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More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU: poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result.

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Opinion: Don’t Just Thank Black Women. Follow Us.

White women’s votes show that gender unity in Democratic politics is a myth. You know where to look for real leadership.

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Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday.

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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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Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

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Israeli troops wound more than 40 Palestinians in protests over U.S. Jerusalem move

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded more than 40 Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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Second phase of Brexit talks will be harder than first: EU's Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The second phase Brexit negotiations will be significantly harder than an already difficult first phase of talks, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.

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Modern Love: Getting Married Is Better Than Dying, Right?

She was gravely ill. He had a job with health insurance. Nothing like tying the knot on the way to the hospital to make someone believe in love.

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Nikkei falls to more than 1-week low; telecom stocks extend slide

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks fell to more than a week low on Friday morning, with mobile firms extending a sell-off on concerns of increased competition after Rakuten said it aims to become Japan's fourth wireless carrier.

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U.S. less generous than European nations with development assistance

(Reuters Health) - The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity falls short when compared in terms of size and wealth, a new study found.

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Opinion: Rep. Mary Kaptur just reinforced the victim-blaming culture

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio reportedly believes that her female colleagues should rethink their wardrobe choices if they want to protect themselves from unwanted sexual advances on Capitol Hill. Too many outfits she sees around Washington, she told colleagues this week, are "an invitation" to be harassed.

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More than 20 Islamic State militants killed in Syria: U.S.-led coalition

WASHINGTON/AMMAN (Reuters) - A Pentagon-backed rebel group and the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a base, the coalition said on Thursday.

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Feature: ‘Will They Take Me, Too?’

More than a thousand children are counting on Nora Sándigo to become their guardian if their undocumented parents are deported. How many of those promises will she now have to keep?

Brain nytimes.com

Feature: To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It

A Vanderbilt neuroscientist has discovered an unusual but shockingly fruitful way to study our most enigmatic organ.

Smoking and Tobacco nytimes.com

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.

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U.S. solar installations to fall more than expected in 2017

Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. solar installations will fall more than expected this year, according to an industry report released on Thursday, due to weakened demand for residential systems and delays on large projects over concerns that President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported panels, increasing costs.

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Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals' path to AR features

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.

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Why gun sales spike after (some) shootings

Despite conventional wisdom, gun sales do not always spike after mass shootings. In fact, as two economic researchers, we observed no spike in sales following this year's two mass shootings -- Las Vegas, the worst in modern US history, and Sutherland Springs, Texas, the fifth worst.

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Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought -U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.

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Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion: source

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Disney deal set to value Fox at more than $75 billion -source

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Why Trump's 'giant' middle class tax cut is less than advertised

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads

The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama?

If this deep-red state isn’t beyond redemption, then America isn’t, either.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Opinion: Ed Sheeran Raises Money for Liberia — And Is Promptly Shamed

Criticizing the singer for promoting “poverty porn” hurts people the world has forgotten.

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Brazil Senate passes bill to boost ethanol, biodiesel use

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian senators passed on Tuesday a bill proposing sharp increases in the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel in the country in coming years, as a way to help cut carbon emissions.

Climate Change (Album) nytimes.com

How Much Food Do We Waste? Probably More Than You Think

Globally, we throw out about a third of all food. That matters a lot in the fight against hunger, but reducing waste could also help cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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If Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore tonight, he'll achieve something that hasn't been done in more than a decade

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

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

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Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug

The country is the first in Latin America to make a blue pill called PrEP an integral part of its health care policy.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Theresa May Quiets the Critics — in Her Own Party

The British prime minister had to calm waters roiled by her own cabinet members, who seemed to undercut a hard-won agreement on Friday to keep Brexit talks alive.

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Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth 23 percent more than Qualcomm's offer

(Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday NXP Semiconductors NV is worth about 23 percent more than Qualcomm Inc's $38-billion offer to buy the chipmaker.

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Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth more than Qualcomm's offer

(Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday that NXP Semiconductors NV is worth $135 per share on an intrinsic standalone basis, more than the $110 Qualcomm Inc has offered to buy the company.

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California wildfires now larger than New York City and Boston combined

Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.

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Vote in 2 Days, Alabama Senator Says Party Can ‘Do Better’ Than Roy Moore

Senator Richard C. Shelby, a fixture of Republican politics in Alabama for a generation, sent a clear message to his state’s voters with an appearance on national television.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: An Abomination. A Monster. That’s Me?

