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BRIEF-Southern California Gas Files For Mixed Shelf

* SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS CO FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $1.85 BILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Bk9DQH) Further company coverage:

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Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars

State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

The Women’s March Became a Movement. What’s Next?

Women’s marches drew more than a million people a year ago. This time around, they come amid a broader cultural challenge to men’s power and privilege.

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BRIEF-Southern Company Sets Regular Quarterly Dividend Of $0.58/Shr

* SOUTHERN CO ANNOUNCES ‍REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF 58 CENTS PER SHARE ON COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Kansas City Southern reports results for the quarter ended December 31 - summary

Jan 19 (Reuters) - * Kansas City Southern posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $1.38 per share. The mean expectation of 18 analysts for the quarter ended December 31 was for earnings of $1.37 per share. * Revenue rose 10.34 percent to $660.40 million from a year ago; analysts expected $656.28 million. * Kansas City Southern's Reported EPS for the quarter was $5.33. * The mean earnings estimate of analysts had risen by about 0.6 percent in the last three months. * In the last 30 days six analys

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UPDATE 3-NAFTA future clouds Kansas City Southern earnings beat

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, a U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, sought to ease investor fears on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, touting forecasts of solid freight volumes and a stronger economy in 2018.

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UPDATE 2-NAFTA future clouds Kansas City Southern earnings beat

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, a U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, sought to ease investor fears on Friday over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, touting forecasts of solid freight volumes and a stronger economy in 2018.

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Wild reindeer foil wind farm plan in southern Norway

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway rejected construction of a wind farm on Friday over concerns it could harm wild reindeer in southern mountains that are home to the last remaining viable populations in Europe.

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UPDATE 1-Commodity volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit, beats on revenue

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, a regional U.S. railroad with extensive operations in Mexico, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by revenue growth in 2017 in all six of the commodities it hauls and changes in U.S. tax law. The Kansas City, Missouri-based company posted fourth-quarter net income of $552 million, or $5.33 per diluted share, up from $130 million, or $1.21 per diluted share a year earlier.

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Thaw on the way in southern United States

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the southern United States will wake up to more frigid temperatures and slick roads Friday, but a thaw is expected by the weekend, forecasters say.

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Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel

NETIVOT, Israel (Reuters) - Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.

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Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

LOMBARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday.

Vaccination and Immunization nytimes.com

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 7-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 6-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving one dead and several dozen injured while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 5-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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UPDATE 4-Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

LIMA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing damage to some homes, collapsing roads and injuring around 20 people.

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Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, no damage reported

LIMA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Global Warming nytimes.com

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.

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At least eight dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least eight people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

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At least six dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least six people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires had burned off protective vegetation last month.

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At least two dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least two people died and thousands fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires had burned off protective vegetation last month.

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Flooding, mudslides force thousands to evacuate in Southern California

(Reuters) - Thousands of people fled their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful overnight rainstorm sparked flash floods and mudslides after a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

When the Trump administration recently signaled that it was going to crack down on affirmative action, some critics responded with an odd request:

Senegal nytimes.com

Gunmen Kill 13 in Restive Southern Region of Senegal

The deaths in the restive Casamance region, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for decades, led to fears of renewed unrest in the area, which had been relatively calm for years.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

Disabilities nytimes.com

Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

Historic Buildings and Sites nytimes.com

Modernizing a Southern Home Without Losing Its Charm

Inside an 1853 Charleston townhouse, where the couple behind Workstead Studio created a private residence that showcases their lighting, furniture and more.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

How ‘Not in My Backyard’ Became ‘Not in My Neighborhood’

The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.

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Fire officials relieved of duty over deadly fire in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Five fire officials being questioned over a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm have been relieved of their duties, a government investigator said on Monday.

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U.N. says 'massive' rights abuses in southern Philippines could intensify under martial law

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines has suffered widespread human right abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law there, U.N.-appointed experts said.

