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Toronto airport requires extra security checks after 'customs breach'

TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Some U.S.-bound flights from Toronto's main international airport were delayed on Wednesday afternoon due to an incident that prompted authorities to require some passengers to go through customs a second time, a spokeswoman said.

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Trump: Tax plan will boost paychecks

President Trump says the IRS confirmed that if Congress passes the GOP tax reform plan by Christmas, Americans will see lower taxes and bigger paychecks as soon as February 2018.

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Senior justice official dismisses Republican charges of bias in Trump probe

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

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Trump on taxes: Simplifying a broken system

President Trump gives remarks after House and Senate Republicans reach a compromise on their tax overhaul.

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Right and Left React to Roy Moore’s Defeat in Alabama

Writers from across the political spectrum on the victory of Doug Jones and the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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See how the tax bill will affect your paycheck

As the Senate rushed to vote on a tax bill, everyone asked the same question: Will my taxes go up or down?

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Justice official downplays Republican criticism of Mueller

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

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Democrats: McConnell Must ‘Hit the Pause Button’ on Tax Vote

Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

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Republicans’ Tax Bill Nearing the Finish Line

A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers are close to a final deal on the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore Is Staying Home

And Republicans will be in an even bigger hurry to pass their tax plan.

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Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win’ in Alabama

President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts

Republicans embraced Trump, Moore and post-ethics politics. In defeat, they are officially post-shame.

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

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

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Key Takeaways From Doug Jones’s Alabama Victory

The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama’s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

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Op-Ed Columnist: As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism

A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House — but it won’t.

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Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night

Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

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Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

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

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Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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BRIEF-PSE&G Says Learned That Its Customers May Be Affected By A Potential Data Breach Involving Systems Of Tio Networks

* PSE&G SAYS LEARNED THAT ITS CUSTOMERS MAY BE AFFECTED BY A POTENTIAL DATA BREACH INVOLVING SYSTEMS OF TIO NETWORKS

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Tapper fact-checks Roy Moore spokesman

CNN's Jake Tapper fact checks Roy Moore campaign spokesman Ted Crockett, who inaccurately claimed that a Christian Bible must, by law, be used when being sworn into office.

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Europe moves closer to own satnav system with latest Galileo launch

BERLIN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Tuesday, taking the number in orbit to 22 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system, lessening its dependence on the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS.

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Republicans Nearing Agreement on Final Tax Bill

Senator John Cornyn said a deal to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills could be reached on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Alliance Data Systems Says Its Columbus, Ohio-Based Card Services Business To Launch Branded Credit Card For Guess? Inc

* ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS SAYS ITS COLUMBUS, OHIO-BASED CARD SERVICES BUSINESS TO LAUNCH NEW BRANDED CREDIT CARD FOR GUESS? INC - SEC FILING

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Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore

Writers from across the political spectrum on the contentious Senate race in Alabama.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The White Supremacy Caucus

Roy Moore, Donald Trump and Republican racism

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Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay -- not all of them welcome.

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Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

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

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Several Women Repeat Accusations of Sexual Misconduct by Trump

The women said they hoped to be taken more seriously after a torrent of allegations that have toppled the careers of men in the news media, business and politics.

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BRIEF-NCI Building Systems Announces Secondary Offering

* NCI BUILDING SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SECONDARY OFFERING BY INVESTMENT FUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH CLAYTON DUBILIER & RICE, LLC

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

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

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

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

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The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children

Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?

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Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?

Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.

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Seahawks Jefferson attempts to storm stands in row with fans

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson attempted to jump into the stands during a confrontation with fans in Jacksonville near the end of his team's 30-24 defeat to the Jaguars on Sunday.

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Seahawks Jefferson restrained during altercation with fans

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson attempted to jump into the stands during a confrontation with fans in Jacksonville near the end of his team's 30-24 defeat to the Jaguars on Sunday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Rise of the Roypublicans

The Republican Party won’t be able to shake Roy Moore’s values if he wins.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

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Qatar goes ahead with $6.7 billion Typhoon combat jets deal with UK's BAE Systems

LONDON (Reuters) - BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defense group said on Sunday.

