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FBI director tells staff to 'expect -- and welcome' tough questions

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The FBI director told his staff in an agency-wide email Monday that the bureau should "expect -- and welcome -- people asking tough questions," the day after President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that the reputation of the FBI was in "tatters." [Source]

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* TIFFANY & CO - ON DEC 8, JANA AGREED TO INCLUSION OF 3 DIRECTORS -ROGER FARAH, JAMES LILLIE & FRANCESCO TRAPANI- ON SLATE FOR 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

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* MARCATO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SAYS DECKERS CONFIRMS IT CONTINUES TO STAND READY TO INTERVIEW MARCATO'S 3 DIRECTOR NOMINEES IN ADVANCE OF ANNUAL MEETING

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Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

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Icahn nominates four directors to Xerox's board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has named four nominees to Xerox Corp's board of directors, the company said on Monday, after a current Icahn-appointed director resigned due to a difference of opinion with the board.

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FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.

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CNN corrects story on email to Trumps about WikiLeaks

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F.B.I. Warned Hope Hicks About Emails From Russian Operatives

Top counterintelligence agents met with Ms. Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest advisers, to urge caution about Russian outreach efforts.

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* STANLEY FURNITURE COMPANY - BOARD VOTED TO DECREASE NUMBER OF DIRECTORS BY ONE EFFECTIVE UPON GLENN PRILLAMAN’S RESIGNATION - SEC FILING‍​

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'X-Men' film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brian Singer, the director of the film series "X-Men", has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state.

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BRIEF-Intercontinental Exchange Announces Election Of Sharon Bowen To ICE Board Of Directors

* INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF SHARON BOWEN TO ICE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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BRIEF-Barnes Group Says ‍Elected Richard Hipple As Independent Director

* BARNES GROUP - ‍ELECTED RICHARD J. HIPPLE AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR OF CO; HIPPLE'S ELECTION INCREASES BOARD MEMBERSHIP TO TWELVE DIRECTORS - SEC FILING​ Source text - http://bit.ly/2AJ9v0n Further company coverage:

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2016 email to the then-candidate and Trump Jr. offered what was purported to be a key to hacked documents

Candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators.

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Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Short-term home rental service Airbnb on Friday called Singapore's regulatory framework "untenable" as authorities said they planned to hold discussions with home-sharing platforms and resident groups soon on how such accommodation may be allowed.

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BRIEF-Pearson Plc Appoints Michael Lynton To Board Of Directors

* APPOINTS MICHAEL LYNTON, CHAIRMAN OF SNAPCHAT AND FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF SONY ENTERTAINMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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FBI director responds to Trump attack

FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency in his first public appearance since President Donald Trump said the bureau is "in tatters." CNN's Jessica Schneider has the details.

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Rep. Franks to resign after staff members' complaints of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Rep. Franks resigns after staff members complain of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Emails raise new questions about meeting

Breaking news on the Russia probe raises new questions about what the infamous Trump Tower meeting was about.

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Previously undisclosed emails were from a Russia intermediary to a Trump aide, sources say

The British publicist who arranged the June 2016 meeting with Russians and Donald Trump Jr. sent multiple emails to a Russian participant and a member of Donald Trump's inner circle later that summer, multiple sources told CNN, the first indication there was any follow-up after the meeting.

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BRIEF-Advanced Disposal Announces A Change To Its Board Of Directors

* ADVANCED DISPOSAL ANNOUNCES A CHANGE TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS IT CONTINUES TO ENHANCE BOARD INDEPENDENCE

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Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year

(Reuters) - Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.

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President's son had legitimate reasons to not answer House panel questions: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that Donald Trump Jr. was on solid legal ground when he refused to answer questions from a congressional committee about a conversation he had with his father, President Donald Trump, about emails relating to a meeting he attended with Trump associates and Russians.

