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Why Trump's 'giant' middle class tax cut is less than advertised

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Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim leaders condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

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Presidential hopeful wants Finland out of EU, says nationalists will bounce back

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way.

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Want cheaper British car insurance? Mind how you shop

LONDON (Reuters) - Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain's big supermarkets have.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Corporate news weakens Dubai and Saudi, Qatar jumps after budget

* Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Distribution rises from IPO price on debut

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At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said.

Skiing nytimes.com

I Wanted to Backcountry Ski in Vermont. So I Helped Clear the Trails.

Brandon Gap, managed by the Forest Service, is a beautiful place to glide. But maintaining it requires some hard work — and that’s a good thing.

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Forget abortion: What women in Kentucky really want

Perhaps it was the abstinence pledge she felt forced to sign or the promise ring she was told to slip on her finger. But from the moment Cheryl became sexually active, she felt dirty.

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Turkey says world must recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Muslim nations must press the world to recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Turkey said on Wednesday as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital.

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Turkey says world must recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey appealed on Wednesday for the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns

Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

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

Editorial: Fox News v. Robert Mueller

The propaganda machine has kicked into high gear, and has a single goal: convincing President Trump to fire the special counsel.

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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Donald Trump Jr. wants 'leak' probe, as Congress' Russia probes press on

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son asked a House of Representatives committee on Tuesday to investigate possible leaks of information about his Dec. 6 interview with lawmakers, as congressional probes of Russia and the 2016 election picked up steam ahead of the New Year.

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Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran: USGS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported.

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INEOS says Forties pipeline outage to last at least 2 weeks

** Ineos says in email to customers it expects the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea to last "no less than two", possibly up to four weeks

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil prices help Gulf rise, Saudi petchems strong

DUBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Middle East stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline pushed Brent oil above $65 a barrel for the first time since mid-2015.

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The constitutional amendments Moore wanted to get rid of

In June 2011, Roy Moore suggested on a radio show that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth would solve many issues in the way the US government is structured.

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Announces $40 Mln Private Placement Offering, Debt Recapitalization

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING, DEBT RECAPITALIZATION AND PROPOSED CHANGE OF NAME TO BLOCKCHAIN POWER TRUST

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Doping: Russia backs athletes wanting to take part in Winter Olympics

Russian athletes wanting to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea will have the unanimous support of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), the body said Tuesday.

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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeast Iran

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Kerman province in southeast Iran on Tuesday, injuring 15 people and causing the walls of some houses to collapse, state media reported.

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BRIEF-Tapimmune Announces Enrollment Of First Patient In Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

* TAPIMMUNE ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT OF FIRST PATIENT IN PHASE 2 CLINICAL TRIAL FOR TREATING TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER FUNDED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’

The American ambassador in London said he hoped a planned trip by President Trump would go ahead despite vocal opposition.

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Taiwan's Far Eastern International fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident.

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Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident.

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Global Health: The Next Flu Pandemic Will Appear When You Least Expect It

An examination of the great flu epidemics in recent history concludes that next one is likely to arrive in late spring or early summer — not during flu season.

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Google wants you to experiment with new photo apps

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mnuchin’s Magical Math on Taxes

Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth “models” with no basis in reality.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.

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Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon.

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Breast reconstruction after cancer less common at cash-strapped hospitals

(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who have one or both breasts removed are less likely to get immediate reconstruction surgery at hospitals that are struggling financially, a U.S. study suggests.

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Trump wants US to go back to the moon

President Donald Trump wants to send astronauts where no man has gone before.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Whirlwind Putin Tour Highlights Moscow’s New Reach in Mideast

The Russian president visited Syria and Egypt and was due in Turkey all in a day, a trip underscoring new alliances and his role as a statesman.

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Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss nuclear deal, Middle East tensions

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks over a nuclear power plant and tensions in the Middle East following Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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BRIEF-FS Investments, KKR To Form Middle Market Alternative Lending Platform

* FS INVESTMENTS AND KKR PARTNERING TO FORM PREMIER $18 BILLION MIDDLE MARKET ALTERNATIVE LENDING PLATFORM

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Russia's Putin and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East tensions in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks on cooperation and tensions in the Middle East following Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Russians want to compete at Olympics, even as neutrals, says official

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Most Russian athletes want to go to next year's Winter Olympic Games even though they would have to compete as neutrals, an official of the country's Olympic committee said on Monday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mohammad Javad Zarif: Europe Must Work With Iran

The United States seems committed to belligerence in the Middle East. Europe can help de-escalate.

