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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Yes, the Truth Still Matters

Donald Trump has turned “fake news” into a battle cry to attack reporting critical of him, spawning a difficult debate in newsrooms.

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

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

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'Crown' star Matt Smith on who should play Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is not only joining Britain's real royal family, she could also have a part in the fictitious one.

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* MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL SAYS ON DEC 1 2017, CO & UNITS ENTERED INTO PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO ISSUE $300 MILLION 5.250% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2025 - SEC FILING

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Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

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Analysis: If Trump is in legal peril, it's the obstruction of justice charge that matters

How much legal peril is President Donald Trump actually in? That's the $1 million question as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion between the foreign power and Trump's presidential team. Trump lawyer John Dowd threw a grenade into that thicket of legal issues earlier this week when he asserted that the President simply cannot obstruct justice.

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Yemen humanitarian situation likely to worsen with Saleh death: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh would, in the short term, likely worsen an already dire humanitarian situation in the country.

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NBC's 'Today' show ratings jump after Lauer firing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ratings for NBC's "Today" show rose last week after the network announced it had fired longtime co-host Matt Lauer following an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

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Billy Bush talks Trump and Lauer in Colbert interview

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'Prairie Home Companion' to be renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

(Corrects Dec. 3 story headline and paragraphs 1, 2, 4 to show "A Prairie Home Companion" has not been renamed "Town Hall," a new name has not been chosen)

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'Prairie Home Companion' renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "A Prairie Home Companion," the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Lawyer says he wrote Trump's tweet about firing Flynn

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, confirmed to CNN on Sunday that he wrote a tweet for the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account about the firing of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Jabs at Trump, Michael Flynn and Matt Lauer

“Saturday Night Live” returned after a one-week absence and addressed a very busy news week.

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Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

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Trump's initial explanation for firing Flynn

President Trump explains why he fired national security adviser Michael Flynn at a press conference on February 16, 2017.

Lauer, Matt nytimes.com

After Firing Matt Lauer, NBC Executives Move to Control the Damage

As competitors raised questions, the NBC News chairman and the news division president worked to reassure staff members about the handling of the scandal.

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Golf: Woods tied for fifth after firing 68 in Bahamas

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and briefly held the outright lead in the second round of the Hero World Challenge on Friday before finishing with a four-under-par 68, tied for fifth, as his comeback continued in the Bahamas.

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ABC News corrects bombshell report that rattled stock market

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Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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Woods tied for fifth after firing a 68 in Bahamas

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and fired a four-under par 68 despite a pair of bogeys on the back nine as his comeback continued at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday.

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NBC News source: Lauer will not get a payout

Vocational Training nytimes.com

Acting Studios Are Struggling. Does It Matter?

Schools that trained actors like Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange are facing rising costs, competition from colleges, and shifting cultural attitudes.

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Opinion: Women enable men like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose

Admit it.

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Source: White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson

Reports that the White House have a tentative plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that emerged Thursday were an effort to express President Donald Trump's deep displeasure and publicly shame his secretary of state, a source with direct knowledge of the White House's thinking said Thursday.

Eyes and Eyesight nytimes.com

Matter: The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes — Hundreds of Them

Each scallop eye is built something like the gigantic telescopes that peer into deep space, researchers reported on Thursday.

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After Lauer, the morning show 'family' will never be the same

Nothing in television news approaches the morning shows for (manufactured) intimacy.

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'We loved Matt Lauer': Fans show up day after firing

Thursday's broadcast attracted "Today" show diehards, many of whom admitted they were disappointed that they wouldn't see Lauer.

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Trump's retweets would be a firing offense

If Donald Trump worked at my university in the UK, he would likely be fired for retweeting the Islamophobic posts of a far-right British group.

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UPDATE 3-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

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UPDATE 2-Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer on 'Today': 'I feel embarrassed and ashamed'

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer Apologizes After Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mr. Lauer expressed “sorrow and regret.” He was fired by NBC on Wednesday.

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Read Matt Lauer's full apology

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Fallon riffs: Lauer at bar with Charlie Rose

Late night comedians took shots at Matt Lauer over the news that NBC has fired him after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Is Appalled by the Allegations Against Matt Lauer

Mr. Colbert said it sounded like Mr. Lauer had given a female colleague a sex toy, and then decided to “mansplain” how to use it.

