a scalpel was allegedly left inside the body of a veteran for years following surgery.

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Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Senators rip Trump over his attacks on the media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media, comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modern-day authoritarians.

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Republican Senator Graham says 'no' to stopgap funding bill: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he would not vote for a Republican "continuing resolution" stopgap bill to fund the government temporarily and avert a partial shutdown this week, a Politico reporter said on Twitter.

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U.S. senator compares Trump's attacks on media to Stalin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media, comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modern-day authoritarians.

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Arizona’s G.O.P. Senators Assail Trump for His Attacks on the Press

Senator Jeff Flake called President Trump a “figure of suspicion” for his attacks on the press as John McCain called on Congress to protect journalists.

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Senator compares Trump's rhetoric to Stalin

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) condemns President Trump on the Senate floor, comparing the President's attacks on the media to the tactics of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now

Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

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Trump's ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon.

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How luxury watch brands are seducing millennials

It's no secret that the last decade has been one of ups and downs for the luxury watch industry, thanks to financial crises, economic booms, and changing spending habits. And while a return to former highs may be impossible, the consensus is that the world's watchmakers will have to make significant changes to guarantee continued success.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Russia awarded rights to Stolichnaya vodka brand in Benelux

AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned Sojuzplodoimport won a Dutch appeals court ruling on Tuesday giving it the rights to the Stolichnaya vodka brand in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Benelux) and stripping them from SPI Group's Spirits International.

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Tennis: Dream grand slam debut continues for 15-year-old Kostyuk

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ukrainian 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam in over 20 years when she defeated local wildcard Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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

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WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors

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

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Durbin: Some GOP senators wrong on Trump comments

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) asserted that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans.

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Senator says Trump definitely used 'shithole' to describe African nations, despite evolving explanations

Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans.

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Sandgren claims first grand slam win to land Wawrinka clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American battler Tennys Sandgren won his first ever grand slam singles match on Tuesday to set up a dream Australian Open clash with former champion Stan Wawrinka.

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UPDATE 1-Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands unit for $2 bln

Jan 16 (Reuters) - Battery maker Energizer Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it would buy the global battery and portable lighting business of Spectrum Brands in a $2 billion cash deal, adding brands such as Rayovac and Vatra to its lineup.

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Premier Foods third-quarter sales up on non-branded products

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Premier Foods, owner of Mr Kipling cakes and Oxo stock cubes, reported higher third-quarter sales on Tuesday, helped by strength in its non-branded products.

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Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks over a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.

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Fiat Chrysler CEO says no plans to sell brands to Chinese

DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's (FCA) has no intention of breaking up the company or selling individual brands to China or other parties, the company's chief executive said on Monday, adding that the group was counting on its coveted Jeep brand to drive future profits.

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UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler CEO says no plans to sell brands to Chinese

DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's (FCA) has no intention of breaking up the company or selling individual brands to China or other parties, the company's chief executive said on Monday, adding that the group was counting on its coveted Jeep brand to drive future profits.

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BRIEF-Leading Brands Amends Definitive Arrangement Agreement With Liquid Media Group

* LEADING BRANDS, INC.: AMENDS DEFINITIVE ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH LIQUID MEDIA GROUP, INC., AND ANNOUNCES Q3 RESULTS

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UPDATE 1-VW brand car sales hit record 6.23 mln in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a record 6.23 million cars last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 million record in 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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VW brand car sales hit 6.23 mln record in 2017

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's core autos division increased vehicle sales to a new record last year, as rising demand for VW brand models in the Americas and the key Chinese market offset a decline in western Europe.

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GOP senator who was in meeting: Trump 'did not use that word'

Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue said Sunday that President Donald Trump did not use the phrase "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.

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2 GOP Senators deny Trump's 'shithole' comment outright

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) said Trump did not call African nations "shithole countries" in a meeting on immigration, after earlier saying in a statement that he couldn't recall if Trump used those words.

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G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”

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Israel says destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel, Egypt borders

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

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No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road

WERNIGERODE, Germany (Reuters) - Opponents of a renewed German "grand coalition" took to the road on Saturday, hoping to persuade members of their Social Democratic Party (SPD) to vote against governing with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for another four years.

