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Donald Trump won 81% of the vote in this small town. Life has changed little, but people remain in his corner

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Alabama, Salma Hayek, Net Neutrality: Your Thursday Briefing

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

Parties (Social) nytimes.com

A Smarter Way to Clean Up After Your Big Party

Now the party’s over …

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Salma Hayek, Alabama: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Alabama, White House, Janet Yellen: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

Doping (Sports) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Chris Froome Tests Positive, and Cycling History Repeats Itself

It’s hard to be surprised by the news that cycling’s most dominant rider has tested positive for a banned drug.

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Down an Internet Rabbit Hole With an Artist as Your Guide

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: Alabama, Google, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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See how the tax bill will affect your paycheck

As the Senate rushed to vote on a tax bill, everyone asked the same question: Will my taxes go up or down?

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Sports Direct shareholders veto payment to brother of founder Mike Ashley

LONDON (Reuters) - Independent shareholders in Sports Direct on Wednesday voted against making a retrospective payment of 11 million pounds ($15 million) to the brother of founder and majority shareholder Mike Ashley for his work as an IT expert.

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Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Why cold air makes your nose run

About 50-90% of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this "cold-induced rhinitis", or "skier nose". People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.

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Navarro: I'm done with your mansplaining

CNN political analysts discuss what Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama's special election could mean for the Republican party.

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Europe Edition: Alabama, Emmanuel Macron, Austria: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Roy Moore, Kirsten Gillibrand, ‘Star Wars’: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

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Sanders: 'Your mind is in the gutter' over Trump tweet

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders states President Trump's tweets about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are not sexist, saying "only if your mind was in the gutter would you read it that way."

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Asia and Australia Edition: Roy Moore, New York City, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

sportsNews reuters.com

IOC bans six Russian female ice hockey players for life over doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned six Russian female ice hockey players from the Olympics for life over doping allegations linked to the 2014 Sochi Games, the ruling body said on Tuesday.

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New York City, Alabama, NFL Network: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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The write stuff: Life lessons from author James Patterson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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Europe Edition: New York, Vladimir Putin, Johnny Hallyday: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay -- not all of them welcome.

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China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

WUHU, China/SHANGHAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.

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The real-life buildings that inspired Star Wars

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

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British banker to appeal against life sentence for Hong Kong double murder

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British banker, jailed for life in Hong Kong last year for the murder of two Indonesian women he tortured and raped in his luxury apartment, is due to launch an appeal on Tuesday.

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New York City, Alabama, Putin: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

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Finding new life after limb loss

On a spring day in 1990, Mona Patel was walking to class at Cal Poly University when a drunken driver slammed into her. She was 17.

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New York City, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.14 billion

ZURICH (Reuters) - Zurich Insurance has agreed to buy ANZ's OnePath Life insurance businesses for 2.85 billion Australian dollars ($2.14 billion), the latest and largest foray by the Swiss company into the Australian market.

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Video of Starving Polar Bear ‘Rips Your Heart Out of Your Chest’

A team of conservationists documented the plight of an emaciated polar bear in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Now some wonder what can be done to save them.

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You'll be able to watch NFL on your smartphone on any carrier

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Golden Globes: Will your top films and TV shows make the cut?

The nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards will soon be revealed.

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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Donald Trump, Roy Moore, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Keeping tabs on your kids' screen time

When it comes to mobile devices, how much screen time is too much for your kids? CNN's Jacqueline Howard has the details.

Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps nytimes.com

How to Clean Up Your Holiday Messes

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Laurent Wauquiez, Syria: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Bitcoin, Nobel Peace Prize: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Daily Life in Jerusalem? ‘Difficult’ and ‘Intense’ for Arab and Jew

For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

Income Tax nytimes.com

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You

The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

Gifts nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

Connected devices come with risks. Prioritize children’s privacy.

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Why 'Coco' is so much more than your average box office hit

A little boy wielding a special guitar has made beautiful music at the box office since "Coco" debuted in theaters last month.