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Bobby Cannavale, Tough Guy, ‘Can Handle a Pink Couch’

He charms Martin Scorsese and thrills his co-stars, so isn’t it time you recognized that Mr. Cannavale isn’t “the guy you went to high school with”?

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FBI Director Wray defends bureau in wake of Republican criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation defended his employees on Thursday against a growing chorus of accusations by Republicans, including President Donald Trump, that its agents were allowing political bias to seep into their investigations.

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Tillerson holds tough line on Russia sanctions over Ukraine

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his tough line on Russia during a visit to Europe on Thursday, saying in front of his Russian counterpart that Washington would keep sanctions in place until Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Appoints Gayla Delly As Independent Director

* BROADCOM SAYS ON DEC 4, BOARD APPOINTED GAYLA DELLY AS AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jmGe2b) Further company coverage:

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Trump's eldest son faces questions in Congress about Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., returned to Congress on Wednesday to face questions from lawmakers about alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with Moscow by his father's presidential campaign.

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Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, open to peacekeepers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday there could be no normal relations with Russia until Moscow ended its support for separatists in Ukraine and returned Crimea, in comments likely to reassure Western allies.

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GOP tax plan has tight timeline and tough poll numbers

The lobbying bonanza has officially kicked into high gear. Name the industry or interest group and they've been on the Hill the last 48 hours to try and persuade, defend or outright defeat various provisions in a tax overhaul that all involved see as a train that's not only moving, but almost to its final destination.

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At Three National Monuments, Quiet Trails and Questions About the Future

This week President Trump sharply reduced the size of two monuments; plans for many others are unclear. What are these places like for visitors? We explored a few.

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Email: Mueller attorney praised Yates

A lawyer on the special counsel team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election lavished praise on Sally Yates after her decision in January to defy President Donald Trump and not enforce his travel ban executive order, according to government emails published Tuesday by the conservative activist group Judicial Watch.

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'Responsible' investor group toughens code on global members

BOSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A UN supported group pushing for "responsible" investment said it has adopted tougher rules aimed at making fund managers deliver on pledges to pay attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp Announces Resignation Of Director

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Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was unduly biased against religion.

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U.S. justices pose tough questions about baker's refusal to make gay wedding cake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case.

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Moore staffer brings CNN anchor's baby up in heated exchange

Roy Moore spokeswoman Janet Porter mentions host Poppy Harlow's baby twice while defending Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore against his Democrat opponent Doug Jones.

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Trump lawyer's account about tweets raises questions about what president knew

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's legal arguments in defense of the president's tweets about former U.S. national security advisor Michael Flynn have been greeted with some skepticism by legal experts.

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FBI director tells staff to 'expect -- and welcome' tough questions

The FBI director told his staff in an agency-wide email Monday that the bureau should "expect -- and welcome -- people asking tough questions," the day after President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that the reputation of the FBI was in "tatters."

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Director Defends F.B.I. After Trump Says Bureau Is in ‘Tatters’

Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, did not mention the president in defending the agency’s work force as “focused on our critical mission.”

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ABC boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston chastised his staff over Brian Ross' major error in reporting on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Testimony of Flynn's deputy raises questions

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's deputy told a key Senate committee she "was not aware" of any communications between Flynn and the Russian ambassador -- an assertion that appears to contradict a court filing unsealed Friday, according to documents obtained by CNN.

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ABC News boss blasts staff over Flynn error

ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross' major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network's chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.

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BRIEF-Deckers Says Urges Stockholders To Vote For All Its Director Nominees

* DECKERS PROVIDES UPDATE ON ONGOING PROCESS TO ADD AT LEAST TWO NEW QUALIFIED INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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'Tough' May holds off Brexit deal after Irish furor

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal with EU negotiators in Brussels on Monday despite earlier reports of a breakthrough agreement that would have kept British-ruled Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations.

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'Tough' May holds off Brexit deal after Irish furore

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal with EU negotiators in Brussels on Monday despite earlier reports of a breakthrough agreement that would have kept British-ruled Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations.

