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China looks to nuclear option to ease winter heating woes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns - though developers say the risks are minimal.

Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) nytimes.com

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home.

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Alabama Senate readers' guide: What to watch for and when

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UPDATE 1-#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter "bots" boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

* But automated, semi-automated Twitter accounts amplify reach

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Facebook Taught Me About Net Neutrality

In the early days of creating the social network, we were at the mercy of internet providers. They could easily have killed the company.

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Olympics: USOC says all systems go for Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee on Friday said it will send a full team to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February despite mixed messages this week from the White House about whether the U.S. would participate.

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Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter storm travels towards the northeast, threatening more cancellations and delays.

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BRIEF-NYX Gaming & Scientific Games Announce Sky Betting & Gaming Will Support Proposed Deal

* NYX GAMING GROUP AND SCIENTIFIC GAMES ANNOUNCE SKY BETTING & GAMING WILL SUPPORT PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF NYX

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Papadopoulos' fiancee says he didn't act 'without campaign approval'

The fiancee of former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, is speaking out publicly to push back against claims by President Donald Trump and his team that Papadopoulos was just a "coffee boy" on the campaign.

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#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter 'bots' boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

MOSCOW (Reuters) - What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia's exclusion from the Winter Olympics - backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.

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#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter "bots" boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

* But automated, semi-automated Twitter accounts amplify reach

Uniforms nytimes.com

Olympic Athletes From Russia, and the Politics of What They’ll Wear

The International Olympic Committee hasn’t decided on uniforms for Russians authorized to compete independently, but that has as much to do with geopolitics as with design.

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Competitions needed for Russians not going to Games, says ROC chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said competitions should be organized for Russian athletes who decide not to compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, R-Sport news agency reported on Friday.

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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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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

United States Economy nytimes.com

What to Watch For in Friday’s Jobs Report

Economists expect the report to show that the economy added about 200,000 jobs in November, a modest slowdown from October’s 261,000.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?

The value of a single Bitcoin has risen 1,500 percent this year. Traditional financial institutions and a dose of irrationality are fueling the boom.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

Hair nytimes.com

The Male Animal: What’s the Deal With That Guy’s Fluffy Hair?

From Bernie Sanders to Graydon Carter, men of a certain age embrace an unruly hairstyle that suggests mad genius or regal slob.

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I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here's what I learned

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U.S expects to participate in Winter Olympics - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympics Winter Games in South Korea in February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing.

Israel nytimes.com

What Does Jerusalem Mean to You?

The Times would like to hear your stories about your family’s life in Jerusalem or about your own visits or life there.

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What on earth is going on with bitcoin?

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Nikki Haley Calls U.S Presence at South Korea Olympics an ‘Open Question’

The American envoy to the United Nations expressed concerns about whether tensions on the Korean Peninsula could pose a threat to athletes.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Do Dogs Need Winter Coats?

Thursday: How pups fare in cold weather, goings-on around town, and a day to honor pioneer pilots.

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What baby talk sounds like around the world

We all use baby talk when we babble with bundles of joy, but does how we talk to infants vary across cultures?

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5 Cheap(ish) Things to Help You Have a Very Hygge Winter

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-William Hill Says Will Support Scientific Games Corp's Proposed Acquisition Of Nyx

* WILLIAM HILL PLC SAYS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORPORATION TO UNCONDITIONALLY SUPPORT SCIENTIFIC GAMES' PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF NYX

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Haley: Open question if US athletes can attend Olympics

Whether US athletes will be able to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remains an "open question," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday night.

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Trump Jr. won't tell lawmakers what he and President discussed about Trump Tower meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower, citing attorney-client privilege.

Coats and Jackets nytimes.com

What’s Next for Bode Miller After Skiing? Hint: Think Fashion

The newly retired skier teamed up with Aztech Mountain, a sports apparel start-up, and will be an NBC commentator during the Winter Games.