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Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Capital Research Global Investors Reports 11.1 Pct Passive Stake In Integra Lifesciences As Of Nov 30

* CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS REPORTS 11.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES HOLDINGS CORP AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jb88l1) Further company coverage:

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Your Money: Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise

If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Served still warm from the oven, pancetta and sage gougères are an indulgent and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

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BRIEF-Manulife Financial Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $5 Billion

* MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $5 BILLION– SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BhcmyL) Further company coverage:

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Trent Franks, Brexit, ‘The Crown’: Your Friday Briefing

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

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How to hit your brain's 'kill switch' -- before it's too late

Many of us have found ourselves in the following situation at least once: You're driving down the road, approaching a traffic light, and it turns yellow.

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, California, Johnny Hallyday: Your Friday Briefing

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

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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

Suicides and Suicide Attempts nytimes.com

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.

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Opinion: It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

Your ball, GOP.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Friday Briefing

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

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'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.

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Israel, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Yes, she's judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been around for decades. Sometimes we can learn the most from young entrepreneurs who are creating something...

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, Russia, Volkswagen: Your Thursday Briefing

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

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

How to Choose the Best Apps for Your Kids

Educational tech is still a new field, but parents don’t have to be lost when their kids come asking them to install something new.

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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Australia competition watchdog to not oppose Fox Sports, Foxtel merger

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog on Thursday dropped its opposition to a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the deal would not "substantially lessen competition."

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BRIEF-Edwards Lifesciences Corp Acquires Harpoon Medical

* EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP - EDWARDS PAID $100 MILLION IN CASH FOR HARPOON AT CLOSING ON DEC. 1

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Qualcomm adds security, battery life features to phone chips

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday revealed new security and battery life features on its latest Snapdragon 845 mobile phone processor, a chip that customarily powers high-end Android-based phones from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Vladimir Putin, Wildfires: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No matter what version of the U.S. tax overhaul being considered by Congress becomes law, it looks like I am going to be paying more in taxes next year.

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Nominate Yourself to Be Part of Our Reader Center Facebook Community

We’re bringing together a group of our most dedicated readers to talk about our coverage and connect with our journalists and other Times readers.

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

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

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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These are your white allies on Facebook

Social media conversations on race typically take one of two routes.

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Bannon on Romney: 'You hid behind your religion' to avoid Vietnam

Steve Bannon bashed Mitt Romney Tuesday night for, as he put it, hiding behind his religion to avoid getting drafted into the Vietnam War.

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Jerusalem, Harvey Weinstein, Christine Keeler: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Disabilities nytimes.com

Disability: I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Despite the progress we’ve made, a doctor with a disability is still an extremely rare sight.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos while manually piloting the craft. 

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Europe Edition: Jerusalem, Russia, Hallyday: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Banned From Winter Olympics, Russia Faces Greatest Sports Crisis Since Soviet Era

The decision carries the whiff of history, although back then the conflicts were rooted in political ideology rather than performance-enhancing drugs.

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Olympics, Jerusalem, John Conyers: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

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While U.S. Senate pushes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling, industry looks elsewhere

(Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state's sagging crude production.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Winter Olympics, Yemen: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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How CVS-Aetna merger could change your health care

As a CVS-Aetna deal looms, here are four ways that a merger just might change health care for those insured under Aetna. "If there isn't a clinic already in your CVS, I think one is coming," one expert says.

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Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

BERLIN (Reuters) - Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.

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Roy Moore, Yemen, Amazon: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Yemen, Brexit, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

CVS Caremark Corporation nytimes.com

CVS and Aetna Say Merger Will Improve Your Health Care. Can They Deliver?

The two major health players promise better care and lower costs, but skeptics question whether they can achieve those goals.

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North Korean defector's life-saving surgery

CNN's Paula Newton gains exclusive access to video inside the operating room as doctors save the life of a young North Korean defector.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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Utah, Roy Moore, Travel Ban: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

Classical Music nytimes.com

A Symphony Breathes Life Into 400 Broken School Instruments

David Lang’s “symphony for a broken orchestra” had its premiere as part of a project to fix damaged instruments from Philadelphia’s public schools.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Yemen, Michael Flynn: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Gambling nytimes.com

Justices Skeptical of Sports Gambling Ban

A federal law barring states from authorizing commercial wagering on sports seemed to be in trouble at the Supreme Court.

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Six-year-old skeptic tells Santa 'your life is empty'

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy from the Washington area has shaken up social media with an all-too-skeptical letter to Santa Claus in which he pretends to know jolly Saint Nick's life is empty and that Santa had no idea whether he had been naughty or nice.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

F.B.I. ‘Destroyed’ Flynn’s Life for Lying, Trump Says, but ‘Nothing Happened’ to Clinton

President Trump did not specify what he thought Hillary Clinton lied to the F.B.I. about.

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U.S. justices lean toward allowing sports betting in New Jersey case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled a willingness to let New Jersey legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states similarly interested in allowing such gambling as a way to fill their coffers to do the same thing.

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Conservative U.S. justices lean toward New Jersey in sports betting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday indicated they may be willing to allow New Jersey to legalize sports betting in a case that could pave the way for other states to do the same thing.

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What it's like to freeze your eggs on the company's dime

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: How Will This Putin-I.O.C. Thriller End?

Thomas Bach, the I.O.C. president, is going head-to-head with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in deciding Russia’s eligibility for the 2018 Winter Games.

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Chris Christie goes to the Supreme Court on sports betting

The Supreme Court will hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's challenge on Monday to a federal law that bans most states from sports betting.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Nominating Your Neighbors

Monday: our annual New Yorkers of the Year contest, and a literary salon for all ages.

Cataracts nytimes.com

Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

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Billy Bush, Kennedy Center Honors, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Syria, Corsica: Your Monday Briefing

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

Serial Murders nytimes.com

11-Year-Old Has Spent Her Life in Jail, a Serial Killer as a Cellmate

Meena, an Afghan girl born behind bars, has never been outside, and her convicted mother can keep her until she is 18. She is not the only child there, either.

Christie, Christopher J nytimes.com

Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Second-Term Victory

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Michael Flynn, North Korea, Rohingya: Your Monday Briefing

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

Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America (Book) nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

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75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix

As the islands' residents negotiate their daily lives, there's a gigantic line on their calendar: before Maria, and after. Almost nothing about the two is the same.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

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.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

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Michael Flynn, Tax Bill, Rex Tillerson: Your Evening Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Hibbett Sports- Co Executed New Promissory Note Renewing Existing Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

* HIBBETT SPORTS-‍ON NOV. 30, CO EXECUTED NEW PROMISSORY NOTE RENEWING EXISTING UNSECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY BETWEEN CO,ITS UNITS, REGIONS BANK​

Opera nytimes.com

Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.

healthNews reuters.com

Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Eat: Set Your Ice Cream Cake on Fire

You may find pleasure in the elegant details of the pistachio cake, lemon semifreddo and Italian meringue in this baked alaska, or just in torching it.

sportsNews reuters.com

Brazilian athletes flex their muscles in sports politics

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Amid the flurry of doping and corruption scandals which have hit sport over the last few years, it is often asked why athletes do not make more use their influence to force change. Brazil is a rare case where they can claim to have done so.

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IOC bans three more Russian athletes for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had banned two Russian cross-country skiers, Yulia Chekaleva and Anastasia Dotsenko, and Russian biathlete Olga Zaytseva for life from the Olympics over Sochi 2014 doping allegations.

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BRIEF-TCW Group Says Nippon Life To Acquire 24.75 Pct Stake In Co From Carlyle Group

* NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TO MAKE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN TCW GROUP

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Rex Tillerson, Kathryn Steinle, Jim Nabors: Your Friday Briefing

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

Art nytimes.com

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The issue of how museums raise their money has resurfaced in the case of the Sacklers, a family of philanthropists whose company developed OxyContin.

Military Bases and Installations nytimes.com

Former U.S. Marine Gets Life in Prison for Okinawa Rape and Murder

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato admitted raping his victim, a 20-year-old Japanese woman, but denied that he intended to kill her.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Nippon Life to buy 25 pct of U.S. asset manager TCW from Carlyle

* Comes as Japan finance firms seek asset manager deals (Adds deal details, context on Japan finance sector deals)

worldNews reuters.com

Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.

worldNews reuters.com

Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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Nippon Life says it will buy 25 pct stake in U.S. asset manager TCW

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan's biggest private-sector life insurer Nippon Life Insurance Co said on Friday it will buy a 24.75 percent stake in U.S. investment company TCW Group from Carlyle.

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Europe Edition: Rex Tillerson, Angela Merkel, Turkey: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Senate, Rex Tillerson, Reza Zarrab: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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

cnn.com

Is smartphone addiction changing your brain?

You may be one of the growing number of Americans (or global citizens) who has a bit of nomophobia.

Christmas nytimes.com

Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

cnn.com

In the future, your kitchen will think for itself

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Asia and Australia Edition: Rex Tillerson, Pope Francis, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

YOUR MONEY-New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities if you itemize your taxes.

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20 gifts travelers will actually want

Holiday shopping follows much the same pattern each year: November quickly turns into December, and you still have no idea what gifts to buy.

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15 gifts for the sports fan in your life

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BRIEF-Replicel Life Sciences Reports Qtrly Basic And Diluted Loss Per Share $0.06 ‍​

* REPLICEL LIFE SCIENCES INC - QTRLY BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $0.06 ‍​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2iqIM2b) Further company coverage:

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Donald Trump, Garrison Keillor, Jay-Z: Your Thursday Briefing

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

News and News Media nytimes.com

The Shift: How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed

The viral publisher Bored Panda is thriving on the social network despite the algorithm changes that doomed its competitors.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

The Leafly Guide to Cannabis (Book) nytimes.com

Roundup: The Great Outdoors: From Your Backyard to a Garden in Japan

A range of new books offering advice to gardeners, hikers and amateur naturalists, with detours back to colonial America and even Middle-earth.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

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Europe Edition: The Hague, Theresa May, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Herbalife Nutrition and Tasly Holding Group to form HT Innovations LP in the U.S. as joint venture

* HERBALIFE NUTRITION AND TASLY HOLDING GROUP TO FORM HT INNOVATIONS LP IN THE UNITED STATES AS A JOINT VENTURE

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.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Boss Grab Your Breasts? That’s Not (Legally) Harassment

Cases decided decades ago have set an absurdly high bar for workers bringing sexual harassment lawsuits.

worldNews reuters.com

Argentine court sentences 29 to life for dictatorship crimes

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina sentenced 29 people, some with nicknames like "Blond Angel of Death" and "The Tiger," to life sentences on Wednesday in a trial involving some 800 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

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Matt Lauer, Senate, Missiles: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Pope Francis, The Hague: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

Gambling nytimes.com

On Sports Gambling: Among Bettors, College Football Is Shoving the N.F.L. Aside

“Their product isn’t very good these days,’’ a bookmaker said of the N.F.L. and its various troubles, as bets on college football rise.

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

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

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

Photography nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.

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Matt Lauer's life and career in photos

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

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BRIEF-Proofpoint Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Weblife For $60 Million

* PROOFPOINT ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE WEBLIFE FOR $60 MILLION; EXTENDS PROTECTION CAPABILITIES TO ENTERPRISE USERS’ WEB-BASED PERSONAL EMAIL

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IOC bans three Russian bobsledders for life over doping

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday it had banned three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - for life over doping allegations related to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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BRIEF-Biolife Solutions Executes Additional Long-Term Supply Agreement With Leading T Cell Therapy Customer

* BIOLIFE SOLUTIONS EXECUTES ADDITIONAL LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH LEADING T CELL THERAPY CUSTOMER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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North Korea, Donald Trump, Reno: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

Movies nytimes.com

When Your Movie Is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons

Tommy Wiseau has made his peace with the cult status of his drama, er, comedy “The Room,” the subject of James Franco’s new film, “The Disaster Artist.”

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Seeing the Internet in Real Life

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

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Europe Edition: Ireland, North Korea, Myanmar: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Senate, North Korea, Uber: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

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How the GOP's tax bill came back to life

In a matter of hours, the Republican tax bill -- the last hope Republican senators had of making a major legislative push this year -- went from hanging on by a thread to moving full steam ahead to the Senate floor.

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Meet the man who used to steal your identity

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Rohingya, Prince Harry: Your Wednesday Briefing

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The Senate tax bill would affect your household's finances. Here's how

Movies nytimes.com

‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film

“My son tells everyone that the hero, Miguel, is Latino ‘just like me.’”

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Republican Party, Donald Trump, Prince Harry: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Europe Edition: Meghan Markle, Glyphosate, Bali: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Mick Mulvaney, Elizabeth Warren, Meghan Markle: Your Monday Evening Briefing

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

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

One of Washington’s oldest synagogues, Sixth and I has breathed new life into the city’s rich Jewish tradition.

Coaches and Managers nytimes.com

On College Football: Tennessee, Greg Schiano and Moral Outrage in College Sports

Greg Schiano lost his job as the Vols’ football coach before he got started because of a swift, strong and perhaps undeserved backlash.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Prince Harry, Bali, Myanmar: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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These Millennials are fighting for your holiday dollars

As people tackle their holiday shopping lists, companies are competing for their dollars.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

sportsNews reuters.com

IOC bans five more Russians for life over Sochi doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medalists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Lifevantage reports $5 mln share repurchase program

* LIFEVANTAGE CORP - ‍EXPECTS TO FUND REPURCHASE PROGRAM THROUGH CASH ON HAND AND FUTURE CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Honduras nytimes.com

In Honduras Election, Ex-Sportscaster Takes Lead Over President

A victory by Salvador Nasralla, an ex-sportscaster, would be a rebuke to President Juan Orlando Hernández and his authoritarian administration.

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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Bali, Pope Francis, Meghan Markle: Your Monday Briefing

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

Flowers and Plants nytimes.com

Surreal Gifts for Unreal Times

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

worldNews reuters.com

Xi wants China to spruce up toilets to boost tourism, quality of life

BEIJING (Reuters) - China must keep up efforts to "revolutionize" its toilets until the task is completed, state media quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying on Monday, amid efforts to boost the domestic tourist industry and improve the quality of life.

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Europe Edition: Yemen, Germany, Ireland: Your Monday Briefing

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Theater nytimes.com

Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

Sherry (Wine) nytimes.com

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Amontillado

Beyond the mystique surrounding fortified wines, this sherry can be wonderfully complex and satisfying, and surprisingly good with many savory foods.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Pope Francis, Sinai Attack, Pakistan: Your Monday Briefing

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

Movies nytimes.com

Kabul Journal: In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back

Roya Sadat sold her apartment, car and jewelry to make a movie that deepens the conversation on women’s rights. It’s Afghanistan’s selection for the Oscars now.

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Graham: Trump throwing Moore a lifeline

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterates his call for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside, saying he doesn't know what winning would look like should Moore be elected.

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Egypt, Roy Moore, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

Reading and Writing Skills (Education) nytimes.com

Opinion: How to Get Your Mind to Read

Comprehension depends on what you already know. Let’s start there.

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Egypt, Michael Flynn, Argentina: Your Evening Briefing

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

cnn.com

Your sales guide to Cyber Monday

businessNews reuters.com

New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet.

Facebook Inc nytimes.com

Tech Tip: Ways to Stop Facebook From Eating Your Battery

The mobile app for the social network can be a bit of a battery hog, but you can do a few things to rein in the power grab.

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BRIEF-MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MLN OF EQUITY UNITS

* MILLENNIAL ESPORTS ANNOUNCES NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT FOR UP TO $20 MILLION OF EQUITY UNITS

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The Right Way to Paint Your Apartment, According to a Pro

Painting seems easy — until you’re stuck finishing at 2 a.m. Here’s how to do it the right way without driving yourself nuts.

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Michael Flynn, Oscar Pistorius, Black Friday: Your Friday Briefing

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Not much glamor in the pro's life for Sydney leader Herbert

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lucas Herbert outshone major winners Jordan Spieth and Jason Day with a sparkling 66 to take the lead at the Australian Open on Friday before reflecting on the less glamorous aspects of life as a golf professional.

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Europe Edition: Michael Flynn, Argentina, Myanmar: Your Friday Briefing

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