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CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.

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Trump says to make immigration deal only if good for U.S.: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would make a deal on immigration only if he sees it as beneficial for the country.

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BRIEF-People's United Financial Inc Director Jerry Franklin Sells 4,300 Shares Of Co's Common Stock

* PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL INC DIRECTOR JERRY FRANKLIN REPORTS SALE OF 4,300 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 22 AT $19.91 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2rsSsNp) Further company coverage:

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The Pour: The History of Wine in 442 Podcasts

“I’ll Drink to That” has become an invaluable archive for those interested in some of the great characters and personalities in wine.

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Sources: White House is asking for more than just a border wall

A key reason why the White House has not agreed to a deal that would reopen the federal government is that West Wing officials are insisting on nearly all of their demands for clamping down on the nation's immigration system, sources inside the White House and Capitol Hill said.

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'This Is Us' star keeps making history

This is Sterling K. Brown notching some firsts.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus misses SAG Awards amid cancer battle, still makes history

Julia Louis-Dreyfus sat out Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she' still celebrating.

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Editorial: New Directory to Lawmakers: The Court Calendar

This year has been a “scandal-palooza” of criminal cases against lawmakers and officials in Albany.

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After #OscarsSoWhite, Hispanics Seek Their Hollywood Moment

The last time a Hispanic actor was nominated for an Academy Award was 2012 and, according to a study, only 3 percent of speaking characters in films are Latino.

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Sunshine Cinema, a Beloved Manhattan Theater, Goes Dark

Built over a century ago, the building on the Lower East Side of Manhattan was home to two churches, Yiddish vaudeville and movie classics.

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Venezuela’s Most-Wanted Rebel Shared His Story, Just Before Death

Óscar Pérez, the policeman who commandeered a helicopter and called on Venezuelans to rise up, spoke with The Times in the days and hours before he was killed.

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Planned Parenthood boss tells white women to 'do better'

The president of Planned Parenthood called on white women to do more to "save this country from itself," crediting women of color with many of the recent political victories.

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Snowboarding: White sees himself as favorite in Pyeongchang

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, Calif (Reuters) - After recovering from a training crash which left him needing 62 stitches, American snowboarder Shaun White is backing himself to win the halfpipe gold in Pyeongchang next month even though he will be facing off against rivals who grew up idolizing him.

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Streaming: The Hidden Gems of 2017 Movies Are on ... Netflix?

In the off-season for new releases, why not explore the shadowy corners of your streaming services?

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WH budget director: 'Kind of cool' to be in charge of a shutdown

As the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney has been tasked with negotiating a deal with congressional leaders to fund the government and end the shutdown that began on Friday midnight.

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Recipe for Ruckus in India: A Queen’s Honor, a New Film and Politics

Hindu extremists smashed up the film set, pulled the director’s hair and threatened to behead the lead actress. “Padmaavat,” the most potentially explosive Indian film in years, opens Thursday.

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Senior White House official doubtful a deal will happen today

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Nicolle Wallace’s Road From the White House to 30 Rock

How a former aide to George W. Bush and campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run has became a somewhat unlikely TV star at MSNBC.

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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticks toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

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Schumer, Trump meet at White House as government shutdown nears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a spending bill.

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White House: We're preparing for 'Schumer shutdown'

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says the White House is preparing for a government shutdown and is waiting for Congress to pass a funding bill.

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Analysis: Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal?

Donald Trump's personal lawyer formed a private company just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star's silence about her alleged 2006 relationship with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Lowe's nominates directors after 'constructive' talks with D.E. Shaw

(Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc said it has nominated two independent board members and plans to add a third following "constructive" talks with hedge fund D.E. Shaw Group, which has taken an activist stake, sending shares up 3 percent on Friday.

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UPDATE 3-Lowe's nominates directors after 'constructive' talks with D.E. Shaw

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc said it has nominated two independent board members and plans to add a third following "constructive" talks with hedge fund D.E. Shaw Group, which has taken an activist stake, sending shares up 3 percent on Friday.