Taj Mahal nytimes.com

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Editorial: Opening Up New York’s Public Records

Governor Cuomo has a chance to champion government transparency by signing a bill to pick up legal fees when a request is wrongly denied.

David Weigel nytimes.com

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major markets rise, led by Saudi and Egypt

* Saudi continues bounce from chart support, volume very high

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Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats

President Emmanuel Macron of France is carving out an ambitious and assertive global role, as many see the United States under President Trump abandoning leadership.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: The Looting of America’s Public Lands

Mr. Trump thinks the environment has gotten too good a deal, so he eliminated two million acres from national monuments in Utah.

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Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., North Korea to negotiate

OSLO (Reuters) - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.

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Senator wants probe into interior secretary's helicopter use

A Democratic senator is calling for the investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel to include his use of government helicopters.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Trump’s Scare Tactics on North Korea Scare Us

The Trump administration’s threats of war will not make Kim Jong-un back down.

Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas nytimes.com

Southeast Asia’s Ride-Hailing War Is Being Waged on Motorbikes

In Indonesia’s traffic-ridden capital, one start-up makes it easy to get around — or not to have to in the first place.

Lobbying and Lobbyists nytimes.com

Lobbyists Ask for Votes. Some Lawmakers Want Much More.

In state legislatures, women lobbyists whose jobs depend on access and influence are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment.

Deaths (Fatalities) nytimes.com

At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organization’s forces.

Pasta nytimes.com

City Kitchen: A Spinach Lasagna Worthy of a Holiday Feast

Time-consuming but magnificent, this is a lasagna fancy enough for holiday dinners.

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BRIEF-WestRock Sees Fiscal 2018 Revenue Of At Least $16.3 Billion

* REITERATED FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE FOR REVENUE OF AT LEAST $16.3 BILLION, ADJUSTED SEGMENT EBITDA OF MORE THAN $2.8 BILLION

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Pope singles out Rome's decay, corruption on traditional feast day

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis lamented the decay and degradation of Rome on Friday, using a traditional prayer on a national feast day to highlight problems such as environmental blight and corruption in the Italian capital.

Salami nytimes.com

Trilobites: Actually, You Do Want to Know How This Sausage Gets Made

Starter bacteria used in salami made by industrial manufacturers is safer, but results in less flavorful dried sausage than the artisanal process.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Want to Pamper Your Holiday Guests? Make Gougères

Served still warm from the oven, pancetta and sage gougères are an indulgent and elegant hors d’oeuvres.

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At least 45 killed in ethnic fighting in South Sudan: official

JUBA (Reuters) - At least 45 people have died in fighting between ethnic groups in South Sudan's northern state of Western Lakes, a local official said, in a new source of violence in a country already devastated by a four-year civil war.

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Pfizer breast cancer drug superior to chemotherapy in late stage study

(Reuters) - Patients with advanced breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation who were treated with an experimental Pfizer Inc drug went about three months longer before their disease worsened than those who received chemotherapy in a late stage study, according to data released on Friday.

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Pfizer breast cancer drug superior to chemotherapy in Phase III study

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Patients with advanced breast cancer tied to an inherited gene mutation who were treated with an experimental Pfizer Inc drug went about three months longer before their disease worsened than those who received chemotherapy in a late stage study, according to data released on Friday.

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Mixed martial arts: St-Pierre vacates UFC middleweight belt

(Reuters) - Canadian Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC middleweight title he won on his recent return to the octagon as the recent upheaval in the sport continued.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

An Alexa Holdout Wants to Know Who’s Listening

Some 24 million so-called smart speakers are expected to sell this year. But not all of us are ready to share our thoughts.

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Father of Prince Harry's U.S. fiancee wants to walk her down the aisle

LONDON (Reuters) - The father of Meghan Markle says he hopes to walk his daughter down the aisle when the American actress marries Britain's Prince Harry next year, saying he was delighted at news of their upcoming wedding, Britain's Daily Mirror reported on Friday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Did Trump Kill Off a Two-State Solution? He Says No, Palestinians Say Yes

The chief Palestinian negotiator said Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital means a radical P.L.O. shift — to a push for a single state, with equal civil rights.

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Exclusive: White House doesn't foresee shutdown, Trump wants 20 percent corporate tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is confident it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown and foresees a compromise with lawmakers that will include increases in defense and non-defense spending, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

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Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

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Exclusive: Trump wants 20 percent corporate tax rate, shutdown not expected - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants the U.S. corporate tax rate to be 20 percent and the White House is confident that it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday.

