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Japan says its CO2 emissions inched to 6-year low in last financial year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.2 percent to a six-year low in the financial year that ended last March, government figures showed on Tuesday, amid growing use of renewable energy and the gradual return of nuclear power.

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Moore and Jones hold last rallies before vote

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

A rising star at the State Department has written a blistering resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that under his leadership, the agency's influence has withered and morale among staff has plummeted, in part because of the "stinging disrespect" shown by the Trump administration.

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UPDATE 10-Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, New York blast

* U.S. output rise undermines OPEC-led efforts to tighten market (Updates with settlement prices)

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The Carpetbagger: Jessica Chastain Feared Speaking Out Would Hurt Her Career

The Golden Globe nomination on Monday was especially gratifying for the “Molly’s Game” actress, who has been an outspoken critic of sexual harassment.

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SEC halts initial coin offering from restaurant review app

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped in to stop an "initial coin offering" (ICO) from a restaurant review app, after the company failed to register it as a security.

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UPDATE 9-Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, New York blast

* U.S. output rise undermines OPEC-led efforts to tighten market (Updates prices, adds comment)

Terrorism nytimes.com

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

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

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UPDATE 8-Oil gains on Forties Pipeline shutdown, New York blast

* Output rise undermines OPEC-led efforts to tighten market (Updates with information on pipeline shutdown, updates prices; changes dateline to NEW YORK, previously LONDON.)

Transit Systems nytimes.com

Transit Hub Blast in New York Disrupts Morning Commute

An explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning temporarily closed the terminal and the subway station underneath, disrupting the commute for tens of thousands of commuters.

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BRIEF-Laurentian Bank Of Canada says on Dec 5, disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

* Laurentian Bank Of Canada - On Dec 5, co disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

Movies nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a broad campaign to transform Saudi society.

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Japan sees 60 pct chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting until May

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday that a La Nina weather pattern has emerged, with a 60 percent chance of it lasting though to the end of spring in May.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher.

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Trump blasts San Francisco murder acquittal, 'Dreamer' effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday juxtaposed a high-profile murder case involving an illegal immigrant from Mexico with efforts in Congress to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the United States when they were children.

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Civil rights leaders blast Trump's visit to civil rights museum

Just ahead of the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, leaders from the civil rights movement and the local community blasted President Donald Trump's attendance as an affront to the spirit of the event.

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'Last Jedi' could have $190M-$215M opener

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UPDATE 1-Retailers' Dec. imports to rise on last-minute restocking -NRF

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Imports by retailers are estimated to rise 1.5 percent in December, indicating that companies are expecting strong sales through the holiday season, according to industry group National Retail Federation (NRF).

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UPDATE 2-ED&F Man reviews physical grains trading, may exit business

* Sugar refinery in Israel be shut at the end of 2017 (Adds company comment)

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Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming

Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.

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Retailers' December imports to rise on last-minute restocking-NRF

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Imports by retailers are forecast to rise 1.5 percent in December year-over-year, indicating that companies are expecting strong sales through the holiday season, according to industry group National Retail Federation (NRF).

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CVS expects Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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UPDATE 1-CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp expects the Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman said.

Television nytimes.com

Review: The Haywire Hospitality of ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’

In her TruTV series — a surreal, affectionate sendup of home shows — the comic actress shows off her versatility, with help from some friends.

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Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a rare challenge to the Communist authorities and showed signs of spreading.

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The last hours of Yemen's Saleh

DUBAI (Reuters) - A day before they killed Yemen's former president, gunmen from the Iran-aligned Houthi militia group overran one of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s fortified compounds in Sanaa.

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BRIEF-Medicinova Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Clinical Trial Of MN-166 (ibudilast) In ALS

* MEDICINOVA ANNOUNCES POSITIVE TOP-LINE RESULTS FROM THE CLINICAL TRIAL OF MN-166 (IBUDILAST) IN ALS

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Art Review: Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.

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Review: ‘Quest’ Is a Moving Portrait of an American Family

This documentary from Jonathan Olshefski follows a North Philadelphia family through the Obama years.

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Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Crisis to Crisis

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.

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Bobby Cannavale, Tough Guy, ‘Can Handle a Pink Couch’

He charms Martin Scorsese and thrills his co-stars, so isn’t it time you recognized that Mr. Cannavale isn’t “the guy you went to high school with”?

