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The real-life buildings that inspired Star Wars

In January 1973, George Lucas wrote his first treatment for "Star Wars." Words did not come easily to the director, who always considered himself more a filmmaker than a screenwriter, but the universe in his mind was already bulging at the seams.

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British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday.

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Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.14 billion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Zurich Insurance has agreed to buy ANZ's OnePath Life insurance businesses for 2.85 billion Australian dollars ($2.14 billion), the latest and largest foray by the Swiss company into the Australian market.

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SEC halts initial coin offering from restaurant review app

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped in to stop an "initial coin offering" (ICO) from a restaurant review app, after the company failed to register it as a security.

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Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee in 2018

ROME (Reuters) - Visitors to Rome's Pantheon, one of the ancient world's best preserved monuments, will have to pay an entry fee from next May unless they are going there to pray, Italy's culture and tourism ministry said on Monday.

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Buyer of $450 million da Vinci painting revealed

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BRIEF-Edgewater Wireless Announces Fully Committed Non-Brokered Private Placement

* EDGEWATER WIRELESS ANNOUNCES FULLY COMMITTED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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BRIEF-Laurentian Bank Of Canada says on Dec 5, disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

* Laurentian Bank Of Canada - On Dec 5, co disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

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The T Editors’ (Completely Fantasy) Gift Guide

From a custom surfboard to mink curtains, the things we’d want this year — if time, money or accessibility were no object.

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Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON (Reuters) - A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain's coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess Diana, the office of Princes William and Harry said on Sunday, to commemorate 20 years since her death.

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Palace releases new portrait of Britain's Prince Philip

LONDON (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth's husband announced his retirement from active public life.

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Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

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Big City: We Need to Talk About Balthus

The Metropolitan Museum declined to rethink its display of the artist’s painting of a girl in a sexualized pose, even as the culture grapples with the issues it presents.

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Egypt reveals artifacts, mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor

LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt's authorities on Saturday revealed artifacts and a linen-wrapped mummified body, possibly that of a top official, from two tombs that were discovered two decades ago in the Nile city of Luxor but had not been fully unexplored.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Daily Life in Jerusalem? ‘Difficult’ and ‘Intense’ for Arab and Jew

For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

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Russia says it is fully committed to nuclear missile pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it was fully committed to a Cold War-era pact with the United States banning intermediate-range cruise missiles, a day after Washington accused Moscow of violating the treaty.

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Russia fully compliant nuclear missile treaty: deputy foreign minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is fully committed to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and plans to continue complying with it, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday.

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Iraq's military says it has fully liberated the nation from ISIS

The Iraqi military has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory of "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border, it said Saturday in a statement.

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Russia's delayed Nureyev ballet to test Kremlin tolerance

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Bolshoi Theatre ballet about the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev set to premiere on Saturday contains tender scenes of gay romance, testing the Kremlin's tolerance for what it calls "homosexual propaganda".

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Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

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BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-ED&F Man reviews physical grains trading, may exit business

* Sugar refinery in Israel be shut at the end of 2017 (Adds company comment)

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Review: ‘Brooklyn Nutcracker’ Is Simply, Imperfectly Charming

Diverse in multiple ways, “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” combines ballet and hip-hop — with a superb Arabian belly dance number, too.

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U.S. has begun fully implementing Trump travel ban: State Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it began fully implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Friday, four days after the Supreme Court ruled the order could be enforced while legal appeals continue.

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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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Review: The Haywire Hospitality of ‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’

In her TruTV series — a surreal, affectionate sendup of home shows — the comic actress shows off her versatility, with help from some friends.

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BRIEF-Manulife Financial Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $5 Billion

* MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $5 BILLION– SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BhcmyL) Further company coverage:

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Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a rare challenge to the Communist authorities and showed signs of spreading.

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China aims to make IPO application process more transparent

SHANGHAI, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's securities regulator published a set of guidelines for companies applying to make initial public offerings (IPOs), in a bid to be more transparent and stabilize market expectations.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Australia’s Shifting Political Order

The same-sex marriage debate showed that attitudes on gender and sexuality do not fit neatly into the traditional conservative-progressive divide.

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Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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Screens (and Titles) Full of ‘Wonder’

“Wonder Woman,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Wonderstruck,” “Wonder Wheel” and just plain “Wonder” — movies with suchlike titles but different aims.

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Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.

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Art Review: Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.