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Tennis: Brand-less, slam-less Halep looks for more in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Simona Halep enters the Australian Open with the world number one ranking and a familiar set of doubts over her ability to win a grand slam.

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Tennis: Dimitrov, Zverev ready to step up to grand slam glory

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev, two men who made perhaps the biggest steps forward in 2017, believe they are ready to contend for the title at the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.

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Tennis: First grand slam title was 'overwhelming', says Stephens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been "overwhelming". "I think it's always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 months to winning a grand slam," Stephens told a news conference at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.

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Senator in the room at DACA meeting: Trump used those words

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, a key negotiator in immigration talks, rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday morning for referring to African nations as "shithole" countries.

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Democratic U.S. senator: Trump called African countries 'shitholes' in meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Friday condemned Donald Trump's use of vile language at a White House meeting on immigration, saying the president used "vulgar" language, and repeatedly called African nations "shitholes."

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Trump rejects senators' bipartisan 'Dreamer' immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday rejected a bipartisan "Dreamer" immigration plan proposed by a group of U.S. senators, saying it did not properly fund his long-touted wall along the southern border with Mexico and calling it "a step backward."

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India sends its 100th satellite into space to watch borders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India launched its 100th satellite on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.

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Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

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

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

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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.

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Key U.S. senator says progress made on new war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday that progress was being made on legislation to give Congress more control over the U.S. fight against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

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UPDATE 1-Post Holdings to explore options for private brands business

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Post Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would explore options, including a sale, for its private brands business, which makes nut butter, dried fruits, pasta and granola products for retailers and distributors.

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul for 'suicide forest' video

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YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post

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

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U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on U.S. terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.

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Paul threatens filibuster over FISA program

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

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Rand Paul: I had pain of 1,000 knives

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

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13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days

A combination of snow and rain shut off access to Zermatt, near the Matterhorn. Until late Wednesday afternoon, helicopter was the only way out.

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Senator wants Apple to answer questions on slowing iPhones

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of a U.S. Senate committee overseeing business issues asked Apple Inc to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Russia awarded rights to Stolichnaya vodka brand in Benelux

AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned Sojuzplodoimport won a Dutch appeals court ruling on Tuesday giving it the rights to the Stolichnaya vodka brand in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Benelux) and stripping them from SPI Group's Spirits International.

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy says ‍Randy Neely promoted to president, Edward Ok appointed CFO​

* TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS

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YouTube responds a week after Logan Paul video

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Acosta presses Sanders on borders

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tells CNN's Jim Acosta that border security is a vital part of the DACA deal but would not specify whether it must include the wall.

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Democratic senator releases Fusion GPS testimony in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that researched President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and produced a dossier denounced by the White House.

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Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the transcript of the committee’s interview with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan Chase & Co Reports 5.8 Pct Passive Stake In Brandywine Realty Trust

* JPMORGAN CHASE & CO REPORTS 5.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST AS OF DECEMBER 29 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2FiKuci Further company coverage:

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Senator Warren says U.S. needs to 'rethink' money laundering laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday the United States needed to review outdated laws for combating money laundering which are creating an undue compliance burden for small and community banks.

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UPDATE 2-BRF launches processed meats brand for cost-conscious shopper

SAO PAULO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian food company BRF SA launched a new meats brand aimed at cost-conscious buyers, venturing into the discount market that represents about one-third of the country's processed food sales, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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Opinion: Grand Canyon not a place for uranium mining

The Grand Canyon is a great natural treasure, one of the most recognizable and revered landscapes on earth. And yet, despite its universally beloved status, it is threatened by the Trump administration. A recently released government report reveals that President Donald Trump and his Cabinet are considering lifting the ban on uranium mining on the federally owned public lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park.

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UK's May's attempt to reassert authority branded a shambles

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership team shake-up, designed to restore her authority and address divisions over Brexit, was branded a shambles on Tuesday after one minister quit and media reported another had refused to move jobs.