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Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands

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

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Baker and the Empire

In search of a less existential politics.

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After 'lock her up' chants, Trump cites 'rigged system'

President Donald Trump responded to chants of "lock her up" by citing the "rigged system," while speaking at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

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

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Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government

Democrats want a deal to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but liberal activists question their party’s willingness to provoke a shutdown.

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Trent Franks, Accused of Offering $5 Million to Impregnate an Aide, Abruptly Resigns

Mr. Franks, Republican of Arizona, resigned earlier than expected after two women said he wanted to use sex as a means to impregnate them.

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Olympics: USOC says all systems go for Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee on Friday said it will send a full team to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February despite mixed messages this week from the White House about whether the U.S. would participate.

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BRIEF-Catalyst Midstream Partners Announces Binding Open Season for New Crude Oil Gathering System

* CATALYST MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LLC ANNOUNCES BINDING OPEN SEASON FOR NEW CRUDE OIL GATHERING SYSTEM TO SERVE THE DELAWARE BASIN

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

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

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Trump Speaks Tonight in Florida, but Alabama Voters Will Be Listening

President Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in the Florida Panhandle Friday night. But his real audience is likely to be in neighboring Alabama.

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Dina Powell, Influential Foreign Policy Adviser, Is Set to Leave White House

Dina Powell, a deputy national security adviser to President Trump, has been a key player on a variety of issues and a top ally of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

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US unveils new travel advisory system

The State Department unveiled Friday a new system for communicating security risks associated with foreign travel in an effort to reduce confusion and protect US citizens abroad.

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Op-Ed Contributor: How Roy Moore Survives

A noticeable backlash has hyper-energized the Republican senate candidate’s volunteers and Alabamians who hate Washington and its ways.

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CVS expects Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

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

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

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

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

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

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Americans keep waiting for bigger paychecks

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

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

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U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

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

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

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

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Justice Dept. investigating use of fetal tissue

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

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James O’Keefe, Practitioner of the Sting, Has an Ally in Trump

James O’Keefe has long struggled for respect from the media and acceptance from the conservative movement. But now he has an ally in the Oval Office.

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On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

The White House pared down its invite list for the annual Hanukkah celebration. Democrats and Jewish groups critical of the president were not included.

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Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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BRIEF-Karen Singer Reports 5 Percent Passive Stake In Alaska Communications Systems As Of Dec 6

* KAREN SINGER REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2jrmA5k] Further company coverage:

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

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

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Senator Al Franken to Speak From Senate Floor Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m., a day after dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

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EU gains powers to check up on new car approvals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU negotiators agreed new rules on Thursday that give Brussels the power to check up on national car approval authorities and set targets for emission checks in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

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

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UPDATE 1-Some Japanese aluminium buyers agree Q1 premium at $103/T - sources

* Talks continuing, further deals expected later this month (Adds details and quotes)

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Some Japanese aluminium buyers agree Q1 premium at $103/T, up 8-10 pct from Q4 -sources

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Some Japanese aluminium buyers have agreed to pay some global producers a premium of $103 per tonne for shipments in the January to March quarter, reflecting higher spot premiums, two sources directly involved in the pricing talks said on Thursday.

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Tax Bill Is Likely to Undo Health Insurance Mandate, Republicans Say

House Republicans are embracing the Senate’s repeal of the health law’s mandate that most people have insurance, but they are not buying a side deal to stabilize insurance markets.

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Republicans Move to Resolve Tax Bill Differences as Cost Concerns Loom

The Senate voted to begin the formal process of reconciling its tax bill with the House version as lawmakers continued to discuss changes to the legislation.

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Op-Ed Columnist: We’ll Be Cheerful if It Kills Us

That gun bill is back, but then again, there’s a hero cat.

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On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Tucson’s Police Chief: Sessions’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Make Cities More Dangerous

People won’t report crimes if they’re afraid they may become separated from their families.

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House Votes to Sharply Expand Concealed-Carry Gun Rights

The House easily passed legislation requiring each state to recognize another state’s concealed-carry gun permit. But the bill faces doubt in the Senate.

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Checks for free: a Mexican plan to combat poverty

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An opposition alliance in Mexico wants to launch a universal basic wage to combat the poverty that blights the lives of almost half the population, touting an experimental reform discussed globally as a solution to job losses from automation.

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For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble

The staff of the acclaimed Amazon series believed it had created a special workplace. Then harassment accusations pierced the idealism.

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Justice Department seeks warrant to seize ancient ring trafficked by ISIS

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

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Democratic Women in Senate Call on Al Franken to Resign

In a coordinated campaign, at least a half dozen Democratic women in the Senate called on their colleague, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, to resign.

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Short-seller Muddy Waters bets against OSI Systems

BOSTON (Reuters) - Carson Block, founder of short-seller Muddy Waters LLC, which gained prominence with a bet against a Chinese timber company, said he is shorting OSI Systems Inc, sending the...

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Short seller Muddy Waters betting against OSI Systems

BOSTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Carson Block, founder of short seller Muddy Waters LLC which rose to fame for betting against a Chinese timber company, on Wednesday said it is betting that the stock of OSI Systems Inc will tumble.

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

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

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Trump’s Endorsement of Roy Moore Points Up a G.O.P. Problem: Chaos

President Trump’s impulsive, improvisational political style is preventing the Republican Party from establishing a true organization for the coming midterm elections.

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Bannon Finds New Fight Backing Roy Moore, but Risks Are High

The former White House strategist delivered a plea to elect Mr. Moore on Tuesday at a rally in southern Alabama.

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Justice seems torn on wedding cake case

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

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Analysis: What is Jeff Flake up to?

Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a picture Tuesday afternoon that is the most visible sign yet that his break from the Trump-led Republican Party may not only be permanent but also could lead to a national bid for the Arizona Republican down the line:

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Sen. Jeff Flake writes a check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore with the message, 'Country over Party'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

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Sessions in '99: President can obstruct

President Trump's legal team says that the president cannot be charged with obstruction of justice, but in 1999 then-Senator Jeff Sessions said that it was possible that President Bill Clinton obstructed justice.

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Justice Kennedy's legacy at play again

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

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Kirstjen Nielsen, White House Aide, Is Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

Ms. Nielsen, an aide to John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has defended herself against charges that she is too inexperienced to lead the department.

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

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

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

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

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The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?

A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.

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Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Check-Cap Announces Advancement In GE Healthcare Manufacturing Collaboration

* CHECK-CAP ANNOUNCES ADVANCEMENT IN GE HEALTHCARE MANUFACTURING COLLABORATION

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International police operation shuts down 'Andromeda' malware system

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A joint operation involving Germany, the United States and Belarus has taken down a malware system known as "Andromeda" or "Gamarue" that infected more than 2 million computers globally, Europol said on Tuesday.

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International police operation shuts down "Andromeda" malware system

AMSTERDAM, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A joint operation involving Germany, the United States and Belarus has taken down a malware system known as "Andromeda" or "Gamarue" that infected more than 2 million computers globally, Europol said on Tuesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Roy Moore’s Enablers

Stand by him now, stay linked to him forever.

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As Harassment Accusations Multiply, a Question: Who Stays and Who Goes?

Some lawmakers charged with sexual harassment face intense pressure to resign. Others find more tolerance. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the responses.

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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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BRIEF-Bureau Veritas: Strategic Alliance With Avitas Systems

* REG-BUREAU VERITAS: STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH AVITAS SYSTEMS, TO CREATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INSPECTION SERVICES DRIVEN BY ADVANCED ANALYTICS.

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Corrine Brown, Ex-Congresswoman Who Ran a Sham Charity, Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ms. Brown, a former representative from Florida, was convicted of fraud after using over $300,000 from the charity for personal expenses, including tickets to a Beyoncé concert.

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

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

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Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

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

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Director Defends F.B.I. After Trump Says Bureau Is in ‘Tatters’

Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, did not mention the president in defending the agency’s work force as “focused on our critical mission.”

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McFarland Contradicted Herself on Russia Contacts, Congressional Testimony Shows

President Trump’s former aide had told lawmakers that she knew nothing of the national security adviser’s contacts with the Russian ambassador. But newly surfaced emails undermine her assertion.

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Republicans Sought to Undercut an Unfavorable Analysis of the Tax Plan

When the Joint Committee on Taxation found the Republican tax bill would balloon the budget deficit, Republicans tried to discredit it.

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BMW says exhaust systems do not shut off in road conditions

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW on Monday rejected a media report that said the software in certain diesel models shut off a gas filtering system in certain road conditions, leading to excessive nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

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Justices Skeptical of Sports Gambling Ban

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

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

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

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

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

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Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, Explained

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

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German police check more suspicious parcels after Potsdam explosive package

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Monday investigated further suspicious mail packages found around the country as they tried to catch an extortionist who sent a defective parcel bomb to a pharmacy in the city of Potsdam last week.

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

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

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

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

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The Checkup: Does an A.D.H.D. Link Mean Tylenol Is Unsafe in Pregnancy?

In a Norwegian study, pregnant women who took acetaminophen for 29 days or more had a more than twofold risk of having children with A.D.H.D.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

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G.O.P. Pushes to Avoid Government Shutdown, but the Path Is Tricky

A two-week stopgap measure would provide more time to negotiate, but obstacles loom on both sides of the aisle as lawmakers push their own priorities.

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Top Dem: Building case of obstruction of justice

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

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Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

A conservative operative told a campaign aide he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia through his pro-gun connections.

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

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Opinion: How the Republicans Broke Congress

We used to blame both parties for our poisonous political environment. Not anymore.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Heroin in Soups and Lollipops: How Drug Cartels Evade Border Security

Even as the United States spends billions of dollars along the Mexican border, traffickers are exploiting weaknesses elsewhere, shipping parcels by mail, by air and on Amtrak.

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

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: A Historic Tax Heist

In which Republican donors pick your children’s pockets.

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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Hasty, Hand-Scribbled Tax Bill Sets Off an Outcry

Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, called it “Washington D.C. at its worst” as Republicans sought to speed through their amended bill, handwriting and all.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump to Keep Embassy in Tel Aviv, but Recognize Jerusalem as Capital

The president is trying to appease evangelical supporters and powerful Jewish donors even as he works to avoid derailing his administration’s peace efforts.

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News Analysis: Debt Concerns, Once a Core Republican Tenet, Take a Back Seat to Tax Cuts

The party, which criticized the growth of the federal debt under President Barack Obama, has rallied behind a tax cut that would send it to new heights.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

Writers from across the political spectrum on Michael T. Flynn’s plea deal and what it means for the special counsel’s inquiry and the Trump administration.

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Taxpayers Paid $84,000 to End Sex Harassment Claim Against Texas Lawmaker

Rep. Blake Farenthold, Republican of Texas, settled a sexual harassment suit for $84,000, one of six House settlements funded by taxpayers since 2013.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Fast-Changing Tax Bill Is Set to Clear the Senate

Senate Republicans made major changes to their bill, and picked up the votes to push it through the chamber on Friday.

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Tapper fact checks tax plan claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at claims from both sides about the new Republican tax plan. Read more at FactCheck.org

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MOVES-Jefferies hires Slosser to boost 144a roster

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (IFR) - Jefferies hired FBR head of investment banking Ken Slosser as its head of permanent capital, a new position in its equity capital markets division.

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President Xi says China will not export its political system

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will not export its political system, President Xi Jinping told a forum for foreign political groups on Friday, as the ruling Communist Party seeks to boost its global image and take a more assertive international role.

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Craigslist founder: Democracy's immune system is in trouble

Throughout history, the media has been used to manipulate and influence political outcomes. Julius Caesar used war journaling, or a written firsthand account of war and its rationale, to justify the invasion and destruction of the Gallic tribes two millennia ago. His heir, Octavian, used a disinformation campaign to convince the Senate to declare war against Mark Antony.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In the End, Reality Will Win

Is there no bottom? We may soon learn that Trump won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is Cracking Up

The president is acting more deranged than usual, but Republicans in Congress don’t care.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Tom Cotton, Said to Be Trump’s C.I.A. Pick, Would Bring Ambition but Little Experience

Mr. Cotton, a senator from Arkansas, would be the youngest person ever to run the C.I.A. should a White House plan to shuffle the cabinet come to fruition.

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Rep. Schiff: Sessions wouldn't answer Russia question

Rep. Adam Schiff says Attorney General Jeff Sessions wouldn't answer a particular question dealing with President Trump.

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Sessions blames sanctuary city policy for Steinle death following verdict

Attorney General Jeff Sessions condemned San Francisco's sanctuary city policy in the wake of a not-guilty verdict in Kate Steinle's death Thursday.

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Aluminium producer seeks Q1 premium of $110/T from Japan buyers -sources

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A global aluminium producer has offered Japanese buyers a premium of $110 per tonne for primary metal shipments during the January to March period, as much as 17 percent above the current quarter, three sources directly involved in pricing talks said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Bristol-Myers says Checkmate -078 trial stopped early for demonstrating superior overall survival

* CHECKMATE -078, A PIVOTAL, MULTINATIONAL PHASE 3 OPDIVO (NIVOLUMAB) LUNG CANCER TRIAL WITH PREDOMINANTLY CHINESE PATIENTS, STOPPED EARLY FOR DEMONSTRATING SUPERIOR OVERALL SURVIVAL

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressmen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Democratic lawmakers who attended.

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U.S. stock trading audit system delayed by hack fears

Nov 30 (Reuters) - A long-delayed trading database meant to help regulators police stock and options markets faces further setbacks as the U.S. Congress considers whether it is secure enough to keep out cyber criminals.

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U.S. attorney general Sessions evasive on Russia probe: congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions on Thursday during a closed congressional hearing about whether President Donald Trump ever instructed him to hinder the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, a Democratic congressman said.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Fact Check: The Senate G.O.P. Tax Plan

Senate Republicans and President Trump are rushing to overhaul the tax system. Does their plan live up to their promises?

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Column: To the year-end checklist, add mandatory retirement withdrawals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nothing good lasts forever, and so it is with tax-deferred retirement saving - that is, the deferred part.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Proxy of Racism

The Trump doctrine is white supremacy.

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Kansai Electric, Kyushu Electric delay nuclear plant restarts for Kobe Steel checks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.

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

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

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China vows more checks on teachers after kindergarten abuse scandal

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China on Thursday pledged stiffer oversight of preschool teachers, including closer checks on their qualifications, following an outcry over allegations of child abuse at a private kindergarten in Beijing.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Sells Tax Plan With False Claims

President Trump said he was the “opposite of an exaggerator” before falsely claiming the tax cut “is not good for me” and would be the largest in history.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Mediator: A Failure of the Network News Star System

What did Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Bill O’Reilly have in common? They were encouraged to be larger-than-life characters before their sudden falls.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

A ‘Main Street’ Tax Speech Becomes a Trump Riff on the Rich

In a rambling speech in Missouri on Tuesday, President Trump criticized the rich and said the tax bill in Washington would not help people like him.

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Fact-check: Trump says plan will cost him a fortune

President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that the Senate Republican tax plan will cost him and his family "a fortune."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Tax Overhaul

With the Senate on track for a final vote later this week, Republican leaders were still working to secure the votes they need to pass their tax rewrite.

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

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

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

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

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Trump Wanted a Bigger Tax Cut for the Rich but Lost to Ivanka

President Trump hoped to devote proceeds from repealing a health care mandate to helping the rich. Then came opposition from Ivanka Trump and Republican senators.

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Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case

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

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Op-Ed Columnist: Lambs of the Senate

Uncommitted senators are squandering their leverage on the tax bill.

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Republicans, Entering Homestretch on Tax Cuts, Are Calm and Cooperative

After an unsuccessful effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have gotten down to doing what they do best — cutting taxes.

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Venezuela systematically abused foes in 2017 protests: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.

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Trump Feuds With Democrats Ahead of a Possible Government Shutdown

In less than two weeks, much of the government will run out of money, but a negotiating session at the White House on Tuesday blew up after President Trump attacked Democrats.

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Trump Once Said the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Was Real. Now He’s Not Sure.

The president’s changing story, which has stunned advisers, is part of a lifelong habit of attempting to create his own version of reality.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

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

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BRIEF-Boston Scientific announces update on Lotus Edgeâ„¢ Aortic Valve System

* BOSTON SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCES UPDATE ON LOTUS EDGEâ„¢ AORTIC VALVE SYSTEM

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Libyan Convicted of Terrorism in Benghazi Attacks but Acquitted of Murder

Ahmed Abu Khattala was the first person charged and prosecuted in the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead, including an ambassador.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Conyers Scandal Highlights Divisions, Generational and Gender

Some House Democrats hope that the sexual harassment scandal that cost Representative John Conyers Jr. his Judiciary post could hasten other changes.

Nuclear Tests nytimes.com

Hawaii Brings Back a Cold War-Era Nuclear Warning System

Monthly tests are the latest in similar readiness steps by Hawaii amid renewed tensions between the United States and North Korea.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Four Big Tax Deceptions

How the tax plan’s defenders are selling it.

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The Republican Senators Who Might Oppose the Tax Bill

A handful of Republican senators are on the fence about President Trump’s tax plan. Here are their concerns.

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Right and Left React to the Turmoil at the Consumer Finance Watchdog

Writers from across the political spectrum on the conflict over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

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Diplomats search for way to save trade system after U.S. vetoes judges

GENEVA (Reuters) - Diplomats are searching for ways to prevent the global trade dispute resolution system from freezing up, after the Trump administration blocked appointments to the body that acts as the supreme court for global trade.

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Trump Again Derides Warren as ‘Pocahontas,’ This Time at Event Honoring Navajo Veterans

Standing in the Oval Office alongside three World War II code talkers, Mr. Trump made the unscripted comment after other officials praised the veterans’ history and contributions.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Tax Bill’s Potential Hurdle: Republicans

Republicans are set to rush their tax plan to the Senate floor as President Trump meets with lawmakers.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

The Checkup: A Healthy Dose of Guilt

Moral guilt is not the same as shame. When it’s constructive, guilt can make a child feel determined to do things differently, experts say.

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Russia to check Twitter compliance with data law

MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it would check next year if Twitter has complied with the law requiring all companies to store personal data of Russian citizens on Russian soil.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Will These Senators Live Up to Their Own Principles?

President Trump’s tax bill violates those principles.

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

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

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John Conyers Steps Aside From Judiciary Post Amid Sex Harassment Inquiry

The announcement by Mr. Conyers, a Democratic congressman from Michigan, came five days after the revelation that he had settled a complaint in 2015 by a former employee.

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Trump Urges Voters to Pick Roy Moore Instead of ‘Liberal Jones’

As the Alabama Senate election approaches, the president attacked the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, as a “Schumer/Pelosi puppet.”

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Check In: In Busy Rome, a Hotel That’s an Oasis

The NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento is comfortable and calm — and close to the bustling Termini Station. But cost-cutting measures are noticeable.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

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

Economic policy driven by presidential pique.

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Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

The case of Secret Service and other federal uniforms shows just how difficult President Trump’s push to “buy American” is to implement in an age of global trade.

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Jeff Bezos is worth $100 billion, with a 'B'

If you're one of the millions shopping on Amazon on Black Friday, congratulations: You helped make Jeff Bezos a $100 billion man.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Bridging the Canyon Across the Holiday Table

In the Trump era, we’ve reached peak domestic hatred.

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Opinion: The Horses on Standing Rock Get a Checkup

Traveling veterinarians, their patients and tradition.

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Final Nights at the Trump SoHo Before Trump Checks Out

At the hotel, which has struggled financially and will soon excise the Trump name, some guests loved the brand, while others were there for the discounted rooms.

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Names purged from FBI background check system for gun buying

Tens of thousands of names were removed from the national criminal background check database this year after the FBI narrowed its interpretation of who is a "fugitive from justice," according to an administration official.

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BRIEF-California Nanotechnologies announces contract with SPS System

* California Nanotechnologies announces new contract from chip fabrication customer and installation of large production SPS System Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)