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Fired FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

(Reuters) - James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

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It’s Time to Take a Serious Look at Michael Stuhlbarg

The supporting actor had a breakout year with turns in “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Shape of Water” and “The Post.” Will the academy remember?

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Former FBI Director James Comey to teach ethical leadership class

Former FBI Director James Comey will teach a course on ethical leadership at William and Mary beginning in the fall, according to an article on the Virginia college's website.

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BRIEF-Penn Virginia Announces Retirement Of Executive Chairman And Appointment Of New Members Of The Board Of Directors

* PENN VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Lowe's names two directors after talks with activist investor

(Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc said on Friday it added two board members, a week after reports that hedge fund D.E. Shaw & Co had built an active stake in the home improvement chain, sending its shares up 2 percent.

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Critic’s Notebook: ‘Proud Mary’ has a ‘Proud Mary’ Problem

Movies misuse music all the time. The Taraji P. Henson vehicle “Proud Mary” misuses it hilariously.

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Stansfield Turner, C.I.A. Director Who Confronted Communism Under Carter, Dies at 94

Mr. Turner, who led the Central Intelligence Agency under President Jimmy Carter, started small covert actions that grew into some of the biggest battles of the Cold War.

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Ex-CIA Director Stansfield Turner dead at 94; served under Carter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stansfield Turner, a Navy admiral and Rhodes Scholar who was Director of Central Intelligence under President Jimmy Carter, died on Jan. 18 at home in Seattle, Washington. He was 94.

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Review: '12 Strong' tells by-the-numbers war story

Since "American Sniper," Hollywood has been searching for another breakthrough war story, with decidedly mixed results. "12 Strong," a harrowing fact-based tale of heroism set in the immediate wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, would appear to have the right armament, but this by-the-numbers movie ultimately falls short of completing that mission.

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Nestle nominates three board directors to help advance strategy

LONDON (Reuters) - Nestle proposed three new independent directors to its board on Thursday, as the world's largest food company seeks to accelerate its transformation into a health-conscious company.

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BRIEF-Nestlé Nominates Three New Independent Directors To Board

* BOARD ALSO PROPOSES INDIVIDUAL RE-ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND OTHER CURRENT MEMBERS OF BOARD

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Review: ‘12 Strong’ Believes in the Brotherhood of Battle

Chris Hemsworth stars in this action movie about a Special Forces team on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan right after Sept. 11.

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Why Are We Ashamed to Call ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ Horror Films?

Jump scares and monsters: Those are the hallmarks of seminal horror, and the label should be a badge of honor, not something to shun at awards time.

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BRIEF-Storyful Says Mandy Jenkins Has Assumed Role Of Editor In Chief

* STORYFUL SAYS MANDY JENKINS HAS ASSUMED ROLE OF EDITOR IN CHIEF Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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On Photography: Joel Meyerowitz’s Career Is a Minihistory of Photography

Five photographs reveal the evolution of a master street photographer.

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Does ‘Three Billboards’ Say Anything About America? Well …

The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.

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UPDATE 1-Shell oil heist: the story so far

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Singapore authorities say they have uncovered a complex, cross-border scheme to steal large quantities of oil from Shell's biggest refinery.

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BRIEF-Mellanox confirms receipt of director nominations from Starboard Value

* MELLANOX CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS FROM STARBOARD VALUE

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Actress linked to Trump told story in 2011

Some media outlets shelved a story that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump before the 2016 election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

White supremacists were responsible for the majority of extremist killings in 2017 compared to other groups, according to a newly released report by the Anti-Defamation League.

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White House did not tell Bannon to invoke executive privilege: Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly told Fox News on Wednesday the White House did not tell former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon to invoke executive privilege in closed testimony before Congress on its probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Not Fully Informed’

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

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History shows that a government shutdown would have severe consequences for the party in control

If House Republicans can't find a way to wrangle their always-fractious conference to support legislation that would avoid a government shutdown by Friday night, they are likely to bear the brunt of the blame for the closure and pay a serious political price as well.

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White House chief of staff tells Democrats he worked to change the President's stance on immigration

White House chief of staff John Kelly, in talking about the wall and immigration, told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of President Donald Trump's positions as a candidate were uninformed, sources told CNN.

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White House backs short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threw its support on Wednesday behind a Republican proposal to pass a stopgap bill that would fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 and avert a shutdown, dealing a blow to Democrats who want such a measure to include immigration protections.

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REFILE-Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors - WSJ

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the board of CBS Corp as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

(Reuters) - Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the board of CBS Corp as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Congress should consult on confidential inquiries in Russia probes: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress should consult with the White House whenever it seeks confidential information that may be covered by executive privilege, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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White House says it supports short-term government funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it supports a short-term bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown, even though its first preference would have been for a long-term deal.

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WHITE HOUSE: Flake is criticizing Trump for attention

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responds to the speech Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gave on President Trump's treatment of the press, saying the Senator is looking for attention.

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Sundance Film Festival: 5 Movies to Watch

The festival starts Thursday. Here’s a look at five films we’re excited about.

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BRIEF-Sprint Says ‍Appointed Michel Combes As New Director - SEC Filing​

* SPRINT - ‍APPOINTED CFO MICHEL COMBES AS A NEW DIRECTOR - SEC FILING​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BbFLWO) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Vale could be 'natural' owner for Samarco, in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale is in talks with Anglo American BHP Billiton Plc on options for their joint venture Samarco, and it may be easier for Vale to resolve that miner's problems as sole owner, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

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Vale could be a 'natural' owner for Samarco; in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Miner Vale SA is in talks with BHP Billiton Plc on options for their Brazilian joint venture Samarco, and Vale could be a 'natural' owner of the project, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Carlyle Group Says Wanlin Liu Has Joined The Carlyle Asia Private Equity Team As Managing Director

* THE CARLYLE GROUP SAYS WANLIN LIU HAS JOINED THE CARLYLE ASIA PRIVATE EQUITY TEAM AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

White played 10 seasons for the Celtics and helped lead the team to N.B.A. championships in 1974 and 1976.

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Schiff: White House imposed gag order on Bannon

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says the White House placed a "gag order" on Steve Bannon during his meeting with the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russia investigation.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

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Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Therapeutics Announces Director Resignation

* ‍DOUG BANZET HAS RESIGNED FROM COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story

Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.

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Fox News shelved Stormy Daniels-Trump story before election

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Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Bipartisan immigration plan fell short on border security: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan immigration proposal presented to President Donald Trump last week failed to adequately address his priorities, particularly in its level of funding for border security, the White House said on Tuesday.

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History suggests Trump avoiding interview with Mueller is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop him, if history is any guide. Past presidents' legal teams have always lost when they tried to avoid testifying or turning over documents in criminal investigations.

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President asked the White House doctor for a cognitive exam after speculation about Trump's mental fitness

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in "excellent health," provided more details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday.

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White House doctor says Trump in 'excellent' overall health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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White House doctor considered a variety of cognitive tests

Dr. Ronny Jackson, who examined President Trump, says he did not think the President needed a cognitive exam but gave him one at Trump's request.

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CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.

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Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 billion

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle has agreed to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italy's Ferrero for $2.8 billion, it said on Tuesday, marking CEO Mark Schneider's first big sale and a small step on its path towards healthier products.

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UPDATE 2-Health-conscious Nestle sells U.S. candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bln

* Deal is Ferrero's third North American deal in a year (Adds background, bullets)

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Graham blasts White House staff over immigration fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."

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Acosta: White House officials blocked questions

CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.

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Britain investigates Carillion directors after collapse

LONDON/CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Britain ordered a fast-track inquiry into the role played by Carillion's directors in the failure of the construction and services group, as some of its thousands of small suppliers started to lay off workers on Tuesday.

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'Assassination of Gianni Versace' ably wears 'Crime Story' mantle

"American Crime Story" faced a daunting challenge in following up the compulsive appeal of "The People v. O.J. Simpson." The result, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," carves out its own distinctive approach to another high-profile, salacious murder without, perhaps inevitably, wearing the mantle quite as well.

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See moment car goes flying into second-story office

Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after crashing into the second floor of a dentist's office in Santa Ana, California.

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BRIEF-Susan Nestegard Named To Allete Inc Board Of Directors

* ALLETE INC - SUSAN NESTEGARD'S APPOINTMENT BRINGS BOARD TO 12 MEMBERS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Timothée Chalamet Promises Salary From Woody Allen Film to Charity

The money will go to groups fighting sexual abuse and harassment. The actor is one in a series of Hollywood figures distancing themselves from the director.

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Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

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Tiffany Haddish's viral story nabs her a Groupon gig

Going viral has landed actress Tiffany Haddish a new gig.

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Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides' tragedy "Iphigenia", using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven...

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BRIEF-Imex Systems Announces Director Resignation

* IMEX SYSTEMS INC. ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR RESIGNATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.

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History of government shutdowns in 1 chart

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Trump in 'excellent health,' White House doctor says after exam

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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Review: In ‘Proud Mary,’ Taraji P. Henson Is a Hit Woman With a Soft Spot

Babak Najafi directed this action thriller that aims to carry on the tradition of films like “Foxy Brown.” Danny Glover also stars.

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Increases Number Of Directors On Its Board To 14

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ON JAN 10, 2018, BOARD INCREASED NUMBER OF DIRECTORS CONSTITUTING THE BOARD FROM 13 TO 14 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2qXSfl4] Further company coverage:

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A Picture and its Story: Syrian pulled from rubble mourns 'martyred' young son

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria (Reuters) - His brow dripping with blood and his skin caked with brick dust, Abu Abdallah was pulled out from under the rubble of his house near Damascus after it was blown up in an air raid.

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You can't tell the story of the US without telling the story of Haiti

You can't mention Haiti's struggles without explaining its complicated relationship with the US.

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White House praises China reduction in North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House praised China's moves to reduce its trade with North Korea on Friday, saying it will help the U.S.-led effort to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

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BRIEF-Berry Global Announces Board Of Directors Leadership Change

* BERRY GLOBAL ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS LEADERSHIP CHANGE

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The complicated gender history of pink

When you think about the color pink, you are probably conjuring up images of little girls in pink dresses, with pink toys like Barbie or a Disney princess in a pretty gown.

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Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg.

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Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes

Mr. Franco’s victory on Sunday became a flash point for women who came forward to say Mr. Franco sexually exploited them or behaved inappropriately.

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White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.

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Melania Trump Hires Policy Director Amid Scrutiny From New Book

For months, Mrs. Trump’s East Wing had undergone a search for a policy director who could advance an agenda that has been broadly defined as helping children.

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Directors take us inside the CNN Film 'Trophy'

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FBI director on FISA: 'I cannot stress how vital that is'

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

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Review: ‘The Commuter’ Has Panic, Paranoia and Punches. Liam Neeson Too.

Our favorite angry-dad action hero gets back to work in Jaume Collet-Serra’s latest film.

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Purge of Kevin Spacey Gives ‘All the Money in the World’ a Pay Problem

Mark Wahlberg received $1.5 million for reshoots of the kidnapping drama after it cut out the disgraced Spacey. Michelle Williams got just a small per diem.

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Police stand guard outside class on 'white racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing

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An Ending for a Love Story

Kenneth and Peter were together for 59 years, a rarity in their world. And when Peter died, Kenneth was ready for that last Champagne and caviar.

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White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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U.S. concerned by Iran crackdown, 'will not remain silent': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned by reports that Iran has imprisoned thousands of its citizens and tortured or killed some of them in detention, the White House said on Wednesday.

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White House corrects DACA meeting transcript

The White House issued an updated transcript from President Trump's immigration meeting after it initially excluded a line in which the President appeared to agree with a clean bill to protect Dreamers.

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Review: In ‘The Insult,’ the Dispute Is Personal. And Political.

Lebanon’s energetic Oscar entry is the story of a quarrel that escalates into greater conflict.

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Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea, that the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said on Wednesday.

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Teva Pharm directors cut their salaries in half: board member

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The board of directors at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries , which is reducing its workforce by more than a quarter as part of a global overhaul, has taken a 50 percent pay cut, a board member said on Wednesday.

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Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life

The tirelessly acidic film critic recalls when screens were silver, not small; when actors were stars, not celebrities; and when written opinion wasn’t free.

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Review: Excellence Pursued in ‘Paddington 2’

A neighborly bear makes for an adorable sequel.

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BRIEF-Grubhub and White Castle Announce Partnership

* GRUBHUB - ‍ CO, WHITE CASTLE ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL OFFER DELIVERY FROM CASTLES ACROSS COUNTRY, IN MARKETS WHERE BOTH BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE​

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Teva Pharm directors cut their salaries in half -board member

JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The board of directors at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries , which is reducing its workforce by more than a quarter as part of a global overhaul, has taken a 50 percent pay cut, a board member said on Wednesday.

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Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial voter fraud panel made no early findings and will not give the Department of Homeland Security any voter data it received, the White House's top technology official said.

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BRIEF-Sabrina Johnson Joins Aethlon Medical's Board Of Directors

* SABRINA MARTUCCI JOHNSON JOINS AETHLON MEDICAL'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Stars Group Appoints Observer To Board Of Directors

* THE STARS GROUP APPOINTS OBSERVER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH MR. TANG HAO

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‘Outrageous,’ White House Says of DACA Ruling, as Trump Calls Court System ‘Broken’

Republicans and Democrats are in the middle of a legislative battle over the program created by President Barack Obama, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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White confident of legacy regardless of Pyeongchang result

LONDON (Reuters) - There are very few winter Olympians who have transcended their sport quite like the pioneering American Shaun White, a two-time halfpipe gold medal winner widely regarded as the greatest competitive snowboarder in history.

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Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

In the movie, “I, Tonya,” the disgraced figure skater looks back on the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story.

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

Editorial Observer: Monuments to White Supremacy

Tennessee lawmakers can no longer plausibly deny racist origins of the Confederate monument movement.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Greta Gerwig, Aaron Sorkin: Hollywood Must Change

She says she wouldn’t work with Woody Allen again. He says Donald Trump is bad TV.

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Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev at White House on January 16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Jan. 16, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Dave & Buster's Entertainment Director Kevin Sheehan Buys 10,000 Shares Of Co's Common Stock On Jan 8

* DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR KEVIN SHEEHAN REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 10,000 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 8 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CJwGWG) Further company coverage:

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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

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

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Trump to attend Davos economic forum: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month, his chief spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

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Jeff Bezos is the richest person in history

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The Conversation: The Very Stable Genius in the Very Stable White House

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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For Your Reconsideration: Supporting Whom, Exactly?

Lead film performances demoted so as not to split the vote (we’re looking at you, Armie Hammer) take away spots from worthy pros like Rob Morgan in “Mudbound.”

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis nytimes.com

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Thousands of Nigerians are being returned from Libya after failing to make it to Europe. What will they do now?

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Engineers allege Google discriminates against white men and conservatives

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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing about gender differences, accused the company of workplace discrimination in a lawsuit.

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Met Museum needs to live up to its history & public

For the first time in 48 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will begin charging some of its visitors a fixed and mandatory admission fee. Starting March 1, anyone visiting the museum from outside New York state will have to pay to enter the Met's hallowed halls: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students -- except those studying in Connecticut or New Jersey, who will still be covered by the museum's current pay-what-you-wish policy. New Yorkers who show proof of residence will also be able to continue paying what they like.

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Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Jan. 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday, embarking on a tour originally planned for last month after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey fans urge White House run after #MeToo speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey fans lit up Twitter on Monday with calls for her to run for U.S. president after the entertainment star gave an inspiring "new day" speech at an awards show in support of those who have exposed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond.

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How Trump became 'the white affirmative action president'

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

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BRIEF-Wayfair Appoints Jeffrey Naylor To Board Of Directors

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Appoints New Directors To Its Board

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Thai king orders history-themed festival paying homage to past monarchs

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered a history-themed festival for the public, a government spokesman said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian nation emerges from a year of mourning for his revered father.

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Stars transformed the red carpet. Shows featuring women won awards. Then Oprah made history.

The Golden Globes delivered a powerful, concerted message about and from women, addressing sexual harassment and gender inequity. Yet they also highlighted the at-times awkward challenge of tackling such sobering issues within an award-show format.

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In possible boon for White House, Fed ready to lay low as tax plan kicks in

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump's tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause an immediate disruption that would require a central bank response, as some analysts have warned.

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White House sends mixed messages on infrastructure

President Donald Trump and his top economic adviser appear to have different views about the use of public-private partnerships for building projects, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

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Trump, Macron discuss North Korea, Iran: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Saturday, the White House said on Sunday, and Trump provided Macron with an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula and the two discussed demonstrations in Iran.

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Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Russian government has launched a sophisticated campaign to influence Mexico's 2018 presidential election and stir up division, a senior White House official said in a video clip published by Mexican newspaper Reforma.

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CIA director defends Trump's mental abilities

CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's mental abilities in the wake of a book claiming Trump does not read or properly process information presented to him.

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Norway's Bjoergen eyeing medal history in Pyeongchang

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Four years after equalling the record for the number of Olympic medals won by a woman, 37-year-old cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen will be aiming to make that accolade her own in Pyeongchang as she leads the Norwegian medal charge.

Two Thousand Seventeen nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

Here’s what’s more important than a Trump tweet.

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Mega Millions numbers drawn for fourth largest jackpot in game's history

(Reuters) - Mega Millions numbers were drawn on Friday for estimated an $450 million jackpot, the fourth largest jackpot prize in the game's history, according to the California Lottery.

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Pixar's 'Coco' strikes a chord in Mexico guitar town

PARACHO, Mexico, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Pixar's hit film "Coco" has struck all the right notes in the tiny Mexican hamlet of Paracho, home to the traditional Mexican guitar made famous in the movie.

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Director Paul Haggis denies sexual misconduct accusations

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

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White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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Trump spoke by phone to Mitt Romney, White House official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a White House official said on Friday, as Romney girds for a potential run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

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Democrat: Fire White House lawyer over Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top House Democrat called for the immediate dismissal of White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday after a report that President Donald Trump asked McGahn to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian election meddling.

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The Bright (and Dark) Side of Roger Deakins

The cinematographer Roger Deakins has been nominated 13 times for an Oscar, but has never won. Here's why he should.

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For Trump, image is everything. A new exposé on the White House is likely painful for the President.

Nothing means more to Donald Trump than his image.

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Book: Trump insisted on false story about Trump Tower meeting

President Donald Trump insisted that a 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about adoption policy -- after knowledge of the meeting had become public -- despite the likelihood reporters already had evidence demonstrating the meeting had been arranged to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton, a new book about the Trump presidency says.

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White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline

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

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Toronto Theater Director Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Albert Schultz has left his post as artistic director of the acclaimed Soulpepper Theater Company after four women accused him of improper behavior.

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Trump ordered White House counsel to press Sessions to lead Russia probe, but he failed, NYT reports

Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department's Russia probe, The New York Times reported Thursday.

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Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

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History Lessons: First jobs of famous historians

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Historians study the beginnings of things, even their first work experiences. For the latest in Reuters’ “First Jobs” series, we talked to a few prominent historians about their...

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German TV director denies sexual harassment allegations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German TV director Dieter Wedel has denied accusations of sexual harassment and assault in Germany's first such case since a scandal involving Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein unleashed a global wave of abuse allegations in the entertainment and media worlds.

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'The Chi' deftly brews up South Side story

Absorbing and organic from practically the get-go, "The Chi" will inevitably draw comparisons to "The Wire," the definitive drama about the perils of inner-city life. Yet this richly detailed look at intersecting paths, cutting across generations, quickly carves its own niche, one where tragedy begets tragedy, and vengeance comes with consequences.

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Daniel Kaluuya Isn’t Waiting for Your Approval

The breakout star of “Get Out” says he can relate to his character: “Being young, working class and black, everything you do is policed.”

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Review: ‘In Between’ Tells of Three Women Fighting Patriarchy in Tel Aviv

Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature is a timely, warm and energetic celebration of friendship.

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World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.

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Trump breaks with Bannon, says former White House aide 'lost his mind'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday as having "lost his mind" in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. in excerpts from a new book.

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Baseball: World Series champion Astros to visit White House

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros will visit the White House to be honored by United States president Donald Trump, a team staff member told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday.

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CBS News fires political director amid allegations of 'inappropriate behavior'

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Anderson Cooper questions White House's line of attack

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions the White House's line of attack on Steve Bannon, whom White House press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says did not wield influence, despite his official title as "Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President."

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White House defends Trump's nuclear taunting

President Donald Trump's escalated statements against North Korea have revived questions in Washington about the President's authority to approve the use of nuclear weapons. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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White House officials feared Bannon would do this

The war that erupted between the White House and Steve Bannon Wednesday is one many people inside the West Wing feared would happen after the former chief strategist was pushed out of the administration several months ago.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

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White House responds to Bannon claims

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump was "furious and disgusted" by the claims made by Steve Bannon in a new book.

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Hollywood on the Brink

Will the industry learn from this moment of reckoning or will it be business as usual? Our chief critics see small signs of hope.

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The Carpetbagger: Tiffany Haddish on Nasty Men, Her ‘S.N.L.’ Feat and ‘Girls Trip’

For the comic, who’s being honored by the New York Film Critics Circle, 2017 was a breakthrough year. Her reaction? “Finally it is happening to me.”

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks on Power and the #MeToo Moment

In a wide-ranging conversation, the stars discuss President Trump, the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein case and why they hadn’t worked together until “The Post.”

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BRIEF-PRA Group Announces Changes To Board Of Directors

* PRA GROUP INC - ‍MARJORIE (MARGE) CONNELLY WAS APPOINTED TO COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House defends Trump's golfing

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's golf outings, saying he has improved relationships with congressmen while on the course.

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Analysis: Why a Scaramucci return to the White House would make perfect sense

At first blush, the idea of Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the wild and crazy 10-day stint as White House communications director -- returning to the Trump orbit in Washington seems, well, insane.

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Critic’s Notebook: At City Ballet, History Is About to Change. How?

Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?

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BRIEF-Aerie Pharmaceuticals Appoints Julia Williams As Director Of Medical Affairs

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Teterboro Airport: Steeped in Glamour, History and Noise

The New Jersey airport, once a source of pride for the region, has recently fallen out of favor among neighbors who call it dangerous and noisy. Its loyalists say it is an underappreciated gem.

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Woman without headscarf waves white shawl

A woman without her headscarf waves a white shawl in what appears to be part of a social media campaign protesting an Iranian law that requires women to wear hijabs.

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Polish group aims for history by winter scaling of world's second highest peak

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A group of Polish mountaineers set off for northern Pakistan on Sunday to start an attempt to be the first to scale K2, the world's second highest peak, in wintertime.

Prison Escapes nytimes.com

Why an Upstate Prisoner With a History of Escape Foiled His Latest

He cooked up an ingenious scheme to break out of prison. So he tried to make a deal. But it wasn’t just any plan. And he wasn’t just any inmate.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

About New York: In the Bronx, History Repeats Itself With Deadly Force

At the site of a deadly fire from a decade ago, a rebuilt home disguises the terrible loss of 10 people, nine of them children, but a mother remembers.

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The inside story of North Korea's smuggling network

A North Korean defector who used to help run Kim Jung Un's vast smuggling network describes how the nation sells its weapons and other banned items on the black market. CNN's Brian Todd reports.