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Rajoy Hopes to Return Catalonia to ‘Normality’ With an Abnormal Election

A long-distance campaign for re-election by the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, highlights the unorthodox circumstances of the Dec. 21 vote.

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Nazareth Christmas celebrations will be held as normal: mayor

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Nazareth, the Israeli Arab city where Jesus is thought to have been raised, will celebrate Christmas as usual, its mayor said, denying the festivities would be curtailed in protest at the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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UPDATE 1-Leading U.S. antitrust senator urges hearing on Disney, Fox deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate antitrust panel, urged the subcommittee on Friday to hold a hearing on Walt Disney Co's plan to buy a number of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc businesses.

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BRIEF-Quebecor Inc Amends Its Normal Course Issuer Bid

* QUEBECOR INC - RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE TO AMEND ITS NCIB TO INCREASE MAXIMUM NUMBER CLASS B SHARES THAT MAY BE REPURCHASED

Putin, Vladimir V nytimes.com

‘Are You Normal?’ Putin Asks U.S. Congress in Annual News Gathering

As much circus as news conference, the event provided the Russian president with a platform to bolster his campaign and to attack the United States.

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.

Voice Recognition Systems nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Busting the Myths About A.I. Invading Our Lives

Cade Metz, a technology reporter for The Times, assesses the pitfalls of A.I. and the possibilities that Skynet will rule us.

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How he uses soap to save lives

Top 10 CNN Hero Samir Lakhani saw that poor hygiene in rural Cambodia made children there vulnerable to disease. So he started the Eco-Soap Bank which recycles discarded bars of soap from hotels and distributes them to people in need. Watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.

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Warmer Arctic temperatures the 'new normal'

Arctic temperatures are continuing to rise while sea ice declines, a new report has found, with the region showing no sign of returning to its "reliably frozen" state.

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

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

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BRIEF-Abcann Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Leading Medical Cannabis Clinic

* ABCANN ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE LEADING MEDICAL CANNABIS CLINIC

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China warns against livestreaming after 'rooftopper' falls to death

BEIJING (Reuters) - A young Chinese climbing enthusiast's fatal fall from a skyscraper while making a selfie video on a $15,000 "rooftopping" dare has spurred warnings by state media against the perils of livestreaming.

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.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

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

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BRIEF-Input Capital announces TSX-V approval for normal course issuer bid

* INPUT CAPITAL SAYS ‍TSV VENTURE EXCHANGE ACCEPTED CO'S APPLICATION FOR NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID FOR UP TO 6.6 MILLION OF ITS SHARES, ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF CO'S PUBLIC FLOAT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Leading French conservative quits party after right winger wins leadership

PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing heavyweight Xavier Bertrand quit France's main conservative party, The Republicans, on Monday, highlighting the challenges its new chief will face in trying to keep the party together.

Transit Systems nytimes.com

A Normal New York Commute, a Boom and Then Chaos

As commuters headed to work on Monday morning, someone in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square was wearing a bomb.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.

David Weigel nytimes.com

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

Daniel Shaver nytimes.com

Video Shows Officer Fatally Shooting Unarmed, Pleading Man

The video, released after an Arizona jury acquitted the officer of murder, renewed calls for reforms in law enforcement. Activists described the shooting as an execution.

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Quick thinking saves lives from car fire

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: Leading Army’s Running Game, Two Years After He Nearly Walked Away

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has come a long way: 1,472 yards this season, and much further off the field.

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Ukraine - biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties, says Tillerson

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States would "badly" like to lift sanctions against Russia but will not do so until Moscow has pulled its forces out of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, calling that the main obstacle to normal ties.

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Tillerson says Ukraine is biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States would "badly" like to lift sanctions against Russia but will not do so until Moscow has pulled its forces out of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, calling that the main obstacle to normal ties.

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BRIEF-Input Capital Corp Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

* INPUT CAPITAL - ANNOUNCED INTENTION TO MAKE NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID FOR UP TO 6.6 MILLION OF ITS CLASS A COMMON SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tillerson says no normalization of NATO ties with Russia

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels on Wednesday that the Western allies agreed there was "no normalization" of ties with Russia.

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Credit union sues to block Mulvaney from leading CFPB

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal credit union has sued to block President Donald Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney as his preferred head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

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Ex-CIA chief: Trump putting lives in danger

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said that President Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim videos are putting lives at risk.

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CIA chief Mike Pompeo is the leading candidate to take over at the State Department, government sources say

The White House is contemplating a scenario to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within the next few months, multiple government officials tell CNN.

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BRIEF-Biolife Solutions Executes Additional Long-Term Supply Agreement With Leading T Cell Therapy Customer

* BIOLIFE SOLUTIONS EXECUTES ADDITIONAL LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH LEADING T CELL THERAPY CUSTOMER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal

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BRIEF-CannaRoyalty Signs Binding Term Sheets To Acquire Two Leading California Cannabis Companies

* CANNAROYALTY SIGNS BINDING TERM SHEETS TO ACQUIRE TWO LEADING CALIFORNIA CANNABIS COMPANIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Smoking and Tobacco nytimes.com

Tokyo Journal: Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

A no-smoking ordinance being considered by the city raises the question of whether the famously rule-abiding Japanese would obey it.

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond

Our national editor responds to readers’ feedback, most of it highly critical, of our profile of a white nationalist in Ohio.

Smoking and Tobacco nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Forced ‘Corrective’ on Cigarettes

Cigarette makers are being forced by a court to run ads saying, surprise, that smoking kills. But you won’t hear an apology for their deception.

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How former child soldiers for the militant group can go back to leading normal lives

The cigarette dangling from Khalil's lips gives him the air of teenage rebellion generally reserved for boys his age. But Khalil's rebellion is darker than most.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease nytimes.com

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

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Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home

(Reuters Health) - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.

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Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place.

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Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear accident claims

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place.

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Gang members seek new lives through writing

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The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

ROME/PALERMO (Reuters) - The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.

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They lost their lives in the line of duty

Philadelphia police Officer Jonny Castro has painted digital portraits of dozens of police and other first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt

Dee Rees’s new film illuminates the daily cruelties in post-World War II Mississippi.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Lives Up to Its Title, in More Ways Than One

Facing a lover’s death and a society’s intolerance, in a film by Sebastián Lelio.

Theater nytimes.com

The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

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Shooter readiness has become the new normal at most schools

Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

* Terra firma capital corporation announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

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Rohingya Muslims risk lives to cross border

Every day, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims try to cross the river between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Many do not survive the journey. CNN's Clarissa ward reports.

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Funds taking "above normal" risks, cash holdings at 4-yr low-BAML survey

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gloal funds are showing signs of "irrational exhuberance", with cash holdings at four-year lows and risk-taking at all-time highs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly investor survey said on Tuesday.

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Human auction: Where lives sell for $400

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.

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Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day

It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.

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The state that is leading the way on health care

Brain nytimes.com

On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

But it was profoundly damaged. Taken from a 27-year-old man who was a star of his profession before hanging himself, the brain became an object of fascination.

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BRIEF-Almonty Industries announces its intention to initiate a Normal Course Issuer Bid

* Almonty Industries Inc. announces its intention to initiate a Normal Course Issuer Bid

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No more Holy Smokes - Vatican bans sale of cigarettes

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

The Lives Cut Short in a Texas Church

The 26 who died in the shooting at the First Baptist Church included long-married couples and several children.

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U.S. consumer agency sues Freedom Debt Relief for misleading consumers

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against Freedom Debt Relief, the largest U.S. debt-settlement services provider, and its co-Chief Executive Andrew Housser for deceiving consumers.

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BRIEF-Bill Ackman says ADP misleading people on vote count‍​- CNBC

* Bill Ackman on CNBC says ADP misleading people on vote count‍​

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Trump: Kim Jong Un threatening millions of lives

During a joint press conference in Seoul, President Donald Trump laid out the US policy and its position in dealing with a possible North Korea nuclear threat.

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Leading cause of impaired vision in U.S. is correctable

(Reuters Health) - Many people in the U.S. have vision problems that could be addressed with glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery, a recent study suggests.

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Brazil's BB Seguridade sees private pension products leading growth

SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's BB Seguridade Participações SA, the insurance arm of state-controlled Banco do Brasil SA, expects a pickup in the country's economic activity to compensate for falling interest rates and keep up profitability, Chief Financial Officer Werner Suffert told Reuters on Monday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: Why Arthur Schlesinger’s ‘Disuniting of America’ Lives On

“The Disuniting of America” reminds us that social polarization is about more than the controversy over Confederate statues.

China nytimes.com

Leading Western Publisher Bows to Chinese Censorship

Springer Nature, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, was the latest company to acknowledge acquiescing to Chinese demands to limit free speech.

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Vaping rivals, quitters cloud Japan Tobacco's cigarette sales

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc said it expected a steeper decline in cigarette sales at home than previously estimated, after earlier reporting disappointing results, as more smokers quit or defect to "heat-not-burn" tobacco products.

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Leading Turkish activist charged with trying to overthrow government: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Prominent Turkish rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala has been jailed pending trial on charges of violating the constitution and attempting to overthrow the government, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Leading Senate Republicans seek ways to speed nominee approvals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate, expressing frustration at how slowly President Donald Trump's nominees are being confirmed, on Tuesday called for changes in the chamber's procedures to speed up the approval process.

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South Korea, China agree to normalize relations after THAAD fallout

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and China have agreed to normalize all forms of cooperation and exchanges "expeditiously" following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, the South's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Ackman says ADP provided 'misleading' claims to ISS: filing

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday accused Automatic Data Processing Inc of providing misleading and incorrect claims to Institutional Shareholder Services and asked the proxy advisory firm to reconsider its shareholder recommendations.

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Spanish prosecutor accuses sacked Catalan leader of rebellion

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor accused sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont of rebellion and sedition on Monday as the former regional president traveled to Belgium with other members of his ousted administration and hired a lawyer there.

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UPDATE 1-Ackman says ADP provided 'misleading' data to ISS -filing

BOSTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday accused Automatic Data Processing of providing misleading and incorrect data to Institutional Shareholder Services and asked the proxy advising firm to reconsider its recommendations.

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Ackman says ADP provided 'misleading' data to ISS: filing

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday accused Automatic Data Processing of having provided misleading and incorrect data to Institutional Shareholder Services and asked the proxy advising firm to reconsider its recommendations.

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Ackman says ADP provided 'misleading' data to ISS -filing

BOSTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman on Monday accused Automatic Data Processing of having provided misleading and incorrect data to Institutional Shareholder Services and asked the proxy advising firm to reconsider its recommendations.

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BRIEF-AVANTE LOGIXX ANNOUNCES TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE APPROVAL FOR NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

* AVANTE LOGIXX- TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE ACCEPTED NOTICE FILED BY CO OF INTENTION TO MAKE NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID TO BUY UP TO 5.2 MILLION COMMON SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Catalonia Leaders Face Rebellion Charges After Declaring Independence

Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, and others will be summoned to court, the attorney general said.

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Work resumes normally in Catalonia as Spain enforces direct rule

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid was taking hold.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial for leading 2014 armed standoff

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial on Monday for his role in leading a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents that became a rallying point for militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West.

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Actor Kevin Spacey declares he lives life as a gay man

(Reuters) - After years of refusing to address rumors about his sexuality, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey said on Sunday he has chosen to live his life as a gay man.

World Series nytimes.com

Dodgers 6, Astros 2 | Series is tied, 2-2: Cody Bellinger Breaks Through, Leading the Dodgers Past the Astros

Bellinger, a rookie, had struggled through the first three games of the World Series with no hits in 13 at-bats, but his two doubles made all the difference in Game 4.

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Mexican GP marks a return to normality, says organizer

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican Grand Prix organizers say Sunday's Formula One race marks a return to normality after last month's devastating earthquakes, with tickets sold out and a three-day crowd of 320,000 expected.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, sidles up to the idea of Christian self-help with his book, “Own the Moment,” then aims for something different.

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'Heroin heroine' saves lives from her home

Tracey Helton knows what she's doing is illegal, but she doesn't care. She's saving lives during an epidemic that's killing tens of thousands of Americans.

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Flake to CNN: Can't normalize Trump's behavior

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Sen. Jeff Flake talks about some of President Trump's questionable actions and how at some point, there is a need to say "enough."

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Higher nicotine in e-cigarettes tied to higher risk of teen smoking

(Reuters Health) - Teens who vape, or use e-cigarettes, may be more likely to develop a regular smoking habit when the liquid they use in their vaping devices has higher concentrations of nicotine, a U.S. study suggests.

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Residents of Philippines' Marawi begin long trudge back to normalcy as battle ends

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Marawi resident Baimona Amintao hopes her turn comes quickly once authorities begin raffling off the first batch of temporary shelters for those who lost their homes to the five-month battle to retake the southern Philippine city from Islamist militants.

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Reopening of schools could bring some normalcy to Puerto Rico

As some public schools begin to reopen more than a month after Hurricane Maria plowed across Puerto Rico, Ezequiel Torres Rivas continues to call a high school classroom in the town of Corazal his home.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.

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Opinion: Bush and Obama remind us this is not normal

We spent this week debating whether or not past presidents of the United States reached out to the families of the men and women who bravely lost their lives serving our country. That is how low our politics have sunk.

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Kids with autism struggle to find normalcy after wildfire destroys their school

For about two weeks, 7-year-old Caden Higuera from Windsor, California, has been cooped up in his house, playing with Legos and patching together 500-piece puzzles.

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London will remain leading financial centre - PM May's spokesman

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London will remain the world's leading financial centre, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday when asked about comments by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

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Turkish police detain leading civil society figure: media

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained the prominent civil society figure and businessman Osman Kavala at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as part of a secret investigation, the T24 news website and other media said on Thursday.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Calling Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments ‘a Bailout’ Is Misleading

President Trump has repeatedly called payments made to health insurers “a bailout” but they lower out-of-pocket costs for low-income people.

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BRIEF-Head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab Regina Dugan says she is leaving Facebook "to focus on building and leading a new endeavor" - Facebook post

* Head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab Regina Dugan says she is leaving Facebook "to focus on building and leading a new endeavor" - Facebook post Source text: http://bit.ly/2ihLWow Further company coverage:

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How tourists can save lives on their travels

Vacationing in developing countries can sometimes leave travelers feeling uneasy, particularly if they're concerned that tourism may be doing more harm than good.

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Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says

Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, delaying the purchase of guns by a couple of days could save nearly 1,700 lives a year, according to a study released Monday.

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Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Austria’s Rightward Lurch Is Europe’s New Normal

In a challenge to the European Union, hard-right parties are surging by confronting the neoliberal consensus on opening borders to trade and immigration.

healthNews reuters.com

Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on the bleeding.

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Michigan governor denies misleading U.S. House on Flint water

(Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder denied Thursday that he had misled a U.S. House of Representatives committee last year over testimony on Flint's water crisis after lawmakers asked if his testimony had been contradicted by a witness in a court hearing.

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Black Lives Matter activists were targeted

A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. CNN's Dylan Byers has more.

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Exxon says Julia, Hadrian South operations back to normal after Nate

HOUSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it has resumed normal operations at its Julia and Hadrian South subsea production systems in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Nate forced them to shutter last weekend.

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Analysis: Trump lives for adoring crowds

In a terrific Washington Post piece published Tuesday that paints Donald Trump as a tea kettle about to blow, there's a remarkably telling paragraph about how the President views politics and his role in it. Here it is:

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Trump attacks ESPN's Jemele Hill with misleading tweet

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Women Today: Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow

Sports programs for girls provide more than just a physical benefit — they can also help educate girls about gender issues, and empower them.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

On Campus: Campus Hate Lives on the Internet. Administrators Need to Catch Up.

The problems that play out over social media aren’t any less real.

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Saudi Arabia says UN report blaming it for children's deaths in Yemen misleading

Saudi Arabia says a UN report placing the Mideast country on a blacklist for the deaths and injuries of children in the ongoing conflict in Yemen is filled with "inaccurate and misleading information." A Saudi-led military coalition is locked in a war with Houthi rebels backed by Iran in deteriorating Yemen.

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Saudi Arabia says U.N. report on Yemen 'inaccurate and misleading'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected a United Nations report blaming a Saudi-led military coalition for killing or injuring 683 children in Yemen and attacking dozens of schools and hospitals as "inaccurate and misleading."

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In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - At a community center in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23,000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath only with the help of the diesel generator powering their equipment.

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What women's lives are like when abortion is a crime

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously said that there should be "some form of punishment" for abortion. Although he later tried to walk these remarks back, he and his mostly male fellow Republicans have quietly been making headway since he took office on an agenda to make sure women have as few options as possible for reproductive choice and education, including limited access to birth control and the preventative care offered by Planned Parenthood.

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BRIEF-GOLDEN QUEEN SAYS ‍MINING AT SOLEDAD MOUNTAIN PROCEEDING IN NORMAL COURSE​

* SAYS ‍MINING ACTIVITIES AT COMPANY'S SOLEDAD MOUNTAIN PROJECT ARE PROCEEDING IN NORMAL COURSE​

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Learning About Women’s Lives Through the Food They Consumed

In “What She Ate,” Laura Shapiro offers biographical portraits of six notable women and their diets, including Helen Gurley Brown and Eva Braun.

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Widow: I can't let a 'monster' overshadow the lives he took

Heather Melton, the wife of Las Vegas shooting victim Sonny Melton, said that she can't let a "monster" overshadow the lives of the people he took.

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Opinion: Ban semiautomatic weapons and save lives

Semiautomatic weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment. The federal government and the states can outlaw them, a point underscored by none other than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who emphasized that the Second Amendment protects gun ownership of the types of arms that were "in common use" in 1791, when the Second Amendment was adopted.

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Las Vegas heroes: They risked their lives to save strangers

Two women caught in the middle of the Las Vegas shooting recalled how their lives were saved by a stranger who shielded them from a hail of bullets with his own body.

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The heroes: Acts of bravery saved lives in Las Vegas

CNN's Martin Savidge reports on the random acts of heroism that helped saved lives during the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 59 dead and over 500 injured.

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Switching to e-cigarettes could save 6.6 million American smokers: researchers

LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 6.6 million early deaths in America might be averted over 10 years if smokers switched to e-cigarettes, and the nicotine delivery devices should be adopted as part of an "endgame for cigarette smoking", researchers said on Monday.

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"Heroin heroine' saves lives from her living room

In a small blue house in Northern California, a mom surrounded by three children, three cats and a dog has quietly saved the lives of hundreds of people addicted to opioids, including heroin.

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Nearly two million people watched NFL livestream on Amazon.com

(Reuters) - Nearly 2 million people logged onto Amazon.com for the online retailer's first livestream of Thursday Night Football, the U.S. National Football League said on Friday.

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Nearly 2 mln people watched NFL livestream on Amazon.com

Sept 29 (Reuters) - Nearly 2 million people logged onto Amazon.com for the online retailer's first livestream of Thursday Night Football, the U.S. National Football League said on Friday.

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South Africa weather service expects above normal rain on La Nina

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The South African Weather Service said on Friday that it now forecasts a weak La Nina weather pattern to develop in the early summer, raising expectations for above-normal rainfall across large swathes of the country, including parts of the maize belt.

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BRIEF-Trican Well Service announces normal course issuer bid

* Trican Well Service Ltd. announces normal course issuer bid

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Black Lives Matter movement cannot be sued, U.S. judge rules

(Reuters) - A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, finding the campaign could not be held responsible for injuries he got at a protest.

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Man lives with a toy in his lungs for 40 years

When doctor's performed surgery on a man to remove what they suspected to be a bronchogenic carinoma, they instead found a toy traffic cone he had swallowed in 1974.

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Jeff Sessions on Russia investigation: Media making 'perfectly normal' actions look nefarious

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that throughout the course of the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media has made "perfectly normal" actions look nefarious.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Black Lives or Bottom Line? Activists Ask What N.F.L. Protests Are All About

As the nation debates football players’ kneeling during the national anthem, activists wonder whether issues of racism and police misconduct will be forgotten.

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The lives of 3.4 million Americans hangs in the balance

When Hurricane Maria barreled across Puerto Rico, devastating buildings with wind and flooding and wiping out the power infrastructure, the safety and livelihood of more than 3.4 million Americans hung in the balance.

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BRIEF-IAC's Vimeo enters live video market with agreement to acquire Livestream and launch of Vimeo Live

* IAC's Vimeo enters live video market with agreement to acquire Livestream and launch of Vimeo Live

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Wildfires: Is All This Normal?

A climate reporter for The Times explains what you should know about recent disasters that have struck in quick succession.

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Guinea bauxite mining back to normal after week of riots

CONAKRY, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Bauxite mining companies have resumed normal operations in Guinea's Boke region as local authorities try to negotiate a definitive end to unrest that has disrupted production for more than a week, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Residents in northwest Puerto Rico told their lives are in danger from flooding days after Hurricane Maria

All people living near the Guajataca River in northwest Puerto Rico should evacuate immediately because of an "imminent dam break," the National Weather Service in San Juan said Friday afternoon.

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

Leading the Legal War Against Fox

So far this year, the lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a conservative Republican, has filed 11 suits against Fox News for defamation, sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

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Maria rages on as Caribbean residents try to resume their lives

After devastating the US territory of Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria is tracking toward the Turks and Caicos Islands, and beyond that, the stretched out island chain of the Bahamas.

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Just one e-cigarette might raise adrenaline in the heart

(Reuters Health) - Smoking just one e-cigarette might expose users to enough nicotine to trigger an adrenaline surge in the heart that can contribute to high blood pressure and other health problems, a small experiment suggests.

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After an earthquake, silence can save lives

Occasionally, amidst the cacophony of rescuers yelling orders and the sound of raw concrete and stone being pushed aside, someone will raise a fist.

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Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers 'confusing and misleading information'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people.

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BRIEF-Leading Brands to acquire Liquid Media Group

* Leading Brands, Inc. (“LBIX”) enters into a definitive arrangement agreement with Liquid Media Group, Inc. (“Liquid”) www.liquidmediagroup.co whereby LBIX will acquire 100% of Liquid

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BRIEF-Toronto-Dominion Bank amends normal course issuer bid

* The Toronto-Dominion Bank amends its normal course issuer bid to repurchase for cancellation up to an additional 20 million of its common shares

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BRIEF-Dream Unlimited Corp renews normal course issuer bid

* Dream Unlimited Corp - ‍Dream will have ability to purchase for cancellation up to a maximum of 7.2 million of its class a subordinate voting shares​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Black Lives Matter on stage at Trump rally

A speaker at a pro-Trump rally in Washington invited a group of Black Lives Matter supporters on stage.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Pleas for Help at Florida Nursing Home Where Heat Took Lives

The home said it had called the power utility repeatedly after its air-conditioning went out, and was assured that help was on the way.

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Irma tore through Barbuda. Now, for the first time in 300 years, no one lives there

When Hurricane Irma ravaged the island of Barbuda in the Caribbean, the ferocious storm "extinguished" the isle's way of life and left the beautiful spot "uninhabitable." And, now, for the first time in a few centuries, no one lives there.

Art nytimes.com

What Do Artists’ Final Works Say About Their Lives?

Every body of work comes to an end. And judging by recent late-career achievements, the best is sometimes saved for last.

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They fled for their lives. Her baby didn't make it

A young mother in a mustard-colored veil cradles the infant's lifeless body as though she is rocking him to sleep.

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He lives as a walking sculpture

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BRIEF-Crosswinds files normal course issuer bid notice with the TSX

* Crosswinds files normal course issuer bid notice with the TSX

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BRIEF-Zix acquires entelligence messaging server business to strengthen its industry-leading email encryption solutions

* Zix acquires entelligence messaging server business to strengthen its industry-leading email encryption solutions

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CSX resumes normal train operations into parts of Georgia -statement

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Csx Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed normal train operations into Waycross and Savannah, in Georgia, and limited service into Jacksonville, Florida, where it has also reopened intermodal facilities.

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Florida airports won't be back to normal for days

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Report: Russia proposed full normalization with US under Trump

Russia offered a plan to the United States for full and immediate move toward normalization -- or a restoration of diplomatic ties -- between the two countries in the opening weeks of President Donald Trump's administration, according to a BuzzFeed News report Tuesday.

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Millions of people are without electricity as they try to figure out how to rebuild their homes and their lives

Florida residents are facing days without power after Hurricane Irma uprooted homes, trees and power lines alike, leaving millions without electricity in simmering temperatures.

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BRIEF-Bunge to acquire 70pct ownership interest in IOI Loders Croklaan to create a leading solutions provider in B2B oils

* Bunge to acquire 70pct ownership interest in IOI loders Croklaan to create a leading solutions provider in B2B Oils

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BRIEF-Razor Energy announces intention to make a normal course issuer bid

* Razor Energy Corp - announces intention to make a normal course issuer bid

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White House social media director tweets misleading hurricane video

As Hurricane Irma began pelting southern Florida with roaring winds and heavy rains on Sunday, White House social media director Dan Scavino tweeted a video of what he said was a waterlogged Miami International Airport, only to be corrected by the airport itself.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) nytimes.com

Frustrated Survivors of Grenfell Fire Ask, ‘When Will We Get Our Lives Back?’

Almost three months after the deadly inferno in a London high-rise, only 24 of 158 households have permanent housing, and the outrage is growing at the slow pace of finding them new homes.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Why Common Critiques of DACA Are Misleading

Claims that DACA spurred a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, put Americans out of work and granted citizenship are not accurate.

cnn.com

Mueller wants to talk to WH staff about initial misleading Russia meeting statement

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has approached the White House about interviewing staffers who were aboard Air Force One when the initial misleading statement about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower was crafted, three sources familiar with the conversations said.

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BRIEF-Gran Colombia Gold says ‍operations in Segovia have returned to normal

* Gran Colombia Gold - ‍operations at its mines and plant in Segovia have returned to normal

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Prostate cancer test saves lives, risks remain

(Reuters Health) - Men who get a controversial blood test that looks for signs of prostate cancer appear to have a reduced risk of death from the malignancy, according to a new analysis by an international group of researchers.

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UPDATE 1-BAT restructures as e-cigarettes go mainstream

Aug 31 (Reuters) - British American Tobacco said on Thursday it has reorganized its regional management structure following the acquisition of Reynolds American to bring its vaping and heated tobacco products into the main business.

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Leading evangelical voices condemn acceptance of 'transgenderism'

An evangelical group has issued a "Christian manifesto" that reaffirms the importance of heterosexual marriage and says being homosexual or transgender is not part of God's plan -- and is not even a subject on which faithful Christians can agree to disagree.

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Sudan 'looks forward' to normal ties with U.S. being restored

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's foreign minister said on Tuesday that his country, which has been under U.S. sanctions for 20 years, was looking forward to normal ties being restored.

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Cutting U.S. foreign aid for HIV would cost lives, without much savings

(Reuters Health) - Reducing U.S. foreign aid for HIV prevention and treatment might not save that much money in the long run, and it could lead to a surge in new infections and fatalities, a new study suggests.

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RESCUE EFFORTS: Boater vows to 'save some lives'

The statement is short but powerful.

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BRIEF-Espial Group announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

* Bid will commence on August 25, 2017 and will not extend beyond August 24, 2018

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UPDATE 1-Japan Tobacco to buy Philippine cigarette maker Mighty for $936 mln

* Acquisition follows Indonesian deal worth $1 bln including debt

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Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

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Actress produces Black Lives Matter PSA

Singer and actress Kat Graham reveals her PSA on race and Black Lives Matter with CNN's Jim Acosta.

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BRIEF-Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation announces normal course issuer bid

* Westshore Terminals Investment Corporation announces normal course issuer bid

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Advancements that saved children's lives

Pediatricians say we need sustained federal support for pediatric research and point to these seven key medical advances over the last 40 years to show why.

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Lourenço, the quiet man leading Angola’s 38-year changing of guard

MALANJE, Angola (Reuters) - On a hot morning in August, João Lourenço, a man more used to army barracks and the closed doors of party politics, rose awkwardly to address thousands of rural supporters.

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As U.S. debates policy, Afghan pilots fear for families' lives

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As the Trump administration debates war strategy in Afghanistan, this Afghan pilot in the U.S.-backed Afghan Air Force has more pressing concerns: He's worried the Taliban may kidnap or kill his family.

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Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

LONDON (Reuters) - A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.

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Report: Trump lawyer sends email warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter

A personal lawyer to President Donald Trump forwarded an email comparing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to founding US President George Washington, and saying that the activist movement Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups," The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

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Hong Kong democrat charged with 'misleading' police over abduction claim

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police have charged a democracy activist with misleading police after claiming he had been abducted and assaulted by mainland Chinese agents.

healthNews reuters.com

Opioid overdoses leading to more ICU admissions and deaths

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of Americans are needing intensive care for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a U.S. study suggests.

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BRIEF-Brookfield Asset Management announces renewal of normal course issuer bid for preferred shares

* Brookfield Asset Management announces renewal of normal course issuer bid for preferred shares

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BRIEF-Avivagen announces scale up of commercial roll out for OxC-beta livestock in the Philippines

* Avivagen says its Philippines ‍partner, UNAHCO, confirmed it is scaling up, effective immediately, commercial roll out of Avivagen's OxC-beta for livestock​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hong Kong democrat arrested for 'misleading' police after abduction claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent member of the opposition Democratic Party for "misleading police" after he claimed he had been assaulted and illegally detained by mainland Chinese agents in the city.

Charlottesville (Va) nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: Some Readers Say ‘White Nationalist’ Normalizes the Charlottesville Protesters

Our Standards editor says we used a range of descriptions for the groups at the center of the violence, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and white nationalists.

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Kuwait contains oil spill, power and water output normal - agency

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait has contained a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf and is cleaning up contaminated parts of the shore, state news agency KUNA reported on Monday, citing the oil minister.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

(Reuters) - Oklahoma's Supreme Court declared a fee on cigarettes unconstitutional on Thursday, citing faulty lawmaking practices, prompting the state's governor to suggest calling back the legislature to find a solution to replace the lost revenue.

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'Beyond the Wall': Tales of persecuted lives at the Berlin Wall

BERLIN (Reuters) - An open-air installation is to open along an old section of the Berlin Wall at the weekend, featuring photos of soldiers patrolling the former deadly border, and stories of those persecuted behind it.

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'Beyond the Wall': Tales of persecuted lives at the Berlin Walll

BERLIN (Reuters) - An open-air installation is to open along an old section of the Berlin Wall at the weekend, featuring photos of soldiers patrolling the former deadly border, and stories of those persecuted behind it.

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Underground safe haven keeps drug users off street, may save lives

Reuters Health - While policymakers continue to block supervised injection sites in the U.S., a nonprofit secretly opened an unlicensed five-booth facility where visitors shoot up heroin and other drugs under the watchful eye of trained staff.

Murray, Bill nytimes.com

Bill Murray Relives a Role, Seeing Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’

Mr. Murray attended the musical for the first time on Tuesday night.

cnn.com

Tapper: Trump's retweet 'playing with lives?'

President Donald Trump retweeted a Fox News report quoting anonymous sources regarding North Korea missile capabilities. When US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was asked about the same story, she said she cannot talk about classified information.

Home Fire (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In ‘Home Fire,’ Lives Touched by Immigration, Jihad and Family Love

Three British siblings of Pakistani descent are at the center of Kamila Shamsie’s ingenious new novel, which builds to a stunning conclusion.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street clings to gains with tech leading

* Indexes up: Dow 0.03 pct, S&P 0.07 pct, Nasdaq 0.28 pct (Updates to late afternoon, adds commentary, changes byline)

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FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

(Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced plans for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

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U.S. FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced plans for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Military Base Attacked in Venezuela as Video Calls for Rebellion

The government said it had repelled an assault on a military base that came around the same time as armed men in uniforms urged a revolt.

healthNews reuters.com

Low-nicotine cigarettes: misperceptions may not lessen benefits

(Reuters Health) - When cigarettes contain less nicotine, smokers see them as safer, because they equate the stimulant with smoking-related diseases. But that misperception doesn't cancel out the potential benefits of low-nicotine cigarettes, a new study suggests.

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BRIEF-Newell Brands Inc Q2 Normalized EPS $0.87

* Q2 reported EPS $0.46; Q2 normalized EPS $0.87; Q2 net sales $4.05 billion versus $3.86 billion; Q2 core sales growth of 2.5 percent

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Berlin relives Cold War era with kidnap of Vietnamese fugitive

BERLIN (Reuters) - The mysterious abduction of a Vietnamese former oil executive in broad daylight from a leafy district of Berlin is reminiscent of Cold War disappearances in the then divided German capital.

cnn.com

Millions in US live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives

As a nurse practitioner, Wanda Liddell knew it was a medical emergency when she saw one of her patients struggling to breathe last month. But in her backcountry town of Cross City, Florida, the ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive. Even worse, it was another 45 miles to the nearest hospital.

cnn.com

White House misleading now over misleading Trump Jr. statement

CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down the White House's confirmation that President Trump weighed in on Donald Trump Jr.'s statement regarding his meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016.

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BRIEF-Supremex announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

* Supremex-Got approval from TSX to buy by way of NCIB, for cancellation, up to 500,000 of common shares, or about 1.75% of common float as of July 31 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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WaPo: Trump helped come up with misleading statement on Jr.'s meeting

In response to New York Times reporting that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign, President Donald Trump dictated a misleading statement for his son, The Washington Post reported Monday evening.