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Qatar urges Gulf neighbors to let nationals attend 2022 soccer World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is urging the four countries imposing a diplomatic and trade boycott against it to allow their nationals to attend the World Cup in Doha in 2022, a senior Qatari organizer said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Armstrong World Industries to sell EMEA and Pacific Rim businesses to Knauf International

* Armstrong World Industries to sell EMEA and Pacific Rim businesses to Knauf International

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Nafta’s Renegotiation Risks National Security

It’s not worth jeopardizing advances in United States security and hemispheric stability.

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Male artists win big but female singers dominate American Music Awards stage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the American Music Awards stage on Sunday with powerful performances, despite being edged out by male artists in most award categories this year.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Attica: It’s Worse Than We Thought

Was a doctor conducting leprosy experiments on patients without their consent?

Automobiles nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

Only a few decades ago, the United States was not — and it doesn’t need to be now.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: This Is a Man Problem

To fight sexual harassment, we have to re-examine our masculinity.

Data-Mining and Database Marketing nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

It has no incentive to do so. I would know — I worked there.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women Must Speak for Ourselves

Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.

Missing Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Do So Many Indian Children Go Missing?

And why do the police do so little about it?

domesticNews reuters.com

New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

Mugabe, Robert nytimes.com

From Our Readers: ‘I Remember the Joy’: Readers Reflect on Life Under Mugabe and Hopes for the Future

We asked Zimbabweans and people who used to live there about life during President Robert G. Mugabe’s tenure, and what they hope will change.

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Dimitrov snaps Sock jinx, rises to world number three

LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov stood one win away from the biggest title of his career on Saturday after ending his Jack Sock jinx to reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals at the 02 Arena.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What if Ken Starr Was Right?

Revisiting the 1990s and realizing that impeachment was reasonable.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is Fooling Itself on Taxes

There is no easy fix for Republican leaders now, whether their bill passes or fails.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Hillary Effect

Until now, our sexual predation seminars have been hijacked by politics. But this time may be different.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

Conservatives stray from many moral codes while liberals follow them, research shows.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mugabe and Other Leftist Heroes

Why do progressives keep falling for tyrannical liberators?

Minimum Wage nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: A Smarter Minimum Wage

Prices are different all over America. Regional minimums should be, too.

Bocce (Game) nytimes.com

Sporting: The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

And lots of friends to play it with, as I discovered on the courts in Boston’s North End.

Adoptions nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement

Too many children still need parents. Why did we stop making them part of our families?

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'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes

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Former world No. 1 golfer hospitalized

Former world No. 1 golfer Luke Donald has been hospitalized following a bout of chest pains and will not return to the course until 2018.

Meek Mill (Rapper) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Jay-Z: Meek Mill and the Absurdity of the Criminal Justice System

He’s being stalked by the probation system, which considers the smallest misstep a reason to lock people back up.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We’re With Stupid

The problem is not the Russians — it’s us. A huge percentage of the population can’t tell fact from fiction.

Fraternities and Sororities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Their Pledges Die. So Should Fraternities.

Binge drinking. Sexual assault. Segregation. Why do colleges indulge Greek life?

businessNews reuters.com

World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks claw back losses but set for second weekly fall

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - World stocks continued to claw back losses on Friday after spending much of the week in the red, boosted by signs of progress in U.S. tax reform and strong corporate results.

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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Our Elites Still Don’t Get It

Our problems aren’t in the branches, but at the roots.

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Poles Cry for ‘Pure Blood’ Again

Are we witnessing fascism’s return in Poland?

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Stop the Predators Who Aren’t Famous

The past few weeks have shown that publicly shaming some men can work. Now we need to deal with the rest of them.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Should Go

It’s not necessarily fair to him. But it’s what needs to happen now.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

cnn.com

Newly discovered exoplanet could support life

Newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b is only 11 light years away.  Astronomers found it using a planet hunting instrument called HARPS at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and say that the temperate world could potentially support life. 

