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News Analysis: Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash

As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November.

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Analysis: Governing from crisis to crisis isn't governing

Whether or not Congress makes a deal to avoid a government shutdown before midnight tonight, they've already failed.

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BRIEF-American National Bankshares Announces Stock Repurchase Plan Of Up To 300,000 Shares

* AMERICAN NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC. ANNOUNCES A STOCK REPURCHASE PLAN

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

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

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Analysis: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Why no one knows anything as shutdown nears

The federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight. And, right now, no one in Washington has the slightest clue how to stop that from happening.

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Analysis: Why Republicans should start panicking, in 1 chart

Midterm elections are about one thing: Base enthusiasm.

Cold War Era nytimes.com

Opinion: When Americans Were Afraid of Being Brainwashed

What a forgotten episode of Cold War history can tell us about today’s election-hacking fears.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Big City: #MeToo and the Marketing of Female Narrative

We are living in a high moment for feminism, but we all reveal our implicit biases through the internet every day.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-N. American Q4 cocoa grind falls, 5-year low for 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - North American cocoa grindings took a surprise fall in the fourth quarter of 2017 and nudged down to a five-year low for the full calendar year, data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) showed on Thursday.

Country Clubs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Clubbable, but in the Worst Way

Donald Trump is a man of his class — the nouveau-riche, country-club class. Only louder and more obnoxious.

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Senate must pass FISA Section 702 to protect Americans

For Americans, September 11, 2001 will forever be etched into our memories. The world watched as an always resolute nation fell victim to a horrific act of terror on its own soil. Our enemies celebrated in a seemingly impervious nation being brought to its knees, if only for a moment.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says CEO Of American Express Appointed To Board

* FACEBOOK INC - KENNETH CHENAULT, CEO OF AMERICAN EXPRESS, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Most Americans can't cover a $1,000 emergency

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BRIEF-BeiGene prices follow-on offering of 7.4 mln American depositary shares at $101 per ADS

* ‍PRICING OF FOLLOW-ON PUBLIC OFFERING OF 7. 4 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES AT A PRICE TO PUBLIC OF $101.00 PER ADS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia's World Cup likely target for Islamic State: U.S. analysis firm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an "attractive target" for Islamic State given Russia's role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the U.K.-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel

Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?

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American businesses can't find workers

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria; two police killed

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

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ANALYSIS: Flake's 20 most damning lines

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake came to the Senate floor Wednesday with a simple message for Donald Trump: Stop attacking the media.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalized with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Kidnappers abduct two Americans, two Canadians in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Theater nytimes.com

Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage

In her new play “Sovereignty,” Mary Kathryn Nagle brings together her legal activism and her family history.

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Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now

Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

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Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, two police killed: police official

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, police said on Wednesday.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump's ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims His Approval Among Black Americans Has Doubled

According to the polling company that President Trump cited, his approval among black Americans has actually declined.

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EU ombudsman urges ECB's Draghi to leave G30 club of financiers

FRANKFURT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's President Mario Draghi should give up his membership of the Group of 30 talking shop of financiers, as it risked hurting public confidence in the ECB's independence, the European Union's ombudsman said on Wednesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Tennis: Dream grand slam debut continues for 15-year-old Kostyuk

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ukrainian 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam in over 20 years when she defeated local wildcard Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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President, like most Americans, should lose some weight. 10-15 pounds this year, doctor says.

President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, characterized the president's health as "excellent," but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.

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Analysis: Trump isn't losing it. But what about his temperament?

NEWSFLASH: Donald Trump is perfectly mentally capable of being president and is suffering from no cognitive impairment or decline.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.

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Analysis: Durbin destroyed Kirstjen Nielsen's 'shithole' explanation

When Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, she could have never imagined she would find herself in the middle of a, well, shitstorm over "shithole."

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Killing NAFTA would cost 300,000 US jobs, analysis shows

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Analysis: Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting

Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars of a bipartisan immigration deal. The meeting blew up. The deal was nixed. And Trump said something very, very intolerant/tough -- depending on who you believe -- about immigrants from African and Central American countries.