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BRIEF-Mechel Expands Mining Machinery Fleet at Southern Yakutia Industrial Facilities

* MECHEL SAYS REPORTS LEASING 18 BELAZ MINING TRUCKS AS PART OF AGREEMENT WITH STATE TRANSPORT LEASING COMPANY FOR 2.8 BILLION RUBLES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Iraq has not reached agreement with Exxon on southern oilfields -oil minister

BAGHDAD, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Iraq has not yet reached an agreement with Exxon Mobil on a multibillion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday.

Le, Hiep Thi (1971-2017) nytimes.com

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Ms. Le was merely accompanying friends when she went to an open casting call for Oliver Stone’s “Heaven and Earth.” She landed the central role.

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Mudslide buries community in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - A mudslide triggered by heavy rain has buried dozens of houses in a farming community in the southern Philippines, local disaster officials said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two nuclear reactors in the state, which when completed will be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

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UPDATE 1-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

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Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

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BRIEF-Southern Tide Announces New Strategic Licensing Agreement

* SAYS‍ MULTI-YEAR STRATEGIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH HARRY BACHRACH WILL BEGIN WITH SPRING 2018 COLLECTION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Democrats have a new Southern strategy

With Doug Jones' upset victory in last week's Alabama US Senate race, Democrats are solidifying a new model for rebuilding their tattered competitiveness in the South.

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Insurgents burn bus in southern Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Armed insurgents stopped and torched a Bangkok-bound passenger bus on a highway in southern Thailand on Sunday, police said.

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Mudslide in southern Chile kills five, at least 15 missing

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A mudslide on Saturday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.

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Mudslide in southern Chile kills three; 15 others missing

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A mudslide tore through a small village near a popular national park in southern Chile on Saturday, leaving three people dead and 15 missing after a night of torrential downpours, authorities said.

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‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer

President Trump’s surname has become a racially charged taunt, or a braying assertion that the country is being taken back from forces that threaten it.

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Two dead, several wounded in stabbing in southern Dutch city Maastricht: police

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and several others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said.

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One dead, several injured in stabbing in southern Dutch city Maastricht: police

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - One person was killed and several others injured in a stabbing incident in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said.

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Train collides with school bus in southern France: local townhall

PARIS (Reuters) - A train collided with a school bus outside the town of Perpignan in southern France on Thursday and emergency services were at the scene, a local official said.

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How an 'ugly,' unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America

Larry Hyatt had never seen such a frenzy.

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UPDATE 1-Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney

PARIS, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Dassault Aviation said on Wednesday that it would drop a contract with Safran for the development of a Falcon business jet engine and that it would launch a new project powered by U.S. rival engine maker Pratt & Whitney.

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After fires, Southern California faces risk of mudslides

CARPINTERIA, Calif./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California are slowly gaining control of one of the largest wildfires in state history, but residents may not enjoy much relief as experts said the flames are laying the groundwork for the next disaster - mudslides.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

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BRIEF-SmartFinancial Inc To Acquire Southern Community Bank

* SMARTFINANCIAL, INC. TO ACQUIRE TULLAHOMA, TN-BASED SOUTHERN COMMUNITY BANK

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Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.

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No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community.

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Roy Moore: America used to be great 'even though we had slavery'

Most of the national coverage of Roy Moore's effort to upset the establishment in his bid for Senate in Alabama has been viewed through the lens of the sexual abuse allegations against him -- but there are a slew of other reasons why Republicans were uneasy with his candidacy before those revelations were known.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday that have swept across densely populated Southern California, destroying at least 500 structures and chasing 190,000 people from their homes over the past five days.

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BRIEF-Verizon - Customers In Southern California Areas Hardest Hit By Wildfires Will Be Offered Free Unlimited Talk, Text And Data from Dec 7-Dec 10

* VERIZON -CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREAS HARDEST HIT BY WILDFIRES WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA FROM DEC 7 THROUGH DEC 10​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

FARIA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes with dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday.