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China's Didi Chuxing to launch bike-sharing platform and brand

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing application Didi Chuxing plans to launch a bike-sharing platform within its app that will host partner firms such as Ofo as well as its own bike-sharing brand, the company said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-L Brands Prices Senior Notes Offering

* L BRANDS - ‍OFFERING OF $500 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF UNSECURED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 PRICED AT 100.000% OF AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

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BRIEF-L Brands Says Co Issued Notice Of Redemption For $500 Mln Aggregate Principal Amount Outstanding Of Its 8.500 Pct Senior Notes Due 2019

* L BRANDS - ‍ON JAN 3, CO ISSUED NOTICE OF REDEMPTION FOR $500 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OUTSTANDING OF ITS 8.500 PCT SENIOR NOTES DUE 2019

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Gillibrand: Oprah's Golden Globes speech was 'powerful'

Oprah Winfrey is "actively thinking" about running for president of the United States, according to two of her close friends, and many are already expressing their support for the TV star -- even a potential 2020 primary opponent.

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BRIEF-Gordon Brothers To Market Sale Of Reed's Los Angeles Plant And Branded Candy Business

* GORDON BROTHERS TO MARKET SALE OF REED’S LOS ANGELES BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING PLANT AND BRANDED CANDY BUSINESS

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

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

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Grand slam breakthrough beckons for Next Gen leader Zverev

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - With Masters Series trophies, 'Big Four' scalps and an appearance at the ATP Tour Finals before his 21st birthday, grand slam success is seen as a matter of when, not if, for German wunderkind Alex Zverev.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as she seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Ron Paul: Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.

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Director Paul Haggis denies sexual misconduct accusations

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

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GOP senators ask for investigation of Trump dossier author

Two senior Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred the author of a dossier detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution over potential false statements made to federal authorities about distributing information from the dossier.

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Republican Senators seek criminal probe of Trump 'dossier' author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Republican U.S. Senators on Friday called for a criminal investigation into the former British spy who compiled a "dossier" in 2016 of allegations of financial and personal links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, his advisers and Russia.

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Senator Durbin blasts Trump for 'anti-immigrant' moves in 'Dreamer' talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, the lead Democratic negotiator on legislation to protect at least 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, on Friday blasted "hardline anti-immigrant" demands from the White House including the construction of a southwestern border wall.

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Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

The first congressional criminal referral in connection with Russian meddling targeted a former British spy, not anyone accused of conspiracy.

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Arthur Mitchell, Ballet’s ‘Grandfather of Diversity’

Mr. Mitchell, who at 83 still exudes grandness, is the subject of an exhibition at the Wallach gallery at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Constellation Brands' third-quarter profit jumps 21 percent

(Reuters) - Premium beer maker Constellation Brands Inc posted a 21 percent surge in profits for its third quarter, as retailers stocked more Corona Extra and Modelo Especial beers during Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

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White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and Trump administration officials met at the White House on Thursday, hoping to hammer out compromise legislation to tighten restrictions on Iran while keeping Washington in an international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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Canada's Conservatives expel senator over indigenous comments

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives kicked a lawmaker out of the party after she posted letters on her official government website that derided indigenous people and then refused to take them down from the site.

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GOP senator rails at marijuana reversal

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) questions why Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama administration memos that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan US Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday that Manhattan's interim top U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman should be not be confirmed if nominated to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over reports he was interviewed for the job by President Donald Trump.

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BRIEF-Castle Brands Announces Bourbon Inventory Acquisitions

* CASTLE BRANDS INC - ‍PURCHASED, OR AGREED TO PURCHASE, ADDITIONAL $4.2 MILLION OF AGING AND NEW-FILL BOURBON​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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BRIEF-Hyundai Motor America Reports Dec 2017 Sales Of Hyundai & Genesis Branded Vehicles Of 63,594

* HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA SAYS REPORTED DEC 2017 SALES OF HYUNDAI AND GENESIS BRANDED VEHICLES OF 63,594, UP 2 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The #MeToo link between 2 new senators

Two recently elected senators who were sworn into office Wednesday -- Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota -- have one thing in common.