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Silicon Valley meets 'Flash Boys' on new corporate listings program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new would-be stock exchange based in Silicon Valley is teaming up with IEX Group, the newest U.S. stock exchange and focus of author Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," on a corporate listings program, the company said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Cel-Sci Reports Recent Data Review By The Independent Data Monitoring Committee

* CEL-SCI REPORTS RECENT DATA REVIEW BY THE INDEPENDENT DATA MONITORING COMMITTEE FOR ITS PIVOTAL PHASE 3 HEAD AND NECK CANCER STUDY

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Arshile Gorky’s Art of Bliss Remembered

An exhibition of his late art shows Gorky dreaming about — and trying to recover — his Armenian childhood.

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U.S. reviews rule removing protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing a decision to strip some grizzly bears of federal protections after a court ruling found flaws with a formula used to delist Great Lakes wolves, officials said on Wednesday.

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Review: ‘A Room in India’ Overflows With Astonishing Visions

Théâtre du Soleil brings a huge, dizzy epic of all the world’s ills (and theatrical styles) to the Park Avenue Armory.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘I, Tonya.’ I, Punching Bag. I, Punch Line.

In this winking biopic, Margot Robbie plays the disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding.

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U.S. attorney general calls for efficient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday called on the nation's immigration courts to decide cases more efficiently, amid a burgeoning backlog that is hampering the Trump administration's efforts to deport more illegal immigrants.

Country Music nytimes.com

Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

Movies nytimes.com

The Carpetbagger: ‘I’d Never Seen My Fears as an African-American Man Onscreen’

Jordan Peele, writer-director of “Get Out,” says his own concerns almost prevented it from being made. Now prize givers love it. Will the academy agree?

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More than 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

NAIROBI (Reuters) - More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.

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Attorney general calls for expedient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Wednesday calling on the Justice Department's Executive Office for immigration Review to take steps to expedite its adjudication of immigration cases.

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Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country.

Movies nytimes.com

The Best Movies of 2017

Our chief film critics on their favorite pictures of the year.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Real Russians and Fake News in ‘Describe the Night’

Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.

Chairs nytimes.com

Design Review: Furniture Design’s Brave New Present

Joris Laarman marries design to transformative technology borrowed from biological research. Now, this smart software can manufacture unique pieces.

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BRIEF-Claire's Stores Qtrly Net Loss Of $15.5 Mln Vs Net Income Of $150.6 Mln Last Year

* CLAIRE'S STORES, INC. REPORTS FISCAL 2017 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

Television nytimes.com

Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

Movies nytimes.com

Op-Docs: No Jail Time: The Movie

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

Garfield, Keely nytimes.com

Review: Her Lips Are Blue, Her Dances Unpredictable

The pieces of Keely Garfield’s “Perfect Piranha” can seem randomly assorted, but the work accrues a particular urgency and momentum.

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Doug Jones blasts 'men who hurt girls'

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones references sexual abuse allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore by saying that men who hurt little girls belong in jail.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Instant Korean Ramen, Made the Hard Way

At Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, a chef pays tribute to just-add-water packaged soups with recipes that are anything but fast.

Movies nytimes.com

The Carpetbagger: Kumail Nanjiani on How to Shut Down Racist Hecklers

The star and writer of “The Big Sick” prepared responses in advance of standup sets. But the bigotry “still flattens you,” he says.

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House tax panel chair to urge longer-lasting individual tax rate cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' tax-writing panel on Tuesday said he would push to make tax rate cuts for individuals more permanent as the House and Senate reconcile their two versions of a sweeping tax overhaul.

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This could be the world's longest-lasting rainbow?

Professors from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan have recorded a rainbow reportedly on display for a record-breaking nine hours.

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CVS likely wants FTC antitrust review, not Justice Department, of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is uncertain who in the U.S. government will carry out an antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc , but the drugstore company is likely hoping the potentially more lenient Federal Trade Commission gets the nod, antitrust experts say.

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CVS likely wants FTC antitrust review, not Justice Dept, of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - It is uncertain who in the U.S. government will carry out an antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc, but the drugstore company is likely hoping the potentially more lenient Federal Trade Commission gets the nod, antitrust experts say.

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UPDATE 1-YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to identify inappropriate content as the company responds to criticism over extremist, violent and disturbing videos and comments.

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Steelers sink Bengals on last-second field goal

(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Boswell's 38-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, capping an injury- and penalty-ridden Monday night matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.

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YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to review and remove violent or extremist content on the video platform.

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Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ a Watery Wonderland on Broadway

This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.

