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What these ancient statues really looked like

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

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Analysis: Trump isn't losing it. But what about his temperament?

NEWSFLASH: Donald Trump is perfectly mentally capable of being president and is suffering from no cognitive impairment or decline.

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Simone Biles is champion -- that's what matters

As the #MeToo movement continues to grow, American gymnast Simone Biles is the latest woman to come forward with a horrific story alleging sexual exploitation. Biles joins a long list (more than 140 to date) of other athletes who have accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. Biles and other gymnasts also say that USA Gymnasts pressured them into silence and allowed the abuse to continue -- allegations that USA Gymnastics denies.

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Q&A: What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

Pete Souza traveled to more than 60 countries as the official White House photographer. He has some great memories — and tips for taking terrific pictures.

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So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

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Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Many people use digital assistants for the basics, like the weather forecast or music. It’s a long way from the digital home envisioned by their makers.

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Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.

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Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

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Analysis: What Trump's boast that he's the least racist person says about him

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your apartment and over the course of watching football, going out to eat and just loafing around, he said the following things:

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Rep. Meeks: What Trump is doing is 'diabolical'

The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-D) says that President Trump telling reporters that he is not a racist is "a joke."

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ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here's what it looks like

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Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid

CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

The Sisi government, facing violence in the Sinai and preparing for an election, is hastening executions and the trials that authorize them.

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A Pass. A Catch. A Missed Tackle. What Went Wrong for the Saints?

It is a play that will haunt the Saints and their fans for a long time.

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Here's what went wrong with Hawaii's false emergency alert

An emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii on Saturday after an employee "pushed the wrong button."

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Opinion: What Trump doesn't get about MLK

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Monday. This year, the federal holiday in his honor, which takes place every third Monday of January, falls on his actual birthday, January 15.

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Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end.

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Israel says destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel, Egypt borders

GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

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What went wrong in Hawaii

Human error is blamed for a false alarm of a missile heading for Hawaii, but the scare left Americans wondering how the missile detection and emergency messaging systems are supposed to work -- and what went wrong.

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What it was like to get a missile alert in Hawaii

I could tell something was wrong the moment my wife stepped into our hotel room.

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Here's what lawmakers in Trump's immigration meeting have said

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

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Egyptian fire kills Palestinian at sea: Gaza Health Ministry

GAZA (Reuters) - The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

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What we know about the mudslide victims

The vicious mudflows that raced through the Southern California town of Montecito early Tuesday were swift and ruthless. Families were ripped apart, being swept away, with some victims surviving, while some did not.

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Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't seem to know what 'tough' means

Hoping to quiet the furor caused by his calling certain countries "shitholes" in an immigration meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump sought to recast the slur as simply evidence of his muscular approach to governance -- and life.

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What Trump supporters think of his 'shithole' remark

Reports that Donald Trump referred to certain nations as "shithole countries" during a Thursday meeting in the Oval Office have inflamed his critics and drawn condemnation from the international community.

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Egypt to impose curfew on parts of North Sinai: official gazette

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will impose a curfew on parts of the North Sinai region starting on Saturday after the country extended its state of emergency, the official gazette said.

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What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'

There's been plenty of buzz about the film "I, Tonya" but the woman at the center of the controversy that brought down skater Tonya Harding isn't contributing to it.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

What the Aftermath of a Deadly Mudslide Looks Like

At least 17 people have been killed, and search and rescue workers are hunting for the more than 40 still missing.

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Donald Trump's health: What we know so far

What the world knows about President Donald Trump's general health is not much as of now -- and what the public learns about his health after a medical exam on Friday might not be much, either.

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Shutdown watch: What Trump's DACA moves mean

Put Thursday in the proper perspective: President Donald Trump, who said definitively he would sign what Congress sends him, flatly rejected the lone (serious) bipartisan effort to reach a resolution on the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

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CORRECTED-EXPLAINER-How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

(Corrects paragraph 7 to say Intel chips are not the only products affected) By Paresh Dave LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years. Researchers identified the problem last year, shared details with chip manufacturers last summer, and then made a public announcement Jan. 3.

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Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

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What the mudslides did to Montecito: Before and after

The mud came in an instant and swept away everything in its path. Trees, homes, vehicles, even people -- nothing was spared from the rapidly flowing mud's wrath.

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What to expect from Trump's physical

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the risk factors the doctor will look for during President Donald Trump's first physical exam since taking office. The exam follows concern over statements about Trump's stability in bombshell book "Fire and Fury."

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Book Entry: Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again

The historian Niall Ferguson’s new book goes a long way toward redressing the lack of perspective to a concept central to the technological “revolution”: networks.

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What kind of data can Big Brother collect under FISA?

CNN's Jose Pagliery reports.

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CES 2018: What the Gadget Fest Looks Like in ‘the Year of A.I.’

Thousands of electronics enthusiasts flooded the trade show to see the latest devices, but the darling of the event was the artificial intelligence software that helps these products run.

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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Analysis: What kind of border wall does Trump want? It depends on who's asking.

Big. Beautiful. Impenetrable.

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What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me whether our son needs another toy, and we will emit a groan familiar to any parents who are sick not only of organizing toys but of organizing the various baskets, boxes and other vessels they've purchased to store the nevertheless-uncontainable toys.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Lose When We Lose Female Reporters

The BBC’s China editor quit because she was paid less than her male counterparts. We’re all worse off for it.

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Egypt Opens Criminal Inquiry Over New York Times Article

The Times reported on a secret effort by Egyptian intelligence to sway public opinion on Jerusalem. Officials say the article hurt national security.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

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California Today: California Today: What You Need to Know About the Mudslides

Wednesday: Extensive damage in SoCal, concerns over the intensifying flu season, and bed bugs in Los Angeles.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s First Full Physical Is Approaching. What He Discloses Is Up to Him.

With questions swirling around Mr. Trump’s mental health, his coming physical may yield few clues about whether he is, as his former doctor claimed during his candidacy, the “healthiest individual” to hold the office.

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Hours after saying he'd be OK with whatever lawmakers came up with on DACA, President adds the wall

Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: That’s What Ze Said

I use whatever pronoun my students choose for themselves, simply out of respect for them.

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Secret Zuma Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

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Where to Go Now: At the Auto Show in Detroit, a Sneak Peek at What’s New

From the airport to the exhibition, here is how to get the most out of a visit to the North American International Auto Show.

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What do smartphones and cigarettes share?

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Egypt's President Sisi wins huge parliamentary support for a second term

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has won the backing of over three-quarters of parliamentarians for a second term as president, lawmakers said on Tuesday, a day after a timeline for the election was announced.

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What a government shutdown means for you

When there are partisan disagreements and Congress is divided on how to fund the government, the threat of a shutdown looms. Learn what one could mean for you.

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State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

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First Words: Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?

People lust after everything from actors to new consumer goods. A vast marketplace caters to some of those desires, and exploits others.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

Football (College) nytimes.com

What Makes a Nick Saban Quarterback

Alabama has been the dominant team in college football for a decade, and yet the Crimson Tide have not produced an elite N.F.L. quarterback recently.

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The President's lawyers are discussing how to limit the scope of what the special counsel can ask

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What the President Doesn’t Get About Dogs

They’re loyal and loving. All Donald Trump has is Stephen Miller.

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What Politicians Could Learn from Oprah Winfrey

Sneer at celebrity all you want, but elections are contests of stories, and Ms. Winfrey showed that she can tell one.

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What an Oprah campaign might look like, in GIFs

Oprah Winfrey, like the majority of natural-born American citizens over the age of 35, could decide to run for president in 2020.

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What intimidates Oprah the most

Oprah Winfrey, winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, spoke at the Golden Globes about working in media and the need for change in the industry.

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Factbox: What Republicans mean when they talk about U.S. welfare reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump had indicated he would like to rein in spending on U.S. social welfare programs to follow up on his 2017 victory in overhauling the U.S. tax code.

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Sisi under spotlight as Egypt sets late March election date

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential election in late March, authorities said on Monday, starting the countdown toward a likely second term in office for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Jan. 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday, embarking on a tour originally planned for last month after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

What to Cook: What to Cook Right Now

Melissa Clark’s cod braised in butter and wine, paired with mashed potatoes, would make a fine dinner tonight.

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What Tommy Wiseau wanted to say at the Globes

Tommy Wiseau finally got his moment in the spotlight Sunday night at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Analysis: Oprah knew exactly what she was doing Sunday night

Two hours before Oprah Winfrey took the Golden Globes stage Sunday night to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award, Globes host Seth Meyers set the tone for the evening.

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What Oprah said in 2017 about her legacy

Oprah Winfrey shares her thoughts on what her legacy will be on the red carpet for 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.'

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EXPLAINER-What's behind Vietnam's corruption crackdown?

HANOI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vietnam brought 22 executives to court over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, in the most important trial of a widening crackdown on corruption. Among those being tried was the first politburo member to be arrested in decades.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

The Getaway: What to Expect in 2018

A look at what’s ahead, from new airport security procedures to new airline routes and rules for those so-called smart bags.

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: At the Golden Globes, Hollywood Does What Washington Won’t

There’s meaningless make-believe in the capital of politics, but there’s meaningful politics in the capital of make-believe.

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Egyptian ex-PM Ahmed Shafik says won't run for presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik is no longer considering running for president in this year's elections, he said in a statement on his Twitter account on Sunday.

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Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2018: What to Watch For

The 75th installment of these awards will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern. They’ve been advertised by NBC as a party, but viewers may find a more somber mood.

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Golden Globes: It's not who wins but who will say what

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kick off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday, but the focus is expected to be less on who walks away with the top movie and television prizes than who says (and wears) what.

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Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt's new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Royal Families nytimes.com

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Proponents of constitutional monarchies argue they offer stability, and a study shows some possible economic advantages. Critics are far from convinced.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move

While Egypt denounced President Trump’s decision, an Egyptian intelligence officer coached talk show hosts to persuade their listeners to accept it.

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Egypt orders detention of four men over hot air balloon crash

CAIRO (Reuters) - The public prosecutor in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor ordered the detention of four men pending an investigation into a hot air balloon crash that killed a South African tourist and injured several others, state news agency MENA said on Saturday.

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Encounters: What Will Laura Dern Wear to the Golden Globes? (Hint: It Will Be Black)

The star of “Big Little Lies” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” picks out red carpet looks at Gabriela Hearst’s studio in Chelsea.

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What 2013 immigration battle taught GOP about DACA fight

A group of Republican senators is working alongside Democrats to try to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from being deported in upcoming months, but the harsh lessons of a failed immigration reform push in 2013 loom large for a party barreling toward a midterm election.

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Trump biographer: Much of what Michael Wolff says about him rings true

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Analysis: What the heck does Steve Bannon do now?

This time last year, Steve Bannon was on top of the world. He had shepherded Donald Trump to the most unlikely presidential victory ever. He was preparing to go with Trump to the White House as a senior strategist. He was the new hot thing.

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What to expect at the annual award show

CNN's Stephanie Elam takes a look at the biggest nominees and new host kicking off awards season at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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LIVE MARKETS-What is not a crypto and is up 80 percent in 2018?

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls due Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net WHAT IS NOT A CRYPTO AND IS UP OVER 80 PERCENT in 20

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Public Health: Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant

The associations are part of a larger set of policies meant to chip away at Obamacare, and are likely to destabilize its markets for individual and small business insurance.

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What to Watch For in the December Jobs Report

Steady gains in employment are foreseen, but a larger question is whether wage growth will get beyond its recent sluggishness.

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Tapper: Shouldn't Trump know what Sessions does?

According to a New York Times report, President Donald Trump ordered a White House lawyer to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.

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Trump considered replacing Gorsuch with Giuliani, book says

Supreme Court Justice Rudy Giuliani? It was a serious idea entertained by President Donald Trump, according to Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury."

Computer Chips nytimes.com

What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?

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LIVE MARKETS-Pre-morning European stocks roundup: what's on the radar

* European stock futures open higher * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams likely to sink after profit warning * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@re

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This is what subzero temperatures look like

Below-freezing temperatures across the country have resulted in frozen waterfalls, traffic pile-ups and frostbite.

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Opinion: Nothing affects Trump more than what people say

With his latest tweetstorm, addressing everything from North Korea's nuclear threat to the mythical "Deep State" inside the Justice Department, Donald Trump has fallen through the floor of comedy and into the basement of tragedy.

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Opinion: What Iran protesters are really saying

Too often the discourse that emerges from media coverage of Iran co-opts the struggle of ordinary people in order to reinforce a specific narrative. But to really understand what is happening in Iran, you only need to listen directly to the voices of the Iranian people.

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Just what exactly is a 'bomb cyclone'?

CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray explains what a "bomb cyclone" is and and how it forms.

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What it actually takes to launch a nuclear strike

President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that he has a nuclear "button" on his desk at all times and boasted that the US has "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear weapons -- a stunning threat that has once again raised questions over what it takes to actually launch a nuclear warhead.

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What are the world's safest airlines for 2018?

There's never been a safer time to hop on a plane.

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What it's like for Iran's expats to watch protests unfold

Alaleh Kamran is having flashbacks. Since protests broke out in her home country of Iran last week, the Los Angeles resident has been glued to the news, social media and Telegram, the app used by many Iranians to communicate.

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Op-Ed Columnist: What Has Mitt Romney Learned?

If the 2012 Republican presidential nominee returns to politics, will he grasp his own role in what happened in 2016?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

Music nytimes.com

Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

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Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

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What’s Behind Iran’s Protests?

Widespread protests continue in Iran. It’s the largest unrest since the 2009 demonstrations against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then the president. But this time it’s different. Here’s why.

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What is DACA and why is it ending?

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to blame Democrats for a thorny debate over what to do about a popular immigration program -- a program the President and his administration decided to end.

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Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months: MENA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is to extend its state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13, state news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

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What the big names in finance think about bitcoin

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Egypt files murder charges against man held for Coptic church attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week, judicial sources said.

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One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country.

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Egypt hangs four convicted of deadly 2014 bomb attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has hanged four men convicted by a military court of killing three military students in a bombing in 2014, security sources said on Tuesday.

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Emerging markets sailed through storms in 2017. What next?

LONDON (Reuters) - After a year of double-digit returns, one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another's crises.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: We Are What We Read

Two new books, by Martin Puchner and Abigail Williams, explore how literature has shaped human society.

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LIVE MARKETS-What you need to know so far

* Futures up across major European benchmarks * FTSE futures weaker * Manufacturing PMIs in focus Jan 2(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net What you need to know so far: Good morning and happy new year! European stocks are gearing up for a

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What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

To the outside world, North Korean propaganda posters are notorious for their militaristic and anti-American messages. Recent topics include Donald Trump being attacked with an axe and missiles pointing at Capitol Hill.

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What propaganda tells us about North Korea

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Essay: What to Read if You Want to Know More About North Korea

Nicholas Kristof recommends books about one of the most closed countries on Earth.

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Comedian says what he'd do as president

Comedian Dave Chappelle and musician John Mayer tell Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen what their first act as president would be.

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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

Dec 31 (Reuters) - WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

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Bernstein: Trump's lawyers tell him what he wants to hear on Russia

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that President Donald Trump's lawyers are telling him what he wants to hear about the probe ending soon to prevent Trump from firing Mueller.

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Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

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UPDATE 2-Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

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Rail traffic halted at Berlin station due to smoke, cause unknown: police

BERLIN (Reuters) - Railway traffic was halted at Berlin's Zoo train station on Sunday due to a large amount of smoke, and several people were rescued from the scene, German federal police said on Twitter.

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What's behind the Iranian protests?

The largest public display of discontent in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement has brought about a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump, pushback from the Iranian government and a scene that might have been unfathomable a decade ago -- protesters challenging the rule of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

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Christians in shock after deadly attack on Coptic Church in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - At an hour that Sama'an Farag usually spends leisurely sipping his morning tea, the doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church near Cairo found himself springing up to close the doors upon hearing gunshots and the sound of ricocheting bullets.

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Egypt sentences ex-President Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.

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Trump claims he can do whatever he wants with DOJ

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin spoke to Dana Bash about the ongoing investigation.

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Gunman kills 11 in attacks on Coptic church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested, the Egyptian interior ministry and church officials said.

Deaths (Fatalities) nytimes.com

A Mother’s Cry: ‘Four at One Time, What Do I Do?’

Thirteen members of an extended Jamaican family lived in the Bronx building hit by fire Thursday. Four family members were among those killed in the blaze.

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Egypt church gunman was known terrorist

Five people have been killed after gunmen opened fire at a Coptic Christian church on the outskirts of Cairo on Friday, the Health Ministry said.

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What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in January

Goodbye to 2017 and hello, 2018.

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Here's what our military was up to in December

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the US Department of Defense, and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing in the past month.

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Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

The women on the Cairollers, Egypt’s only roller derby club, say the sport’s bump and tumble help unleash their frustrations and offer a sense of empowerment.

Online Advertising nytimes.com

That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users on the devices’ microphones, even when the apps aren’t in use.

Brazil nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Kind of Mom Do I Want to Be?

I plan to follow in a proud Latin American tradition of tenacious, angry mothers fighting against an oppressive state.

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Militants kill two in bank attack in Egypt's Sinai, security sources say

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed two people, including a policeman, at a bank in the town of El-Arish in Egypt's North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, and a separate explosion in the region killed an army officer and five soldiers.

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CORRECTED-Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the First Abu Dhabi Bank to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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With new gas deals, Egypt closes in on energy hub goal

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt is set to inaugurate a new wharf for natural gas and petroleum product tankers on the Gulf of Suez in the coming days, another step in its plan to become a regional energy hub.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Happened to Germany’s Social Democrats?

Once the largest party in Germany, it failed to see the contradiction between globalization and the welfare state.

Medicine and Health nytimes.com

The New Health Care: What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine

People understand different things by this term, and the arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines, either.

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Europe Edition: Egypt, Peru, Liberia: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Capital Punishment nytimes.com

Egypt Hangs 15 for Terrorism, Stoking Fears Among Islamists

The men were executed for an attack in 2013, at the start of an Islamic insurgency that the government has been battling ever since.

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What is lake-effect snow?

Some of the biggest snowstorms happen along the Great Lakes. Chad Myers explains how lake-effect snow happens.

Perfumes and Fragrances nytimes.com

Skin Deep: What Perfume Are You Wearing? Now You Never Have to Tell

At Perfumarie, you smell scents on tap. The catch? You aren’t allowed to know what they are.

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Tourist carrying husband's painkillers sentenced to 3 years in Egyptian prison

A British woman who says she was carrying painkillers for her ailing partner was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined the equivalent of $5,611 by an Egyptian court.

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Egypt wants outside experts to help settle Nile dispute

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egypt said on Tuesday it had suggested to Ethiopia and Sudan that they all call in international experts to help settle a dispute on an Ethiopian dam project on the river Nile.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi, Egypt outperform in weak region

* Arab Sea Information Systems surges on deal with government

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BRIEF-India Globalization Capital to use Blockchain In Areas Such As PIA

* INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL - TO LEVERAGE EXISTING TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE EXPERTS TO DEVELOP METHODS UTILIZING BLOCKCHAIN IN AREAS SUCH AS PIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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6 Tales of Parents Who Did What It Took to Snag Must-Have Toys at Christmas

We asked readers to tell us how far they (or a parent) had gone to get a popular toy. Tales of determination, ingenuity and luck poured in.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What I Was Wrong About This Year

How we should talk about numbers.

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Egypt to hike Cairo metro fares from next July: state newspaper

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will raise the price of tickets on Cairo's loss-making metro system from next July, tripling the present fare for many commuters, the state-owned newspaper al-Ahram said on Sunday.

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Egypt detains 15 after dozens attack Coptic church south of Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have detained 15 people pending an investigation into an attack on an unlicensed Coptic Christian church in a village south of Cairo, a security source said on Sunday.

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Egypt security forces kill nine suspected militants in raid: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, the interior ministry said in a statement.

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What Trump's tweets taught us in 2017

What's on the president's mind? What time did he wake up this morning? Is he watching cable news? In 2017, when reporters wanted a glimpse inside Trump's head, they turned to Twitter.

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Egypt FM to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile river.

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Recent US actions point to a confrontational policy, unlike what Trump called for during his campaign

In the space of a week, the Trump administration has named Russia a "rival power," sanctioned a close Putin ally, and decided to give Ukraine anti-tank weapons to help in its fight against Moscow-backed militias.

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See what you missed: The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from December 17 to 23.

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Christmas is about finding what's holy in all of us

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Egypt to launch building project in Sinai: Sisi

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday Egypt will in the next two to three years embark on a $5.60 billion construction project in the Sinai peninsula whose north has been gripped by an Islamist insurgency.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup?

Questions for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on the power failures on the island.

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VIDEO FEATURE: What Happens When You Report Sexual Harassment?

For many women, it’s a complicated maze that can cost them their careers and leave them with long-term emotional scars. Here are some of their stories.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Peru’s President Hangs On to Power, but at What Cost?

Even as Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was spared impeachment, the congressional vote on his fate revealed the limitations of his power.

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So, you got a tax cut. Now what?

United States Economy nytimes.com

What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World?

As the economy has changed, so have the relationships between places, to the disadvantage of smaller cities and rural areas.

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

Editorial: Forget the Strategy Paper. Watch What He Does.

President Trump’s first security strategy statement says many of the right things, but the administration’s actions tell a different story.

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Opinion: Trump got what he deserved at UN

The United States took a shellacking today at the United Nations, when 128 countries voted to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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BRIEF-Air Lease Corp Announces Lease Placement Of Two Boeing 737-800 Aircraft With FlyEgypt

* AIR LEASE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE LEASE PLACEMENT OF TWO BOEING 737-800 AIRCRAFT WITH FLYEGYPT

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Catalonia Election: What to Watch For

The Spanish government has called for the election of a new Catalan Parliament in an attempt to resolve an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

Drilling in Arctic Refuge Gets a Green Light. What’s Next?

The tax bill headed to President Trump for signature lifts a ban on oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But it might take years for drilling to begin, if it ever does.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Democrats Are Pulling Away in the Generic Ballot. What Does That Mean?

The party’s advantage has ballooned over the last few months, improving its outlook for retaking the House.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

State of the Art: What the Tax Bill Fails to Address: Technology’s Tsunami

Technology is changing everything about how Americans work, but the industry is left largely unscathed by the Republican tax bill that Congress took up this week.

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Analysis: What exactly does 'not going anywhere' mean to Speaker Ryan?

We offer here the very different reactions we've seen from House Speaker Paul Ryan in his future over the last few days.

Alexandria (Egypt) nytimes.com

Frugal Traveler: An Ancient Egyptian City Stays Vibrant

Alexandria, which has reinvented itself frequently over the centuries, still delights — and provides great deals for travelers, too.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: What Makes an Ugly Christmas Sweater Beautiful?

Wednesday: A search for truly ugly holiday wear, New York on Ice, and your best news of 2017.

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BRIEF-TGS and Schlumberger to start new 2D multi-client project in Egyptian Red Sea

* TGS AND SCHLUMBERGER ANNOUNCE NEW 2D MULTI-CLIENT PROJECT IN EGYPTIAN RED SEA

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Trump's Supreme Court appointee Gorsuch plots rightward course

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight months into his lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Neil Gorsuch has given every indication through his votes in key cases and remarks from the bench he will be a stalwart of the conservative legal agenda, as President Donald Trump promised.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What to Get Theresa May for Christmas

A good lesson on Europe’s bare-knuckle negotiating tactics.

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Carson: Puerto Rico recovery 'better than what I had heard'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday said Puerto Rico is recovering far beyond what he had heard, as he visited the island for the first time since it was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

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What the tax bill means for Millennials

Christmas nytimes.com

A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Christmas Travel

It's the busiest holiday travel season in years, but don’t go canceling Christmas just yet. Here are some ways to avoid the bustle.

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Trump disputes report he was angry over Gorsuch comments

President Donald Trump disputed a Washington Post story Tuesday alleging that he considered pulling his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court after Gorsuch privately criticized Trump's attacks on the judiciary.

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WaPo: Gorsuch's loyalty worried Trump

The Washington Post reports that President Trump considered rescinding Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court over concerns he wouldn't be loyal to the President.

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What is positive train control, and could it have prevented the crash?

The Amtrak passenger train didn't have a safety technology called the positive train control activated at the time it derailed in Washington state, said Richard Anderson, the rail service's president and co-CEO.

Rottentomatoes.com nytimes.com

‘The Last Jedi’ and You: What Fans Think of the Newest Chapter

Critics loved the movie. Fans? Less so. We asked you to explain the divide.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles nytimes.com

What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World

Electric vehicles have only a tiny market share, but the auto industry is betting billions that they will soon be as cheap as conventional cars.

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Mike Pence delays trip to Israel and Egypt as tax vote nears

Vice President Mike Pence, who was scheduled to travel Tuesday to Egypt and Israel, is postponing his trip until next month.

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Pence delays trip to Egypt, Israel because of U.S. tax vote: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is postponing his trip to Egypt and Israel this week in order to stay in Washington for a congressional vote on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul plan, White House officials said on Monday.

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Luke Bryan's 'What Makes You Country' debuts at No. 1 on Billboard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country" album debuted in the top spot this week on the Billboard 200 chart, giving the country singer his fourth No. 1 album.

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French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law.

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WhatsApp faces French fine over Facebook data sharing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Messaging app WhatsApp could be fined if it does not comply with an order from the French data protection regulator to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook in line with French privacy law.

Art nytimes.com

What’s in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants

The designer’s exhibition in Milan, which opens Dec. 15, includes his fashion designs but also a sculptural intrusion — globular, coiled, ominous.

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Analysis: What the CDC's banned words say about Trumpism

It's easy -- and obvious -- to focus on the high-profile ways in which Donald Trump is remaking American government and, by extension, American culture: His appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, his tax cut plan, his tweeting -- to name three.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Actually, Egypt Is a Terrible Ally

The United States needs to face reality: Egypt is neither important nor helpful.

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Recovering What Was Lost in the U.S. Virgin Islands, One Boat at a Time

Back-to-back hurricanes destroyed hundreds of boats that were people’s livelihoods and even homes.

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

Feature: What (if Anything) Does Carter Page Know?

He has been wiretapped by the F.B.I. and grilled by congressional investigators over his suspected Russia connections. But the Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser can’t seem to stop talking.