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Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for North Korea

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.

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Libyan coast guard rescues more than 250 migrants trying to reach Italy

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday.

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Honduran politician sentenced to three years in U.S. for money laundering

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A member of a prominent Honduran family who once served in the nation’s cabinet was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to a U.S. money laundering charge.

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'Tiger Cub' Griffin shuts his Blue Ridge hedge fund after 21 years

BOSTON (Reuters) - John Griffin is shutting his $6 billion Blue Ridge Capital hedge fund after more than two decades, becoming the latest high profile investor to liquidate his business as industry...

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Chile stocks mark highest weekly gain in 8 years

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile's IPSA stock index ended up 7 percent on the week on Friday, its highest weekly gain in eight years and coming ahead of Sunday's presidential election, as the price of copper, the country's main export, rose.

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Conn. Millstone nuclear plant seen profitable for years -report

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc's Millstone nuclear power plant is expected to remain profitable through 2035, according to a study released by Connecticut energy regulators on Thursday, making it less likely the company will shut the reactors early.

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Critic’s Notebook: You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure

It seems every podcast company is starting its own counterintuitive take on history. But how effective are they at actually illuminating our past?

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

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Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for eight years in bribery case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.

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BRIEF-BP To Invest $200 Mln In Lightsource Over 3 Years For 43 Pct Stake

* BP TO INVEST $200M IN LIGHTSOURCE OVER THREE YEARS FOR A 43% STAKE IN THE BUSINESS‍​

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Republicans are trying to stifle Intel panel probe 'as a prerequisite to shutting Mueller down,' top Dem says

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hold two off-site interviews next week with high-profile witnesses who have ties to President Donald Trump, prompting grumbling among Democrats who contend that the GOP is rushing to wrap up the Russia probe, with more left to investigate.

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Nephews of Venezuela's first lady sentenced to 18 years in U.S. drug case

(Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday following their convictions in New York on drug trafficking charges.

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Five years after Sandy Hook

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Kit Harington Isn’t Trying to Compete With ‘Game of Thrones’

Mr. Harington discusses “Gunpowder,” his new historical thriller on HBO, and what his character does and doesn’t share with Jon Snow.

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The tax plan's benefits will likely take years to unfurl, are too small to enrich most Americans and may deepen inequality and fan resentment

In decades to come, people will talk about the Trump tax cuts as they now reminisce over the Reagan, Bush and Kennedy giveaways.

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Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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UPDATE 1-Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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Ex-New York town official sentenced to two-and-half years for bond fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former elected official of a New York City suburb was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday following his conviction in what U.S. prosecutors have called the first criminal securities fraud case brought over municipal bonds.

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Sports of The Times: Chris Froome Tests Positive, and Cycling History Repeats Itself

It’s hard to be surprised by the news that cycling’s most dominant rider has tested positive for a banned drug.

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UPDATE 2-CIBC sees proportion of profits from U.S. doubling in 3 years

* U.S. growth driven by PrivateBancorp acquisition (Adds comment from CEO on Caribbean business, capital forecast)

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UPDATE 1-CIBC sees proportion of profits from U.S. doubling in 3 years

TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said on Wednesday it expected the proportion of its earnings coming from the United States to nearly double in the next three years, helped by the $5 billion acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp.

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Waddling into history: huge ancient penguin inhabited New Zealand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 6 feet tall (1.77 meters) that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.

Newtown, Conn, Shooting (2012) nytimes.com

Newtown Is ‘Still So Raw,’ Five Years After Massacre

The country is often reminded of what grief looks like immediately after mass violence. But Newtown shows how mourning evolves and endures years later.

Movies nytimes.com

The Race to Erase Kevin Spacey

“I took action,” the director Ridley Scott said of his whirlwind reshoot of “All the Money in the World,” which featured Christopher Plummer in a role originally filmed by Mr. Spacey.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Says Embassy in Jerusalem Is at Least Three Years Away

On Tuesday, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the future of the embassy in a speech at the State Department and then took questions from department employees.