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Analysis: What happened in the Senate is about a lot more than Franken

There is no old boys club that is older or clubbier than the United States Senate.

Starbucks Corporation nytimes.com

The World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Shanghai. Here’s What It Looks Like.

The company’s new store in China is aimed squarely at a country of tea drinkers that has emerged as a major core of its business.

Budget Travel nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.

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Putin says he won't tell Russian athletes to boycott the Games

Russia will "seriously analyze" the decision to ban the Russian Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next February before deciding on its response to Tuesday's ruling by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Eggs nytimes.com

Trilobites: What Happens When You Microwave a Boiled Egg

Tasked with determining whether an exploding egg could damage a man’s hearing, acoustics experts learned more about the temperatures inside a microwaved yolk.

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This is what wildfires look like from space

How massive are the wildfires torching Southern California? Smoke from the blazes is clearly visible from 438 miles above the Earth.

Urban Areas nytimes.com

What Happened to the American Boomtown?

The places with the most opportunity used to attract the most new residents, in a cycle of fast-growing cities and rising prosperity. But no more.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

Meyers, Seth nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says Russia Meddled in the Olympics — and the Election

Mr. Meyers and other late-night hosts took on the news that Russia had been banned from competing in the 2018 Winter Games because of doping.

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China's warm start to winter heats up Chinese steel, mill profits

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A warm start to the winter has boosted steel prices and margins for mills in China, the world's top producer, as the higher temperatures have allowed projects to proceed that would normally have come to a halt.

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Russia ban adds to South Korea's Winter Olympics woes

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Winter holiday travel forecast to give U.S. airlines needed boost

(Reuters) - The holiday travel period will be busier than last year for U.S. airlines, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday, as affordable fares and an improving economy make air travel more accessible.

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Olympics: Russia doping culture will take years to change - whistleblower

(Reuters) - Russia's doping "culture" will take years to change, regardless of the nation's ban from the Winter Olympics, whistle-blower Vitaly Stepanov said on Tuesday.

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Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country's athletes in recent months.

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Analysis: What is Jeff Flake up to?

Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a picture Tuesday afternoon that is the most visible sign yet that his break from the Trump-led Republican Party may not only be permanent but also could lead to a national bid for the Arizona Republican down the line:

Doping (Sports) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Did Russia Get Off Easy in Olympic Ban? Read the Fine Print

The I.O.C. declined an outright ban and provisions to invite athletes “clean” of doping, and permitting a uniform with the Russia name, show key concessions.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

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

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

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Olympics, Jerusalem, John Conyers: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

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

cnn.com

Tapper: Why so many lies about Russia?

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at the continued fallout from the guilty plea of President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.

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Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Skin nytimes.com

Gearing Up: 5 Easy, Breezy Skin Care Tips for Guys this Winter

Don’t let the cold weather dry out your skin. Here are a few simple ways to maintain a good complexion.

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

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

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

The country’s extensive, state-backed doping program results in penalties without precedent. The Russian Federation will not participate, though individual athletes may.

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Olympics: IOC sees more than 20,000 drugs tests in Pyeongchang lead-up

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - More than 20,000 doping tests will have been conducted by the start of next year's Pyeongchang winter Olympics as the International Olympic Committee's pre-Games testing program hopes to root out cheats in advance, it said on Tuesday.

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Russia banned from Winter Olympics

"Clean" Russian athletes will be "invited" to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, though they will be required to compete under the Olympic flag.

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Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

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

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

On Olympics: I.O.C.’s Dilemma: What Would the Winter Games Be Without Russia?

The novelistic saga of Russia’s systematic doping at the Olympics will reach a climax with a decision Tuesday on its participation in the 2018 Winter Games.

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Olympics: Pyeongchang should be Russia-free, says Tallent

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having felt "angry" to have to compete with Russian dopers, Australia's race walking champion Jared Tallent hopes the International Olympic Committee will heed calls from clean athletes to exclude the nation from the Winter Games.

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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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Opinion: What Trump and Dershowitz should learn from Nixon

Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.

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What the CVS-Aetna deal could mean for you

Who needs to go to the doctor when you can go to your local CVS drug store instead? That appears to be the logic behind CVS's decision to buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion.

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Carvana raises cash without scrutiny

Dec 4 (IFR) - Fast-growing used car retailer Carvana raised US$100m through the private sale of convertible preferred securities on Monday, a deal that allowed the listed company to avert public scrutiny.

Stars and Galaxies nytimes.com

Turning Points: The Cosmos Is Calling. What Do We Say?

If we find alien life on another planet, can we survive long enough to meet it?

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UPDATE 1-Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey, who is facing a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.

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'House of Cards' production to resume without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of "House of Cards" without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.

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Netflix to start House of Cards production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Monday the final season of "House of Cards" will start production in 2018 and will not star Kevin Spacey. The final season will have eight episodes, the company said at a UBS media conference. (Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Alden Bentley)

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

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

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

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

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Russia says no plan to boycott Olympics after doping scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has no plan to boycott the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) imposes restrictions on the country's participation over alleged state-sponsored doping, the Kremlin said on Monday.

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Kremlin says no plan to boycott Olympics because of doping scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday it is not discussing a possible boycott by Moscow of the 2018 Winter Olympic in Pyeongchang if the International Olympic Committee decides to ban Russia from the Games over alleged state-sponsored doping.

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Kennedy Center Honors goes on without Trump

companyNews reuters.com

Prescription video games help children with ADHD in trial

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Playing tailor-made video games can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to results from a pivotal clinical trial announced on Monday.

artsNews reuters.com

Without Trump, Kennedy Center celebrates Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Kennedy Center Honors Evoke Politics, Even Without Trump

The five artistic trailblazers who were recognized spoke openly about President Trump and his policies. He skipped the gala to avoid “political distraction.”

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Without Trump, Kennedy Center honors Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the notable absence of President Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center on Sunday celebrated singers Lionel Richie and Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, television producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade with honors for the arts.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What’s a Bigger Threat, ‘Normalization’ or Alarmism?

Right-wing populists thrive in a culture of tense polarization. We shouldn’t help them.

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Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

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Venezuela political talks end without deal, new meeting planned Dec. 15

CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's government and opposition coalition failed to reach a deal in a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's protracted political crisis, but planned to meet in two weeks to try again.

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Whistle-Blower on Doping Says Neutral Flag for Russia Is Fair Option

In his first interview since being put under protection of federal authorities, Grigory Rodchenkov said, “Innocent athletes should not be prevented from participating.”

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Is Trump worried about what Flynn might say? 'No, I'm not'

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is not worried about what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might tell special counsel Robert Mueller's team as it investigates Russia's efforts to influence last year's election.

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What's in the Senate tax bill

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Tapper: What was Michael Flynn trying to hide?

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the latest developments in the special counsel's investigation.

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

What Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Means in Mueller’s Russia Probe

President Trump’s former national security adviser admitted lying to the F.B.I. What is notable is what he was not charged with.

companyNews reuters.com

Venezuela bondholders meeting ended without pact on strategy -sources

Dec 1 (Reuters) - A meeting of Venezuelan bondholders on Thursday to discuss how to handle the government's request to restructure $60 billion in outstanding bonds has yielded no clear strategy, sources with direct knowledge of the meeting told Reuters on Friday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Commonwealth Games: Four countries submit updates after 2022 bid delay

LONDON (Reuters) - Four countries have submitted updates to Commonwealth Games organizers after they extended the deadline for bids for the 2022 Games.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Documents Reveal New Details on What Trump Team Knew About Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador

The documents made public on Friday show that the transition team knew that Mr. Flynn was going to be discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.

sportsNews reuters.com

Biles ready for new role at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(Reuters) - Simone Biles recently resumed training for the first time in over a year with her eyes set squarely on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where one of the greatest gymnasts of all time expects to be a mentor on the U.S. team.