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Trump's Jerusalem decision puts the Middle East on knife's edge

Donald Trump's announcement, on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US Embassy to the Holy City, appeared, at least on the surface, chiefly ceremonial.

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J.K. Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting in next 'Fantastic Beasts'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling on Thursday defended the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie after a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances of the actor's recent divorce.

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Ryan feels good about spending bill, wants budget cap talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he felt good about the vote count on a government spending bill coming before House on Thursday afternoon that is aimed at keeping the government from shutting down this week.

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Lindsay Lohan wants a 'Mean Girls' sequel

We have "Mean Girls" the musical, and now Lindsay Lohan wants a big-screen sequel.

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Hormonal birth control increases breast cancer risk

Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds.

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U.S. Interior Department wants more oil drilling, expedite ANWR permits

(Reuters) - The Department of the Interior, the U.S. government's second largest revenue generator behind the IRS, is trying to be a better business partner to oil companies to curb falling revenues, Vincent DeVito, energy advisory to the Secretary of the Interior, said on Thursday.

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Breast milk and soot mark Turkey's fading beauty

KIZILTEPPE, Turkey (Reuters) - When Ayse Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot.

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Intimate photos explore masculinity in the Middle East

Terrorist. Misogynist. Fanatic. The portrayal of Arab men can often be one-dimensional and unflattering, particularly in Western media.

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Pope wants better translation of phrase on temptation in 'Our Father' prayer

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should adopt a better translation of the phrase "lead us not into temptation" in the "Our Father", the best known prayer in...

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Probably not — but that’s because for the foreseeable future, no one can.

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Why the UAE wants to go to Mars

On September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy told the United States "we choose to go to the Moon." What JFK and the American public didn't know yet was that by investing in its space program, it was also choosing memory foam, precision GPS and the cardiac pump, food safety standards, invisible braces and the Dustbuster.

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John Conyers III involved in violent incident, may not want his dad's seat

John Conyers III -- who was endorsed by his father, former Rep. John Conyers, to fill his now-empty House seat -- was reportedly involved in an incident that resulted in his girlfriend sustaining a stab wound.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

For Trump, an Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Political Decision, Not a Diplomatic One

The president seemed to relish playing a familiar role: the political insurgent, defying foreign policy orthodoxy on behalf of the people who elected him.

Prison Guards and Corrections Officers nytimes.com

Editorial: Holding Prison Guards Accountable

New York State’s corrections officers are too often protected from punishment, even for brutal attacks on prisoners.

Elections, Mayors nytimes.com

Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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Analysis: Dems want to rebrand as the anti-harassment party

There's a decent chance that this time next week Roy Moore will be a senator-elect and Al Franken will be a former senator.

Hormones nytimes.com

Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.

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Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception

(Reuters Health) - Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk for most women is relatively low, a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark has concluded.

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Chipotle wants you to take its queso, please

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

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At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 U.S. Democratic senators on Wednesday called for fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Turkey links U.S. judge in sanctions case to wanted cleric

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday the U.S. judge hearing the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank had taken part in events organized by a cleric Ankara blames for last year's failed military coup.

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South Africa's ANC wants to avoid split after vote: senior official

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing everything possible to avoid a split in the party after elections for a new leader this month, a senior official running for the top job said on Wednesday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Plans to Formally Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Ignoring warnings from diplomats around the world, President Trump would reverse decades of American policy toward the divided city.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Suggests Cuba Could Have Stopped ‘Targeted Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats

“You probably know” who attacked the 24 American diplomats in Cuba, the secretary of state said. “You can stop it. It’s as simple as that.”

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UPDATE 1-Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp said on Wednesday that it plans to boost its dividend by at least 50 percent in 2018, based on balance sheet improvements and the performance of its gold mines.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Says Trump Remains Committed to Mideast Peace

Before an announcement expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed reassurances about the consequences of the decision.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Price of War With North Korea

It is all but inevitable that many thousands of South Koreans and Americans would be sacrificed.

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Britain urges U.S. to come forward with Mideast peace plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on the United States on Wednesday to present its proposal to revive the Middle East peace process "as a matter of priority."

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Netanyahu says Israel expanding Middle East ties, but not with Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is expanding ties throughout the Middle East but not with Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, accusing his country's arch-foe of trying to dominate the region.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

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

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Nikkei in worst fall for 8 1/2 months, Middle East concerns weigh

* Investors rush to take profits after break of 25-day average

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The choice to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there has raised fears of Mideast unrest

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Does President Trump Want to Negotiate Middle East Peace?

