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Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire

Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Volkswagen Chief Suggests Ending Subsidies for Diesel Cars

In a major turnaround, Matthias Müller said that Germany should consider phasing out tax breaks that have encouraged diesel’s popularity in Europe.

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‘S.N.L.,’ Santa and James Franco Relentlessly Tackle Sexual Harassment

This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”

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Israeli strikes kill two Gaza gunmen, anti-Trump protests less intense

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed two Palestinian gunmen on Saturday after rockets were fired from the enclave, in violence that erupted over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Terrorist Groups Vow Bloodshed over Jerusalem Decision. ISIS? Less So.

From Mali to Afghanistan, jihadists promised to retaliate over the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But ISIS took aim, instead, at them.

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably won't happen this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."

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NiceHash says attacked probably from non-EU IP address

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, which lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack on its payment system on Wednesday, said the attack was probably made from a non-EU IP address.

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Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours

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Ethics Committee clears Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes in its investigation into whether he disclosed classified information to the Trump White House, which could create an avenue for Nunes to return to the helm of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House Intelligence chairman cleared of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Thursday cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of charges that he had disclosed classified information, potentially clearing the way for him to resume leadership of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House ethics panel clears Intelligence chairman of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Thursday it had cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of disclosing classified information, citing an analysis by three experts from the intelligence community.

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Majority polled think there was probably improper contact

President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.

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In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment

Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.

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Judge suggests 19 to 24 years in prison for ex-South Carolina cop

A federal judge said Thursday that the "appropriate underlying offense" for the former South Carolina police officer who killed unarmed black man Walter Scott is second-degree murder and suggested a sentence of 19 to 24 years in prison. US District Court Judge David Norton is expected to sentence Michael Slager, who is white, later Thursday, after he hears more victim impact statements. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violation of civil rights by acting under the color of law in Scott's killing.

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As flames roar nearby, museum says it won't move priceless art collection

The J. Paul Getty Center's extensive art collection will stay put even as wildfires blaze not far from the famed Los Angeles museum, according to Ron Hartwig, vice president of communications at the Getty Trust.

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Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,200 pct (Updates price, adds analyst's comments)

Surveillance of Citizens by Government nytimes.com

Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say

Lawyers for the Trump administration have concluded that the warrantless surveillance program can keep operating into April, even if the law authorizing it expires on New Year’s Eve.

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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.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Suggests Cuba Could Have Stopped ‘Targeted Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats

“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

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North Korea boats off Japan spark spy scare; but some suspect just luckless fishermen

TOKYO (Reuters) - An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board - raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,100 pct (Adds details, context)

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UPDATE 3-Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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UPDATE 2-Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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Dish Network founder steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen steps down to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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

Manafort Associate Has Russian Intelligence Ties, Court Document Says

In the document, the special counsel cited an op-ed article drafted by Paul Manafort and his Russia-linked associate to shape public opinion about consulting work in Ukraine.

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Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.

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FBI agent booted from Mueller probe changed description of Clinton from 'grossly negligent' to 'extremely careless'

A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey's description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

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Homeless man rescues 2 children from a burning building

A homeless man walking in an eastside Las Vegas neighborhood didn't hesitate to act when he saw plumes of smoke coming from an apartment building.

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Roche's Foundation Medicine wins FDA blessing for new cancer test

ZURICH, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Roche on Monday said its Foundation Medicine unit won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a test to help doctors understand the genetic profile of patients' tumours and guide them to effective therapies.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Rio Tinto says Simon Thompson to succeed Jan du Plessis as chairman

(Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd said on Monday it appointed Simon Thompson as its next chairman, succeeding Jan du Plessis, who will step down after serving almost nine years as chair.

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The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is questioning the President's response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee rebutted President Donald Trump on Sunday, questioning his response to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea and backing former FBI Director James Comey.

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CIA director: Trump tweets yielding valuable intelligence

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Saturday that President Donald Trump's prolific Twitter feed was yielding valuable intelligence.

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The GOP's rush to tax cuts was brainless

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.

