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What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Here is a guide to what will happen in the coming weeks (and maybe years), including potential changes from companies and numerous lawsuits.

Basketball nytimes.com

On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.

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U.S. internet rule change leaves major streaming companies unscathed for now

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Behind your video stream of a hit like "Stranger Things" is a complicated array of technology and business relationships that will not change very much, at least in the short term, as a result of this week's repeal of U.S. regulations on internet traffic, industry insiders say.

Art nytimes.com

Hito Steyerl Is an Artist With Power. She Uses It for Change.

This German filmmaker, writer and philosopher has been named the most influential person in the art world by a British magazine. But she sees value in even the poorest image.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Deserving Rich and the Deserving Poor

Americans are a generous people, but our generosity comes with moral judgments.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil real sinks to 6-month low as pension vote delayed

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Brazil's real on Thursday sank to a nearly six-month low after lawmakers delayed a vote on a bill to cut social security benefits that is seen as a key measure to rein in the deficit. Mexico's peso sank nearly 0.8 percent, only briefly paring losses after the country's central bank raised interest rates, while Chile's peso gained more than 1 percent to a two-week high, helped by rising prices for copper, the country'

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Alphabet's X sells new wireless internet tech to Indian state

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's X research division said on Thursday that India's Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable.

New York Times nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.

New York Times editors explain how our election needle came to be and why we’re all fixated on it.

Art nytimes.com

In a Time of Violence, Artists Probe Its Costs

Carrie Mae Weems, Theaster Gates, Lynn Nottage and other artists, poets and writers devote a day to exploring power in its various forms at the Park Avenue Armory.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

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

This nightmare internet scenario is at our digital doorstep.

Albers, Josef nytimes.com

Art Review: Homage to Mexico: Josef Albers and His Reality-Based Abstraction

A radiant Guggenheim exhibition grounds the proto-Minimalist abstract paintings of Josef Albers in the geometric grandeur of Mesoamerican monuments.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Omarosa Did Best: Get Fired

Donald Trump has now axed her four times: once on “The Apprentice,” twice on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and again on Tuesday evening.

Gillibrand, Kirsten E nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump, Champion of Women. (No, Really.)

On his watch, female politicians with White House ambitions are rising.

Social Media nytimes.com

Five Times the Internet Was Actually Fun in 2017

The dad on BBC, the kid with a knife and an anguished cameraman were among the internet’s most joyful and relatable moments of the year.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Politics of #HimToo

The Democratic Party has taken a very clear stand on sexual misconduct, setting its sights on President Trump.

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Opinion: The FCC is about to create an internet for the elite

On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote to roll back the rules that uphold net neutrality -- the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to web content, regardless of the source.

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BRIEF-Hmg Courtland Properties says Jy-Tv Associates Entered Agreement With Cardone Real Estate Acquisitions

* HMG COURTLAND PROPERTIES - JY-TV ASSOCIATES ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH CARDONE REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS TO SELL APARTMENTS FOR ABOUT $50.3 MILLION-SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AAFuRH] Further company coverage:

Art nytimes.com

Down an Internet Rabbit Hole With an Artist as Your Guide

Artists explore some of their off-kilter obsessions in a series of distinctive online videos.

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BRIEF-First Industrial Realty Trust To Issue $300 Mln Notes In Private Offering

* FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST TO ISSUE $300 MILLION OF UNSECURED NOTES IN A PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome

If they want to win more elections, they need to integrate black voters into the heart and soul of the party.

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The future of how the internet is regulated is about to change

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump Did It

We need investigations. But we already know the truth about what our president thinks about women.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Tip: 2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.

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BRIEF-Cedar Realty Announces Partial Redemption Of 7.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

* CEDAR REALTY TRUST ANNOUNCES PARTIAL REDEMPTION OF 7.25% SERIES B CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK

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L'Oreal turns to plant-based hair dye as natural cosmetics thrive

PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal is launching its first wholly plant-based hair dye as cosmetics companies look to win over customers who are becoming increasingly wary of chemical ingredients.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

China Names and Shames Tech Tycoon With Debt Blacklist

The ambitious head of an embattled tech company is the latest casualty of China’s efforts to rein in irresponsible borrowing through public humiliation.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

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Forget abortion: What women in Kentucky really want

Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. But from the moment Cheryl became sexually active, she felt dirty.

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The very real health dangers of virtual reality

Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season?

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AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

Artist Flees Beijing After Filming Devastation of Mass Evictions

Hua Yong, a painter, has shot and posted online dozens of videos documenting the forced removal of thousands of migrant workers from Beijing.

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BRIEF-94Th Common Stock Monthly Dividend Increase Declared By Realty Income

* 94TH COMMON STOCK MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCREASE DECLARED BY REALTY INCOME

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Opinion: The internet is a terror battlefield -- and we're losing

As New Yorkers witnessed yet again -- for a second time in weeks -- terrorists' ability to recruit, direct and inspire attacks has not lessened. The internet is a battlefield, and we are losing that fight.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Really Good! Here’s Our Review.

With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.

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Land and Buildings reiterates Hudson's Bay real estate worth more

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Activist investor Land and Buildings on Tuesday reiterated that Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co's real estate assets were worth substantially more than the company's current market valuation.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Chinese and Studying in America

The determination and perseverance that have made Chinese students winners at home can deepen their sense of frustration abroad.

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Laid up with 'man flu'? It's real, researcher says

Don't doubt it: "Man flu" is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was "tired of being accused of overreacting."

worldNews reuters.com

Return of defeated IS fighters 'real threat' to Russia: RIA cites FSB chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former militants from "bandit units" in Syria are now a real threat after the defeat of Islamic State, as many of them may be now planning to return to Russia, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB security service as saying on Tuesday.

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Blackstone's real estate fund buys 10 pct stake in Logicor- FT

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP's real estate fund is taking a 10 percent stake in European warehouse firm Logicor Ltd , the Financial Times reported on Tuesday citing people briefed on the matter.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

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The real-life buildings that inspired Star Wars

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

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U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules.

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BRIEF-Healthcare Realty Trust Expects To Complete Sale Of $300 Mln Of Senior Notes

* HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST- ON DEC 11, 2017, CO EXPECTS TO COMPLETE SALE OF $300 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF CO'S 3.625% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jvF1sM) Further company coverage:

Comic Books and Strips nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

There’s no panacea for the harm that propaganda, trolls and false news sites do to democracy, but education and public vigilance are essential.

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Nikkei flat as real estate, construction stocks weigh

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks struggled for traction on Monday as gains in financial shares were offset by drops in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp diving more than 8 percent.

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Zinke: Reports of my helicopter travels a 'wild departure from reality'

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke responded Saturday to reports about his helicopter use, calling them a "wild departure from reality" in a statement on Twitter.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Snow in Texas Is ‘Pretty Cool’ for Children Seeing It for the First Time

Corpus Christi, Tex., got snow for the first time since 2004. It was part of a storm that affected several Southern states and was headed up the East Coast.

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BRIEF-Social Reality Says On Dec 4, Co Entered Into Settlement Agreement With tronc Inc And Tribune Content Agency LLC

* SOCIAL REALITY INC - ON DEC 4, CO ENTERED INTO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH TRONC INC AND TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY LLC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Forest City Realty Trust Inc Files For A Potential Mixed Shelf Offering ‍​

* FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST INC FILES FOR A POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE UNDISCLOSED - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2AYlmZj) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Brookfield Real Estate Services Announces Acquisition Of Franchise Agreements

* BROOKFIELD REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts nytimes.com

Sunday Routine: How Peter Zaharatos, Chocolate Artist, Spends His Sundays

The owner of SugarCube, a dessert shop in Long Island City, shops for Greek ingredients and plays violin with his children in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trumpocalypse: The End Game

Our once bright and shiny democracy may be going down the drain before the holidays are out.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Should Medicine Discard Race?

Science has revealed how arbitrary those categories are. Perhaps doctors will abandon them, too.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

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Nikkei rises helped by gains in real estate, chip-related cos; Nikkei flat on week

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday on gains for most sectors after Wall Street climbed overnight, while Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones.

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Nikkei rises, real estate and chip-related firms lead; JDI soars

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Friday morning on gains for most sectors after Wall Street climbed overnight, while Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones.

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Brandywine Realty Trust increases quarterly dividend by 12.5 pct

* BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST INCREASES COMMON QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 12.5% AND CONFIRMS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL

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GOP tax plan: Real work happening behind the scenes

Top tax and policy staffers from both the House and the Senate met at various points Wednesday as the process of crafting a final bill picked up speed.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When the Truth Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court takes up regulated speech in doctors’ offices, an issue that cuts both ways in the context of abortion.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears

Many Democrats continue to have little understanding of their own role in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump.

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Trump sniffles, internet pokes back

President Trump seems to sniff a lot and slur a little during big speeches. Jeanne Moos reports it's happened again.

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EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

(Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook , Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

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Sean Combs leads four black artists as world's highest paid musicians

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs was ranked the world's highest-paid musician on Wednesday in an annual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.

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UPDATE 1-EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Internet groups such as Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

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Internet Association asks for U.S. net neutrality vote delay

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Internet Association, whose more than 40 members include companies like Google and Amazon, urged the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to delay a vote to repeal a 2015 order banning internet providers from blocking or throttling online content.

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

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

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

Numerous electronics brands have sprung up offering inexpensive gadgets. Here’s how Amazon enables them, and how other brands may copy that success.

Theater nytimes.com

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Could Really Use a Friend

You don’t end up with much of a heart if you never exercise it.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Lubaina Himid awarded Britain's Turner Prize, oldest artist ever to win

LONDON (Reuters) - Lubaina Himid, a 63-year-old artist whose creations include dinner plates painted with vomiting aristocrats, became the oldest person ever to win Britain's most prestigious art...

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BRIEF-Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Adds Westpark Capital And Viewtrade Securities To Underwriters To IPO‍​

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc :

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Of Course Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital

President Trump is going to formalize what all Israelis know.

French Language nytimes.com

Montreal Journal: Quebec Tries to Say Au Revoir to ‘Hi,’ and Hello to ‘Bonjour’

Quebec’s legislature has passed a motion calling for merchants to greet customers with “Bonjour” rather than the unofficial “Bonjour Hi.”

Tigers nytimes.com

Trilobites: Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.

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Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

WUZHEN, China, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Concerns About Net Neutrality Are Overblown

It’s simply not in service providers’ interests to throttle access to what their customers want to see.

cnn.com

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."

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”

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BRIEF-Alexandria Real Estate Equities Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of 90 Cents Per Common Share

* ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC. DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 90 CENTS PER COMMON SHARE UP 4 CENTS, OR 5 PERCENT, OVER 3Q17 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

Censorship nytimes.com

China’s Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet

Speaking to an audience that included the heads of Apple and Google, Wang Huning said China should be free to govern, and censor, its internet.

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UPDATE 1-China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet

WUZHEN, China Dec 3 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key in its vision of internet development.

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China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will not close its door to the global internet, but that cyber sovereignty is key to the development of the internet.

Monuments and Memorials (Structures) nytimes.com

Academics and Artists Weigh In on Controversial City Monuments

A letter published in Hyperallergic singles out five monuments or markers for removal.

Lauer, Matt nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Many of the journalists who stand accused of sexual harassment covered the 2016 presidential campaign.

cnn.com

The real danger of religious lies

Earlier this week, a Russian Orthodox cleric investigating the 1918 assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family raised the possibility that it was a "ritual murder."

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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BRIEF-Air Canada Says Air Canada Rouge To Launch Non-Stop Montreal-Victoria Flights For Summer 2018

* AIR CANADA SAYS AIR CANADA ROUGE TO LAUNCH NON-STOP MONTREAL-VICTORIA FLIGHTS FOR SUMMER 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: In the End, Reality Will Win

Is there no bottom? We may soon learn that Trump won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

cnn.com

Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?

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Trump won't campaign for Moore in Alabama, but he'll hold a rally really close

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, next Friday -- just 25 miles from the Alabama border and days before the Alabama special election for US Senate.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Rex Tillerson Did So Much Damage in So Little Time

The secretary of state, who may be forced out soon, presided over a historic gutting of the Foreign Service. But his replacement might be worse.

Transplants nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Happy Anniversary, Heart Transplant

Fifty years after the first procedure in a human, the organ still has a hold on us.

Movies nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Principal to Expand Real Estate Investment Capabilities

* PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC - ‍ PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS WILL ASSUME OWNERSHIP OF INTERNOS GLOBAL INVESTORS SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL​

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Prime Minister, Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Britain

The president’s endorsement of a fringe far-right group undermines our country — and the special relationship.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Liberated Belgian artist ends chain reaction performance

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian man who chained himself to a block of marble to show the "burden of history" from which artists cannot escape, was unable to free himself and had to be cut loose...

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What these ancient statues really looked like

Artists in classical cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome were known to paint with a variety of hues -- a practice known as polychromy (from Greek, meaning "many colors.") So why do we always think of antiquities as colorless?

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

Forget Russia for a minute and look where Trump is taking us.

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BRIEF-Realty Income prices $1.3 bln of multi-tranche senior unsecured notes

* REALTY INCOME PRICES $1.3 BILLION OF MULTI-TRANCHE SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES

vis-photo nytimes.com

Works in Progress: Santa’s Workshop Is Real, and It’s in Brooklyn

When you need an over-the-top, talking, moving, blinking, singing Christmas display, call Lou Nasti, maestro of the holiday lawn ornament.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Wavering Senators Buy Trump’s Assurances on Taxes. Really.

Senators who voiced concerns about the tax bill say everything will be fine because Trump said so. Then he sold them land in the Everglades.

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White House says it doesn't matter if anti-Muslim videos Trump retweeted are real

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump's decision to retweet a series of anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right account on Wednesday morning, telling reporters he circulated them to start a conversation about border security and immigration.

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

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

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

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James Franco celebrates failure in 'The Disaster Artist'

The idea of achieving immortality through awfulness -- being "So bad, it's good" -- is hardly a new one. Still, "The Disaster Artist" -- James Franco's hyphenated turn as star, producer and director -- deftly falls into that comedic pantheon, joining the likes of "Ed Wood" in making an entertaining movie about a truly terrible one.

Freedom of Religion nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Not About Religious Freedom

It’s about giving people permission to discriminate based on faith — a situation that never ends well.

T Holiday 2017 nytimes.com

In the Studio With the Artist Who Painted Jay-Z

Henry Taylor, who made two works for T magazine’s holiday issue, reflects on his art — and on the music mogul.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

Over the last decade, a few giant corporations became an inescapable part of online life. Gutting net neutrality would cement their power.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Seeing the Internet in Real Life

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

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Spain's BBVA sells 80 pct of real estate business for 4 bln euros

MADRID, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Spain's BBVA said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell 80 percent of its real estate business to U.S. fund Cerberus for 4 billion euros ($5 billion), one of the largest such deals as investor enthusiasm for Spanish property returns.

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BRIEF- Mitsubishi Materials to transfer part of real estate business to unit and to sell unit

* Says it plans to transfer a part of real estate business to its consolidated subsidiary Mitsubishi Materials Real Estate Corporation, for 1.08 billion yen, effective Feb. 1, 2018

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Once Said the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Was Real. Now He’s Not Sure.

The president’s changing story, which has stunned advisers, is part of a lifelong habit of attempting to create his own version of reality.

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DNA samples prove yetis are not real

Monster hunters who hoped science would prove the existence of the Yeti once and for all will not like this news, but conservationists may be heartened.

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FCC's Pai, addressing internet rules, calls Twitter biased

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, accused social media company Twitter Inc of being politically biased on Tuesday as he defended his plan to roll back rules intended to ensure a free and open internet.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FCC's Pai, addressing internet rules, calls Twitter biased

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, accused social media company Twitter Inc of being politically biased on Tuesday as he defended his plan to roll back rules intended to ensure a free and open internet.

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NY fines two Lloyd's underwriters, others for unlicensed insurance program

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Two Lloyd's of London Ltd underwriters and a credit union for United Nations employees are among the entities that have agreed to pay a total of $1.47 million for their roles in an unlicensed life insurance program, New York's insurance regulator said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Indian telecom regulator backs open internet

* India telecom sector lobby group says "disappointed" with stance

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What happens when the media gets it really wrong

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Religion Make People Moral?

It depends if it’s being used for self-education or an ego boost for believers.

Nelson, Terry (Entrepreneur) nytimes.com

On Soccer: How 2 Kidney Transplants Yielded Real Madrid’s ‘Secret Weapon’

Terry Nelson, the inventor of the buoyancy suits used by many of the world’s top clubs and teams, found that training in water helped him move forward after his transplants.

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Sen. Warren 'really couldn't believe' what Trump said

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump's reference to his nickname for her -- "Pochahontas" -- at an event honoring Navajo veterans Monday was just a distraction from other issues.

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Internet businesses ask U.S. to keep net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - AirBnb, Reddit, Shutterstock, Inc, Tumblr, Etsy, Twitter and a long list of small internet companies urged the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to scrap a plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

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BRIEF-Healthcare Realty Trust ‍Expects To Record A Charge In Q4 Of Nearly $32.7 Mln For Early Extinguishment Of Notes​

* HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF REMAINING $300 MILLION OF SENIOR NOTES DUE 2021

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BRIEF-Healthcare Realty Trust Announces Pricing Of $300 Mln Senior Unsecured Notes

* HEALTHCARE REALTY TRUST ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $300 MILLION SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Cedar Realty Trust rejects offer from commercial REIT Wheeler

Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. shopping center owner Cedar Realty Trust Inc said on Monday it was rejecting an unsolicited offer from Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust to combine the two companies.

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BRIEF-Kilroy Realty To Redeem All Outstanding 4.800% Senior Notes Due 2018

* KILROY REALTY, L.P. TO REDEEM ALL OUTSTANDING 4.800% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2018

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BRIEF-Kilroy Realty L.P. Prices $425 Million Of 3.450% Senior Notes Due 2024

* KILROY REALTY, L.P. PRICES $425 MILLION OF 3.450% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2024

Art nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Responds To Cedar Realty Trust

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc :

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NYT: Trump questions whether infamous tape is real

President Donald Trump has questioned the authenticity of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which he bragged about being able to grope women, The New York Times reported over the weekend, despite the fact that Trump immediately apologized for his remarks when the video surfaced.

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Cedar Realty Trust rejects offer from Wheeler REIT

Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. shopping center owner Cedar Realty Trust Inc said on Monday it was rejecting an unsolicited offer from Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust to combine the two companies.

Flowers and Plants nytimes.com

Surreal Gifts for Unreal Times

A guide of artful objects that pay homage to fleeting or quotidian forms.

Art nytimes.com

Fontana, an Artist Ahead of His Time

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

High-Speed Rail Projects nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

An innocuous-seeming railway project connecting Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland is a not-so-covert attack on the city’s political autonomy.

Moore, Warren Thomas (Pete) (1938-2017) nytimes.com

Pete Moore, an Original Miracle and Co-Writer of Hits, Dies at 79

As an integral member of the group led by his childhood friend Smokey Robinson, Mr. Moore played an important role in Motown Records’ origin story.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Ask Real Estate: Will the Loss of a View Lead to Lower Maintenance Costs?

A reader who lives in a Manhattan co-op wonders if an obstructed view will lead to lower property taxes and reduced maintenance.

Terrorism nytimes.com

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.

Adelman, Mary nytimes.com

Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

For decades, her shop on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was a fixture in the lives of writers desperate to keep the words flowing.

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Black Friday draws early shoppers, but real frenzy is online

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turnout at U.S. retailers was relatively subdued on Black Friday, with many shoppers flocking to stores to eye items in person and enjoy the festive atmosphere while waiting to do their actual bargain hunting online.

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REFILE-UPDATE 3-Black Friday draws early shoppers, but real frenzy is online

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Turnout at U.S. retailers was relatively subdued on Black Friday, with many shoppers flocking to stores to eye items in person and enjoy the festive atmosphere while waiting to do their actual bargain hunting online.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Beijing Kindergarten Is Accused of Abuse, and Internet Erupts in Fury

Parents claim children were fed pills, jabbed and stripped. While the police have released no conclusions, public ire shows broad anxiety about kindergartens.

Gender nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany Embraces a Third Gender. What’s Next?

The country has taken a big step forward, but its politicized gender wars could lead to a backlash.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls

What parents want for their sons versus their daughters can set up dangerous dynamics in the future.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Bridging the Canyon Across the Holiday Table

In the Trump era, we’ve reached peak domestic hatred.

Theater nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Oh, No! Live Drama and Unwritten Humor

Let us give thanks for those occasional onstage mishaps that make even the feeblest theatrical productions memorable.

Spacey, Kevin nytimes.com

News Analysis: The Artist Has Been Rebuked. Now What Do We Do With His Art?

Shows and films caught up in harassment scandals have become radioactive, and the culture is wrestling with where to draw the line.

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Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

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Trump to troops: You're 'really winning' since I took office

Speaking to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump highlighted how the US military is "really winning" since he took office.

Art nytimes.com

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

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

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

Someecards had a great idea that went viral. Then Facebook, responsible for much of its success, almost killed it.

Federal Courts (US) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts

Forcing a shift to the right by packing the courts with more Trump-appointed judges would undermine the judiciary’s legitimacy.

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Cambodian opposition's parliament seats reallocated to smaller parties after ban

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Parliamentary seats held by Cambodia's recently banned opposition party were reallocated on Thursday to smaller parties that had failed to win any seats in the last election, the National Election Committee said.

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China's internet regulator denounces its former chief now under investigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's internet regulator had said it will purge the "evil influence" of its former top official who the ruling Communist Party has put under investigation for suspected corruption.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.

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Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?

Six weeks after the first stories broke alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein engaged in a decadeslong pattern of sexual harassment (he denies it), the list of men accused of similar acts keeps getting longer. Some offer denials, but others offer more nuanced "explanations":

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality

The F.C.C. has overplayed its legal hand.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: It’s Thanksgiving. Come On Home.

My parents let me know that as long as they lived, there would be a place in the world for me. I hope my sons know that, too.

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BRIEF-Facebook to create portal to see pages of Internet Research Agency they may have followed

* To create portal for users to see which facebook pages/instagram accounts of Internet Research Agency they may have liked/followed from Jan 2015 to Aug 2017‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2A3hIKE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-iClick Interactive Asia says removes Credit Suisse And Nomura‍​ from underwriters to U.S. IPO

* iClick Interactive Asia Ltd says removes Credit Suisse and Nomura‍​ from the underwriters to the U.S. IPO - sec filing

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals

Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.

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German artists build Holocaust memorial near far-right leader's home

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German political art group on Wednesday said it had built a pared-down version of Berlin's Holocaust memorial near the home of a far-right politician who sparked outrage by suggesting history books should more focus on German World War Two victims.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Twitter should scrap a founding principle — everyone gains equal footing and any behavior is tolerated — and create a new system that rewards positive contributions.

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UPDATE 3-China probes former chief of internet regulator for suspected graft

* Becomes the latest senior official to be caught up in graft war

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: He Played Kennedy. Then He Became Himself.

Vaughn Meader became famous for his presidential impression. He ended his life in obscurity, but beloved.

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China probes former chief of internet regulator for suspected graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - The former head of China's powerful internet regulator is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party said, the latest senior official to be caught up in a sweeping campaign against graft.

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UPDATE 2-China probes former chief of internet regulator for suspected graft

* Becomes the latest senior official to be caught up in graft war

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Internet gobbles up Trump turkey pardon memes

President Trump pardons "Drumstick" the turkey, sparking jokes about pardons for people. Jeanne Moos talks turkey.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.

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'Black-ish' star gets raw and real in memoir

Jenifer Lewis is in a dropping wisdom kind of mood these days.

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China suspends approval of new internet micro loan firms: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top-level Chinese government body on Tuesday issued an urgent notice to provincial governments urging them to suspend regulatory approval for new internet micro loan companies, sources who had seen the notice told Reuters.

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Brexit gets real for drugmakers as regulator moves to Amsterdam

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers are racing to implement Brexit contingency plans to prepare for a jolt to their regulatory system as the European Medicines Agency is uprooted from London to Amsterdam.

Television nytimes.com

Charlie Rose Accusations Rock CBS Morning Show: ‘I Really Am Still Reeling’

On Tuesday, Mr. Rose’s colleagues on “CBS This Morning” shed their usual geniality to deliver the news that he had been accused by at least eight women of making crude sexual advances.

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Phones for urns: Hong Kong turns to virtual reality to honor ancestors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A lack of space for cemeteries in crowded Hong Kong clashes with the age-old Chinese tradition of reverence for one’s ancestors.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids

Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.

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BRIEF-Spirit Realty Capital confidentially submits form 10 registration statement in connection with planned spin-off

* Spirit Realty Capital confidentially submits form 10 registration statement in connection with planned spin-off Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism

The collapse of coalition talks on Sunday doesn’t mean the country is collapsing. But it does show how much the far right has changed German politics.

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Meet the real Kevin Durant

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Israeli real estate developer Gazit-Globe swings to Q3 loss

* Gazit-Globe, Israel's largest real-estate company, swung to a loss in the third quarter, partly due part to a wider fair value loss from investment property and investment property under development.

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Male artists win big but female singers dominate American Music Awards stage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the American Music Awards stage on Sunday with powerful performances, despite being edged out by male artists in most award categories this year.

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'Wonder' is real life for these two families

Before age 10, Auggie Pullman never attended a mainstream school. He never sat in a classroom smelling of chalk and stale schoolbooks, listening to children's chatter echoing off the walks.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

Adoptions nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Let’s Restart the Adoption Movement

Too many children still need parents. Why did we stop making them part of our families?

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'Rebel Girls' sequel celebrates more real-life female superheroes

Dancing nytimes.com

Making (and Seeing) Dance in the Politicized World

Even dances with no obvious agenda have seemed like quiet protests recently. How are choreographers thinking about their work?

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Police artist finds creative way to honor fallen heroes

Income Tax nytimes.com

Public Health: Who Really Gets a Tax Increase if the Individual Mandate Goes Away?

On government tables, it looks as if it’s low-income people. But the real losers would be higher up the income scale.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: We’re With Stupid

The problem is not the Russians — it’s us. A huge percentage of the population can’t tell fact from fiction.

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BRIEF-Real Industry and Real Alloy’S U.S. Operations initiate chapter 11 proceedings

* REAL INDUSTRY AND REAL ALLOY’S U.S. OPERATIONS INITIATE CHAPTER 11 PROCEEDINGS

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Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.

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$1 million price tag in spotlight as gene therapy becomes reality

LONDON (Reuters) - Battle lines are being drawn as the first gene therapy for an inherited condition nears the U.S. market, offering hope for people with a rare form of blindness and creating a cost dilemma for healthcare providers.