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U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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WRAPUP 1-U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to sustained strength in the economy that could pave the way for further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes next year.

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Brazil's Temer delays pension-vote talks as he recovers after surgery

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer has postponed meetings scheduled for Thursday to discuss a crucial pension reform vote as he recovers well in hospital following minor surgery, his office said, and he will not be back on the job until Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Australian jobs growth surges, unemployment near 5-year lows

* Aussie dlr pops up to a five-week high (Adds economist comment, more data metrics, milestones, updates A$ level)

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Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge

With the Republican majority in the Senate now reduced to a single seat, the party’s establishment is uneasy about what the populist wing could do in next year’s primary races.

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The Bannon insurgency's ups and downs

Steve Bannon has declared a "season of war" on the Republican establishment. But the victory of Doug Jones was a major setback.

Birth Defects nytimes.com

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons

Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect

A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia’s “world first” sex tourism law came into effect.

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Polls close in tight Alabama Senate race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Polls closed on Tuesday in a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore despite allegations against the candidate of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

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Alabama voters choose senator in race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race with high stakes for President Donald Trump, who has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore in spite of allegations against him of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

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Russia will keep bases in Syria to strike at insurgents: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep a naval and an air base in Syria capable of carrying out strikes against insurgents if required after a partial military pull-out announced by President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

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Anchor shares post-brain surgery video

Six months after undergoing brain surgery, former co-anchor of "E! News" Maria Menounos shares a video taken 24 hours after the life-saving procedure.

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Voters head to polls in Alabama race with high stakes for Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Reuters) - Voters in Alabama were headed to the polls on Tuesday in a hard-fought U.S. Senate race in which President Donald Trump has endorsed fellow Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign has been clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers.

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Cholera resurges in Zambian capital Lusaka, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed 15 people and made 547 sick in Zambia's capital Lusaka and the rising caseload is expected to grow further as the rainy season starts, according to the World Health Organization.

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Exclusive: South Africa's Steinhoff considers sale of PSG, KAP stakes to lift liquidity -sources

JOHANNESBURG/ FRANKFURT (Reuters) - South Africa's Steinhoff is considering selling stakes worth a combined $1.4 billion in local companies PSG Group and KAP Industrial to help plug a liquidity gap at the retailer, two sources familiar with the matter said.

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Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a small step back on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take a time out, Brent breaks above $65

* Brent crude tops $65 a barrel for first time since mid-2015

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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Asia shares take breather, Brent breaks above $65

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares took a breather on Tuesday after three straight sessions of gains, with markets consolidating in the hope an upswing in global growth could outlast a likely hike in U.S. borrowing costs this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares take breather, Brent breaks above $65

* Brent crude tops $65 a barrel for first time since mid-2015

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Brent crude jumps above $65 for first time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline outage

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supplies from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led production cuts.

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Sanders slams media mistakes

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends President Donald Trump's attacks against the media, saying there's a difference between journalists making "honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people."

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Trump makes 'robo-call' for Moore as Democrat Jones takes lead in Alabama race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump sought to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by releasing a recorded phone call on his behalf in the final stretch of a bitter Alabama election fight marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore.

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Mario Batali takes leave amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures ease off after 22 percent surge

NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures eased back from an initial surge of almost 22 percent to trade up 13 percent on Monday, in an eagerly awaited U.S. market debut that backers hope will confer greater legitimacy on the volatile cryptocurrency and lead to its wider use.

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UPDATE 4-Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

* Big U.S. banks, brokerages give launch a mixed reception (Updates prices)

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Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, could solidify its lead by playing the long game, even as rivals edge closer.

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Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world's largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse.

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UPDATE 3-Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

* Big U.S. banks, brokerages give launch a mixed reception (Updates prices, adds quote)

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Bitcoin futures surge past $18,000; Asian shares firm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The craze for cryptocurrencies entered a new chapter on Monday as bitcoin futures rocketed by one-fifth of their value at a closely-watched launch, while Asian shares climbed amid optimism about global growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bitcoin futures surge past $18,000; Asian shares firm

* Fed expected to hike rates this week; BoE, ECB also meeting

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Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The front-month bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago-based CBOE Futures Exchange surged past $17,000 on Monday, the first day of trading.