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Cop adopts homeless addict's newborn

Hair nytimes.com

Ties: A Sister’s Nurturing, in Countless Home Haircuts

As she trimmed my hair I’d relish her stories about moving to New York in 1960 as a “career girl” instead of marrying young down South.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

A.I. Will Transform the Economy. But How Much, and How Soon?

Three new reports suggest that artificial intelligence can probably do less right now than you think. But by one estimation, up to a third of American workers will have to switch jobs by 2030 largely because of it.

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Amazon steps up pace in artificial intelligence race

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc this week announced a flurry of new machine learning features for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, raising its challenge to Silicon Valley's biggest tech firms for the lead in artificial intelligence.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

North Korea’s New Missile Is Bigger and More Powerful, Photos Suggest

South Korean officials say that photographs from the North’s latest test suggest important technical improvements on missile systems.

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Michigan candidate suggests ending harassment by voting for someone 'who doesn't have a penis'

One Michigan Democrat running for office has a suggestion for how to end sexual harassment.

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Tapper: Trump recklessly pushed out extremist group videos

CNN's Jake Tapper comments on the anti-Muslim videos that President Trump retweeted.

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

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.

Dow Jones Stock Average nytimes.com

Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.

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UK doctors test less invasive prenatal screening for Down syndrome

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women may get accurate screening results for Down syndrome – also known as trisomy 21 - and two rarer chromosomal disorders with a finger-prick blood test that reduces the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures, a UK study suggests.

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Attorney general meets with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met behind closed doors on Thursday with members of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. <BTC=BTSP>.

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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.

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Gunmen kill intelligence officer at Islamabad Shi'ite mosque

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer at the scene, police said.

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Artificial intelligence is the next generation of warfare -- and the US is losing

More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another "Sputnik moment" amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

G.M. Unveils Its Driverless Cars, Aiming to Lead the Pack

Previously reluctant to show the autonomous vehicles it is developing, General Motors now wants to signal its progress in getting them to market.

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Logos rebranded to use less ink

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375 million jobs may be automated by 2030, study suggests

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Turkey suggests plan to extend military mission in Syria to Afrin, Aleppo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Tuesday it could expand its military mission in Syria to two other provinces, potentially bringing its forces into confrontation with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers its enemies.

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Analysis: Scaramucci suggests Sanders' loyalty has to be to Trump, not the truth

Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the 10-day stint as White House communications director -- resurfaced Tuesday morning, sitting for an interview with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.

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12 buildings that transformed cities around the world

Some of the world's most compelling works of art come in the form of buildings, from twisting towers rising from white desert sands, to light-filled atriums that serve as places of work. Many of the most fascinating of these structures have emerged in the last 30 years, a period that has seen unbelievable advances in construction techniques.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

Wiley, Kehinde nytimes.com

Kehinde Wiley on Painting the Powerless. And a President.

The painter of Barack Obama’s National Gallery portrait talks about representing young black men — and the man who was once the most powerful in the world.

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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

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Turkish, Sudanese intelligence agencies catch and return alleged coup suspect: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Sudanese intelligence agencies have captured and returned to Turkey a man believed to be a financier for the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday.

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Berlusconi suggests Italian general could be next prime minister

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has suggested a Carabinieri (military police) general could be Italy's next prime minister if his center bloc wins national elections slated for early 2018.

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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Ireland will block Brexit talks unless border issue agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's EU commissioner said Dublin would "continue to play tough" over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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Argentina faces 'hope and hopelessness' in submarine search

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - No sign of the Argentine submarine lost in the South Atlantic since Nov. 15 has been found despite a massive international search effort, while families of the 44 crew members face the increasing likelihood that their loved ones will never return.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Only ‘Probably’ Time’s Person of the Year? No Thanks, Trump Tweets

After phone calls with world leaders and a golf outing with Tiger Woods, the president had time to revisit a favorite grievance: the selection of person of the year.

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US intelligence fears holiday attack

There's growing concern in the US intelligence community over the possibility of a terror attack during the holiday season. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

(Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity.

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BRIEF-Brazilian Burger King operator sets suggested price for IPO

* BK BRASIL OPERAÇÃO E ASSESORIA A RESTAURANTES SA, OPERATOR OF BURGER KING IN BRAZIL, SAYS IN PROSPECTUS IT SUGGESTS PRICE RANGE FOR IPO OF 14.50 REAIS TO 18 REAIS PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Gram Slattery)

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Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests.

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Couple raises thousands for homeless veteran to thank him

When Kate McClure first met Johnny Bobbit Jr., he was homeless. He spent this Thanksgiving resting in a hotel, his feet up on the bed, drawing up a grand plan for his new life -- thanks to several thousand dollars she raised to repay him for a good deed.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father’s Lesson

Who are today’s role models on acting like gentlemen?

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'Relentless' search for missing sailors

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on a U.S. Navy plane crash near Japan.

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Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?

Six weeks after the first stories broke alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein engaged in a decadeslong pattern of sexual harassment (he denies it), the list of men accused of similar acts keeps getting longer. Some offer denials, but others offer more nuanced "explanations":

Shore, Stephen nytimes.com

Art Review: Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography

The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.

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RPT-COLUMN-One more sterling risk that may be less than first thought: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel

Here’s what you need to know to avoid the crowds and have as painless a trip as possible via this nation’s roads and airports this Thanksgiving.

Television nytimes.com

Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.

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Lebanon's president rejects terrorism suggestion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese president appeared to defend Hezbollah as necessary to resist Israel on Monday, after an Arab League statement accused the group of terrorism and noted it is part of Lebanon's coalition government.

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BRIEF-WIDEPOINT AWARDED $4.4 MLN TASK ORDER FOR WIRELESS MANAGED SERVICES BY USCIS

* WIDEPOINT AWARDED $4.4 MILLION TASK ORDER FOR WIRELESS MANAGED SERVICES BY UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

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Mickey Mouse facts you probably didn't know

Most parents would never let rodents near their kids -- unless, of course, it's Mickey Mouse.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

Tens of thousands of new arrivals fleeing damage from Hurricane Maria have arrived. Many expect to stay — and they could reshape Florida and its politics.

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Qatar foreign minister decries 'reckless leadership' in region

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister on Friday criticized "reckless leadership" in the Gulf for a number of crises including the Gulf rift and Lebanon, taking apparent aim at Saudi Arabia.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

Friday: The thousands who seek shelter during winter, sexual harassment allegations reach Al Franken, and a $29 loaf of bread in San Francisco.

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Wireless carriers on mute as Supreme Court hears big privacy case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider a major cellphone privacy case later this month, but leading players in the wireless industry that is at the center of the closely watched dispute are keeping their distance.

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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Images suggest North Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. agency approves TV tech that gives better pictures but less privacy

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits.

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FCC approves TV technology that gives better pictures but less privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones and give advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits.

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U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise; import prices up modestly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week in part as a backlog of applications from Puerto Rico continued to be processed, but the underlying trend pointed to tightening labor market conditions.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

5 Lessons Seattle Can Teach Other Cities About Amazon

For Seattle, Amazon has become far more than a big employer and taxpayer.

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UPDATE 2-Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, although the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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AT&T reports some U.S. customers unable to make wireless calls

Nov 15 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday said that some U.S. customers were not able to make wireless calls but that restarting their cellphones would fix the issue.

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Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, though the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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UPDATE 1-Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, though the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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U.S. attorney general to meet with House intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear behind closed doors for an interview with the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence committee on Nov. 30, a Department of Justice spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 million at auction

GENEVA (Reuters) - An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star...

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Necklace with largest flawless white diamond sold for record $34 mln at auction

GENEVA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An emerald and diamond necklace set with the largest flawless white diamond ever to come to auction has sold for a world record 33.5 million Swiss francs ($34 million), the star lot at a Geneva sale, Christie's said.