Vilifying whiteness and maleness isn’t just illiberal. It’s bad politics.

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Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

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Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

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Can Marriott Keep Starwood’s Culture of Cool, and Its Customers?

For the Marriott-Starwood combination to succeed, top-tier loyalty program members like our writer must not flee. Here’s what would keep him in the fold.

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Why 'Coco' is so much more than your average box office hit

A little boy wielding a special guitar has made beautiful music at the box office since "Coco" debuted in theaters last month.

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She's 'Mama Rosie' to more than 5,000 children in need

When Rosie Mashale moved to Khayelitsha -- Cape Town, South Africa's largest township -- she was alarmed to see children in the dump near her home, scavenging for something to eat.

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Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Medicine Discard Race?

Science has revealed how arbitrary those categories are. Perhaps doctors will abandon them, too.

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California wildfires have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires roared across Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with new blazes prompting additional evacuations as neighborhoods went up in flames in San Diego County.

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Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours

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Bitcoin plummets more than 12 percent to below $15,000

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin tumbled more than 12 percent in volatile Asian trading on Friday, dropping below the $15,000 level after touching a record high above $16,000 earlier in the session.

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U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

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Analysis: A whole lot more people hate the GOP tax plan than love it

Midterm elections -- like the one coming up in 2018 -- are all about turning out base voters. Why? History tells us that only the most stalwart partisans turn out when the presidential race isn't on the ballot. So if your side wants to pick up House and Senate seats in a non-presidential election, you need to find ways to excite its most committed members.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says Introduces New Gaming Features on Messenger

* FACEBOOK SAYS LAUNCHING NEW LIVE STREAMING CAPABILITY VIA FACEBOOK LIVE THAT MAKES IT SIMPLE TO PLAY AND SHARE GAMING EXPERIENCES ON MESSENGER

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

The Adopted Black Baby, and the White One Who Replaced Her

Amid the simmering racial tensions of the time, a family in Illinois made a wrenching decision that sent a black girl and a white girl on diverging paths.

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In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment

Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.

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More than 2,000 drugs now in cancer immunotherapy race

LONDON (Reuters) - The race to develop new immunotherapy treatments against cancer has sparked an unprecedented explosion in the oncology drug pipeline, with more than 2,000 immune system-boosting agents now in development.

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BRIEF-Methanex Reaches Agreement For Additional Natural Gas Supply

* METHANEX REACHES AGREEMENT FOR ADDITIONAL NATURAL GAS SUPPLY TO ITS CHILE OPERATIONS

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More than 110,000 residents ordered to leave their homes

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Analysis: What happened in the Senate is about a lot more than Franken

There is no old boys club that is older or clubbier than the United States Senate.

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Qualcomm adds security, battery life features to phone chips

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday revealed new security and battery life features on its latest Snapdragon 845 mobile phone processor, a chip that customarily powers high-end Android-based phones from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others.

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WNYC Suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz

New York Public Radio is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by the longtime hosts, days after similar claims against John Hockenberry.

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Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study

OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.

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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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More than 1,000 firefighters battle California inferno

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, the biggest of several uncontrolled Southern California blazes fanned by intensifying dry Santa Ana winds.

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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More than 1M kids could lose health insurance next year

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A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.

Music nytimes.com

Feature: From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’

Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?

Meyers, Seth nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.

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easyJet takes on Lufthansa with German domestic routes

BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's easyJet will start competing with Lufthansa's airlines on domestic German routes from Berlin next month, following its planned takeover of parts of insolvent Air Berlin, it said on Wednesday.

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Olympics: Russia doping culture will take years to change - whistleblower

(Reuters) - Russia's doping "culture" will take years to change, regardless of the nation's ban from the Winter Olympics, whistle-blower Vitaly Stepanov said on Tuesday.

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Maduro's cryptocurrency to fare no better than Venezuela itself: analysts

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency faces the same credibility problems that dog the ruling Socialist Party in financial markets and is unlikely to fare any better than the struggling OPEC member itself, investors and technical experts say.

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Maduro's cryptocurrency to fare no better than Venezuela itself

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency faces the same credibility problems that dog the ruling Socialist Party in financial markets and is unlikely to fare any better than the struggling OPEC member itself, investors and technical experts say.

