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Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of Britain's armed forces warned.

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Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a senior staffer who recently departed the White House and the only African-American drawing a top salary, said Thursday the "lack of diversity" was a challenge she grappled with.

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Southwest Airlines would use tax savings on planes, share buybacks

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co would use savings from a potential cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate to buy new planes and fund share buybacks, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

Protesters call for an intifada and promise to “shoot the Jews.”

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'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations

ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Crime data in Native American tribal lands 'virtually useless': watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department does not adequately collect or use crime statistics from Native American tribes, a problem that has left the department with stale and "virtually useless" crime data, according to a new internal watchdog report released on Thursday.

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Teresa Elder Joins WideOpenWest As CEO

* WIDEOPENWEST INC- AUTHORIZED A STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM, COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY, TO REPURCHASE AN AGGREGATE OF $50 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK

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By the Book: Jason Segel: By the Book

The actor and co-author of, most recently, “Otherworld” has been reading a lot of plays. “There is such an admirable fearlessness in that world.”

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

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BRIEF-Western Alliance Bancorp Says Ken Vecchione Will Be Promoted To CEO In Q1 2018

* WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION DETAILS TIMING FOR CEO ROLE TRANSITION IN 2018

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BRIEF-General American Investors Announces Actions Taken By Board

* GENERAL AMERICAN INVESTORS COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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U.S. court removes creditor hurdle to a Westinghouse bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge shot down on Wednesday a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company's bankruptcy just days after its parent company Toshiba Corp proposed a restructuring plan.

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Apple is backing up AirPods with American jobs

Apple is investing millions of dollars into products such as AirPods and FaceID that could help fuel job creation in the U.S.

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Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers ...)

Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and terror manage to seep out.

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BRIEF-Plains All American Pipeline Announces Open Season For Permian Basin To Corpus Christi Pipeline

* PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE ANNOUNCES OPEN SEASON FOR PERMIAN BASIN TO CORPUS CHRISTI PIPELINE

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BRIEF-WestJet Reports November Traffic Up 12.1 Percent Year Over Year

* ‍REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (RPMS), OR TRAFFIC, INCREASED 12.1 PER CENT YEAR OVER YEAR IN NOVEMBER​

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The evolution of the American family

Eighty photographs spanning 150 years chronicle the evolution of the American family in a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The concept is explored in its broadest form, from the families we're born in to the ones we've chosen, with a wide range of relationships and structures.

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Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

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Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities

In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest Says Net Proceeds Of Increased Public Offering Will Be About $48.5 Mln

* CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORPORATION PRICES AN INCREASED PUBLIC OFFERING OF $50,000,000 - 5.95% NOTES DUE 2022

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

* Western Digital drops effort to stop the chip sale to Bain group

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Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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BRIEF-The North West Company Q3 Shr C$0.42

* THE NORTH WEST COMPANY INC. ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS AND A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon .

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest Announces Offering Of Notes

* CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORP- TO USE NET PROCEEDS FROM OFFERING TO REPAY OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS UNDER EXISTING CREDIT FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Europe's Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.

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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion

Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, owner of the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey and the shopping center at One World Trade Center, among others.

Layoffs and Job Reductions nytimes.com

DealBook: More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

President Trump hailed Broadcom’s decision to bring its headquarters to the United States, but if its takeover bid for Qualcomm goes through, it may cost jobs.

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BRIEF-‍Bombardier Says Won Rolling Stock And Maintenance Contracts For West Midlands Trains Franchise In UK​

* ‍BOMBARDIER WINS ROLLING STOCK AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR WEST MIDLANDS TRAINS FRANCHISE IN UK​

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France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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UPDATE 4-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

* Westfield owns 35 shopping centres in UK, U.S. (Adds Frank and Peter Lowy comments, analyst comments)

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UPDATE 3-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $24.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

* Westfield owns 35 shopping centres in UK, U.S. (Adds analyst comment, retail background)

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France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $24.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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RPT-Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Australia's Westfield for $24.7 bln including debt

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco SE has agreed to acquire Australian mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Australia's Westfield for $24.7 bln including debt

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco SE has agreed to acquire Australian mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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BRIEF-Toshiba Says Has Not Reached Agreement Now With Western Digital On Ending Legal Dispute

* TOSHIBA SAYS HAS NOT REACHED AGREEMENT NOW WITH WESTERN DIGITAL ON ENDING LEGAL DISPUTE Further company coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

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BRIEF-Skywest Reports Combined November Traffic For Skywest Airlines And Expressjet Airlines

* SKYWEST, INC. REPORTS COMBINED NOVEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC FOR SKYWEST AIRLINES AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES

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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.

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Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

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Austria to drop impending smoking ban, bucking Western trend

VIENNA (Reuters) - While much of the West has barred smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria's impending ban is set to be stubbed out.

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Yankees confirm slugger Stanton as newest Bronx Bomber

(Reuters) - Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is officially a New York Yankee, the Major League Baseball team confirming on Monday they had obtained the reigning National League most valuable player in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System

* PHILLIPS 66 AND ENBRIDGE ANNOUNCE OPEN SEASON FOR WEST TEXAS CRUDE OIL PIPELINE SYSTEM

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BRIEF-American Water Announces 2018 Earnings Guidance

* AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY - ‍INVESTING $7.2 BILLION IN REGULATED INFRASTRUCTURE OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS, AN INCREASE OF $1.3 BILLION OVER 2017 FIVE YEAR PLAN​

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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

Comic Books and Strips nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

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UN chief: 'America first' is 'detrimental to American interests'

President Trump said in his inauguration speech that the slogan "America First" would govern his administration and approach to foreign policy. But UN Secretary-General António Guterres believes that the President's pledge is "detrimental to American interests."

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UN Ambassador Haley cites 'will of American people' on Jerusalem decision

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.

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Anti-Trump protests wane in Jerusalem, West Bank; flare in Beirut

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian protests waned in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip on Sunday while violence flared near the U.S. embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

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Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.

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President says his opponents are 'resisting the will of the American people'

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.

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Venezuela's oil sales to U.S. fell in Nov to lowest level since 2003

HOUSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil exports to the United States fell in November to their lowest level since January 2003, when a strike knocked down the country's output, due to sanctions and a steep production decline, according to Reuters data.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture: Moody's

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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BRIEF-American Airlines Says Brief Technical Glitch With Server Certificate Rectified

* AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS "WE HAD A MINOR TECHNICAL GLITCH WITH ONE OF OUR SERVER CERTIFICATES FOR A BRIEF PERIOD, AND THAT HAS NOW BEEN RECTIFIED" Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-WestRock Sees Fiscal 2018 Revenue Of At Least $16.3 Billion

* REITERATED FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE FOR REVENUE OF AT LEAST $16.3 BILLION, ADJUSTED SEGMENT EBITDA OF MORE THAN $2.8 BILLION

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture -Moody's

Dec 8 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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Americans keep waiting for bigger paychecks

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BRIEF-Westmoreland Resource Partners Appoints Michael Hutchinson As Interim Chief Executive Officer

* WESTMORELAND RESOURCE PARTNERS LP SAYS ON DEC 5, BOARD APPOINTED MICHAEL HUTCHINSON TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2kChp5Y Further company coverage:

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Figure skating: American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled program including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favorite Shoma Uno by half a point.

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin Awarded Contract On The WestConnex M4 Project

* SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC - WESTCONNEX M4 PROJECT WILL COMMENCE IN DECEMBER 2017 & IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week -sources

* Both sides aiming for final agreement by next week -sources

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Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute -sources

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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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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UK criticizes Muslim Brotherhood, defends Western policy

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign secretary Boris Johnson singled out the Muslim Brotherhood and its associates for criticism on Thursday in a speech calling for a renewed western diplomatic push in the Middle East to tackle Islamic extremism.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - NOVEMBER 2017 LOAD FACTOR FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS 85.8 PERCENT, COMPARED WITH 85.1 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER 2016

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.

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Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fans are salivating over the potential of long-awaited legitimacy for the cyptocurrency when futures trading launches this weekend, but experts worry the risks associated with bitcoin's Wild West-like nature could overshadow the debut.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

While some Jewish leaders welcomed recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, many worried that the step would inflame tensions and make peace in the Middle East even harder to achieve.

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BRIEF-Richmond Road Capital And North American Lithium Terminate Qualifying Transaction And Subscription Receipt Financing

* RICHMOND ROAD CAPITAL CORP AND NORTH AMERICAN LITHIUM INC. ANNOUNCE TERMINATION OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION AND SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPT FINANCING

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Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

The jazz impresario’s latest project will offer high-definition streaming of jazz concerts and documentaries.

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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.

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Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

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'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set.

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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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U.S. asks officials to defer travel to Israel, West Bank to December 20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department issued a cable to all its diplomatic posts worldwide on Wednesday asking its officials to defer non-essential travel to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank until Dec. 20 according to a copy of the cable seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto will prevail in Brazil patent dispute, S. American CEO says

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co is confident Brazilian courts will uphold its Intacta RR2 PRO soy seed patent despite a challenge from grain growers in the state of Mato Grosso, the company's chief of South American operations said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-Canada's WestJet to partner with Delta, grow fleet by 2020

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd on Wednesday announced a joint venture with Delta Air Lines to boost trans-border flights and said it expects to nearly double the number of aircraft owned by the carrier by 2020 as it target both cost-conscious passengers and higher-paying customers.

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UPDATE 2-American Eagle expects strong holiday earnings but lower margins

* Shares rise 5 pct but pare gains after margins forecast (Adds executive and analyst comments, updates share price)

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UPDATE 1-American Eagle forecasts strong holiday-quarter earnings

Dec 6 (Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Wednesday forecast strong earnings for the key holiday selling season and delivered third-quarter comparable sales ahead of Wall Street targets, driven by robust demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.

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BRIEF-WestJet Investor Day Provides Targets For 2018-2020

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - IS TARGETING AN ANNUAL OPERATING MARGIN OF BETWEEN 10 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT IN 2018 TO 2020

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U.S. entrepreneur bets on new Silicon Valley in west France

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - When Rob Spiro left San Francisco to settle in France with his wife and kid in 2016, the family chose a mid-sized city on France's west coast over Paris' burgeoning start-up scene.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Media Driving Americans Apart?

Social media gets all the attention for polarization, but TV is doing more than its share.

Urban Areas nytimes.com

What Happened to the American Boomtown?

The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents, in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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Exclusive: Baupost expected to make quick profit in Westinghouse bankruptcy- sources

(Reuters) - Hedge funds led by the Baupost Group LLC are poised to score a $170 million profit in less than three months from a bet tied to Toshiba Corp's bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-American Media Says Dylan Howard Has "Full Support Of AMI And Its Executives"

* AMERICAN MEDIA SAYS DYLAN HOWARD HAS "FULL SUPPORT OF AMI AND ITS EXECUTIVES" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Partners Lp Increases Capacity Of Revolving Credit Facility

* WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP INCREASES CAPACITY OF REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites: officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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UPDATE 1--Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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BRIEF-Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Adds Westpark Capital And Viewtrade Securities To Underwriters To IPO‍​

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc :

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Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line

Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.

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American Nazis post bigoted flyers on SMU campus

The Texas chapter of an American Nazi group says its members were just trying to help stop the opioid epidemic. Their signs tell a very different message.

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in November by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to its lowest since May, a Reuters survey found, pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports, strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declines.

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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

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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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Southwest, Microsoft, Apple could benefit from tax plan - Barron's

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Tax cuts that passed the Senate early on Saturday could bolster the shares of Southwest Airlines , Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet , according to a report in financial publication Barron's.

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Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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Exclusive - Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites: officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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Tillerson says no truth to reports that he is being replaced

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday denied that he was leaving his post to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

Pope Francis, criticized for not using the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, said that using the term “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

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Cyclone batters southwestern India coast killing 14, many missing

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea.

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Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

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American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off and sent the airline scrambling to correct its mistake.

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BRIEF-Mazda North American Reports Total November U.S. Sales Of 21,469 Vehicles, Down 2.6 Pct

* MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN SAYS REPORTED TOTAL NOVEMBER U.S. SALES OF 21,469 VEHICLES, DOWN 2.6 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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10 years after the recession, have Americans recovered?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?

Jeremy Dauber’s “Jewish Comedy” looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

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Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians

New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

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Toshiba, Western Digital nearing deal over chip unit sale dispute: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are close to settling a legal dispute that has threatened to become a major stumbling block in the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion semiconductor unit, media reported.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital nearing deal over chip unit sale dispute - media

* Toshiba's shares up 1.8 pct (Recasts with additional report from Jiji news agency)

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BRIEF-Toshiba: Always Open For Settlement With Western Digital, But Nothing Concrete Decided Yet

* ALWAYS OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN DIGITAL, BUT NOTHING CONCRETE DECIDED YET Further company coverage: (Reporting by Sam Nussey)

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are said to be close to settling their legal dispute, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute - Bloomberg

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are said to be close to settling their legal dispute, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Toshiba Near Resolution To Dispute With Western Digital - Bloomberg, Citing Sources

* TOSHIBA NEAR RESOLUTION TO DISPUTE WITH WESTERN DIGITAL - BLOOMBERG, CITING SOURCES Source text: https://bloom.bg/2ke8GGP Further company coverage:

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Niger approves use of armed American drones: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government of Niger has approved the use of armed American drones, a U.S. official said on Thursday, expanding the U.S. ability to target militants in the region.

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Hundreds of American Air flights still lack pilots in December

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines still has hundreds of flights without pilots assigned to them in December, the company said on Thursday, after a scheduling error gave too many pilots time off.

Detainees nytimes.com

Judge Demands to Know Whether American Detainee Asked for Lawyer

A judge gave the government until 5 p.m. on Thursday to say whether an American held in military custody for more than two months knows his rights.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that their stock prices will...

Malta nytimes.com

Malta, Where the West Was Born

The country has been home to the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Ottomans — which might explain the allure of this Mediterranean gem.

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The Enthusiast: In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining — sociology lesson plus soap opera.

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You can't build the truth on a scaffold of lies

The hilariously inept attack on the Washington Post by an organization run by right-wing prankster James O'Keefe -- his latest in a catalog of failures, falsehoods and fraud -- is a "worst practices" list of things a true news organization should never, ever do.

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

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Israeli settler kills Palestinian in West Bank in what army calls response to rock-throwing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, which Palestinians denied.

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BRIEF-NTN Buzztime Inc Enters Into Amended And Restated Loan And Security Agreement With East West Bank

* NTN BUZZTIME INC - ‍ON NOV 29, CO ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH EAST WEST BANK - SEC FILING​

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West Africa population planners battle to woo Muslim hearts

DAKAR/LIBORE, Niger (Reuters) - Mabingue Ngom, the head of the U.N. Population Fund in West Africa, knows that if he wants to cut birth rates he can't ignore religion.

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

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

Forget Russia for a minute and look where Trump is taking us.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

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Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

Improv Nation (Book) nytimes.com

Nonfiction: In the World of Comedy, Improv May Now Be More Important Than Stand-Up

Sam Wasson’s “Improv Nation” examines one of the most important stories in American popular culture.

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BRIEF-Allied Announces Sale Of Non-Core Assets In Western Canada

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust:

United States Economy nytimes.com

It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

An overhaul championed by President Trump and Republican leaders could reshape health care, education and social services.

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Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new

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Nearly half of Americans oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from 41 percent in October, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

Pilots nytimes.com

American Airlines Error Leaves Thousands of Holiday Flights Without Pilots

The airline is scrambling to fill the scheduling hole, which a pilots’ union estimated would affect more than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31.

Iran nytimes.com

For Westerners Imprisoned in Iran, New Signs of a Deal

A prisoner swap and the repayment of a $500 million debt could free Americans and a Briton jailed on charges of spying and sedition.

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American Airlines doesn't have enough pilots for the holidays

American Airlines said it was "working diligently to address the issue and expect to avoid cancellations this holiday season."

North Korea nytimes.com

The Interpreter: Seven Critical Truths About North Korea

Truth No. 1: North Korea is a nuclear power now. Get used to it. But don’t fear the worst.

domesticNews reuters.com

Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

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Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots -union

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year. (Reporting by Alana Wise, editing by G Crosse)

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

Most past presidents probably wouldn't say anything publicly about the bombshell firing Wednesday morning of NBC's Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior." And, if they did say something, it would be along the lines of "Even the highest profile among us are not and should not be immune from being punished for these sorts of unacceptable behaviors."

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Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.

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Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

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Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, or Its Food

Lizzie Collingham’s “The Taste of Empire” and Erika Rappaport’s “A Thirst for Empire” explore the worldwide influence of Britain’s culinary heritage.

cnn.com

There's a security flaw in Mac's newest OS

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Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.

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Panettone Has Become an Obsession for American Bakers

The Italian holiday bread is revered among serious bread bakers for its extraordinary texture and flavor, but getting it right is a challenge.