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BRIEF-LTC Properties says co ‍learned that one of its lessees filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

* Says ‍on Nov 14 co learned that one of its lessees, Preferred Care & affiliated entities filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy - SEC filing

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BRIEF-Cray ‍says Cray Advanced Supercomputer to assist Samsung's research on artificial intelligence, deep learning​

* ‍CRAY ADVANCED SUPERCOMPUTER TO ASSIST SAMSUNG'S RESEARCH ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 11-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down almost 8 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds investor comment in paragraphs 8-9)

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UPDATE 9-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down almost 8 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds analyst comment, detail on businesses)

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UPDATE 8-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down 6 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds details on job cuts)

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.

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GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will radically shrink to focus on aviation, power and healthcare, betting on sectors it thinks it can make profits in, as the most famous U.S. conglomerate tries to revive its share price after a decade and a half of stagnation.

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UPDATE 7-GE to shrink, investors worry it will be less profitable

* Shares down 6 pct to more than 5-year low (Adds CEO comment, corporate job cuts)

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EU markets agency warns new crypto coins could prove worthless

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's top markets regulator has warned investors about the pitfalls of buying newly issued crypto coins, an experimental and unregulated form of online crowd funding particularly used by start-up businesses.

Logos nytimes.com

Can You Draw the Starbucks Logo Without Cheating? Probably Not.

Many participants in a recent study failed to recreate famous logos from brands like Apple and Starbucks. But some experts say that shouldn’t worry companies.

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Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Trump sides with U.S. intelligence agencies on Russian meddling

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he sided with U.S. intelligence agencies, under their current leadership, when it came to Russian meddling in last year's U.S. election.

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Trump and Putin should talk less about election meddling and more about this

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CIA director says agency still stands by US intelligence assessment after Trump appears to side with Putin

CIA Director Mike Pompeo stands by US intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, the agency said Saturday, despite President Donald Trump saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says his country didn't interfere.

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Trump probably can't be swayed to stay in climate pact: Gore

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany, Japan and other U.S. allies are unlikely ever to persuade President Donald Trump to drop his plan to quit the Paris climate agreement, former U.S. vice president Al Gore predicted on Saturday.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale

The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than 5 percent down on the day, having fallen by well over $1,000 since hitting an all-time high on Wednesday.

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Israeli intelligence firm regrets working for Weinstein, official says

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

healthNews reuters.com

Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe

(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests.

businessNews reuters.com

Jobless claims rise more than expected as hurricane backlog clears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting that claims processing disrupted by recent hurricanes has begun to improve.

cnn.com

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

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

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Poll: One year later, less confidence in Trump

One year after Donald Trump's election, Americans' confidence in their President has fallen, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. CNN's David Chalian breaks down the findings.

sportsNews reuters.com

British Cycling chairman steps down after less than a year

LONDON (Reuters) - British Cycling chairman Jonathan Browning is stepping down after 10 months in the job as part of governance reforms following recent bullying and doping scandals.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth

In the wilderness of Washington State’s Hoh Rain Forest, a poet searches for the rare peace that true silence can offer.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Once Pregnant and Homeless, a Young Mother Brims With Ambition

Precious Colón entered the shelter system after her mother found out she was pregnant. She plans to return to college in hopes of becoming a businesswoman and a lawyer.

companyNews reuters.com

Teen fashion retailer Styles For Less files for bankruptcy

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Teen fashion retailer Styles For Less Inc filed for bankruptcy protection, joining a growing list of apparel retailers that have been forced to take the step following declining sales.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

5 Lessons From a Diplomat for Bridging the Parent-Teacher Divide

Putting diplomacy skills like advocacy and solution building to work in a teacher conference.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

The Interpreter: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have more so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.

cnn.com

Transforming historic courtyard homes: Before and after

A visit to Pingyao feels like walking through a time capsule.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

A.I. Researchers Leave Elon Musk Lab to Begin Robotics Start-Up

Pieter Abbeel, a Berkeley professor, is part of the team that has started Embodied Intelligence to make it possible for robots to learn on their own.

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The Lessons of Cyrus Vance’s Campaign Contributions

The current campaign finance system for district attorneys is eroding public trust and could lead to actual corruption.

businessNews reuters.com

Altice USA, Sprint agree to wireless partnership

(Reuters) - U.S. cable operator Altice USA will sell mobile service on wireless carrier Sprint Corp's network under a new multi-year agreement announced on Sunday, becoming the latest firm to enter the wireless market in a bid to retain customers.

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UPDATE 2-Altice USA, Sprint agree to wireless partnership

Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. cable operator Altice USA will sell mobile service on wireless carrier Sprint Corp's network under a new multi-year agreement announced on Sunday, becoming the latest firm to enter the wireless market in a bid to retain customers.

businessNews reuters.com

Altice USA, Sprint agree to wireless partnership agreement

(Reuters) - U.S. cable operator Altice USA will sell mobile service on wireless carrier Sprint Corp's network under a new multi-year agreement announced on Sunday, becoming the latest firm to enter the wireless market in a bid to retain customers.

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UPDATE 1-Altice USA, Sprint agree to wireless partnership agreement

Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. cable operator Altice USA will sell mobile service on wireless carrier Sprint Corp's network under a new multi-year agreement announced on Sunday, becoming the latest firm to enter the wireless market in a bid to retain customers.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts.

businessNews reuters.com

Altice to sell wireless service on Sprint's network

(Reuters) - Altice USA , the fourth-largest U.S. cable operator, said it would introduce mobile service on Sprint Corp's network, becoming the latest in its industry to plan to enter the wireless market in an effort to retain customers.

Malliotakis, Nicole nytimes.com

Malliotakis as Manager: Lessons From Hurricane Sandy and Albany

Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate for mayor of New York City, discusses her management style, President Trump and coffee preferences in an interview.

cnn.com

Trump recklessly endangers prosecution of a terrorism case

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. job growth accelerates, jobless rate falls to 4.1 percent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions hurt employment in September, but there were signs that labor market momentum was slowing as annual wage gains sharply retreated.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

Desperately waiting in Bangladesh camps after fleeing Myanmar, and unwanted in both countries, Rohingya refugees are both homeless and vulnerable.

cnn.com

The guide to drinking less alcohol

If you're reading this, you may think you drink a little too much, yet you wouldn't describe yourself as an "alcoholic."

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The most important lessons Navy has learned from two deadly collisions

sportsNews reuters.com

Republican tax plan may mean slightly less grand sports stadiums

(Reuters) - Some wealthy owners of U.S. major-league sports teams may have to put up more of their own money to fund stadium construction under a tax bill proposed by U.S. House of Representatives Republicans, but the overall impact could be slight, sports economists said.

worldNews reuters.com

World's 3 million stateless deserve nationality: UNHCR

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

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

Trump and Sessions Denied Knowing About Russian Contacts. Records Suggest Otherwise.

Court documents show an aide trumpeted his Russian connections in front of Donald J. Trump during the campaign, the first concrete evidence Mr. Trump was told of Russian ties.

companyNews reuters.com

Google's Hinton outlines new AI advance that requires less data

TORONTO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Google's Geoffrey Hinton, an artificial intelligence pioneer, on Thursday outlined an advance in the technology that improves the rate at which computers correctly identify images and with reliance on less data.

cnn.com

Opinion: Trump's fixes for terror are fairly useless

It's a cruel irony that the worst terror attack in New York City since 9/11 occurred on the watch of a President who boasts that he's done more to combat terror in eight months than Obama did in eight years.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

In “Travels With Lizbeth,” Lars Eighner recounts the time he spent living on the streets with his dog starting in the late 1980s.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. third quarter productivity fastest in three years; jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. worker productivity increased at its fastest pace in three years in the third quarter but the trend remained moderate, suggesting that a recent acceleration in economic growth was unlikely to be sustained.

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U.S. jobless claims near 44-1/2-year low; productivity accelerates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 44-1/2-year low last week, supporting expectations of a sharp rebound in job growth in October after employment was depressed by hurricane-related disruptions in September.

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U.S. jobless claims fall to near 44-1/2-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 44-1/2-year low last week, supporting expectations of a sharp rebound in job growth in October after employment was depressed by hurricane-related disruptions in September.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-ATI and Tsingshan to form innovative stainless steel joint venture

* ATI And Tsingshan to form innovative stainless steel joint venture

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Virginia governor suggests Mueller investigation could reveal treason.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe suggests special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation could reveal a stark conclusion: treason.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-RSA says Storm Ophelia exposure less than 5 mln euros

* Chief executive stephen hester says ~insurance exposure to storm ophelia in ireland likely less than 5 million euros ($5.82 million)

Manhattan, NY, Attack (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Finding a Rootless Life in U.S., Sayfullo Saipov Turned to Radicalism

The man charged in the Manhattan truck attack won the immigration lottery when he came to the United States in 2010. But a life of disappointments awakened “monsters inside.”

Detainees nytimes.com

Trump Suggests Guantánamo Prison for Truck Attack Suspect, an Unprecedented Step

No one arrested on American soil has ever been transferred to the military’s wartime prison, and no new detainee has been sent there since 2008.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Editorial: About John Kelly’s Racist History Lesson

The White House chief of staff was supposed to be a calming force, but he has now echoed President Trump’s sympathy for white nationalists.

cnn.com

Why switching to wireless headphones could improve your running form

When Apple introduced its design for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, one ubiquitous feature was missing: the headphone jack. And while many believed that wireless headphones would soon become the norm, workarounds like the Apple Headphone Adapter have allowed users to stay plugged in. But if you're a runner, you may want to rethink this.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump does not recall adviser's suggestion of Putin meeting: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday President Donald Trump does not recall a meeting with his foreign policy advisers in March 2016 in which one of them suggested he could arrange a meeting between candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump rejects politicizing attacks -- unless it's Islamist terrorism

When 58 Americans were killed last month by a white gunman in Las Vegas with no apparent ties to Islamist terrorism, the White House rejected a policy debate on gun control as inappropriate in the days following the tragedy.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Australia Has a Climate Change Lesson for the World

You can ignore it if you wish, but you cannot outrun it.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-UPDATE 1-Aircraft lessor Avolon eyeing No. 1 slot on acquisitions, organic growth - CEO

HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Chinese-owned Avolon, the world's third-biggest aircraft lessor, wants to double in size through a mix of organic growth and acquisitions at a time when the industry outlook looks positive for several years, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Aircraft lessor Avolon eyeing No. 1 slot on acquisitions, organic growth - CEO

* Flood of Asian capital into leasing (Adds more details, CEO comments)

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

Live Briefing: What to Watch For as the Intelligence Committees Grill Facebook, Twitter and Google

The committees are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and want to know more about how the online platforms were used to sow discord and spread false information.

companyNews reuters.com

Aircraft lessor Avolon eyeing No. 1 slot on acquisitions, organic growth - CEO

HONG KONG, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Avolon, the world's third-biggest aircraft lessor, wants to double in size through a mix of organic growth and acquisitions at a time when the industry outlook looks positive for several years, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.

Weight nytimes.com

A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight

Physical activity made all the difference to participants who managed to keep the pounds from returning, a new study finds.

cnn.com

Opinion: How to make Americans more generous, not less

Over the past century, tax incentives for giving to charity have helped improve American society in countless ways, from spurring medical research to building more vibrant communities to providing a safety net for those most in need.

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Most Obamacare enrollees could pay less next year

Frauds and Swindling nytimes.com

Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals

Far from being duped, researchers with few resources are turning to “predatory” journals to publish articles and polish resumes.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-AT&T says collaborating with Tech Mahindra to build an open source artificial intelligence platform

* Says collaborating with Tech Mahindra to build an open source artificial intelligence platform, Acumos, hosted by Linux Foundation​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Clariant - open to White Tale suggestions, will work for all shareholders

* Clariant says several talks took place with white tale since last friday

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

What Virtual Reality Can Teach a Driverless Car

Self-driving vehicles have taken to the roads in a number of cities. They are also training inside computerized simulations of those communities.

sportsNews reuters.com

Sounders, Whitecaps play scoreless draw in West semi-final

(Reuters) - Defending champions Seattle Sounders played out a goalless draw against host Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Western Conference semi-final of the Major League Soccer on Sunday.

environmentNews reuters.com

German prize honors transformation of Iron Curtain to nature reserve

BERLIN (Reuters) - Once known as the "death strip," a 1,400-km long swatch of land that marked the former border between East and West Germany is now a refuge for a broad variety of flora and fauna.

Sushi nytimes.com

Ever Heard of Burmese Sushi Counters? You’ve Probably Been to One

Immigrants from Myanmar have found a business niche rolling and selling a Japanese delicacy in grocery stores across the country.

businessNews reuters.com

Telekom CEO argues for strong No. 3 player in U.S. wireless market: newspaper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A strong No. 3 player in the U.S. wireless market would enhance competition, the chief of Deutsche Telekom told a German newspaper, as T-Mobile US Inc seeks to merge with Sprint Corp .

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Telekom CEO argues for strong No. 3 player in U.S. wireless market -newspaper

FRANKFURT, Oct 29 (Reuters) - A strong No. 3 player in the U.S. wireless market would enhance competition, the chief of Deutsche Telekom told a German newspaper, as T-Mobile US Inc seeks to merge with Sprint Corp.

Slavery (Historical) nytimes.com

Opinion: James Madison’s Lessons in Racism

He had good intentions but repeatedly fell short, like America itself.

businessNews reuters.com

China's Baidu teams up with Shouqi on driverless cars: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, a car-hailing operator, are joining up to develop driverless vehicles, the official Xinhua media service reported on Saturday.

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China's Baidu teams up with Shouqi on driverless cars - Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Chinese search engine giant Baidu and Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, a car-hailing operator, are joining up to develop driverless vehicles, the official Xinhua media service reported on Saturday.

Consumer Behavior nytimes.com

Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click Remorse

The ghosts of the sneakers I didn’t buy are following me around the World Wide Web! An in-store purchase is more satisfying, studies confirm.

peopleNews reuters.com

Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving in Florida

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Reuters) - Tiger Woods on Friday pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.

Golf nytimes.com

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving

He is put on probation and will have to attend D.U.I. classes after being found asleep at the wheel.

Wines nytimes.com

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Savennières

This textured white wine, from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley, is a beautiful expression of the chenin blanc grape.

peopleNews reuters.com

Tiger Woods expected to plead guilty to reckless driving in Florida

(Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods is scheduled to plead guilty on Friday to a reckless driving charge and enter a program for first-time offenders to avoid a conviction for driving under the influence, court officials said.

cnn.com

Tiger Woods expected to plead guilty to reckless driving

Tiger Woods is expected to plead guilty to reckless driving Friday afternoon in Palm Beach Gardens.

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Recovering addict: Opioid epidemic will be endless if we don't do this

My sobriety date is March 19, 2013. This date will enable me to persevere for the rest of my life.

cnn.com

Captain, intelligence officer and transgender

Army Captain Jennifer Peace remembers her experience coming out in the military and talks about the first time she knew she wanted to serve.

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Pence: More money will go to faith-based aid and less to UN aid

Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday night that the Trump administration will no longer fund "ineffective" programs run by the United Nations to help persecuted communities and will instead send money to such groups directly through the US Agency for International Development.

businessNews reuters.com

CEOs suggest Trump tax cut may lift investors more than jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is selling tax reform to Americans on the promise it will create extra income for companies to invest in their businesses and create jobs. Some of the biggest companies have very different plans.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Editorial: Powerless Puerto Rico

Three-quarters of the island has no electricity, but a tiny power company whose owner knows a cabinet member has $300 million contract.

cnn.com

President to call opioid crisis a health emergency, but his order will come with less immediate action

President Donald Trump will declare a nationwide health emergency to combat the opioid crisis at an event in the White House on Thursday, rather than issuing a national disaster declaration.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims rise modestly as labor market tightens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to tighten after recent hurricane-related disruptions.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. jobless claims up less than expected as labor market tightens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to tighten after recent hurricane-related disruptions.