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U.S. oil industry group launches voluntary program to cut methane

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday launched a voluntary program to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, a move environmentalists said was not strong enough to adequately protect the climate.

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Fewer than 3,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria: U.S.-led coalition

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States-led international coalition fighting Islamic State estimates that fewer than 3,000 fighters belonging to the hardline Sunni militant group remain in Iraq and Syria, its spokesman said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-Toll Brothers profit misses on lower-than-estimated home prices

* Sees 2018 adj gross margin 23.75-24.25 pct vs 24.80 pct in 2017

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Olympics: IOC sees more than 20,000 drugs tests in Pyeongchang lead-up

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - More than 20,000 doping tests will have been conducted by the start of next year's Pyeongchang winter Olympics as the International Olympic Committee's pre-Games testing program hopes to root out cheats in advance, it said on Tuesday.

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Feature: The Takedown of Title IX

Inside the fight over federal rules on campus sexual assault.

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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China's budding coffee culture propels Starbucks, attracts rivals

SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In Wu Qiong's small cafe in downtown Shanghai, coffee beans nestle in glass jars on the bar while various brews bubble away behind the counter.

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Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

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BRIEF-Prysmian says synergies from merger with General Cable likely higher than forecast

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Prysmian executives tell analysts in a conference call after agreement to buy U.S. rival General Cable:

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Opinion: State Dept. is bigger than Tillerson

Fear not, people. The Foreign Service isn't going anywhere.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Opinion: ‘Intelligent’ Policing and My Innocent Children

Law enforcement’s embrace of A.I. and its built-in racial biases terrifies me.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Republicans Near a Big Win — but Will It Lift Them Politically?

Senate passage of a trillion-dollar tax cut will be a much-needed Republican victory, but it remains to be seen whether it lifts them out of their political ditch.

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'VIX elephant' catches a lucky break as volatility spikes

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - An unnamed trader dubbed the "VIX elephant," who for months has been prepared for a stock market slump, capitalized on a short-lived spike in volatility on Friday to adjust a massive options hedge.

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Selena Gomez gives tearful speech thanking friend who gave her a kidney

Selena Gomez gave an emotional acceptance speech on Thursday when she received the Billboard "Woman of the Year" award, saying her best friend, who gave her a kidney earlier this year, should be the rightful recipient of the praise.

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Russia 2018 World Cup draw — Live!

After almost three years of qualifying, 868 matches and 2454 goals, it has all come down to this.

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Murder suspect featured on HLN's 'The Hunt' caught after 10 years on the run

A Texas fugitive accused of killing his girlfriend has been captured after more than 10 years on the run.

Solar Energy nytimes.com

Australia Powers Up the World’s Biggest Battery — Courtesy of Elon Musk

South Australia had a blackout problem, and the Tesla founder had a solution: a battery the size of a football field.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

10 Polaroids: Marco Zanini Captures His Italian Trip — in Polaroids

The designer for Santoni documents his excursion to Italy's Marche region exclusively for T.

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8 coolest futuristic car features

Eyes and Eyesight nytimes.com

Matter: The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes — Hundreds of Them

Each scallop eye is built something like the gigantic telescopes that peer into deep space, researchers reported on Thursday.

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Opinion: Why the black press is more relevant than ever

For years, newsrooms across America have had a problem with a lack of diversity and inclusion. People of color are underrepresented among news organizations, which do not reflect the makeup of the general population and have made little progress in the past decade.

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Farmers harder hit by opioid crisis than rest of rural U.S.: survey

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The opioid crisis in the United States is impacting farm and ranch families more acutely than their rural neighbors, according to a survey published by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Farmers Union on Thursday.

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More than 400 U.S. troops leaving Syria: coalition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 400 U.S. Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursday.

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Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. <BTC=BTSP>.

Improv Nation (Book) nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-BP Biofuels And Copersucar Form Joint Venture To Operate Ethanol Storage Terminal

* BP PLC - BP BIOFUELS AND COPERSUCAR TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAVE AGREED TO FORM A JOINT VENTURE

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METALS-Base metals sour despite better-than-expected China PMI

MELBOURNE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Base metals sagged on Thursday in line with a retreat in Asian stocks, shrugging off encouraging manufacturing reports from China and Japan as investors locked in profits ahead of year end. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was down 0.3 percent at $6,737 a tonne, as of 0210 GMT. Earlier in the session, it hit $6730.50 a tonne, the weakest since Nov. 17. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper slipped 1.2 percent to 52,530 yuan ($7,9

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Republican Tax Proposal Would Make Academia Even Whiter

Taxing free tuition would harm all graduate students, but it would be devastating for students of color.

Gangs nytimes.com

Feature: ‘They Will Have to Answer to Us’

El Salvador’s gangs try to negotiate a way out of their bloody stalemate with the police.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Program) nytimes.com

Feature: Rachel Brosnahan’s Comic Timing

Her star turn in ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ — the first major comedic role in her career — comes at a moment when it’s crucial to reclaim women’s place in stand-up history.

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More U.S. shoppers than expected kick off holiday spending season

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 174 million U.S. shoppers made purchases over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, the National Retail Federation said on Tuesday, beating the industry group's expectations and signaling a strong start to the holiday quarter.

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U.S. ethanol makers call on Mexico, India to reduce biofuel glut

CHICAGO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Feature: How Far Will Sean Hannity Go?

The Fox News host is willing to defend Trump at all costs — and is reaching more than 13 million people a day.

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'Mrs. Maisel' is more marginal than marvelous

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" certainly sounds better than the more descriptive title for Amazon's latest period drama, inasmuch as "The Marginal Mrs. Maisel" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

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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.

Art nytimes.com

Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.

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Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp's existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

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METALS-Nickel slides more than 3 percent on China jitters

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Recasts, updates prices, adds details/quote; changes dateline)

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Bali airport may stay closed longer than 24 hours amid Agung eruption -governor

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said the closure of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport could last longer than 24 hours amid an eruption of Mount Agung.

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Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

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U.S. Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

Hariri, Saad nytimes.com

Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Saad Hariri, absent for three weeks and seemingly forced to resign by Saudi Arabia, is faced with an intractable clash of Saudi and Iranian interests.

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Virginia pastor charged in Thanksgiving Day killing of his family

(Reuters) - A Virginia youth pastor remained in jail Saturday after being charged in the Thanksgiving night shooting deaths of his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend, police said.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Only ‘Probably’ Time’s Person of the Year? No Thanks, Trump Tweets

After phone calls with world leaders and a golf outing with Tiger Woods, the president had time to revisit a favorite grievance: the selection of person of the year.

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Militants kill more than 230 at Sinai mosque in Egypt's deadliest attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

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Militants kill more than 230 at mosque in Egypt's North Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the country's modern history, state media and witnesses said.

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Uma Thurman: Happy Thanksgiving (except Weinstein)

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Danish pork exports to China fall after spike in local supply

COPENHAGEN, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The world's largest pork exporter Danish Crown said on Friday its sales to China had fell in the year 2016/2017 after a temporary spike in Chinese supplies prompted by the forced closure of some farms due to tighter environmental rules.

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Consensus? No, Thanks. German Politics Suddenly Get Messy.

The breakdown of coalition talks may signal the end of the country’s postwar tradition of compromise. Not everyone thinks that’s a bad thing.

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Analysis: The 13 most bizarre lines in Trump's Thanksgiving speech

President Donald Trump stopped by a local Coast Guard station in Florida on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. While there, he gave a speech extolling the virtues of the Coast Guard "brand" and talking about how everything is now better thanks to, well, him.

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UPDATE 5-Oil prices up, U.S. crude at more than two-year high on pipeline outage

* Mixed Russian signals on oil pact put brake on gains (Updates prices, adds quotes)

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The ex-Olympian's sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and 5 months for his girlfriend's murder in 2013

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient".

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Does Race Matter in America’s Most Diverse ZIP Codes?

Vallejo, Calif., is the rare city where no one ethnic group predominates. But stubborn disparities endure.

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Couple raises thousands for homeless veteran to thank him

When Kate McClure first met Johnny Bobbit Jr., he was homeless. He spent this Thanksgiving resting in a hotel, his feet up on the bed, drawing up a grand plan for his new life -- thanks to several thousand dollars she raised to repay him for a good deed.

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Amazon's Black Friday sale is on — here's what to shop

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RPT-U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving: It’s All Gravy

President Trump spent his holiday indulging in some of his favorite habits: spending time at his properties and talking about all the winning he’s doing.

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LaVar Ball wishes Trump a happy Thanksgiving

LaVar Ball, father of one of the three UCLA basketball players held in China after they were arrested for shoplifting, wished President Trump a happy Thanksgiving during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: On Feeling Thankful but Fearful

America gave me so much, but are we still that country?