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BRIEF-‍American Airlines Says Daily Service To Vancouver Will Begin on May 4, 2018

* PRESS RELEASE - AMERICAN AIRLINES STRENGTHENS SERVICE TO CANADA IN 2018

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BRIEF-‍West Face Confirms Draft Statement of Claim was Provided to Home Capital​

* ‍WEST FACE CAPITAL SAYS REVIEWED PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY HOME CAPITAL AND CONFIRMS A DRAFT STATEMENT OF CLAIM WAS PROVIDED TO HOME CAPITAL​

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Lots of Healthy Options, but Don’t Forget Dessert!

New cookbooks to make you feel good, along with books of cakes and cookies to make you feel happy. And, for the brave, recipes for not-so-awful offal.

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Analysis: Scaramucci suggests Sanders' loyalty has to be to Trump, not the truth

Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the 10-day stint as White House communications director -- resurfaced Tuesday morning, sitting for an interview with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.

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BRIEF-Westmoreland CEO Kevin Paprzycki Stepping Down

* WESTMORELAND ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES; KEVIN PAPRZYCKI STEPPING DOWN AS CEO

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Muhammad Ali, Beginning to End for the First Time in a Book

Jonathan Eig’s “Ali: A Life” is the first major biography to include the fighter’s final years, Parkinson’s and all.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Media Memo: Trump and Russia Seem to Find Common Foe: The American Press

President Trump criticized CNN International hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia signed a law requiring some American news media outlets to register as foreign agents.

cnn.com

Americans who married into royalty

Meghan Markle is only the latest Yank to marry into a royal family.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2017

The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

cnn.com

Sorry Americans, you still can't call her 'Princess Meghan'

Let's be clear: just because Prince Harry's new fiancée Meghan Markle isn't a princess doesn't mean Americans won't call her "Princess Meghan" until the end of time.

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BRIEF-American Electric Power ‍Seeks Bids For Coal To Its Generating Stations​

* AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY INC- ‍SEEKING BIDS FOR SUPPLY OF COAL TO ONE OR MORE GENERATING STATIONS​

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BNP Paribas to step up cross-selling with U.S. Bank of the West

PARIS (Reuters) - France's biggest bank BNP Paribas said on Monday its corporate and institutional bank (CIB) unit in the United States would extend its mergers and acquisitions services for corporate clients of its U.S. retail unit Bank of the West.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.

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Democratic mega-donor has spent $20 million and calls Trump 'an urgent threat to the American people'

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office."

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Stelter: This is how Trump shades the truth

CNN's Brian Stelter says much of what President Donald Trump says lies somewhere between fact and fiction and looks at how the president is able to blur that line to shade the truth.

environmentNews reuters.com

Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.

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BRIEF-WestJet introduces WestJet Link

* WestJet Airlines Ltd - Introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

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In western Moscow, Putin allies lose an election but cling to power

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 10 weeks after losing a local council election in western Moscow, Vladimir Putin's party is clinging to power there - by fair means or foul.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

An American Spy Base Hidden in Australia’s Outback

The trials of six Christian antiwar protesters have put a spotlight on a facility that the United States would rather keep in the shadows.

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BRIEF-Firm Capital American announces $10 mln non-brokered private placement

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp:

Civilian Casualties nytimes.com

Editorial: Telling the Truth About the Cost of War

As civilian casualties appear to rise, the American military is not acknowledging the extent of the problem.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

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Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organization Interpol said on Thursday.

Theater nytimes.com

‘Junk’ Mines the Milken Era for Truths That Resonate Now

Ayad Akhtar’s play portrays the financial excesses of the 1980s — part of what he calls “a collapse of a collective vision” of America — in ways that evoke unsettling new thoughts.

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UPDATE 1-MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Matthew Westerman, HSBC's co-head of global banking, is leaving the British bank, less than two years after his high-profile arrival from Goldman Sachs.

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Israeli official under fire for comments on American Jews' military service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A top Israeli diplomat was rebuked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for suggesting that American Jews have a poor commitment to service in the U.S. military.

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MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Matthew Westerman, HSBC's co-head of global banking, is leaving the British bank, less than two years after his high-profile arrival from Goldman Sachs.

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HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves bank

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - One of HSBC's most senior investment bankers, Matthew Westerman, is leaving the bank immediately, an internal memo seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.