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Warren accuses Trump of trying to 'slut-shame' senator

Democratic senators are coming to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's defense Tuesday after President Donald Trump called her a "lightweight" on Twitter and blasted the New York Democrat as a "flunky" and "used."

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

The Sweet Spot: That Age-Old Question: How Much Sexual History Should I Share?

A reader wonders whether to tell her fiancé that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if “not telling” is the same as lying.

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EU renews approval for herbicide glyphosate for five years

BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it had renewed for five years the licence for the weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto Co's top-selling Roundup, following a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.

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Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy.

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The race could come down to Roy Moore's history, the Trump effect and the city of Mobile

On Tuesday, Alabama voters will deliver their verdict on Roy Moore.  

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RPT-U.S. soy processors build new capacity at fastest rate in 20 years

CHICAGO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural cooperatives are building new soybean crushing plants at the fastest rate in two decades as farmers in the world's top producer prepare to sow another record area with soy.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

Volvo is putting cameras in vehicles to see people interact with driver-assistance features and will use the data in designing fully autonomous cars.

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Houston man arrested for trying to aid Islamic State: U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Houston man was charged on Monday with trying to support the radical group Islamic State and distributing information about how to make bombs, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Chile stocks see highest rise in two years on copper prices

By Felipe Iturrieta and Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Chilean stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday, their highest daily rise in almost two years, driven by foreign buyers in large stocks and higher prices for copper, the country's main export. The IPSA index rose 2.69 percent to 5,018.67 points, its best performance since January 2016. The copper reference price on the London Metals Exchange rose 1.5 percent, its largest daily rise in almost two months. Shar

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HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC drew a line under its punishment for lapses in anti-money laundering controls on Monday, saying the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) would end its deferred prosecution agreement, lifting the threat of further penalties.

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Juilliard cellist plays for pocket change

Born with a rare genetic condition, 19-year-old Juilliard musician Kei Otake spends weekend afternoons playing in the New York subway.

Iceland nytimes.com

Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools

Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.

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Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years

Global arms sales increased for the first time in five years in 2016 as rising geopolitical tensions fueled defense spending.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Retro Report: From 200 Years Ago, a Lesson About Mass Killings

Historians say violent behavior that gave rise to the phrase “run amok” — and then subsided — can teach us about mass killings today.

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For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

Alabama nytimes.com

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

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Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

At Columbia, Three Women, 30 Years and a Pattern of Harassment

Former graduate students say over decades the same professor made sexual advances toward them, and their reactions illustrate changing norms on campus.

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Rebels kill 14 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.

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History's biggest bubbles: They never end well

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First snow at The Alamo in 12 years

Snow fell across parts of south Texas including San Antonio and Austin, Texas. It hasn't snowed in the Alamo in 12 years.

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: Leading Army’s Running Game, Two Years After He Nearly Walked Away

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has come a long way: 1,472 yards this season, and much further off the field.

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Avocados: History of an unlikely health food craze

From California to Manila, avocados are a common ingredient on restaurant menus around the world.

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Spark NZ expects to roll out 5G in next few years

(Reuters) - New Zealand telecommunications company Spark New Zealand said on Friday its plans for a fifth-generation network (5G) are progressing well and it expects to roll it out within the "next few years."

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U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years for child pornography

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation.

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Ex-South Carolina cop gets 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - The white former policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back after a 2015 traffic stop in South Carolina was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison, with a federal judge ruling that the killing amounted to murder.

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Ex-South Carolina cop sentenced to 20 years in prison for black motorist's death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina policeman caught on video shooting an unarmed black man in the back was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday in a federal civil rights case connected to the 2015 killing.

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U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.

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

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

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U.N. to assess if either side trying to 'sabotage' Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The mediator of U.N.-led Syria talks in Geneva plans to assess next week whether either side is trying to sabotage the talks, he told reporters on Thursday, after President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators announced they would turn up five days late.

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VW executive gets seven years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-VW executive gets 7 years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

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Volkswagen executive sentenced to seven years for U.S. emissions fraud

DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion.