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Fallon, Colbert and rest of late night mock Lauer

Today (TV Program) nytimes.com

Lauer, O’Reilly and Rose: The Fall of Male Media Stars

Is this the long-awaited reckoning that the corporate news media needs? Our media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, explains.

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UPDATE 8-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its "Today" morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer Firing Caps a Difficult Time at NBC News

He led the network’s highly profitable “Today” show for more than 20 years. Now, the show is in trouble — and the news division is under attack.

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Matt Lauer, Senate, Missiles: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Opinion: Why the Matt Lauer case hits home

Savannah Guthrie of NBC's "Today" show reported the breaking news this morning of the network's sudden firing of her long-time colleague Matt Lauer. NBC News had received and investigated a report of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and in her reaction, she was simultaneously utterly professional and unavoidably human.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and the Sexism of Morning TV

The job of the morning-show anchor involves connecting with the viewer. Now millions of people have been suddenly told that this fake relationship is over.

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Ann Curry fans see karma in Lauer's firing

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How Lauer covered sexual harassment

Before Matt Lauer was fired for sexual harassment allegations against him, he covered a number of such scandals on his show.

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UPDATE 7-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said on Wednesday, making him yet another rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassment.

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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.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer’s History at ‘Today’: Two Decades of Highs and Lows

From some awkward interviews to narrating the events of 9/11, Mr. Lauer had spent more than 20 years at “Today” before he was fired this week.

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UPDATE 5-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

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

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Matt Lauer's life and career in photos

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

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NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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Read the NBC News statement on Lauer's firing

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation

The network’s news president, Andrew Lack, said in a memo, “We were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Nov 29) - Stock Market, Matt Lauer

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

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What happened this week in anything but politics

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

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Does Race Matter in America’s Most Diverse ZIP Codes?

Vallejo, Calif., is the rare city where no one ethnic group predominates. But stubborn disparities endure.

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

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

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

Worms nytimes.com

Matter: Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time

With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.

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.

Mugabe, Robert nytimes.com

Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady

Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe went unchallenged for 37 years, but in just a few days, he was largely stripped of power. The chain of events leading to his fall started with firing a vice president.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party to discuss firing Mugabe, source says

Zimbabwe's ruling party will meet Sunday to pass a vote of no confidence in Robert Mugabe as its leader, a source said, a day after throngs took to the streets to demand the President's ouster.

Small Business nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: Tax Cuts for Small-Business Owners? It’s Complicated

The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.

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Latin Grammy Awards nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Puerto Rico Mattered at the Latin Grammys. So Did Salsa.

As anti-immigrant sentiments spread and natural disasters have torn through Latin America, the awards became a showcase for Latin pride and solidarity.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.

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Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs.

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Exclusive: Mattel snubs Hasbro's latest acquisition approach - sources

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Inc's latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the world's two largest toy companies.

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Timing matters when patients need gallstone and weight-loss surgeries

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

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UCLA players publicly apologize

College basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill publicly apologized Wednesday after they were accused of shoplifting in China.

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Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”

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U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight': Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

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Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden, who booked a place at next year's tournament in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday. The Swedes survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second leg of their European playoff tie on a night of unremitting tension and drama at a disbelieving San Siro. Four-times champions Italy, who had not missed the World Cup since the 1958 finals in S

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German war reparations 'matter of honor' for Poland

KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - Demanding reparations from Germany for its actions in Poland during World War Two is a matter of honor for Warsaw, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Polish ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Saturday.

Toys nytimes.com

Hasbro Said to Make Bid for Toy Rival Mattel

The offer, which would unite the country’s two largest toy companies, comes as toymakers try to compete with electronic devices and video entertainment.

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U.S. toymaker Hasbro makes new approach to buy Mattel: source

(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc has made an approach to acquire rival Mattel Inc , a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, the latest attempt to combine the two biggest U.S. toymakers in more than two decades.

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U.S. toymaker Hasbro makes takeover approach for Mattel: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. toymaker Hasbro Inc has made a takeover approach for rival Mattel Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Hasbro makes takeover offer for Mattel: WSJ

(Reuters) - U.S. toymaker Hasbro Inc has made a takeover approach for rival Mattel Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Kenya's Nakumatt supermarket chain foiled by explosive growth

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The implosion of a family-owned Kenyan mattress shop that grew to become East Africa's biggest supermarket chain is a cautionary tale about trying to grow too far, too fast to cash in on the rapid growth of the country's middle class.   

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Mattis looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had discussed Russia's violation of an arms control treaty with his NATO counterparts and they were looking at how to bring Moscow into compliance with it.

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Xi's up, Trump is down, but it may not matter

On the face of it, summit meetings this week between China's domineering leader Xi Jinping and the scandal-plagued, unpopular US President Donald Trump are shaping up as a massive mismatch of political fortunes.

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BRIEF-Lincoln Financial Network names Matthew Echaniz as southeast divisional vice president

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Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Profile: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner’s Foray Into Fiction

After the popular television series ended, everyone was waiting for his next TV show. Instead, he wrote a novel.

Polls and Public Opinion nytimes.com

After a Tough 2016, Many Pollsters Haven’t Changed Anything

Private pollsters are trying harder to capture the opinions of less educated white voters, but some public pollsters haven’t adjusted at all.

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Mattis backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat.

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Analysis: Paul Ryan's latest line in the sand on Trump? Firing Mueller

House Speaker Paul Ryan spent the past two years drawing lines in the sand regarding President Donald Trump -- and then erasing them when Trump, inevitably, overstepped.

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Trump: I'm the only one that matters

President Trump discusses the empty positions in the State Department in a Fox News interview.

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Investigators have been asking in witness interviews about Jared Kushner's role in the firing of James Comey

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Meet the mattress made specifically for athletes

Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep, especially if you're an athlete.

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Tillerson, Mattis: We don't need new war authorization to fight terror

Trump administration officials told Congress that there's no need to update the authorization that originally targeted terrorists responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks and has now been stretched to cover anti-terror operations in over a dozen countries.

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Controversial Trump dossier: What really matters

Well, now we know what we already knew -- that Democrats paid for opposition research into Donald Trump which eventually yielded the notorious "dossier" on his alleged ties to Moscow. On Wednesday, CNN reported that Perkins Coie, the law firm representing both the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, entered "into an engagement for research services that began in April 2016 and concluded before the election in early November" with Fusion GPS, the Washington-based private intelligence firm that produced the dossier.

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North Korean threat 'has grown markedly,' Mattis says

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday ET that the increasing nuclear threat from North Korea has brought "a new urgency" to military and diplomatic collaboration with South Korea.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

In Seoul, Mattis Accuses North Korea of ‘Outlaw Behavior’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Pyongyang was accelerating the threat of nuclear war through missile tests and that the United States would protect its allies.

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Mattis, in Seoul, says U.S. can't accept nuclear North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that he could not imagine United States ever accepting a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security.

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Mattis warns that U.S. 'will never accept a nuclear North Korea'

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the United States would never accept a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security.

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As Mattis peers into North Korea, he gets warning on artillery

DEMILITARIZED ZONE, South Korea (Reuters) - As U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis peered into North Korea from a lookout post on Friday, he was given a blunt reminder by his South Korean counterpart of the vast amount of North Korean artillery within range of Seoul.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Mattis Visit to DMZ Highlights the North Korean Threat to Seoul

Gazing over the border with his South Korean counterpart, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was reminded of the devastating power in range of the capital.

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Mattis talks diplomacy on North Korea ahead of Trump's Asia tour

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized diplomatic efforts instead of military ones to resolve the crisis with North Korea as he stood at the tense and heavily-fortified border between North and South on Friday, saying: "Our goal is not war."

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North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat; Mattis visits DMZ

SEOUL/PANMUNJOM, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula.

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits Korean DMZ

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has arrived at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, on the first day of his visit to South Korea.

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North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat; Mattis in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally fishing in North Korean waters six days ago, state news agency KCNA said, as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul for defense talks.

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Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul on Friday for annual defense talks as tensions with North Korea climb ahead of a visit to the region next month by President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 3-Toymaker Mattel to miss FY revenue forecast, halts dividend

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Toymaker Mattel Inc said on Thursday it would miss its full-year revenue forecast and decided to stop dividend from the fourth quarter to beef up its faltering business that has been hurt by the bankruptcy of its largest customer Toys'R'Us.

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Toymaker Mattel to miss FY revenue forecast, halts dividend

(Reuters) - Toymaker Mattel Inc said on Thursday it would miss its full-year revenue forecast and decided to stop dividend from the fourth quarter to beef up its faltering business that has been hurt by the bankruptcy of its largest customer Toys'R'Us.

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Toymaker Mattel suspends quarterly dividend, shares tumble

(Reuters) - Toymaker Mattel Inc said it would suspend its quarterly dividend from the fourth quarter and use the money to beef up its faltering business after a hit from the bankruptcy of its largest retailer Toys'R'Us.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, sidles up to the idea of Christian self-help with his book, “Own the Moment,” then aims for something different.