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‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

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Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

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Photos: Wildfire spreads in Southern California

See photos from the Thomas Fire, which started north of Santa Paula, California, on Monday, December 4. Dozens of buildings have been destroyed and thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes.

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‘Out-of-Control’ Fire Torches Southern California, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

The fire has grown with astonishing speed, and conditions are “not going to get any better anytime soon,” an official with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Cyclone Lashes Southern India, Killing at Least 21

The extent of the damage was unclear and dozens of fishermen were still missing as high winds and flooding swept the area.

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Southern Copper workers in Peru on strike for ninth day

LIMA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Workers at Southern Copper Corp in Peru said they completed a ninth day of an indefinite strike on Wednesday, following a failed negotiation attempt with the company.

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UPDATE 1-Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -source

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi Group and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Brazil's Rumo SA, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -paper

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Rumo SA, Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.

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Merkel: End smuggling and slavery, create legal migration chances for Africans

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of ending smuggling and slavery while creating a legal route for Africans to come to Europe as she faces pressure at home to tackle a migrant influx.

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Large iceberg breaks free from glacier in southern Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A large iceberg broke off the Grey glacier in southern Chile, authorities said on Tuesday, adding that the cause of the rupture was unclear.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Transgender Surgery Comes to Major Southern California Hospital

Tuesday: Transgender surgery at Cedars-Sinai, an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment resigns and the rebel state of Jefferson.

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Southern Indian city welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit

HYDERABAD, India, Nov 28 (Reuters) - India rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday for Ivanka Trump, daughter of the U.S. president, who was set to attend a business summit in the southern tech hub of Hyderabad, where thousands of policemen stood on guard.

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UPDATE 1-Southern Copper workers strike, company says no impact

SANTIAGO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Workers for the two largest unions at Southern Copper Corp in Peru said on Wednesday they had started an indefinite strike, demanding a fair share of mining profits, while the company said the stoppage had not affected operations.

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Southern Copper says Peru workers strike but no impact

SANTIAGO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said late on Tuesday that one of five unions for its workers in Peru had started an indefinite strike but that the stoppage had not affected normal operations at its mines.

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: He Played Kennedy. Then He Became Himself.

Vaughn Meader became famous for his presidential impression. He ended his life in obscurity, but beloved.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

What Became of the Manson Family?

Most of Charles Manson’s followers were young women who had fled middle-class homes. Here’s a look at where they are now.

Human Trafficking nytimes.com

Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.

Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery. A teenager trapped by a drug gang tells what happened to her.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond -- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: ‘Jim & Andy,’ When Carrey Became Kaufman

In his documentary about Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman and the making of “Man on the Moon,” the director Chris Smith finds multiple realities and laughs.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Grace Mugabe, Shrewd if Ill-Tempered, Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

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Special Report: How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

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BRIEF-Norfolk Southern announces expiration of early exchange period of exchange offers

* Norfolk Southern announces expiration of early exchange period of previously announced exchange offers and increase in aggregate principal amount of new notes to be issued to $750,000,000

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How 'cocktail museum' became world's best bar

As the countdown of the World's 50 Best Bars 2017 climaxed, the 700-strong throng of bar industry luminaries assembled in London for the award's ceremony let out a collective gasp.

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RPT-BRIEF-Pratt & Whitney Canada says signed fleet management program contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation​

* SIGNED A 20-YEAR FLEET MANAGEMEN PROGRAM CONTRACT WITH ABU DHABI AVIATION​

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BRIEF-Vietjet says Pratt & Whitney engine deal worth $600 mln

* Says selects Pratt & Whitney engines for 10 new aircraft, deal valued at $600 million at list prices including 12-year fleet management program Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Mai Nguyen)

Slavery (Historical) nytimes.com

Southern Slavery, Unsanitized

The Whitney Plantation became the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery when it opened to the public in 2014.

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Man deliberately rams car into students in southern France, three hurt

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - A man deliberately drove his car into a group of people outside a school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, injuring three Chinese students, police sources said.

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Islamist militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Pro-Islamic State militants killed six soldiers and wounded four others on a southern Philippine island, the military spokesman said on Friday, as the army focused on the remaining rebel groups after regaining control of Marawi City.

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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BRIEF-Kroger's Ralphs Division offering home delivery in Southern California

* Says ‍Ralphs Grocery Co, a division of co is offering home delivery in select locations in Southern California through partnership with Instacart​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Slavery (Historical) nytimes.com

Princeton Digs Deep Into Its Fraught Racial History

Two years after debate over Woodrow Wilson rocked campus, the Princeton and Slavery Project is unveiling new research into the university’s uncomfortable past

Ethiopia nytimes.com

‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

The governing party in this East African nation has a network of millions of loyalists and informers to watch each village and every neighborhood. Meet one of them, a farmer and enforcer.

Poetry and Poets nytimes.com

Up Next: How Amanda Gorman Became the Nation’s First Youth Poet Laureate

The 19-year-old is a sophomore at Harvard University and started a youth literacy group called One Pen One Page.

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Sanders denies WH supports slavery

In a tense exchange with CNN political analyst April Ryan, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says it is "disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery."

Civil War (US) (1861-65) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly

Our tortured attempt to find some kind of balance on whether it was right to enslave African-Americans wasn’t limited to the Three-Fifths Compromise.

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UPDATE 2-Iraq ups southern oil exports to 3.45 mln bpd after Kirkuk shutdown

BEIRUT, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Iraq has increased exports from its southern oilfields to 3.45 million barrels per day (bpd) to make up for a shortfall from the northern Kirkuk fields, Basra Oil Company Director General Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters on Monday.

Warner, Mark R nytimes.com

Mark Warner: Tech Millionaire Who Became Tech’s Critic in Congress

The Democratic senator from Virginia is emblematic of the shifting politics for big technology companies, which face congressional hearings this week.

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Copts call for action over church closures in southern Egypt

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - Coptic Christians in the south of Egypt renewed calls on local authorities for an end to discrimination, after a number of churches have been closed down in recent weeks.

Slavery (Historical) nytimes.com

Opinion: James Madison’s Lessons in Racism

He had good intentions but repeatedly fell short, like America itself.

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BRIEF-Canadian National Railway, Norfolk Southern say new joint interline service reducing transit times

* Canadian National Railway, Norfolk Southern Corp announce a new joint interline service

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How he became the first Vietnam war POW

Retired Navy Commander Everett Alvarez Jr. remembers the day his plane was shot down over Vietnam and recalls the first time he knew he wanted to serve.

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.

Beets nytimes.com

Trilobites: How Beets Became Beet-Red

Confronted with a surplus of an amino acid found in many plants, beets evolved the ability to transform it into the scarlet hue found on your dinner table.

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BRIEF-Southern First Bancshares reports Q3 earnings per share $0.55‍​

* Southern First Bancshares Inc - Qtrly earnings per share $0.55‍​

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Heat Wave Hits Southern California

Monday: A heat wave moves into Southern California, more sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood, and a record climb up El Capitan.

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Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

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Fighting in southern Philippine city may end imminently - military

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said on Saturday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.

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4 soldiers' deaths became a political fight

President Donald Trump's response to four American soldiers' deaths in Niger ignited an ongoing controversy.

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Pentagon is still looking at how Johnson became separated from the team in Niger

Sgt. La David Johnson was found nearly a mile away from the central scene of the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers -- including Johnson -- and wounded two others, four administration officials familiar with the early assessment of what happened told CNN on Friday.

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BRIEF-Southern Co's unit awarded contract by USACE to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

* PowerSecure, a unit of co, has been awarded contract by USACE for additional support to repair power grid in Puerto Rico​

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UPDATE 3-Kansas City Southern overcomes hurricane to beat on revenue

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said on Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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Southern Copper says Q3 profit doubled, expects Tia Maria permit

LIMA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Southern Copper Corp said Friday that its net profit doubled to $401.8 million in the third quarter from the same period a year earlier as sales surged on higher copper prices.

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UPDATE 1-Higher freight volumes lift Kansas City Southern quarterly profit

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Kansas City Southern, the fourth-largest U.S. railroad, reported a higher quarterly net profit on Friday, driven by year-over-year growth from all of its six business units and increased rail car volumes.

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China Southern to buy 38 Boeing jets worth $5.65 bln

SHANGHAI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China Southern Airlines has signed a deal to buy 38 aircraft from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co with a combined price tag of $5.65 billion, the Chinese carrier said on Friday.

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BRIEF-China Southern Airlines signs agreement to buy aircraft from Boeing

* Says it signs agreement to buy 8 B777-300ER, 30 B737-8 aircraft from Boeing

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BRIEF-Fidelity Southern Corporation reports third quarter EPS of $0.30

* Fidelity Southern Corporation reports earnings for third quarter of $7.9 million

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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BRIEF-Great Southern Bancorp Inc reports Q3 preliminary earnings per share $0.82

* Great Southern Bancorp Inc reports preliminary third quarter earnings of $0.82 per diluted common share

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After the Las Vegas Shooting, Concertgoers Became Medics

Trauma experts say that private citizens saved lives by applying pressure to wounds and rushing victims to hospitals. Such successes have prompted calls for more first-aid training.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings and transport slowly returned to normal in the financial hub.

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Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China early on Monday - Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in the finiancial hub of Hong Kong raised the third-highest weather warning.

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Here's what would happen to US politics if Puerto Rico became a state

The devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has brought the small island off the coast of Florida -- home to 3.4 million American citizens -- into the spotlight.

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Southern Yemen leader sees independence referendum soon

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's former Aden governor, who has declared a council that seeks secession for southern Yemen, said late on Friday a referendum on independence would be announced soon.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake rumbles southern Mexico, no reports of damage

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Ceasefire deal sealed for southern Damascus: Egypt state media

CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire deal for a Syrian rebel-held pocket south of Damascus was reached on Thursday, brokered by Egypt and Russia, Egyptian state media said.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: How a Villa on the Riviera Became the Year-Round Playground of the Superrich

Mary S. Lovell’s “The Riviera Set” eavesdrops on the glamorous entertainments staged by the various owners of a chateau in the south of France.

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Opinion: Guns were fun, until my loved ones became victims

If gun violence hasn't yet touched you or someone you love, you might think of it as someone else's problem: a red state problem, an inner-city problem or a mental illness problem.

Surveillance of Citizens by Government nytimes.com

How Police Surveillance Units Became Unlikely Historians

Photographs and film shot by officers in the 1960s and 1970s document a turbulent era and some debated police practices.

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Vampire scare prompts U.N. pullout from southern Malawi

LILONGWE (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday it has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Minsk Journal: How Europe’s Last Dictatorship Became a Tech Hub

Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is home to more than 30,000 tech workers, and many of them are creating mobile apps used across the world.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Pink Quietly Became Pop Royalty. Here’s How She Made It Last.

Nearly 20 years after her debut, she’s never faded away. Instead, she’s steadily sold music, has had four No. 1 hits and now a new album, “Beautiful Trauma.”

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BRIEF-India's southern state in initial discussions with Apple for setting up operations

Oct 5 (Reuters) - India's Andhra Pradesh State Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu Says Discussions With Apple Inc for setting up operations in the southern Indian state are in the initial stage.

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Whitney Museum Unveils Plans for David Hammons Artwork in the Hudson

The proposed sculpture — 373 feet long, 50 feet tall — would be along Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park. The design evokes the original shed on Pier 52.