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India fines Monsanto for delays in answering anti-trust questions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's anti-trust regulator has fined Monsanto Co 15 million rupees ($233,000) for being too slow in replying to questions in a competition probe into the U.S. seeds company.

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BRIEF-Marcato Modifies Slate Of Director Nominees

* MARCATO MODIFIES SLATE OF DIRECTOR NOMINEES; SENDS LETTER TO DECKERS STOCKHOLDERS

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BRIEF-Redzone Announces Appointment Of Director And Private Placement

* REDZONE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Aerie Pharmaceuticals Appoints Heather Johnson As Regional Sales Director For Northeast Region

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Warner calls for McFarland to testify about 'thrown' election emails

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said on CNN's "State of the Union" that KT McFarland, a former Trump transition official and deputy national security adviser, needs to provide testimony to Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller.

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CIA director: Trump's tweets help us

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

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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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NYT: Emails show Flynn didn't work alone on Russia

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was in close touch with other members of the transition team before and after he spoke with the Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak about US sanctions against Russia, according to a report published Saturday.

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

The president has called claims of unusual contacts with Russia a “hoax.” But emails show top aides closely tracked Michael T. Flynn’s fateful call to the Russian ambassador.

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President Trump responds to questions about Flynn plea

President Trump spoke to reporters about the GOP tax bill and responded to questions about the recent Michael Flynn plea agreement. CNN's Michael Smerconish has more.

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Disputed CFPB acting director plans to seek preliminary injunction: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The disputed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a court filing on Friday that she plans to seek a preliminary injunction against rival acting director Mick Mulvaney and the Trump administration by Dec. 5.

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BRIEF-Precision Drilling Corporation Announces Addition Of New Director

* PRECISION DRILLING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEW DIRECTOR

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World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

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WH chief of staff soured on Tillerson post-'moron' comment

The relationship between White House chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has soured in recent months, leaving the former Exxon CEO without a single top ally in the White House as talk has ramped up of him being replaced at the State Department.

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BRIEF-Athabasca Minerals Appoints Mr. John Halliwell To Board Of Directors

* ATHABASCA MINERALS APPOINTS MR. JOHN HALLIWELL TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart.

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BRIEF-Bellerophon Appoints Ted Wang To Its Board Of Directors

* BELLEROPHON APPOINTS TED WANG, PH.D., OF PUISSANCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Powerful U.S. auto union caucus nominates regional director for president

DETROIT (Reuters) - An influential caucus at the United Auto Workers on Thursday nominated a regional director as its candidate for union president at a time when the organization has been struggling to unionize auto plants and faces an expanding federal probe into alleged misuse of funds at training centers funded by Detroit's automakers.

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FEMA chief questions agency's role, urges more local response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday said the wave of recent U.S. disasters, from multiple storms to raging wildfires, must redefine the agency's role and that localities must be more prepared to shoulder crises.

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BRIEF-Russia's Lenta says TPG replaces one of non-exec directors

* Steven Hellman has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd., effective from Dec. 1, 2017.

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MOVES-Grieveson named L&G's general insurance IT and change director

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Legal & General's general insurance business appointed Tim Grieveson to its leadership team as IT and change director.

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CNN fires staffer after complaints about behavior

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BRIEF-United Security Bancshares Says Board Of Co, United Security Bank Voted To Increase Size Of Their Respective Boards From 10 To 11 Directors​

* UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES- ‍ON NOV. 28, BOARD OF CO, UNITED SECURITY BANK VOTED TO INCREASE SIZE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BOARDS FROM 10 TO 11 DIRECTORS​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AGgfgo] Further company coverage:

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Director says reshoots 'already done' for 'All the Money in the World'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie director Ridley Scott says he is confident of finishing reshoots on "All the Money in the World" in time for its planned December release after a scramble to replace actor Kevin Spacey because of sexual misconduct allegations.

