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Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

As Iraq liberates the last territory from Islamic State, the country is starting to grapple with the extent of the group’s destruction.

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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

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Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

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Having a dog can help you live longer

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear-- physical activity, support, companionship -- but owning a dog could literally be saving your life

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Mob boss and mass murderer Riina dies of natural causes

ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.

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Mafia boss and mass murderer Riina dies in jail

ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.

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Analysis: There's a massive moral vacuum in the country

When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday that would have renewed a mandate for the independent group investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the "Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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German Greens want last nuclear weapons withdrawn: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.

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Transgender woman sues Massachusetts for housing her in men's prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A transgender woman on Wednesday sued the Massachusetts prison system, saying it is violating her civil rights by housing her in a facility for male prisoners, where lawyers contend she is routinely harassed by fellow inmates and prison staff.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Offers Condolences, for the Wrong Mass Shooting

In a Twitter post later deleted, President Trump again addressed a Texas town affected by a shooting on Nov. 5, though four were killed in California on Tuesday.

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Divided Srebrenica awaits Mladic verdict 22 years after massacre

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

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Alleged ringleader of 2010 migrant massacre in Mexico arrested

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The alleged mastermind of one of the worst massacres of migrants in Mexico's long drug war was detained on Tuesday in an operation led by federal police.

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BRIEF-Mustang Bio names new vice president of finance and corporate controller

* Mustang Bio announces appointment of Brian Achenbach as vice president of finance and corporate controller Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

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Man pleads guilty to U.S. Army Reserve weapons theft, jail escape

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole weapons from a U.S. Army Reserve facility, escaped from jail awaiting trial for the theft and then tried to rob two banks, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Covering a Mass Shooting, and Adding to a Town’s Pain

A media frenzy after the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs makes a correspondent wonder if it’s time to discuss how such events are covered.

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A first look inside the site of the Texas mass shooting

The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.

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BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming carloads traffic in October increases by 12.2 pct

* Genesee & Wyoming Inc - ‍ G&W's traffic in October 2017 was 275,317 carloads, an increase of 29,973 carloads, or 12.2%, compared with October 2016​

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The New Health Care: Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s virtually impossible to thoroughly check the quality of physicians and the range of options for them before enrolling in a plan. What can be done?

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Witness films destruction of earthquake

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake along the Iraq-Iran border has killed dozens, and there have been at least two aftershocks. CNN's Amara Walker and Julie Martin have the latest.

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Massa says farewell to Brazilian fans from the podium

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Felipe Massa said farewell to his home Brazilian Formula One fans in the way he wanted on Sunday, thanking them from the Interlagos podium after a seventh place that felt like a victory.

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Texas church holds first service since mass shooting

The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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Texas town holds first burials after church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week.

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Mass graves of civilians executed by ISIS found

Mass graves containing the remains of civilians executed by ISIS have been found in the disputed Iraqi province of Kirkuk, Iraqi authorities told reporters on Saturday.

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Putin’s Bridge to Crimea May Carry More Symbolism Than Traffic

The $7 billion megaproject is likely to come more freighted with symbolism than traffic, cementing Russia’s claim to the peninsula and touting Russian engineering.

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NC air traffic controller accused of having weapon of mass destruction

A North Carolina air traffic controller was arrested Friday for allegedly having a weapon of mass destruction, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

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Exclusive: South Sudan's government using food as weapon of war - U.N. report

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Surfer breaks back after massive wipeout

British surfer Andrew Cotton broke his back after wiping out on one of the world's biggest waves in Nazaré, Portugal.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Grisly Video of a Massacre Raises an Unsettling Question: Who Should See It?

Texas officials have not said whether they will release a video of the church massacre that left 26 people dead. Whether they should is a different question.

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4 times police say they stopped mass shootings

The past few months have seen two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history -- and that has revived debates over what, if anything, can be done to prevent mass killings.

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AR-15: The Gun Behind So Many Mass Shootings

The AR-15 assault rifle is commonly used in mass shootings in the United States. Here's a closer look at likely reasons why.

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Pastor may demolish Texas church where massacre took place

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The pastor of a rural Texas church sprayed with gunfire in a shooting rampage that killed 26 people is considering demolishing the building and putting a memorial in its place, a Southern Baptist Convention official said on Thursday.