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Analysis: 5 indisputable realities of a looming shutdown

If Congress does nothing, the federal government will shut down Friday night.

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Sandgren claims first grand slam win to land Wawrinka clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American battler Tennys Sandgren won his first ever grand slam singles match on Tuesday to set up a dream Australian Open clash with former champion Stan Wawrinka.

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Analysis: Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.

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Millions more Americans were uninsured in 2017

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

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Analysis: What Trump's boast that he's the least racist person says about him

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your apartment and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:

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Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.

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Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas was the low point on a horror day for the United States at the Australian Open on Monday as a raft of American players skidded out of the season's first grand slam in the first round.

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Venus Williams exits on rough day for Americans

When Venus Williams won her semifinal at last year's Australian Open, her joy was there for all to see.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 4-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts, but rising N.American rig count weighs

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Adds Bernstein comment, updates prices)

Tennis nytimes.com

Australian Open: Within Hours, Three Top Americans Fall

Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe — all U.S. Open semifinalists — did not make it out of the first round on Monday in Melbourne.

businessNews reuters.com

Oil near three-year highs on output cuts despite rising North American rig count

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held just below December 2014 highs on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia despite a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.

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UPDATE 2-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts despite rising N.American rig count

* But rising North American output threatens to undermine cuts

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Motor racing-Dan Gurney, all American racer, dead at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Motor racing: Dan Gurney, all American racer, dies at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Mia love: I am the American dream

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) shares her family's experience emigrating from Haiti, which give her an opportunity to be the first Haitian-American elected to the US Congress.

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He's from El Salvador. His kids are American. Trump could separate them.

Rogelio Galdamez has a worried look on his face, unsure if the home he's building will be finished in time. 

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

News Analysis: Hillary Clinton Ignited a Feminist Movement. By Losing.

She was poised to lead and now is on the sidelines.

topNews reuters.com

No Grand Coalition! Opponents of Merkel alliance hit the road

WERNIGERODE, Germany (Reuters) - Opponents of a renewed German "grand coalition" took to the road on Saturday, hoping to persuade members of their Social Democratic Party (SPD) to vote against governing with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives for another four years.

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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Tennis: Dimitrov, Zverev ready to step up to grand slam glory

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev, two men who made perhaps the biggest steps forward in 2017, believe they are ready to contend for the title at the Australian Open, which begins in Melbourne on Monday.

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Tennis: First grand slam title was 'overwhelming', says Stephens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been "overwhelming". "I think it's always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 months to winning a grand slam," Stephens told a news conference at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.

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Analysis: GOP's 'shithole' underreaction

On Thursday afternoon, in a meeting on a potential deal on immigration, President Donald Trump disparaged immigrants from a numbers of countries including African nations and El Salvador.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

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Analysis: Trump doesn't seem to know what 'tough' means

Hoping to quiet the furor caused by his calling certain countries "shitholes" in an immigration meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump sought to recast the slur as simply evidence of his muscular approach to governance -- and life.

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Analysis: Why no one should believe Trump's denial

On Friday morning, 15 hours after it was first reported that Donald Trump had referred to various sovereign nations as "shithole countries," the President took to Twitter to deny it.

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Analysis: Oprah leads Trump in new poll but most Americans don't want her to run

A new poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in a would-be 2020 general election race, with 50% support to his 39%. About one-in-ten voters are undecided.

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Analysis: Trump's 56 most memorable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview

President Donald Trump sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. While the interview was quickly eclipsed by Trump's comment that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries," it is still a very interesting read.

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Thousands of Americans living without roofs

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Aryzta seeks to right North American ops, strategy with new hires

ZURICH, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Swiss-Irish bakery company Aryzta on Friday named new North America and strategy chiefs as it tackles problems in the United States, where issues with undocumented workers and a failed retail strategy prompted a $1 billion loss.

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Candidate Trump promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans

In September 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to be a "champion" for Haitian-Americans.