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BRIEF-Washington Prime to retain Southern Hills Mall, sell Colonial Park Mall

* Washington Prime Group Inc - ‍signed definitive agreement to retain Southern Hills Mall, dominant enclosed asset​

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Spanish crisis sends debt insurance costs surging across southern Europe

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Spain's deepening political crisis drove up the cost of insuring exposure to Spanish sovereign and bank debt to multi-month highs on Wednesday and rippled out to Italian and Portuguese credit default swap (CDS) markets.

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UPDATE 1-Spanish crisis sends debt insurance costs surging across southern Europe

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Spain's deepening political crisis drove up the cost of insuring exposure to Spanish sovereign and bank debt to multi-month highs on Wednesday and rippled out to Italian and Portuguese credit default swap (CDS) markets.

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How Jimmy Kimmel became America's conscience

If, at any earlier time in his career, anyone had suggested to Jimmy Kimmel that people would someday be citing him as the conscience of the nation, he would surely have done the world's greatest spit-take.

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Music mogul Clive Davis tells of heartbreak over Whitney Houston death

LONDON(Reuters) - For music mogul Clive Davis, one memory stands out from a six-decade career - the sudden death of long-time collaborator Whitney Houston.

Davis, Clive nytimes.com

Production of a Lifetime: Whitney Houston and Clive Davis

The singer and the hit maker were entangled for three decades. He wanted chart-topping songs. But what did she want?

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BRIEF-Southern Lithium announces amendment to definitive agreement with Millennial Lithium

* Southern Lithium announces amendment to definitive agreement with Millennial Lithium

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How London became the capital for acid attacks on young men

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A single genetic glitch may explain how Zika became so dangerous

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

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Whitney Tilson to shut hedge fund, blames market 'complacency'

(Reuters) - Whitney Tilson is closing his hedge fund Kase Capital, and will return capital to investors, he said in a letter to clients.

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BRIEF-Norfolk Southern increases stock repurchase program

* Board of directors has authorized repurchase of up to an additional 50 million shares of its common stock through Dec. 31, 2022

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Southern California wildfire forces 1,500 to flee homes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling a major Southern California wildfire on Tuesday that has destroyed at least one structure and forced 1,500 people to flee their homes amid high temperatures and gusty winds.

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BRIEF-Pratt & Whitney Canada​ says ‍has signed a fleet management program agreement with Avianca

* Pratt & Whitney Canada​ - ‍has signed a fleet management program agreement with Avianca to maintain fleet of PW127N engines powering ATR72-600 aircraft Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Why the NFL controversy became a thing this weekend

Stadiums across the US -- and even further afield -- became the focus of an unprecedented show of defiance against US President Donald Trump Sunday, as some NFL players locked arms or refused to stand for the national anthem, saying that they are protesting racial and social injustice.

United States Special Operations Command nytimes.com

Retro Report: Special Ops Forces: How Elite Forces Became Military Muscle

United States Special Operations forces, deployed across the globe, have grown in power and numbers over four decades. But are they stretched too thin?

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Taliban shut down clinics in southern Afghan province, official says

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the embattled region.

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6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger temblors earlier this month.

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Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert

AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops and allied Arab fighters have evacuated a garrison set up in June in the Syrian desert near the border with Iraq and relocated to their main Tanf base, rebel sources said on Tuesday.

Whitney Museum of American Art nytimes.com

As ‘Diller Island’ Sinks, Whitney Plans Major Artwork on Hudson

The Whitney Museum of American Art is pursuing a permanent installation by the artist David Hammons that would extend into the Hudson River near the museum.

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BRIEF-Contango updates southern delaware basin operations and impact of hurricane harvey

* Contango updates southern delaware basin operations and impact of hurricane harvey

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Clash between military and suspected gang leaves nine dead in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican military fought back against an armed attack in the violent southwestern state of Guerrero on Saturday night, leaving eight suspected gang members and one soldier dead, authorities said on Sunday.

