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Republicans prepare for a long-awaited win

Republicans are on the brink of passing a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, and at this point, it looks like nothing can stop them.

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Tax Bill Would Curb Breaks for Sexual Abuse Settlements

Companies will have to pay more in taxes if they use nondisclosure agreements, but experts say it isn’t likely to deter businesses from seeking confidentiality.

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Canadian women's gymnastics director charged with sexual abuses: police

TORONTO (Reuters) - The director of the Canadian women's gymnastics team, David Brubaker, was arrested and charged in court with 10 counts of sexual crimes, police said.

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Jacob Zuma Prepares to Depart a Diminished A.N.C.

South Africa’s African National Congress was once a symbol of hope. As it chooses a new leader, what has happened to Nelson Mandela’s legacy?

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Peru's Congress prepares to oust President Kuczynski

LIMA (Reuters) - President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's chances of surviving the political crisis gripping Peru faded on Friday after Congress passed a motion to start "presidential vacancy" procedures with enough votes to unseat him within a week.

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Victims of Mexico military abuses shudder at new security law

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Human rights activist Juan Carlos Soni fears a new security law passed by Mexico's Congress on Friday could mean his death after he suffered beatings, electrocution and abduction at the hands of the armed forces four years ago.

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'Shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse at Penn State: grand jury

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to alcohol abuse, grand jury says

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania State University's "shocking apathy" to alcohol abuse permitted crimes that led to the fraternity hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, a grand jury found on Friday.

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End priest celibacy, Australia child abuse inquiry says

A wide-reaching investigation into child abuse across Australia whose revelations shocked the nation has called for sweeping changes to be made, including recommending an end to mandatory celibacy in the Catholic Church.

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Australian abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests told of abuse in the confessional, said a report on Friday which detailed institutional abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church.

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Australian child abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession, voluntary celibacy for clergy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests who are told of abuse in the confessional, according to a report into institutional child abuse released on Friday.

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Australia Gripped by Decades of Sexual Abuse of Children, Panel Finds

Calling it a “national tragedy” perpetrated by “our most trusted institutions,” a royal commission found that tens of thousands of children had been victimized.

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UPDATE 2-Hedge fund Elliott prepares second challenge to Hess Corp

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp is readying for a new fight with Hess Corp to remedy what the activist hedge fund called on Thursday "continuing underperformance" by the U.S. oil and gas producer.

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UPDATE 1-Hedge fund Elliott prepares second challenge to Hess Corp

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp is readying for a new fight with Hess Corp to help remedy what the activist hedge fund called on Thursday "continuing underperformance" by the U.S. oil and gas producer.

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Sources describe John McCain as looking increasingly frail

Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment.

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Republicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax Bill

As Republicans prepared to roll out their final $1.5 trillion tax plan questions continued to loom about how the last-minute changes would be paid for.

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Perrigo preparing non-binding bid for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Perrigo has decided to enter the fray for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, sources told Reuters on Thursday, and is preparing an indicative offer for the $4.7 billion business ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.

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

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

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U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States' diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-storey glass cube overlooking the River Thames.

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Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

LONDON (Reuters) - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Law Schools Should Protect Students From Judges Like Alex Kozinski

Professors should refuse to send students to a problematic judge and publicly explain why.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Tax Bill Hurts the Poorest Schools

Congressional Republicans are going to make it more difficult for states to address inequality in public education.

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Five Dancers Accuse City Ballet’s Peter Martins of Physical Abuse

The accusations, spanning decades, come after a sexual harassment claim against Mr. Martins.

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Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.

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BRIEF-Global Brokerage, Inc. Receives Approximately 78.5% Yes Votes To Move Forward With The Prepackaged Plan Of Reorganization

* GLOBAL BROKERAGE, INC. RECEIVES APPROXIMATELY 78.5% YES VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PREPACKAGED PLAN OF REORGANIZATION

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U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to turn over oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency as it plans to vote on Thursday to revoke the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" rules.