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Pope’s Pivot From Politics in Myanmar Doesn’t Quiet Questions on Rohingya

Pope Francis met with Buddhist monks and celebrated mass for Catholics as his spokesman tried to explain why he avoided talk of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

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Lawsuit questions conduct of Madoff victims' lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses a lawyer representing hundreds of victims defrauded by Bernard Madoff of cheating her own clients through overbilling, discouraging settlements and having conflicts of interest.

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BuzzFeed to cut staff by about 100

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Fox News: Moore staff roughed up crew

Two Roy Moore campaign staffers clash with photojournalists from Fox News at a rally in Alabama.

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She's the latest female anchor to find herself in a tough spot

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BRIEF-New Pacific Metals Increased Directors On Board From Five To Six

* NEW PACIFIC METALS REPORTS 2017 AGM RESULTS AND ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PAN AMERICAN SILVER DIRECTOR NOMINEE

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VAM Funds names Robert Gordon director of two funds

(Reuters) - Luxembourg-based fund management company VAM Funds appointed Robert Gordon as a director of VAM Funds and VAM Managed Funds.

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Weatherbys Private Bank names associate director

(Reuters) - Weatherbys Private Bank appointed Henry Taylor as an associate director.

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Report: Trump still questions Obama's birth certificate

President Donald Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama's birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported, citing advisers who discussed Trump's statements.

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U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad.

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U.S. budget chief Mulvaney says CFPB staff should 'disregard' deputy director: memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday told staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to "disregard" instructions from Leandra English, the deputy director, according to a memo.

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BRIEF-Zenyatta Ventures Ltd Announces Appointment Of Brett A. Richards as Director and Chairman

* ZENYATTA VENTURES LTD - ‍APPOINTMENT OF BRETT A. RICHARDS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ZENYATTA WHERE HE WILL ALSO ACT AS CHAIRMAN​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tough OPEC meeting looms as Russia unsure about duration of cuts

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week as its leader Saudi Arabia pushes to extend oil output cuts by nine months while non-member Russia is hesitating on the curbs' duration due to worries that the market could overheat.

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Tough OPEC meeting looms amid specter of oil deficit

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally.

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Tough OPEC meeting looms amid spectre of oil deficit

DUBAI/VIENNA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally.

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BRIEF-Giyani Metals Appoints Robin Birchall As CEO And Director

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Roy Moore's Alabama court ouster rooted in credibility questions

President Donald Trump and Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have put Moore's veracity and character on the line. Last year, so did a special Alabama court that removed him from office.

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BRIEF-Grace A. Huebscher Elected To Freddie Mac Board Of Directors

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BRIEF-‍Marcato Capital Responds To Deckers Outdoor's Announcement That It Intends To Appoint At Least 2 New Independent​ Directors

* ‍MARCATO CAPITAL ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO DECKERS OUTDOOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT INTENDS TO APPOINT AT LEAST TWO NEW INDEPENDENT​ DIRECTORS

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Directors duel over control of U.S. consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney brought a sweetener to the Trump administration's takeover of the consumer watchdog agency on Monday, offering doughnuts as he challenged the Obama-era acting appointee in a partisan showdown over how to regulate the U.S. financial system.

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UPDATE 4-Directors duel over control of U.S. consumer protection agency

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Dueling directors create confusion at U.S. consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With doughnuts in hand, President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. government consumer watchdog agency turned up for work on Monday, challenging the acting appointee of the Obama-era leader in an partisan showdown over how the U.S. financial system should be regulated.

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Ex-CIA director blasts Trump's CNN attack

Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden criticized President Donald Trump's attack of CNN over the weekend, saying he could not believe a President was capable of "such an outrageous assault" on a free press or the First Amendment.

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White House's Mulvaney tells CFPB staff to 'disregard' Leandra English: memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mick Mulvaney, U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Monday instructed agency staff to disregard directions from Leandra English, who was named acting director by the former head of the agency.