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is almost certain to anger the Palestinians and most Arab nations.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

There are better ways to respond to Iran’s attempts to spread its influence.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Going National With Concealed Guns

Concealed-carry reciprocity is a threat to law and order.

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Trump tells Mideast leaders he will move embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.

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Honduras opposition wants recount or runoff: ex-president Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Tuesday that the opposition candidate for the presidency, Salvador Nasralla, demands a total recount of votes or a direct run-off to resolve an ongoing political crisis.

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House Republican tax chief says lawmakers want AMT repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief Republican tax writer in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday that House Republicans want tax legislation to eliminate the corporate and individual alternative minimum taxes.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson, Visiting Europe, Gets Cold Shoulder

The chilly reception given to the secretary of state in Brussels reflected concerns about President Trump’s positions on Jerusalem and Iran.

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Trump tells Mideast leaders he'll move embassy to Jerusalem; breaks with U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/GAZA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling further unrest in the Middle East.

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Trump tells Mideast leaders of plan to move embassy to Jerusalem in break with U.S. policy

WASHINGTON/GAZA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move that would break with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling further unrest in the Middle East.

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Trump tells Mideast leaders of intention to move embassy to Jerusalem: officials

WASHINGTON/GAZA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Palestinian and Jordanian leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, their representatives said, amid a growing outcry across the Middle East against any unilateral U.S. decision on the ancient city.

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Trump tells Mideast leaders of intention to move embassy to Jerusalem - officials

WASHINGTON/GAZA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Palestinian and Jordanian leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, their representatives said, amid a growing outcry across the Middle East against any unilateral U.S. decision on the ancient city.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders

Igniting fears of violence in the region, Arab and European leaders warn that President Trump’s decision could derail any peace initiative.

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Heads up if you want to fly with 'smart bags'

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CVS likely wants FTC antitrust review, not Justice Department, of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is uncertain who in the U.S. government will carry out an antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc , but the drugstore company is likely hoping the potentially more lenient Federal Trade Commission gets the nod, antitrust experts say.

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CVS likely wants FTC antitrust review, not Justice Dept, of Aetna deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - It is uncertain who in the U.S. government will carry out an antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's deal to buy health insurer Aetna Inc, but the drugstore company is likely hoping the potentially more lenient Federal Trade Commission gets the nod, antitrust experts say.

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May is scrambling for a Brexit deal she didn't want

The European Union's negotiating tactics can be summed up in two words: "Sign here."

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Global Feast for the Holidays

Tuesday: Cooking with immigrant chefs in the city, a not-so-silent night and a nudist anniversary.

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - December 5

DUBAI, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Japan wants missiles with enough range to strike North Korea-sources

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan is preparing to acquire precision air-launched missiles that for the first time would give it the capability to strike North Korean missile sites, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Emmanuel Macron Warns Trump Over Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Mr. Macron joined leaders from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and the Arab League in speaking out against the move, which would overturn decades of American policy.

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

Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

Also: Why lie if you’ve done nothing wrong?

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In slap at Romney, Trump says he wants Hatch to run for re-election

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he wants U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to run for re-election next year, putting Trump on a collision course with Republican rival Mitt Romney, who wants to run for Hatch's seat.

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In slap at Romney, Trump says he wants Orrin Hatch to run for re-election

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday he wants U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to run for re-election, a move that puts Trump on a collision course with Republican rival Mitt Romney, who wants to run for Hatch's seat.

Cyclones nytimes.com

Cyclone Lashes Southern India, Killing at Least 21

The extent of the damage was unclear and dozens of fishermen were still missing as high winds and flooding swept the area.

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France, Germany want Iran to reverse ballistic missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany agree that Iran must reverse its ballistic missile program and end its "hegemonic temptations" across the Middle east, the French foreign minister said on Monday.

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Kushner's Mideast gamble fuels Tillerson feud

Jared Kushner is betting that his relationship with Saudi Arabia's new crown prince is the key to brokering a Middle East peace deal and tamping down any Arab uprising that results from controversial moves in Israel the Trump administration could announce as early as this week, according to multiple sources familiar with the White House senior adviser's strategy.

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

* AERIE PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF HEATHER JOHNSON AS REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FOR THE NORTHEAST REGION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Palestinians nytimes.com

Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to foist on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital.

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - December 4

DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a stepped-up assault, residents, aid workers and a war monitor said on Monday.