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Commuters often exposed to damaging noise levels

(Reuters Health) - Loud noise exceeding levels that can damage hearing is regularly encountered by commuters using buses, subways and even biking, a Canadian study suggests.

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Snow disrupts schools, travel in UK, Netherlands

AMSTERDAM/LONDON (Reuters) - A second day of snowfall closed schools and disrupted travel across parts of Britain and the Netherlands on Monday, with freezing weather and further snow predicted for later in the day.

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Akayed Ullah, 27, had a 'low-tech' explosive device attached to his body, according to NYPD commissioner

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Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.

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BRIEF-SoftBank Is Preparing To Invest Around $300 Million Into The Food Delivery Startup Doordash- Recode, Citing Sources

* SOFTBANK IS PREPARING TO INVEST AROUND $300 MILLION INTO THE FOOD DELIVERY STARTUP DOORDASH- RECODE, CITING SOURCES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations

The Metropolitan Opera’s music director emeritus makes his first public comment since four men accused him of abusing them when they were teenagers or his students.

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UPDATE 1-Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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Roy Moore's spokeswoman spars over sexual abuse allegations, 9/11, homosexuals

In a combative interview Wednesday, CNN's Anderson Cooper pressed Janet Porter, a spokeswoman for Roy Moore's Senate campaign, on sexual harassment allegations against the Alabama Republican.

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BRIEF-‍Lundin Gold Draws $40 Mln Under Gold Prepay Facility

* ‍LUNDIN GOLD DRAWS US$40 MILLION UNDER GOLD PREPAY FACILITY AS IT CONTINUES TO ADVANCE FRUTA DEL NORTE​

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The derailment was a cost the administration was prepared to accept to fulfill Trump's campaign promise

President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has temporarily derailed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, two senior White House officials acknowledged after Trump's speech.

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Italy fines Unilever for abuse of dominant position in ice cream

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's antitrust agency said on Wednesday it had fined Unilever's Italian unit more than 60 million euros ($70.7 million) for abuse of its dominant position in the country's ice cream market.

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US troops preparing for unrest after announcement

US troops are preparing for possible unrest in Jerusalem ahead of President Trump's expected decision to name the city the capital of Israel.

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Tyrol to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in Austria's ski scene

VIENNA (Reuters) - An independent commission will investigate former Austrian skiers' allegations of sexual assaults by coaches, supervisors and team members from the 1970s until at least 2005, the Austrian province of Tyrol said on Tuesday.

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British PM May faces pressure to soften Brexit divorce after EU exit deal crumbles

LONDON (Reuters) - Just hours after a Brexit deal crumbled, British Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure on Tuesday from opposition parties and even some allies to soften the EU divorce by keeping Britain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.

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Fourth Man Accuses James Levine of Sexual Abuse as Met Opera Reels

Met officials and musicians spent Monday grappling with the fallout from the suspension of Mr. Levine, the company’s longtime conductor.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

In Sex Abuse Cases, an Expiration Date is Often Attached

As prep schools increasingly confront past sexual misconduct, they often use laws limiting when a lawsuit can be filed to avoid paying victims.

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Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, tribes prepare to sue

WASHINGTON/SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced big cuts to two of Utah's sprawling wilderness national monuments on Monday in a bid to boost development, angering tribes and environmental groups that called it an attack on crucial land protections.

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President tweets his support for the Alabama GOP Senate candidate facing accusations of sexual abuse

President Donald Trump fully endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter Monday morning.

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Tax deal sends dollar surging, preps U.S. stocks for strong day

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar jumped on Monday versus the currencies of other developed and emerging nations while Treasury yields rose and Wall Street was primed for a another record-setting day after the U.S. Senate voted to approve a wide-ranging tax overhaul.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tax deal sends dollar surging, preps US stocks for strong day

* Dollar rises 0.4 percent vs currency index; bond yields rise

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Famed Met Opera conductor suspended amid sexual abuse allegations

New York's Metropolitan Opera suspended former music director James Levine on Sunday pending an internal investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the famed conductor.

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Badminton: Japan prepared to roll dice on Momota with eye on Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former world number two Kento Momota will be restored to the top tier of Japan's national badminton team next season as he continues his long rehabilitation from a gambling scandal that ruled him out of the Rio Olympics, local media reported.

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Met Opera Suspends James Levine After New Sexual Abuse Accusations

The company is investigating its revered conductor after three men came forward with accusations that he abused them when they were teenagers.

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Met Opera to Investigate James Levine Over Sexual Abuse Accusation

A man filed a police report in Illinois in 2016 claiming that when he was a teenager in the 1980s, Mr. Levine began sexually abusing him.

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U.N. council to meet on North Korea rights abuses, nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea's nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the past three years.

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Massachusetts senator's husband subject of sex abuse probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Massachusetts state senate on Friday prepared to open an independent probe into accusations that Majority Leader Stanley Rosenberg's husband used his political connections to sexually harass men, following a Boston Globe report on the claims.

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Wall Street falls on Russia probe, but tax hopes soften blow

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday after an ABC News report that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser was prepared to testify that before taking office Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters.

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Flynn prepared to testify Trump directed him to contact Russians: ABC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News reported on Friday that former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Donald Trump directed him to make contact with Russians when he was a presidential candidate.

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BRIEF-Walter Investment Management Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan

* WALTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CORP. FILES PREPACKAGED CHAPTER 11 PLAN TO CONTINUE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

News and News Media nytimes.com

News Analysis: When Our Trusted Storytellers Are Also the Abusers

As a national conversation about harassment moves forward, journalistic gatekeepers are under the glare, raising questions about how their behavior shaped the stories they told.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Russian oil industry pipe maker TMK prepares for IPO of U.S. subsidiary

MOSCOW, Nov 30 (Reuters) - TMK, Russia's largest maker of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry, is preparing its U.S. subsidiary IPSCO Tubulars for an initial public offering (IPO) of shares.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

News Analysis: She Didn’t Fight Back. She’s Posting Selfies. The (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims.

Some common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of timing, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.

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BRIEF-Carl Icahn Says Prepared To Initiate Litigation Against SandRidge Energy On Poison Pill

* CARL ICAHN DELIVERS LETTER TO SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC - SEC FILING

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UPDATE 1-Russian oil industry pipe maker TMK prepares for U.S. spin-off

* TMK unaffected by U.S. sanctions against Moscow (Adds details, analysts' comments)

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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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China vows more checks on teachers after kindergarten abuse scandal

BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China on Thursday pledged stiffer oversight of preschool teachers, including closer checks on their qualifications, following an outcry over allegations of child abuse at a private kindergarten in Beijing.

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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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Yellen: Recovery 'increasingly broad based' in both U.S. and worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy has gathered steam this year and will warrant continued interest rate increases amid a strengthened global recovery, outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congressional leaders on Wednesday in her final scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill.

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EU's Tusk: Africa, EU must cooperate to end 'horrifying' migrant abuses

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Europe and Africa have joint responsibility to make migration more humane and orderly so they can end horrifying abuses being committed against African migrants by people smugglers, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

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Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

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UPDATE 1-Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.

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Back to school: China kindergarten weathers child abuse storm

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - When RYB Education Inc became enmeshed in allegations of child abuse at one of its Beijing kindergartens, it touched off an angry online furore in China, a police inquiry and a precipitous fall in the company's New York-listed shares.

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Parents made up claims about child abuse at Beijing kindergarten, police say

A child abuse scandal that has rocked China took a shocking turn Tuesday, as police accused two parents for fabricating tales of their children being drugged and molested at a Beijing kindergarten.

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Venezuela systematically abused foes in 2017 protests: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.

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The doctor will see you now - but often not for long

(Reuters Health) - For half of the world’s population, primary care doctor visits last less than five minutes, researchers say.

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China police say some claims of child abuse at Beijing kindergarten unfounded

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Tuesday some claims of child abuse at a Beijing kindergarten run by New York-listed RYB Education were unfounded.

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Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares rival rally

NAIROBI (Reuters) - African heads of state arrived for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration on Tuesday as riot police sealed off an area where the opposition planned a rival gathering and teargassed people trying to approach it.

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Kenyan president to be sworn-in as opposition prepares to hold rival rally

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's political divisions looked set to deepen on Tuesday as security forces patrolled the capital in preparation for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration and opposition leaders urged supporters to attend a rival rally.

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Trump, Senate Republicans prepare for showdown over tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was to meet with Senate Republican tax-writers on Monday at the White House to scope out an end-game strategy for sweeping tax legislation, ahead of a crucial vote on the Senate floor that could come as early as Thursday.

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WH lawyer prepares for questions on Russia

One of the next members of President Donald Trump's administration to enter the Russia investigation spotlight finds himself in a particularly awkward spot: He's the top lawyer at the White House.

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Beijing kindergartens get permanent inspectors after abuse scandal: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing will hire permanent inspectors to provide oversight at every one of its kindergartens following child abuse allegations at a facility run by the New York-listed RYB Education, state news agency Xinhua said late on Sunday.

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Parents allege abuse at kindergarten

Allegations of abuse, including drugging and molestation, at a Chinese kindergarten are rocking the nation's childcare industry. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

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Beijing kindergartens get permanent inspectors after abuse scandal - Xinhua

SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Beijing will hire permanent inspectors to provide oversight at every one of its kindergartens following child abuse allegations at a facility run by the New York-listed RYB Education, state news agency Xinhua said late on Sunday.

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China's RYB Education fires head of Beijing kindergarten embroiled in abuse scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese educational services provider RYB Education Inc said it had removed the head of one of its kindergarten, as allegations of child abuse at the Beijing nursery rocked the country's booming childcare industry.

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REFILE-China's RYB Education fires head of Beijing kindergarten embroiled in abuse scandal

BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Chinese educational services provider RYB Education Inc said it had removed the head of one of its kindergarten, as allegations of child abuse at the Beijing nursery rocked the country's booming childcare industry.

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Teacher Detained After Abuse Allegations at Beijing Kindergarten

Parents have said their children were drugged and forced to strip. The accusations have triggered outrage across China.

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Chinese police detain teacher in kindergarten abuse inquiry

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing police investigating alleged child abuse at a kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc said on Saturday they had detained a teacher, in the latest scandal to hit China's booming childcare industry.

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UPDATE 1-Chinese police detain teacher in kindergarten abuse inquiry

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Beijing police investigating alleged child abuse at a kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc said on Saturday they had detained a teacher, in the latest scandal to hit China's booming childcare industry.

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Beijing police detains teacher related to alleged abuse at RYB kindergarten

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The police of Beijing's Chaoyang district have detained a teacher on suspicion of abuse at a RYB kindergarten, the police said in an statement posted on its official Weibo account.

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Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Journalism schools at Arizona State University and the University of Kansas rescinded awards given to the broadcaster, who is accused of sexual misconduct.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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Trudeau Apologizes for Abuse and ‘Profound Cultural Loss’ at Indigenous Schools

The Canadian premier said former students of boarding schools in Newfoundland and Labrador “face adversity today” because of their schooling.

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U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank [SOVBAN.UL] alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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U.S. regulator preparing to sue Santander bank over auto loans -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. consumer watchdog is preparing to sue Santander bank alleging that the Spanish bank overcharged borrowers on auto loans, two sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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UPDATE 7-China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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UPDATE 6-China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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CORRECTED-Brazilian toy retailer Ri Happy prepares $300 million IPO -paper

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian toy retailer Ri Happy, owned by U.S. private equity specialist Carlyle Group LP , has hired banks for an initial public offering, seeking to take advantage of a retail rebound in Brazil, a national newspaper said on Friday.