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Review: Waltzing With Love and Death in ‘Hundred Days’

A revised version of a musical memoir from the Bengsons affectingly reimagines commitment-phobia in existential terms.

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ABC boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston chastised his staff over Brian Ross' major error in reporting on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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ABC News boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.

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WHO reviewing data on Sanofi dengue vaccine, urges limited use

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it hoped to conduct a "full review" by year-end of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

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Last-minute wrangling as May heads for Brussels Brexit lunch

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

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May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘Once on This Island,’ Revived and Ravishing

After a dismal theatrical fall, this 1990 musical fable, set in the French Antilles, is a big, bold delight.

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Venezuela PDVSA boss says oil contracts to be reviewed in graft probe

CARACAS (Reuters) - The new president of Venezuelan state oil company, Major General Manuel Quevedo, said on Sunday that oil service contracts would be reviewed as part of an alleged crackdown on graft sweeping the OPEC member's energy industry.

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Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry

In Senate Republicans’ mad dash to rewrite the tax code, lawmakers added loopholes for the wealthy and tightened deductions for middle-income workers.

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Greece, lenders reach deal on reforms under bailout review

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and official creditors on Saturday concluded talks on the review of its bailout progress, reaching agreement on fiscal issues, energy and labor market reforms, bad loans and privatizations, the country's finance minister said.

Spas nytimes.com

The Last Resort? Canyon Ranch Succumbs to Botox

With a new C.E.O., a retreat popular with the elite since the 1980s fights to stay relevant in a world where athleisure and juice bars are now quotidian.

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Pope visits Bangladesh orphans on last day of trip headlined by Rohingya crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly on Saturday as he wrapped up his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

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Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.

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Review faults police response to Charlottesville far-right rally

(Reuters) - Authorities in Charlottesville failed to protect both public safety and free speech during a white nationalist rally over Confederate statues that turned deadly in the Virginia college town in August, an independent review said on Friday.

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Police Failed on Many Fronts at Charlottesville Rally, Review Finds

Police agencies failed to coordinate or properly equip their officers for a white nationalist rally in August that turned deadly, an independent review has found.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Uma Thurman, Trapped in Trumpland in ‘The Parisian Woman’

From the creator of “House of Cards,” a Washington-based “Dangerous Liaisons” that isn’t.

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Big U.S. banks in last-ditch push on regulatory relief bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street banks and big regional lenders are scrambling to secure changes to a U.S. Senate bill easing rules on smaller banks ahead of a key lawmaker meeting next week, several bank lobbyists told Reuters.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Disaster Artist,’ How to Fail at Moviemaking

James Franco directs and stars in this fictionalized look at the making of “The Room,” which fans call the worst movie ever made.

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UPDATE 2-Carl Icahn blasts SandRidge Energy's poison pill move

Nov 30 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's top shareholder and activist investor Carl Icahn blasted the oil and gas company's move to adopt a poison pill plan amid strong opposition to its $746 million bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc .

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘The Shape of Water’ Is Altogether Wonderful

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is an unlikely and lyrical love story, inspired by “The Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

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Carl Icahn blasts SandRidge Energy's poison pill move

(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's top shareholder and activist investor Carl Icahn blasted the oil and gas company's move to adopt a poison pill plan amid strong opposition to its $746 million bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Review: The Strange Tale of the ‘Voyeur’ and the Journalist

This squirmy documentary follows the celebrated journalist Gay Talese’s infamous investigation of a motel owner who spied on guests.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Wonder Wheel,’ Woody Allen’s Coney Island Memory Palace

Kate Winslet plays an unhappily married woman whose affair with a local Romeo is derailed when he falls for her stepdaughter.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Rodin From Every Angle: A Cornucopia of Shows for the Holidays

Rodin celebrations in New York and Philadelphia include a bold new view of his work through the eyes and hands of Anselm Kiefer.

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Review: Look Up! It’s Amy Schumer in ‘Meteor Shower’

The comic actress makes her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s funny, if strained, play about two couples sharing a stressful celestial evening together.

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The last place sexual harassers can get away with it

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘The Fountainhead,’ High-Tech, Juicy and Full of Pulp

Ivo van Hove’s hypnotic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s notorious 1943 novel speaks to the primitive narcissist in all of us. (Mr. Trump, are you listening?)

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Apple to review software practices after patching serious Mac bug

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development process after scrambling to patch a serious bug it learned of on Tuesday in its macOS operating system for desktop and laptop computers.

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Analysis: Does Trump's last 48 hours show he's losing control?

In the space of last 48 hours, Donald Trump has:

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Woods back for perhaps last shot at a comeback

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will once again steal the spotlight at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday, despite the elite field containing eight of the world's top-10 golfers, as he embarks on what could be his final shot at a comeback.

Movies nytimes.com

When Your Movie Is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons

Tommy Wiseau has made his peace with the cult status of his drama, er, comedy “The Room,” the subject of James Franco’s new film, “The Disaster Artist.”

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Bayer says antitrust reviews going into 'unimaginable depths'

DUESSELDORF, Germany, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The antitrust review of Bayer's planned takeover of Monsanto is going into "unimaginable depths," Bayer's Chief Executive Werner Baumann said on Wednesday, but added he remained confident that the deal would be closed early next year.

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Mexichem says Pemex tie-up at blast site depends on insurance

MEXICO CITY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Mexican chemicals company Mexichem said on Tuesday its future association with state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in a petrochemical plant on the Gulf Coast will depend on insurers' assessment of a major explosion that occurred last year.

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Honduran presidential candidate to review U.S. troops presence

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran presidential candidate leading after a partial count of votes said he would review whether to keep a base stationed with U.S. troops if he wins the election, but also promised to deepen security co-operation.

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Honduran presidential candidate says to review presence of U.S. troops

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran presidential candidate leading in a partial count of votes said he would review the benefit of having U.S. troops stationed at a base in the Central American nation if he wins the election, but also promised to deepen security cooperation.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

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OPEC committee backs cut extension until end-2018 with June review

VIENNA (Reuters) - A joint OPEC and non-OPEC technical committee recommended extending global cuts in oil supply until the end of next year, with an option to review the deal in June, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: At Ugly Baby, the Name Isn’t All That’s Unusual

A new Thai restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, cooks dishes rarely seen in New York, and a few standards.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film

“My son tells everyone that the hero, Miguel, is Latino ‘just like me.’”

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BRIEF-Emerald Health Therapeutics Announces Positive Health Canada Review Of License Application For Prominent Fourth Facility

* EMERALD HEALTH THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES POSITIVE HEALTH CANADA REVIEW OF LICENSE APPLICATION FOR PROMINENT FOURTH FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russian rouble firms on last tax payment day, stocks down

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble firmed slightly on Tuesday, the last day of a monthly tax payment period that usually prompts export-focused companies to sell dollars in order to meet local duties.

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Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.

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Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services

(Reuters Health) - Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found.

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Pentagon says reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing "adjustments" in arms for U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria but stopped short of declaring a halt to weapons transfers, suggesting such decisions would be based on battlefield requirements.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain.

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Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

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Ex-CIA director blasts Trump's CNN attack

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden criticized President Donald Trump's attack of CNN over the weekend, saying he could not believe a President was capable of "such an outrageous assault" on a free press or the First Amendment.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: Verdi’s Requiem Recast as Memorial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

A four-performance run of the great choral work has been dedicated to the memory of the Russian baritone, a beloved Met artist who died on Wednesday.

Movies nytimes.com

Kabul Journal: In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back

Roya Sadat sold her apartment, car and jewelry to make a movie that deepens the conversation on women’s rights. It’s Afghanistan’s selection for the Oscars now.

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Huge blast in China's Ningbo city kills at least two, cause unknown

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful explosion in a Chinese city south of Shanghai brought down buildings in a neighborhood marked for demolition, killing at least two people, state television reported on Sunday.

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South Korea to review whether or not to abolish anti-abortion law

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean president's office said on Sunday that it will begin a review on the country's 64-year-old law to ban abortion.

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Huge blast in China's Ningbo city kills at least two, police probe cause

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful blast on Sunday morning in a Chinese city south of Shanghai brought down buildings and killed at least two people while injuring many others, state media reported, with police saying the cause had still to be determined.

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Big blast in China's Ningbo city kills at least two, police investigate cause

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful blast on Sunday morning in China's eastern Zhejiang province brought down buildings and killed two people while injuring many others, state media reported, while police said the cause had still to be determined.

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Nepal votes in landmark poll; army blames rogue Maoists for blasts

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert on Sunday as a series of small blasts blamed on a rogue Maoist group reminded the Himalayan nation of the violence and instability it is hoping to leave behind.