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NYT: Trump questions whether infamous tape is real

President Donald Trump has questioned the authenticity of the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which he bragged about being able to grope women, The New York Times reported over the weekend, despite the fact that Trump immediately apologized for his remarks when the video surfaced.

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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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Trump names an interim head of the CFPB hours after the outgoing director appoints a different successor

President Donald Trump named an interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shortly after the outgoing director appointed his own successor, signaling a potential showdown over who's in charge of the federal agency.

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BRIEF-GENTEX SAYS ON NOV 20 DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION

* GENTEX - ‍ON NOV 20, DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS APPOINTMENT AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NETHERLANDS​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A4gGRe) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Anec sees more corn exports, 2017 still tough for traders

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian grain exporters association Anec revised upward its forecast on Thursday for corn exports this year, but commodities traders operating in the country may still see their worse performance in a decade as margins are squeezed amid a bumper harvest.

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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.

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Moore's communications director resigns

The communications director for controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned from his position on the campaign, senior campaign adviser Brett Doster tells CNN.

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Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...

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BRIEF-Avivagen appoints Aubrey Dan to its board of directors

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Reward offered to behead actress, director

Producers of a Bollywood movie have delayed its release amid fears for the safety of its female star and director, following death threats from prominent Hindu hardliners.

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BRIEF-L Brands director‍​ David Kollat reports open market purchase of 9,910 shares

* L Brands says director‍​ David Kollat reports open market purchase of 9,910 shares of co's common stock at average price of $50.34 per share on Nov 20 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2B9gb61) Further company coverage:

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Questions over death of Border Patrol agent

Details remain scant in what the FBI describes as a "tragic incident" that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another in serious condition.

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BRIEF-Pieris Pharmaceuticals appoints James Geraghty as chairman of board of directors

* Pieris Pharmaceuticals appoints James Geraghty as chairman of the board of directors

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SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.

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Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions

Many of the country’s more than 900,000 temporary foreign workers make less than minimum wage but feel they can’t complain, a new survey showed.

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EU drugs agency move to Amsterdam minimises likely staff losses

LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Amsterdam's success in winning the battle to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is relocating from London because of Brexit, was welcomed by drug manufacturers on Monday hoping for the least disruption due to staff losses at the regulator.

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Franken won't resign, staffer tells newspaper

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken has no intention of stepping down, a Franken staffer told the Star Tribune on Saturday.

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Trump's delay on importing heads of hunted elephants surprises administration staff

President Donald Trump's move late Friday night to postpone a decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African countries came as a surprise not only to interest groups, but also the US Fish and Wildlife Service employees who oversaw the proposed change in policy, a source with knowledge of the agency's process told CNN.

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Modern Love: Senior Couples Try the 36 Questions That Lead to Love

The questions have led to countless unions. What can they do for pairs who know everything about each other?

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Nissan cites staff shortage for improper tests, plans more inspectors

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Friday blamed a lack of trained staff for improper final inspections at its car plants in Japan for over 20 years, and said it would increase the number of inspectors as part of a plan to improve compliance.

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36 Questions That Lead to Love (Again)

“Tell your partner what you like about them, and be very honest.” We asked three couples who know everything about each other to try out Modern Love’s 36 questions, intended to bring strangers closer.

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Three questions for more mindful parenting

Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.

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Nissan blames staff shortage for improper tests, plans more inspectors

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Friday blamed a staff shortage for improper final inspections at its car plants in Japan for over 20 years, and said it would increase the number of trained staff as part of a plan to improve compliance.

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Turkey hunts 42 university staff in post-coup crackdown: source

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have launched operations to track down 42 university staff from Istanbul's Marmara University who are alleged to have links to last year's failed coup attempt, a police source said on Friday.

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McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

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BRIEF-Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group board of directors

* Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group, Inc. board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cotiviti appoints Halsey Wise to board of directors

* Cotiviti Holdings Inc - ‍Wise's appointment expands board to 10 directors​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-POSTMEDIA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* ‍ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF PAUL GODFREY AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, IN ADDITION TO HIS ROLE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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Brexit deters some international staff from London tech firms - survey

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates.