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Mattis praises Philippine army on winning fight in Marawi without rights abuse

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday praised Filipino soldiers for defeating pro-Islamic State militants in a five-month battle in a southern Philippine city without allegations of human rights violations.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down

You’re the only one who hasn’t been infected by ethical cancer.

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BRIEF-Meridian Bioscience says FDA issued warning letter related to matters at Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

* Meridian Bioscience Inc - ‍announced that FDA has issued a warning letter related to matters at its Magellan Diagnostics subsidiary​

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Widow of US soldier: 'They won't tell me anything'

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, an American soldier who died in Niger, told ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday that she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death.

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BRIEF-inTEST Corp CEO Robert Matthiessen to retire as President & CEO at end of 2017

* inTEST Corporation executive chairman, president & CEO Robert Matthiessen to retire as president & CEO at end of 2017

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) nytimes.com

As Mattis Arrives in Philippines, Mop-Up in Marawi Is Declared Over

Jim Mattis, the United States defense secretary, said the Philippines had sent a “very necessary message” to militants in the war-torn southern city.

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Trump on North Korea: 'We're prepared for anything'

President Donald Trump boasted that the US is "prepared for anything" when it comes to the North Korea nuclear crisis and emphasized the importance of China's role during an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo broadcast on Sunday morning

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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang's "reckless" provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Gray Matter: How Protest Works

To have lasting impact, a social movement requires action on multiple fronts.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Black Lives Matter Is Democracy in Action

A decentralized movement can be effective, even without a Martin Luther King Jr.

Firearms nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control

Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

China nytimes.com

China’s Reform Hopefuls Watch for Names. Only One May Matter.

A leadership shuffle in the Communist Party could hint at its commitment to an economic overhaul, but Xi Jinping’s growing power may hinder that effort.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What’s the Matter With Republicans?

How the party of Trump became a liberal caricature.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Why the Trade Deficit Matters, and What Trump Can Do About It

Economists may argue that trade deficits are ultimately irrelevant. But they have wounded American workers.

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Detention of Catalan activists a judicial, not political, matter: Spain justice minister

MADRID (Reuters) - The detention of Catalan activists on Monday, the first imprisonment of senior secessionist figures since the region's Oct. 1 banned referendum on independence, was a judicial, not a political, matter, Spain's justice minister said on Tuesday.

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Critic’s Notebook: Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

The Obamas have chosen Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: one established artist, one on her way.

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President says he's not considering firing Robert Mueller, who leads investigation into Russia meddling

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

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Jane Fonda: I'm ashamed I didn't say anything

"I found out about Harvey about a year ago and I'm ashamed that I didn't say anything right then," legendary actress Jane Fonda tells Christiane Amanpour.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Why Are Millennials Wary of Freedom?

Fear and anxiety have pushed young people into a defensive posture.

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Iowa’s Swing to Republicans Is a Matter of (Lacking a) Degree

Iowa’s status as a swing state in presidential elections may be in doubt. One key reason: its economy cannot support enough college graduates. That’s bad news for Democrats.

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Mattis says U.S. working to ensure situation around Kirkuk does not escalate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that tensions between Kurdish and Iraqi authorities around Kirkuk had the full attention of the United States and was working to ensure it does not escalate.

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Jane Fonda: I knew, and I'm 'ashamed' I didn't say anything

Condoms nytimes.com

A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in bespoke sizes, including 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

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Black Lives Matter activists were targeted

A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. CNN's Dylan Byers has more.

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Matter: Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

Humans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.

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Mattis looking to see if changes need to be made after Niger ambush

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the military was looking into what changes, if any, should be made after an ambush in Niger killed four U.S. soldiers last week.

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House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year's presidential election.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year's presidential election.

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Uber, Ola's Indian legal woes put SoftBank's funding in firing line

NEW DELHI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Indian taxi company has stepped up its legal challenge against local competitor Ola and U.S. rival Uber, alleging the firms are abusing their market position, and believes that planned investments in both by Japan's SoftBank underscore its view.

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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress to plead guilty

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress is expected to plead guilty on Wednesday after being charged with try to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.

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Why your BMI matters

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) checks how healthy your weight is, and can easily be calculated at home.