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Motor racing: Massa ready to go but hopes Brazil will stay

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Felipe Massa hopes his home Brazilian Grand Prix can stay on the Formula One calendar despite a drought of local drivers and uncertainty about the long-term future of the Interlagos circuit.

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Pope: Put down your phones during Mass

Pope Francis wants you to do him a favor. The next time you're in Mass -- put down your cell phone.

Mental Health and Disorders nytimes.com

Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

Devin P. Kelley, who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas, may have been deeply disturbed. But severe mental illness cannot explain most cases of mass murder.

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BRIEF-RAYTHEON AND SAAB PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEW WEAPONS FOR INFANTRY FORCES

* RAYTHEON - ‍ INITIALLY, CO, SAAB WILL UPGRADE THE CARL-GUSTAF RELOADABLE SHOULDER-LAUNCHED WEAPON SYSTEM ​

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Britain, Russia clash over Syria at chemical weapons body

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Britain accused Russia on Thursday of carrying out a "thinly veiled political attack" against the head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog, escalating a row over the body's investigation into toxic attacks in Syria.

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Analysis: Dems are weaponizing the health care debate

Republicans in Washington have moved on -- for now -- from their doomed campaign to unravel Obamacare, but Democratic politicians, activists and voters have most assuredly not.

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Pence pays tribute to fallen and heroes from Texas massacre

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to rural southeastern Texas, where he paid tribute to the victims and heroes from a church massacre that stands as the deadliest gun violence ever committed in a U.S. place of worship.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

After Massacre, a Small Texas Cemetery Strains to Bury So Many Dead

The cemetery in the small Texas town where 26 were killed in a church shooting will see more funerals in the coming days than it does in a typical year.

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Pope Francis: Mass Is for Lifting Hearts, Not Cellphones

During a general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said Catholics should stop picking up their phones to take pictures during Mass.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

‘Tell Your Story to Everyone’: Readers Affected by Mass Killings Offer Advice for Fellow Survivors

In the painful aftermath of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex., we asked readers affected by similar attacks to share their experiences.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How You Can Help Prevent Mass Shootings

“See something, say something” isn’t a rousing battle cry. But it works.

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Tinder's new service is a massive hit

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Senate panel advances crackdown on online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, the most concrete action from Congress this year to tighten regulation of internet companies.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’

Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

In U.K.’s Clubby Parliament, Abuse Complaints Became Weapons

There was no independent body to handle the reports. Instead, they were forwarded to whips, the party disciplinarians, and used to keep people in line.

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Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption

RIYADH (Reuters) - All major Gulf stock markets slid on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite.

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When is 'too soon' after a mass shooting?

Donald Trump not the first official to avoid talking about gun control laws after a tragedy but more and more are losing patience.

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U.S. Air Force error allowed Texas church gunman to buy weapons

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi mass arrests jolt markets, play to ire over corruption

* Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seen amassing power (Updates market close and account freezes, adds funeral and analyst)

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Saudi mass arrests jolt markets, play to ire over corruption

RIYADH (Reuters) - Most major Gulf stock markets slid early on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite.

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Massachusetts court to weigh universities' suicide prevention role

BOSTON (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts is expected to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology questioning to what extent universities and colleges can be held responsible when students commit suicide.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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The Interpreter: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have more so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.

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Late night reacts to Texas church massacre

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and James Corden spoke about the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that resulted in at least 26 deaths.

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Family strife, threats preceded Texas church massacre by former U.S. airman

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A former U.S. serviceman who shot 26 worshipers to death during Sunday prayers in Texas was embroiled in a domestic dispute with his in-laws and had sent threatening text messages to his wife's mother before the massacre, officials said Monday.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Mass Shootings Don’t Have to Be Inevitable

Are even more guns really your answer, Mr. President?

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Air Force error let Texas gunman buy weapons for church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The gunman who shot 26 worshipers to death and wounded 20 others at a Texas church was embroiled in a domestic dispute with his in-laws and had been sending threatening messages to his wife's mother before the massacre, officials said Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Church Massacre in Texas

Writers from across the political spectrum take on gun control and the effectiveness of prayer in the wake of the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

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BRIEF-Snap says some Snapchat users are having trouble with app

* Says some users are having trouble with the app; aware of issue and working on a fix - tweet Further company coverage:

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Why Americans don't give a damn about mass shootings

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in US history took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 people injured. Bill O'Reilly boiled the massacre down to six words: "This is the price of freedom."