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BRIEF-Wal-Mart says Sam's Club to close 63 clubs around the country

* WALMART - SAM'S CLUB ANNOUNCED CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS UNIT'S U.S. REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO, WITH THE CLOSURE OF 63 CLUBS AROUND THE COUNTRY

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Haitian-American GOP congresswoman demands an apology

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah called on President Donald Trump to apologize Thursday for his reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Analysis: This is a new rock bottom

On Thursday, in a meeting with a senators and House members on immigration, the President of the United States, asked this: "Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

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BRIEF-Sam's Club Says Decided To Close A Series Of Clubs

* SAM'S CLUB ON TWITTER -AFTER REVIEW OF EXISTING PORTFOLIO, "WE’VE DECIDED TO CLOSE A SERIES OF CLUBS AND BETTER ALIGN OUR LOCATIONS WITH OUR STRATEGY" Further company coverage:

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...while some Sam's Club stores are shutting

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Time with grandparents may impact how kids view the elderly

(Reuters Health) - - Children and teens who spend a lot of time with their grandparents may be less likely than peers who don’t to have negative and stereotypical ideas about the elderly, a recent study suggests.

businessNews reuters.com

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to shut some stores after review

(Reuters) - Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc , said it had closed a series of stores following a review, the membership-only store chain said in a tweet on Thursday.

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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to shut stores after 'review'

(Reuters) - Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc , closed a series of stores following a review, the membership-only store chain said in a tweet on Thursday.

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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to shut stores after "review"

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc , closed a series of stores following a review, the membership-only store chain said in a tweet on Thursday.

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Analysis: What kind of border wall does Trump want? It depends on who's asking.

Big. Beautiful. Impenetrable.

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U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on U.S. terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.

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Analysis: North Carolina ruling could end gerrymandering as we know it

Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in mind is a BIG deal. It's the first time a federal court has struck down a congressional map due to a partisan gerrymander.

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Ohio man indicted for using 'Fruitfly' malware to spy on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man was charged in a 16-count indictment on Wednesday for allegedly using malware known as "Fruitfly" to surreptitiously record people by secretly taking over their computer cameras and microphones, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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UPDATE 1-Airline stocks rise on American Airlines' upbeat forecast

Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks rose after American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday became the second major airline this week to forecast higher unit revenue for the fourth quarter.

sportsNews reuters.com

Marino leads new wave of American snowboard hopes

LONDON(Reuters) - Julia Marino will head to next month's Winter Games as a major medal contender, yet the American snowboarder may not have been on the plane to Pyeongchang at all were it not for a twist of fate during her teenage years.

Conservatism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘Fight Club’

He didn’t regard Breitbart as platform to inform the public, but as his weapon in a war against the establishment.

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Analysis: Trump faces press amid reports Mueller may question him

For the first time since November -- in Vietnam! -- President Trump will talk to the full White House press corps today. He'll be alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and, if tradition holds, the politicians will each take two questions from both the US and foreign press.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

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Analysis: The most important line from Trump's talk-a-thon

In the course of President Donald Trump's 55-minute public meeting with the top Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress on Tuesday, he said lots -- and lots -- of things. ("I hope we've given you enough material," Trump told reporters at one point. "That should cover you for about two weeks.")

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Analysis: Trump's image rehabilitation show

For the last week, America has been told that its President is a "dope" and "a child," an "idiot" and a man whose decaying mental faculties and refusal to read makes him dangerously unfit for the Oval Office.

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New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.

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Netanyahu defends son after strip club recording airs on TV

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been forced to defend his elder son, Yair, and his own reputation, after a 2015 secret recording from outside a strip club featuring a conversation between Yair and two friends aired on Israel's Channel 2 on Monday night. 

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera

President Trump and a delegation of lawmakers from both parties engaged in a vigorous discussion of immigration, in effect negotiating legislation in front of the nation.

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Analysis: Trump 1, Bannon 0

Bannon forgot that Trump was the boss

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Analysis: Top lines from Trump's 55-minute talk-a-thon

Usually when the president holds a meeting with key lawmakers of both parties to talk about a major -- and majorly contentious -- issue, the press comes in at the beginning of the gathering for a few minutes. The president and congressional leaders voice commitments to finding solutions blah, blah, blah, the press gets escorted out and the real work begins behind closed doors.

sportsNews reuters.com

Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin wins fifth World Cup race in a row

FLACHAU, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin left her rivals trailing again as she won the slalom in Flachau to claim her fifth successive World Cup race victory on Tuesday.