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC

* WALT DISNEY CEO BOB IGER LIKELY TO STAY AT COMPANY AN ADDITIONAL TWO TO THREE YEARS IF A DEAL WITH 21ST CENTURY FOX GOES THROUGH- CNBC, CITING SOURCE‍​ Source text : http://cnb.cx/2iy4ZaW Further company coverage:

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Florida man sentenced to 15 years in prison for vandalizing mosque

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who vandalized a Florida mosque in January 2016 and left a raw slab of bacon on its doorstep was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction, a state attorney's spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Trump's words on Jerusalem over the years

After campaign promises, followed by a delay of nearly a year, Donald Trump has announced he will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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Man appears in court accused of trying to kill British PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday accused of plotting to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office.

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Thai court jails man for 27 years over Bangkok hospital bomb

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sentenced a 62-year-old man to 27 years in prison on Wednesday for planting a bomb at a Bangkok hospital that wounded 21 people.

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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.

60 Minutes (TV Program) nytimes.com

The New ‘60 Minutes’ Book Has a Troubled History

Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, took over the project after the original author asked about women in the “60 Minutes” workplace.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern: Here’s the History

The city has long been contested by Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as by external powers, and its future remains far from clear.

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Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to erase over 100 years of history

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Corrine Brown, Ex-Congresswoman Who Ran a Sham Charity, Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ms. Brown, a former representative from Florida, was convicted of fraud after using over $300,000 from the charity for personal expenses, including tickets to a Beyoncé concert.

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Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, federal court officials said.

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Toobin: History shows president not above law

President Nixon said years ago that a president could not be charged with obstruction of justice. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why that may not be true.

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Former U.S. Rep. Brown of Florida sentenced to five years for fraud: report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, a Jacksonville television station reported.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

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Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for ex-economy minister -agencies

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors on Monday sought a sentence of 10 years in jail for ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, on trial on charges of extorting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, Russian news agencies reported.

Generic Brands and Products nytimes.com

Economic View: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Most people make relatively few personal experiments, in both small and big things. The cost of passivity is enormous.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Two Colleges Bound by History Are Roiled by the Me-Too Moment

Spelman and Morehouse, the historically black colleges in Atlanta, are among a number of schools nationwide fielding complaints about sexual misconduct.

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BRIEF-Fiat Chrysler mulls Alfa Romeo, Maserati spin-off but only in "many years from now"-CEO

Dec 2 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Nv CEO Sergio Marchionne says :

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Deported Repeatedly, Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years for Attacks on 2 Oregon Women

The man, Sergio Jose Martinez, a Mexican immigrant, attacked two women on July 24. He received national attention after Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted his case.

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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.

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Trump's praise of Michael Flynn over the years

Donald Trump has continued to praise his former national security adviser even after he asked him to resign from the White House.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

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BRIEF-Praxair, GE Aviation Open New Advanced Jet Engine Coatings Facility In Ellisville, Mississippi

* PRAXAIR AND GE AVIATION OPEN NEW ADVANCED JET ENGINE COATINGS FACILITY IN ELLISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI

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10 years after the recession, have Americans recovered?

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Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

NIOVILLE, France (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's promise to rid France of controversial weedkiller glyphosate within three years has left some farmers in the European Union's largest grain producing country on edge.

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Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares traded lower on Friday despite strong euro zone factory data, after a delay to a keenly awaited U.S. tax reform bill dented Asian trading and curbed appetite for the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS- Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

* European PMI data show busiest factories in more than 17 years

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

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Murder suspect featured on HLN's 'The Hunt' caught after 10 years on the run

A Texas fugitive accused of killing his girlfriend has been captured after more than 10 years on the run.

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UPDATE 1-Chevron to study Mexican oil block, no drilling seen in first 4 years

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract, rather than drilling new wells, a senior executive said on Thursday.

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Hedge fund Hutchin Hill shuts down after three bad years

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Neil Chriss said on Thursday he is closing his $2.2 billion firm Hutchin Hill Capital LP after three years of poor performance.

