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Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

A Middle-Class Tax Cut? Americans Aren’t Buying It

A poll finds that Americans don’t expect their own taxes to decline next year and doubt that the Republican plan will raise wages or economic growth.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Says Has Regained Compliance With Requirements For Continued Listing On NYSE American

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS REGAINED COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUED LISTING ON THE NYSE AMERICAN Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-American Express reports card member loans stats for November

* AMERICAN EXPRESS-USCS CARD MEMBER LOANS NET WRITE-OFF RATE – PRINCIPAL ONLY 1.9 PERCENT AT NOV END VERSUS 1.8 PERCENT AT OCT END

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Omarosa was only African-American earning the top White House salary

Omarosa Manigault Newman, a senior staffer who recently departed the White House and the only African-American drawing a top salary, said Thursday the "lack of diversity" was a challenge she grappled with.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Despise the Working Class

Unless you own a business or live off assets, you’re a second-class citizen in their eyes.

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Southwest Airlines would use tax savings on planes, share buybacks

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co would use savings from a potential cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate to buy new planes and fund share buybacks, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday.

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'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations

ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Exclusive: Guggenheim Partners working to quell investor concern about management

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives at asset manager and investment bank Guggenheim Partners LLC are working to quell clients' concerns about the fate of their chief executive officer and about an...

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Crime data in Native American tribal lands 'virtually useless': watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department does not adequately collect or use crime statistics from Native American tribes, a problem that has left the department with stale and "virtually useless" crime data, according to a new internal watchdog report released on Thursday.

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Record number of Americans to travel during Christmas holiday: AAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said on Thursday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport

* ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KAILUA-KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

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BRIEF-General American Investors Announces Actions Taken By Board

* GENERAL AMERICAN INVESTORS COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Apple is backing up AirPods with American jobs

Apple is investing millions of dollars into products such as AirPods and FaceID that could help fuel job creation in the U.S.

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EU warns British airlines on post-Brexit flying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British airlines will lose all flying rights the European Union has negotiated with third countries as well as those negotiated by individual EU states after Britain quits the bloc, the EU executive said in a note.

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BRIEF-Plains All American Pipeline Announces Open Season For Permian Basin To Corpus Christi Pipeline

* PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE ANNOUNCES OPEN SEASON FOR PERMIAN BASIN TO CORPUS CHRISTI PIPELINE

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The evolution of the American family

Eighty photographs spanning 150 years chronicle the evolution of the American family in a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The concept is explored in its broadest form, from the families we're born in to the ones we've chosen, with a wide range of relationships and structures.

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Trump administration holds talks with airlines, keeps pressure on Gulf carriers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration met with major airlines on Tuesday to discuss complaints that some Gulf states are unfairly subsidizing state-owned carriers, keeping up pressure on the Middle East airlines at the center of a spat with U.S. rivals.

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EU sends stark warning to airlines on post-Brexit flying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British airlines will lose all flying rights to the European Union if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, the EU executive said on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the risks facing the aviation sector if there is no deal.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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BRIEF-Intrepid Announces Delivery Of New 777-300ER To Philippine Airlines​

* INTREPID AVIATION LTD - ‍INTREPID ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF NEW 777-300ER TO PHILIPPINE AIRLINES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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German pilots union steps up pressure on Ryanair with strike call

BERLIN (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action at Ryanair was possible in Germany, as of now, as staff join pilots in other countries in pushing for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

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German pilots union calls for strikes at Ryanair in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action at Ryanair was possible in Germany, as of now, as staff join pilots in other countries in pushing for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

Layoffs and Job Reductions nytimes.com

DealBook: More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

President Trump hailed Broadcom’s decision to bring its headquarters to the United States, but if its takeover bid for Qualcomm goes through, it may cost jobs.

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BRIEF-Skywest Reports Combined November Traffic For Skywest Airlines And Expressjet Airlines

* SKYWEST, INC. REPORTS COMBINED NOVEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC FOR SKYWEST AIRLINES AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES

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Donald Trump, the master of working from home

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Trump starts process of sending Americans back to moon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

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Ryanair pilots in Dublin vote in favor of industrial action

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Pilots employed directly by Ryanair in Dublin, its second largest base, have voted overwhelmingly in favor of taking industrial action in a growing dispute over the airline's collective bargaining system, the IMPACT trade union said on Monday.

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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said.

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BRIEF-American Water Announces 2018 Earnings Guidance

* AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY - ‍INVESTING $7.2 BILLION IN REGULATED INFRASTRUCTURE OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS, AN INCREASE OF $1.3 BILLION OVER 2017 FIVE YEAR PLAN​

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UN chief: 'America first' is 'detrimental to American interests'

President Trump said in his inauguration speech that the slogan "America First" would govern his administration and approach to foreign policy. But UN Secretary-General António Guterres believes that the President's pledge is "detrimental to American interests."

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UN Ambassador Haley cites 'will of American people' on Jerusalem decision

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.

Cosmetics and Toiletries nytimes.com

Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.

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President says his opponents are 'resisting the will of the American people'

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics

The idea that a candidate’s character doesn’t matter is pervasive and pernicious.

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BRIEF-American Airlines Says Brief Technical Glitch With Server Certificate Rectified

* AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS "WE HAD A MINOR TECHNICAL GLITCH WITH ONE OF OUR SERVER CERTIFICATES FOR A BRIEF PERIOD, AND THAT HAS NOW BEEN RECTIFIED" Further company coverage:

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Americans keep waiting for bigger paychecks

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

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

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.

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Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Review: ‘Quest’ Is a Moving Portrait of an American Family

This documentary from Jonathan Olshefski follows a North Philadelphia family through the Obama years.

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These cozy home goods are the perfect gift for the holidays

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - NOVEMBER 2017 LOAD FACTOR FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS 85.8 PERCENT, COMPARED WITH 85.1 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER 2016

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Praise and Alarm From American Jews Over Trump’s Jerusalem Move

While some Jewish leaders welcomed recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, many worried that the step would inflame tensions and make peace in the Middle East even harder to achieve.

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BRIEF-Richmond Road Capital And North American Lithium Terminate Qualifying Transaction And Subscription Receipt Financing

* RICHMOND ROAD CAPITAL CORP AND NORTH AMERICAN LITHIUM INC. ANNOUNCE TERMINATION OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION AND SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPT FINANCING

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Tech recovers, but not enough to push Wall St higher

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 fell a tiny bit on Wednesday, with Microsoft and other technology stocks making modest gains but not quite offsetting losses in energy shares after oil prices dropped more than 2 percent.

Movies nytimes.com

The Carpetbagger: ‘I’d Never Seen My Fears as an African-American Man Onscreen’

Jordan Peele, writer-director of “Get Out,” says his own concerns almost prevented it from being made. Now prize givers love it. Will the academy agree?

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto will prevail in Brazil patent dispute, S. American CEO says

SAO PAULO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co is confident Brazilian courts will uphold its Intacta RR2 PRO soy seed patent despite a challenge from grain growers in the state of Mato Grosso, the company's chief of South American operations said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Azul And Turkish Airlines Enter Codeshare Agreement

* AZUL AND TURKISH AIRLINES ENTER CODESHARE AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-American Eagle expects strong holiday earnings but lower margins

* Shares rise 5 pct but pare gains after margins forecast (Adds executive and analyst comments, updates share price)

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UPDATE 1-American Eagle forecasts strong holiday-quarter earnings

Dec 6 (Reuters) - American Eagle Outfitters Inc on Wednesday forecast strong earnings for the key holiday selling season and delivered third-quarter comparable sales ahead of Wall Street targets, driven by robust demand for its Aerie line of lingerie.

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Britain's May working towards EU summit, progress made in talks: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards unlocking Brexit talks at an EU summit later this month and, despite there being more work to be done, has made good progress, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

Wednesday: The linked histories of trains and the holiday season, lightings around town, and a Christmas tree of lobster traps.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is Media Driving Americans Apart?

Social media gets all the attention for polarization, but TV is doing more than its share.

Urban Areas nytimes.com

What Happened to the American Boomtown?

The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents, in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.

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Singapore Airlines changed US route because of North Korean missiles

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Winter holiday travel forecast to give U.S. airlines needed boost

(Reuters) - The holiday travel period will be busier than last year for U.S. airlines, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday, as affordable fares and an improving economy make air travel more accessible.

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CORRECTED-HNA's airlines miss lease payments -report

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Airlines owned by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group have missed payments due on leased aircraft, the chief executive of lessor Aergo Capital has told industry publication FlightGlobal.

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BRIEF-American Media Says Dylan Howard Has "Full Support Of AMI And Its Executives"

* AMERICAN MEDIA SAYS DYLAN HOWARD HAS "FULL SUPPORT OF AMI AND ITS EXECUTIVES" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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HNA's airlines miss lease payments -report

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Airlines owned by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group have missed payments due on leased aircraft, the chief executive of lessor Aergo Capital has told industry publication FlightGlobal.

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Ball: I think my son has had enough

In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, LaVar Ball explains why he pulled his son, LiAngelo, from UCLA, saying the punishment has been enough.

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Japan Airlines invests $10 million in supersonic jet company Boom

(Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.

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UPDATE 2-Airlines set for record profit in 2018, fare rise forecast

* Rising labour costs, jet fuel set to weigh (Adds comments on Europe, pilot shortage)

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Global Feast for the Holidays

Tuesday: Cooking with immigrant chefs in the city, a not-so-silent night and a nudist anniversary.

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Myanmar says working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees

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

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Jet Pilots Say They Saw North Korean Missile in Flight

Crews from three commercial flights reported seeing what appeared to be the missile the North launched last week. Experts said the risk to planes was low but real.

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Japan Airlines invests $10M into US startup's supersonic plane

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Japan Airlines invests $10 mln in supersonic jet company Boom

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.

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Japan wants missiles with enough range to strike North Korea-sources

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan is preparing to acquire precision air-launched missiles that for the first time would give it the capability to strike North Korean missile sites, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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American Nazis post bigoted flyers on SMU campus

The Texas chapter of an American Nazi group says its members were just trying to help stop the opioid epidemic. Their signs tell a very different message.

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Tattooed wish for withholding treatment not good enough, doctors say

(Reuters Health) - Consumers are often told, "Put it in writing." But in the case of a hospitalized Florida man facing death, displaying his wish by having it tattooed on his chest wasn't good enough.

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New book describes working for Trump

In a new book to be released Tuesday, Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump's campaign manager during the election, and David Bossie, another top aide, detail what it was like to work with Trump when he was running for President.

Teeth and Dentistry nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: For the Holidays, Pull a Tooth or Save a Life

Here are ideas for gifts that will make a difference.

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Rockefeller Center tree lights up New York holidays

It's been one of the essential New York holiday traditions for decades now: The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

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American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off and sent the airline scrambling to correct its mistake.

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AA says it now has enough pilots for the holidays

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BRIEF-Mazda North American Reports Total November U.S. Sales Of 21,469 Vehicles, Down 2.6 Pct

* MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN SAYS REPORTED TOTAL NOVEMBER U.S. SALES OF 21,469 VEHICLES, DOWN 2.6 PERCENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

Building more housing, more densely, could help address a widespread economic challenge. A fight over one lot in Berkeley, Calif., shows how tough that could be.

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Macy's ups seasonal hiring after strong start to holidays

(Reuters) - Macy's Inc said on Friday said it had a strong start to the holiday shopping season and would hire an additional 7,000 temporary workers in anticipation of the demand continuing through Christmas.

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10 years after the recession, have Americans recovered?

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Niger approves use of armed American drones: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government of Niger has approved the use of armed American drones, a U.S. official said on Thursday, expanding the U.S. ability to target militants in the region.

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Nonpartisan analysis suggests measure would spur economic growth but not enough to cover its cuts

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Hundreds of American Air flights still lack pilots in December

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines still has hundreds of flights without pilots assigned to them in December, the company said on Thursday, after a scheduling error gave too many pilots time off.

Detainees nytimes.com

Judge Demands to Know Whether American Detainee Asked for Lawyer

A judge gave the government until 5 p.m. on Thursday to say whether an American held in military custody for more than two months knows his rights.

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'Bomb on board' wi-fi network causes Turkish Airlines flight to be diverted

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight from Nairobi to Istanbul was diverted after the detection of a wi-fi network called "bomb on board" that alarmed the passengers, the airline said on Thursday.

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.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Rodin From Every Angle: A Cornucopia of Shows for the Holidays

Rodin celebrations in New York and Philadelphia include a bold new view of his work through the eyes and hands of Anselm Kiefer.

United States Economy nytimes.com

It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

An overhaul championed by President Trump and Republican leaders could reshape health care, education and social services.

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Trump's disrespect for Native Americans is nothing new

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Nearly half of Americans oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from 41 percent in October, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

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Smartphone pics may be sharp enough for dermatology diagnosis

(Reuters Health) - With a few exceptions, a dermatologist was just as accurate in diagnosing children’s skin conditions from smartphone photos taken by parents as the doctors who saw the kids in person, a small U.S. study found.

Pilots nytimes.com

American Airlines Error Leaves Thousands of Holiday Flights Without Pilots

The airline is scrambling to fill the scheduling hole, which a pilots’ union estimated would affect more than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31.

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GOP working on a trigger to automatically raise taxes

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American Airlines doesn't have enough pilots for the holidays

American Airlines said it was "working diligently to address the issue and expect to avoid cancellations this holiday season."

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Avianca Airlines, shareholder agree to withdraw lawsuits

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Avianca Holdings and a shareholder agreed to withdraw their lawsuits that were filed following disagreements over a planned partnership with U.S. carrier United Airlines, the Colombian airline said on Wednesday.

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Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots: union

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

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Thousands of American Air flights in December missing pilots -union

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Thousands of December flights on American Airlines do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year. (Reporting by Alana Wise, editing by G Crosse)

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BRIEF-Chorus Aviation - ‍Agreements To Purchase Two New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft And Lease Them To Ethiopian Airlines Group​

* CHORUS AVIATION INC - ‍AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW BOMBARDIER Q400 AIRCRAFT AND LEASE THEM TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GROUP​

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Two American tourists fined in Thailand for 'butt selfie' at temple

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities have fined two American tourists for public indecency for posing for a "butt selfie" in front of a famous Buddhist temple, police said on Wednesday.

Manresa (Los Gatos, Calif, Restaurant) nytimes.com

Panettone Has Become an Obsession for American Bakers

The Italian holiday bread is revered among serious bread bakers for its extraordinary texture and flavor, but getting it right is a challenge.

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BRIEF-‍American Airlines Says Daily Service To Vancouver Will Begin on May 4, 2018

* PRESS RELEASE - AMERICAN AIRLINES STRENGTHENS SERVICE TO CANADA IN 2018

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Om for the Holidays

Tuesday: Meditation tips for a stressful time of year, free ice skating and the library’s top books for kids.

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'Giving Tuesday' -- a new side of holidays

For decades now, millions of Americans have been embracing the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza known as "Black Friday." Then came "Cyber Monday," online retailers' chance to cash in on the holiday buying frenzy.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Media Memo: Trump and Russia Seem to Find Common Foe: The American Press

President Trump criticized CNN International hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia signed a law requiring some American news media outlets to register as foreign agents.

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Americans who married into royalty

Meghan Markle is only the latest Yank to marry into a royal family.

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Sorry Americans, you still can't call her 'Princess Meghan'

Let's be clear: just because Prince Harry's new fiancée Meghan Markle isn't a princess doesn't mean Americans won't call her "Princess Meghan" until the end of time.

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BRIEF-American Electric Power ‍Seeks Bids For Coal To Its Generating Stations​

* AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY INC- ‍SEEKING BIDS FOR SUPPLY OF COAL TO ONE OR MORE GENERATING STATIONS​

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Times Critics Plan Your Holidays

Monday: Experts recommend holiday events in the city, the Winter’s Eve festival, and a search for local charities.

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Democratic mega-donor has spent $20 million and calls Trump 'an urgent threat to the American people'

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office."

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US pilots alerted to unsafe Russian flying in Syria

US military aircraft flying over Syria in the last few weeks have been subjected to unsafe flying practices by Russian aircraft on several occasions, according to a senior defense official.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

An American Spy Base Hidden in Australia’s Outback

The trials of six Christian antiwar protesters have put a spotlight on a facility that the United States would rather keep in the shadows.

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BRIEF-Firm Capital American announces $10 mln non-brokered private placement

Nov 23 (Reuters) - Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp:

Foreign Workers nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Anyone Good Enough for an H1-B Visa?

Many of my Stanford classmates and I had plans to use our education to contribute to this country. Instead, we’re being kicked out.

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Chinese airlines court Cathay pilots facing pay squeeze

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese airlines are circling disaffected pilots at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways , offering sky-high salaries to fill a shortage of experienced captains in a rapidly expanding aviation industry.

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Israeli official under fire for comments on American Jews' military service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A top Israeli diplomat was rebuked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for suggesting that American Jews have a poor commitment to service in the U.S. military.

Native Americans nytimes.com

Thanksgiving for Native Americans: Four Voices on a Complicated Holiday

A day of celebration and overeating is for some a time of mourning and a testament to the strength of a culture.

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Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them like unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Retailers’ Recipe for the Holidays: Big Sales; Fewer Seasonal Workers

Except for Amazon, most major retailers have scaled back plans for hiring temporary employees during the year’s biggest shopping season, and Walmart is adding almost none.

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American formerly imprisoned in North Korea burns to death

Police in San Diego are investigating the mysterious death of a man who made international headlines eight years ago when former US President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea.

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BRIEF-American Industrial Partners to acquire Rand Logistics

* AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE RAND LOGISTICS, INC.

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American, United settle World Trade Center developer's 9/11 claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation industry defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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Hoboken mayor: Diversity is an American value

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Justice Dept. looks into school's use of race in admissions after complaint involving Asian-Americans

The Justice Department is actively investigating Harvard University's use of race in its admissions policies and has concluded the school is "out of compliance" with federal law, according to documents obtained by CNN.

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Technology still isn't doing enough for people with disabilities

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Americans haven't forgotten about Puerto Rico, poll finds

Two months ago today, Hurricane Maria made direct landfall in Puerto Rico, devastating the island and wiping out the power grid and transportation infrastructure for its millions of residents.

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BRIEF-Atlantic American appoints J. Ross Franklin as CFO

* Says appointed J. Ross Franklin as vice president and chief financial officer‍​ - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jbA2cn) Further company coverage:

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American Music Awards 2017: Winners list

Oh what a night the 2017 American Music Awards turned out to be.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

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Best moments from the 2017 American Music Awards

From Pink's stunning acrobatic performance to Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute, check out the best moments from the 2017 American Music Awards.

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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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Red carpet looks from the American Music Awards

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BRIEF-Samson Oil and Gas announces suspension of trading of American depositary shares on NYSE

* Announces suspension of trading of American Depositary shares on NYSE American exchange and pending delisting​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Alabama Thought It Had Seen Enough Scandal. Then Came Roy Moore.

The allegations against the Senate candidate represent just the latest political scandal in a state that has known plenty of them.

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Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

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Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

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American Music Awards: What to watch for

The 45th American Music Awards are Sunday, and here's what you need to know to get you in the groove:

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Lebanon's Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Friday lifted restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes traveling from Beirut to London, the airline said.

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UPDATE 2-IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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U.S. airlines sharply cut involuntary passenger bumping: DOT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. airlines are bumping far fewer passengers from overbooked flights after a high-profile incident in April prompted the industry to reassess its practices, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-‍NYSE AMERICAN TO SUSPEND TRADING OF SAMSON OIL & GAS LIMITED'S ADS IMMEDIATELY​

* ‍NYSE AMERICAN SAYS TRADING ON NYSE AMERICAN IN ADSS OF SAMSON OIL & GAS LIMITED - TICKER SYMBOL SSN - WILL BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY​ Further company coverage:

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American Heart Association president has heart attack

The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

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IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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UPDATE 1-IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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GOP tax plan spells disaster for Asian-Americans

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BRIEF-Shell and AT&T sign global networking agreement

* AT&T Inc says ‍co & Shell have signed an agreement for provision of managed communications and network integration services for Shell globally​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Zomedica says NYSE American advises trading of co's common shares to start on Nov. 21​

* Zomedica Pharmaceuticals - ‍NYSE American has advised that trading of co's common shares under symbol "ZOM" will commence on November 21, 2017​

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Saudi foreign minister says message to Iran is: 'enough is enough'

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that the kingdom was reacting to what he called the "aggressive" behavior of its arch-rival Iran in Lebanon and Yemen.

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RPT-AIRSHOW-Record Airbus order as Franke ups bet on budget airlines

* A320neo-family planes for Frontier, Volaris, JetSMART, Wizz Air

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Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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My Fellow Americans … I’m Thirsty

Delivering a summation of his foreign policy, President Trump interrupted himself — setting off hilarity on Twitter — by stopping for a swig of water.

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BRIEF-Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders

* Talend announces offering of 2,750,000 American depositary shares by selling shareholders Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans

Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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BRIEF-‍ALASKA AIRLINES TO ADD NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE & PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​

* ‍ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS WILL ADD NONSTOP, DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Feature: Three Gorgeous Cakes for the Holidays

A cranberry-lemon stripe cake, a devil’s-food cake with toasted-marshmallow frosting or a sugarplum gingerbread cake for your next special occasion.

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Amazon cuts prices again at Whole Foods ahead of the holidays

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it will offer more discounts and steeper price cuts at Whole Foods Market on many organic foods and groceries popular during the holidays.

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Record Airbus order as Franke ups bet on budget airlines

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus hailed its biggest ever airliner deal on Wednesday with an umbrella agreement to sell 430 planes worth up to $50 billion to U.S. budget airlines investor Bill Franke.

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Biggest deal yet for Airbus as Franke ups bet on budget airlines

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus landed its biggest ever airliner deal on Wednesday with an agreement to sell 430 planes worth up to $50 billion to U.S. budget airlines investor Bill Franke.

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Alaska Airlines discontinues Los Angeles-Havana daily flight

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. airline Alaska Airlines on Tuesday said it would discontinue a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba, after Jan. 22, due to the recent changes in Cuba travel policies by the U.S. government.

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines will discontinue flying to Havana

* Airline will redeploy aircraft used to serve Havana to markets with higher demand​

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Americans' debt level rises in third quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans' debt level rose during the third quarter, driven by an increase in mortgage loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York report published on Tuesday.

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A Georgia networking event wants to help white people 'Come Meet a Black Person'

A networking event in Georgia offers an interesting twist: a chance to meet a black person.

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Canada's WestJet expects first labor contract with pilots after 2018

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada's WestJet Airlines said on Tuesday he doesn't expect the carrier to reach its first labor contract with pilots in 2018.

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African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

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Vietnam '67: An American Child in Vietnam

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

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Take a Number: Americans Are Putting Down the Soda Pop

Children and adults are downing sugary drinks far less often than they used to, a new study finds.

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Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure, based on new guidelines

Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday.

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Judge unanimous choice for American League Rookie of Year

(The Sports Xchange) - The verdict was a unanimous one as New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.

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New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

(Reuters) - Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems.

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UPDATE 1-New blood pressure range means half of Americans have hypertension

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems.

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BRIEF-Unico American Corporation reports Q3 loss per share $0.55

* Unico american corporation reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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New blood pressure range means nearly half of Americans have hypertension

(Reuters) - Tighter blood pressure guidelines from U.S. heart organizations mean millions more people need to make lifestyle changes, or start taking medication, in order to avoid cardiovascular problems.

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Under New Guidelines, Millions of Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

Experts set new targets for treatment of hypertension on Monday, greatly expanding the number of adults who will qualify for the diagnosis.

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BRIEF-Root9B starts working with Nasdaq to begin delisting process

* root9B - ‍on Nov 9, co informed nasdaq hearings panel it would not be able to cure compliance issues​; working with nasdaq to begin delisting process Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.

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BRIEF-UTC Aerospace selected to supply wheels and brakes to four airlines

* Co selected to supply wheels and brakes to four airlines: Flydubai, JetSmart, Virgin Atlantic and Xiamen Airlines​

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BRIEF-American Tower to buy tower businesses from Vodafone India and Idea Cellular

* American Tower announces entry into agreements to acquire tower businesses from Vodafone India and Idea Cellular

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Azerbaijan Airlines orders five Boeing 787 Dreamliners

DUBAI (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

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AIRSHOW-Azerbaijan Airlines orders five Boeing 787 Dreamliners

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

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Fugitive American polygamist caught in Mexico linked to triple murder

An American polygamist accused of child sex crimes in Arizona was caught after nearly 15 years on the run when Mexican authorities linked him to a triple homicide.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

The culinary movement began with Momofuku, but its history goes further back than that. Now, its chefs are radically changing the food landscape.

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BRIEF-HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION FROM JOHNSON #1H WELL

* HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES TIE-IN TO GAS SALES LINE AND COMMENCEMENT OF PRODUCTION FROM JOHNSON #1H WELL

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In Danang, Vietnam, Trump Will Make a Friendlier American Landing

Once a vital American war base, the city is host to an APEC summit where Vietnam will reaffirm warmer ties with the United States and seek help with China.

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More Americans think wealthy, not middle class, will benefit from tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more likely to believe the wealthy will benefit most from the tax reform currently being pushed in the U.S. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

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Israeli intelligence firm regrets working for Weinstein, official says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli intelligence firm which reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault is sorry it agreed to work with the Hollywood producer, a company official said on Thursday.

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Most Americans oppose visa lottery but favor other openings for immigrants: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans oppose the use of a lottery system for giving immigrants permanent U.S. residence, but a majority support allowing immigrants to obtain green cards through sponsorship by U.S. employers, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

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CNN poll: More Americans think sexual harassment stories will make a difference

In the month since news broke of allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, about 1 in 5 Americans said close friends or family members shared stories about sexual harassment or assault on social media, according to a CNN poll.

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U.S. program for Central American child refugees to end Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will stop accepting new applications at midnight on Thursday for a program that allowed children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to apply for refugee status in the United States before leaving home.

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Democrats working on independent Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have been undertaking their own investigation, without Republicans, on what they term "Russia's malign influence around the world," a spokesman for the Democratic side of the committee said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-American Hotel Income Properties REIT reports Q3 FFO per unit $0.25

* American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP reports third quarter results

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Will tax reform end the American dream of owning a home?

CHICAGO - People who buy homes soon could be setting themselves up to lose money.

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CNN poll: One year later, Americans show less confidence, less trust in President Trump

One year after Donald Trump's election, views of the nation's economy are the best they've been since before the September 11, 2001 attacks, but Americans' confidence in their President to handle just about everything else has fallen, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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BRIEF-RedHill Biopharma prices public offering of its American Depositary Shares

* RedHill Biopharma prices public offering of its American Depositary Shares

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BRIEF-American Midstream says qtrly ‍net income per common unit $0.91​

* Expects pro proforma 2018 annualized adjusted EBITDA in excess of $300 million​

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Calls Out Trump for Not Hiring American Workers

Mr. Colbert and Seth Meyers each took a close look at the president’s employment practices.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brave Enough to Be Angry

Women are seething, and we are a force.