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When Two Men Fall in Love on the Ballet Stage, and Why It Matters

New York City Ballet’s same-sex duets bring a contemporary sensibility to an art that can be slow to change.

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Matt Damon 'sick' over Weinstein allegations

Matt Damon, a frequent collaborator of dethroned movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has broken his silence on the allegations of sexual harassment and assault facing the man who gave him his break in Hollywood.

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BRIEF-Honeywell to spin off Homes & ADI Global Distribution into two independent, publicly-traded cos by end of 2018​

* Honeywell - ‍planned separation transactions are intended to be tax-free spins to Honeywell shareowners for U.S. Federal income tax purposes​

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Before Firing, Harvey Weinstein Asked Film Insiders to Defend Him

“If the industry supports me, that is all I need,” Mr. Weinstein wrote in an email to agents and studio executives.

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Police: Las Vegas killer shot at security guard 6 minutes before firing into crowd

Authorities have found "no evidence to show that there was a second shooter" in Las Vegas on October 1, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday.

Cuba nytimes.com

Matter: A ‘Sonic Attack’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It

The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said.

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Stelter: Firing is a Hollywood earthquake

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the film company he co-founded, days after a New York Times investigation detailed numerous incidents of alleged sexual harassment by the media mogul. CNN's Ana Cabrera and Brian Stelter discuss.

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Why knowing the motive for the shooting matters

Despite running down more than 1,000 leads in the Las Vegas shooting investigation, authorities say they are struggling to determine why Stephen Paddock fired on a packed crowd of concertgoers, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.

Insurance nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: How to Plan for the Unforeseen

The financial effects of unexpected events like death or illness can be blunted or controlled with some preparation, advisers say.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Mattis Discloses Part of Afghanistan Battle Plan, but It Hasn’t Yet Been Carried Out

The secretary of defense revealed new, more aggressive rules of engagement, but they have yet to go into effect.

Firearms nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Won’t Solve Anything

The devices are just one of many ways that you can make a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic.

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Analysis: In Trumpworld, Fridays are for firing

TGIF!

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BRIEF-PATRIOT TRANSPORTATION APPOINTS MATTHEW MCNULTY AS CFO

* PATRIOT TRANSPORTATION HOLDING SAYS ‍EFFECTIVE OCT 1, BOARD APPOINTED MATTHEW MCNULTY AS VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF CO - SEC FILING​

Global Warming nytimes.com

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Gray Matter: How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

Wisconsin Republicans used algorithms to draw themselves a bulletproof electoral map.

Placebos nytimes.com

Price Matters, in Patients’ Minds

When people believe a medicine is expensive, they may show a greater response to it.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Matter: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA

Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Mattis Contradicts Trump on Iran Deal Ahead of Crucial Deadline

Pressed by lawmakers, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated his view that the Iran accord is working, a quiet break with President Trump.

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BRIEF-Mattel enters into offer letter with Joseph Euteneuer

* In connection with becoming CFO, co entered into offer letter with Joseph Euteneuer on Sept 25, which provides annual base salary of $900,000​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2fI7xSq) Further company coverage:

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Mattis says it's best to stay in Iran deal

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Tuesday that he believes it is in US national security interest to remain in the Iran nuclear agreement despite repeated hints from President Donald Trump that he is inclined to scrap the deal.

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Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal unless it were proven Tehran that was not abiding by the agreement or that it was not in the U.S. national interest to do so.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday the United States should consider staying in the Iran nuclear deal unless it were proven Tehran that was not abiding by the agreement or that it was not in the U.S. national interest to do so.

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Mattis plays down split between Trump, Tillerson on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday played down an apparent split between the U.S. president and his top diplomat over outreach to North Korea, saying America's focus was still on finding a diplomatic solution to the dispute with Pyongyang.

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Moo proving business etiquette still matters in digital age

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based Moo is doubling its sales every three years and proving that there is a place for a premium-priced business card printer in a digital age.

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Soccer: Argentina's puzzle - great players, but misfiring team

(Reuters) - Argentina have reached three major finals in three years but the team who came so close to winning the 2014 World Cup face crunch games against Peru and Ecuador that will determine if they miss out on the global showpiece event for the first time since 1970.

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The gun debate: Vegas horror unlikely to change anything

The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history thrust the bitter debate about gun rights back to the center of Washington politics Monday -- and everyone reached for familiar scripts.

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Senate gets green light to interview FBI officials on Comey firing

The Justice Department has agreed to let the Senate judiciary committee interview two senior FBI officials who could provide firsthand accounts about the circumstances around the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, potentially resolving a weeks-long standoff that led senators to threaten issuing subpoenas, according to sources familiar with the matter Friday.

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Black Lives Matter movement cannot be sued, U.S. judge rules

(Reuters) - A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday, finding the campaign could not be held responsible for injuries he got at a protest.

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Mattel seeks Pokemon-style boost from new HotWheels game

(Reuters) - Mattel and tech company Osmo will launch an augmented reality version of Hotwheels toy cars on Thursday that seeks to duplicate the worldwide success of smartphone app Pokemon Go.

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Militants attack Kabul airport during Mattis visit, U.S. strike kills civilians

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and militants firing mortars attacked Kabul's airport during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday, prompting a U.S. air strike that accidentally killed civilians, officials said.

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Mattis arrives in Afghanistan as rockets hit Kabul airport

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Kabul on Wednesday to pledge support for the government of President Ashraf Ghani, with the precarious security in the Afghan capital underlined by a rocket attack on the airport hours after he touched down.

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No matter how you slice it, U.S. jurist Kennedy key vote in cake case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A high-profile legal fight involving a conservative Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple promises to showcase the pivotal role Justice Anthony Kennedy will play on the U.S. Supreme Court during its new term that begins next week.

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Mattis arrives in Afghanistan hours after small rockets explode at Kabul airport

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital on an unannounced visit on Wednesday hours after several small rockets exploded in and around Kabul airport, police said.

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Rocket hits Kabul airport hours after Mattis leaves

US Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced visit to Kabul, Afghanistan, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Wednesday morning local time.

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Rockets explode at Kabul airport after Mattis arrives in Afghanistan; no casualties: police

KABUL (Reuters) - Several rockets exploded in and around Kabul airport on Wednesday hours after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital on an unannounced visit, police said.

Corporate Taxes nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Will a Corporate Tax Holiday Give Workers Anything to Cheer?

Investment and jobs from the repatriation of profits held abroad have been promised in the past. But the incentives to executives will need to change.

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UPDATE 1-Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters

* Two countries to work together to fight terrorism, Mattis says

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Mattis seeks deeper ties with India amid China assertiveness

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday to deepen military ties including the potential sales of U.S. jet fighters and surveillance drones that experts say are aimed at helping it rein in China's influence in the region.

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HHS Secretary Price: No trips on private jets while matter is reviewed

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will not use private jets for government business while the practice is under investigation, he told Fox News on Saturday.

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Golf: Matthew appointed 2019 European Solheim Cup captain

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland's Catriona Matthew was appointed European team captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on Thursday in what she said was a dream come true after making nine appearances as a player.

Mattis, James N nytimes.com

Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.

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Investigators ask White House for details on FBI director firing, Flynn ouster: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election has asked the White House for documents on a range of subjects including President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director and his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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Queen of Jordan: Global leadership matters

This weekend, I picked up Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk to Freedom" and reread parts of this well-thumbed tome. The last time I read it, the world was a very different place; this time, I found that its themes of social inequality, injustice, resilience and courage resonated in new ways.

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Mueller's office interviewed Deputy AG Rosenstein about his role in Comey firing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the summer about his role in President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Starwood Waypoint Homes received letter from SEC stating it is conducting investigation 'in matter of certain single family rental securitizations'​

* Starwood Waypoint Homes - received letter from SEC stating that it is conducting investigation captioned 'in matter of certain single family rental securitizations'​

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Bill O'Reilly calls Fox firing 'political and financial hit job'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Popular former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was fired over allegations of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday he was the victim of a "political and financial hit job" and that he had never mistreated anyone in his 42-year career.

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These Trump phrases from the UN speech matter most

President Donald Trump on Tuesday seized on the nationalist ideology that fueled his political rise -- and took it to the United Nations.

Mattis, James N nytimes.com

Mattis Leaves the Door Open to Military Options in North Korea

The defense secretary also said the United States had not shot down any missiles so far because they did not directly threaten American territory or allies.

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Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

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U.S. to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States would send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan and that most were either on their way or had been notified of their deployment.

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Black Lives Matter on stage at Trump rally

A speaker at a pro-Trump rally in Washington invited a group of Black Lives Matter supporters on stage.

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Analysis: Why Trump's meeting with Sen. Tim Scott matters

President Donald Trump's meeting with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday will put in one room two Republican men with vastly different experiences of what life in America looks like -- and it couldn't be more important.