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Cold case suspects allegedly bragged about crime for years

Witnesses say the suspects in the 1983 killing of a black man allegedly bragged about the crime for years, according to the testimony of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent at a probable cause hearing on Thursday.

Jones, Doug (1954- ) nytimes.com

No Accidental Candidate, Alabama Democrat Laid Path for Years

Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee against Roy S. Moore in Alabama, has leaned on a network of fellow prosecutors and civil rights lawyers for help.

Hate Crimes nytimes.com

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

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

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Aviva to spend $4 billion in excess cash in next two years

LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva expects to spend 3 billion pounds in excess cash over the next two years, the bulk of it in 2018, the insurer said on Thursday.

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Australia bows to years of pressure, announces inquiry into finance sector

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Thursday it will hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the finance sector, reversing its long-held opposition amid mounting political pressure and wiping billions of dollars off bank stocks.

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Lawyer admits trying to sell secret U.S. whistleblower lawsuits

(Reuters) - A former partner at a major law firm in Washington pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he tried to sell copies of sealed whistleblower lawsuits against corporations that he obtained while working at the U.S. Justice Department.

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This 81-year-old woman has worked at NASA for 60 years

Sue Finley began working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory three days before the US space program launched its first satellite, four years before President John F. Kennedy declared a space race and more than a decade before men first walked the moon.

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U.S. third-quarter economic growth fastest in three years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its quickest pace in three years, buoyed by robust business spending on equipment and an accumulation of inventories.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer’s History at ‘Today’: Two Decades of Highs and Lows

From some awkward interviews to narrating the events of 9/11, Mr. Lauer had spent more than 20 years at “Today” before he was fired this week.

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City swears in first woman mayor in 90 years

Jenny Durkan officially became Seattle's 56th mayor and the first woman to hold the office in almost a hundred years on Tuesday.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

New York’s Tilt Toward Congestion Pricing Was Years in the Making

For decades, the plan to reduce traffic by charging drivers in crowded zones in Manhattan has been revived again and again.

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New Yorkers can feel free to dance after 91 years

New Yorkers might still be suffering from frustrating subway delays, but at least they now have one more legal way to unwind.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

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FCC Chairman Pai proposes rolling back net neutrality rules by three years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission's chairman said on Tuesday he is proposing rolling back "net neutrality" rules to where they were three years ago, a move he says will not damage online access, as critics have argued.

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Florida man sentenced to 25 years for attempt to blow up synagogue

(Reuters) - A Florida man with anti-Semitic views was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for trying to blow up a synagogue in the state last year during a Jewish holiday, court officials said.

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UPDATE 2-Norway's wealth fund would take many years to sell energy shares

* Parliament could vote on proposal at earliest in June 2019 (Adds detail, quotes)

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Meghan Markle Is Going to Make History

The actress is to marry Prince Harry in the spring, and all of fashion is already watching. Who will make the wedding gown and what will it mean?

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Norway's wealth fund says sale of oil stocks will take years

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund's proposed multi-billion dollar divestment from oil and gas stocks will take many years to complete, Chief Executive Yngve Slyngstad told reporters on Tuesday.

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China sentences Taiwanese activist to five years for subversion

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China on Tuesday sentenced Taiwanese rights activist Li Ming-che to five years in prison for subverting state power, prompting Taiwan's ruling political party to label the verdict "totally unacceptable".

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

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Trump Panama hotel owners trying to strip president's name -report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama City are trying to strip the president's name from the building and remove his company from management, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances nytimes.com

Glyphosate, Top-Selling Weed Killer, Wins E.U. Approval for 5 Years

The decision to reauthorize use of the world’s best-selling herbicide for an abbreviated period was made amid opposition from several of the union’s member states, including France and Italy.

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Joseph Otting, former banker, sworn in as top U.S. bank regulator

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, was sworn in as U.S. comptroller of the currency on Monday to serve as the leading regulator of national banks.