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A warning about bitcoin's wild price swings

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

On Campus: The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College

Students deserve the chance to try out ideas without incurring the wrath of the entire internet.

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Figureskating: Russia's Zagitova takes gold in debut Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova took gold in the women's skate at her debut Grand Prix Final on Saturday, while French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron ended the winning streak of Canadian team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

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U.S. top court takes up Republican challenge to Maryland electoral district

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday added a second case to its docket on a contentious issue that could have major consequences for American elections, agreeing to decide whether Democratic lawmakers in Maryland unlawfully drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

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Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm's expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday.

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Figure skating: American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled program including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favorite Shoma Uno by half a point.

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Figureskating: Canada's Osmond takes surprise lead in Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took a surprise lead in the women's short program at the Grand Prix Final on Friday, edging ahead of Russian teenager Alina Zagitova by less than a point.

The Crown (TV Program) nytimes.com

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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Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

(Reuters) - Drug developer Sage Therapeutics Inc's shares soared as much as 85 percent to a record high on Thursday after its experimental drug to reduce the symptoms of depression succeeded in a mid-stage trial.

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BRIEF-Quanterix Corp Shares Debut 8.3 pct Above IPO Price

* QUANTERIX CORP SHARES OPEN AT $16.25 IN DEBUT ON THE NASDAQ VERSUS IPO PRICE OF $15.00 PER SHARE Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 3-Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

* Shares surge as much as 85 pct (Adds details on drug's mechanism, analyst comment, updates shares)

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Bitcoin surges above $15,000 after climbing $2,000 in 12 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin rocketed above $15,000 for the first time on Thursday, after adding more than $2,000 to its price in fewer than 12 hours.

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Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds mid-stage trial

(Reuters) - Sage Therapeutics Inc's shares surged more than 63 percent premarket on Thursday, on track to add about $2.5 billion to the company's market value, after its drug succeeded in reducing the symptoms of depression in a mid-stage trial.

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German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.

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Asia shares creep above 2-month lows, but growth, U.S. policy risks weigh

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares creep above 2-mth lows, but growth, US policy risks weigh

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.

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Emperor Hirohito's memoir bought by Japan surgeon criticized for praising Nazis

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cosmetic surgeon criticized for praising Nazis and playing down Japan's wartime atrocities won an auction for a memoir by Emperor Hirohito that chronicles the nation's...

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Bitcoin pops above $14,000

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Bitcoin rises above $14,000 on Bitstamp to record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin soared to a record high of $14,047.40 on Thursday, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the beginning of the year.

Jazz nytimes.com

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

The jazz impresario’s latest project will offer high-definition streaming of jazz concerts and documentaries.

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Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) - Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests.

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Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,200 pct (Updates price, adds analyst's comments)

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Banco do Brasil seeks return above 10 percent next year

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Banco do Brasil SA expects its return over equity to be higher than 10 percent next year, Chief Executive Officer Paulo Caffarelli told investors on Wednesday.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Fewer Pain Pills May Be Best Bet After Surgery

Surgical patients can get as good or better pain relief with a fraction of the amount of opioids typically prescribed.

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Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, open to peacekeepers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday there could be no normal relations with Russia until Moscow ended its support for separatists in Ukraine and returned Crimea, in comments likely to reassure Western allies.

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IOC hopeful of late surge for Pyeongchang tickets

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pyeongchang 2018 daily ticket sales have tripled since the start of the Olympic torch relay in South Korea last month with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopeful of 90 percent of them being sold by the start of the Winter Games on Feb. 9.

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easyJet takes on Lufthansa with German domestic routes

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

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Chinese state media takes praise for leader to new heights as Xi tightens grip

BEIJING (Reuters) - The official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party has lavished unusually high levels of praise on President Xi Jinping's signature leadership, as China's strongest leader in decades consolidates his personal power.

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Bitcoin rally is back on: It just zoomed above $12K

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,100 pct (Adds details, context)

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Bitcoin extends gains, rises above $12,000 to record high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin retained its overnight momentum and rose to a record high of $12,205.46 on Wednesday, continuing its rally from below $1,000 at the year's start.

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Australian watchdog takes GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis units to court

(Reuters) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Wednesday said it is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products.

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UPS sees some delivery delays after surge in online holiday orders

(Reuters) - United Parcel Service said on Tuesday some deliveries were being delayed because of a surge in holiday online shopping orders during the peak shipping period.

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Uber investor Pishevar takes leave of absence amid misconduct claims

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber, said on Tuesday he was taking a leave of absence from his venture capital firm and the startup he co-founded to fight allegations of sexual harassment.

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John Mayer has emergency surgery

John Mayer is on the mend following an emergency appendectomy, his representative confirms to CNN.

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Exxon takes climate-change probe fight to Massachusetts top court

BOSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp urged Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels have on climate change.

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UPDATE 1-Exxon takes climate-change probe fight to Massachusetts top court

BOSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp urged Massachusetts' top court on Tuesday to block the state's attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels have on climate change.

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Exiled son of Yemen's Saleh takes up anti-Houthi cause

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The powerful exiled son of Yemen's slain ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Tuesday to lead a campaign against the Houthi movement that killed his father after he switched sides in the civil war.

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Jimmy Kimmel's son has 2nd heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel is off his show this week, but it's for a good reason.

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Weightlifting: Hashemi takes another gold for Iran

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Iran struck gold for a second consecutive day at the weightlifting World Championships when Ali Hashemi won the men's 105 kilogram class on Monday.

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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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New challenge takes internet

There was the planking challenge, the mannequin challenge, and now, the latest trend to take social media by storm is the "invisible box challenge."

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Democrat takes aim at controversial capital rule disliked by big U.S. banks

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator wants to free the biggest U.S. lenders from having to hold capital against certain assets held at central banks, according to a document viewed by Reuters and a person familiar with it.

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Toobin: History shows president not above law

President Nixon said years ago that a president could not be charged with obstruction of justice. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why that may not be true.

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Analysis: Above the law? Trump is the law, attorney says

The President is the law, according to Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd.

Cataracts nytimes.com

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.

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Corsican nationalists surge in first round of French election

PARIS (Reuters) - Corsican nationalists won almost half of the vote in the first round of the French Mediterranean island's territorial election on Sunday, a landslide likely to fuel local calls for greater autonomy from Paris.

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'SNL' takes on Flynn's guilty plea in 'A Christmas Carol'

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump -- along with some unwelcome ghosts from the President's past in the show's own rendition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

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Cholera could resurge in Yemen due to lack of aid, fuel: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Another wave of cholera could strike Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition blockade has cut off fuel for hospitals, water pumps and vital aid supplies for starving children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday.

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As Brexit deal takes shape, Juncker to meet MEPs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on Monday with Theresa May.

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Juncker to meet MEPs before PM May as Brexit deal takes shape

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet EU lawmakers early on Monday, an EU official said on Sunday, in a further sign a Brexit deal with Britain could be ready.

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Tencent Music, Spotify in talks to swap stakes: WSJ

(Reuters) - The music group of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd and Sweden's Spotify AB are in talks to swap stakes up to 10 percent in each other's businesses ahead of their expected public listings next year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Jimmy Kimmel takes on Roy Moore: 'I accept the invitation'

Jimmy Kimmel is ready to take on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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UPDATE 1-Lyft cuts losses as revenue surges - the Information

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Lyft's losses narrowed in the first half of the year as revenue more than tripled to $483 million, technology news website the Information reported on Thursday.

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Australia's GetSwift shares surge after deals with Amazon.com, Yum Brands

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Australian logistics company GetSwift Ltd said on Friday it had entered into an agreement with Amazon.com Inc and a multi-year partnership with Yum Brands Inc, sending its share up sharply.

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Lyft cuts losses as revenue surges -the Information

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Lyft's losses narrowed in the first half of the year as revenue more than tripled to $483 million, technology news website the Information reported on Thursday.

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‘Overlapping’ neurosurgery not tied to higher complication or death rates

(Reuters Health) – Most neurosurgery patients are no more likely to die or suffer serious complications when their surgeon is involved in more than one operation at the same time, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Ceramics and Pottery nytimes.com

Pottery Is the New Pilates, and Macramé Takes Away the Crazy

Confounded by work, politics or just too much digital activity, anxious New Yorkers are turning to crafts as a balm and a corrective.

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Dow breaks above 24,000 mark as tax bill wins crucial support

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average pierced through the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday and the other indexes rallied on strong indications that President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan may get enough support for passage.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaks above 24,000 mark as tax bill wins crucial support

* Indexes up: Dow 0.61 pct, S&P 0.44 pct, Nasdaq 0.54 pct (Changes comment, adds details, updates prices)

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Dow opens above 24,000 for first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday, supported by a rebound in technology stocks and progress on President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan.

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Flipkart investors, employees trimming stakes as part of SoftBank deal: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Some early Flipkart [IPO-FLPK.N] investors, employees and ex-employees are selling their shares in the Indian e-commerce firm as part of a $2.5 billion investment deal agreed with Japan's SoftBank Group , two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Flipkart investors, employees trimming stakes as part of SoftBank deal -sources

* Current, former employees offered just over $85 apiece -sources

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Does Europe have what it takes to create the next Google?

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows.

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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.

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.

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Android co-creator takes leave of absence from his smartphone startup

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Andy Rubin, a former executive at Alphabet Inc's Google known for co-founding the Android mobile operating system, is on a leave of absence from his smartphone startup Essential, the company said on Wednesday.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000 after $1,000 surge in 12 hours

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

Most past presidents probably wouldn't say anything publicly about the bombshell firing Wednesday morning of NBC's Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior." And, if they did say something, it would be along the lines of "Even the highest profile among us are not and should not be immune from being punished for these sorts of unacceptable behaviors."

Sanders, Bernard nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Bernie Sanders Is Nominated for a Grammy, and Late Night Takes the Bait

Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers made jokes about Senator Bernie Sanders’s surprise nomination for a Grammy.

Corruption (Institutional) nytimes.com

In China, Fears That New Anticorruption Agency Will Be Above the Law

Mainstream lawyers and law professors in China are taking a risk in speaking out against a move that they say would violate the country’s Constitution.

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GM says Corvette super car will be priced at $119,995 and above

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - General Motors Co's 755-horsepower Corvette ZR1 super car will have a starting price of $119,995, with a convertible version from $123,995, its global product development chief, Mark Reuss, said on Tuesday.

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Hip fracture surgery delays tied to higher odds of death

(Reuters Health) - Many patients with fractured hips don’t get surgery quickly enough to avoid an increased risk of complications and death, a Canadian study suggests.

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U.S. EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heard testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the agency's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Transgender Surgery Comes to Major Southern California Hospital

Tuesday: Transgender surgery at Cedars-Sinai, an assemblyman accused of sexual harassment resigns and the rebel state of Jefferson.

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Marathon Patent surge halts on cryptocurrency deal details

(Reuters) - Shares in Marathon Patent Group handed back around a third of the past week's stellar gains on Tuesday after the company said it was heavily diluting the value of its existing shares to pay for a much-hyped move into cryptocurrency mining.

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EPA takes repeal of clean power plan to coal country

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear testimony from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on Tuesday at a public meeting in West Virginia on the EPA's proposal to dismantle an Obama-era plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants.

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Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.

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Microcap stocks surge on cryptocurrency promises

(Reuters) - Three of the top four most actively traded U.S. stocks on Monday were all either riding a cryptocurrency-fueled surge, or pulling back from one.