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A recap of Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

See photos of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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Talking about race at Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving, which means family recipes, games, laughter and, inevitably, conversations we've been trying to avoid all year long.

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Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

President Trump addresses the nation and retells history in a Thanksgiving Day video message.

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Trump visits Coast Guard for Thanksgiving

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit a US Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Florida.

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US troops overseas celebrate Thanksgiving with 98,820 lbs. of turkey

politicsNews reuters.com

In Thanksgiving message, Trump hails military gains and 'big, beautiful, fat tax cuts'

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against ISIS, and telling them they were fighting for "something real," including a stock market at record highs and his promised “big, beautiful fat tax cuts.”

Veganism nytimes.com

A Thanksgiving for the Turkeys

Step into the barnyard at the Celebration for the Turkeys. For three decades, Farm Sanctuary, a vegan animal rescue organization, has been hosting a turkey dinner where the birds are the guests of honor instead of the main course.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father’s Lesson

Who are today’s role models on acting like gentlemen?

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance

If anything, resisting Trump feels even more urgent than last year.

Native Americans nytimes.com

Thanksgiving for Native Americans: Four Voices on a Complicated Holiday

A day of celebration and overeating is for some a time of mourning and a testament to the strength of a culture.

companyNews reuters.com

European shares slip on Thanksgiving Thursday, Centrica crashes

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - European shares tumbled on Thursday, tracking more timid Wall Street trading as volumes thinned out for the Thanksgiving holiday, with British stocks leading losses as energy firm Centrica plummeted after results.

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump arrived in Florida Tuesday to celebrate his first Thanksgiving while in office, but he will spend it a little differently than past presidents -- at his Mar-a-Lago residence surrounded by family and feast.

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

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

healthNews reuters.com

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.

Cheese nytimes.com

The Culture Is Changing, With Feminist Cheese

All across America, cheese making is a great way to trot away from the male herd.

Food Contamination and Poisoning nytimes.com

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough

A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: It’s Thanksgiving. Come On Home.

My parents let me know that as long as they lived, there would be a place in the world for me. I hope my sons know that, too.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Frequency Electronics appoints Jonathan Brolin to board

* Frequency Electronics Inc appoints largest shareholder to board of directors

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What Trump can learn about giving thanks

As millions gather around American tables this week with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's worth thinking about gratitude and what it really means to feel grateful for everything we've been given.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

After ‘So Much Sadness,’ What Is There to Be Thankful For?

For many families across an America battered by wildfires, hurricanes and mass shootings, this Thanksgiving is the first major holiday since life was ripped apart.

Television nytimes.com

What Should I Watch in the Background on Thanksgiving Day?

With everyone hopping on and off the couch, it’s not the best time to start a particularly involved series.

Television nytimes.com

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

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

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.

healthNews reuters.com

Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents

(Reuters Health) - Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests.

Turkeys nytimes.com

Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy

A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.

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Spike Lee gives 'She's Gotta Have It' new spin

Just over 30 years later, Spike Lee revisits his breakthrough film, "She's Gotta Have It," by expanding it into a 10-episode Netflix series. Temporarily setting aside the "Why" of that, what emerges is a reasonably entertaining, tangent-prone update distinguished by its star, DeWanda Wise, as the romantically omnivorous Nola Darling.

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Thanksgiving travel rush

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If you think politics makes Thanksgiving dinner unbearable, you're correct

businessNews reuters.com

World stocks ride tech boom to scale new highs in pre-Thanksgiving rally

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares scaled yet another record high on Wednesday, propelled by a bullish growth and company earnings outlook, as well as investors' unflagging enthusiasm for technology stocks.

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Value your constitutional rights? Thank a journalist

Journalism in America today faces an aggressive assault on its legitimacy. The President declares the news media "the enemy of the people," and those in his inner circle routinely label any coverage they consider negative or unflattering as "fake news."

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: What Are You Thankful For?

Wednesday: Reflections on Thanksgiving, train shows, and new balloons in the Macy’s parade.

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Eat: Thanksgiving Leftovers Fit for a King

Enjoy an elegant yet comforting meal after the festivities have died down.

Social Media nytimes.com

Skin Deep: His Eye Makeup Is Way Better Than Yours

How teenage boys and young men wearing makeup are affecting beauty norms.