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UPDATE 1-Macron says glyphosate to be banned in France within three years

PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would take all measures necessary to ensure that weed-killer glyphosate is banned in France as soon as an alternative is available and at the latest within three years.

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Daughter gets birthday card from dad, years after he died

Vietnam nytimes.com

Vietnamese Blogger Gets 7 Years in Jail for Reporting on Toxic Spill

Nguyen Van Hoa was convicted of spreading information about the discharge that killed marine life and sickened people along a 120-mile stretch of coastline.

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EU votes to extend weed-killer glyphosate licence for five years

BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (Reuters) - EU countries voted on Monday in favour of renewing for five years the licence of weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto's top-selling Roundup.

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Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for 'propaganda' over spill

(Reuters) - A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

They Haven’t Missed a Black Friday in 19 Years

Jennifer Gammell has turned the holiday shopping event into a tradition, with lines at Target and Toys ‘R’ Us and a Thanksgiving buffet at King’s Hawaiian.

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The government's long history of suing AT&T

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RPT-GRAPHIC-Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

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GRAPHIC-Nickel rally stalls, electric car boost some years away

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A recognition that electric vehicles (EVs) are unlikely to move the nickel demand dial for some years, slowing demand from China's stainless steel mills and rising supplies have halted a frenzied price rally and are likely to keep weighing on prices.

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Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Oscar Pistorius’s Murder Sentence Is Increased to 15 Years

South African prosecutors had said the six-year sentence that the double-amputee sprinter received for killing his girlfriend in 2013 was “shockingly lenient.”

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The ex-Olympian's sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and 5 months for his girlfriend's murder in 2013

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

KATHMANDU, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Nepalis vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament and seven state assemblies hoping to end years of fickle coalitions and complete a tumultuous transition, more than a decade after the end of a civil war.

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Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

President Trump addresses the nation and retells history in a Thanksgiving Day video message.

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Watch Rose's history of discussing sexual harassment

Charlie Rose has had a long history of discussing sexual harassment on his multiple programs. Now, he has been fired for sexual harassment allegations against him.

Murals nytimes.com

Trying to Save a 1950s Mural of 1800s Chelsea From Demolition

A city councilman joins the effort to preserve a W.P.A.-style painting housed inside a bank building set to be converted into condominiums.

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The man trying to flee had Hepatitis B and stomach worms

Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.

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Britain to sell 15 billion pounds of RBS shares over five years

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government will begin the reprivatisation of bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland by selling 3 billion pounds ($3.98 billion) worth of shares before the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to an official report released on Wednesday.

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How searchers are trying to find Argentina's missing submarine

The ongoing search for a missing Argentine navy submarine sheds light on the difficulty of finding a vessel that's designed not to be found -- especially one that might have lost its ability to communicate.

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The worst day for mall diamonds in 25 years

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.

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Roy Moore says he first noticed his wife when she was 15 or 16 years old

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, said he first noticed his future wife eight years before he formally met her -- when she would have been as young as 15 years old.

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Germany, citing own history, urges work to bridge Gulf divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel offered his Qatari counterpart a small piece of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, saying Germany's post-war history was proof it was possible to overcome deep divisions such as those now plaguing the Gulf region.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.

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Chinese rights lawyer jailed two years for inciting subversion

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese rights lawyer was sentenced to two years jail on Tuesday after being found guilty of inciting subversion of state power, the latest in a series of similar verdicts amid a sweeping crackdown on activism.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Mark 70 Years of Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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China pledges another three years of 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its "toilet revolution" aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the...

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) nytimes.com

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

The government and Tepco officials designed radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.

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Gerry Adams to step down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a key figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.

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Puerto Rican migration could shape Florida for years to come

In the wish lists of Democratic strategists, one imagines the arrival of tens of thousands of Democratic-leaning voters to Florida, seemingly overnight, ranks pretty high.

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See Earth change over the past 20 years

NASA has released a timelapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites.

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Liberals, don't waste your time trying to defend Franken

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Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."