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Analysis: Republicans heading for the exits

On Monday, California Rep. Ed Royce announced his retirement after 13 terms, the latest senior Republican to walk away from Congress amid mounting fears that a Democratic wave -- fueled by President Donald Trump's terrible approval ratings -- is headed toward Washington this fall.

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MOVES-EY, American Century Investments, Hiscox, BP

Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

Black No More (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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Opinion: Grand Canyon not a place for uranium mining

The Grand Canyon is a great natural treasure, one of the most recognizable and revered landscapes on earth. And yet, despite its universally beloved status, it is threatened by the Trump administration. A recently released government report reveals that President Donald Trump and his Cabinet are considering lifting the ban on uranium mining on the federally owned public lands that surround Grand Canyon National Park.

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U.S. won't send Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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Netanyahu defends son taped illicitly outside strip club

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his son over drunken remarks made between visits to strip clubs and taped illicitly that drew criticism for being derogatory of women.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Agilent Expands Cell Analysis Portfolio With Acquisition Of Luxcel Biosciences

* AGILENT EXPANDS CELL ANALYSIS PORTFOLIO WITH ACQUISITION OF LUXCEL BIOSCIENCES

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U.S. won't sent Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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Analysis: The stakes of the immigration fight

It might lack the sheer, bizarre, novelty value of debating whether President Donald Trump is a "stable genius" or whether Oprah Winfrey can boot him out of the White House, or watching Steve Bannon's stunning self-immolation.

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Analysis: 4 scary numbers for GOP in 2018

Over the weekend at Camp David, Republican congressional leaders huddled with President Donald Trump to talk about, among other things, the 2018 election.

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Analysis: Why Trump has to have his "Executive Time"

President Donald Trump is spending an increasing amount of his hours in the White House watching TV and tweeting, according to Axios, periods referred to on the official schedule by the delicious euphemism "Executive Time."

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Analysis: Bannon knows groveling is his only hope now

No matter what President Donald Trump says now, Steve Bannon knows him better than just about anybody.

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Analysis: Oprah knew exactly what she was doing Sunday night

Two hours before Oprah Winfrey took the Golden Globes stage Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, Globes host Seth Meyers set the tone for the evening.

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Grand slam breakthrough beckons for Next Gen leader Zverev

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - With Masters Series trophies, 'Big Four' scalps and an appearance at the ATP Tour Finals before his 21st birthday, grand slam success is seen as a matter of when, not if, for German wunderkind Alex Zverev.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as she seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as seeks to revive grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line

Nearly a year after the president took office, the world is still figuring out whether to take his fiery words as policy pronouncements, or to simply ignore them.

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Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

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Analysis: Has Trump declared a policy war on California?

It's Washington versus California on marijuana, climate change, offshore oil drilling and immigration this week as bubbling disagreements between President Donald Trump's administration and California all seemed to spill over at once.

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BRIEF-IEG Holdings Corp Announces Commencement Of Tender Offer For Shares Of LendingClub Corp

* IEG HOLDINGS CORP - ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Analysis: What the heck does Steve Bannon do now?

This time last year, Steve Bannon was on top of the world. He had shepherded Donald Trump to the most unlikely presidential victory ever. He was preparing to go with Trump to the White House as a senior strategist. He was the new hot thing.

Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

News Analysis: A Chinese Empire Reborn

The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas.

Detainees nytimes.com

American Detained by U.S. Military Says He Wants to Sue

An American citizen being held as an enemy combatant has told the A.C.L.U. he wants the group to represent him in challenging his indefinite wartime detention.

cnn.com

Analysis: The definitive rankings of Trump's nicknames for his political enemies

President Donald Trump has a knack for nicknames.

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Analysis: 10 big questions about Trumpworld raised by the book

"Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's explosive account of President Donald Trump's first year in the White House, has created mass chaos within Trumpworld -- and it's just out for sale Friday at bookstores around the country.

companyNews reuters.com

North American truck orders jump 77pct in December - FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said. Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly fr

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Analysis: Trump is blaming Pakistan for Afghanistan's woes

It's an old tactic for an old war, but it shows the focus and emotions are fresh for the Trump administration. By suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, the White House is striking the first geopolitical blow of its renewed war in Afghanistan. And it's a familiar -- and not entirely unfair -- message: if the war isn't going well, Pakistan is to blame.

Mitchell, Arthur nytimes.com

Arthur Mitchell, Ballet’s ‘Grandfather of Diversity’

Mr. Mitchell, who at 83 still exudes grandness, is the subject of an exhibition at the Wallach gallery at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara expecting second baby

LONDON (Reuters) - Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

American Airlines says storm prompts 1,300 flight cancellations

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said Thursday it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,300 U.S. flights due to a massive winter storm.

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Analysis: Trump's chaos presidency hits frightening level

Jeb Bush was right.

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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BRIEF-FDA Warns American Cryostem Of Deviations Related To Co's Stem Cell Product

* FDA WARNS AMERICAN CRYOSTEM CORPORATION OF SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS RELATED TO ITS UNAPPROVED STEM CELL PRODUCT, ATCELL

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Analysis: Trump's staff breakups, ranked

With the release of a bounty of damning anecdotes packed into a salacious new book about President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the tortured transition that followed, the White House has turned its ire on chatty former top aide Steve Bannon.

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For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box

Court battles playing out over indigenous voting rights have the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations and to influence matters of national importance.

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

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

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BRIEF-American Express Sees FY 2017 EPS To Be Below $5.80-$5.90 Guidance Range

* SAYS ‍ESTIMATE OVERALL IMPACTS OF TAX ACT WILL REDUCE EARNINGS FOR Q4 OF 2017 BY APPROXIMATELY $2.4 BILLION​

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Analysis: Donald Trump's huge golf hypocrisy

On Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about President Donald Trump's penchant for playing golf. Specifically, a reporter wanted to know, what was "the single biggest thing the President has accomplished for the American people during his time on the golf course?"

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Analysis: Bannon is 100% right about Russia and Trump campaign

In a new book detailing the wild first year of Donald Trump's presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted blasting top operatives in the 2016 campaign for their naivete and idiocy in their dealings with the Russians.

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Analysis: Trump's 16-tweet day sums up his whole presidency

On Tuesday, his first full day back in the White House after a holiday break spent in Florida, President Donald Trump sent 16 tweets. Sixteen!

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Analysis: Why Trump is so obsessed with size

Size matters.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin sees herself as multiple medal threat

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin relishes the opportunity to be a multiple-medal threat at the Olympics in Pyeongchang next month and is brimming with confidence after a dominant run through World Cup events in the lead up to the Games.

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BRIEF-American Midstream Commences Full Operation Of Cayenne Pipeline

* AMERICAN MIDSTREAM COMMENCES FULL OPERATION OF CAYENNE PIPELINE

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get bonus after tax reform

(Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and peer Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill.

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

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

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The year of the American Woman

2017 was a defining year for American women. From the Women's March on Washington to the #MeToo moment, a movement has begun.

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Analysis: Trump has averaged more than 5 falsehoods a day since he's been president

President Donald Trump has broken lots and lots of norms during his first 347 days as President. But none are as flagrant or as important as his casual relationship with the truth and utter lack of regard for being factual.

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BRIEF-American Railcar Industries Says CEO's Employment With Company Terminated

* AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES SAYS ‍ON DEC 31, 2017, CEO JEFFREY HOLLISTER'S EMPLOYMENT WITH COMPANY TERMINATED - SEC FILING​

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Analysis: The one question likely to decide 2018 elections

As the 2018 election year begins, one question above all is likely to shape its outcome: Will Americans vote to constrain President Donald Trump by electing a Democrat-led Congress that will challenge and resist him, or to empower the Republicans who are increasingly working in harness with him?

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2 American Families Are Mourned After Plane Crash in Costa Rica

Nine people from two families in New York and Florida were among the 12 people killed in the crash.

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Why Americans just can't quit Hillary Clinton

Two seemingly contradictory recent Gallup Poll findings sum up what it means to be a woman in the United States who dares to go where only men have gone before: Americans love to think of talented, ambitious women who have overcome obstacles — but the reality of a woman assuming a position of power, particularly over men? That's not welcome.

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Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

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Costa Rica Plane Crash Kills 10 Americans and 2 Local Pilots

The Costa Rican government said the crash took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, a tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital, San José.

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News Analysis: Dad Believed in U.F.O.s. Turns Out He Wasn’t Alone.

My father and the Pentagon seemed to agree. There could be life out there.

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On Olympics: Where Are the American Women in Olympic Figure Skating?

Once dominant, they have not won a medal in the singles competition since 2006. Expectations are low that they will win any at the Games in February.

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Our Reporter Mike Schmidt on His Golf Club Interview With President Trump

I knew this was not going to go over well with the White House press office, which hates being blindsided by the president making news.

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A law banning Mexican-American studies in Arizona public schools is dead

An Arizona law banning Mexican-American studies from schools has been quashed.

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Analysis: Defining Trump's 'fair' prediction on Mueller probe

President Donald Trump's latest interview with The New York Times is a many layered exercise of political positioning, calculated ambiguity and veiled menace.

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The Club No Parent Wants to Join

Notes from those who leave the maternity ward empty-handed.

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Analysis: 47 most outrageous lines in Trump's NYT interview

On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump decided to sit down and chat. With a reporter. For The New York Times. For 30 minutes.

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50 minutes of unreleased 'Breakfast Club' scenes

Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" was even weirder than you thought.

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Analysis: The best candidate of 2017

In 2017, two states -- Virginia and New Jersey -- chose new governors. There were seven special elections in the House and one big one -- Alabama -- in the Senate. Big cities like New York, Atlanta and Boston held mayoral elections.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't know the difference between climate and weather

At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

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Op-Ed Contributors: American Workers Need Better Job Protections

You should not be fired for taking a sick day to care for your child. A “just cause” law would protect you.

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Analysis: Why Roy Moore will never concede

Roy Moore lost.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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News Analysis: The College Sports Tax Dodge

A loophole written when collegiate athletics were a trivial business allows billions of dollars in revenue to go untaxed.

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Analysis: 17 strangest lines from Trump's visit to a fire station

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump visited a fire station in West Palm Beach, Florida. You probably missed it because the week between Christmas and New Years is a total news dead zone.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Has Entered Into Agreement For Financing

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCING

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BRIEF-Patagonia Gold To Acquire Calcatreu Deposit From Pan American Silver

* ‍SIGNED DEAL TO ACQUIRE CALCATREU DEPOSIT FROM PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP, BY WAY OF ACQUIRING UNIT OF PAN AMERICAN FOR $15 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Syngenta AG Intends To Voluntarily Delist Its American Depositary Shares From NYSE​

* ‍INTENDS TO VOLUNTARILY DELIST ITS AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES FROM NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Says Performed Analysis To Determine Impact Of Revaluation Of Deferred Tax Asset

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS SAYS PERFORMED ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF REVALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET USING SEPT 30, 2017 BALANCE OF $50.7 MILLION

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Poll: Hugs and dirty jokes - Americans differ on acceptable behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans differ widely in their views of what constitutes sexual harassment, with age and race as well as gender throwing up the dividing lines, posing a challenge for those who police for such conduct in the workplace.

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Ted Kennedy Jr.: Where we've failed Americans with disabilities

Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. I still remember standing in the Rose Garden watching President George H.W. Bush sign the bill into law.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq: U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

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Jack Frost will nip at 60 million Americans living in areas under winter weather alerts

A broad swath of the US won't have to dream of a White Christmas as winter weather bears down on much of the northwest, midwest and northeast on Sunday. They'll be seeing snow from two separate storms.

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Prince Harry Is Getting Married. Time for Themed Mugs and Nightclub Tours.

Britain’s monarchy can be big money. And with a royal wedding next year, tour groups, ceramic makers and other companies are trying to capitalize.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq -U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

American ISIS Suspect Held in Iraq Has Right to Lawyer, Judge Rules

An American citizen who has been imprisoned in military custody as an “enemy combatant” for months must be allowed to talk with an A.C.L.U. lawyer.

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American accused of fighting for ISIS will get legal counsel, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Saturday night that the US Defense Department should allow a US citizen detained as an "enemy combatant" in Iraq immediate access to a legal counsel.

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Vice Media co-founders apologize for 'boy's club' environment at firm

(Reuters) - Vice Media co-founders issued an apology on Saturday, saying the Millennial-focused media company had allowed a "boy's club" atmosphere that included sexual harassment to flourish.

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Americans are traveling in record numbers for holidays

A record number of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with AAA forecasting more than 100 million will spend the end of the year away from home.

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U.N. appoints American to lead Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children's Fund, effective Jan. 1.

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Two ex-South American soccer officials convicted in FIFA bribery case

(Reuters) - A New York jury on Friday found two former soccer officials guilty of taking bribes in exchange for the award of valuable marketing and media rights to international soccer matches.

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Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

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Most Americans say sexual harassment is a serious problem, new CNN poll shows

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows.

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CNN poll: Most Americans doubt Trump's statements on Russia probe

More Americans say they approve of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election than say they disapprove, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS has found, while most Americans say President Donald Trump's public statements on the probe have not been truthful.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Great American Tax Heist

The strategy: Appease the rich on the front end; punish the poor on the back.

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Robot DJ puts the tech into techno for Czech clubbers

PRAGUE (Reuters) - These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping?

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Will Americans feel tax cuts in their paychecks?

Our political panel weighs in on the GOP tax reform bill.

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Analysis: There's a reason Pence is gushing about Trump

In his final Cabinet meeting of 2017, President Donald Trump touted the many historic accomplishments Donald Trump had ushered in during his first year in office. He then turned over the floor to Vice President Mike Pence to talk more about Donald Trump's greatness.

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Sen. Sanders: New tax bill 'a disaster for the American people'

On the day the House approved a major tax code rewrite -- sending new legislation to the desk of President Donald Trump -- Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his clear disapproval.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Video Game Creators Seek Out Hollywood for Robust Narratives

Video games are facing a fight for attention. So game studios are turning to film and television writers to help craft narratives for their titles.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Threatens to End American Aid: ‘We’re Watching Those Votes’ at the U.N.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Analysis: 4 theories on why Hillary Clinton isn't very popular

You would think that with President Donald Trump's approval ratings at historic lows for a first-year president, the candidate he beat in the 2016 election might see a similar improvement in their popularity numbers -- a sort-of buyer's remorse bump.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Profile: An American Jewish Author Now Calls Germany Home

Moving from English to German, thanks to Yiddish, has helped Deborah Feldman find her voice and her purpose.

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Analysis: Bob Corker's haywire interview

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker has received lots and lots of positive press for his willingness to take on President Donald Trump -- often in decidedly personal terms. All that good press may have gone to Corker's head.

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Germany's conservatives, SPD start talks Jan. 7 on another 'grand coalition'

(Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to exploratory talks on forming a new government starting on Jan. 7, both parties said on Wednesday after informal discussions.

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Analysis: What exactly does 'not going anywhere' mean to Speaker Ryan?

We offer here the very different reactions we've seen from House Speaker Paul Ryan in his future over the last few days.

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A disabled, biracial, (and totally normal) American family

Rebecca Cokley is a white little person. Her husband Patrick is African-American and vision-impaired. Together, they have a loving family. What is it like to them to raise a family with disabilities? Normal.

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Americans don't believe GOP sought a bipartisan deal

As Republicans rush their tax bill to the House and Senate floors for a final round of votes, a new poll shows that Americans do not believe that the GOP, in crafting the controversial legislation, reached out in good faith to Democrats.

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UPDATE 7-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.

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UPDATE 6-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.