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Review: ‘Quest’ Is a Moving Portrait of an American Family

This documentary from Jonathan Olshefski follows a North Philadelphia family through the Obama years.

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Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 2 Takes the Queen From Crisis to Crisis

Netflix’s award-winning series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II covers war, sex and the difficulties of managing a royally messed up family.

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'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi'

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The new branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi will exhibit Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, 'Salvator Mundi', which at $450.3 million became the most expensive painting ever sold at a New York auction last month.

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BRIEF-Cel-Sci Reports Recent Data Review By The Independent Data Monitoring Committee

* CEL-SCI REPORTS RECENT DATA REVIEW BY THE INDEPENDENT DATA MONITORING COMMITTEE FOR ITS PIVOTAL PHASE 3 HEAD AND NECK CANCER STUDY

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'SUPERPUTIN' exhibition gives Russian leader a pop-art make over

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen riding a brown bear in medieval armor, cuddling a puppy and dressed as Santa Claus - it's not his latest series of publicity photos, but rather artwork at a new Moscow exhibition focused on Russia's leader.

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Museum to exhibit the world's most expensive painting

Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, is headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed. The newly opened museum made the announcement in a series of tweets, without confirming whether it had purchased, or is simply borrowing, the $450.3 million masterpiece.

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Art Review: Arshile Gorky’s Art of Bliss Remembered

An exhibition of his late art shows Gorky dreaming about — and trying to recover — his Armenian childhood.

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Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Just three weeks after a national referendum showed strong support for gay marriage, Parliament followed the public’s lead.

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Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...

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U.S. reviews rule removing protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing a decision to strip some grizzly bears of federal protections after a court ruling found flaws with a formula used to delist Great Lakes wolves, officials said on Wednesday.

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The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci? A Saudi Prince

The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

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Who Pays Millions for a Painting?

Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi Arabian prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here’s a few other buyers with deep pockets.

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Review: ‘A Room in India’ Overflows With Astonishing Visions

Théâtre du Soleil brings a huge, dizzy epic of all the world’s ills (and theatrical styles) to the Park Avenue Armory.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

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BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical

* EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP - EDWARDS PAID $100 MILLION IN CASH FOR HARPOON AT CLOSING ON DEC. 1

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Review: ‘I, Tonya.’ I, Punching Bag. I, Punch Line.

In this winking biopic, Margot Robbie plays the disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding.

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Qualcomm adds security, battery life features to phone chips

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

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U.S. attorney general calls for efficient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday called on the nation's immigration courts to decide cases more efficiently, amid a burgeoning backlog that is hampering the Trump administration's efforts to deport more illegal immigrants.

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Album Review: For Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, You Can’t Teach an Old Country Bro New Tricks

New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.

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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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Attorney general calls for expedient review of immigration cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Wednesday calling on the Justice Department's Executive Office for immigration Review to take steps to expedite its adjudication of immigration cases.

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Colorado's ski rescue dogs are the real-life Paw Patrol

For avid skiers and snowboarders, it's the most wonderful time of year -- the winter ski season has officially begun. But it's not just vacationers and action sports buffs hitting mountains across the country.

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Review: Real Russians and Fake News in ‘Describe the Night’

Rajiv Joseph’s new play jams 90 years of lies, fantasies, propaganda and conspiracy into just under three hours. Also: the worst soup ever.

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Design Review: Furniture Design’s Brave New Present

Joris Laarman marries design to transformative technology borrowed from biological research. Now, this smart software can manufacture unique pieces.

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BRIEF-American Media Says Dylan Howard Has "Full Support Of AMI And Its Executives"

* AMERICAN MEDIA SAYS DYLAN HOWARD HAS "FULL SUPPORT OF AMI AND ITS EXECUTIVES" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Turner Prize Goes to Lubaina Himid, Whose Work Depicts African Diaspora

Ms. Himid, 63, is the award’s first nonwhite woman winner and its oldest recipient. The prize raised its age limit above 50 for the first time since 1991.

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Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

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While U.S. Senate pushes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling, industry looks elsewhere

(Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state's sagging crude production.

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Review: Her Lips Are Blue, Her Dances Unpredictable

The pieces of Keely Garfield’s “Perfect Piranha” can seem randomly assorted, but the work accrues a particular urgency and momentum.

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UPDATE 2-EU adopts tax haven blacklist, British territories spared

* EU states failed to agree on levy on transactions to tax havens

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EU adopts tax haven blacklist, British territories spared

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers adopted a blacklist of 17 jurisdictions deemed as tax havens on Tuesday, in an unprecedented step to counter worldwide tax avoidance, although they did not agree on financial levies for the listed countries.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Instant Korean Ramen, Made the Hard Way

At Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, a chef pays tribute to just-add-water packaged soups with recipes that are anything but fast.

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UPDATE 1-EU adopts tax haven blacklist, British territories spared

* EU states failed to agree on levy on transactions to tax havens

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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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UPDATE 1-YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to identify inappropriate content as the company responds to criticism over extremist, violent and disturbing videos and comments.

Art Basel Miami Beach nytimes.com

In Miami, It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s ... a Flock of Drones?

A computer algorithm will result in “a flocking behavior that mimics what you can see in real birds in the sky, or fish in the sea” at Art Basel Miami Beach.

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YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to review and remove violent or extremist content on the video platform.

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Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ a Watery Wonderland on Broadway

This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.

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Review: Waltzing With Love and Death in ‘Hundred Days’

A revised version of a musical memoir from the Bengsons affectingly reimagines commitment-phobia in existential terms.

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North Korean defector's life-saving surgery

CNN's Paula Newton gains exclusive access to video inside the operating room as doctors save the life of a young North Korean defector.

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Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

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

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

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

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A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.

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Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.

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BRIEF-FOX News Channel Names Contributor Gillian Turner A Full-Time News Correspondent

* FOX NEWS CHANNEL SAYS HAS NAMED CONTRIBUTOR GILLIAN TURNER A FULL-TIME NEWS CORRESPONDENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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WHO reviewing data on Sanofi dengue vaccine, urges limited use

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it hoped to conduct a "full review" by year-end of data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

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Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

Art nytimes.com

Can El Museo’s Leader Build a Bridge to Its Latino Future?

Patrick Charpenel, a curator and philosopher, faces a rocky road, including the competition for financing in New York.

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Gay Australian Politician Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The marriage proposal came as a bill legalizing same-sex unions made its way through the final stages of passage in Parliament.

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Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘Once on This Island,’ Revived and Ravishing

After a dismal theatrical fall, this 1990 musical fable, set in the French Antilles, is a big, bold delight.

Serial Murders nytimes.com

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

Meena, an Afghan girl born behind bars, has never been outside, and her convicted mother can keep her until she is 18. She is not the only child there, either.

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

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

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Without Trump, Kennedy Center honors Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

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Venezuela PDVSA boss says oil contracts to be reviewed in graft probe

CARACAS (Reuters) - The new president of Venezuelan state oil company, Major General Manuel Quevedo, said on Sunday that oil service contracts would be reviewed as part of an alleged crackdown on graft sweeping the OPEC member's energy industry.

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75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix

As the islands' residents negotiate their daily lives, there's a gigantic line on their calendar: before Maria, and after. Almost nothing about the two is the same.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake

When granted the right to marry, weren’t we also granted the right to throw the wedding of our dreams?

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Greece, lenders reach deal on reforms under bailout review

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and official creditors on Saturday concluded talks on the review of its bailout progress, reaching agreement on fiscal issues, energy and labor market reforms, bad loans and privatizations, the country's finance minister said.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

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World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.

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Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests.

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Review faults police response to Charlottesville far-right rally

(Reuters) - Authorities in Charlottesville failed to protect both public safety and free speech during a white nationalist rally over Confederate statues that turned deadly in the Virginia college town in August, an independent review said on Friday.

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

Police Failed on Many Fronts at Charlottesville Rally, Review Finds

Police agencies failed to coordinate or properly equip their officers for a white nationalist rally in August that turned deadly, an independent review has found.

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IOC bans three more Russian athletes for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had banned two Russian cross-country skiers, Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko, and Russian biathlete Olga Zaytseva for life from the Olympics over Sochi 2014 doping allegations.

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BRIEF-TCW Group Says Nippon Life To Acquire 24.75 Pct Stake In Co From Carlyle Group

* NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TO MAKE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN TCW GROUP

Art nytimes.com

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The issue of how museums raise their money has resurfaced in the case of the Sacklers, a family of philanthropists whose company developed OxyContin.

Military Bases and Installations nytimes.com

Former U.S. Marine Gets Life in Prison for Okinawa Rape and Murder

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato admitted raping his victim, a 20-year-old Japanese woman, but denied that he intended to kill her.