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

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

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Trump dodges questions on Moore

President Donald Trump, fresh off his Asia trip, discussed the success of his political trip, while avoiding questions on whether Roy Moore should leave the Senate race in Alabama.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

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BRIEF-Everi Holdings director Eileen​ Raney buys 9,000 shares of co's common stock

* Everi Holdings Inc director Eileen​ ‍raney reports purchase of 9,000 shares of co's common stock on Nov 15 at $8.65 per share - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2AKnfVJ) Further company coverage:

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Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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Cardiac arrest study in young athletes raises heart screening questions

(Reuters Health) - Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests.

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Former staffer: Congressman asked me to twirl

Former congressional staffer Rebecca Weir says an ex-congressman asked her to twirl for him while she was working for him.

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BRIEF-Macrogenics names Jay Siegel to its board of directors

* Macrogenics names Jay Siegel to its board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Elon Musk email from May is upsetting people

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U.S. Justice Dept eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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Analysis: Sessions tiptoes around questions of basic democratic norms

One day, President Trump calls the US justice system a "laughingstock." The next day he wants it used to investigate his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. He appears to hold unparalleled disregard for the independence of the US justice system.

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Despite EU caution, France pursues tough line on Iran missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted an "uncompromising" dialogue with Iran about its ballistic missile program and a possible negotiation over the issue separate from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

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BRIEF-Staffing 360 Solutions reports Q3 revenue of $50.3 mln

* Staffing 360 Solutions announces financial results for fiscal third quarter 2017

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Ryan orders House and staff to take sexual harassment course

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that there will be a new mandatory anti-harassment and discrimination training for all House members and staff.

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Senate committee questions Trump's nuclear authority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid concern that tensions over North Korea's weapons program could lead to war.

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UPDATE 1-Lufthansa offers 250 mln euros to take on most of Alitalia's fleet, half of staff -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa has offered 250 million euros ($294 million) to take on most of Alitalia's fleet of aircraft and half of its staff, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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Lufthansa offers 250 mln euros to take on most of Alitalia's fleet, half of staff -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa has offered 250 million euros ($294 million) to take on most of Alitalia's fleet of aircraft and half of its staff, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-GE expects 25 pct reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO (Nov. 13)

* General Electric Co expects 25 percent reduction of corporate staff worldwide this year, largely completed - CFO Jamie Miller​ Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Delta Partners to nominate slate of directors to Good Times Restaurant board

* Delta Partners Lp says co, REIT Redux Partners delivered letter to Good Times Restaurant providing notice that they will nominate slate of directors

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On Washington: Past Sex Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take a Tough Line

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who has pushed out Republican offenders in the past, views salacious episodes as a threat to the Senate and to the party’s reputation.

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Amazon sells off China cloud assets as tough new rules bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

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BRIEF-GE to cut 25 pct of corporate staff at Boston headquarters - CFO

* General Electric Co plans to cut 25 percent of corporate staff at its Boston headquarters - CFO Jamie Miller‍​ Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Humana elects Karen Desalvo to board of directors

* Humana Inc - ‍Desalvo's election brings number of Humana directors to 12​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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SNL gets tough on Roy Moore, Fox News defends him

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Sesno: Ask the tough questions

While freedom of the press is a right spelled out in the Constitution and upheld by the courts, it is also every American citizen's responsibility to foster and protect, says Frank Sesno

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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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Puerto Rico's emergency director resigns

Puerto Rico's emergency management director resigned Friday as the island's slow recovery continues nearly two months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.

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GE cutting staff ahead of new CEO's Monday overhaul -sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co is laying off sales staff and other employees in its software division, according to people familiar with the matter, ahead of new Chief Executive John Flannery's expected announcement on Monday of a plan to slash costs and jettison units in an effort to improve the company's profits.