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What Trump has said about Michael Flynn

Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia's ambassador. Flynn was a crucial member of Trump's presidential campaign and was even vetted as a vice presidential candidate.

sportsNews reuters.com

Canadian minister pushing for Calgary bid to hold Winter Games again: CBC

(Reuters) - Canada's minister of sport is pushing for Calgary to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and said the legacy from the last time the western Canadian city hosted the Games was worth it, according to a CBC report on Friday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s What the Senate and House Have to Resolve

The Senate is poised to pass its tax bill but it still needs to be reconciled with the House-passed legislation, which differs in some significant ways from the Senate plan.

technologyNews reuters.com

'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell banks on few games

HELSINKI (Reuters) - "Clash of Clans" maker Supercell will focus on a few mobile games and kill off those which it does not expect to become a top-10 global hit, its chief executive said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Slim's America Movil acquires some 2018-2024 Olympics TV rights

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Mexican telecommunications firm America Movil said on Thursday that it had acquired the rights to show the Olympic Games from 2018 to 2024 in some Latin American countries, marking the company's latest bid to boost its presence in television.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

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What Rexit tells us about Trump

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Without Obamacare Mandate, ‘You Open the Floodgates’ for Skimpy Health Plans

The Republican effort to undo the requirement that people get insured would unleash sales of cheaper policies offering little coverage.

technologyNews reuters.com

WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.

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UPDATE 1-WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.

companyNews reuters.com

WhatsApp reports outage affecting users around the world

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world were unable to access its service and that it was working to fix the issue, which the website downdetector.com said was most acute in northern Europe and Brazil.

worldNews reuters.com

Israeli settler kills Palestinian in West Bank in what army calls response to rock-throwing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, which Palestinians denied.

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What these ancient statues really looked like

Artists in classical cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome were known to paint with a variety of hues -- a practice known as polychromy (from Greek, meaning "many colors.") So why do we always think of antiquities as colorless?

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Holiday Cheer, Without the Crowds

Thursday: Tips for less congested holidays, an exhibition of more than 150 menorahs, and nostalgic train rides.

Income Inequality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What if Everyone Benefitted When Stocks Soared?

Right now, investment returns go to the few. Here’s how everyone could have a fair share.

sportsNews reuters.com

Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

(Reuters) - Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

companyNews reuters.com

Does Europe have what it takes to create the next Google?

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows.

Pilots nytimes.com

American Airlines Error Leaves Thousands of Holiday Flights Without Pilots

The airline is scrambling to fill the scheduling hole, which a pilots’ union estimated would affect more than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17 to Dec. 31.

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What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

Fringe Groups and Movements nytimes.com

What to Wear to Smash the State

Black Bloc participants believe in dressing for the job they want. Right now, many think, that job is punching Nazis.

cnn.com

What's streaming on Netflix, Hulu in December

Tis the season to enjoy streaming.

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What we know about the far-right group retweeted by the President

The Twitter account of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted three inflammatory videos posted by the deputy leader of the UK far-right group Britain First. Here's what we know about it.

cnn.com

What happens next for the tax plan

Make no mistake about it: Tuesday was a very, very big step forward for the Senate Republican tax plan.

environmentNews reuters.com

Winter weather could stress power grids in several European countries

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sustained cold spells and low generation availability could cause problems for electricity networks in several European countries this winter although most are well prepared, a power network lobby said on Wednesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey to do whatever necessary if banking sector affected by U.S. trial: Simsek

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Wednesday Turkey will do whatever is necessary if its banking sector is affected by the U.S. trial of a Turkish bank executive in a case regarding a conspiracy to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Race and Class and What Happened in 2016

Arguing, again, about whether racism or populism made Trump president.

cnn.com

What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

Olympic Doping Diaries: Chemist’s Notes Bolster Case Against Russia

The International Olympic Committee’s decision next week on how to punish Russia will be informed by diaries seen exclusively by The New York Times.

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Analysis: What this conservative activist doesn't get about the media

As someone who spent a decade working in The Washington Post newsroom, I could have told James O'Keefe that his attempt to trick Post reporters into running a made-up story about Roy Moore forcing a woman to have an abortion -- and capture those same reporters saying bad things about the Alabama Republican Senate candidate (and Donald Trump) -- was never going to work.

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What happens when the media gets it really wrong

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: What’s Going On at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

We look at the messy public fight for control of the government’s top consumer financial watchdog and at the deregulatory pressures it faces.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply the world's largest automaker Volkswagen with the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles ended without a deal, cobalt industry sources said.

cnn.com

What's in the GOP's proposed tax plan

CNN's Christine Romans breaks down what the House Republican tax plan means for middle class families and corporations.

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Can this spark change in Russia?

Artists have always held a special place in Russian society. My father, the playwright Alexander Guelman, was well known in the 1970s and was once lauded by Mikhail Gorbachev as the father of perestroika , the movement for reform within the Communist Party. At that time, theater was changing the perceptions of an entire generation.

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Sen. Warren 'really couldn't believe' what Trump said

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump's reference to his nickname for her -- "Pochahontas" -- at an event honoring Navajo veterans Monday was just a distraction from other issues.

Magazines nytimes.com

What Time Inc.’s Glory Days Looked Like, While an Uncertain Future Awaits

The nearly century-old company must turn to its new owner to chart a path for its future — one perhaps not built on the iconic photography and longform journalism that helped it become a household name.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

A system for settling sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers puts the burden on victims, and taxpayers.

cnn.com

After drama at CFPB, what happens to open investigations?

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What we know about when the Senate will vote

As was the case when Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare reached this stage in the legislative process, congressional observers don't know when exactly senators will vote on the GOP tax plan.

Nuts nytimes.com

What’s in That Can of Chock Full o’Nuts? ‘No Nuts,’ Can Promises

The coffee maker’s nut-free disclaimer on its container is intended for consumers beyond New York who might be confused about what is inside.

domesticNews reuters.com

Nevada uprising leader vowed 'whatever it takes' to stop government: recording

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Weeks before Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff of militia supporters against federal agents in 2014, his son vowed to do "whatever it takes" to keep the family's cattle out of government hands, according to a recording played in court by prosecutors on Monday.

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Russia is killing what little independent press it has

In April 2012, shortly after Vladimir Putin had been re-elected as President and returned to his throne in the Kremlin following a four-year intermission as prime minister, protest demonstrations broke out in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan. A local political activist, who was running for mayor but lost, went on a hunger strike after what he claimed was a totally rigged election. The crowds rallied in the streets in his support, echoing the Bolotnaya Square protest movement in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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European Games to include new mixed gender team event in 2019

(Reuters) - European Athletics is poised to spearhead the charge for radical change in the sport with organizers having unveiled a new mixed gender team competition to be introduced at the second edition of the European Games in 2019.

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What this police department doesn't want you telling their officers

Sometimes it's easy to forget that without the uniform and badge, cops are regular people.

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10 irresistible winter beach hotels

Moody skies, chilly sea spray and windswept coastal walks possess a certain blustery charm, especially when they're followed by a soothing hot toddy.

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Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply the world's largest automaker Volkswagen with the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles ended without a deal, cobalt industry sources said.

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Migrating birds winter in Israel as climate change makes desert too dangerous

AGAMON HULA, Israel (Reuters) - Climate change is turning Israel into a permanent wintering ground for some of the 500 million migrating birds that used to stop over briefly before flying on to the warm plains of Africa, Israeli experts say.

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What you need to know about Bitcoin

CNN Money's Zain Asher explains how Bitcoin works and if it's the currency of our future.

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On Olympics: Skiing or Snowboarding? Ester Ledecka Chose Both

Ledecka, a 22-year-old Czech, is attempting to become the first athlete to compete in skiing and snowboarding at the Olympics.

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NBA: Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Goran Dragic scored 24 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Wayne Ellington finished with 19 points as Miami defeated Chicago.

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NFL: Highlights from Sunday's National Football League games

(Reuters) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

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What to watch: Trump's final tax reform push

Trump's tax reform push, court changes, the CFPB controversy, sex harassment conversations on the Hill, and CHIP's future--it's all on Inside Politics.

Hariri, Saad nytimes.com

Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Saad Hariri, absent for three weeks and seemingly forced to resign by Saudi Arabia, is faced with an intractable clash of Saudi and Iranian interests.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Kith’s Ronnie Fieg Knows Exactly What You Want

Over six years, Ronnie Fieg has built a sneaker empire by predicting what will be cool. Now what?

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What you need to know abou the CFPB

Richard Cordray has stepped down as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's what you need to know about the controversial agency.

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What happened this week in anything but politics

A story melted our hearts. A strange visitor came by. And celebs surprised fans. Here's the politics-free side of the news from the past seven days.

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BRIEF-THE STARS GROUP SELLS ITS SECURITIES OF NYX GAMING GROUP TO SCIENTIFIC GAMES

* PRESS RELEASE - THE STARS GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF ITS SECURITIES OF NYX GAMING GROUP TO SCIENTIFIC GAMES

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany Embraces a Third Gender. What’s Next?

The country has taken a big step forward, but its politicized gender wars could lead to a backlash.

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UPDATE 1-What political crisis? German business morale hits record high

* SPD readiness to talk could unlock political impasse (Recasts with detail, background)

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News Analysis: The Artist Has Been Rebuked. Now What Do We Do With His Art?

Shows and films caught up in harassment scandals have become radioactive, and the culture is wrestling with where to draw the line.

Games nytimes.com

From Atari (Remember It?), a New Console With Old Games

The Flashback, a top seller at Dollar General, is squeezing lots of nostalgia out of a retro product this holiday shopping season.

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Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

SEOUL (Reuters) - A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang.

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires securities of NYX Gaming Group

* ACQUIRED OWNERSHIP OF 27.3 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX GAMING, 3.5 MILLION WARRANTS TO ACQUIRE ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX

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Amazon's Black Friday sale is on — here's what to shop

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Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games:

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What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."

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NFL-Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games:

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International authorities to blame for Sochi Games doping scandal: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and anti-doping authorities are to blame for a Russian doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

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Travel tips for winter weather

Jim Morelli takes a look at how airports handle snow - and what travelers can do, too.

Religion and Belief nytimes.com

Editorial: What America Celebrates on Thanksgiving

It’s the one holiday that truly invites all comers.

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South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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Facebook will show users what Russian propaganda they liked or followed

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Uber's massive hack: What we know

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What Charlie Rose said about sexual harassment before he was fired for it

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What Trump can learn about giving thanks

As millions gather around American tables this week with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's worth thinking about gratitude and what it really means to feel grateful for everything we've been given.

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What to shop at Best Buy's Black Friday sale

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

After ‘So Much Sadness,’ What Is There to Be Thankful For?

For many families across an America battered by wildfires, hurricanes and mass shootings, this Thanksgiving is the first major holiday since life was ripped apart.

Television nytimes.com

What Should I Watch in the Background on Thanksgiving Day?

With everyone hopping on and off the couch, it’s not the best time to start a particularly involved series.

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Wife: Rand Paul hasn't taken a single breath without pain since attack

The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain. He has not had a single night's sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.

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What if ... ambitious women weren't targets for 'great men'

What if.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: What Are You Thankful For?

Wednesday: Reflections on Thanksgiving, train shows, and new balloons in the Macy’s parade.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Angela Merkel’s Failure May Be Just What Europe Needs

The chancellor’s inability to form a coalition government could push continental elites to become more accountable to the public.

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

* Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

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UPDATE 2-GameStop posts surprise rise in comparable sales, raises forecast

* Shares rise 7 pct after market (Adds details from conference call, Q3 earnings; Updates shares)

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel

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

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UPDATE 1-GameStop revenue beats estimates, shares rise

Nov 21 (Reuters) - GameStop Corp, the world's largest video game and gaming console retailer, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, as the company benefited from a continued rise in demand for the Nintendo Switch console.

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What John Conyers' colleagues in Congress are saying

An explosive report rocked Capitol Hill late Monday and early Tuesday, with the allegation that Rep. John Conyers -- the longest-serving active member of the House of Representatives -- settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after he was accused of sexually harassing a staffer.

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CNN Movie Pass: What's 'Coco' all about?

The animation studio's latest animated family film features a boy torn between his dreams and his family. David Daniel reports.

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BRIEF-Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live

* ‍NFHS Network says reached deal with Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live on facebook watch during next 3 weekends​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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What was remarkable in Air Force general's comments

A four-star US general made news by saying he would not obey an illegal order by the President. It was one of the most remarkably unremarkable things an active-duty officer of his rank has said in some time.

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What Roy Moore's accusers say

As the list of women accusing Roy Moore of sexual assault and harassment grows, listen to what they've said about the Alabama politician so far.

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India's SEBI asks for trading data as it probes WhatsApp messages: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's market regulator has asked for trading data on companies mentioned in a Reuters story last week about prescient messages on company earnings in social media chatrooms, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

On Dessert: What Children — and Parents — Can Learn From Baking Together

A bonding activity that builds joy and character.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Feature: The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

After more than three decades as a provocateur, the filmmaker has returned to the movie that made him famous.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

He won the election because voters want something different than policies like the establishment Republican tax plan.

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BRIEF-Hugo Games raised about nok 44 mln through private placement

* Hugo games-raised about nok 44 million in gross proceeds through private placement of 92.6 million new shares at subscription price equivalent of nok 0.48​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Babies learn what words mean before they can use them

(Reuters Health) - Babies begin to learn words and what they mean well before they begin talking, and researchers are beginning to understand how they do it.

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Tencent turns to WeChat, games and deals for global strategy

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off

John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.

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Olympics: In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero

SEOUL (Reuters) - A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

What Became of the Manson Family?

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

Border Patrol (US) nytimes.com

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas in What a Senator Calls an Attack

Senator Ted Cruz said the agent and his partner, who was seriously injured, were attacked on Sunday, though details of what happened were unclear.

Ministers (Protestant) nytimes.com

Quandary for Alabama Pastors: What to Say About Roy Moore

Appalled by the allegations against the Senate candidate, but hesitant to alienate churchgoers who support him, many ministers steered clear of the race in Sunday sermons.

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

Editorial: Mr. Mugabe Won’t Say What Zimbabwe Longs to Hear: I Quit

It’s good that the army has taken power, but whoever takes over must heed the cheering crowds who want an end to corruption and brutality.

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Jerry Jones vs. NFL: What's the worst that could happen to him?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has picked a very public fight with the NFL over the pending extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract.

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Zelizer: What Trump won't tweet

You're not going to read this in a tweet from President Donald Trump; but it can be said in a Twitter-length post: The free press is not an optional part of our democracy, it is an integral part of it. Without it, our political system can never be its best.

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Robert Mugabe: What you need to know

Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe and one of Africa's longest serving leaders, is in the throes of a political battle to remain in power. CNN looks at what you need to know about him.

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NHL: Bruins, Blackhawks to meet in 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will play in the 2019 Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, the National Hockey League announced on Saturday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What if Ken Starr Was Right?

Revisiting the 1990s and realizing that impeachment was reasonable.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

Republican governors gathered in Austin amid grave misgivings over the impact that President Trump will have on the party’s control over statehouses.