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UPDATE 1-Nippon Life to buy 25 pct of U.S. asset manager TCW from Carlyle

* Comes as Japan finance firms seek asset manager deals (Adds deal details, context on Japan finance sector deals)

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Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.

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Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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Nippon Life says it will buy 25 pct stake in U.S. asset manager TCW

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan's biggest private-sector life insurer Nippon Life Insurance Co said on Friday it will buy a 24.75 percent stake in U.S. investment company TCW Group from Carlyle.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

A.I. Will Transform the Economy. But How Much, and How Soon?

Three new reports suggest that artificial intelligence can probably do less right now than you think. But by one estimation, up to a third of American workers will have to switch jobs by 2030 largely because of it.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Uma Thurman, Trapped in Trumpland in ‘The Parisian Woman’

From the creator of “House of Cards,” a Washington-based “Dangerous Liaisons” that isn’t.

Earthquakes nytimes.com

Earthquake in Delaware Rattles Region, but No Major Damage Is Reported

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake whose center was about six miles northeast of Dover was felt from Virginia to Connecticut.

Art nytimes.com

When It Comes to Contemporary Art, Miami Wants More, More, More

The city is ground zero for cutting-edge art, fueled by excitement over the Art Basel fair, but how many museums does it need?

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Disaster Artist,’ How to Fail at Moviemaking

James Franco directs and stars in this fictionalized look at the making of “The Room,” which fans call the worst movie ever made.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.

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Review: ‘The Shape of Water’ Is Altogether Wonderful

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is an unlikely and lyrical love story, inspired by “The Creature From the Black Lagoon.”

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Review: The Strange Tale of the ‘Voyeur’ and the Journalist

This squirmy documentary follows the celebrated journalist Gay Talese’s infamous investigation of a motel owner who spied on guests.

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Review: ‘Wonder Wheel,’ Woody Allen’s Coney Island Memory Palace

Kate Winslet plays an unhappily married woman whose affair with a local Romeo is derailed when he falls for her stepdaughter.

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15 gifts for the sports fan in your life

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BRIEF-Replicel Life Sciences Reports Qtrly Basic And Diluted Loss Per Share $0.06 ‍​

* REPLICEL LIFE SCIENCES INC - QTRLY BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $0.06 ‍​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2iqIM2b) Further company coverage:

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Read Matt Lauer's full apology

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The women censored for male nude paintings

This year marks the 100th anniversary of an exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, at the Berthe Weill gallery in Paris. The exhibition, displaying a number of nude works, was too much for some and shut down within hours of its opening. The police commissioner at the time had been offended by the depiction of pubic hair.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Rodin From Every Angle: A Cornucopia of Shows for the Holidays

Rodin celebrations in New York and Philadelphia include a bold new view of his work through the eyes and hands of Anselm Kiefer.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Look Up! It’s Amy Schumer in ‘Meteor Shower’

The comic actress makes her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s funny, if strained, play about two couples sharing a stressful celestial evening together.

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BRIEF-Herbalife Nutrition and Tasly Holding Group to form HT Innovations LP in the U.S. as joint venture

* HERBALIFE NUTRITION AND TASLY HOLDING GROUP TO FORM HT INNOVATIONS LP IN THE UNITED STATES AS A JOINT VENTURE

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It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

An overhaul championed by President Trump and Republican leaders could reshape health care, education and social services.

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Argentine court sentences 29 to life for dictatorship crimes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina sentenced 29 people, some with nicknames like "Blond Angel of Death" and "The Tiger," to life sentences on Wednesday in a trial involving some 800 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

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Palestinian rivals delay full Gaza handover by 10 days

GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to delay final transfer of power of the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Western-backed Palestinian government by 10 days to Dec. 10 to allow time to "complete arrangements", officials said.

The Butchering Art (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act

“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

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U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘The Fountainhead,’ High-Tech, Juicy and Full of Pulp

Ivo van Hove’s hypnotic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s notorious 1943 novel speaks to the primitive narcissist in all of us. (Mr. Trump, are you listening?)

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Apple to review software practices after patching serious Mac bug

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would review its software development process after scrambling to patch a serious bug it learned of on Tuesday in its macOS operating system for desktop and laptop computers.

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Matt Lauer's life and career in photos

Photos from the life and career of television journalist Matt Lauer.

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BRIEF-Proofpoint Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Weblife For $60 Million

* PROOFPOINT ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE WEBLIFE FOR $60 MILLION; EXTENDS PROTECTION CAPABILITIES TO ENTERPRISE USERS’ WEB-BASED PERSONAL EMAIL

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IOC bans three Russian bobsledders for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday it had banned three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - for life over doping allegations related to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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

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Seeing the Internet in Real Life

The writer and artist Ingrid Burrington helps us identify the physical objects that make up the internet all around us everyday.

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Bayer says antitrust reviews going into 'unimaginable depths'

DUESSELDORF, Germany, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The antitrust review of Bayer's planned takeover of Monsanto is going into "unimaginable depths," Bayer's Chief Executive Werner Baumann said on Wednesday, but added he remained confident that the deal would be closed early next year.

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UPDATE 1-Zoopla-owner ZPG's full-year profit misses on higher costs

Nov 29 (Reuters) - ZPG plc, the owner of British property websites Zoopla and PrimeLocation, reported a smaller-than-expected full-year pretax profit as it spent more on acquisitions and advertising.

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Honduran presidential candidate to review U.S. troops presence

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran presidential candidate leading after a partial count of votes said he would review whether to keep a base stationed with U.S. troops if he wins the election, but also promised to deepen security co-operation.

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How the GOP's tax bill came back to life

In a matter of hours, the Republican tax bill -- the last hope Republican senators had of making a major legislative push this year -- went from hanging on by a thread to moving full steam ahead to the Senate floor.

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Honduran presidential candidate says to review presence of U.S. troops

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran presidential candidate leading in a partial count of votes said he would review the benefit of having U.S. troops stationed at a base in the Central American nation if he wins the election, but also promised to deepen security cooperation.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

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BRIEF-JMP Group Announces Full Redemption Of 7.25% Senior Notes Due 2021

* JMP GROUP ANNOUNCES FULL REDEMPTION OF 7.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2021

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Hawaii, ACLU ask U.S. top court not to allow full Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii and the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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OPEC committee backs cut extension until end-2018 with June review

VIENNA (Reuters) - A joint OPEC and non-OPEC technical committee recommended extending global cuts in oil supply until the end of next year, with an option to review the deal in June, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

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Restaurant Review: At Ugly Baby, the Name Isn’t All That’s Unusual

A new Thai restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, cooks dishes rarely seen in New York, and a few standards.

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Hawaii urges top U.S. court not to fully allow Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Hawaii on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban that would bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect after it was partially blocked by lower courts.

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‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film

“My son tells everyone that the hero, Miguel, is Latino ‘just like me.’”

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BRIEF-Broadcom finalizing candidates for full Qualcomm slate- CNBC,citing sources‍​

* BROADCOM FINALIZING CANDIDATES FOR FULL QUALCOMM SLATE- CNBC,CITING SOURCES‍​

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BRIEF-Emerald Health Therapeutics Announces Positive Health Canada Review Of License Application For Prominent Fourth Facility

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Kehinde Wiley on Painting the Powerless. And a President.

The painter of Barack Obama’s National Gallery portrait talks about representing young black men — and the man who was once the most powerful in the world.

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Shell calls end to austerity with return to full dividend

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday canceled an austerity dividend policy as the oil and gas company boosted its cash generation forecasts, drawing a line under three years of oil price turmoil.

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From cave paintings to NASA

On the walls of the Lascaux cave in France, prehistoric artists produced one of the oldest known star maps -- six dots painted above images of Paleolithic beasts. Some 17,000 years later, in 2017, NASA produced a series high-definition photographs showing Jupiter's stormy south pole.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

One of Washington’s oldest synagogues, Sixth and I has breathed new life into the city’s rich Jewish tradition.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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.

Nuts nytimes.com

What’s in That Can of Chock Full o’Nuts? ‘No Nuts,’ Can Promises

The coffee maker’s nut-free disclaimer on its container is intended for consumers beyond New York who might be confused about what is inside.

Art nytimes.com

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

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

Art nytimes.com

An Insect’s Colorful Gift, Treasured by Kings and Artists

An exhibition in Mexico City traces Mexican red, the cochineal dye that reaped riches for the Spanish crown — and entranced painters.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

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IOC bans five more Russians for life over Sochi doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medalists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

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Pentagon says reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing "adjustments" in arms for U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria but stopped short of declaring a halt to weapons transfers, suggesting such decisions would be based on battlefield requirements.

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

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

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Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Lifevantage reports $5 mln share repurchase program

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Fontana, an Artist Ahead of His Time

Lucio Fontana, who died in 1968, was best known for his slashes on canvas. An exhibition in Milan is casting a new light on a less known part of his work that sets him at the forefront of art installation.

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Xi wants China to spruce up toilets to boost tourism, quality of life

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must keep up efforts to "revolutionize" its toilets until the task is completed, state media quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying on Monday, amid efforts to boost the domestic tourist industry and improve the quality of life.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: Verdi’s Requiem Recast as Memorial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky

A four-performance run of the great choral work has been dedicated to the memory of the Russian baritone, a beloved Met artist who died on Wednesday.

Movies nytimes.com

Kabul Journal: In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back

Roya Sadat sold her apartment, car and jewelry to make a movie that deepens the conversation on women’s rights. It’s Afghanistan’s selection for the Oscars now.

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Graham: Trump throwing Moore a lifeline

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterates his call for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, saying he doesn't know what winning would look like should Moore be elected.

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South Korea to review whether or not to abolish anti-abortion law

SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean president's office said on Sunday that it will begin a review on the country's 64-year-old law to ban abortion.

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New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet.

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Not much glamor in the pro's life for Sydney leader Herbert

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lucas Herbert outshone major winners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day with a sparkling 66 to take the lead at the Australian Open on Friday before reflecting on the less glamorous aspects of life as a golf professional.

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UPDATE 2-Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor which blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman.

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Clariant snubs review demand as showdown with White Tale looms

ZURICH (Reuters) - Clariant on Friday rejected its largest shareholder White Tale's demand for an independent strategic review and three board seats, setting up a showdown with the activist investor that last month blocked its $20 billion merger with Huntsman .

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FARC dissidents face full force of Colombia military: president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Former Marxist FARC rebels who have chosen to join drug trafficking gangs instead of demobilizing will face the full power of Colombia's military, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday, amid worries gangs will stymie security gains.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: ‘Bombshell’ Tells the Amazing Story of Hedy Lamarr, the Star and Inventor

In this diverting documentary, Alexandra Dean tells the life story of Hedy Lamarr, a scandalous woman turned star and inventor.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: David Hockney’s Life in Painting: Spare, Exuberant, Full

An artistic journey through six decades of painting sums up his achievements — and leaves you wanting more.

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Why Cyntoia Brown, who is spending life in prison for murder, is all over social media

This week, the case of a woman named Cyntoia Brown went viral on social media, even though she has already been in jail for more than ten years.

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Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases

(Reuters Health) - Men’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Art nytimes.com

In Prospect New Orleans, a Curator Guides 73 Artists Toward Higher Ground

Trevor Schoonmaker turns the Big Easy into a giant gallery, with Rashid Johnson, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mark Dion and more across 17 venues.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thankfully Recommitting to Resistance

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

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U.S. attorney general orders review of gun background check system

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: A Boy’s Own Desire in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

In the latest movie from the Italian director Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”), Armie Hammer plays a visiting student who falls for his host’s teenage son.

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Sessions orders review of background check system, citing Texas church shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.

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Brazil regulator extends review period of Petrobras sale of Liquigás

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday that antitrust authority Cade extended by 90 days a deadline to analyze its proposed sale of liquefied natural gas unit Liquigás Distribuidora SA. Petrobras, as the company is known, now expects Cade to be done reviewing the deal by March 5, the company said in a securities filing. The board of Petrobras agreed to sell Liquigás to Ultrapar Participações SA subsidiary Cia Ultragaz SA a year ago f

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's review of Bayer's Monsanto takeover may be extended

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as much as 90 days its analysis of the proposed takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG , according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday.

Rap and Hip-Hop nytimes.com

Album Review: Blackbear Is Not Quite the Sum of His Parts on ‘Cybersex’

The singer and rapper’s fourth album flirts with the shifts at play in pop music today, but it feels more like a mimeograph than an innovation.

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Brazil's review of Bayer's Monsanto takeover may take be extended

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust agency Cade could extend by as up to 90 days its analysis of the takeover of seeds company Monsanto Co. by Bayer AG, according to a regulatory filing posted on the watchdog's website on Wednesday.