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This is how long it takes to sell a house

Honduras nytimes.com

In Honduras Election, Ex-Sportscaster Takes Lead Over President

A victory by Salvador Nasralla, an ex-sportscaster, would be a rebuke to President Juan Orlando Hernández and his authoritarian administration.

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In upset, opposition takes lead over U.S. ally in Honduras election

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A left-right coalition led by a flamboyant TV host took a surprise lead in the Honduran presidential election, initial results showed on Monday, upsetting forecasts that the crime-fighting, U.S.-allied incumbent would comfortably win.

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Bitcoin's surge takes it above $9,500

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METALS-Copper hits 1-month top above $7,000 on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London copper touched a one-month high above $7,000 a tonne on Monday, amid signs of resilience in China's industrial sector that suggested a cooling, but still healthy, appetite for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper hit $7,024 a tonne, its highest in a month, and is on track for a 26 percent annual gain, which would be its biggest since 2010. The metal eased to be flat at $7,005 a tonne by 0146 GMT, still holding a ha

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Islamic State raises stakes with Egypt mosque attack

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The mosque was packed with hundreds of worshippers for Friday prayers in Egypt's North Sinai when gunmen in military-style uniforms and masks appeared in a doorway and at windows.

Maps nytimes.com

A Defiant Map-Hunter Stakes Vietnam’s Claims in the South China Sea

He scoured the world for evidence to make his case, but a scholar now finds his government reluctant to challenge Beijing, its powerful rival.

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Lebanon's Hariri takes critical line on Hezbollah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah's positions that "affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries", a statement from his press office said.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Egypt Is Failing to Deal With Its Sinai Insurgency

President Sisi, like his predecessors, thinks brutality will defeat militants. It won’t.

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Tech leads S&P above 2,600; Amazon, other retail stocks gain

(Reuters) - Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs on Friday, with the S&P ending above 2,600 points for the first time, while Amazon and retail stocks got a boost from signs of a strong start to the holiday shopping season.

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US STOCKS-Tech leads S&P above 2,600; Amazon, other retail stocks gain

Nov 24 (Reuters) - Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs on Friday, with the S&P ending above 2,600 points for the first time, while Amazon and retail stocks got a boost from signs of a strong start to the holiday shopping season.

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SandRidge shares surge as Icahn opposes Bonanza bid

(Reuters) - Shares of SandRidge Energy jumped 14.2 percent on Friday, after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a big stake in the oil and gas producer and said he would oppose its $746 million bid for rival Bonanza Creek Energy.

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Russia takes Tokyo to task over defense alliance with Washington

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

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

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

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

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

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Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

Private crossings to Mexico are a rich franchise under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but discussions on reopening the accord have put that bonanza at risk.

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North Korea's wounded defector 'nice guy', says surgeon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the North, his surgeon said on Thursday.

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Pre-surgery cognitive screen can flag elderly complications risk

(Reuters Health) - Screening older surgery patients for cognitive impairment can catch undiagnosed problems that raise risk for complications, researchers say.

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UPDATE 3-Deere's shares surge after earnings beat estimates

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Deere & Co's shares surged on Wednesday after the equipment maker beat quarterly earnings estimates and predicted further improvements in the coming year, amid strong sales in South America and higher demand in the United States and Canada.

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Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at Italy's election early next year.

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Disney executive takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

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Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 2-Disney-Pixar animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps' -memo

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executive John Lasseter, who heads animation at both Disney and Pixar, told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps" including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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Proposed cuts in foreign aid could cause malaria resurgence

(Reuters Health) - If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say.

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John Lasseter, a Pixar Founder, Takes Leave After ‘Missteps’

Mr. Lasseter, who is the head of Disney Animation and directed the first two “Toy Story” movies, said he would step away from the company for six months.

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Disney animation executive Lasseter takes leave after 'missteps': memo

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co animation executive John Lasseter told company staff on Tuesday he was taking a six-month leave of absence following what he called "missteps," including unwanted hugs that made employees uncomfortable, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.

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Head of Brazil's BNDES sees 2018 GDP growth above 3 pct

SAO PAULO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Brazilian economy is likely to grow more than 3 percent in 2018, perhaps even near 4 percent, the head of Brazilian state development bank BNDES, Paulo Rabello de Castro, said on Tuesday.

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Review: A ‘Peter Pan’ That Never Takes Flight

The Bedlam production of the J.M. Barrie classic is both too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder.

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CEE MARKETS-Zloty extends gain on output surge, shrugs off German worry

* Zloty bucks fx easing on German coalition talks collapse * Zloty extends gains on strong Polish output, retail figures * Forint eases, cbank could loosen screws further on Tues * Crown firms, central bank chief sees 50 pct Dec rate hike odds (Adds fresh Polish data, Czech central banker comments, Romanian tenders) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The zloty clung to its gains on Monday after fresh Polish figures showed a surge

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Klobuchar takes sponsorship of Franken's sexual assault bill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has taken over the sponsorship of a bill championed by fellow Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken that aims to help survivors of sexual assault.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

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'SNL' takes on Senator -- and former 'SNL' performer --Al Franken

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Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.

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As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

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New Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

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In Rio de Janeiro, ‘Complete Vulnerability’ as Violence Surges

After a respite that began before the Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is reeling as ever more neighborhoods fall under the control of drug gangs.

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Above the Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill

Around 210,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the grasslands of South Dakota on Thursday. Get a 360-degree aerial view of the damage it left behind.

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Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship

(The Sports Xchange) - Park Sung-hyun put herself in position for a number of year-end honors with her performance on Friday.

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Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Canada's CN Rail on hiring spree as shipments surge

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/MONTREAL, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co plans to extend a major hiring spree into next year as Canada's biggest freight railroad scrambles to handle surging shipments and fill vacancies, a company official said on Friday.

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Surgery Reveals North Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms

South Korean doctors operating on an injured North Korean soldier found parasitic worms crawling in his dietary tract, a symptom of poor hygiene and nutrition.

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Kirk takes lead as Snedeker makes strong return from injury

(Reuters) - Former champion Chris Kirk took the first-round lead at the RSM Classic in coastal Georgia on Thursday, as two-times American Ryder Cup member Brandt Snedeker made a solid comeback after a long injury absence.

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Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests.

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Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women

(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate.

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BRIEF-Arsanis Inc shares debut about 30 pct above IPO price‍​

* Arsanis Inc shares open at $13.00 in debut on the NASDAQ versus IPO price of $10.00 per share‍​ Further company coverage:

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Hong Kong IPO surge challenges New York in battle for China listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - It's not often Hong Kong can boast hotter initial public offerings than New York, but some recent deals and a potential pipeline of big Chinese tech floats suggest a shift in the balance between the two fundraising rivals.

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Rose takes route 66 in Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Torchlight takes back control on the Orogrande project with Farm In

* Torchlight takes back control on the Orogrande project with Farm In

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UPDATE 2-Prudential's new-business profit surges on Asia growth

* Prudential share performance vs peers: http://bit.ly/2zJnEdz (Adds Asia business details, background)

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The world's first 'space nation' takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

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Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson's rented "battler" bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.

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Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries

(Reuters Health) - Obese patients who need to have their gallbladder removed and also need weight-loss surgery may have fewer complications if they get the gallbladder procedure first, a Swedish study suggests.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds Breakingviews link)

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U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cerberus [CBS.UL] has taken a 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank , Germany's flagship lender said on Wednesday, making the U.S. buyout fund the fourth-largest shareholder after China's HNA group, Qatar and money manager Blackrock .

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UPDATE 1-U.S. investor Cerberus takes 3 percent stake in Deutsche Bank

* Deutsche Bank shares climb on news of Cerberus stake (Adds details, background)

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Tencent third-quarter profit surges on smartphone games, payment services

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd posted a 69 percent jump in its quarterly net profit, blowing past estimates, underpinned by a strong growth in revenue from its smartphone games and payment-related services.

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North Korea defector 'stabilized' after second surgery: South Korean surgeon

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash over the border to South Korea this week stabilized on Wednesday after a second round of surgery, a doctor treating him said.

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Pentagon pays for service members' gender-reassignment surgery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had paid for gender-reassignment surgery of an active-duty service member that took place earlier in the day, as the issue of transgender troops serving in the U.S. military continues to garner national attention.

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Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member

The surgery was the latest setback to President Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

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North Korea defector undergoes second surgery, South Korean hospital says

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash this week over the border with South Korea was being operated upon for a second time early on Wednesday, the hospital treating him said.

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GOP takes another step back from Senate candidate accused of pursuing women when they were teens

The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday, as the GOP establishment continues to break ties with the Alabama Senate candidate.

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Snap's biggest investors raise stakes in third quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments and technology-focused hedge fund Coatue Management LLC boosted their stakes in social media company Snap Inc during the third quarter, despite Snap's disappointing results, regulatory filings showed on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant

* Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Omega Advisors takes share stake in Aetna, dissolves stake in Allergan

* Cuts share stake in AIG to 841,740 shares from 1.3 million shares

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

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

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UPDATE 1-European shares steady above 7-week low as tech and telecoms earnings impress

* Pause in markets "not a big turning point" - BAML (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.

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Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

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METALS-London copper stays above one-month low on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Monday from one month lows hit last week, as demand remained steady and the dollar wallowed below its peaks from last week. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,807 a tonne by 0148 GMT, reversing small losses from the previous session. Prices last week fell to the weakest in around a month at $6,761.50 a tonne. * SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 53,50

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UPDATE 2-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

* Airbus still in talks on potential A380 deal (Recasts, adds details)

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Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Boeing takes head start in Dubai with Emirates Dreamliner order

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Emirates unveiled a preliminary order worth $15 billion for 40 Boeing jets on Sunday, but kept Europe's Airbus waiting for a lifeline order for A380 superjumbos as the Dubai Airshow opened amid worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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Figure skating: Russian Voronov takes top spot in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's Sergei Voronov eased to victory in Japan's grand prix on Saturday with an elegant, melancholy short program and his compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva won the women's event.

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Pirelli calendar takes a turn for the progressive

In the age of #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackisBeautiful and #BlackGirlMagic, leading brands and publications have realized that the image they project to millennial and Gen Z audiences needs to resonate with major social movements and calls for representation.

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J.C. Penney's same-store sales come in above its estimates

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported same-store sales above its estimates, helped by an overhaul of women's apparel and higher demand for home goods and Sephora beauty products.

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China Eases Limits on Foreign Stakes in Financial Firms

The move, which comes after President Trump left Beijing complaining about its trade policies, could give China’s troubled financial system a needed shake-up.

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Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.

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Islamic State takes back half of Syrian town from Syrian army, allies: Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Islamic State has taken back control of half of the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.

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METALS-Copper holds above 1-month low as weaker dollar lifts metals

(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper held above one-month lows on Friday as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. "Copper prices will continue to trade sideways over the coming weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar outlook and weakening Chinese imports of refined copper weigh on prices," said BMI Research in a report. "High-frequency indicators such as

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Japan to build four radar stations for the Philippines to counter piracy surge: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will build four coast guard radar stations on islands in the Sulu Celebes Seas separating the Philippines and Indonesia to help Manila counter a surge in piracy by Islamic insurgents, two sources said.

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Elliott's suspension takes effect as court sides with NFL

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his latest legal motion denied by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Thursday, meaning his six-game NFL suspension is back in effect.

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BRIEF-Loeb's Third Point takes stake in mall-owner Macerich - Bloomberg

* Loeb's Third Point takes stake in mall-owner Macerich - Bloomberg, citing sources

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UPDATE 1-Aramco expects to boost capital spending above $100 bln

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Oil giant Saudi Aramco expects to increase its capital spending budget by almost 10 percent in its next financial year, top official at the state-owned company said.

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Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song

The dissident Russian band’s release deals with state surveillance and police brutality, with a cameo by Chloë Sevigny.