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Gunfight erupts in southern Yemen, one civilian killed - witnesses

DUBAI (Reuters) - A gunfight erupted briefly in Aden on Saturday when a contingent loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi refused to hand over its positions to a local force, security sources said, and witnesses said one civilian was killed in the incident.

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Tropical storm warning issued for southern Baja California

(Reuters) - A tropical storm warning was issued on Saturday for the southern Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norma churns in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.

Stanton, Harry Dean nytimes.com

Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Who Became a Star, Dies at 91

The gaunt, hollow-eyed Mr. Stanton had his breakthrough in “Paris, Texas.” As one critic wrote, he was able “to make everything he does seem immediately authentic.”

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Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 60 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 60 people in southern Iraq on Thursday, a health official and police sources said, suggesting a shift in the ultra-hardline group's tactics since it lost control of its stronghold in Mosul.

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Suicide attacks on restaurants, checkpoint, kill 50 in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Three suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State killed at least 50 people in southern Iraq on Thursday and wounded more than 80, a health official and police sources said.

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At least 50 killed in suicide attacks in southern Iraq: officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The death toll from suicide attacks in a southern Iraqi city on Thursday had risen to 50 people, with more than 80 wounded, a health official and police sources said.

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Bet Shemesh Engine seals big supply deal with Pratt & Whitney

* Israel's Bet Shemesh Engine Holdings said on Thursday it has expanded an agreement to supply parts to aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney by $530 million, bringing the total deal to $640 million.

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BRIEF-Cyient signs deal to sell 49 pct stake in Infotech Aerospace Services to Pratt & Whitney

* Says signs agreement to sell its 49 percent stake in Infotech Aerospace Services to Pratt & Whitney

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Norfolk Southern says rail traffic closed to ports in U.S. Southeast

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp said on Monday it was inspecting track for damages and removing fallen trees along rail lines leading to ports in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina due to the impact of the weakened Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

How Hurricane Irma Became So Huge and Destructive

A mix of meteorological conditions has conspired over the past week to make the storm unusually large and powerful.

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At least 32 die after massive quake off southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country's southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said.

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8.0-magnitude quake strikes off coast of southern Mexico

A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala, the US Geological Survey reported Friday. The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, it said. It struck off the Pacific Coast 74 miles southwest of Tres Picos, Mexico. Tres Picos is 600 miles southeast of Mexico City.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Kara Walker Traces Slavery’s Bitter Legacy With New Ways of Drawing

After the triumphant “Sugar Baby,” the artist pushes her incendiary art into the present, merging collage, political cartoon and history painting.

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BRIEF-Kansas City Southern says hurricane Harvey impact isolated to Beaumont & Rosenberg subs ‍​

* Kansas City Southern says hurricane Harvey impact isolated to co's Beaumont & Rosenberg Subs - SEC filing ‍​

Magazines nytimes.com

In Southern Magazines, Easy Pleasures and Hard Questions

The Bitter Southerner joins a clutch of publications explaining the most complex American region, with views on race, history and craft cocktails.

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Hurricane Irma barrels toward Caribbean, southern United States

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 storm, plowed toward the Caribbean and the southern United States on Tuesday as islands in its path braced for possible life-threatening winds, storm surges and flooding.

Tests (Medical) nytimes.com

Traces of Crime: How New York’s DNA Techniques Became Tainted

The city’s medical examiner has been a pioneer in analyzing complex DNA samples. But two methods were recently discontinued, raising questions about thousands of cases.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Calhoun Who? Yale Drops Name of Slavery Advocate for Grace Hopper

The college named for a proponent of white supremacy will be rededicated to Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a computer programmer.

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George Clooney tackles 'original sin' of slavery and racism in dark comedy

VENICE (Reuters) - Breaking the brittle veneer of the picture-perfect suburbs of 1950s America, George Clooney's new satire tackles racial prejudice which the actor and director said on Saturday continues to erupt in today's angry society.