Favreau, Jonathan E (1981- ) nytimes.com

Feature: The Voices in Blue America’s Head

For years, liberals have tried, and failed, to create their own version of conservative talk radio. Has Crooked Media finally figured it out?

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-COLUMN-One more sterling risk that may be less than first thought: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Editorial Observer: Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

African-Americans have sound historical reasons for resenting “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

domesticNews reuters.com

Many in Haiti thank U.S. for renewal, not end, of protected status

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to end from July 2019 a scheme that protects some 59,000 Haitians from deportation from the United States was viewed positively on Tuesday in Haiti, where many were pleased that the program would last for another 20 months.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel

Here’s what you need to know to avoid the crowds and have as painless a trip as possible via this nation’s roads and airports this Thanksgiving.

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Thanksgiving travel weather forecast

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers explains what weather is forecast for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump pardons turkey in annual Thanksgiving tradition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who has raised eyebrows by mulling his power to pardon as investigators probe possible ties between his 2016 election campaign and Russia, used his authority in a less controversial way on Tuesday to "pardon" a Thanksgiving turkey.

sportsNews reuters.com

Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

companyNews reuters.com

Dollar Tree reports better-than-expected same-store sales

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator, on Tuesday reported third-quarter comparable store sales that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher customer traffic and spending at its stores.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

On Dessert: What Children — and Parents — Can Learn From Baking Together

A bonding activity that builds joy and character.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Feature: The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

After more than three decades as a provocateur, the filmmaker has returned to the movie that made him famous.

Microsoft Corp|MSFT|NASDAQ nytimes.com

Feature: Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.

Animal Behavior nytimes.com

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.

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Analysis: This President wants you to give thanks every day

President Donald Trump has shown an incessant craving for praise during his first 10 months in office.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he...

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Fox Establishes Workplace Culture Panel After Harassment Scandal

As part of a settlement with a shareholder, 21st Century Fox promised to address the culture of a workplace jolted by sexual harassment allegations.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Palo Alto posts better-than-expected revenue, profit

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Palo Alto Networks Inc on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, as it benefited from robust demand for its cloud-based security services.

Nineteen Hundred Sixties nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

If anything, he was a harbinger of today’s far right.

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Opinion: Comedians should give thanks for Trump

This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of being trapped at a Thanksgiving gathering with that pro-Trump uncle who responds to every political point with, "But what about Hillary Clinton..."

Skin Cancer nytimes.com

Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

companyNews reuters.com

Chile stock index slips more than 1 pct after first-round vote

SANTIAGO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Chile's stock index slipped more than 1 percent in early trading on Monday after conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera garnered less support than expected in the country's first round presidential election.

Diet and Nutrition nytimes.com

The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again

When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.

United States Coast Guard nytimes.com

Feature: The Coast Guard’s ‘Floating Guantánamos’

In an expansion of the war on drugs, the U.S. Coast Guard is targeting low-level smugglers in international waters — shackling them on ships for weeks or even months before arraignment in American courts.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Shopping) nytimes.com

It’s Almost Thanksgiving! Let Us Be Your Guide

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Manson, Charles nytimes.com

Manson Mythology and Pop Culture

Charles Manson was a constant dark presence in pop culture for decades after his arrest in the gruesome Tate-Labianca murders.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Attica: It’s Worse Than We Thought

Was a doctor conducting leprosy experiments on patients without their consent?

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State of the Cartoonion: Thankful for pardons?

On State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper imagines the first turkey pardon of Donald Trump's presidency.

worldNews reuters.com

More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prison

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.

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Panetta: Bill Clinton 'more than paid the price' for Lewinsky affair

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended President Bill Clinton on Saturday, telling CNN he "more than paid the price" for his affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was in office.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

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Opinion: Do we love our guns more than we love our children?

When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.

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The President's aides try to prevent comparisons to Trump, who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

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Vintage fliers: Lufthansa restores historic aircraft

While flying is still considered a quintessentially modern way to travel, many airlines have now clocked up decades of history.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-FDA approves remote feature to program Cochlear implants

* Says approved remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for Nucleus Cochlear implant system through telemedicine platform

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Here Comes the Best Part of Thanksgiving: Leftovers

The remains of the day provide ingredients for three more days of meals that invite you to tinker and try new dishes.

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Tesla's $200,000 Roadster will need more than speed