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

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

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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

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Yemen's Saleh buried in Sanaa with handful of relatives present: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group has buried the body of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, allowing only a handful of relatives to attend, sources from his General People's Congress (GPC) party said on Sunday.

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U.S. top court takes up Republican challenge to Maryland electoral district

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday added a second case to its docket on a contentious issue that could have major consequences for American elections, agreeing to decide whether Democratic lawmakers in Maryland unlawfully drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

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Woody Allen's daughter: Why does he get a pass?

Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is asking why the director has not suffered the same fate as other powerful men in Hollywood accused of sexual misconduct.

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CVS expects Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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UPDATE 1-CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp expects the U.S. Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman for the drugstore chain operator said.

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CVS expects U.S. Justice Department to handle review of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp expects the Justice Department to do the antitrust review of its planned acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, a spokesman said.

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

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

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Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle's King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market.

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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing longtime U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike.

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Chelsea Handler evacuates home amid wildfire threat

Comedian Chelsea Handler is among the thousands who have had to flee their homes over the last three days as several wildfires burn in Southern California.

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Deutsche Boerse chairman considering early departure: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse Chairman Joachim Faber is considering quitting as head of the exchange operator's supervisory board as early as in 2019, Handelsblatt reported, citing sources in the finance industry.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: A Single Mother Had Nowhere to Go. Now She Has ‘A Place of My Own.’

Since leaving her boyfriend’s house shortly after their daughter’s first birthday, Shirmira Wilson has earned a college degree and started pursuing another one.

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Russia's Olympic ban strengthens Putin's re-election hand

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opinion polls show Vladimir Putin is already a shoo-in to win a fourth presidential term. But a ban on Russia taking part in the Winter Olympics is likely to make support for him even stronger, by uniting voters around his message: The world is against us.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. challenges Tronox plan to buy Cristal's titanium dioxide business

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has filed a complaint aimed at stopping chemical maker Tronox Ltd from purchasing Cristal's titanium dioxide business, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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U.S. challenges Tronox plan to buy Cristal's titanium dioxide business

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has filed a complaint aimed at stopping chemical maker Tronox Ltd from purchasing Cristal's titanium dioxide business, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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Thyssenkrupp chairman rejects investor call for breakup: Handelsblatt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp Chairman Ulrich Lehner has rejected investor calls to break up the industrial group and backed top management's plan to transform the firm into a technology group, Germany's Handelsblatt reported, citing an interview.

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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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House, Senate Republicans face challenge over corporate AMT tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans in Congress are grappling with a thorny question about corporate taxes as they work to reconcile competing tax bills from the Senate and House of Representatives into a unified measure that they hope President Donald Trump will sign into law before the end of the year.

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New challenge takes internet

There was the planking challenge, the mannequin challenge, and now, the latest trend to take social media by storm is the "invisible box challenge."

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John Anderson, liberal Republican who challenged Reagan, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Anderson, a former Republican congressman who challenged the party's conservative drift by taking on its chief symbol, Ronald Reagan, and ran for president as an independent in 1980, died on Sunday. He was 95.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: At 76, Studying Social Work After Reaching for a Helping Hand

Selwyn Allen, a longtime carpenter, fell behind on his rent while fighting bladder cancer. Now he’s seeking to make a late-in-life career change.

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Google's Hinton says AI poses new challenges to regulators

TORONTO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning.

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ACLU sues to block Nebraska executions, challenges governor

Dec 4 (Reuters) - A new lawsuit says the 11 men on Nebraska's death row cannot be executed because a voter referendum backed by Governor Pete Ricketts to overturn a 2015 repeal of capital punishment failed to restore their death sentences.

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The Stone: In Dark Times, ‘Dirty Hands’ Can Still Do Good

To transcend our complicity in the world’s worst crises, we need self-knowledge and humility.

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Broadcom set to unveil challenge to Qualcomm's board: sources

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc , unveiling nominees whom Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the U.S. semiconductor company's board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Broadcom set to unveil challenge to Qualcomm's board -sources

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc, unveiling nominees whom Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the U.S. semiconductor company's board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Editorial: Hands Across the Water, Then a Slap in the Face

The ranting of the American president dashed the good cheer from a royal Anglo-American engagement.