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The weapon: What we know about the rifle used in the attack

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Explainer: Why mass shootings in America are a serious problem

There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.

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Texas church massacre gunman killed self after chase, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force veteran who fatally shot at least 26 people in a rural Texas church during Sunday services took his own life after a shootout with residents, the local sheriff said Monday.

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Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles 'out of sky' if it bought U.S. weaponry

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" if it bought the U.S. weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting Tokyo take a stance it has avoided until now.

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Trump finds familiar path in wake of massacres

Waking here Monday to news of another gun massacre at home, President Donald Trump used a pre-scheduled set of remarks to express his condolences. He ordered flags flown at half-staff. And he pledged to stand with the families of the victims.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Sutherland Springs: A Post Office, No Traffic Light and Now a Mass Murder

Before the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., the area was best known as a onetime destination for wealthy tourists.

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Timeline on how the massacre unfolded

At least 26 people are dead after a gunman opened fire during Sunday service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community east of San Antonio. Here's what we know so far about what happened, according to state and local officials.

Corruption (Institutional) nytimes.com

Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

The move appeared to be the most sweeping shift in governance the kingdom has experienced for more than eight decades.

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Images show aftermath of the deadly mass shooting

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Massa to retire from Formula One for second time

LONDON (Reuters) - Brazilian driver Felipe Massa announced his retirement from Formula One at the end of the season, and for the second time, on Saturday.

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In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority.

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CMA to press: Don't talk about Vegas massacre

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How one word from Sen. Elizabeth Warren exposed the massive split between liberals and the establishment

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: A ‘Massive’ Middle-Class Tax Cut May Not Be in Store

The typical family would get a break from the Republican tax plan, but millions could experience tax increases.

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Russia tells U.S.: Unacceptable to politicize chemical weapons inspections in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Thursday it was unacceptable to politicize the work of chemical weapons inspectors in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said.

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Global air passenger traffic demand up 5.7 percent in September: IATA

(Reuters) - Global demand for air travel rose 5.7 percent in September from a year earlier, the slowest growth since February as hurricanes in the United States hit travel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

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Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach 'likely available online for long time'

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

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White House slams Russia over veto on Syria chemical weapons probe

(Reuters) - The White House admonished Russia on Wednesday after it vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an ongoing investigation that recently found Syria killed dozens of people with chemical weapons and implored the international body to renew the probe.

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Senate panel to vote next week on online sex-trafficking bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will vote next week on a bipartisan proposal that would make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

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14-vehicle crash causes massive fire

A fire consumed 14 vehicles after a collision on Highway 400 in Ontario, Canada.

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Older patients having a heart attack often delay hospital trip

(Reuters Health) - A significant proportion of older people having heart attacks put off going to a hospital, a recent study found.

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China's top steel city to cut traffic over winter in smog war

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tangshan, China's biggest steel-producing city, will impose restrictions on traffic over the winter months to reduce smog, the local government said on Tuesday, part of efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 air quality targets.

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Sanders' massive exaggeration about Clinton's 'collusion'

On Monday, surrounded on all sides by news of indictments and a guilty plea, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made a very bold claim.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might hesitate to defend its allies.

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Hamilton open to having Ricciardo as a team mate

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says he would be happy to partner Daniel Ricciardo at Mercedes one day but the Australian should keep his focus firmly on staying ahead of Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen.

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Toyota scrambles to ready 'game-changer' EV battery for mass market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is scrambling to solve outstanding issues as it races to commercialize a battery breakthrough during the first half of the 2020s with the potential to cut the cost of making electric cars.

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RPT-Cloud computing drives massive growth for big U.S. tech firms

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Corp’s Google and Intel Corp are all putting their chips on the cloud computing business, and it is booming.

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Russia undermining action against chemical weapons, says UK, citing Syria 'cover up'

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday accused Russia of trying to hide the use of sarin gas by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's government, and said Moscow's behavior was undermining the consensus against chemical weapons.

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Cloud computing drives massive growth for big U.S. tech firms

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Corp’s Google and Intel Corp are all putting their chips on the cloud computing business, and it is booming.

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Triumphant Massachusetts teen girl golfer denied trophy: report

BOSTON (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Massachusetts teenager who finished first in a regional tournament this week was denied the trophy and an opportunity to play at the state high school golf championships because she is female, according to a local media report.

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Israel willing to resort to military action to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons: minister

TOKYO (Reuters) - Israel is willing to resort to military action to ensure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, the intelligence minister said on Thursday in Japan where he is seeking backing for U.S. President Donald Trump's tougher line on Tehran.

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Conjoined twins posed ethical dilemma for Massachusetts hospital

BOSTON (Reuters) - Doctors at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children faced an ethical challenge when a pair of conjoined twins born in Africa arrived last year seeking surgery that could save only one of them, according to a medical journal article due out Thursday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: A Novelist Asks, What if Women’s Bodies Became Deadly Weapons?

In “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman, women gain the ability to harness a dangerous electricity and the world starts to change in their favor.

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U.S. condemns Russia veto of probe into Syria chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "very disappointed" that Russia on Tuesday cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council against renewing a mandate to continue an investigation into who was responsible for the use of chemical weapons during Syria's civil war.

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Bernie Sanders brings local politics focus to Massachusetts races

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders brought his strategy of trying to reenergize the Democratic Party by lending his star power to lower-level races to a small city just outside Boston on Monday, with a stop to endorse candidates for alderman and city council.

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Southeast Asian ministers urge North Korea to rein in weapons programs

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian defense ministers on Monday expressed "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and urged the reclusive country to meet its international obligations and resume communications.

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

10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.

The shots began at 10:05. Twelve bursts of gunfire later, police broke down Stephen Paddock’s door at the Mandalay Bay. Using forensic analysis, The Times mapped 30 videos that show a vivid picture of what happened that night.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

With...Susan Fowler: Uber’s Whistle-Blower Is Developing a Movie and Having a Baby

In her first interview since the essay that started a wave of sexual-harassment revelations, Susan Fowler tells her life story and looks to the future.

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Trump says considering having both Powell and Taylor serve at Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering tapping both current Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor to serve in top posts at the U.S. central bank.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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82 kids are rescued in sex-trafficking crackdown

Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.

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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.

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Russia's Putin accuses U.S. of failing nuclear, chemical weapons treaties obligations

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Washington of not fulfilling its obligations under nuclear and chemical weapons treaties.

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How Seoul uses technology to avoid 'traffic hell'

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'My daddy was a dope dealer': Being a son in the age of mass incarceration

"My daddy was a dope dealer, my daddy was a street n---- ... You may say he ain't s---, but to me he's the realest."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction

The advent of Trumpism is a symptom of the erosion of our basic institutions.

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Video showed driver being beaten at traffic stop; officer fired

A police officer in a Cleveland suburb seen on video repeatedly punching a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired.

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

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U.S. knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre as it unfolded

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The U.S. government had intimate knowledge of the mass killing of alleged communists in Indonesia in the mid 1960s even as it failed to publicly reveal the slaughter, newly declassified U.S. documents show.The documents also reveal that Indonesian army intermediaries told Western embassies they were considering toppling then president Sukarno less than a fortnight after the killing of six generals by rebel military personnel that sparked the bloodletting.

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At least 1,300 Dutch girls per year trafficked, exploited

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year, a report on human trafficking published on Wednesday showed.

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U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail.

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From above: The Rohingya mass exodus

Drone footage provided by UNHCR shows Rohingya refugees' mass exodus into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.

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Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

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RPT-African rulers' weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

DAKAR, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

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Massachusetts court: Yahoo can give dead man's emails to siblings

BOSTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The top court in Massachusetts ruled against Yahoo on Monday by concluding that federal law does not bar it from providing the representatives of an deceased man's estate access to his email account.

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Going Places: Is Uber Helping or Hurting Mass Transit?

Ride-hailing services have changed how people get around, and there is some evidence they are making traffic problems worse.

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Woman survives Vegas massacre, returns home to devastation

One woman has an unusual survival story -- she survived the Las Vegas mass shooting and returned home only to have her home burned down by California wildfires. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to Michella Flores.

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Las Vegas police say no delay in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police presented a third version on Friday of the timeline of events for the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself, saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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UPDATE 3-Las Vegas police say no delay in massacre response

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Las Vegas police presented a third version on Friday of the timeline of events for the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself, saying they responded immediately to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Russia questions future of Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday questioned the work and future of an inquiry into who is to blame for toxic gas attacks in Syria and said it would decide whether to support extending the mandate after investigators submit their next report to U.N. Security Council.

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Las Vegas police say no six-minute gap in massacre response

(Reuters) - Las Vegas police said Friday that there was no six-minute gap between when a gunman shot a security guard and opened fire on an outdoor concert two weeks ago, revising their previous timeline for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

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CNN uncovers what could be a trafficking scheme

Anderson Cooper talks with Randi Kaye about her exclusive CNN investigation into what could be a child trafficking scheme for adoptions.

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BRIEF-Copa Holdings posts monthly traffic statistics for September 2017

* Copa Holdings announces monthly traffic statistics for September 2017

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Opinion: Lessons from Las Vegas massacre

On the Monday afternoon in the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, I looked out of my plane window and stared at the two broken hotel windows on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. My flight was landing at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport, adjacent to the "killing field," where the night before a lone gunman inexplicably gunned down 58 innocent lives and injured some 500 more.

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BRIEF-Genesee & Wyoming reports traffic for Sept 2017

* Genesee & Wyoming Inc - ‍G&W'S traffic in September 2017 was 259,516 carloads, an increase of 14,720 carloads​

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New audio inside hotel during Vegas massacre

Newly released police dispatch audio adds clarity to the evolving timeline of the Las Vegas massacre. CNN's Scott McLean reports.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

What to Know About Having a Microwedding

Unlike an elopement, a microwedding retains some of the structure of a traditional wedding, except on a smaller scale.

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Survival stories start to emerge amid destruction

Ernie Chapman says his pooch, Sabrina, woke him and saved his life. The Block family managed to escape just five minutes before flames swallowed their home.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Psychiatrists Can’t Stop Mass Killers

No one, including mental health professionals, can predict who will turn violent.

Television nytimes.com

Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

The president said he might use the power of the federal government to retaliate by challenging broadcast licenses.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: St. Vincent Makes Her Move Into Pop With ‘Masseduction’

Ten years after her debut, Annie Clark teams up with the hitmaker Jack Antonoff for an album that paints pop as deep, dark and filled with paradoxes.

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BRIEF-Facebook says aware that people having trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram

* Facebook spokesperson says "we’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram" Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Jetblue Airways reports September traffic

* Jetblue Airways Corp - ‍traffic in September decreased 4.4 percent from September 2016, on a capacity decrease of 0.9 percent​

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Why the world should worry about North Korea's cyber weapons

North Korea's hackers have been accused of carrying out some of the most audacious cyber attacks of the past few years, from siphoning millions of dollars to stealing state secrets.

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Rare bipartisan bill on bump fire gunstocks introduced after Las Vegas massacre

Bipartisan legislation banning gun accessories known as "bump fire stocks" was formally introduced Tuesday in the House of Representatives, led by one of the most politically endangered House Republicans, Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo.

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Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting

(Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman opened fire on a security guard six minutes before he rained down bullets on a crowd and killed 58 people, officials said on Monday in a change to the timeline of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Therapy dogs comfort Las Vegas victims as massacre remains mystery

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

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BRIEF-Azul Sept preliminary passenger traffic increased 15 pct compared to Sept 2016

* Azul SA - Sept preliminary passenger traffic (RPKS) increased 15.0% compared to September 2016 on a capacity increase (ASKS) of 10.3%.​

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Las Vegas concertgoers claim personal items left after massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Sunday started returning thousands of purses, phones and other property left behind by concertgoers in Las Vegas fleeing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as the Red Cross stepped up efforts to reach those traumatized by the Oct. 1 massacre.

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Las Vegas concert-goers claim personal items left after massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The FBI on Sunday started returning thousands of purses, phones and other property left behind by concert-goers in Las Vegas fleeing the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, as the Red Cross stepped up efforts to reach those traumatized by the Oct. 1 massacre.

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ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse

More than 1,000 militants turned themselves in after the latest in a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria. Many claim to have been only cooks or clerks.

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Massive gas explosion rocks Ghana's capital Accra: Reuters witness

ACCRA (Reuters) - A natural gas station in Ghana's capital Accra exploded on Saturday evening, sending a giant fireball high into the sky above the city as frightened residents fled the scene, a Reuters witness said.

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Man kills massive python after encounter

An Indonesian man killed a 23-foot python that was blocking traffic as it crossed a road.

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Nevada trial of Cliven Bundy postponed after Las Vegas massacre

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Nevada postponed the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy for his role in an armed standoff with U.S. government agents, after defense lawyers argued that the Las Vegas mass shooting could influence jurors, his attorney said on Friday.

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WRAPUP 1-Police, FBI seek public's help in finding motive behind Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Police and FBI agents, chasing down more than 1,000 dead-end leads since a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, are seeking more help from the public in solving the central mystery of their investigation - the shooter's motive.

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President forced to walk during traffic jam

Indonesian President Joko Widodo walked for several kilometers in scorching heat this week after his motorcade got stuck in a major traffic jam.

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WRAPUP 3-Police, FBI seek public's help in finding motive behind Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Baffled police and FBI agents, still lacking a clear motive for the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people by a lone gunman five days ago, appealed to the public on Friday to come forward with any information that might help solve the mystery.

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Police, FBI seek public's help in finding motive behind Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Baffled police and FBI agents, still lacking a clear motive for the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people by a lone gunman five days ago, appealed to the public on Friday to come forward with any information that might help solve the mystery.

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WRAPUP 2-Police, FBI seek public's help in finding motive behind Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Baffled police and FBI agents, still lacking a clear motive for the Las Vegas massacre of 58 people by a lone gunman five days ago, appealed to the public on Friday to come forward with any information that might help solve the mystery.

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Despite safer cars, traffic fatalities are on the rise

Despite safer cars, traffic fatalities jump once again.

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How the shooter was able to amass 47 guns

Investigators are still trying to pin down Stephen Paddock's motive for opening fire on thousands of country music fans in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 in the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

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U.S. traffic deaths jumped 5.6 percent in 2016 to decade-high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. traffic deaths jumped 5.6 percent in 2016 to a decade-high of 37,461, and pedestrians killed rose 9 percent to 5,987, the highest number since 1990, the U.S. auto safety agency said on Friday.

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U.S. traffic deaths jumped 5.6 percent in 2016 to highest level in decade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday U.S. traffic deaths jumped 5.6 percent in 2016 to 37,461, the highest number in a decade.

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NRA backs 'bump stocks' regulations after Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon.

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Nobel Peace Prize won by anti-nuclear weapons campaign

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Shooter tried to buy tracer rounds before massacre

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix area in recent weeks, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells CNN.

Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament nytimes.com

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The group was honored for a new treaty signed by more than 50 countries — though none of them are nuclear powers.

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Thousands gather for vigil to honor Charleston Hartfield, off-duty officer killed in Las Vegas masscare

Thousands gathered Thursday night for a vigil to honor Charleston Hartfield, an off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was killed when a gunman fired into the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

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U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness on Thursday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained fire as if from an automatic weapon.

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NRA agrees to target 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness on Thursday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained heavy fire as if from an automatic weapon.

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Rebounding after tragedy: Will site of Las Vegas massacre reopen?

As Americans mourn the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, questions will inevitably arise about the future of the Las Vegas Village, now the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

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Congressional Republicans eye 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Thursday said they would look into "bump stock" gun accessories after a retiree used rifles equipped with them to rain gunfire onto a Las Vegas concert, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Las Vegas shooting probe focuses on gunman's history, weapons

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

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UPDATE 1-New Jersey sues Insys as opioid maker settles with Massachusetts

BOSTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - New Jersey on Thursday accused Insys Therapeutics Inc of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to boost sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug, as Massachusetts announced a $500,000 settlement with the drugmaker to resolve similar allegations.

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New Jersey sues Insys as opioid maker settles with Massachusetts

BOSTON (Reuters) - New Jersey on Thursday accused Insys Therapeutics Inc of engaging a fraudulent scheme to boost sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug, as Massachusetts announced a $500,000 settlement with the drugmaker to resolve similar allegations.

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Las Vegas massacre probe focuses on gunman's arsenal, history

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

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Authorities probe Las Vegas gunman's weapons stockpiling

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

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Motor racing: Massa wants a decision on his future by Brazil

SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Felipe Massa wants a decision on his Formula One future before next month's Brazilian Grand Prix and has questioned the value of Williams testing would-be replacements Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta in a 2014 car.

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Woman's murder prompts mass eviction of Syrians from Lebanese town

MIZIARA, Lebanon (Reuters) - Abu Khaled had lived in the Lebanese town of Miziara for almost 20 years until a woman's suspected murder by a Syrian refugee led to his expulsion alongside several hundred other Syrians.

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Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

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Why gun stocks rise after mass shootings

Shares of Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson owner American Outdoor Brands tend to go up after mass shootings as investors bet that sales will spike. But it's unclear if gun sales will soar now that the NRA-backed President Trump is in office.

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UPDATE 2-Nippon Life in talks to buy MassMutual Japan unit in bancassurance push -sources

* MassMutual's bancassurance channels valuable to Nippon Life

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Gunman planned to escape after massacre, sheriff says

The gunman in the Las Vegas massacre spent decades amassing weapons, and had rented a room with a view of another music festival the previous weekend, authorities say.

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Nippon Life in talks to buy majority of MassMutual Japan unit -sources

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Nippon Life Insurance Co is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S.-based MassMutual Financial Group's Japan unit, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said on Thursday.

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Chemical weapons watchdog found sarin used in March Syria attack: sources

AMSTERDAM/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An inquiry by the global chemical weapons watchdog found sarin was used in a March attack in Syria on an opposition-held town, just days before the banned nerve agent killed dozens in a separate attack nearby, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend says no advance knowledge of massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said she had no idea he was "planning violence against anyone."

Gun Control nytimes.com

Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre

After resisting any gun legislation for decades, Republican lawmakers say they will examine the kits used in Las Vegas to turn rifles into rapid-firing weapons.

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Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend denies any advance knowledge of massacre

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was questioned by the FBI on Wednesday and said through a lawyer she had no idea beforehand that he was "planning violence against anyone."

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LATEST: President Trump visited survivors and first responders of the Las Vegas massacre

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What the UK and Australia did differently after mass shootings

It has become a predictable affair. A mass shooting happens, there is a call for tighter gun laws and then it's business as usual.

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Opinion: This massacre could have been even worse

At least 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas. The crime instantly entered the record books as the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

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Ah! My kid is having a tantrum, and I want to scream

Most parents have experienced it: that moment when their son or daughter has a full-blown temper tantrum, which may involve screaming, crying, stomping their feet, dropping to the floor or all of the above.

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Chemical weapons watchdog found sarin used in Syria attack: sources

AMSTERDAM/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Samples examined by the global chemical weapons watchdog have tested positive for the banned nerve agent sarin in an attack in an opposition-held Syrian town in March, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend ahead of Trump visit

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend on eve of Trump visit

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

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China diverts 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north in massive project

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has transferred 10 billion cubic meters of fresh water from the country's south to its drought-prone north in the few years since a massive water diversion project came onstream, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Japan Display shares soar on report it will mass-produce OLED panels

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Japan Display Inc jumped as much as 24 percent on Wednesday after the Nikkei business daily reported the company had developed a way to mass-produce lower-cost organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens and would start as early as in 2019.

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Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend in Philippines

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The investigation into the motives of a Las Vegas retiree who killed 59 people in the bloodiest mass shooting in modern U.S. history turned on Tuesday to the gunman's girlfriend in the Philippines, where she turned up after the massacre, authorities said.

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Opinion: Ban semiautomatic weapons and save lives

Semiautomatic weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The federal government and the states can outlaw them, a point underscored by none other than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who emphasized that the Second Amendment protects gun ownership of the types of arms that were "in common use" in 1791, when the Second Amendment was adopted.

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Motive for Las Vegas concert massacre baffles investigators

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials puzzled on Tuesday over what motivated a retiree with no criminal record to assemble an arsenal in a high-rise Las Vegas hotel and rain gunfire onto a outdoor concert, killing at least 59 people.