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U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Tax Bill That Inequality Created

The tax bill is a consequence of a fraction of the population taking control of the nation’s wealth and, with it, the nation’s political power.

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NEWSMAKER-South Africa's nearly man Ramaphosa may lead country at last

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The nearly man of South African politics, Cyril Ramaphosa, is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for years.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

The president is showing how to take a vexing problem and make it harder.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

A Last Push for Obamacare Sign-ups — and Worries About Who Got Hurt

Blacks and Hispanics saw the biggest gains under the Affordable Care Act. They’re also likely to be most affected by cuts to this year’s enrollment period, which ended Friday.

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U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , the two sides said in a court filing on Friday.

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'The Last Jedi' cruises toward $200 million domestic debut

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

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First night for 'The Last Jedi' trails just 1 film

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' opens with $45 mln at domestic theaters

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15 (Reuters) - New movie "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" brought in $45 million on its opening night on Thursday at U.S. and Canadian theaters as fans rushed to see the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

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It's the last day to sign up for Obamacare

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BRIEF-Formosa Plastics sells stake in Micron Technology for $86.9 mln

* Says it sells 2 million shares in Micron Technology Inc for $86.9 million

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: Who Will Judge the Judge?

Judge Alex Kozinski has been sexually harassing his female clerks and other employees for years.

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Wall Street climbs as tax reform enters last lap

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks climbed higher on Thursday, boosted by gains in technology and banking shares and aided by news that the Republicans' tax code overhaul should face final votes in Congress before the year-end.

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BRIEF-Amicus Therapeutics Submits New Drug Application To U.S. FDA For Migalastat

* AMICUS THERAPEUTICS SUBMITS NEW DRUG APPLICATION TO U.S. FDA FOR MIGALASTAT FOR TREATMENT OF FABRY DISEASE

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Iraq hangs 38 Sunni militants in mass execution: justice ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq hanged 38 Sunni Muslim militants on Thursday after they were sentenced to death on terrorism charges, the justice ministry said in a statement.

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Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas

Progressive activists met with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, in a bid to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

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RPT-Austria gas blast exposes Italy weak link

MILAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A deadly gas explosion in Austria has exposed a weak link in European energy security -- in neighbouring Italy.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Editorial: The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow

As vital as military spending is, that doesn’t justify waste or robbing from other important programs.

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Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems

(Reuters Health) - Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests.

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Senior justice official dismisses Republican charges of bias in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday dismissed Republican lawmakers' charges that attorneys and agents investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election are biased against President Donald Trump.

National Anthems nytimes.com

On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?

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Marine's last letter before he hit an IED

Six days before his vehicle was hit by an IED in Afghanistan, Marine lieutenant Karl Kurbikoff wrote his pregnant wife this letter.

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Austria gas blast exposes Italy weak link

MILAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A deadly gas explosion in Austria has exposed a weak link in European energy security -- in neighbouring Italy.

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Justice official downplays Republican criticism of Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday downplayed Republican lawmakers' concerns that attorneys and agents investigating Russian alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election might be biased against President Donald Trump.

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Woman blasts ex-NFL Network hiring head

A female television sports reporter and host has shared her story following the news of NFL Network and ESPN suspending five former football players who are accused of sexual harassment while they worked for NFL Network.

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UPDATE 3-Gas supply from Austrian gas hub back to normal after deadly blast

* Cause of explosion investigated by two commissions (Adds statement on potential damage, Kremlin, details on killed person)

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Text Messages in Hand, Republicans Plan to Accuse Justice Department of Bias

A chorus of Republicans, including some party mainstays, are questioning the impartiality of the Justice Department and F.B.I. to discredit the Trump investigation.

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'The Last Jedi' seeks balance in a 'Star Wars' galaxy in tumult

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Light faces dark, old faces new and there's a struggle to find a balance in the Force when "Star Wars" returns with "The Last Jedi," the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional adventure.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

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

Editorial: Fox News v. Robert Mueller

The propaganda machine has kicked into high gear, and has a single goal: convincing President Trump to fire the special counsel.

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Royals join 'The Last Jedi' cast

Prince William and Prince Harry walked the red carpet at the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

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INEOS says Forties pipeline outage to last at least 2 weeks

** Ineos says in email to customers it expects the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea to last "no less than two", possibly up to four weeks

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' mostly finds its force with critics

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga begins hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017.