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Longtime Michigan congressman announces retirement

Longtime Michigan Democratic Rep. Sander Levin announced Saturday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Grief Throws a Young Point Guard Off Her Game

Makaylah Barber, 16, has faced homelessness and expulsion. After her mother died, her grades worsened, making her ineligible to play basketball this season.

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A Hasty, Hand-Scribbled Tax Bill Sets Off an Outcry

Senator Jon Tester, Democrat of Montana, called it “Washington D.C. at its worst” as Republicans sought to speed through their amended bill, handwriting and all.

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Markets watchdog investigates D. Boerse's handling of new CEO hire

FRANKFURT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Germany's financial markets watchdog BaFin is questioning Deutsche Boerse over how it communicated the appointment of Theodor Weimer as chief executive, the regulator said on Friday.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: After Fleeing Anti-Semitism in Russia, Finding Hope and a Home in the U.S.

“I am American,” said Anatoliy Krongauz, who came to the United States with his family after surviving the Holocaust and facing continued discrimination.

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis to challenge Poison Pill adopted by Cannimed Therapeutics ​

* ‍AURORA INTENDS TO "VIGOROUSLY CHALLENGE POISON PILL" ADOPTED BY CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS ​

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Review: ‘Wonder Wheel,’ Woody Allen’s Coney Island Memory Palace

Kate Winslet plays an unhappily married woman whose affair with a local Romeo is derailed when he falls for her stepdaughter.

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Palestinian rivals delay full Gaza handover by 10 days

GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to delay final transfer of power of the Gaza Strip from Hamas to the Western-backed Palestinian government by 10 days to Dec. 10 to allow time to "complete arrangements", officials said.

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MTV Searches for ‘Jersey Shore’ Magic on the Florida Panhandle

The creator of “Floribama Shore,” the name of which is meant to evoke “Jersey Shore,” says the show is different and the cast is more earnest and vulnerable.

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Network says employee filed complaint about longtime 'Today' host over 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

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UPDATE 2-India's Jet, Air France-KLM expand ties in potential challenge to Etihad

* Potential challenge to Jet shareholder Etihad (Adds details, quotes, analyst comment)

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NATO sees growing Russia, China challenge; higher risk of war

BERLIN (Reuters) - China's growing military strength and a resurgent Russia will pose growing challenges to the trans-Atlantic alliance in coming years, and NATO's moves to bolster its capabilities could trigger a new Cold War-style arms race, a NATO report said.

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Trump on North Korea launch: We will handle it

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that the United States "will handle" the situation in North Korea after the rogue nation launched yet another intercontinental ballistic missile.

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North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in Further Challenge to Trump

The launch came despite President Trump’s warning that continued weapons testing would leave him “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

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Challengers back at Supreme Court hoping to block latest travel ban

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Supreme Court Weighs Streamlined Patent Challenges

The justices seemed divided on the constitutionality of a procedure that makes it easier to seek to invalidate a patent without going to court.

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U.S. top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines church's challenge to Nebraska funeral picketing law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing near funerals after it was challenged by a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests.

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Top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Sister’s ‘Dark Time’ Inspires Couple to Serve Those With Disabilities

Anita and Burt Swerdin volunteer with A Time for Us, a program that organizes events at the Samuel Field Y in Queens for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Top court rejects challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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U.S. top court rejects challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which had avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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BMW to spend 6.5-7 percent of sales on R&D in 2018: CFO in Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW will further raise its spending on research and development next year, to 6.5 to 7 percent of sales, its finance chief Nicolas Peter told German daily Handelsblatt.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Living on Scraps, Boy Who Fled Boko Haram Yearns to Heal the Poor

Usman Lawan, 13, dreams of becoming a doctor while contending with his own hunger and irregular access to water amid Nigeria’s eight-year war against the terrorist group.

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Editorial: Mr. Trump’s Paper Towels Aren’t Helping Puerto Rico

With little sign of progress, thousands of people are leaving for the mainland each day.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: An Aspiring Performer Steps Back From the Edge

G’Mario Charleston left behind Mississippi to chase his dream of becoming a performer. Despite the troubles he faced in his first year in New York, he is not giving up on the city.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: From Afar, He Confessed His Love. Via an App, He Attended His Wedding.

When his dream of moving to New York came true, he realized he was leaving his dream woman behind in Sudan. The couple talk regularly, but “even four times a day is not enough.”

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Iraqi militia indicates will hand heavy guns to army after Islamic State quashed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A prominent Iraqi militia indicated on Thursday it would give any heavy weapons it had to the military once Islamic State was defeated and rejected a proposed U.S. congressional bill designating it a terrorist group.

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Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

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FTC says it is evaluating 'serious issues' raised in Uber's handling of a data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission, which investigates companies accused of being sloppy with consumer data, said it was "closely evaluating the serious issues" raised in Uber's [UBER.UL] handling of its hack last year, an FTC spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Mexico's Pemex helping to extinguish fire near Madero refinery

MEXICO CITY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it was helping to put out a gas-related fire close to its Madero refinery in the state of Tamaulipas.

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Award reversed for Connecticut inmate who challenged confinement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court threw out a $62,650 award that Connecticut had been ordered to pay a former inmate who said the state unconstitutionally kept him in segregation for 23 hours a day for nearly a year, though he was only a pretrial detainee.

Thanksgiving Day nytimes.com

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.

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Many hospitals lack specialists for hand, face emergencies

(Reuters Health) - In an emergency involving face or hand trauma, barely one in four hospitals can muster a specialist surgeon, a recent U.S. study suggests.

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BRIEF-P&G to challenge official proxy vote count electing Peltz - CNBC, citing sources‍​

* P&G to challenge official proxy vote count electing Peltz - CNBC, citing sources‍​ Further company coverage:

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China says hopes South Korea continues to appropriately handle THAAD issue

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday that Beijing hopes Seoul continues to appropriately handle their dispute over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, state media said.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Bumped From Home to Home, Then ‘Pushed’ Into College

Mariama Toe became “a master of packing my stuff” in her youth, which included a stint in foster care. But the support of a mother figure has emboldened her to go to college.

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How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs

The president says the Justice Department has meddled too much in policing. But even police chiefs in Republican areas are frustrated with his rollback.

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Hand, wrist injuries in high school sports often severe

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

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Any Trump NAFTA withdrawal faces stiff court challenge: legal experts

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - With NAFTA talks grinding toward stalemate, U.S. President Donald Trump may be tempted to carry out his threat to withdraw from the trade pact, but legal experts say such a decision could be defeated, or delayed significantly by court challenges.

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Fixes: After Flint, Helping Doctors Recognize Chemical Exposure

Few of the 80,000 chemicals registered for use have been tested for safety. Educating medical students on their effects is essential.

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America's Cup boats 'hell of a challenge' for veteran Simmer

LONDON (Reuters) - Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America's Cup boats will pose "one hell of a challenge", Land Rover BAR's new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.

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Most blue whales are right-handed

Here's a real whale of a tale you can use at the Thanksgiving table to impress your in-laws or to fill that silence after Uncle Jack goes too far expressing his political passions: Most blue whales tend to be "right-handed."

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New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

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UPDATE 7-Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

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Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, challenges remain

LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, removing a big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project backed by President Donald Trump, but leaving its future shrouded in legal and market uncertainty.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Even Her Shopping Trips Require a Chaperone, So She Makes Them Last

Alice Brunn, 79, lost her vision in her 60s and can’t leave home unattended. When her son takes her out, she plans several stops along the way.

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Helping the poor is a 'Passport to Paradise,' Pope says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis welcomed the poor, homeless and unemployed as guests of honor for a Mass and gourmet meal in the Vatican on Sunday, saying that helping the needy was one way of obtaining a "passport to paradise".

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The Neediest Cases Fund: He Fled Myanmar on a Deathtrap. Now He’s the ‘Luckiest Man Alive.’

Mohamed Rafiq, a Rohingya Muslim, nearly died trying to flee aboard a ferryboat in search of work. Eight years later, he resettled in Dallas and reunited with his family.

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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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Police artist finds creative way to honor fallen heroes

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Chandeliers and propaganda: Inside North Korea's metro system

Buried 100 meters (328 feet) underground, the Pyongyang Metro is one of the deepest commuter systems in the world. It's also one of the world's most mysterious.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Wheels: The Near Future of Driving: Eyes Forward, but No Hands at 10 and 2

The Cadillac Super Cruise system is the latest in semiautonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to keep their hands off the wheel as long as they pay attention to the road.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe, coup chief meet with smiles and handshakes

HARARE (Reuters) - A smiling President Robert Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief a day after the army seized power, throwing confusion over predictions that the 93-year-old's nearly four-decade rule had come to an end.

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Volkswagen taps Brazil growth with new model to challenge Fiat, GM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen launched its new Virtus model on Thursday to tap Brazil's highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals General Motors and Fiat in South America's largest car market.

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Hong Kong IPO surge challenges New York in battle for China listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - It's not often Hong Kong can boast hotter initial public offerings than New York, but some recent deals and a potential pipeline of big Chinese tech floats suggest a shift in the balance between the two fundraising rivals.

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Senate candidate's attorney demands accuser hand over inscription for verification by experts

Former Judge Roy Moore continues to deny allegations of sexual abuse against him, his attorney Phillip L. Jauregui said at a news conference Wednesday, during which he attempted to cast doubt on the story of one of Moore's accusers.

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Britain's May weathers new challenges on Brexit plan, more to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May withstood new attempts to force concessions on her blueprint for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, the second day of a parliamentary debate that is deepening divisions over Brexit.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: A Young Poet Loses His Rhythm and Finds His Voice

Hermes Rosa Jr. dropped out of high school and fell into a depression, abandoning his writing. Now, he’s going to college and performing his poems on YouTube.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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

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

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GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

(Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

Nov 15 (Reuters) - General Motors Co plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Finnish reactor owner sees upper hand in reactor dispute with Areva

HELSINKI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said it had won a third favourable partial ruling from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in its nuclear reactor dispute with plant suppliers Areva and Siemens

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Britain's May sees off challenges to Brexit plan, so far

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint to leave the European Union emerged unscathed on Tuesday from a first day of debate in parliament on legislation to sever ties with the bloc.

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Canada launches NAFTA challenge against U.S. lumber duties

OTTAWA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday launched a NAFTA trade challenge against the U.S. Commerce Department's decision earlier this month to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports, the foreign ministry in Ottawa said in a statement.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For Teenager, ‘What I See in the Mirror Is Not What I Am’

Manasia Horne’s struggle with gender identity has caused friction with her family. At a shelter for youths like her, she learned to accept herself.

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Security tight at Kenya court ahead of hearing on election challenges

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court prepared on Tuesday to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote.

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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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Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.

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Supreme Court to hear Minnesota voter apparel law challenge

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a conservative group's free speech challenge to a Minnesota law prohibiting voters from wearing T-shirts or other apparel adorned with overtly political messages inside polling stations.

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Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi 'handmaiden to genocide'

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims.

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Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has told the United States and Russia that Israel will continue to take action across the Syrian frontier according to its security needs, even as the two powers try to build up a ceasefire.

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Bob Geldof hands back award in protest

Musician Bob Geldof is handing back his "Freedom of the City of Dublin" award, also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in protest over her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

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Bob Geldof hands back Dublin honor shared with Aung San Suu Kyi

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish musician and anti-poverty activist Bob Geldof will return his 'Freedom of the City of Dublin' award to his home town on Monday, saying he could not continue to hold the honor with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94.

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Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

The Obama administration sped up programs aiming to pay doctors based on quality instead of quantity. The Trump administration is slowing them down.

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Liz Smith, Longtime Queen of Tabloid Gossip Columns, Dies at 94

Ms. Smith’s column ran for more than three decades, and she offered a gentler view of movie stars and moguls than many other gossip writers.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Secret to a Long Life? ‘It’s Good to Work a Lot’

As a teenager, Bella Pevzner fled Belarus after the Nazi invasion. She worked well into her 70s, and at 89, she is applying her dogged work ethic to her paintings.

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Queen hands over Remembrance Day duty to Prince Charles

Queen Elizabeth handed over royal duties to Prince Charles at London's Cenotaph ceremony as part of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

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Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

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Opinion: Trump stays on script, but is empty handed so far

US President Donald Trump has been relatively disciplined during his tour of Asia so far.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Alcohol Derailed His Life. Now He Drives Barflies Home.

Carlos Nin lost jobs, a marriage and a home because of his drinking problem. Now sober, he works six days a week as an Uber driver, often chauffeuring intoxicated customers.

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Holding Hands, Drinking Wine and Other Ways to Go to Jail in Dubai

Dubai says it welcomes foreigners, but some end up in prison for offenses that few Westerners would dream were even crimes.

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Golf: Dubuisson overcomes blustery day to open up Nedbank Challenge lead

(Reuters) - Frenchman Victor Dubuisson was one of few players able to deal with blustery conditions on Friday as he opened up a two shot lead after the second round at the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Watch Trump and Putin shake hands in Vietnam

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands at an APEC gala in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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Trump and Putin shake hands at APEC summit dinner

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin shook hands at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit dinner in Vietnam on Friday, even though the White House said there would be no formal meeting.

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Wiesberger shines on back nine to seize Nedbank Challenge golf lead

SUN CITY, South Africa (Reuters) - Bernd Wiesberger enjoyed a birdie-laden back nine to grab the first round lead in the European Tour’s Nedbank Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Thursday.

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When fallen heroes don't come home

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Hilltop tribe's bitterness a challenge for Libya peace effort

BANI WALID, Libya (Reuters) - Elders of a powerful tribe that defended the regime of former leader Muammar Gaddafi have a message for the United Nations as it tries to broker peace in Libya - talk to us or you will fail.

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Vodafone challenges BT with UK fibre broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will partner with fibre network developer CityFibre to bring ultrafast broadband to 5 million UK homes and businesses by 2025, in a direct challenge to dominant rival BT .

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Pence pays tribute to fallen and heroes from Texas massacre

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to rural southeastern Texas, where he paid tribute to the victims and heroes from a church massacre that stands as the deadliest gun violence ever committed in a U.S. place of worship.

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Potential juror: Obama has soft hands

Former President Obama reports for jury duty and the verdict is ... "soft hands." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Chinese Auto Glass Magnate Faces Union Challenge in Ohio

Roughly 2,000 workers at the Fuyao plant are voting on affiliating with the United Auto Workers, a possible blow to the owner’s paternalistic model.

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Cuban opposition falls at first hurdle as Castro handover looms

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban opposition leaders said they failed to get anyone nominated as a candidate for municipal elections, falling at the first hurdle as the Communist-run island embarks on a political cycle that will end 60 years of Castro brothers' rule.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Brother’s Death Left Her Heartbroken. Then She Had a Heart Attack.

Sylvia Rivera, 56, felt chest pain in the hours after her younger brother died. On bed rest and unable to work, she faced eviction from her Bronx home.

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Shell to hand over Iraq's Majnoon oilfield by end June 2018 – Iraqi oil officials

BASRA, Iraq, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Oil major Royal Dutch Shell agreed to exit the Majnoon oilfield and hand over its operation to the state-run Basra Oil Co. by the end of June 2018, two oil officials close to the deal said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Wallenius Wilhelmsen Q3 beats forecast, reiterates cautious outlook

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Car carrier and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Asa:

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De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await

It remains to be seen if Mayor Bill de Blasio’s win on Tuesday will help him push his agenda in Albany and beyond.

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

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

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Britain faces new legal challenge over air quality improvement plan

LONDON (Reuters) - New legal proceedings have been launched against the British government by environmental law firm ClientEarth over what it says is a failure to tackle air pollution, the firm said on Tuesday.

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Ackman's Pershing Square loses ADP challenge: sources

(Reuters) - William Ackman's activist hedge fund Pershing Square lost its bid on Tuesday to win seats on the board of Automatic Data Processing Inc , according to sources that have seen a preliminary shareholder voting tally.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For Holocaust Survivor, America Is the ‘Reason I Can Smile’

Roza Livshits was 5 when the Nazis invaded Belarus. She never saw her parents again. In New York, she said, an aid agency has become her “everything.”

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Tanzania challenges seizure of aircraft in Canada over debt

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Tanzania is mounting a legal challenge against a construction firm's seizure of one of the country's new commercial planes in Canada as compensation for a disputed contract, President John Magufuli said on Monday.

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James Comey unveils new Twitter handle

Former FBI Director James Comey unveiled his new Twitter handle Monday morning after revealing his secret account late last month.

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Petition filed at Kenya's Supreme Court challenging election result

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan former lawmaker filed a petition at the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking to overturn the election last month that President Uhuru Kenyatta won.

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Manafort money laundering charge in Russia probe may face challenges

(Reuters) - When the lawyer for the former campaign manager of President Donald Trump attacked the money laundering charge brought against his client as flimsy, some legal experts say he may have pinpointed a potential weakness in the indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller.

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The Hand-Drawn Journey of the ‘Shape of Water’ Poster

A look at the poster design behind Guillermo del Toro’s new film, about a woman who falls for an amphibious creature.

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Fate of Stateless Rohingya Muslims Is in Antagonistic Hands

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

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BRIEF-HYSTER-YALE MATERIALS HANDLING REPORTS Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.00

* HYSTER-YALE MATERIALS HANDLING, INC. ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

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The Neediest Cases Fund: From Serving the Famous at the Waldorf to Starting Over

When the Waldorf Astoria closed its doors for renovations, Regina Gatewood lost her job. In her 60s, she found herself thrust into the job market.

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Croatia opposition seeks government no-confidence vote on Agrokor handling

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's opposition parties on Thursday demanded a no-confidence vote in the government over its handling of a crisis at the country's largest company, Agrokor, but analysts said the ruling coalition would likely survive.

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Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Filipino lawyers on Thursday announced a broad alliance to challenge President Rodrigo Duterte's 16-month war on drugs amid unprecedented scrutiny of the campaign in which more than 3,900 mostly urban, poor Filipinos have been killed.

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Samsung Electronics names Roh new CFO, handing him charge of $68 billion cash pile

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has picked Roh Hee-chan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), putting the executive in charge of one of Asia's biggest corporate cash piles.

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BRIEF-Allena Pharmaceuticals prices IPO of 5.3 mln shares at $14 per share

* Allena pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces pricing of initial public offering

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When Its Attacker Is in Handcuffs, Islamic State Stays Mum

If its recruit is on the run or behind bars, ISIS refrains from claiming responsibility. Analysts have a theory as to why.

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Tech companies join support of 'Dreamers,' challenging Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc on Wednesday joined a legal challenge by more than 100 tech companies against a decision to end protection for so-called 'Dreamer' immigrants, the companies told Reuters.

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Tech companies join in support 'Dreamers,' challenging Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp and other major tech companies were poised on Wednesday to join a legal challenge against a decision to end protections against deportation for immigrants brought into the United States illegally as children, the companies told Reuters.

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Tech companies join legal fight in support of 'Dreamers', challenging Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech companies Alphabet Inc's Google, IBM Corp and Lyft on Wednesday will join a legal briefing opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that protects from deportation about 900,000 immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, the companies told Reuters.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Sticking to the J Train, but Learning to Reroute Dark Thoughts

Ramel Paredes, who has autism, is passionate about New York’s subways. He’s working to curb his pessimism and foster deeper personal connections.

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Crew take control of playoff after Callens red card

(Reuters) - Columbus Crew took full advantage of playing with an extra man to score three second-half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over New York City FC in the first leg of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semi-final showdown on Tuesday. Trailing 1-0, New York City defender Alexander Callens was shown a red card in the 52nd minute after a video review showed he had elbowed Justin Meram in the face, and the home side spared no mercy to seize control of the contest. Columbus

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Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

Listen to pieces written by Nico Muhly, David Lang and more for the Psalms Experience, which runs through Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center.

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NYPD detectives charged with raping handcuffed woman in police van

Two New York Police Department detectives took turns raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman in the back seat of their police van in Coney Island last month, according to the Kings County District Attorney's office.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Breathing in Ocean Air After ‘Rotting Away’ for Years

For nearly a decade, Charlotte Wood, 66, languished in a nursing home, feeling trapped by her health problems. A motorized wheelchair and a home by the sea have given her more freedom.

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Exclusive: U.S. needs to improve oversight of labs handling dangerous pathogens - report

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday.

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Tech Tip: Power Up Your Phone by Hand or by Sun

When the power goes out with bad weather, disasters or other events, hand-cranked chargers or solar-powered solutions can keep your battery going.

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NYT: Navy investigating if Green Beret died at hands of SEAL Team 6 members

The Navy is investigating whether two members of the Navy's SEAL Team Six killed an Army Green Beret in June, The New York Times reported Sunday.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Peers Made School Look Easy. Now Her Hard Work Is Paying Off.

After dropping out of high school, Wendy Genao went on to earn her equivalency diploma and to enroll in college. She finally feels like a scholar.

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Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on November 1

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

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Iraqi Kurdistan leader Barzani will hand over presidential powers on Nov. 1

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Faith Moors 2 Victims of Hurricane Sandy in Life’s Storms

After years of disarray in the wake of the 2012 hurricane, a retired Orthodox Jewish couple find calm in a new home, aided by their unflinching faith in God.

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At Facebook, Hand-Wringing Over a Fix for Fake Content

As pressure grows on the social media giant, there are no easy answers to dealing with posts that get promoted by its many users.

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UPDATE 1-Televisa profit up 9 pct, longtime CEO to step down

MEXICO CITY, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa's third-quarter net profit jumped 9 percent compared with the same period last year, the company said Thursday, the same day its longtime chief executive announced he would step down.

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Trump's judge nominees get a hand from McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved Thursday to break filibusters of four appeals court nominees, acting aggressively to break what he complained is "often mindless" Democratic obstruction of President Donald Trump's judicial appointments.

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For John Kelly, Fallen Soldiers Shaped a Worldview

Over the years, the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, has comforted families of the fallen — while simultaneously lashing out at a “chattering class” of critics.

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In Kenya, Revote Raises Challenges for a Young Democracy

Many in the country are asking themselves how, after the national trauma of election violence 10 years ago, they have ended up yet again in a muddled election.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: ‘Coming Out of a Cloud’ After Drug Abuse and Mental Illness

Wanda Ramirez, who has schizophrenia, used to smoke marijuana to get her through the day. In treatment, her love of drawing was fostered through art therapy.

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Einstein's handwritten notes sell for $1.8M

Two handwritten notes penned by Albert Einstein have been sold at an auction for a combined $1.8 million -- hundreds of times their estimated sale value.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil congressional committees vote on reforms helping small miners

BRASILIA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian congressional committees approved one plank of sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, amending President Michel Temer's proposals to favor smaller miners, with votes on the two other measures delayed to Wednesday.

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Space shuttle Challenger's first commander, Paul Weitz, dies

Former astronaut Paul Weitz, who commanded the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Challenger, has died, according to NASA. He was 85.

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Supreme Court dismisses Hawaii's challenge to Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday formally dropped plans to hear the last remaining challenge to an earlier version of President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and a ban on refugees, but a fight over the legality of his latest restrictions still could reach the nine justices.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: An Immigrant Pursues the Education That He Was Denied in Mali

Moussa Konate, 21, is haunted by stories from his war-torn country. He follows the conflict back home closely while making a new life in New York.