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UPDATE 2-GE cutting staff ahead of new CEO's Monday overhaul -sources

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - General Electric Co is laying off sales staff and other employees in its software division, according to people familiar with the matter, ahead of new Chief Executive John Flannery's expected announcement on Monday of a plan to slash costs and jettison units in an effort to improve the company's profits.

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After 13 years in the military, this is my toughest Veterans Day

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UPDATE 1-GE cutting staff ahead of new CEO's Monday overhaul -sources

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - General Electric Co is laying off sales staff and other employees in its software division, according to people familiar with the matter, ahead of new Chief Executive John Flannery's expected announcement on Monday of a plan to slash costs and jettison units in an effort to improve the company's profits.

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EU parliament questions independence of police, judiciary in Malta

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers have raised concerns over money laundering in Malta and the independence of its police and judiciary in a draft resolution, stepping up pressure on the island after the assassination of an investigative journalist.

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GE cutting staff ahead of new CEO's Monday overhaul: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co is laying off sales staff and other employees in its software division, according to people familiar with the matter, ahead of new Chief Executive John Flannery's expected announcement on Monday of a plan to slash costs and jettison units in an effort to improve the company's profits.

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BRIEF-ASSURANT BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES 6% DIVIDEND INCREASE

* ‍RAISES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY $0.03 TO $0.56 PER COMMON SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Amazon seeks staff in European insurance push

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is expanding its nascent European product insurance business, according to recent job adverts, which industry watchers say could signal the start of broader ambitions in insurance.

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Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

JAKARTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Indonesia's military is ready to take tough measures, if needed, to combat separatists who, it said, were holding civilian hostages in villages in the eastern province of Papua, but will pursue dialogue first.

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Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.

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Trump praises 'productive' China talks, but tough action seen ahead

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China.

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Analysis: This is what 44 seconds of GOP senators not responding to questions about Roy Moore sounds like

When Senate leaders planned an event Thursday afternoon with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House economic guru Gary Cohn to tout the rollout of their tax plan, the words "Roy Moore underage girl" were not likely on their minds.

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Trump does not take questions with Xi

US President Donald Trump did not take questions from reporters in China, forfeiting a potential opportunity to push Chinese leader Xi Jinping to face the press.

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'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson to oversee new 'Star Wars' trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away is expanding further on screen with a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films outside of the ongoing Skywalker saga, Walt Disney Co said Thursday, to be overseen by Rian Johnson, the director of the franchise's upcoming film "The Last Jedi."

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Uber boss says U.S. market unprofitable amid tough competition from Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft Inc poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago.

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U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday that it would classify illicit versions of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, allowing criminal prosecution of anyone who possesses, distributes or manufactures illicit versions of the drug.

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MOVES-Mizuho hires Greenwood as managing director for loans

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mizuho Americas has hired Susan Greenwood for loan sales for syndicated finance as the bank seeks to build its leveraged finance business.

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BRIEF-Justice Dept staff recommended AT&T divest Turner or DirecTV - gov't official

Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Justice department's main concern over at&t acquisition of time warner is merged firm will raise costs of time warner content to rivals - source

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U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Thursday it will schedule all illicit versions of fentanyl on an emergency basis, making it easier for prosecutors to go after criminals who try to circumvent the law by manipulating the chemical structure of opioid drugs.

Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) nytimes.com

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto

French and German opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world’s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative.

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Chip boom drives Toshiba profit surge; raises questions about future earnings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven almost entirely by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Swiss drop rape inquiry against director Polanski

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have dropped an investigation of film director Roman Polanski after finding the statute of limitations did not allow pursuing allegations by a former German actress and model that he raped her in 1972 when she was 15 years old.

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The two leaders, the first, a vocal critic of the press and the other an enforcer of strict media censorship, aren't expected to take questions

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Investigators have asked questions about the former Trump adviser and his son's business dealings

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has expressed concern about the potential legal exposure of his son, Michael Flynn Jr., who, like his father, is under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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Goldman promotes 509 people to managing director

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Wednesday promoted 509 people to managing director, the bank's second-highest rank behind partner.