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UPDATE 2-Southern Co plans to complete lone new U.S. nuclear plant project

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Southern Co said on Thursday it would seek to complete two unfinished nuclear reactors in the U.S. state of Georgia despite billions of dollars of cost overruns that pushed the main contractor, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, into bankruptcy.

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Flooding kills 18 people in southern Yemen: officials

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 18 people have been killed in southern Yemen in flooding caused by heavy rains, the government-run news agency Saba reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Agrium to buy Southern States Cooperative's ag-retail businesses in Georgia and Florida

* Agrium to acquire Southern States Cooperative's ag-retail businesses in georgia and florida

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BRIEF-Southern California Edison-‍parties in lawsuit challenging permit allowing temporary storage of used nuclear fuel at San Onofre nuclear plant settled case

* Southern California Edison-‍parties in lawsuit challenging permit allowing temporary storage of used nuclear fuel at San Onofre nuclear plant settled case

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

How Hurricane Harvey Became So Destructive

Scientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.

Wines nytimes.com

Wine War in Southern France Has Streets Running Red

Winemakers in the region say their livelihoods are threatened by unfair competition under European trade rules. Now they’re in revolt.

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Global leaders commit to eradicating modern slavery

SYDNEY, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Global business tycoons and politicians from 48 countries committed to ending human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery on Friday at a landmark gathering of high-profile leaders in the Australian city of Perth.

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India says Pratt and Whitney to deliver aircraft engines by end-Sept - official

NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Pratt and Whitney has told India it will provide replacement engines for grounded A320neo aircraft operated by IndiGo and GoAir airlines by the end of September, a civil aviation ministry official said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Toll Brothers says confident about Southern California market in FY 2018 - Conf call

* Toll Brothers says hopeful and confident that FY 2018 should be a continuation of success it's seeing in Southern California - Conf call Further company coverage:

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Eighteen semi trucks set on fire in southern Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said.

Civil War (US) (1861-65) nytimes.com

In Monument Debate, Calls for an Overdue Reckoning on Race and Southern Identity

A longtime mantra used by many defenders is being undercut by the embrace of Confederate imagery by white supremacists.

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'Whitney' exposes rifts in Houston's tragic life

The oddly punctuated title has multiple meanings in "Whitney. Can I Be Me," a documentary about the late singing star Whitney Houston, a woman torn among various factions and constituencies in a charmed, tormented and too-brief life.

Lee, Robert E nytimes.com

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

The man who would become a Confederate general wanted to correct an article about freeing the slaves on his family’s estate.

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Statue of 19th century slavery advocate removed in Maryland

(Reuters) - Authorities in Maryland on Friday removed a statue of a 19th century Chief Justice who wrote the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision in the latest example of action over memorials that have sparked protests across the United States.

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UPDATE 2-Trump defends monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy

BRIDGEWATER, N.J/WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dug in defiantly on Thursday in his response to racial violence in Virginia, echoing the position of white nationalists by intensifying his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy.

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How Rolling Stones bandmate became an environmental activist

Chuck Leavell is a forester, an environmental activist and a rocker.

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NY Times must face defamation lawsuit over professor's slavery comments

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad."

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Last blast from Gregg Allman, Southern man

LONDON (Reuters) - So close to death was blues rocker Gregg Allman when he was making his final album, the cover photographer did not get to his Savannah, Georgia, house in time.

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Rising rivers flood homes in southern Venezuela

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Rising rivers have flooded homes in southern Venezuela, affecting more than 15,000 people and forcing some 500 to leave their homes, according to civil protection officials.

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Four killed in southern Italian shooting

ROME (Reuters) - Four men were shot dead in an apparent gangland killing on Wednesday in southern Italy, police said, with two of the victims believed to be farmers who were targeted because they had witnessed the attack.

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BRIEF-Southern Arc invests $5 million in Japan Gold Corp

* Southern Arc invests $5 million in Japan Gold Corp. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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How Rebecca Solnit Became the Voice of the Resistance

In recent years, the writer has amassed a new audience — a younger, mostly female group.