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Democrats Lack Strong Challengers for Some Vulnerable G.O.P. House Seats

The party is struggling to recruit candidates in working-class areas, and it might have too many challengers in the most affluent districts.

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Brazil congressional committees ready reforms helping small miners

BRASILIA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian congressional committees are scheduled to vote on sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, likely amending President Michel Temer's proposals to favor smaller miners before putting them to a broader vote.

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Top general: ISIS becoming 'global challenge'

Gen. Joseph Dunford warned in a news conference that ISIS is becoming a "global challenge" and trying to establish a physical presence outside Iraq and Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon spoke to ISIS fighters about what's next for the terror group.

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Egypt authorities challenge Reuters on casualties in western desert attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of "inaccurate coverage" of clashes in the western desert between security forces and armed militants in which police officers and conscripts were killed on Friday.

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Turbo-Charging His Life After Losing His Mother

When his mother died, Atreyal Ransom lost interest in school. But he got back on track, becoming valedictorian of his class and a volunteer at a community center.

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Fallen soldier's widow kisses casket at burial

Army Sgt. La David Johnson's burial was held in Cooper City, Florida. Johnson and three other US servicemembers were killed in an ISIS ambush in Niger.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: For the First Time, Hearing the Birds Chirp and the Wind Whistle

Charlen Evans, who has been hearing-impaired her whole life, got a cochlear implant in 2012. She has since returned to college in hopes of someday working with deaf students.

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Homeless teen spends birthday helping hurricane victims

Christopher Rodriguez turned 19 on Friday in his native Puerto Rico, and he spent his birthday giving -- giving aid to neighbors still struggling a month to the day after Hurricane Maria blasted the island.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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Man accused of helping and recording teen's suicide

On May 5, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah. Her friend Tyerell Przybycien is accused of helping her by buying the rope and tying the noose she put around her neck, and the compressed air she used to knock herself out before dying.

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Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.

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‘We Need to Instill a Respect for the Work of Human Hands’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed lost factory jobs in Indiana, sexual harassment and adorable wolf pups.

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UPDATE 2-Baker Hughes posts big profit miss, sees challenging year

* Baker Hughes Q3 adj. EPS of $0.05 vs est. $0.11 (Adds analyst estimate, background, shares)

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised That Trump Offended a Fallen Soldier’s Widow

Mr. Noah said, “I don’t think we should be surprised that Trump offended this family. We’ve all heard him speak: We’re offended every day.”

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What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

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Full Transcript: Kelly Defends Trump’s Handling of Soldier’s Death and Call to Widow

The White House chief of staff, a retired Marine general who lost his own son in battle, delivered an emotional statement.

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Challenger Takam ready to give Joshua a 'proper fight'

(Reuters) - France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam believes he can take the fight to world champion Anthony Joshua when the duo battle for the Briton's IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

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His inability to ignore a perceived slight has caused trouble over the handling of deadly Niger ambush

President Donald Trump's chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops.

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Ex-CIA director: Trump 'inconsistent' with Bush, Clinton, Obama handling of military deaths

President Donald Trump's level of presidential concern for military families mourning loved ones has proven "inconsistent" with previous presidents in the same position, former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Stop the politics and honor the fallen

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Chelsea Handler leaving her talk show

Chelsea Handler is saying farewell to her self-titled talk show on Netflix to dive deeper into what she feels is her next chapter -- activism.

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Trump sends check to fallen soldier's family on day report says he reneged on promise

President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call but never followed through.

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Longtime AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault is stepping down

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EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will promise during talks in Brussels "sufficient and targeted funding" for migration projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to a draft statement that shows they have yet to put their money where their mouth is.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Playing by the Rules After Breaking Them in Foster Care

After nine years of tumult moving from home to home, Shaquille Samuel, 23, now possesses a Regents diploma, a food handler’s license and motivation for a brighter future.

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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Parents upset with school's handling of racist message

The parents of an African-American high school freshman in Texas say they are livid with their daughter's school district for not doing enough to discipline a student who sent her a racist message saying, "we should have hung all u n*****s while we had the chance."