Genocchio, Benjamin nytimes.com

Director of International Art Fair Accused of Sexual Harassment

Five women described unwelcome touching by Benjamin Genocchio and a total of eight said he made sexually inappropriate comments to them at the Armory Show, Artnet News and Louise Blouin Media.

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BRIEF-Broadcom reviewing candidates for Qualcomm director slate- CNBC‍​

* Broadcom is reviewing candidates for Qualcomm director slate- CNBC‍​

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BRIEF-Accenture appoints Natalie Heisler as managing director for Accenture Analytics in Canada

* Accenture appoints Natalie Heisler as managing director, Accenture Analytics lead for Canada Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tough night for Trump and GOP sends a message for 2018

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CIA director met with DNC hack conspiracy theorist at Trump's urging

CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met -- at the urging of President Donald Trump -- with one of the principal deniers of Russian interference in the US election, according to multiple intelligence sources.

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CIA director looking into DNC hack theory

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with an advocate of a conspiracy theory claiming that the theft of DNC emails came from a DNC employee, not Russia. Pompeo's move reportedly came at President Trump's request.

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Chief of staff to congresswoman placed on leave following sexual harassment claims

Michigan Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence has placed her chief of staff on administrative leave following accusations of sexual harassment by former staffers in her office.

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WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

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EU eyes tough Brexit transition terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU diplomats will start sketching out a Brexit transition offer on Wednesday that would probably let Britain stay in the single market for about two years after it leaves the bloc in March 2019, EU officials said.

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The act that gets tough on North Korea

Modern Love 13 nytimes.com

Modern Love: The 13 Questions That Lead to Divorce

If you were given the chance to bring peace to the Middle East, would you also make that about you?

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German minister warns EU against toughening car emissions targets

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he is against any toughening of European car emissions targets by 2025, warning that stricter rules would cost jobs and growth.

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BRIEF-Seaworld appoints Scott Ross to board of directors

* Seaworld announces appointment of Scott Ross to board of directors

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Toyota forecasts tough outlook for U.S. sales, yen boost to overall profit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp upgraded its full-year operating profit forecast by 8 percent on expectations of a weaker yen but flagged a dour outlook for North America, its biggest market, where quarterly sales fell to the lowest in nearly three years.

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5 questions for elections in Virginia, New Jersey

Can Republicans win tough races by getting close -- but not too close -- to President Donald Trump, adopting his tactics without actually campaigning with him?

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017) nytimes.com

Trump Says Tougher Gun Laws Could’ve Worsened Texas Death Toll

If a bystander hadn’t been armed, “instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead,” the president said Tuesday in South Korea.

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Stafford, Lions beat Packers 30-17

(The Sports Xchange) - The Detroit Lions found the perfect remedy for a three-game losing streak. The Green Bay Packers.

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U.S. attorney general due to face Democrats' Russia questions next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is due to testify before a congressional committee next week, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, offering Democrats a chance to question him about his past statements on President Donald Trump's campaign exchanges with Russian intermediaries.

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BRIEF-Transcanada appoints new independent director

* Transcanada corp - ‍announced appointment of a new independent director, Thierry Vandal​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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After a Tough 2016, Many Pollsters Haven’t Changed Anything

Private pollsters are trying harder to capture the opinions of less educated white voters, but some public pollsters haven’t adjusted at all.

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BRIEF-Allstate Corp president joins H&R Block board of directors

* H & r Block Inc - announces ‍election of Matthew Winter, president of Allstate Corp, to serve on co's board of directors, effective on November 3​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Five Star Diamonds appoints Aneel Waraich as director & Carmelo Marrelli as CFO

* Five Star Diamonds Ltd - ‍appointment of Aneel Waraich as director and Carmelo Marrelli as chief financial officer​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: