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Australian PM says government at risk if it loses Sydney by-election

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday his government's future was at risk if it lost a Sydney by-election this weekend and failed to regain its one-seat majority, forcing it to rely on independents to survive in power.

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Azarenka given wildcard for Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Twice champion Victoria Azarenka has been given a wildcard for next month's Australian Open, organizers said on Wednesday.

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Louis Dreyfus to sell Australian fertiliser unit to Agrium

PARIS/WINNIPEG, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Global commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Company has agreed to sell its fertiliser business to Canada's Agrium Inc. as it continues an overhaul in response to tough agricultural markets.

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BRIEF-Louis Dreyfus Company Sells Its Australian Fertilizers Business To Agrium

* SELLS ITS AUSTRALIAN FERTILIZERS AND INPUTS BUSINESS TO LANDMARK OPERATIONS LTD

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New York comptroller to withdraw Exxon shareholder climate proposal

BOSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans to withdraw a shareholder proposal it had filed for Exxon Mobil Corp annual meeting next year, his office said in a press release on Tuesday.

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Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees.

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Australian Lawmaker Quits Amid Questions Over China Ties

Sam Dastyari, a Labor Party member, faced accusations that he pushed policies favorable to China after accepting money from Chinese-born political donors.

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Prominent Australian opposition lawmaker quits over claims of China links

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Prominent Australian opposition Senator Sam Dastyari said on Tuesday he would resign from parliament after a series of allegations emerged about his links with Chinese-aligned interests in Australia.

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Apple aims to block climate, rights proposals with quick use of SEC guidance

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc is pushing back on shareholder proposals on climate issue and human rights concerns, an effort activists worry could sharply restrict investor rights.

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China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist

BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country.

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Aide tries to refocus tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

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Kuznetsova out of Australian Open with wrist injury

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia's world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss next month's Australian Open as she recovers from wrist surgery, organizers confirmed on Friday.

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

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

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Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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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.

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Analysis: WH says the election ended debate on Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

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EPA chief says public climate debate may be launched in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency unwinds Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

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Ronaldo's fifth Ballon d'Or reignites eternal debate with Messi

PARIS (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo collected his joint-record fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday in Paris in the middle of his worst domestic season for Real Madrid, but with a deserved reputation for delivering on the biggest stage of all and when it matters most.

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EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

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Singing as Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

The Australian Parliament celebrated with singing and flags after it voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

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Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

Australia's parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday after years of political jockeying and fierce public debate.

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

Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Just three weeks after a national referendum showed strong support for gay marriage, Parliament followed the public’s lead.

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Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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Top German conservative embraces Macron's EU proposals

BERLIN (Reuters) - The premier of Germany's most populous state has become the most senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc to throw his weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for deepening and reforming the European Union.

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Gay man to run against Kentucky clerk who denied him marriage license

(Reuters) - A gay man who was denied a marriage license in Kentucky two years ago by a county clerk who refused to issue licenses for same-sex marriages will run to unseat her next year, he said on Wednesday.

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Gay man denied a marriage license by Kim Davis is running against her

A gay man who was twice denied a marriage license by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk.

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Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.

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Australian citizenship threatens government with nine more MPs in doubt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.

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U.S. urges judge to reject AT&T/Time Warner court date proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged a federal judge to reject the February court date sought by AT&T and Time Warner in a dispute over the firms' proposed merger, arguing the companies are rushing to meet an April 22 closing deadline for their $85.4 billion deal.

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Australian watchdog takes GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis units to court

(Reuters) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Wednesday said it is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products.

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Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

The Supreme Court will take up one of the most momentous cases of the term on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage because he believes that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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Austrian court rules same-sex couples can marry from 2019

Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory.

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Austria's supreme court paves way for same-sex marriage from 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...

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Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks higher amid complaints of limited product range and uncompetitive prices on the U.S. e-commerce platform.

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Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

The retail giant launched with a modest product offering, seeking to steal a piece of Australia’s retail sector.

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UPDATE 2-Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

* Retail stocks rise after months of Amazon worries (Recasts throughout)

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Australian new vehicle sales notch a record November-industry

SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Australian new vehicle sales posted a second consecutive month of solid gains in November, with strong demand in the commercial sector pointing to a continued pick up in business spending.

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Op-Ed Columnist: How Not to Advance Gay Marriage

It’s just a wedding cake, not a wedding. There was a better solution than going to court.

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Lawmaker proposes during floor debate

A member of the Australian parliament surprised his partner when he proposed to him during a debate over same-sex marriage. CNN's Rosemary Church has more.

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Gay Australian Politician Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The marriage proposal came as a bill legalizing same-sex unions made its way through the final stages of passage in Parliament.

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Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received an unexpected boost from an opinion poll on Monday that showed voters want their leaders to govern for their full terms rather than the revolving door that has marked Australian politics.

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Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of a measure for same sex couples to marry.

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Jared Kushner Calls Mideast Peace ‘Achievable’ as Jerusalem Debate Simmers

At a Middle East policy conference, Mr. Kushner said he was optimistic, despite tension over President Trump’s reported plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Embattled Australian PM says he will lead government to next election

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shaken off speculation about the security of his leadership, declaring on Sunday he will lead his coalition government into the next election in 2019.

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Developers Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came.

In the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, a wrinkle in the federal flood-mapping system helped a company build homes in an at-risk Houston suburb.

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Smith beats Zunic in Australian PGA sudden-death playoff

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cameron Smith clinched the Australian PGA Championship title after beating Jordan Zunic on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

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Australian former deputy prime minister returns to parliament

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will return to parliament after he won an essential by-election for his seat, just over a month after he was kicked out over a dual citizenship crisis that cost the conservative coalition government its majority.

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Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake

When granted the right to marry, weren’t we also granted the right to throw the wedding of our dreams?

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Police arrest woman in Tanzania over video of same-sex kiss

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party was widely shared online, a senior official said.

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Zunic storms clear despite late lapse at Australian PGA

(Reuters) - Jordan Zunic fired 11 birdies in 16 holes on his way to matching the course record with an eight-under 64 before a late lapse left him three shots clear after the third round of the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday.

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Cameroon secessionists kill six soldiers, police: president

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Militants seeking independence for Cameroon's English-speaking regions killed four soldiers and two policemen in attacks this week, President Paul Biya said late on Thursday, vowing to eliminate the secessionists as a threat to peace.

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Leishman, Bland take lead at Australian PGA as Scott bows out

(Reuters) - Marc Leishman and Adam Bland carved out a two-stroke lead at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship on Friday as former winner Adam Scott's campaign came to an end.

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Revered Australian TV Figure Feels Ripples of Weinstein Scandal

Allegations against Don Burke, a longtime star, open a debate about the “bloke” culture of masculinity in Australia.

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UPDATE 2-Australian delivery software startup inks Amazon, Yum deals; shares leap

* Expects over 250 mln deliveries a year through Yum deal (Recasts; adds investor comment, company background)

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

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Verdict reached in case that lit national immigration debate

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigrant charged in the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. The case became a political lightning rod in the debate over immigration policy.

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Marriage linked to lower dementia risk

(Reuters Health) - Being married, or ever having been married, comes with a much lower risk of developing dementia compared to being a lifelong bachelor or bachelorette, a new analysis of previous studies suggests.

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Deficit worries roil Senate debate on tax bill, leaders scramble for votes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping Republican tax bill would not boost the U.S. economy enough to offset a large deficit expansion that the measure would trigger, congressional analysts said on Thursday, as the Senate moved toward a decisive vote.

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How parents of adopted children foiled a U.S. Republican tax proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles "Chuck" Johnson is not the kind of foot soldier in the army of lobbyists that House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan warned would descend on Washington to fight the biggest overhaul of the tax code since the 1980s.

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Senate set to debate tax plan

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Live Briefing: Republican Tax Overhaul Heads to the Senate Floor for Debate

With the Senate debate on taxes set, Republicans were still discussing revisions to their plan to address the concerns of a number of members.

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Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round.

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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime

The 1988 death of Scott Johnson, an American mathematician, was initially ruled a suicide. But it later emerged that gangs had been pushing gay men to their deaths.

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REFILE-Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

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Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

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Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Tax Overhaul

With the Senate on track for a final vote later this week, Republican leaders were still working to secure the votes they need to pass their tax rewrite.

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Players debate NFL's proposed $100 million donation

(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL proposed joining with its players in a bid to spur social justice change, although not all players are on board with the proposal.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Republican Tax Proposal Would Make Academia Even Whiter

Taxing free tuition would harm all graduate students, but it would be devastating for students of color.

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Senate to vote Wednesday on opening debate on tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote later Wednesday on whether to begin debate on a Republican tax bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the chamber.

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Live Briefing: Senate Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as Floor Debate Awaits

After a Senate panel approved the tax rewrite on Tuesday, the full Senate could vote to begin debate on taxes as early as Wednesday afternoon.

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Serena, Kuznetsova uncertain of playing Australian Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery.

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Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

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Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear - literally.

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Senators to face off in CNN tax debate

While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle will debate Tuesday evening over their respective visions for the future of the US tax code.

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How marriage might be linked to lower dementia risk

Your relationship status might be associated with your dementia risk, and a new research review paper reveals how.

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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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Difficult migration debate looms as African and EU leaders meet

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - European leaders under pressure from a far-right revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesday.

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Damascus shelling eases after Russian truce proposal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shelling hit the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus on Tuesday but it was less intense than in recent days, a war monitor and witness said, the same day Russia had proposed a ceasefire for the area.

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BRIEF-High Arctic Energy Services Appoints J. Cameron Bailey As CEO

* HIGH ARCTIC ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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News Analysis: Prince Harry Casts Aside Ghosts of Royal Marriages Past

Harry, fifth in line to the throne, may never be king. But his mere choice of bride may give Britain a strong shove into the future.

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Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.

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Australian police cut chains from immigration protesters at PM's residence

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police on Monday used metal cutters to remove five protesters who had chained themselves to the gate of the prime minister's official residence over the treatment of asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea.

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Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The loss of a state election in Queensland has stepped up pressure on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who risks losing control of parliament at a by-election next month.

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.

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In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders are edging toward a once-improbable victory, having quietly worked for years to repeal a ban on political activity by churches.

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Golf: Stunned Davis wins Australian Open after Day blows up

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cameron Davis stunned even himself by shooting a seven-under-par 64 to win the 102nd Australian Open by a stroke on Sunday after overnight leader Jason Day's title charge ended in a mid-round collapse.

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Golf: Unheralded Davis wins Australian Open after Day blow-up

SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number 1,494 Cameron Davis shot a stunning seven-under-par 64 to win the Australian Open by a stroke on Sunday after compatriot and overnight leader Jason Day's title charge ended in a mid-round collapse.

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Golf: Day to take one-shot lead into final day of Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Jason Day will take a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Australian Open after firing up on the back nine and shooting a third-round two-under 69 in tricky conditions on Saturday.

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James Cameron's 'Titanic' special misses the boat

There's a great special to be made about "Titanic," the movie; and Titanic, the giant ocean liner that sunk 105 years ago. "Titanic :20 Years Later With James Cameron" splashes down somewhere between the two, and in the process almost completely misses the boat.

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Argentina permits new soybean seed as EU debates weed-killer glyphosate

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Argentina authorized on Friday the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.

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Bizarre jellyfish and rare vampire squid caught on camera

Deep sea researchers of the E/V Nautilus vessel captured video of the bizarre Deepstaria jellyfish and an elusive squid dubbed the "vampire squid from hell."

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Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - "We speak our mind", says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee.

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Herbert leads Day by one shot at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A charging Jason Day drilled a birdie putt just wide of the 18th hole and had to settle for second place behind young compatriot Lucas Herbert at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Tomic offered spot in Australian Open wild card playoff

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January's Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organizers said on Friday.

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Papua New Guinean police return to evict asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police returned to a shuttered Australian-run detention complex early on Friday, marking the second day of a major operation to clear out more than 300 asylum-seekers refusing to leave, two of the men told Reuters.

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PNG police return to evict asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police returned to a shuttered Australian-run detention complex early on Friday, marking the second day of a major operation to clear out more than 300 asylum-seekers refusing to leave, two of the men told Reuters.

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How a Comedy Website Came to Sell Wine to Survive

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

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from December 4

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from Dec. 4

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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Davis soars, Day lurks, Spieth falters in Australian wind

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Young local Cameron Davis upstaged Jordan Spieth and Jason Day by shooting an eight-under-par 63 in benign morning conditions for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

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Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator denies Magellan's proposal to establish an oil marketing arm

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator on Wednesday denied a proposal by Magellan Midstream Partners LP to establish a marketing affiliate to buy, sell and ship crude oil, creating uncertainty for pipeline competitors with similar arrangements.

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PNG police enter abandoned Australian-run detention camp: refugees

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) police have entered an abandoned Australian-run detention camp seeking to get some 380 asylum-seekers who have barricaded themselves in there to leave, two of men told Reuters on Thursday.

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FERC denies Magellan's proposal to establish an oil marketing arm

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday denied a proposal by Magellan Midstream Partners LP to establish a marketing affiliate to buy, sell and ship crude oil.

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Watch his escape caught on camera

CNN's Brian Todd walks through dramatic video of the daring escape a North Korean soldier carried out while crossing the border into South Korea.

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Watch defector's escape caught on camera

A North Korean soldier who defected across the demilitarized zone has had his escape caught on camera.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

The Day the Pastor Was Away and Evil Came Barging Into His Church

Frank Pomeroy, whose daughter was among those killed in Sutherland Springs, Tex., must help heal a torn community while trying to heal himself.

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Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

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UPDATE 4-Nippon Paint makes proposal to Axalta, merger talks with Akzo Nobel end

* Nippon Paint shares down 4.5 pct prior to suspension (Adds Nippon Paint's official confirmation)

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BRIEF-Nippon Paint confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

* Confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday: sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy.

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UPDATE 2-Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday -sources

* Australian retailers told to begin taking orders from Thursday

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

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

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Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority.

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for sales in a country.

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UPDATE 1-Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

* Australian retailers told to begin taking orders from Thursday

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to get ready to take orders from Thursday

SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Global retail juggernaut Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to prepare to begin shipping product on Nov. 23, a retailer told Reuters on Wednesday, the first time it has given a start date for the country.

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

Romania Gay Marriage Case Could Have Outsize Impact in Europe

The case addresses whether the American husband of a Romanian man should be afforded residency rights in Romania. But its impact could be felt further afield.

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Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Mark 70 Years of Marriage

Britain’s longest-serving monarch and her husband celebrated with the release of new photographic portraits of the royal couple.

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UK queen and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

What Became of the Manson Family?

Most of Charles Manson’s followers were young women who had fled middle-class homes. Here’s a look at where they are now.

peopleNews reuters.com

Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will submit its proposals on how to settle its financial obligations to the European Union before an EU Council meeting next month, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.

worldNews reuters.com

Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

companyNews reuters.com

Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Global banks raised concerns on Friday over a provision in the U.S. Senate tax bill aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations that they said could hurt the banking industry.

Soccer nytimes.com

Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin?

Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.

cnn.com

Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate

The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.

healthNews reuters.com

Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.

businessNews reuters.com

Asian shares gain as earnings, tax debate help U.S. stocks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rose on Friday as strong U.S. earnings and a step forward in the U.S. Congress on tax reform brightened the mood, even though investors noted that many more hurdles must be passed to reach a final deal on tax cuts.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares gain as earnings, tax debate help U.S. stocks

* Strong earnings, passage of Lower House tax bills boosts Wall St

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BRIEF-Barnes & Noble responds to Sandell Asset Management proposal

* Barnes & noble inc - ‍issued a response to a sandell asset management proposal that was published in wall street journal​

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond -- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (Movie) nytimes.com

Review: ‘Jim & Andy,’ When Carrey Became Kaufman

In his documentary about Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman and the making of “Man on the Moon,” the director Chris Smith finds multiple realities and laughs.

topNews reuters.com

China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday a "dual suspension" proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had rejected a "freeze for freeze" agreement.

worldNews reuters.com

Same-sex marriage may be law in Australia by early December

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian lawmakers on Thursday vowed to push through laws legalizing same-sex marriage by early December, after a national survey found the majority of Australians favored the move.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Washington Memo: ‘What About Bill?’ Sexual Misconduct Debate Revives Questions About Clinton

Conservatives resurrect charges as a political cudgel, but some liberals say it may be time to rethink their defense of the former president.

companyNews reuters.com

Mexico bristles at U.S. proposal that would benefit AT&T in NAFTA

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

Australia nytimes.com

Australia’s Curious Path to Marriage Equality

A public opinion survey pointing to approval for same-sex marriage is being celebrated and criticized, even among gay couples demanding equality.