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Many injured by blast in China's eastern Ningbo city, cause unknown

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful blast on Sunday morning in China's eastern Zhejiang province brought down buildings and injured many people, state media reported, while police said the cause had still to be determined.

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Nepal begins historic vote, army says rogue Maoists behind blasts

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert as a series of small blasts blamed on a rogue Maoist group reminded the Himalayan nation of the violence and instability it is hoping to leave behind.

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Factory blast in China's eastern Ningbo city, casualties feared

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion on Sunday morning in a factory in China's eastern Zhejiang province has caused casualties, but the numbers were not immediately known, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities and witnesses.

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Critic’s Notebook: Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On

The film version of a book often has an unfair advantage. But R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel offers much more than meets the eye.

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UPDATE 2-Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor which blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman.

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Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor that last month blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman .

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Op-Ed Columnist: Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

The crown prince has big plans to bring back a level of tolerance to a society that was once a moderate

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Possible explosion detected near Argentine sub's last-known location

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The Argentine navy raised the possibility on Thursday that a navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic suffered an explosion, heightening concerns over the fate of the 44 crew members on the eighth day of an international search effort.

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Review: ‘Bombshell’ Tells the Amazing Story of Hedy Lamarr, the Star and Inventor

In this diverting documentary, Alexandra Dean tells the life story of Hedy Lamarr, a scandalous woman turned star and inventor.

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Art Review: David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.

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Possible explosion detected near missing Argentine sub's last known location

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - The Argentine navy raised the possibility on Thursday that a navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic suffered an explosion, heightening concerns over the fate of the 44 crew members.

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‘The Shape of Water’: Meet Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Creature

Doug Jones has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.

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U.S. Navy plane detected object near Argentine submarine's last known location

BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy plane detected an object near the area where a missing Argentine navy submarine sent its last signal during a search flight over the South Atlantic, a Reuters witness said on Thursday after traveling on board the plane.

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Is this the last Black Friday?

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Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away - they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea.

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Justice Dept. Orders Review of Background Check System for Gun Buyers

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database.

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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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U.S. attorney general orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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Son shows murder victim's last moments

A man was murdered just outside his home in Nashville. His son released video of his final moments hoping it will bring new attention to the case.

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Review: A Boy’s Own Desire in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

In the latest movie from the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”), Armie Hammer plays a visiting student who falls for his host’s teenage son.

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Sessions orders review of background check system, citing Texas church shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.

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Brazil regulator extends review period of Petrobras sale of Liquigás

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday that antitrust authority Cade extended by 90 days a deadline to analyze its proposed sale of liquefied natural gas unit Liquigás Distribuidora SA. Petrobras, as the company is known, now expects Cade to be done reviewing the deal by March 5, the company said in a securities filing. The board of Petrobras agreed to sell Liquigás to Ultrapar Participações SA subsidiary Cia Ultragaz SA a year ago f

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On Washington: Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009

Elements that foreshadowed steep losses for Democrats eight years ago are in place for Republicans today.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's review of Bayer's Monsanto takeover may be extended

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as much as 90 days its analysis of the proposed takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG , according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday.

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Album Review: Blackbear Is Not Quite the Sum of His Parts on ‘Cybersex’

The singer and rapper’s fourth album flirts with the shifts at play in pop music today, but it feels more like a mimeograph than an innovation.

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Brazil's review of Bayer's Monsanto takeover may take be extended

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as up to 90 days its analysis of the takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG, according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday.

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Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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UPDATE 1-Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear

NEW YORK/CALGARY Nov 22 (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota's environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart.

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Art Review: Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography

The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.

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P&G continues to review vote tally as Peltz awaits board seat

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co is still reviewing a tally of shareholder votes cast at its annual meeting more than a month ago, after a fierce proxy contest narrowly handed activist investor Nelson Peltz a board seat.

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Review: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ on Netflix Is a Bold Reboot From Spike Lee

The director has remade his breakthrough film as a streaming series, and this time Nola Darling’s work is as important as her love life.

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G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

“No extra charge for the cat pee!” said an organizer. But, yes, pricing was a challenge: How to put a monetary value on provenance this rich?

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Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone

Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times.

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P&G reviewing board seat recount; Trian calls it waste of time

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Wednesday it was reviewing a recount of a shareholder vote that showed activist investor Nelson Peltz had narrowly won a seat on the company's board.

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UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges: Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will look into ways to reduce plastic waste through the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday during his budget speech to parliament.

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As Her Last Day With the Fed Nears, Janet Yellen Looks Back on Her First

The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year.

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Review: Who Is ‘Harry Clarke,’ and Why Is He So Appealing?

Billy Crudup is having a blast as a Midwestern sad sack and his English alter ego in David Cale’s one-man, double-life play at the Vineyard.

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Man charged with terrorism, murder in last month's New York truck attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan that killed eight people, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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Review: A Most Opinionated Wedding Guest Returns in ‘Bright Colors’

Overwhelming? Yes. Self-involved? Absolutely. But Drew Droege still makes for hilarious company in this one-person show.

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UPDATE 2-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asked the agency to review rules capping television station ownership, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.

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FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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Review: ‘The Wolves’ Are Back in a Rush of Combustible Energy

Sarah DeLappe’s remarkably assured first play, a group portrait of a girls’ soccer team, is now at Lincoln Center Theater.

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.

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Review: ‘Coco’ Brings the Pixar Touch to Death

The movie delivers moments of cinematic rigor and playful pop-culture erudition. And though it deals with the afterlife, don’t let that scare you.

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A Word With: Terry Gilliam and the Time He Shared a Crew With ‘Star Wars’

The director recalls the making of “Jabberwocky” and how workers told him his film was far better than the one they were working on with George Lucas.

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Review: In ‘Mr. Roosevelt,’ an Ailing Cat and a Comedian in Crisis

Noël Wells wrote, directed and stars in this film about a young woman who returns to her former home and discovers much has changed.

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Editorial: Justice at Last for the Youngest Inmates?

The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.

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Manson's infamy, like his violence, did lasting harm

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Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ Where the Supervillains are Mom and Dad

In Hulu’s new series, the makers of “Gossip Girl” tackle a comic-book story that combines teenage soap opera and a paranormal mystery.

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Review: A ‘Peter Pan’ That Never Takes Flight

The Bedlam production of the J.M. Barrie classic is both too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder.

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Review: Google Pixel Buds falls short

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Even Her Shopping Trips Require a Chaperone, So She Makes Them Last

Alice Brunn, 79, lost her vision in her 60s and can’t leave home unattended. When her son takes her out, she plans several stops along the way.

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BRIEF-Geron says first patient dosed in expanded part 1 of imerge clinical trial in myelodysplastic syndromes

* Geron announces first patient dosed in expanded part 1 of imerge clinical trial in myelodysplastic syndromes Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trader Joe's recalls salads over plastic, glass fears

Trader Joe's has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.

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Glencore appoints CFO to Katanga's board after review

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Diversified miner Glencore Plc on Monday said it noted material weaknesses identified in Katanga Mining Ltd internal controls over financial reporting.

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U.S. patent review board becomes conservative target

NEW YORK, Nov 20(Reuters) - In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and set alight patents they said had been rendered worthless by an overreaching federal government.

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Review: In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game

An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.

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Iridium says last call from its device on missing Argentine submarine was Wednesday

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. satellite communications company Iridium Communications Inc said on Sunday the last call from its device aboard a missing Argentine submarine was made at 1136 GMT on Wednesday, the day the vessel vanished.

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Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’

A day after Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter.

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How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious

With a white director and a story based on a traditional Mexican holiday, the studio (mostly) pre-empted controversy through uncharacteristic collaborations.

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Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century

The opera, based on a 1961 novel and Hitchcock’s 1964 film about a traumatized woman who compulsively changes her identity, comes to the Met next season.

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German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners met on Saturday for a last-ditch round of weekend talks aimed at finding common ground in the divisive fields of climate and migration policy, in the hope of staving off a possible early election.

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Risk of breast cancer recurrence lasts for decades

(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests.

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Art Review: The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work

At the Whitney, this artist’s superb midcareer survey and catalog highlight her art, life and times — and a world of possibility for painting.

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

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet play lovers with a connection that crackles in this movie from Luca Guadagnino. Yet they first met on set in Italy.

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BRIEF-‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3, outlook stable​

* ‍Moody's concludes review and downgrades Omantel to Baa3; outlook stable​

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Ties: At Last, Connected by Blood

My stepfather was determined to make up for our lack of shared DNA and disprove the saying that blood is thicker than water.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town of Rawa: statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

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Iraqi forces launch operation to liberate last ISIS-held town

Iraqi forces have begun a large-scale operation to liberate the town of Rawa from ISIS, one of the militant group's last footholds in the country.