Newman, Eric nytimes.com

Eric Newman, Whose Coins Told of America’s History, Dies at 106

Mr. Newman, a numismatist for nearly a century, was one of the country’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.

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Judge overturns rape conviction, frees man after 45 years in prison

After nearly 46 years in a Louisiana prison, Wilbert Jones became a free man Wednesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a 1971 rape case.

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Joseph Otting, former banker, confirmed as U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Joseph Otting, a former banking executive and associate of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, will serve as a leading regulator for Wall Street after a Senate vote on Thursday.

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Uber's London license appeal could take years: Mayor Khan

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] appeal process against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating license in the British capital could take years, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: John Leguizamo Goes for Easy Laughs in ‘Latin History’

Two millenniums of oppression may not seem very funny, but in his latest one-man show, Mr. Leguizamo hones the art of comic revisionism.

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Shooter spent 6 minutes trying to enter locked-down school

The start of the school day seemed so routine. Children played in the quad while parents dropped off other students. At Rancho Tehama Elementary, a tiny school in a remote area of Northern California, the bell was just minutes away.

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Wrongfully convicted man free after 29 years

Arthur Brown, 66, was wrongfully convicted of arson and double murder in 1990 in Chicago. On November 14, 29 years later, Brown was released from prison.

World War II (1939-45) nytimes.com

Volgograd Journal: For Russians, 75 Years Later, Stalingrad Is a Battle to Remember

The 200 days of fighting along the Volga River came to be a defining event of World War II. For a Russian conflict photographer, it remains a touchstone.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

On Photography: The History of Photography is a History of Shattered Glass

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, photography’s long engagement with broken windows took on a new, sorrowful meaning.

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BP begins share buybacks as years of austerity pay off

(Reuters) - BP Plc said on Wednesday it would begin a share buyback program, making it the first major European energy company to resume buybacks since the 2014 price slump in a sign years of austerity have paid off.

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Divided Srebrenica awaits Mladic verdict 22 years after massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Almir Salihovic sits in his office in Srebrenica, waiting for a U.N. tribunal to give its judgment on the man accused of massacring his cousins and uncles there in 1995. He is hoping for a measure of justice, but little else.

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Going strong after 70 years: UK's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate platinum anniversary

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth will add another landmark to her record-breaking reign on Monday when she and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

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Goldman can hit $13 billion in new consumer loans in three years: CFO

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc can hit $13 billion in new consumer loans in the next three years through its Marcus online lending business, Chief Financial Officer Marty Chavez said on Tuesday.

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EU forces Russia to abort Nord Stream-2 by trying to regulate it - Ifax cites PM

MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the European Union's attempts to regulate Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project "looks like" an attempt to force Russia to abandon it, Interfax news agency reported.

Biden, Joseph R Jr nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Biden Hopes Trump’s Presidency Will Be the ‘Exception’ in U.S. History

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump, but declined to say whether he himself would run for president in 2020.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

Der Tagesspiegel’s list, covering a period from 1993 to 2017, is a monument in print to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

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Roy Moore would be first senator expelled in 155 years

On Monday afternoon, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore in the increasingly-unlikely event the Alabama Republican nominee wins a special election on December 12.

Terrorism nytimes.com

The Paris Attacks, 2 Years Later: Quiet Remembrance and Lasting Impact

The terrorist spree took 130 lives in a trauma that reshaped the balance between security and civil liberties in France.

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Vanity Fair's new chief editor makes history

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Analysis: This may be one of the most awkward moments in handshake history

There should be a rule in international diplomacy: No strange handshake rituals.

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France pays tribute to Paris dead two years on

PARIS (Reuters) - France, still on alert against militant Islamist attacks, paid tribute on Monday to 130 people killed when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Paris two years ago.

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Aramco plans to spend $300 billion over 10 years in upstream oil and gas: CEO

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco plans to spend close to $300 billion over 10 years in upstream oil and gas projects, Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Monday.