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World Bank's US$2bn 10-year is "spot on"

LONDON, Nov 16 (IFR) - The World Bank capitalised on a small rise in US Treasury yields to bring a US$2bn 10-year, taking advantage of one of the last windows for the year ahead of the expected Fed hike next month.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: White-on-White Voting

When an area is more than 85 percent white, support for President Trump skyrockets — and that makes all the difference.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Bannon Is Bad for the Jews

Beware of some of those who say they support Israel.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

I no longer see Christ in American conservatism.

Telephones and Telecommunications nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Makes Sense

The proposal will not hurt competition or consumers. The Justice Department has no solid antitrust reasons to block it.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: If Saudi Arabia Reforms, What Happens to Islamists Elsewhere?

The crown prince’s apparent moderation is undermining both fundamentalists and mainstream Muslim politicians.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: For Zimbabwe, a Coup Isn’t the Answer

There is evidence this intervention is driven by the self-interest of the military, which makes prospects for economic and democratic reforms bleak.

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UPDATE 2-Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights -trial witness

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!

Next month, he’ll pardon Congress.

cnn.com

The world's first 'space nation' takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Billionaires Desperately Need Our Help!

Republicans want to be sure benefits go to the truly deserving tycoons.

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UPDATE 1-Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights -trial witness

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

Blood Pressure nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise Yours

A national goal of 130 systolic may lead many patients to be overmedicated.

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Prosecutors Turn a Protest Into a ‘Riot’

I protested President Trump’s inauguration. Little did I know I would be swept up into a legal nightmare.

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Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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President paints his trip through Asia as a huge success that restored US standing in the world

President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US's standing in the world.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Christian Case Against the Pence Rule

Men who avoid being alone with women may limit “the appearance of evil,” but they neglect a larger moral imperative.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The F.B.I.’s Dangerous Crackdown on ‘Black Identity Extremists’

The effort to target racial justice activists has chilling echoes of Cointelpro.

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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No refund for Tezos contributors, cryptocurrency broker says

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Backers of the embattled Tezos tech project should not expect to receive refunds, according to the Swiss cryptocurrency broker that helped it raise $232 million in July.

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco: Soccer Federation

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura is no longer Italy's soccer coach, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Rugby: France named surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the Council of the sport's governing body went against the recommendations of an extensive evaluation report in a secret ballot on Wednesday.

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said.

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BRIEF-ENDRA Life Sciences reports Q3 loss per share $0.23

* Q3 loss per share $0.23 Source text: [http://bit.ly/2ANFlXF] Further company coverage:

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why We’re Still Fighting Over the Health Care Mandate

To some, it’s government overreach; to others, benevolent technocratic necessity.

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The world looks to America to defend press freedom

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Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup soccer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to secure a place at next year's World Cup finals.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: This Tax Bill Is Now a Health Care Bill

Less health insurance for some, more tax cuts for others.

cnn.com

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.

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Australia beat Honduras 3-1 to qualify for World Cup soccer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Roy Moore Reminds Me of My Rabbi

When a religious man violates you, you aren’t robbed just of your dignity. You are also robbed of your faith.

Republican Party nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How to Fix the Republican Tax Plan

Soak well-off blue staters, but then spread the wealth around.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The G.O.P.’s 20th-Century Tax Plan

The Republican proposals promise a needed update, but instead will just leave America in the past.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: My Democracy Isn’t Your Laboratory

The world’s most powerful social media company thinks it can experiment on whomever and whatever it wants.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

The president got played in his trade talks in Beijing last week.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Men Aren’t Funny

The post-Louis C.K. reckoning is actually the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: This is How Grown-Ups Deal With Putin

Britain’s prime minister delivered a tough message to the Kremlin, while Trump babbled about Putin’s sincerity in denying cyberattacks.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Danica Roem Is Really, Really Boring

That’s the beauty and brilliance of this transgender trailblazer.

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

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Don’t Sanders Supporters Care About the Russia Investigation?

Discussing Trump’s ties to Putin could give us a chance to raise the issues that matter most to us: corruption and inequality.

cnn.com

Where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world

Australia has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world.

World Cup (Soccer) nytimes.com

Italy Fails to Qualify for the World Cup, and a Nation Mourns

For the soccer-crazed country, it was perhaps the lowest point in 60 years — a humiliation, wrapped in a tragedy, enveloped in an apocalypse.