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UPDATE 5-China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Beijing Kindergarten Is Accused of Abuse, and Internet Erupts in Fury

Parents claim children were fed pills, jabbed and stripped. While the police have released no conclusions, public ire shows broad anxiety about kindergartens.

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Brazilian toymaker Ri Happy prepares $300 million IPO -paper

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian toymaker Ri Happy, owned by U.S. private equity specialist Carlyle Group LP, has hired banks for an initial public offering, seeking to take advantage of a retail rebound in Brazil, a national newspaper said on Friday.

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China kindergarten sex abuse and 'needlemarks' claims prompt police probe

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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UPDATE 4-China kindergarten sex abuse and "needlemarks" claims prompt police probe

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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UPDATE 3-China police probe latest claims of childcare abuse

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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Zimbabwe's new leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe will have a new leader for the first time in almost four decades when Emmerson Mnangawa is sworn in as interim President on Friday, replacing long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure this week.

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China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the latest case in a booming childcare industry to spark outrage among parents.

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UPDATE 2-China police probe latest case of alleged childcare abuse

* Reports of sexual molestation, needlemarks and pills -Xinhua

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UPDATE 1-Beijing police probe nursery over abuse allegations

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Police in Beijing are investigating claims of abuse at a kindergarten operated by Chinese pre-school operator RYB Education Inc, the second high-profile case of alleged child abuse at a Chinese nursery in the last month.

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Beijing police probe nursery over abuse allegations

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Police in Beijing are investigating claims of child abuse at a kindergarten operated by RYB Education Inc, a Chinese pre-school operator that listed in New York in September.

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Gymnast: College official laughed at my sex abuse allegations

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual assault, says a Michigan State University official mocked her report of sexual abuse. The university has said that "any suggestion that the university covered up this conduct is simply false."

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An increasingly desperate search continues a week on in hopes of finding the Argentine vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out

An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.

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Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' and 'verbally abused' me repeatedly

Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty to Molestation Charges

The former team doctor for the United States gymnastics team and Michigan State has been accused of molesting scores of girls, including three Olympic gold medalists.

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BRIEF-UK's FCA fines bond trader 60,000 pounds for market abuse‍​‍​

* IMPOSED ON PAUL WALTER, A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL LTD BOND TRADER, FINANCIAL PENALTY OF 60,090 POUNDS FOR ENGAGING IN MARKET ABUSE‍​‍​‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2jekggW) Further company coverage:

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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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U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

(Reuters) - Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

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Is North Korea preparing for its 7th nuclear test?

Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden told Jim Sciutto that North Korea has often conducted nuclear tests in the winter. Could a launch be imminent?

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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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Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

(Reuters Health) - High school athletes have high rates of hand and wrist injuries, especially in certain sports, according to a new U.S. study.

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Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

(Reuters Health) - Many nursing home residents who might benefit from palliative care to make them more comfortable and improve their quality of life don’t receive it, a small U.S. study suggests.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Competition Bureau closes investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by Loblaw​

* Competition Bureau says it is closing its investigation into allegations of "abuse of dominance" by Loblaw​

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Many U.S. schools don’t teach CPR even when states require it

(Reuters Health) - Even though high schools in most U.S. states are required to offer training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to students, many do not, a new study suggests.

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Cancer survivors often living with PTSD

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Debt-ridden Altice says not preparing equity-linked cash raising, no margin loan problems

PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Debt-ridden telecoms and cable group Altice said on Monday it was not preparing to raise cash by means of any equity issue, adding it had no margin loans problems and was working on an asset sale programme to cut its debt.

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BRIEF-Altice NV says not in preparation of cash raising by means of an equity or equity-linked issuance

* ALTICE NV- ALTICE IS NOT IN PREPARATION OF A CASH RAISING BY MEANS OF AN EQUITY- OR EQUITY-LINKED ISSUANCE AND HAS NO INTENTION TO PURSUE SUCH ACTION​

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The Senator says she does not believe Roy Moore's denials of sexual abuse and hopes Alabama voters don't elect him

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she does not believe Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's denials of the sexual allegations against him and hopes the state's voters do not send him to Washington.

Doomsday nytimes.com

Preparing for Doomsday in a $1.5 Million Bunker Condo

Take a step into an old missile silo that has been converted into expensive bunkers for wealthy survivalists.

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.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

* Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

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As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

TORONTO (Reuters) - A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business.

Wallstrom, Margot E nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: Sweden’s Proponent of ‘Feminist Foreign Policy,’ Shaped by Abuse

As foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom, who broke free from a violent relationship in her 20s, is challenging assumptions in a traditionally male sphere.

technologyNews reuters.com

Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.

Fever nytimes.com

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

This season spares few between now and spring. Here’s how to build a survival kit to get you through unscathed.

E-Commerce nytimes.com

Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon

The online retailer is a rarity: A start-up that has been profitable. But investors will have to decide if it can compete with the e-commerce behemoth.

domesticNews reuters.com

Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

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Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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Congress prepares for first vote on tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

Bee, Samantha nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Abuse Problem Is Bigger Than Roy Moore

High-profile allegations should not overshadow the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, Ms. Bee said.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Iliad posts higher quarterly sales as it prepares Italian launch

* Launch in Italy scheduled for end 2017/early 2018 (Changes media slug, recasts and adds CFO comments on Italy)

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British PM May preparing to raise Brexit divorce bill offer: Sun

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to offer up to 20 billion pounds ($26 billion) more to the European Union as part of a Brexit divorce bill, the Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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Israel prepares to send tax bills to Facebook, Google: report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is planning to send tax bills within a year to internet companies Google and Facebook, financial newspaper TheMarker reported on Wednesday, joining efforts by several countries, including the European Union, to get the internet giants to pay more tax.

cnn.com

Shooter readiness has become the new normal at most schools

Fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings.

worldNews reuters.com

Tillerson calls for credible probe into rights abuses in Myanmar

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called for a credible investigation into allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims after a meeting with Myanmar's civilian and military leaders.

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Abuse of migrants is a blot on the world's conscience

Libya is awash with tears for the tens of thousands of migrants from across Africa and beyond who have traveled there in search of a better life.

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U.S. judge denies request for outsider to oversee Puerto Rico's PREPA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a request to install a former military officer to oversee Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility, PREPA, a victory for Governor Ricardo Rossello, whose government opposed the appointment.

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Tax reform state of play: House preps for vote

In the House, a harried behind-the-scenes effort to lock up the votes to pass their tax proposal on the floor.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

The School Prepping for Apocalypse

Bali’s Green School is betting that the skills kids will need for a dystopian future aren’t just math and history. Is this the new wave of progressive education?

sportsNews reuters.com

Gymnastics: Raisman says it took time to recognize what she says was sex abuse by doctor

(Reuters) - Triple Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman has said in a interview she did not realize at first that she had been treated inappropriately by a doctor accused of having sexually assaulted female gymnasts while he was the U.S. team doctor.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Hundreds join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

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Thousands to join Hollywood #MeToo march against sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of people are expected to march in Los Angeles on Sunday to support victims of sexual assault and harassment, inspired by a social media campaign that has portrayed such abuse as a pervasive feature of American life.

businessNews reuters.com

Aramco CEO: IPO preparations ongoing, no decision on venue abroad

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Preparations to float shares of Saudi Aramco next year are proceeding, but no decision has been taken yet on the venue for the international listing, the chief executive of the state oil company told Al Arabiya Television channel.

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Rachel Jeffs accuses father of abuse

The daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs is speaking out for the first time and accusing her father of sexual abuse on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today."

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Indonesian forces prepare to storm Papua villages held by rebels

JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.

Fraternities and Sororities nytimes.com

Clampdown on University of Michigan Fraternities After Reports of Sexual Misconduct and Alcohol Abuse

The suspension of parties and pledging activities at most of the school’s fraternities was the latest effort at major universities to curtail the excesses of Greek life.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How the Myth of the Artistic Genius Excuses the Abuse of Women

To some, assessing an artist’s work in light of his biography is blasphemous. But it’s time to do away with the idea that they’re separate.

cnn.com

Olympic gymnasts say they were abused

Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney have come forward alleging that former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused them.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: God Should Sue Roy Moore

How can some Christians cite the Bible to defend child molestation?

sportsNews reuters.com

Aly Raisman says she was abused by team doctor: CBS '60 Minutes'

(Reuters) - Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman said she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics' team physician Larry Nassar, according to an interview with CBS News program "60 Minutes" that will air on Sunday.

cnn.com

Aly Raisman: I was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor

Three-time gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and is "angry" about the culture that allowed the abuse to go on, she said in an interview with "60 Minutes."

healthNews reuters.com

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.

Priests nytimes.com

Brooklyn Diocese Names 8 Priests Who Sexually Abused Children

One priest, after being defrocked in 1992, went on to an illustrious career in academia while his victims’ lives “have been destroyed,” a lawyer said.

cnn.com

Corey Feldman says he's living in fear after talking to police about abuse

As Hollywood grapples with accusations of sexual harassment and abuse, actor Corey Feldman says he's living in fear as he tries to expose pedophilia in the industry.

artsNews reuters.com

Dance star Akram Khan prepares for swansong tour

LONDON (Reuters) - One of Britain's most celebrated dancer-choreographers, Akram Khan, is tackling the rise of xenophobia in his latest work, which he says will be his last as a leading performer.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Prep Thanksgiving Dinner

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

Athletics and Sports nytimes.com

How Should High Schools Define Sexes for Transgender Athletes?

The question is relatively new, and guidelines so far differ from state to state. “It has been a challenge” one Texas official said.

environmentNews reuters.com

Delhi schools shut for rest of week as toxic smog thickens, chokes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

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Schools shut in India's Delhi for the week as toxic smog thickens

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Delhi's government on Wednesday ordered schools shut for the rest of the week as air pollution worsened and criticism mounted over the failure of Indian authorities to tackle the public health crisis.

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.

topNews reuters.com

Chinese fans prepare to welcome rich, powerful, 'free-spirit' Trump

BEIJING (Reuters) - He may be a divisive figure back home, but U.S. President Donald Trump will be landing in friendly territory when he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, judging by Chinese social media.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Domestic Abusers Are Barred From Gun Ownership, but Often Escape the Law

In 1996, domestic abusers were legally barred from owning a gun, yet a large percentage of mass gunmen have domestic violence in their backgrounds.

domesticNews reuters.com

Puerto Rico oversight board, PREPA to testify at House hearing Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources committee, citing concerns about power contracts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is set to hear testimony on Tuesday from Puerto Rico's oversight board and the territory's bankrupt power utility, PREPA.

Private and Sectarian Schools nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Conspiracy of Inaction on Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Every big new revelation has something in common with what happened at my high school. People knew.

cnn.com

Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought process changed. I then imagined being in a wheelchair, having a caretaker, never getting married, never having kids and never being able to enjoy life again.

topNews reuters.com

Trump lands in Japan, says U.S. and allies are prepared to defend freedom

KAWAGOE, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his tough rhetoric against North Korea when he arrived in Japan on Sunday, saying that the United States and its allies are prepared to defend freedom and that "no dictator" should underestimate U.S. resolve.

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Puerto Rico's PREPA utility creditors say power grid damage is overblown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bondholders of Puerto Rico's bankrupt power utility, PREPA, said on Friday that the damage to the local electric grid by Hurricane Maria is not as bad as the island's government says, and could be fixed quickly with an outside energy expert in charge.

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Floating Schools in Bangladesh

In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a houseboat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and highly vulnerable to climate change.

Genetics and Heredity nytimes.com

Trilobites: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds

Most preserved fossils of the beasts are male, scientists found, which offers insights into mammoth behavior.

domesticNews reuters.com

Mayor of Philadelphia will ask to end state control of city schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia said Thursday he would seek to end state control of the city's school district, the nation’s 8th largest, and vowed to increase local tax support to bring city schools up to modern standards.

cnn.com

Clovis: Schools push ideas like 'environmentalism' and 'racism'

Donald Trump's nominee to be the chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, Sam Clovis, wrote in a 2011 newsletter that progressives, through the public school system, have been "indoctrinating children" with concepts he said are contrary to America's founding, including environmentalism and racism.

cnn.com

Republicans prepare to lay out their vision on taxes

House Republicans are expected to finally roll out their tax bill Thursday, but not without some reservations from rank-and-file members.

politicsNews reuters.com

After delay, Republicans in Congress prepare to introduce tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tax bill offering plenty of flexibility was expected to be released by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as they grapple with stubborn internal disagreements on paying for the tax cuts they propose.

healthNews reuters.com

Tanning salons often ignore laws restricting use by minors

(Reuters Health) - More than one-third of indoor tanning salons don’t follow state laws limiting use by children and teens, a U.S. study suggests.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

First jobs: How to prepare for a life of giving away money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - From multiple hurricanes to earthquakes, wildfires and refugee crises, it seems there was a new humanitarian crisis at every turn in 2017.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's May says action will be taken on sexual abuse in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday action would be taken when there are allegations and evidence of sexual misconduct in parliament.

topNews reuters.com

Banks fearing North Korea hacking prepare defenses: cyber experts

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Global banks are preparing to defend themselves against North Korea potentially intensifying a years-long hacking spree by seeking to cripple financial networks as Pyongyang weighs the threat of U.S. military action over its nuclear program, cyber security experts said.

healthNews reuters.com

Older patients having a heart attack often delay hospital trip

(Reuters Health) - A significant proportion of older people having heart attacks put off going to a hospital, a recent study found.

domesticNews reuters.com

Chicago Public Schools gets improved rating outlook from S&P

CHICAGO (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on the Chicago Board of Education's junk credit rating to stable from negative on Tuesday, citing a boost in state and local funding for the cash-strapped school district.

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UK's Brexit preparations accelerating, cabinet united behind PM May: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's preparations for leaving the European Union are accelerating significantly, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday, describing her cabinet of senior ministers as united in seeking a Brexit deal from the EU.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. business group worries Trump unprepared for commercial talks with China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Tuesday it was concerned U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was not making sufficient preparation for talks on imbalances in the bilateral economic relationship ahead of his November visit.

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Britain moves to tackle abuse in a bastion of tradition: parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - There will be zero tolerance of sexual harassment in Britain's parliament, the government said on Monday, toughening rules after allegations of abuse at the 800-year-old institution fueled demands for reform.

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Singapore minister says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job.

nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Preparing for the Next Sandy

Monday: Lessons from a hurricane, fall weather (finally), and Halloween events.

Floods nytimes.com

Five Years After Sandy, Are We Better Prepared?

While much of New York City’s battered infrastructure has been repaired and even improved, most long-term resiliency measures are still years away

Education nytimes.com

Betsy DeVos’s Schedule Shows Focus on Religious and Nontraditional Schools

The secretary of education’s calendar tracking her daily meetings is full of sessions with leading advocates of vouchers and charter schools.

worldNews reuters.com

Ireland preparing for all Brexit eventualities: minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is making contingency plans for any unwanted outcomes from the Brexit negotiations, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. sanctions North Koreans for 'flagrant' rights abuse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities for "flagrant" human rights abuses, including killings, torture, forced labor and the hunting down of asylum seekers abroad.

domesticNews reuters.com

Mississippi court ruling is credit negative for schools: Moody's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said a recent ruling by Mississippi's highest court against a number of public school districts that sought increased funding is negative for the state's school districts' credit.

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U.S. sanctions North Koreans over forced labor, other alleged abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities over what it called serious human rights abuses, including forced labor and hunting down of asylum seekers.