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Sandy's Story: 7 years after Alzheimer's diagnosis, 'there's still a good life'

When he first sees me, Sandy Halperin always gives a surprised snort and then a cackle of delight. Before I know it, I'm enveloped in a bear hug, snuggled close and patted heartily on the back. If I'm lucky and Sandy remembers that he really likes me, I'll get a back scratch too, a true Halperin hug.

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France frets over internal threat two years after Paris attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level from both within and outside the country.

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France frets over 'internal' threat two years after Paris attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of "internal" threat.

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Opinion: History, Totally Destroyed

Clearly, we’ve overestimated intelligence as a world-changing force; it is idiocy that holds sway.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Alabama Republicans Defend Roy Moore: ‘It Was 40 Years Ago’

State party officials staunchly defended the Senate nominee after a report that he had made advances toward four teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

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

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Fair Game: After 20 Years of Financial Turmoil, a Columnist’s Last Shot

Scandals, crises and misdeeds have shaped the last two decades, along with market gyrations. Some episodes have brought positive change. But not all.

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A court fight between AT&T and Trump administration could take years

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Alabama state official invokes Joseph and Mary to defend Moore

An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore against sexual assault allegations on a 14-year-old girl decades ago.

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China bars billionaire actress Zhao Wei from stock trading for five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband have been barred from trading in the mainland stock market for five years and fined by the securities regulator, which cited their disclosure irregularities relating to a takeover bid of a firm.

Russia nytimes.com

Two Border Cities Share Russian History — and a Sharp European Divide

While attached to Russia by ethnicity and emotion, residents of Narva, Estonia, say they would never actually want to live there.

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Roy Moore's controversial history

Roy Moore, the GOP nominee in Alabama for a US Senate seat, has been involved in controversial issues in the past. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

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BRIEF-Perry Ellis International says appointed ‍jorge Narino as interim CFO

* ‍Perry Ellis promotes SVP of SEC Financial reporting to interim CFO​

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

For Tweet Mocking Mugabe, New Jersey Woman Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Martha O’Donovan, 25, is charged with subverting Zimbabwe’s government and undermining its president.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

Pace of Sign-Ups Under Affordable Care Act Blows Past Prior Years

In the first four days of open enrollment, the Trump administration said, 601,462 people selected health plans in the federal marketplace, HealthCare.gov.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. tax cut worries dent hopes of longest winning run in 14 years

* Bitcoin slides 5 percent after latest record high (Updates with U.S. mid-day trading)

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Milan experiment could be reality in 10 years, says ATP chief

MILAN (Reuters) - Some thought he was mad launching a tournament with radical rules claiming to be re-inventing tennis, but ATP chief Chris Kermode believes his Milan experiment has a future.

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Cars, food, and sports fans: Tailgating through the years

Cars, food, and sports fans: A history of tailgating

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Global stocks stutter as longest winning run in 14 years looms

LONDON (Reuters) - Another impressive record for world stocks was hanging in the balance on Thursday, as a late blow-out in Japan and a subdued start in Europe threatened to spoil the longest winning streak for MSCI's global index since 2003.

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Kevin Spacey to be erased from Sony film about Getty kidnapping: reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The director and producers of the completed but unreleased Hollywood film "All the Money in the World" have chosen to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie, recast his role and reshoot his scenes following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Diverse Candidates Make History in Local Elections

A transgender lawmaker in Virginia, a Sikh mayor in New Jersey and a refugee mayor in Montana were among Democrats’ victories in state and local elections. Was this a one-off rebuke of President Trump or a sign of what’s to come in next year’s midterms?

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Woman Who Sabotaged Fiancé’s Kayak Is Sentenced to Up to 4 Years

Angelika Graswald, who prosecutors said had watched her fiancé drown and even moved a paddle out of his reach, was expected to be freed by year’s end.

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The move stirs speculation that the Trump White House is trying to retaliate against CNN for its coverage

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

A Miracle on the Pacific, 53 Years Before Sully Landed on the Hudson

Pan Am Flight 6 from Honolulu to San Francisco developed engine trouble. Too late to turn back, the airliner landed in the ocean and all 31 aboard survived.