domesticNews reuters.com

Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Bonanza Creek Energy says in event of merger deal termination due to superior proposal, co to pay $26.1 mln to Sandridge Energy‍​

* Bonanza Creek Energy Inc - In event of merger deal termination due to superior proposal, co to pay $26.1 million to Sandridge Energy‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2yICLAH] Further company coverage:

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Grace Mugabe, Shrewd if Ill-Tempered, Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

nytimes.com

Asia and Australia Edition: Rohingya, Zimbabwe, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Briefing

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

businessNews reuters.com

Fox shareholders reject proposal to abandon dual-class shares

(Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, based on preliminary results announced at the media company's annual meeting.

companyNews reuters.com

U.S. House members oppose Trump administration auto trade rules proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Trump administration on Wednesday not to boost current production requirements on vehicle content for autos produced in the region under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

cnn.com

Where NBA team names came from

Fascinating stories behind NBA team names.

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

companyNews reuters.com

REFILE-Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolongs building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

worldNews reuters.com

Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".

companyNews reuters.com

Fringe benefits: Home demand in outer Australian cities prolong building boom

* Private home building reverses downtrend in Aussie construction

cnn.com

8 weeks, 1 question: Australia's same-sex marriage survey

Like many Australians, Melissa Chomel wants to marry the person she loves.

topNews reuters.com

Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

cnn.com

Australians vote an overwhelming 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australia has said "yes" to legalizing same-sex marriage after a controversial two-month long national postal survey.

cnn.com

Where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world

Australia has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world.

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

Australia Votes ‘Yes’ on Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The final decision is up to Parliament.

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

topNews reuters.com

When exactly will Britain leave the EU? UK parliament debates

LONDON (Reuters) - When exactly will Britain leave the European Union?

cnn.com

How 'cocktail museum' became world's best bar

As the countdown of the World's 50 Best Bars 2017 climaxed, the 700-strong throng of bar industry luminaries assembled in London for the award's ceremony let out a collective gasp.

worldNews reuters.com

Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election.

businessNews reuters.com

Silicon Valley blasts Senate proposal to tax startup options

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A proposal by the U.S. Senate to change the way shares in startup companies are taxed incited panic and dread in Silicon Valley on Monday, with startup founders and investors warning of nothing less than the demise of their industry should the proposal become law.

worldNews reuters.com

Eighth Australian lawmaker falls in citizenship crisis

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian senator announced plans to resign on Tuesday, the eighth lawmaker to become embroiled in a citizenship crisis that has already cost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government its majority in parliament.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

On Airplanes, Considering Fighting Cameras With Cameras

After cellphone videos began to emerge of clashes between passengers and airline employees, some companies are trying to protect their workers.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Again Wades Into Tax Debate, Suggesting Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

President Trump took to Twitter to suggest that Republicans cut taxes even further by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most people have health insurance.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Google shares proposal with open compute project for HDD product requirements

* Google - sharing proposal with the open compute project for dynamic Hybrid Shingled Magnetic Recording (HSMR) HDD product requirements

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Tax Proposals Threaten Lower-Income Housing

Monday: Credits and bonds that developers rely on may be reduced, Gov. Jerry Brown the globe-trotter, and the tepid return of La Niña.

worldNews reuters.com

PNG threatens to forcibly remove asylum seekers from abandoned Australian detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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Australian PM's support falls to new lows amid citizenship crisis

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull slumped to a new low in a poll released on Monday as his government cobbled together a deal with the main opposition party to stem a citizenship crisis that has left his government hanging precariously to power.

worldNews reuters.com

Australian publisher delays book alleging China influence in Australia

BEIJING (Reuters) - One of Australia's largest independent publishers said it decided to delay the publication of a book which alleges widespread Chinese government influence in Australian institutions due to legal concerns.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Fincantieri says co's unit and Vard Holdings submitted proposal for privatisation of Vard

* co's unit and and Vard Holdings Limited submitted proposal to seek privatisation of vard by way of voluntary delisting​

businessNews reuters.com

Sony's stock could rise 20 percent on gaming and camera chips sales: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powered by stronger sales of its camera chips for smartphones along with videogame systems and software, Sony Corp's [6758.T] stock could rise by another 20 percent over the coming year, Barron's said on Sunday.

worldNews reuters.com

Cameroon separatist attacks kill four security forces: government

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Separatists from Cameroon's Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday, an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgency.

environmentNews reuters.com

Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.

worldNews reuters.com

Australian MP resigns over dual nationality in new blow for government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's citizenship crisis has taken a new twist as another member of parliament resigned on Saturday, threatening the narrow majority of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ruling coalition.

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

A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton ‘Dirt’

Interviews and records reveal new details about contacts between George Papadopoulos and self-described Kremlin intermediaries.

worldNews reuters.com

Croatia parliament debates government no-confidence motion over Agrokor

ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian parliament began a debate on Friday on an opposition no-confidence motion against the government over its handling of a debt crisis that had hit Croatia's largest firm Agrokor.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Just Dial says no proposal w.r.t. acquisition of business by Google‍​‍​​‍​

* Clarifies on news item regarding co's deal talks with Google

worldNews reuters.com

Some leave remote Australian-run asylum detention center as deadline and crisis loom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 20 asylum seekers left an abandoned Australian-run detention center in remote Papua New Guinea on Friday, leaving hundreds threatened with forcible eviction within days amid an immigration standoff that has blighted Australia for years.

companyNews reuters.com

Australian hotelier Meriton manipulated TripAdvisor ratings - court

SYDNEY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Australian hotel operator owned by billionaire Harry Triguboff deliberately withheld unhappy customers' details from travel review site TripAdvisor to avoid bad reviews, a court found on Friday.

cnn.com

#MeToo: CNN's Alisyn Camerota tells her own story

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UPDATE 2-Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now'-CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canada's Cameco Corp is not planning further cuts to uranium output "right now," but has the option of lowering production again without jeopardizing supply contracts, its chief executive said on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Claren Energy to pursue spin-off of Australian assets

* Claren Energy - entered into arrangement agreement with unit Terra Nova resources

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UPDATE 1-Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now' -CEO

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Canada's Cameco Corp is not planning further cuts to uranium output "right now," but has the option of lowering production again without jeopardizing supply contracts, its chief executive said on Thursday.

cnn.com

Analysis: Dems are weaponizing the health care debate

Republicans in Washington have moved on -- for now -- from their doomed campaign to unravel Obamacare, but Democratic politicians, activists and voters have most assuredly not.

politicsNews reuters.com

Tax-cut debate in U.S. Congress swings to Senate bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate tax-cut bill, differing from one in the House of Representatives, was expected to be unveiled on Thursday, complicating a Republican push to overhaul the federal tax code.

businessNews reuters.com

Wall Street slips at open, tax bill debate in focus

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly lower on Wednesday, with the earning season winding down and investors focusing on the debate among lawmakers on the tax bill.

companyNews reuters.com

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open flat with tax bill debate in focus

* Futures: Dow down 3 pts, S&P off 1.25 pts, Nasdaq up 2.25 pts (Adds details, comment, updates prices)

companyNews reuters.com

Brazil's Oi asks regulator for a week to explain new restructuring proposal

BRASILIA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's Oi SA has asked the country's regulator Anatel for a week to explain details of the new debt restructuring proposal approved by the company's board, the regulator said on Wednesday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Murray targets return in Brisbane ahead of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray is targeting a return to competitive tennis at the Brisbane International in January in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

In U.K.’s Clubby Parliament, Abuse Complaints Became Weapons

There was no independent body to handle the reports. Instead, they were forwarded to whips, the party disciplinarians, and used to keep people in line.

Legal Profession nytimes.com

Weinstein Work Pulls Lawyer Back Into an Ethical Debate

David Boies, known for Bush v. Gore but also aggressive battles for businesses, is drawing fire for helping Harvey Weinstein draft a contract to hire private investigators.

politicsNews reuters.com

Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage to run for 2018 re-election

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - The Kentucky county clerk who drew worldwide attention for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples two years ago will run for re-election next year, her attorney said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

Israeli start-up says Apple copied its patented smartphone camera technology

Nov 7 (Reuters) - An Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc , accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology.

worldNews reuters.com

Two children killed after car crashes in to Australian classroom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said.

worldNews reuters.com

Pakistan debates how to fill education gaps

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two young boys kneel over small white tables, intently studying the Koran at a madrassa in Pakistan.