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Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

(Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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UPDATE 1-Spectrum Brands mulls sale of George Foreman, Rayovac brands

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spectrum Brands Holding Inc said on Wednesday it is exploring strategic options, including a sale, for its unit that sells brands such as George Foreman cookware and Rayovac batteries.

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BRIEF-Spectrum Brands Holdings To Explore Strategic Options For Its Global Batteries & Appliances Businesses

* SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS TO EXPLORE STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR ITS GLOBAL BATTERIES & APPLIANCES BUSINESSES

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Who is Logan Paul?

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

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Republican Senator Hatch to retire, opening door for bid by Romney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party's harshest critics of President Donald Trump.

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Republican Senator Hatch says he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and who has been one of the party's harshest critics of President Donald Trump.

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Republican Senator Hatch says will retire at end of current term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, said on Tuesday he would retire at the end of his current term, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee.

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YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

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

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Paul posts emotional apology

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

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YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Posting Video Showing Dead Body

Mr. Paul, 22, posted a video that showed a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest that is known as a destination for suicide victims.

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Logan Paul apologizes for posting video

An apology from Logan Paul did little to quell the outrage after the social media star posted a YouTube video, showing what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for suicides.

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Weather and Visiting Senator Steal the Show at de Blasio Inauguration

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

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Senior U.S. Republican senator: 'Let Mr. Mueller do his job'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigation of links between Russia and President Trump's 2016 election campaign should continue without interference in 2018, despite calls from some Trump administration allies and Republican lawmakers to shut it down, a prominent Republican senator said on Sunday.

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Raid on senator's home reveals divisions in Somali security forces

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Masked men who appeared to be members of the Somali security forces raided the house of a powerful Somali senator on Saturday, but the government initially said it did not know who they were, fuelling political tensions.

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Olympics: Ice hockey without borders, Canada gives Korea an assist

SEOUL (Reuters) - What does it mean to represent your country at the Olympics? For Brock Radunske, the question has some nuance given the towering, blond-haired Canadian will be suiting-up for South Korea at the 2018 Winter Games.

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Vows: A Wedding Amid Strand’s Rare Books

Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga were married in the rare books room at the Strand Bookstore in New York. Their wedding day, Dec. 1, was the five-year anniversary of their relationship. Glimpse their wedding in 360 video.

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For Luxury Brands, the Musical Chairs Whirled Faster in 2017

Nearly every month this year saw a major departure from a fashion label.

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Apple, Epson face French legal complaints over allegedly shortening life of products

PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple and Japanese printer company Epson are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand.

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Roy Moore's complaint won't stop Alabama from certifying Jones as senator, secretary of state tells CNN

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed Thursday morning that Democrat Doug Jones will be certified the winner of the Alabama special Senate election despite Republican Roy Moore's refusal to concede and request for a new election.

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Alabama official to certify Senator-elect Jones today despite challenge: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said he will certify Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones as winner on Thursday despite opponent Roy Moore's challenge, in a phone call on CNN.

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

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

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

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

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

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9 New Fashion Brands We Discovered This Year

From maximalist pajamas to subversive Swedish men’s wear, T featured a range of emerging brands in 2017. Here, a roundup of some that still have us talking.

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UPDATE 1-South African rand, stocks flat ahead of festive break

* South Africa's financial markets closed on Dec. 25 and 26 (Adds latest figures)

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California manhunt under way after random shootings target 10 drivers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in California's Central Valley have launched a manhunt for at least one suspect after a series of 10 random shootings on vehicles left one woman wounded this holiday season, officials said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Bank of America Merrill Lynch to pay $26 million for allegedly failing to report suspicious transactions

NEW YORK (TR Regulatory Intelligence) - Wall Street regulators later Thursday or early next week are expected to fine Bank of America Merrill Lynch a total of $26 million over alleged failures to report suspicious transactions, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Federal Officials Reportedly Investigating Group Where Women Were Branded

Some women who joined a secret sorority within the group, called Nxivm, were branded with a symbol that incorporated the initials of the group’s leader.

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Senators seek to stop expansion of airport facial scans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators from both major parties on Thursday urged federal authorities to halt planned expansion of a $1 billion airport facial scanning program, saying the technology used to vet travelers on departing international flights at nine airports may not be not accurate enough.

