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Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What if You Couldn’t Access This Page?

This nightmare internet scenario is at our digital doorstep.

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Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

Doctors Without Borders nytimes.com

At Least 6,700 Rohingya Died in First Month of Myanmar Crackdown, Aid Group Says

The aid group, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, said the figure was almost certainly an underestimate.

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U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

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Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner

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U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar

TOKYO (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

Myanmar nytimes.com

Arrests of Reuters Reporters in Myanmar Add to Fears About Press Freedom

The two journalists, accused of trying to obtain official documents illegally, could face up to 14 years in prison.

sportsNews reuters.com

NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season

(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.

Rwanda nytimes.com

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

The findings of an independent study could exacerbate a long diplomatic feud over accountability for one of Africa’s worst atrocities.

Voting and Voters nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Scam I Am: Why is the G.O.P. Rushing This Tax Abomination?

It’s bad politics as well as bad policy, but Republicans either don’t get that or don’t care

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, face official secrets charges

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rahkine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.

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Alabama results and the race for Virginia governor this year reflect trends that could bode well for Democrats

Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win a statewide office in Alabama since 2008, defeating Republican Roy Moore, 49.9% to 48.4%, in a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Donald Trump's Attorney General. Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Alabama since 1992, back when GOP. Sen. Richard Shelby was still a Democrat (he switched parties in 1994).

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar: government

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.

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Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar: government spokesman

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: This Premier League Player’s Position? Left Out

Fans think Stuart Taylor has it made: a Premier League salary and a job he is rarely asked to perform. But his long career as a third-choice goalkeeper isn’t the one he saw for himself.

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U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.

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'Last Jedi' tickets have outsold any other movie on Fandango this year

New York Times nytimes.com

11 Things We Learned From Our Readers This Year

How to speak your love briefly. How to heal from trauma. How to stop thinking and start doing. Here's what you, our readers, taught us this year.

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This state bumps Hawaii from the top of the list

Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.

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Analysis: Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted.

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This company can build an apartment in 2 weeks

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'Feminism' is this dictionary's word of 2017

In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism.'

Theater nytimes.com

Review: In This ‘Cruel Intentions,’ High School Schemers Sing the Best of the ’90s

The choice lines and the soundtrack hits are there in this enjoyable adaptation of the movie. Now it’s time to make a full-fledged show out of a quasi concert.

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'This Is Us,' 'The Good Doctor' among broadcast TV's nominees

Yes, streaming and cable television shows still got the bulk of attention during Monday's Golden Globes. But broadcast TV wasn't left out in the cold thanks to two returning Globe favorites, a new breakout drama and an old favorite that shined like it's new again in 2017.

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GOP's Collins says her tax vote isn't a sure thing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.

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Schiff: This is why GOP criticizes Mueller

Rep. Adam Schiff is dismissing the GOP's accusations of bias in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, saying they're partisan efforts to discredit the significance of the investigation's potential findings.

Maps nytimes.com

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

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Nikki Haley on Jerusalem decision: This will move ball forward for peace

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would "move the ball forward" in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

Alabama nytimes.com

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

‘You Know, I Never Told You This’

After #MeToo, families discuss sexual assault.

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He isn't campaigning for Moore in Alabama but is having a rally in Pensacola, 25 miles from the border

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama -- but he's holding a campaign-style rally just 25 miles from the state line ahead of Tuesday's special election.

Salami nytimes.com

Trilobites: Actually, You Do Want to Know How This Sausage Gets Made

Starter bacteria used in salami made by industrial manufacturers is safer, but results in less flavorful dried sausage than the artisanal process.

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Chicago cop: 'We can't arrest our way out of this'

Jennifer Maddox is no stranger to the violence in the city of Chicago.

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably won't happen this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas

RUNGIS, France (Reuters) - If you're holidaying in France this festive season, you'll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that...

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U.N. warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation.

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RBS CEO says chance of U.S. settlement this year diminishing: Bloomberg

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's chances of reaching a settlement this year with the U.S. Department of Justice over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities are "diminishing", its chief executive said in a Bloomberg TV interview.

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UPDATE 1-RBS CEO says chance of U.S. settlement this year diminishing -Bloomberg

* Resolving case key to RBS's forecast profit in 2018 (Adds background, share price movement)

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This cargo ship is banned from every single port in the world

The United Nations brought down the hammer and that was it for the Hao Fan 6.

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Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

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Smerconish: I'm not sure this is end for Franken

CNN's Michael Smerconish says he thinks Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign from the Senate in the coming weeks may not be "the end" and Franken may be waiting to see the results of the Alabama Senate race before he resigns.

Buddhism nytimes.com

Opinion: Donald Trump, Accidental Buddhist

The strange wisdom of referring to yourself in the third person.

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Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR

DHAKA (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Thursday.

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Brexit: 3 shockers we learned this week

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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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Saudi-backed fighters capture coastal area in Yemen from Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Western-backed Saudi-led coalition scored its first major gains in Yemen since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday when local fighters captured an area on the Red Sea coast from Houthi rebels, residents said on Thursday.

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YouTube's top viral videos this year

YouTube's top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

4 Reasons California’s Fires Are So Bad This Year

California has suffered unusually destructive fires this year. Here’s why.

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Nikki Haley: This is about courage

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gives context to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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The hazardous nominee who could lead this EPA program

Paleontology nytimes.com

Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

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'This Is Us' star finds heroes in unexpected places

Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown regularly turns in three-tissue performances on NBC's "This Is Us." Now he'll help present the emotionally stirring stories of 10 regular people working to improve the world one community at a time.

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This French chateau has 9,000 owners

La Mothe-Chandeniers is a romantic French château straight out of a storybook. Dating back to the 13th century, it now lies abandoned -- and its turrets and towers have begun to crumble.

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This is what wildfires look like from space

How massive are the wildfires torching Southern California? Smoke from the blazes is clearly visible from 438 miles above the Earth.

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Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom: U.N.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the Rohingya Can’t Yet Return to Myanmar

The agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to return the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar is a sham. Bangladesh must let them stay.

Skin nytimes.com

Gearing Up: 5 Easy, Breezy Skin Care Tips for Guys this Winter

Don’t let the cold weather dry out your skin. Here are a few simple ways to maintain a good complexion.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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This could be the world's longest-lasting rainbow?

Professors from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan have recorded a rainbow reportedly on display for a record-breaking nine hours.

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Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.

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Myanmar says working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalizing terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of safe and voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees within about two months.

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U.N. rights boss says can't rule out crime of genocide against Rohingya

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday Rohingyas were continuing to flee northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, where he said the crime of genocide by state forces could not be ruled out against the Muslim minority.

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Instagram doesn't want you doing this

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

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Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

Theater nytimes.com

He’s Channeling Emma Stone. But This Ain’t ‘La La Land.’

Two Los Angeles performers have turned the one-woman show glimpsed in the Oscar-winning movie into a one-man spoof of their own.

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Trump: Utah people said this is incredible

President Donald Trump announced he will shrink the size of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by over 80% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by roughly 45% during a speech in Salt Lake City.

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Trump son, former business partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: How Will This Putin-I.O.C. Thriller End?

Thomas Bach, the I.O.C. president, is going head-to-head with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in deciding Russia’s eligibility for the 2018 Winter Games.

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Yemen's Houthis blow up ex-president Saleh's house

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighters from Yemen's armed Houthi movement blew up house the house of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the center of the capital Sanaa on Monday, residents reported, as his whereabouts remain unknown.

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Saudi warplanes strike Houthis as alliances shift in Yemen war

SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck at Houthi militia positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa for a second day on Monday in support of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a former Houthi ally who has now renounced his alliance with the Iranian-backed group.

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Russia to start registering some foreign media as 'foreign agents' this week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry will start registering some foreign media as "foreign agents" this week, the RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian upper house of parliament as saying on Monday.

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.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

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Saudi-led air strikes support Yemen's Saleh as he shifts against Houthis

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local media said, lending support to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh after he signaled he was abandoning his support of the Iran-aligned Houthis - a shift that could pave the way to end three years of war.

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TIM's board to discuss network options this week: source

MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) will this week discuss options for its fixed-line network, including possibly splitting it off, although no decision is expected to be made, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

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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.

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Pope explains why he didn't use the word 'Rohingyas' in Myanmar

After a week of taking some heat for not calling the Rohingya refugees by name in Myanmar, Pope Francis explained his controversial decision on Saturday, saying that he did not want to risk shutting down dialogue with the country's leaders.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

Pope Francis, criticized for not using the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, said that using the term “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

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Pope says his defense of Rohingya got through in Myanmar

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday defended his strategy of avoiding the term "Rohingya" in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian and military leadership without shutting down dialogue.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month

The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

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McConnell: 'Not a single Dem thought this was a good idea'

Republican senators hold a press conference after their tax plan passed the Senate with a 51-49 victory.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

A War Criminal Drank Poison in Court, and Died. How Could This Happen?

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is investigating Slobodan Praljak’s suicide on Wednesday in The Hague.

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Opinion: I worked for Charlie Rose. Calling him a villain isn't the answer

We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution.

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Trump's ex-national security adviser is expected to make a court appearance later this morning

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia's ambassador.

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Tillerson doesn't deserve this

Today, multiple news outlets reported that according to administration sources a tentative plan for a double switch was in the works: CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department and Sen. Tom Cotton would replace Pompeo at CIA.

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

Christmas nytimes.com

Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

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Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

Champagne (Wine) nytimes.com

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

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Pope urges decisive measures for Myanmar refugees, avoids 'Rohingya'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Thursday for decisive measures to resolve the political reasons that caused mostly Muslim refugees in Myanmar to flee to Bangladesh and urged countries to help the Dhaka government deal with the crisis.

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Pope heads for Bangladesh after diplomatic balancing act in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis flew to Bangladesh on Thursday after a visit to Myanmar where he made no direct reference to the plight of Muslim Rohingya people to avoid a diplomatic incident with a Buddhist-majority country some have accused of ethnic cleansing.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Judge Tells Uber Lawyer: ‘It Looks Like You Covered This Up’

A long-awaited trade-theft trial between Waymo and Uber was delayed until next year so Waymo’s lawyers can examine evidence that surfaced in recent days.

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Senate takes step toward passage of tax bill, vote likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law.Congressional Republicans spent the day scrambling to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit.

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Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.

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This 81-year-old woman has worked at NASA for 60 years

Sue Finley began working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory three days before the US space program launched its first satellite, four years before President John F. Kennedy declared a space race and more than a decade before men first walked the moon.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Pope’s Pivot From Politics in Myanmar Doesn’t Quiet Questions on Rohingya

Pope Francis met with Buddhist monks and celebrated mass for Catholics as his spokesman tried to explain why he avoided talk of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

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Opinion: This must be the final straw

The President of the United States woke up this morning and decided to retweet three videos from the account of Jayda Fransen -- the deputy leader of Britain First: a far-right, ultranationalist, neo-fascist hate group.

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe

Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017 implicates us all.

Photography nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.

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Europe Edition: Ireland, North Korea, Myanmar: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Analyst: This could spiral out of control

CNN's Don Lemon talks to retired Col. Cedric Leighton on the possibility of the United States going to war with North Korea.

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Pope celebrates historic Mass in Myanmar

In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion."

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Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

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Analysis: This was a hurdle. Trump cleared it

Victories have been few and far between for President Trump in his first year in office -- the result of a series of self-inflicted errors, sinking poll numbers and a decidedly fractious Republican Party.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Republican Victory May Rest Once Again With McCain, This Time on Taxes

After sinking his party’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the Republican from Arizona may hold the fate of a tax overhaul in his hands.

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This is the GOP's big gamble on tax reform

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What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal

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U.N. seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations women's rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by its security forces in northern Rakhine state and measures taken to punish soldiers.

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Analysis: What this conservative activist doesn't get about the media

As someone who spent a decade working in The Washington Post newsroom, I could have told James O'Keefe that his attempt to trick Post reporters into running a made-up story about Roy Moore forcing a woman to have an abortion -- and capture those same reporters saying bad things about the Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and Donald Trump) -- was never going to work.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

In Myanmar, Francis Calls for Peace but Doesn’t Say ‘Rohingya’

Rights advocates had hoped the pope would specifically denounce the military’s campaign of violence against the Muslim ethnic group.

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Why this chicken costs a fortune

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it.

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Pope avoids mention of Rohingya in Myanmar speech

Pope Francis has avoided referring to Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority by name in a major speech after meeting the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

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As Myanmar grapples with Rohingya crisis Pope stresses unity in diversity

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of "unity in diversity" but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fled en masse to Bangladesh after a military crackdown.

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Can this spark change in Russia?

Artists have always held a special place in Russian society. My father, the playwright Alexander Guelman, was well known in the 1970s and was once lauded by Mikhail Gorbachev as the father of perestroika , the movement for reform within the Communist Party. At that time, theater was changing the perceptions of an entire generation.

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Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: Prince Harry, Bali, Myanmar: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Sen. Al Franken on allegations: 'This has been a shock'

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since reports of sexual harassment against him were reported last month, apologizing for letting people down and vowing to regain lost trust.

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Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows 'this will not happen again'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not happen again."

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This is how long it takes to sell a house

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Trump wants this tax cut. It was a disaster in Kansas

One of the key offerings of the Republican tax plan: reducing the tax rate for pass-through businesses. It's a move they say will boost small businesses and create jobs. One state tried it recently, and the result was an economic and political fiasco.

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What this police department doesn't want you telling their officers

Sometimes it's easy to forget that without the uniform and badge, cops are regular people.

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Pope meets Myanmar's military chief in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis held talks on Monday with Myanmar's military chief at the start of a delicate visit to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Pope Francis Arrives in a Myanmar Tarnished by Rohingya Crackdown

Francis has in the past supported the country’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims, but a dangerous political climate may confine him.

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Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of conducting "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.

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Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" its Muslim Rohingya people.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.

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Weightlifting: Sport begins new chapter with hardline approach to doping

(Reuters) - Over half of the 377 weightlifters at the world championships that begin on Tuesday in the United States will be drug tested as the sport begins a new chapter to try to retain its Olympic status after decisions taken by the governing IWF.

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Opinion: Ivanka Trump isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

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Purge of Rohingya Lifts Popular Support for Myanmar’s Top General

Senior Gen. Min Aung’s campaign to drive out Muslims may help lead him to the presidency, with the military now “more popular than in decades” among the country’s Buddhist majority.

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Stelter: This is how Trump shades the truth

CNN's Brian Stelter says much of what President Donald Trump says lies somewhere between fact and fiction and looks at how the president is able to blur that line to shade the truth.

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Charles Barkley: Moore should have been disqualified 'before this women stuff'

Former NBA star Charles Barkley weighed in on the Alabama Senate race Saturday, saying embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore should be disqualified from the race because of his association with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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World's most high-profile Christian taking center stage in staunchly Buddhist country

The world's most high-profile Christian is about to take center stage in a staunchly Buddhist country accused of horrifying acts of brutality against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Pope Francis’ Dilemma in Myanmar: Whether to Say ‘Rohingya’

The pope, who is visiting on Monday, received a plea from the nation’s cardinal not to mention the Muslim minority but focus on the group in “a way that doesn’t hurt anybody.”

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This isn't genocide, say hardline Buddhist monks in Myanmar

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Black Friday shoppers spent 17% more this year, while in-store foot traffic dipped slightly

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Why Wall Street and Republicans hate this agency

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Op-Ed Columnist: Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale

The West made a saint of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician.

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Pakistani police battle Islamist hardliners near capital

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists on Saturday as they tried to clear a sit-in by religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

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Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the U.N. refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday.

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This year's top Black Friday deals

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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Looking for the Sublime? It’s in This Swiss Valley.

A hiking trip through a glacial ravine crowded with waterfalls and enclosed by sheer cliff faces is just about as breathtaking as it sounds.

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This may be an antibiotic powerhouse

Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.

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Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh to the homes they fled in Myanmar during the past three months.

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Europe Edition: Michael Flynn, Argentina, Myanmar: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

Whether Fusobacterium nucleatum causes colon tumors is unknown. But a new study hints that it may be ‘an integral part of the cancer.’

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This virtual politician wants to run for office

There's no handshaking for this politician.

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world's most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the "ethnic cleansing" of Muslim Rohingya people.

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This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

“Our Senses” takes visitors out of their comfort zone at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Is this the last Black Friday?

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Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful army could prove obstructive.

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Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.

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China tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants closer ties with Myanmar's military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country's army.

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This is the only time these luxury home goods are on sale

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Tech Fix: How to Buy a Great TV This Black Friday

Black Friday tends to be when prices for great TVs drop to their lowest. But there are pitfalls, so we put together a playbook for how to snag the best TV for you.

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Myanmar’s Crackdown on Rohingya Is Ethnic Cleansing, Tillerson Says

The long-anticipated designation will open the door to sanctions against the country’s military commanders and intensify pressure on its civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities."

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Tillerson: Myanmar actions are ethnic cleansing

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has shifted his stance on the Myanmar government's actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, labeling their actions "ethnic cleansing" in a statement Wednesday.

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This GOP congressman won't support Moore

Republican representative Leonard Lance during a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day" supported the women who have come forward with allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday and said it would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.

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Pope to meet head of Myanmar army and Rohingya refugees: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will meet with the head of Myanmar's army while in the country and with Rohingya refugees later while he is in Bangladesh, both last-minute additions to his tour of the two countries next week, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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Bosnian Serb wartime army leader gets life for genocide

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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison.

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Amanpour: Srebrenica genocide was a defining moment

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Sechin not able to appear in court in Ulyukayev's trial this year -judge

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil major Rosneft, will not be able to appear in court this year to act as a witness in the trial of ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, judge Larisa Semyonova said during court hearings on Wednesday.

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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The U.N. tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia hands down its final verdict on Wednesday in the genocide trial of Ratko Mladic, the ex-Bosnian Serb general accused of ordering the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica.

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Op-Ed Contributor: This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal

Russia’s purchase of a mining firm while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state did not endanger America’s uranium supply.

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Charlie Rose played the role of dirty older man on 'CBS This Morning'

The sexual harassment and assault claims against powerful men keep rolling in, and this week, it's Charlie Rose under scrutiny after a stunning piece in The Washington Post detailed allegations of years of Rose's harassment and unwanted sexual advances toward younger female employees and prospective employees. In a statement, Rose apologized, adding, "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."

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Technology still isn't doing enough for people with disabilities

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U.S. Congress members decry 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

YANGON/NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had "all the hallmarks" of ethnic cleansing, while the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.

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This photo tells you all you need to know about Syria

Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad, the Black Sea and a balcony corner of the Bocharov Ruchey State residence in Sochi, a favorite of the Kremlin head. You can also see one of Putin's many luxury watches peeking out from under his shirt, this one perhaps a Blancpain $10,000 piece, one that is often spotted on his wrist, according to activists.

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Opinion: How to make #MeToo stick this time

I am having a serious case of déjà vu. Every day, when I switch on my computer, I, like everyone else, am hit by yet another exposé of a powerful male celebrity, industry leader or politician allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women; and along with it, another slew of heartbreaking stories from the #MeToo movement.

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Gayle King: This is deeply disturbing and painful

CBS News host Gayle King reacts after eight women accuse journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.

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Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria in deadliest attack this year

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Myanmar operation against Rohingya has 'hallmarks of ethnic cleansing', U.S. Congress members say

YANGON (Reuters) - Members of U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were disturbed by the harsh response of Myanmar's security forces to attacks by militants in August which they said bore "all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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French shoppers to spend more online this Xmas compared to 2016

PARIS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - French shoppers plan on average to spend more on online sales this Christmas compared to a year ago, the country's Commerce Federation (Fevad) said on Tuesday, marking the latest sign of a gradual improvement in the economy.

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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Analysis: This President wants you to give thanks every day

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

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This NBA season: Four things to know

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South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

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North Korea may have ICBM capable of reaching U.S. this year, says South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.

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China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China's Foreign Ministry said ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar on Monday.

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Review: In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game

An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: This Is a Man Problem

To fight sexual harassment, we have to re-examine our masculinity.

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Bangladesh says it's in talks with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation deal

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka's foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: He Fled Myanmar on a Deathtrap. Now He’s the ‘Luckiest Man Alive.’

Mohamed Rafiq, a Rohingya Muslim, nearly died trying to flee aboard a ferryboat in search of work. Eight years later, he resettled in Dallas and reunited with his family.

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China wants Bangladesh, Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis bilaterally

DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative.

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Sri Lanka arrest 19 after Buddhist-Muslim violence; four injured

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA

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This protester did something about it: He got elected

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.

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State Dept spokeswoman: 'There's a morale issue in this building'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert acknowledged Friday that that there is a morale problem in the agency and offered this advice to workers: "Don't give up."