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Shock and grief in Italy as World Cup soccer dream implodes

ROME (Reuters) - Italians, who consider a spot in the World Cup finals a virtual birthright, slumped into collective despair on Tuesday after the national team failed to win a place among soccer's elite for the first time in 60 years.

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Canadian Pacific watching signs of life in crude by rail shipments

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is watching shipments of crude by rail which are now "coming alive a little bit," the company's chief marketing officer told a Toronto transportation conference on Tuesday.

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Another major team fails to qualify for World Cup

Take a look at 24 amazing sports photos from November 7 through November 13.

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BRIEF-TRANS WORLD CORP REPORTS Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.01

* TRANS WORLD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2017 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

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Neymar can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Roberto Carlos

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Brazil are among the favorites for next year's World Cup in Russia and Neymar can lead the South American nation to their sixth title, former winner Roberto Carlos said on Tuesday.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-GE expects 25 pct reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO (Nov. 13)

* General Electric Co expects 25 percent reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO Jamie Miller​ Further company coverage:

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Abuse of migrants is a blot on the world's conscience

Libya is awash with tears for the tens of thousands of migrants from across Africa and beyond who have traveled there in search of a better life.

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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.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

Algorithms are shaping our lives. Where’s academia when it comes to helping us make sense of this?

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Can Trumpism Survive Trump?

Looking for a political figure on the American scene to give conservatives hope.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t

Leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses have come to a climate meeting in Bonn to say America remains committed to the Paris accord.

Art nytimes.com

A Statue Stirs to Life in Washington Square Park

A man’s unusually small size, which invited the jeers of bullies in his youth, became a key to his role as a “living statue” in Greenwich Village.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: From Sicily, a Voice of Discontent to Scare All Italy

Members of the populist Five Star Movement, which came in No. 2 in regional voting, are neither real reformers nor harmless buffoons.

Evangelical Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Siege Mentality Problem

It explains most of the dysfunctional group behavior these days, on left and right.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: I Believe Juanita

Coming to terms with Bill Clinton and right-wing disinformation.

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Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian football boss Carlo Tavecchio said recently that failure to qualify for the World Cup would be the apocalypse and his worst fears came true on Monday as they missed out on the finals for the first time in 60 years.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Robbing Blue States to Pay Red

The dangerous new Republican policies impose costs on states behind partisan lines.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: Trump Is Making China Great Again

The president’s grand trip failed to produce meaningful concessions from China on trade and if anything strengthened Beijing’s hand in Asia.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation

The G.O.P. tax bills look like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Whitecap Resources announces acquisition of world class enhanced oil recovery project

* Whitecap Resources Inc. announces acquisition of world class enhanced oil recovery project, $425 million financing, dividend increase of 5% and significantly enhanced free funds flow

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Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden, who booked a place at next year's tournament in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday. The Swedes survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second leg of their European playoff tie on a night of unremitting tension and drama at a disbelieving San Siro. Four-times champions Italy, who had not missed the World Cup since the 1958 finals in S

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Two Dozen African Girls Dead at Sea

The horrors of a refugee crisis that the world feels free to ignore.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Puerto Rico’s Actual Death Toll

Trump’s initial figure turns out to be woefully low.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Muzzle Former C.I.A. Officers

Criticizing wrongheaded or shortsighted decisions by senior officials is very different from divulging classified information.

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

environmentNews reuters.com

Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050: industry group

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

James Clement has scoured the globe for supercentenarians, aged 110 and older, willing to contribute their genomes to a rare scientific cache.

Oceans and Seas nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Protect the Atlantic Fishery

The body that manages the fishing stock should adopt a more ecologically sensitive approach to a key part of the food chain.

Voting and Voters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Democrats Can Extend the Winning Streak Into 2018

The key is to make economics central to our politics.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Luxury in a Turbulent World: What’s Next?

The question, always a driving force in fashion, has become even more meaningful in today’s unpredictable environment.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

The new wave of artificial intelligence will reduce jobs, but will also improve your health and products like your smartphone.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Jon Stewart and Robert Smigel Craft a Comedy Benefit at a Polarized Moment

The two friends talk about “Night of Too Many Stars,” their annual benefit for autism groups, and how comedy has been affected by internet culture and politics.

businessNews reuters.com

World stocks lower on U.S. tax reform uncertainty, May's woes rattle sterling

LONDON (Reuters) - Uncertainty over a U.S. tax reform deal pushed world stock markets further away from recent record highs on Monday, while Britain's pound fell on growing concern about the future of Prime Minister Theresa May.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks lower on US tax reform uncertainty, May's woes rattle sterling

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Uncertainty over a U.S. tax reform deal pushed world stock markets further away from recent record highs on Monday, while Britain's pound fell on growing concern about the future of Prime Minister Theresa May.

environmentNews reuters.com

World carbon emissions on the rise again: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 percent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked.

cnn.com

Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'

When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true Halperin hug.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Abortion in Italy, a Right Wronged

Why do 7 out of 10 Italian gynecologists refuse to terminate pregnancies when the procedure is legal?

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Toxic Mix: Sex, Religion and Hypocrisy

The scandal around Tariq Ramadan has opened a door on the plight of Muslim women in France and the Francophone Arab countries to its south.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Democrats, Don’t Be Fooled by Victory

The wins were mostly in blue America.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Siding With the Enemy

President Trump won’t acknowledge Russia’s crime, of which he was the beneficiary.

Tax Shelters nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Paradise Papers Show How Misguided the G.O.P. Is on Taxes

We don’t need to make it easier for companies to bilk us.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the G.O.P. Can Block Roy Moore

The Republicans aren’t powerless to prevent Alabama from sending him to the Senate.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: On Trump’s Trip to China

Is the American president ceding global leadership to China?

sportsNews reuters.com

Swiss scrape into soccer World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

BASEL (Reuters) - Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday.

Cholera nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How War Created the Cholera Epidemic in Yemen

The spread of the disease is tied to politics and the blockade imposed by the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Secret to a Long Life? ‘It’s Good to Work a Lot’

As a teenager, Bella Pevzner fled Belarus after the Nazi invasion. She worked well into her 70s, and at 89, she is applying her dogged work ethic to her paintings.

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Short track: U.S. sets men's 5,000m relay world record in Shanghai

(Reuters) - The United States set a short track world record of 6:29.052 in the men's 5,000 meter relay at a World Cup event in Shanghai on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Canada in Calgary in 2012 by more than a second.

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Cars burnt, police hurt in Brussels after Morocco World Cup success

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco's return to soccer's World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday, when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Swine of Conservatism

Roy Moore and the distinctive predators of cultural conservatism.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

Commemorating End of World War I, With Poppies and a Pause

Thousands gathered for Armistice Day events around the world, honoring the millions who died in World War I and those who have died in wars since.

Philanthropy nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

Carlos Nin lost jobs, a marriage and a home because of his drinking problem. Now sober, he works six days a week as an Uber driver, often chauffeuring intoxicated customers.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Lose-Lose Life of the Female Comedian

In the world of comedy clubs and standup gigs, women are either treated as groupies or ignored.

cnn.com

World's biggest shopping day sets new record

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct as Hollywood cuts ties

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Travis Mills Will Never Quit

Until I met him, I hadn’t given much thought to the many Americans who gave their lives to make mine possible.

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UPDATE 7-Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct as Hollywood cuts ties

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Comedian Louis C.K. admitted on Friday to engaging in sexual misconduct as recounted by several women, three of whom said he had masturbated in front of them, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.

Lebanon nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia Comes for Hezbollah

In its war with Iran, Riyadh has its sights set on Lebanon’s most powerful political force.

companyNews reuters.com

WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 0200 GMT/9 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE-Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO -sources

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump in the Age of the Strongman

An American president champions un-American values.

Beijing (China) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: China Has Donald Trump Just Where It Wants Him

Around Asia, the last thing countries want is to have to choose between China and the United States.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Sex, Senators and — Oh Gosh, Mitt

Romney has been a veritable profile in courage by Republican standards.

Fences and Property Barriers nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Yard Rage: The Rand Paul Assault

What could it have been about? Oh, any number of things, a highly scientific analysis of feuding neighbors through history suggests.

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UPDATE 6-Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct, entertainment outlets cut ties

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him by several women, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.

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Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct, entertainment outlets cut ties

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct were true and apologized for his actions.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Jesus’ Parents and Roy Moore’s Gall

How selectively and hypocritically some Christians deploy the Bible.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: God Should Sue Roy Moore

How can some Christians cite the Bible to defend child molestation?

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Comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. comedian Louis C.K. admits and apologizes for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct are true and apologized for his actions.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Opinion: Being a Female Comic in Louis C.K.’s World

The calculated risks of a life in comedy.

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Comedian issues statement in response to sexual misconduct allegations

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Comedian Louis C.K. says sexual misconduct allegations are true

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations by several women of sexual misconduct by the U.S. comedian are true, and that he is sorry for his actions.

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UPDATE 2-US comedian Louis C.K. says sexual misconduct allegations are true

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Louis C.K. said on Friday that allegations by several women of sexual misconduct by the U.S. comedian are true, and that he is sorry for his actions.

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Comedian Louis C.K.'s film, Netflix special, scrapped after misconduct claims

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The release of the comedian Louis C.K.'s film "I Love You Daddy" was scrapped on Friday and Netflix Inc canceled a planned special with the comedian following allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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UPDATE 1-Comedian's film, Netflix special, scrapped after misconduct claims

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The release of the comedian Louis C.K.'s film "I Love You Daddy" was scrapped on Friday and Netflix Inc canceled a planned special with the comedian following allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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The world's best boutique hotels

Wood-fired hot tubs. Private plunge pools. Cape Dutch architecture, South Africa's top restaurants on the doorstep, and a cell phone pre-programed with numbers for all the local wineries.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The ‘If True’ Cowardice

Roy Moore — and John McCain’s moral clarity

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Vacuity of the Vice President

Pence’s best solution to the scourge of mass killings, as he told heartbroken families in Texas, is more prayer.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Revenge of the Obama Coalition

The resistance is transforming local politics. But it probably won’t stop there.

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News

The social media platform has become a hub for rampant misinformation on reproductive rights.

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Defying gravity at Climbing World Cup

Athletes typically push themselves beyond barriers and past personal limits. And for competitive climbers, the force they defy is Earth's gravity itself.

Photography nytimes.com

Malick Sidibé’s Mali: Scenes of a Rollicking Night Life

An exhibition at the Cartier Foundation in Paris shows how this renowned photographer captured the wild night life of Bamako, Mali, in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Philippines' Duterte offers to host 'world summit' on human rights

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is facing international criticism for his bloody war on drugs, said his country was willing to host a "world summit" to tackle how nations can protect human rights.

Suburbs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Existing Democratic Majority

What Virginia tells us about our political future.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Might Be Right

The Trump administration is correct in taking a hard look at the proposed takeover, which could discourage competition and hurt consumers.

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Real-life 'Iron Man' sets new world record

An inventor wearing a body-controlled jet engine suit flew into the record books when he reached speeds of up to 32.02 miles per hour.

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Halladay family to commemorate pitcher's life with public

(Reuters) - A public service to commemorate the life of baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash, will be held on Nov. 14, his family said on Thursday.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Crazy Choices for the Courts

These judicial nominees are so far outside the mainstream, even some conservative Republicans have expressed dismay.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

HBO Cuts Louis C.K. From ‘Night of Too Many Stars’ Special

The network’s decision came as celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell and Jason Alexander responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against the comic.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People

Call it the Leona Helmsley Tax Act of 2017.

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Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had masturbated in front of them.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazilian Women Can Learn to Yell

We are raised to be delicate and deferential. I’m working on putting up my fists.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

As the powerful comedian found success by talking about his hang-ups, he was also asking female comics and co-workers to watch him masturbate.

Evictions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: When Calling 911 Makes You a ‘Nuisance’ and Gets You Evicted

Seeking help from a suicide hotline or emergency services can leave innocent people homeless.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

On Comedy: Kathy Griffin’s Wild Show: Defiant, Shaken, Then Fainting

In a rambling but dramatic and fascinating performance in Dublin, the comic addressed the fallout from her widely condemned Trump photo.

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Four Russian cross-country skiers get life bans for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

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Bloomberg gives $50 million to aid shift from coal worldwide

OSLO (Reuters) - Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $50 million to help nations around the world shift from coal to combat pollution and climate change, expanding his funding outside the United States.

Conflicts of Interest nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: David Boies’s Egregious Involvement With Harvey Weinstein

His legal work undermined the press, posed a conflict of interest and helped conceal abuse.

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Four Russian cross-country skiers get life ban for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for life from the Olympics after they were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Russian cross-country federation said on Thursday.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Paul Ryan’s Middle-Class Tax Hike

Amazingly, the House bill would increase taxes, on net, for families that have a child and make less than $100,000.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Republicans Wonder How to Make the Rich Richer

The House tax bill championed by President Trump finds many different ways to increase inequality.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault

I’m almost 70. And I’m still not sure I’ll ever fully heal from what my coach did.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Ajit Pai: Media Ownership Rules Must Adjust to the Digital Era

Repeal the rule that prevents companies from owning both a TV or radio station and a newspaper in the same market.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Resistance, for the Win!

Objecting to identity politics is just a guise for objecting to the politics of people who are not white.

Abortion nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Worrisome Future of Abortion Rights

The Justice Department is becoming an outpost of the National Right to Life Committee.

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Kevin Spacey Is Dropped From ‘All the Money in the World’

Scenes in the completed movie with Mr. Spacey, who is facing sexual assault allegations, will be reshot with Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty.

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Christopher Plummer is replacing Spacey in forthcoming film 'All the Money in the World,' sources say

Actor Kevin Spacey, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault, will no longer appear in Ridley Scott's forthcoming drama, "All the Money in the World," two sources close to the film confirm to CNN.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trump Is Ceding Global Leadership to China

If America’s retreat into nationalism, protectionism, unilateralism and xenophobia continues, China’s model could carry the day.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Totally Terrible Time

On the plus side, some places didn’t vote.

cnn.com

The world's fastest-growing tourism city is ...

Hong Kong might be the world's most visited city this year, but a potential, albeit surprising, future contender is emerging from the sidelines.

Workplace Hazards and Violations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let Congress Cheat Workers Out of Basic Rights

The House just passed a bill that will roll back longstanding protections for contract workers to the benefit of big companies.

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U.N. warns if no Yemen aid access, world will see largest famine in decades

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims."

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Robert Gates: Ending DACA Will Hurt Immigrant Troops

While I was secretary of defense, Dreamers played a vital role in the military. They have earned the right to become citizens.

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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Maradona backs Venezuela's Maduro, signs for World Cup coverage

CARACAS (Reuters) - Former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has voiced fervent support for Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro and signed up to work for Caracas-based Telesur TV during next year's World Cup in Russia.

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Final three African soccer World Cup slots to be settled

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Senegal and Tunisia are on the brink of qualification for next year's World Cup finals but the tussle between the Ivory Coast and Morocco is set for a dramatic finale in Abidjan at the weekend.

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I want to avoid Spain in World Cup draw: Messi

(Reuters) - It might be because he lives there or perhaps because he has friends in their team, but Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi has identified Spain as the one country he hopes to avoid in the group stages of the World Cup finals next year.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Virginia’s Election and Trump’s Whupping

It wasn’t just in one state. Across the country, the normal rules do apply to him.

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How this Kentucky coal town is trying to bring its economy back to life

It's a bittersweet celebration.

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7 deluxe Disney World experiences

If you're a Disney fan, you've done your share of spinning teacup rides, Dumbo flights and Haunted Mansion tours at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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ILO closes workers' complaint against World Cup host Qatar

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Organization for Labour closed a complaint by workers against Qatar on Wednesday after the government introduced legislation to protect workers and pledged further reforms as well as technical cooperation with the U.N. agency.

Quebec Province (Canada) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Quebec’s Anti-Muslim Ban on the Veil

The law will further marginalize Muslims, especially women, who will feel scrutinized or even persecuted.