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BRIEF-Long Island Iced Tea Corp. To Rebrand As "Long Blockchain Corp."

* LONG ISLAND ICED TEA CORP. TO REBRAND AS “LONG BLOCKCHAIN CORP.”

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BRIEF-Conagra Brands Reports Q2 Adj Earnings Per Share $0.55

* CONAGRA BRANDS REPORTS NET SALES AND EPS GROWTH IN SECOND QUARTER

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BRIEF-Trusted Brand 2016 Inc Updates Status Of Qualifying Transaction

* TRUSTED BRAND 2016 INC. UPDATES STATUS OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION

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Senators heap praise on Trump

Trump invited Republican members of Congress to the White House to celebrate passage of a major tax overhaul. They responded with a lot of praise.

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Senators ask U.S. spy chief to do more against sexual harassment: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the U.S. spy chief to step up efforts to counter sexual harassment in national security agencies after scores of women complained of inadequate protections, according to a letter by senators.

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BRIEF-Greenspace Brands Buys Galaxy Nutritional Foods

* GREENSPACE BRANDS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF US BASED GALAXY NUTRITIONAL FOODS, OWNERS OF THE GO VEGGIE BRAND

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Senator Cornyn trying to get Big Corn behind U.S. biofuels reform

(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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'Dreamer' bill to reach Senate floor in January - senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration bill addressing the fate of so-called Dreamers, the young adults who were brought to the United States as children, will be debated on the Senate floor in January, Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Fat Brands Begins To Execute On International Expansion Strategy, To Expand In Japan

* FAT BRANDS BEGINS TO EXECUTE ON INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY: SETS SIGHTS ON JAPAN; ANNOUNCES CO-BRANDED FATBURGER AND BUFFALO’S EXPRESS RESTAURANT WITH FATBAR IN TOKYO'S SHIBUYA DISTRICT

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Paul Ryan addresses retirement rumors

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

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Russia's Bosco wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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

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

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Germany's conservatives, SPD start talks Jan. 7 on another 'grand coalition'

(Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to exploratory talks on forming a new government starting on Jan. 7, both parties said on Wednesday after informal discussions.

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Russia's Bosco, official clothes supplier to International Olympic Committee, wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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'Dreamer' bill to be brought to Senate floor in January: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake predicted on Wednesday that an immigration bill addressing the so-called Dreamers, young adults who were brought to the United States as children, would be debated on the Senate floor in January.

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Paul Ryan: Tax bill is a generation-defining moment

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

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At least 65 media workers killed doing their jobs in 2017: Reporters Without Borders

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 65 media workers around the world have been killed doing their jobs this year, media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday.

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China urges cooperation after U.S. brands it a competitor

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cooperation between China and the United States will lead to a win-win outcome for both sides, but confrontation will result in mutual losses, China said on Tuesday, after the United States branded it a competitor seeking to challenge U.S. power.

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Senator: Trump's FBI attacks a sign of fear

In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says that President Trump's continuous attacks on the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller are "a sign of fear or apprehension."

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Senator Warren hits out at 'effort to politicize' U.S. consumer agency

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at budget chief Mick Mulvaney's plan to fill the ranks of the U.S. consumer financial watchdog with political allies, according to letters seen by Reuters, the latest salvo in a broader battle over who should run the bureau.

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Republican Senator Collins says she will vote for tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday she would vote for the sweeping tax overhaul her party's leaders hope to push through Congress this week, all but ensuring its passage despite seemingly universal opposition from Democrats.

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Democratic U.S. senator seeks audit of EPA chief's trip to Morocco

WASHINGTON () - The top Democrat on the Senate environment committee on Monday asked the Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog to audit a recent trip to Morocco by the agency's head to determine if it was in line with the EPA's mission.

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Republican Senator Lee says he will vote for tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah said on Monday that he will support legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax system, leaving only two Republicans undecided as the bill approaches a final Senate vote this week.

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Atlanta’s Airport Has Power Again, but Many Passengers Are Stranded

Thousands of passengers worldwide were stuck or seeking new travel plans after a sustained power failure at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Dem Senator: Investigate Franken, not Trump

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-VA) says Sen. Al Franken should not resign but there should be an investigation into harassment allegations against the Senator. As for President Trump, Manchin doesn't see the need.

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Nestle sells two iced tea brands in North America

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle has sold two of its iced tea brands in North America as the world's biggest food maker presses ahead with reshaping its business to focus on new trends and consumer healthcare.

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BRIEF-Canopy Growth Says ‍Co, Canopy Rivers Corp Announce Definitive JV Agreement To Form New Co, Les Serres Vert Cannabis With Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand​

* CANOPY GROWTH - ‍CO, CANOPY RIVERS CORP ANNOUNCE DEFINITIVE JV AGREEMENT TO FORM NEW CO, LES SERRES VERT CANNABIS WITH LES SERRES STÉPHANE BERTRAND​

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicles sold in Russia to verify if their brake-booster shields were installed properly, Russia's standards agency said on Monday.

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China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitor

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a win-win scenario ahead of a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitor.

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Nestle sells off tea brands in North America

ZURICH (Reuters) - Nestle has sold its sold two of its tea brands in North America as the world's biggest food maker presses ahead with reshaping its business to focus on new consumer trends and healthcare.

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Paraguay senator with dictatorship ties to run for president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguayan Senator Mario Abdo Benitez, a lawmaker with ties to a former Paraguayan dictator, won the ruling Colorado Party's presidential primary on Sunday in a sharp rebuke for President Horacio Cartes, the party's flagbearer.

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Republican Senator John McCain leaves Washington before expected tax vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator John McCain is expected to miss an upcoming vote on a tax code overhaul, after his office said he had returned to his home in Arizona following medical treatment.

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The Alabama Senator-elect says he's ready to move forward despite Moore's refusal to concede the race

The winner of the Alabama special election, Senator-elect Doug Jones, says he's ready to move forward despite Roy Moore's refusal to concede the race.

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Senator-elect Jones not joining calls for Trump resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones, who scored an upset victory last week in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said on Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump needed to resign over sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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NHL-Senators beat Canadiens in frigid first outdoor game of season

(The Sports Xchange) - In an outdoor game with temperatures dipping past the freezing point, being hit by a puck was never less fun.

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NHL: Senators beat Canadiens 3-0 in first outdoor game of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in the NHL100 Classic at TD Place on Saturday night.

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Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

Ms. Gillibrand, a senator from New York, has seen her rising star lifted higher by her run-ins with President Trump over his treatment of women.

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With...Sheila Nevins: The Grande Dame of Documentary Is Leaving Her Home at HBO

After almost 40 years, she has reels of memorable film, a pile of awards and plenty of perspective on the current battle of the sexes.

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Opinion: Even a conservative senator couldn't stomach this nomination

President Donald Trump's nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge demonstrates the President's utter contempt for the judiciary.

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Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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UPDATE 1-Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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Trump officials brief senators on Saudi reactors, enrichment a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials briefed senators this week on how the White House was considering non-proliferation standards in a potential agreement to sell nuclear reactor technology to Saudi Arabia, but did not indicate whether allowing uranium enrichment would be part of any deal, congressional aides said.

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Exclusive: Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

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'Shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse at Penn State: grand jury

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

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Republicans race to finish tax bill and win over reluctant senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress worked furiously on Friday to put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul and expanded a child tax credit in an effort to win the support of two wavering senators.

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Exclusive: U.S. Senator Cruz wants to cap renewable fuel credits at 10 cents - document

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.

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

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

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Republicans alter tax bill in bid to win over reluctant senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Friday expanded a child tax credit that is part of sweeping tax legislation in order to shore up support for passage, but it was still unclear whether the move was enough to satisfy two balking senators.

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BRIEF-Hanesbrands Amends Senior Secured Credit Facility

* SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY INCREASED TO $2.25 BILLION FROM $1.925 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump pick struggles with GOP senator's basic law questions

A Trump judicial nominee is being openly mocked on Twitter following a hearing Wednesday where he struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a Republican senator.

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

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

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

* POWER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF HENRI-PAUL ROUSSEAU

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Pennsylvania grand jury to report on fraternity hazing death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A long-awaited grand jury report about fraternity hazing at Pennsylvania State University was set to be unveiled on Friday, 10 months after the death of Timothy Piazza, 19, during an alcohol-fueled initiation ritual.

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Senator grills nominee on qualifications

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump's nominee for district court judge, about his lack of experience trying cases in court.

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Man with ALS to senator: You can save my life

Ady Barkan, a man with ALS, confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) about Barkan's need for medicare disability benefits ahead of the upcoming vote on the latest version of the GOP tax bill.

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This isn't Paul Ryan's party anymore

The news that Speaker Paul Ryan is engaged in "soul searching" about his political future and could leave Congress after the 2018 election shocked a political Washington sprinting toward a tax cut vote and Christmas recess.

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As Republican tax vote nears, more senators waver

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping Republican tax bill in the U.S. Congress hit potential obstacles on Thursday as two more Republican senators insisted on changes, joining a list of lawmakers whose support is uncertain.

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Surgeon admits branding patients' livers

An accomplished British surgeon has admitted branding two of his patients' livers with his initials. Yes, you read that right.

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As Republican tax bill vote nears, two senators demand changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to win passage of a sweeping tax bill hit a potential obstacle on Thursday as two Republican senators, who previously backed the measure, insisted on a change to its child tax credit.

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Paul Ryan considering resigning in 2018

CNN's Phil Mattingly reports that House Speaker Paul Ryan is considering resigning after the 2018 midterm elections after two years serving as speaker.

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

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

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Republican Senator Lee undecided on tax bill, seeks child credit changes: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Mike Lee has not decided whether to support a Republican tax bill and wants changes to the child tax credit, an aide to the lawmaker said on Thursday.

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Republican Senator Lee now undecided on tax bill: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Mike Lee, unhappy with his party's tax legislation provision on child tax credits, is "undecided" on whether he will vote for the measure if changes are not included, spokesman Conn Carroll said on Thursday.

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Senator McCain will vote on tax bill -No. 2 Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain, who is receiving treatment for brain cancer and has missed votes this week, will be available next week to vote on the tax compromise bill, John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, said on Thursday.

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Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas

Progressive activists met with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, in a bid to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

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BRIEF-Becle To Acquire Pendleton Whisky Brands For $205 Mln

* BECLE SA DE CV SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO A DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE PENDLETON WHISKY BRAND ASSETS FROM HOOD RIVER DISTILLERS, INC

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Shameless Slur Against Kirsten Gillibrand

His smear on Twitter insinuates that women succeed only if they trade on their sexuality, not because they are smart, savvy or resourceful.

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Senator McCain treated for side effects of cancer therapy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain was undergoing treatment at a military hospital outside Washington for side effects of cancer therapy, his office said on Tuesday.

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Gillibrand: Trump's tweet a 'sexist smear'

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand reiterated her belief that President Donald Trump's tweet on Tuesday about her was a "sexist smear" in an interview Wednesday.

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Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Merrill: Unlikely Jones is not next senator

Moments after Republican Roy Moore announced he wanted a recount, CNN spoke with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who said that it is "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones is not the next senator of the state of Alabama.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 12) - Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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Analysis: The many layers of the Trump-Gillibrand feud

President Donald Trump's showdown with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand shows that the cultural moment triggered by allegations of sexual harassment is the most vibrant and emotional issue in politics.

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Roy Moore, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Senator Grassley expresses reservations on two Trump judge nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that handles judicial nominations on Tuesday raised concerns about two of President Donald Trump's picks for lower court positions, citing controversial statements each has made.

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Key GOP senator: These Trump picks shouldn't be judges

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley issued a rare rebuke Tuesday of two of President Donald Trump's most controversial judicial nominees, urging the White House to rethink the picks.

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Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday.

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Acosta: Sanders threatened my access over Gillibrand question

CNN's Jim Acosta says White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told him if he asked a question of President Trump at a bill signing, she couldn't promise he would be "allowed into a pool spray again."