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Fractured 2017

As the world lurches into a new year, peace feels fragile, the truth is blurred and spectacle has taken over.

Kushner, Jared nytimes.com

Jared Kushner Calls Mideast Peace ‘Achievable’ as Jerusalem Debate Simmers

At a Middle East policy conference, Mr. Kushner said he was optimistic, despite tension over President Trump’s reported plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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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.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

As China Rises, Australia Asks Itself: Can It Rely on America?

The government and a prominent strategist clash on whether the United States will remain dominant in Asia, and whether Australia should go it alone.

Egypt nytimes.com

She Wants Independence. In Egypt, That Can Be Dangerous.

Esraa is looking to rent an apartment with her friends. In Egypt, where personal freedom can be routinely compromised in the name of religion, family and country, that makes her a rebel. Like many in her generation, she is gasping for change. Can she win?

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern region from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern area from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from IS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and their Arab allies fully captured the eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from Islamic State, with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia, the Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Yemen helps Saudi rise for eighth day, Qatar rebounds on FX

* Saudi market also buoyed by easing concern about graft probe

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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - December 3

DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Francis nytimes.com

Reporter’s Notebook: Pope Defends His Myanmar Diplomacy: ‘I Did Not Negotiate With the Truth’

Pope Francis, criticized for not using the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, said that using the term “would have been a door slammed in the face.”

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: Tasks for Congress: Ignore President, Keep Government Open …

Congress faces much unfinished business this month. Working around Mr. Trump would help them get it done.

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Middle East leaders paint 'dark picture' at Rome conference

ROME (Reuters) - When Italy organized a conference focused on the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a "positive agenda".

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 13 in Nigeria: officials

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state, officials said on Saturday.

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 12 in Nigeria: officials

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 12 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state, officials said on Saturday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: A Historic Tax Heist

In which Republican donors pick your children’s pockets.

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Editorial: Flynn Flipped. Who’s Next?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea raises obvious questions: What did President Trump know? And when did he know it?

cnn.com

Panel wants all records on House sexual misconduct

The House Ethics Committee on Friday requested that the Office of Compliance provide the committee with all the records it has on claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other prohibited behavior by House employees, including sitting members of Congress.

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Exclusive: Mideast nuclear plan backers bragged of support of top Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Backers of a U.S.-Russian plan to build nuclear reactors across the Middle East bragged after the U.S. election they had backing from Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn for a project that required lifting sanctions on Russia, documents reviewed by Reuters show.

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Senate intel panel's top Democrat: Lawmakers will want talk to Kushner again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate intelligence panel's top Democrat on Friday said lawmakers will want to again interview U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law turned White House adviser Jared Kushner in the wake of former adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea as part of the U.S. special counsel's investigation.

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REFILE-BRIEF-FDA Says Approves Mylan GmbH's Ogivri As First Biosimilar For Treatment Of Certain Breast, Stomach Cancers

* FDA SAYS APPROVES MYLAN GMBH'S OGIVRI AS A FIRST BIOSIMILAR FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN BREAST AND STOMACH CANCERS

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Calls Reports of White House Ouster ‘Laughable’

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has been dogged for months by rumors he would resign but said any White House plan for him to resign was “laughable.”

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Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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UPDATE 1-Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc , according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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BRIEF-FDA Says Approves Mylan GmbH's Ogivri As First Biosimilar For Treatment Of Certain Breast, Stomach Cancers

* FDA SAYS APPROVES MYLAN GMBH'S OGIVRI AS A FIRST BIOSIMILAR FOR TREATMENT OF CERTAIN BREAST AND STOMACH CANCERS

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Quake hits southeast Iran, destroys homes; no fatalities reported

ANKARA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran on Friday, injuring at least 42 people and destroying several homes in an area where most people live in villages of mud-walled homes. State media said no deaths had been reported.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes off northeast Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Help Wanted: Top Diplomat

President Trump undermined Rex Tillerson’s success at the State Department, but that doesn’t mean his successor will do a better job.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo Would Supplant a Moderate With a Hawk

The views of Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, have put him in good stead with President Trump, who has come to value his pungent opinions and hard-charging style.

Pain-Relieving Drugs nytimes.com

Editorial: Kellyanne Conway Might as Well Be ‘Opioid Czar’

President Trump trusts Ms. Conway. Is that enough to get something done on the opioid addiction crisis?

Sterilization (Reproductive) nytimes.com

Opinion: How Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children

I know I want to be sterilized. Why is it such a fight?

cnn.com

Want to stop AIDS? Fight inequality

In February 2016, the CDC released striking new data projecting that half of black and a quarter of Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Rex Tillerson Did So Much Damage in So Little Time

The secretary of state, who may be forced out soon, presided over a historic gutting of the Foreign Service. But his replacement might be worse.

cnn.com

Source: White House wanted to publicly shame Tillerson

Reports that the White House have a tentative plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that emerged Thursday were an effort to express President Donald Trump's deep displeasure and publicly shame his secretary of state, a source with direct knowledge of the White House's thinking said Thursday.

Art nytimes.com

When It Comes to Contemporary Art, Miami Wants More, More, More

The city is ground zero for cutting-edge art, fueled by excitement over the Art Basel fair, but how many museums does it need?

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Goldman eschews bitcoin but wants to help clients crypto-trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is trying to figure out how to cater to investors who want to trade bitcoin even though the digital currency remains too volatile for the Wall Street bank to trade itself, according to comments by a representative and its chief executive officer on Thursday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Prime Minister, Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Britain

The president’s endorsement of a fringe far-right group undermines our country — and the special relationship.

cnn.com

20 gifts travelers will actually want

Holiday shopping follows much the same pattern each year: November quickly turns into December, and you still have no idea what gifts to buy.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

U.K. Outcry at Trump’s Tweets Reopens Fight Over State Visit

Lawmakers responded angrily after the president shared videos from a British far-right group, then rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May.

cnn.com

Trump wants more credit for the economy. He's getting it.

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BRIEF-NTN Buzztime Inc Enters Into Amended And Restated Loan And Security Agreement With East West Bank

* NTN BUZZTIME INC - ‍ON NOV 29, CO ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH EAST WEST BANK - SEC FILING​

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At least 800 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq, Syria: report

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State since the campaign began in 2014, according to a report released by the coalition on Thursday.

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Tropical storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas.

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Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.

Censorship nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Vietnam Wants to Control Social Media? Too Late.

The government fears that political activism online hurts the state, but regulating internet content will hurt it even more.

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Washington Eyes a Cold War Strategy Against North Korea

A focus on nuclear deterrence would fall short of President Trump’s promises to finally “solve” the problem with North Korea.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Boss Grab Your Breasts? That’s Not (Legally) Harassment

Cases decided decades ago have set an absurdly high bar for workers bringing sexual harassment lawsuits.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

cnn.com

'I'm Not Racist' is the brutal race conversation nobody wants to have

It opens with a white man in a "Make America Great Again" hat ticking off racist trope after racist trope:

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Epidurals with fentanyl not linked to lower odds of breastfeeding

(Reuters Health) - Women who get epidural pain relief that includes the opioid fentanyl are no less likely to breastfeed their babies than mothers who get epidurals without this drug, a small study suggests.

cnn.com

Trump is betting everything in the Middle East on the Saudi Crown Prince

Donald J. Trump is not abiding by a central tenet of international diplomacy -- choose your friends wisely, particularly in the Middle East.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Wanted a Bigger Tax Cut for the Rich but Lost to Ivanka

President Trump hoped to devote proceeds from repealing a health care mandate to helping the rich. Then came opposition from Ivanka Trump and Republican senators.

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Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi firm after settlements in corruption probe, Qatar climbs

* Number of bank accounts frozen in Saudi probe falling -banker

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Uber signs first Southeast Asian e-wallet deal with Vietnam's MoMo

HANOI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday signed a strategic deal with Vietnamese financial technology firm MoMo to let passengers pay for rides using MoMo's e-wallet, the pair said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Yemen car bomb attack kills at least two people in Aden: residents

ADEN (Reuters) - Assailants detonated a car bomb outside the Yemeni Finance Ministry offices in the southern city of Aden on Wednesday, killing at least two people, hospital officials and residents said.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes.

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Britain's May heads to Middle East

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to the Middle East this week to lend her support to economic reforms in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, her spokesman said.

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BRIEF-PR firm WPP says ‍Ford Motor wants to extend agreement

* ‍FORD MOTOR COMPANY VERBALLY INFORMED WPP THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERING THEIR FUTURE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MARKETING MODEL

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Editorial: What Congressmen Are Hiding

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Dismantling the Foreign Service

The Trump administration’s proposed deep budget cuts to the State Department and failure to fill key diplomatic posts threaten the country’s security.

cnn.com

Al Franken wants you to know he's very sorry

On Monday afternoon, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized.

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

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

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Suicide attack targets area southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures.