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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany: Welt am Sonntag

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to Schmidt.

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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany - Welt am Sonntag

BERLIN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to Schmidt.

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Fugitive, convicted of $100 million Ponzi scheme, escapes from prison

(Reuters) - U.S. authorities are searching for a fugitive who escaped a federal minimum-security work camp in California, where he was being held for duping investors out of more than $100 million, local media reported.

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U.S. Air Force unveils criminal reporting reforms in wake of Texas shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force is toughening its rules for reporting criminal records to the government's gun owner background check database, after a man convicted of assault while in the service was able to purchase guns and later shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church.

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India stumped in efforts to clear toxic smog as cricketers throw up

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's state-run NTPC is launching bids for clean technology for two coal-fired power plants near New Delhi, officials said, as criticism mounts over the country's failure to end a toxic smog which strikes the capital every winter.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. slaps duties on Vietnamese steel originating from China

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday slapped steep import duties on steel products from Vietnam that originated in China after finding they evaded U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. judge orders oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by next April, a decision he said will allow oil to keep flowing and prevent spills.

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UPDATE 1-US judge orders oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to coordinate with local tribes and the Army Corps of Engineers to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by next April, a decision he said will allow oil to keep flowing and prevent spills.

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U.S. judge orders oil-spill response plan for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered Energy Transfer Partners to coordinate with tribes to create an oil-spill response plan for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline by April 1, 2018.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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ABC News suspends top journalist over inaccurate Flynn reporting

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - ABC News said on Saturday it had suspended Brian Ross, its chief investigative correspondent, over an error in his reporting about former national security adviser Michael Flynn which sent U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields lower on Friday.

Web-Original Programming nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: Why Old-Fashioned Tools Remain Key for Reporting

Emily Steel, a media reporter for The Times, uses encrypted messaging apps and plenty of new tech. But she still harbors a love for the telephone.

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Congress government funding fight seen spilling into 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is likely to miss a Dec. 8 deadline for passing legislation funding a wide range of federal government programs through Sept. 30, 2018, kicking the contentious debate into next year, a senior House aide said on Tuesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Libyan Convicted of Terrorism in Benghazi Attacks but Acquitted of Murder

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

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Connecticut cardiologist is convicted of insider trading

(Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Connecticut cardiologist of insider trading based on confidential information he learned about a clinical drug trial, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

United States Air Force nytimes.com

Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database

A review by the military has found several dozen cases where it failed to report serious criminal convictions to the federal gun background-check databases.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

How much blame does the whiz-kid defense secretary deserve for Vietnam?

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Payday lending pioneer convicted in U.S. of racketeering scheme

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man considered a pioneer in the payday lending industry was found guilty on Monday of engaging in a racketeering scheme that helped fund businesses that generated $688 million from short-term loans to hundreds of thousands of people.

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Founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstores convicted, children jailed

STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore chain got a suspended sentence and his two children got jail terms on Monday for taking money from the company before its collapse.

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Founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore convicted, children jailed

STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore chain got a suspended sentence and his two children got jail terms on Monday for offences relating to the company's collapse.

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Vietnamese Blogger Gets 7 Years in Jail for Reporting on Toxic Spill

Nguyen Van Hoa was convicted of spreading information about the discharge that killed marine life and sickened people along a 120-mile stretch of coastline.

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Keystone's existing pipeline spills far more than predicted to regulators

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp's existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided to regulators before the project began operating in 2010, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for 'propaganda' over spill

(Reuters) - A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state.

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TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Vietnam: The Chemical War

American forces dropped thousands of gallons of tear gas, defoliants and other weapons during the conflict.

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U.S. pipeline regulator to remain on site of spill until restart

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline regulatory officials will remain at the site of TransCanada Corp's Keystone crude oil pipeline spill in South Dakota until the line has been restarted, the agency said on Wednesday.

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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.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Ratko Mladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of Bosnian Muslims

The Bosnian Serb general was given a life sentence. His trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide began in 2012.

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UPDATE 1-S. Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license.

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South Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Lyndon Johnson’s War Propaganda

In 1967 the White House undertook a massive P.R. campaign on the Vietnam War. It worked — too well.

Oil Spills nytimes.com

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.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: The Women Who Covered Vietnam

There were dozens of female war correspondents and photographers. Today they are largely forgotten.

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Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

Keystone Pipeline System nytimes.com

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

TransCanada, which began to mop up 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, will ask Nebraska regulators to approve a Keystone XL project on Monday.

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Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

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UPDATE 3-Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb., Nov 17 (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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UPDATE 2-South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

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UPDATE 1-South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska Nov 17 (Reuters) - C anadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

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Exclusive: Germany's top banks step up efforts to offload toxic shipping debt

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Top national lenders Deutsche Bank <DBK Gn.DE> and Commerzbank are stepping up efforts to offload distressed shipping loans, finance sources said, as the German banking system grapples with $100 billion in toxic debt from the sector.

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Convicted mass killer Charles Manson hospitalized in California: report

(Reuters) - Charles Manson, the cult leader who sent followers known as the "Manson Family" out to commit gruesome murders, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s hippie era in California, has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Wrongfully convicted man free after 29 years

Arthur Brown, 66, was wrongfully convicted of arson and double murder in 1990 in Chicago. On November 14, 29 years later, Brown was released from prison.

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U.N. Security Council to vote Thursday on Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Thursday on a U.S. bid to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, diplomats said, a move that could trigger Russia's 10th veto to block action on Syria.

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U.S. Army sees 'significant' gaps in reporting criminal activities to law enforcement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's chief of staff said on Wednesday there were "significant" gaps in reporting soldiers' criminal activities to law enforcement, an omission the Air Force acknowledged in the case of a Texas gunmen who killed 26 people.

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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

HANOI (Reuters) - A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: An American Child in Vietnam

Margaret Childs Westmoreland, the daughter of Gen. William Westmoreland, was 9 years old when she joined him in South Vietnam.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Toxic Mix: Sex, Religion and Hypocrisy

The scandal around Tariq Ramadan has opened a door on the plight of Muslim women in France and the Francophone Arab countries to its south.

Cyberwarfare and Defense nytimes.com

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians worldwide.

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BRIEF-Calumet Specialty Products to delay reporting Q3 results

* Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. To delay reporting on third quarter financial results

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We need 'extreme vetting' for toxic masculinity

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Gunman Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Demetrius Blackwell, accused of fatally shooting Officer Brian Moore during a routine encounter in Queens in 2015, was found guilty of first-degree murder.

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New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour.

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In message to Russia, Western powers demand U.N. extend Syria toxic gas inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) - Major Western powers appeared ready for a showdown with Russia at the U.N. Security Council after demanding on Wednesday the renewal of he mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Delhi schools shut for rest of week as toxic smog thickens, chokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

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Schools shut in India's Delhi for the week as toxic smog thickens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

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At U.N., Russia slams inquiry into toxic gas attacks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia rejected on Tuesday a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation's mandate before it expires next week.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘Has Become a Gas Chamber’

Prolonged exposure to the air in the Indian capital is equivalent to smoking more than two packs of cigarettes a day, experts say.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

A Hunt for the Artist of a Vietnam-Era Ode to New York

A canvas panel from a bunk on a troop ship that went to Vietnam was signed “Johnny from New York.” Fifty years later, Art Beltrone is hunting for him.

Vietnam nytimes.com

A Disappearance in Berlin Clouds a Trade Deal in Vietnam

Wary of China’s heft, Vietnam’s authoritarian government scrambles to strike alliances with nations that are sometimes uneasy with its views on rights.

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UPDATE 1-Venezuela Amuay refinery tank spills, cleanup started -PDVSA

MARACAY, Venezuela, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday that a storage tank at its Amuay refinery had overflown because of heavy rains and that a cleanup had begun to avoid the stain spreading further in the surrounding bay.

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Opinion: Spacey engaged an old and toxic myth

The President of the United States is enmeshed in scandal this week. So is Kevin Spacey. It feels a characteristic irony of 2017 that even as a real-life President fights allegations that could remove him from office, our most notorious fictional President is removed from the air. Netflix announced on Wednesday that "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey plays the corrupt President Underwood, will not be renewed for further seasons. That Spacey is now facing accusations of serious sexual misconduct, Netflix assures us, is purely coincidental.

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Reporting the news: How Fox News is covering developments

Oil Spills nytimes.com

How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible

When a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico cracked recently, most of the oil wasn’t perceptible. The depth was one reason, but environmental forces were another.

Indonesia nytimes.com

One Convicted, One Cleared: Signs of Trouble in Indonesia Courts

The legal system is coming under renewed scrutiny after rulings in two high-profile cases that alarmed both Westerners and local anticorruption groups.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: The War of Leaks

The Marigold Affair, full of Cold War intrigue, is a lesson in why peace was so hard to achieve in Vietnam.

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Oil spill closes part of Chicago River, south of the city

(Reuters) - Part of the Chicago River, south of the third largest city in the United States, was closed on Thursday due to an oil spill, the source of which is unknown, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Toxic Chemicals at the E.P.A.

A story of regulatory policy changes under President Trump, as told by the shifting powers of two women.

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Brazil seeks to revoke asylum of Italian ex-guerrilla convicted of murder

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Michel Temer has the authority to revoke the asylum status a former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in Italy and extradite him at his country's request.

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Jon Lester, Convicted in Howard Beach Race Attack, Dies at 48

At 17, he was called a ringleader in the 1986 assault by whites in Queens that left a black man dead and another badly beaten. A sister said he committed suicide.

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UK watchdog fines Merrill Lynch 34.5 million pounds for reporting failure

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog has fined Bank of America's Merrill Lynch investment banking arm 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for its third transaction reporting failure in just over a decade.

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UPDATE 1-UK watchdog fines Merrill Lynch 34.5 mln pounds for reporting failure

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog has fined Bank of America's Merrill Lynch investment banking arm 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for its third transaction reporting failure in just over a decade.

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances nytimes.com

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

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Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

(This version of the story has been refiled to correct typo in headline)

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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

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Alabama executes man convicted or murdering police officer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Alabama on Thursday executed a man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 by shooting him multiple times in his patrol car, prison officials said.

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Supreme Court clears way for Alabama execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer and later rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.

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Alabama moves closer to planned Thursday execution of convicted killer

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court removed one legal roadblock to Alabama's planned execution on Thursday of a man convicted of murdering a police officer but delayed the lethal injection to consider a last-minute appeal to spare his life.

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France criticizes Russian stance on Syria toxic gas probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France criticized Russia on Thursday for calling into question an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Freedom of the Press nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: When the Price of Reporting Is a Car Bomb

The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta illustrates the stakes for journalists pushing back against power.

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U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

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Investigative reporting led drug czar nominee to withdraw

Rep. Tom Marino was President Trump's pick to be drug czar. His decision to withdraw from consideration on Tuesday is a direct result of a groundbreaking investigation by The Washington Post and CBS' "60 Minutes."

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Reporting on Wildfires Felt ‘Like a Country at War’

Tuesday: A Times reporter digs out his satellite phone, San Diego courts Amazon, and how fire retardant works.

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Oil no longer leaking from pipe after spill in Gulf Of Mexico: LLOG

(Reuters) - LLOG Exploration Offshore said on Monday oil was no longer escaping from a jumper pipeline operated by the company that was fractured, causing a spill into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Times Insider: New York Times Recipe Commenters (Politely) Spill Their Guts

Communities like NYT Cooking can feel like a safe space in which to vent.

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Ex president of Vatican hospital convicted of abuse of office

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The former president of a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome on Saturday was convicted of abuse of office for diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

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Texas executes man convicted of killing prison guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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Texas executes man convicted of murdering guard with shank

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.

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U.S. warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.

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UPDATE 2-Centurion says repairs to Oklahoma pipeline near completion after spill

Oct 11 (Reuters) - Repairs to the Centurion Pipeline in Oklahoma were expected to be completed on Wednesday, a day after a contractor ruptured the 70,000 barrel-per-day line and triggered a spill, the company said.

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BRIEF-Centurion's oil pipeline shut after spill - regulator

* Centurion's oil pipeline shut down after Oklahoma spill Further company coverage: (Reporting By Rod Nickel)

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U.S. top court rejects convicted coal executive's appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction stemming from a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners ended on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

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Camera shows Vietnamese suspect's 'aggressive' attack on Kim Jong Nam: police

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader was captured on camera making an "aggressive" attack on him, two days after a similar act on another person, a police investigator told a Malaysian court on Tuesday.

Baquet, Dean nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: The Times’s Executive Editor Responds to Questions About Earlier Weinstein Reporting

Some readers have asked us about an allegation that editors with The Times “gutted” a 2004 article on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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Ageing German 'super-spy' convicted of tax evasion

BOCHUM, Germany (Reuters) - A 77-year-old spy, known as Germany's James Bond for his secret missions during and after the Cold War, was convicted of tax evasion on Thursday and handed a suspended two-year sentence.

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Florida and Alabama to execute men convicted of double murders

(Reuters) - Florida and Alabama on Thursday are scheduled to execute two men who are each convicted of carrying out double murders, though both inmates are asking courts to halt their lethal injections over legal and drug issues.

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Ohio court overturns death sentence for convicted murderer, orders new trial

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering a female bartender and ordered a new trial, saying prosecutors erred in showing jurors knives not used in the crime that the man owned.

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Opinion: Little kids and 'toxic stress': we can solve this

All children have incredible potential, most with parents, teachers and other adults in their lives who want the best for them. Unfortunately, many schools, particularly those that serve children with the greatest need, face obstacles that limit children's educational success -- rote curriculums, insufficient support for teachers and scant extracurricular options, to name a few.

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Oklahoma man convicted of murder in beheading case: media

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man who had converted to Islam was convicted of murder on Friday in the case of a female co-worker who was beheaded three years ago, after the jury rejected his plea of insanity, local media reported.

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American convicted of supporting al Qaeda, aiding bomb attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An American citizen was found guilty by jurors in Brooklyn federal court on Friday of supporting al Qaeda and helping to prepare a 2009 car bomb attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

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Ex-Illinois congressman convicted of failing to file income taxes

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Illinois U.S. congressman Mel Reynolds was found guilty in federal court on Thursday for failing to file federal income tax returns, marking the latest legal trouble for the one-time Democratic Party rising star.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. credit reporting firms need tougher oversight -watchdog

* Says credit reporting firms should have bank-style examiners (Recasts throughout, adds TransUnion comment)

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UPDATE 1-Tyson poultry pleads guilty over Missouri spill, to pay $2 mln fine

WASHINGTON and CHICAGO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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U.S. says Tyson poultry pleads guilty over Missouri spill, to pay $2 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

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U.S. says Tyson poultry pleads guilty over Missouri spill, to pay $2 mln

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's poultry unit on Wednesday pleaded guilty in federal court to two criminal charges stemming from discharged feed supplement at a company facility in Missouri, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

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Supreme Court halts Georgia execution of man convicted of 1990 murder

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for a black man scheduled to die on Tuesday in Georgia after his lawyers argued that his conviction was tainted by a juror with racist views.

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Citigroup to pay a fine for swap data reporting violations -U.S. CFTC

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc has agreed to pay a $550,000 penalty for swap data reporting violations and improve such reporting, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said in a statement on Monday.

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Germany expels second Vietnamese diplomat over 'Cold War-style' abduction

Berlin (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home.

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Canadian GM strike spills over as layoffs hit other parts plants

MONTREAL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A strike that began Sunday at a Canadian General Motors Co plant is having a ripple effect, with the company temporarily laying off workers at three parts facilities on Thursday.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound "toxic" VW diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound shipment of "toxic" Volkswagen diesels

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship on its way to Britain on Thursday in an attempt to stop a consignment of Volkswagen diesel cars being imported from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in a protest against emission levels.

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Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 6-New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack.

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UPDATE 5-New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, the latest government official to crack down on the industry in the wake of the massive Equifax hack.

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New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, while Equifax Inc said it suffered a second cyber incident two months before the one disclosed in early September.

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UPDATE 4-New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, while Equifax Inc said it suffered a second cyber incident two months before the one disclosed in early September.

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Wine maven Kurniawan, convicted of fraud, loses bid for freedom

(Reuters) - The convicted Indonesian wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan on Monday failed to persuade a U.S. judge to set aside his 10-year prison term for counterfeiting an estimated $30 million of wine.

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Two men, one a convicted murderer, escape from Mississippi prison

(Reuters) - Mississippi authorities said they were searching on Monday for two inmates, including one convicted of murder, who escaped from a state prison and who the officials described as armed and dangerous.

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In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.

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UPDATE 2-Credit reporting companies should register with New York -governor

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach.

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Credit reporting companies should register with New York: governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules, he said in a statement on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Credit reporting companies should register with New York -governor

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules, he said in a statement on Monday.

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New York governor says Equifax, other credit reporting companies must register with state

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Monday that all credit reporting agencies must register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules.

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Kuwait tackles another offshore oil spill: state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Major oil exporter Kuwait is dealing with another crude oil spill off its southern coast, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, the latest in a series of unexplained leaks in the Gulf Arab state in recent months.

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UPDATE 2-Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

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UPDATE 1-Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

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Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

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Floating Tar, Dead Fish: Oil Spill Threatens Greek Beaches

The Agia Zoni II tanker sank on Sunday while anchored off Salamis Island, near Greece’s main port of Piraeus.

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Mandy Moore engaged? Co-star spills the beans

The "This Is Us" cast is such a family, and just like your relatives they apparently can't keep a secret.

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Greek oil spill spreads to Athens Riviera

ATHENS (Reuters) - Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

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U.S. delays limits on toxic metals from coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Wednesday postponed until 2020 new limits on toxic metals and other pollutants in the wastewater of coal-fired power plants, a delay welcomed by industry groups that had sought it but decried by environmental groups.

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Moisturizers labeled ‘hypoallergenic’ may still have toxic chemicals

(Reuters Health) - Many moisturizers promoted as remedies for skin problems like eczema and labeled as `fragrance-free’ or `hypoallergenic’ may still contain chemicals that can cause irritation, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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R3, UK regulator and banks team up on blockchain-based mortgage reporting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based software company R3 CEV has partnered with Britain's financial watchdog and two large banks to develop a blockchain-based application to improve the regulatory reporting of mortgage transactions.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

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U.S. Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

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US Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

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New Canadian rules on reporting data hacks 'long overdue,' critics say

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government will require that companies operating in the country report all data breaches to their customers and a privacy watchdog as soon as possible after discovery, a rule that security experts said was long overdue.

News and News Media nytimes.com

At CNN, Retracted Story Leaves an Elite Reporting Team Bruised

Created with much fanfare, CNN’s investigative unit was reshaped and its focus narrowed in the wake of a story that led to a retraction and an apology.

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Toxic waste sites flooded in Texas, EPA says

At least 13 toxic waste sites in Texas were flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey, adding on to the challenges as the area begins clean up efforts following the deadly storm.

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Harvey damaged some Houston chemical facilities, which released toxic compounds into the environment

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Tackle the Vietnam War

Americans are still divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. Can Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 18-hour documentary help put the demons of that era — and of our own — to rest?

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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt in a racial profiling case

President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night.

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Twice-convicted ex-Jefferies trader faces prison after losing bail request

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected former Jefferies Group mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak's request to stay out of prison while he appeals his second conviction and two-year sentence for defrauding customers on bond prices.

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Kuwait says oil spills contained

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait's state oil company said on Tuesday that an oil spill off the country's coast had been contained and that it was in contact with oil companies operating in the Gulf region to try to locate the source of the leak, state news agency KUNA said.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Economic View: Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics

A new study analyzes how economists talk about each other in an online forum, and finds unmistakable signs of hostility toward women.

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Trump goes after 'toxic' GOP senator

President Donald Trump turned hard on a fellow Republican Thursday, boosting the primary opponent of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and calling the incumbent "toxic."

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BRIEF-Astronics says management, board has identified material weakness in internal control over financial reporting

* Says management, board has identified material weakness in internal control over financial reporting

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Second crude spill hits one mile of Kuwait coast: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday they were battling a new crude oil spill in the Abu Fatira area, a day after containing an initial leak that contaminated southern waters.

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

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

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Opinion: Charlottesville spotlights Trump's toxic failure to lead

The roiling spectacle of racial violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday leaving three people dead -- one killed when a car plowed into a crowd and two Virginia State Police officers who died in a helicopter crash -- represents the culmination of naked appeals by an American president and a major political party to the most shameful aspects of our nation's history.

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Kuwait to finish cleaning up oil spill this week: report

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait will finish cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf this week, a Kuwaiti newspaper report said on Sunday, quoting the country's oil minister.

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Kuwait says responding to oil spill in Ras al-Zour area

(Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities on Saturday were working on containing and cleaning up a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said in a statement.

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‘It’s Very Easy to Die There’: How Prisoners Fare in Vietnam

Activists say a government report — possibly posted by accident — confirms their fears of high rates of executions, forced labor and deaths in custody.

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Kuwait says arrests 12 convicted in 2015 Iran spy case

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities have arrested 12 people convicted in absentia of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Art nytimes.com

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Prices have topped $1 million, but national museums and major auction houses have promoted works later said to be fraudulent.

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Vietnamese kidnapping included stop at embassy in Berlin-prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) - German federal prosecutors said they had assumed control of an investigation of the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman and his companion, given new evidence that the two were likely taken to the Vietnamese embassy in Berlin en route to Vietnam.

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Gang convicted of sex offences against vulnerable girls in England

LONDON (Reuters) - A gang of 18 people has been found guilty of trafficking and sexually abusing vulnerable teenage girls and young women for several years in northern England, prosecutors said on Wednesday, in the latest shocking case of its kind in Britain.

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Hong Kong cleans up 93 tonnes of palm oil, shuts 13 beaches after huge spill

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong has scooped up over 90 tonnes of palm oil and closed more than a dozen beaches after a ship spill washed foul-smelling, Styrofoam-like clumps ashore, the latest major environmental disaster to blight the territory's waters.

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No more private massages for convicted Macau billionaire: U.S. judge

(Reuters) - Private massages are one indulgence that Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng must forgo as a condition of staying in his luxury Manhattan apartment after being convicted of bribing United Nations officials, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday.

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Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

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ETP says diesel at Ohio Rover natgas pipe spill may have been sabotage

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory.

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UPDATE 4-'Pharma bro' Shkreli convicted of fraud in U.S. court, assails 'witch hunt'

NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli, the brash former drug company and hedge fund executive, on Friday of defrauding investors in hedge funds he ran years before he gained fame for jacking up the price of a drug.

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EPA to review previously denied claims from Colorado mine spill

DENVER (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt vowed on Friday to review $1.2 billion in previously denied claims for economic losses from a 2015 EPA-triggered toxic waste spill at a dormant Colorado gold mine.

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'Pharma bro' Shkreli convicted of fraud in U.S. court, assails 'witch hunt'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury convicted Martin Shkreli, the brash former drug company and hedge fund executive who drew fierce criticism for jacking up drug prices, of securities fraud on Friday in an unrelated case.

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Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli is convicted of fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud by jurors in a U.S. court in Brooklyn on Friday, after a highly publicized, monthlong trial.

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Martin Shkreli convicted of securities fraud

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Berlin relives Cold War era with kidnap of Vietnamese fugitive

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

Air Pollution nytimes.com

A Toxic Part of Texas

This part of Houston is surrounded by gas and chemical plants, highways and shipping traffic, making it one of America’s most polluted neighborhoods.

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Jet fuel spills from pipeline in Parkland, Washington: local media

(Reuters) - A jet fuel spill from a pipeline on Wednesday in Washington state prompted evacuations of residents from a nearby apartment in Parkland as a precaution, according to a local media report.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Feature: She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her.

By the time Noura Jackson‘s conviction was overturned she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.

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Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt

Prosecutors said he willfully defied a judge’s orders to stop targeting Latinos — including citizens and legal immigrants — in a pattern of discriminatory policing.

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Texas set to execute man convicted of stabbing woman to death

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her repeatedly after breaking into her San Antonio home in 2004.

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Nintendo shares up more than four percent after reporting strong Switch sales

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd shares rose more than four percent in Thursday morning trade after the console maker reported strong first-quarter sales for its new Switch device.

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Ex-priest convicted of rape to leave prison

A defrocked US Roman Catholic priest is set for release from prison 12 years after his conviction on child rape charges, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Massachusetts ex-priest convicted in abuse scandal to leave prison

BOSTON (Reuters) - A defrocked U.S. Roman Catholic priest who was one of the first to be convicted when the church's worldwide sex abuse scandal was first exposed more than a decade ago is due to be released from prison, a Massachusetts prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Element Fleet announces ‍intention to segment financial reporting of core, non-core assets​

* Element Fleet Management Corp - ‍intention to segment financial reporting of core, non-core assets, optimize capital structure and enhance governance.​

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

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Gangsters, politicians, officials convicted in Italy "Mafia Capital" trial

ROME (Reuters) - The two leaders of a crime ring that plundered Rome city coffers were convicted along with some 40 politicians, officials and businessmen on Thursday at the end of one of the biggest corruption trials in the Italian capital.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Colleagues of Princeton University Scholar Convicted of Spying in Iran Express Shock

The conviction and 10-year sentence imposed on Xiyue Wang, who had been researching 19th-century history, could chill scholarly exchanges with Iran.

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Woman convicted for laughing at Trump nominee Sessions gets new trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. peace activist found guilty of laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing early this year had her conviction thrown out on Friday and will be retried, her lawyer said.

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Toxic bacteria often lurk in children’s, dogs’ sandboxes

(Reuters Health) - Playground sandboxes can harbor deadly - and drug resistant - strains of the diarrhea-causing bacterium Clostridum difficile, research in Spain shows.

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Beer dynasty scion arrested for allegedly trying to fly helicopter while intoxicated

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Radiant, toxic sulfur inferno caught on camera

Firefighters in Worland, Wyoming, were called to fight an "unknown" type of fire at a recycling center.

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Doctors Say Liu Xiaobo, Convicted Nobel Laureate, Can Be Safely Moved Overseas for Cancer Treatment

The doctors’ assessment renewed pressure on China to grant more liberties to Mr. Liu, who is serving an 11-year sentence after being convicted of state subversion.

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Convicted of Murder, and Now Swept Up in U.S.-Cuba Shift

For more than 30 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived in Cuba. But President Trump is calling for the extradition of convicts who claimed asylum there.

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UPDATE 3-Alberta regulators charge Nexen Energy over 2015 pipeline spill

CALGARY, Alberta, July 6 (Reuters) - Alberta regulators on Thursday charged Nexen Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of China's CNOOC Ltd, for a pipeline spill in July 2015 at the company's Long Lake oil sands facility that leaked around 31,500 barrels of bitumen emulsion.

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Alberta regulators charge Nexen Energy over 2015 pipeline spill

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Alberta regulators on Monday charged Nexen Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd, for a pipeline spill in July 2015 at the company's Long Lake oil sands facility that leaked around 31,500 barrels of bitumen emulsion.

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Russia jails hacker for spilling top government officials' secrets

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced a prominent hacker to two years in jail on Thursday after a secret trial which heard how he had accessed and leaked the email accounts of top government officials, Russian news agencies reported.

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French doctor convicted of perjury over ties to oil firm Total

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Wednesday convicted respected lung doctor Michel Aubier of perjury for lying under oath at a parlimentary hearing on air pollution about his two decade-long ties with oil multinational Total.

Architecture nytimes.com

Ba Vi Journal: A Vietnamese Architect’s Easy-to-Erect Homes for the Poor

Vo Trong Nghia has created low-cost prefabricated structures that he hopes can house people in slums, remote areas and refugee camps.

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BRIEF-ICL Israel Chemicals says continuing efforts to remedy immediate environmental effect, damages from phosphogypsum water spill

* ICL Israel Chemicals - continuing efforts to remedy immediate environmental effect, damages from phosphogypsum water spill from Rotem facility on June 30​

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'Tsunami' of toxic wastewater kills plants, animals in Israel's desert

MISHOR ROTEM, Israel (Reuters) - Toxic wastewater that surged through a dry riverbed in southern Israel at the weekend left a wake of ecological destruction more than 20 km (12 miles) long.

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Los Angeles man convicted in Hollywood studio executive's death

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer was found guilty on Monday of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a Hollywood studio executive who was missing for more than two years before his remains were found buried in the California desert.

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Raids on Uganda show South Sudan's war spilling across its borders

GBARI, Uganda (Reuters) - Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms have launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said, stealing cattle and raising fears that a near four-year-old conflict is spreading.

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Canadian National Railway says oil spills after train derails in U.S.

(Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co said about 20,000 gallons of oil was released following a freight train derailment at Plainfield, the U.S. state of Illinois on Friday, according to a filing with state pollution regulators.

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Former jihadist warns ISIS' fight in Philippines could spill into a wider war

A decade after his release from prison, a former henchman of ISIS' leader in Asia predicts the battle unfolding in the southern Philippines city of Marawi won't stop there.

Vietnam nytimes.com

With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

Facebook and other online forums have become the connecting tissue for Vietnam’s increasingly public dissident voices. And the government is fighting back.

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UPDATE 1-ICL says level of damage caused by desert spill still unknown

JERUSALEM, July 2 (Reuters) - Potash and fertiliser producer Israel Chemicals (ICL) said on Sunday it cannot estimate the level of damage caused to the company or the environment by a spill at its fertiliser plant in Israel's Negev desert.