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'Last Jedi' tickets have outsold any other movie on Fandango this year

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' falls short of sky-high hopes

If expectations for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" were inordinately (and perhaps unfairly) high, thank "The Force Awakens," which had a huge donut hole in the shape of Luke Skywalker at its center. Yet even with Luke integrated into the story, the film feels like a significant letdown, one that does far less than its predecessor to stoke enthusiasm for the next leg in the trilogy.

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Senator blasts Trump as 'misogynist' and 'liar'

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) calls Donald Trump a "misogynist" and "liar," saying the President should resign.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Really Good! Here’s Our Review.

With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.

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Two dead in Gaza blast, Israeli military denies it carried out an attack

GAZA (Reuters) - Two Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants riding on a motorcycle in Gaza were killed in an explosion on Tuesday, health officials said. Israel's military denied accounts by local residents that they were killed in an air strike.

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

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

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

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Moore and Jones hold last rallies before vote

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Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

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

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

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

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

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

Terrorism nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

Transit Systems nytimes.com

Transit Hub Blast in New York Disrupts Morning Commute

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

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

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

Taj Mahal nytimes.com

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records

Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.

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

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

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

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

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Trump blasts San Francisco murder acquittal, 'Dreamer' effort

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.

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

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Justice Dept. Investigating Fetal Tissue Transfers by Planned Parenthood and Others

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department requested documents indicating it is picking up the fetal tissue issue that Congress started last year.

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

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Hear Supreme Court cakeshop arguments

The case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission brought up the question of artistic expression and civil rights.

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

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

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

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

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CVS expects Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

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

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

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

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

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

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Polish lower house of parliament approves Supreme Court overhaul

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament approved changes to the country's Supreme Court on Friday, a key part of a planned judiciary overhaul criticized by the European Union as contrary to democratic standards.

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The last hours of Yemen's Saleh

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

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U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice asked on Thursday for documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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U.S. Department of Justice seeks documents on fetal tissue transfers

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter on Thursday, seen by Reuters, seeking documents related to a Senate committee's report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

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Justice Dept. investigating use of fetal tissue

The Justice Department is looking into Planned Parenthood's practices related to human fetal tissue, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

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Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

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

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

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U.S. Justice Department taps prosecutor to oversee asset forfeiture program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has tapped a North Carolina-based prosecutor for a new role designed to provide more checks and balances to its civil asset forfeiture program, following criticism of its abuse by the police.

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EU to intervene in Microsoft's U.S. Supreme Court data protection case

BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice's appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Ireland.

Prison Guards and Corrections Officers nytimes.com

Editorial: Holding Prison Guards Accountable

New York State’s corrections officers are too often protected from punishment, even for brutal attacks on prisoners.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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‘The Last Jedi’: Who’s Fighting Whom and Why?

If the good guys won at the end of "Return of the Jedi," why is everyone shooting lasers at each other again?

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Justice Department seeks warrant to seize ancient ring trafficked by ISIS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it is seeking a warrant so it can seize an ancient ring believed to be trafficked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant organization also known as "ISIS."

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More than 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

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

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Analysis: If Trump is in legal peril, it's the obstruction of justice charge that matters

How much legal peril is President Donald Trump actually in? That's the $1 million question as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion between the foreign power and Trump's presidential team. Trump lawyer John Dowd threw a grenade into that thicket of legal issues earlier this week when he asserted that the President simply cannot obstruct justice.

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Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Does President Trump Want to Negotiate Middle East Peace?

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is almost certain to anger the Palestinians and most Arab nations.

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Justice seems torn on wedding cake case

Justice Kennedy could be the swing vote in the Supreme Court case taking up the dispute of a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Going National With Concealed Guns

Concealed-carry reciprocity is a threat to law and order.

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Justice Kennedy's legacy at play again

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, poised to cast the deciding vote in a case involving a Christian baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, wants to preserve the gains of his 2015 decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage.

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

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

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U.S. Justice Department considers possible 'bump stocks' ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, the attachments that make semiautomatic rifles fire faster and were used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas in October.

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U.S. Justice Department, ATF to decide if bump stocks are prohibited

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said on Tuesday they are considering a possible ban on certain bump stocks, used in Las Vegas in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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Doug Jones blasts 'men who hurt girls'

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

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Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was unduly biased against religion.

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U.S. justices pose tough questions about baker's refusal to make gay wedding cake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

The Supreme Court will take up one of the most momentous cases of the term on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage because he believes that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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Austria's supreme court paves way for same-sex marriage from 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Justices Return to Culture Wars in Wedding Cake Case

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown.

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Supreme Court weighs baker's refusal to make cake for gay couple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments in a major case on whether certain businesses can refuse service to gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds in a dispute involving a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.

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Steelers sink Bengals on last-second field goal

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

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Senator: 'Credible case' for obstruction of justice against Trump

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that President Donald Trump's tweet over the weekend saying he fired former national security adviser Michael Flynn because he lied to the FBI is "very powerful evidence of obstruction of justice."

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Uber loses bid to appeal driver case to UK Supreme Court

(Reuters) - Uber's request to appeal a workers' rights decision to the UK Supreme Court was rejected, according to drivers' union Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB).

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

Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

Also: Why lie if you’ve done nothing wrong?

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ABC boss blasts staff over Flynn error

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

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ABC News boss blasts staff over Flynn error

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

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Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the newest version President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect pending appeal.

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Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Supreme Court Allows Third Version of Trump’s Travel Ban to Take Effect

The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and later dismissed disputes over the second version.

Gambling nytimes.com

Justices Skeptical of Sports Gambling Ban

A federal law barring states from authorizing commercial wagering on sports seemed to be in trouble at the Supreme Court.

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Trump lawyer says a president can't obstruct justice. Can that be true?

The new assertion of Donald Trump's lawyer that a president can never be guilty of obstructing justice because he is the country's top law enforcement officer recalls Richard Nixon's remark that "when the president does it, that means it is not illegal," and intensifies debate over whether a sitting president can be indicted.

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U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states similarly interested in allowing such gambling as a way to fill their coffers to do the same thing.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, Explained

President Trump’s tweet that he knew his former national security adviser had lied to the F.B.I. is seen by some as evidence that he obstructed justice. But his lawyer says a president cannot violate such laws.

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Conservative U.S. justices lean toward New Jersey in sports betting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated they may be willing to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states to do the same thing.

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Trump's lawyer says President can't be guilty of obstructing justice under the Constitution

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd, claims the President cannot be guilty of obstructing justice, according to an interview with Axios.

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Last-minute wrangling as May heads for Brussels Brexit lunch

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

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Chris Christie goes to the Supreme Court on sports betting

The Supreme Court will hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's challenge on Monday to a federal law that bans most states from sports betting.

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Spain's Supreme Court refuses bail for former Catalonia cabinet members

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalonian vice-president Oriol Junqueras, former cabinet member Joaquim Forn and two leaders of civic groups ANC and Omnium Cultural, faced with charges of sedition, have been refused bail, Spain's Supreme Court said on Monday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

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

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

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

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.

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Top Dem: Building case of obstruction of justice

On NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said it looks like the FBI and others are beginning to build an obstruction of justice case against President Trump. CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

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Editorial: Hands Across the Water, Then a Slap in the Face

The ranting of the American president dashed the good cheer from a royal Anglo-American engagement.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

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

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

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Some politicians and analysts are saying the President just admitted to obstructing justice

President Donald Trump's tweet on Saturday about firing Michael Flynn from his position as national security adviser is garnering a lot of attention from critics -- with some calling it a possible admission of obstruction of justice.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.

Spas nytimes.com

The Last Resort? Canyon Ranch Succumbs to Botox

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

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'Improper' for officials to slam justice system after Kate Steinle verdict, attorney says

It's "horribly improper" for politicians to attack the American criminal justice system, a top defense attorney told CNN after President Donald Trump slammed the not-guilty verdict in the case of an undocumented immigrant accused in the shooting death of a California woman.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: A Historic Tax Heist

In which Republican donors pick your children’s pockets.

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

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

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Editorial: Flynn Flipped. Who’s Next?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea raises obvious questions: What did President Trump know? And when did he know it?

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Former Catalan cabinet members to appear before Supreme Court

MADRID (Reuters) - Eight former Catalan cabinet members currently in custody awaiting trial will appear before the Supreme Court on Friday, after requesting their release ahead of a regional election Dec. 21 in the wake of a disputed independence referendum.

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Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 politely but firmly told Colorado gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday in highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court arguments.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Help Wanted: Top Diplomat

President Trump undermined Rex Tillerson’s success at the State Department, but that doesn’t mean his successor will do a better job.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Editorial: Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’

President Trump trusts Ms. Conway. Is that enough to get something done on the opioid addiction crisis?

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

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

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

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

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Carl Icahn blasts SandRidge Energy's poison pill move

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

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BRIEF-Sbm Offshore Reaches Resolution With The U.S. Department Of Justice

* SBM OFFSHORE REACHES RESOLUTION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

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Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

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The last place sexual harassers can get away with it

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U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. high court justices raise privacy worries in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Wednesday they may impose limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data from wireless providers to track the location of criminal suspects in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Wednesday about the ability of police to obtain information on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers without a warrant in a major test of privacy rights in the digital age.

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

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

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Woods back for perhaps last shot at a comeback

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

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Supreme Court to hear digital privacy case

The Supreme Court will hear a major case involving privacy in the digital age on Wednesday, and will grapple with how to apply established legal rules to rapidly changing technology.

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U.S. Supreme Court weighs major digital privacy case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up a major test of privacy rights in the digital age as it weighs whether police must obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers.

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

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes.

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Supreme Court wary about widening whistleblower protections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies.

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Challengers back at Supreme Court hoping to block latest travel ban

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Russian rouble firms on last tax payment day, stocks down

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

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BRIEF-Supremex Says CFO Bertrand Jolicoeur To Leave Company

* ‍ANNOUNCED THAT BERTRAND JOLICOEUR, CFO AND CORPORATE SECRETARY WILL BE LEAVING CO EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 2017​

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

A system for settling sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers puts the burden on victims, and taxpayers.

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

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

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

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

Inventions and Patents nytimes.com

Supreme Court Weighs Streamlined Patent Challenges

The justices seemed divided on the constitutionality of a procedure that makes it easier to seek to invalidate a patent without going to court.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines church's challenge to Nebraska funeral picketing law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing near funerals after it was challenged by a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests.

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

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

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Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

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

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

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

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Ex-CIA director blasts Trump's CNN attack

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

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Supreme Court Tackles Digital Privacy

A string of armed robberies in the Midwest has led to what could be the most important case on electronic rights to go before the justices.

Search and Seizure nytimes.com

Editorial: Cops, Cellphones and Privacy at the Supreme Court

The justices have a good opportunity to bring the Fourth Amendment up-to-date in the digital age.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nepal begins historic vote, army says rogue Maoists behind blasts

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

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

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

United States Economy nytimes.com

Editorial: The Republican Tax on the Future

More debt, a growing trade deficit, factories moving overseas — that’s no way to make America great.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico

With little sign of progress, thousands of people are leaving for the mainland each day.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: AT&T’s C.E.O. Meets Trump’s Justice

Economic policy driven by presidential pique.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Editorial: When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage

Republicans couldn’t kill Obamacare. Their latest plan could be almost as damaging to people’s health.

For-Profit Schools nytimes.com

Editorial: Exploiting Veterans for Profit

And the Trump administration wants to make for-profit colleges even less accountable.

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BRIEF-Supreme Pharmaceuticals enters LOI with the Alliance of Beverage Licensees​

* Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc - ‍ Entered into a LOI with the Alliance of Beverage Licensees​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber submitted a request to appeal to the Supreme Court a decision by a British tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, the taxi app said on Friday.

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.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is this the last Black Friday?

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Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

It’s the one holiday that truly invites all comers.

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Son shows murder victim's last moments

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Flawed Justice for the Butcher of Bosnia

After 22 years, Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide. Why did it take so long? And what about the rest of his fellow perpetrators?

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

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

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

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

Beale, Edith Bouvier nytimes.com

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

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

Rocket Science and Propulsion nytimes.com

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

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

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Trump Justice Dept. puts Corporate America on notice

Blocking AT&T's purchase of Time Warner is a seemingly odd assault on business from the CEO president.

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

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

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Editorial: Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together

Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.