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It's a rum thing: Madeira's lost spirit gets a boost

FUNCHAL, Portugal (Reuters) - The Portuguese island of Madeira is best known for its eponymous fortified wine, but it was not always king of drinks alone -- there was rum, too.

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Germany's SPD plays hard-to-get before first talks with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would share power with Angela Merkel's conservatives only if ordinary voters get a fairer deal, seeking to reassure party skeptics hours before highly-sensitive talks between the two camps.

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Swiss Gotthard road tunnel closed after fatal crash

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Gotthard road tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland is closed after a truck and a passenger car collided, killing two people and damaging the key transit route, police said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-‍Alimentation Couche-Tard Founder Alain Bouchard To Sell Shares

* ALIMENTATION COUCHE-TARD- ALAIN BOUCHARD HAS INFORMED CORPORATION OF HIS INTENTION TO SELL 200,000 CLASS B SUBORDINATED VOTING SHARES THAT HE HOLDS​

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California Today: California Today: A Tax Challenge for Sacramento

Tuesday: Proposition 13, Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco dies, Mulholland Drive and a box of chocolates.

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Cillizza: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media.

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SEC halts initial coin offering from restaurant review app

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped in to stop an "initial coin offering" (ICO) from a restaurant review app, after the company failed to register it as a security.

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Akayed Ullah, 27, told police he made the explosive device at his workplace, sources tell CNN

An explosion Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is, in the words of Police Commissioner James O'Neill, a "terror-related incident."

Restaurants nytimes.com

Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Batali made his announcement in a statement after four women accused the chef of groping. He is also stepping aside from ABC’s “The Chew.”

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Britain committed to no hard Irish border, whatever outcome of Brexit talks - Davis

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain intends to prevent a hard border in Ireland after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of talks with the bloc, UK's Brexit minister said on Monday, saying comments that this was not legally enforceable were taken out of context.

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McLaren's extreme $1 million supercar is street legal but made for the race track

McLaren says its new supercar wasn't built with "usability" in mind -- and the company isn't sorry about it.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Review: Philip Glass, Easy to Mimic but Hard to Match

Two composers took on Mr. Glass’s work in “response” pieces with the American Composers Orchestra, and two pianists played his music in Brooklyn.

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Review: Taylor Swift Leads a Jingle Ball Full of Hardheaded Women and Nice Guys

The annual concert of hitmakers at Madison Square Garden slighted pop’s diversity, offering a narrow definition of what “hit radio” looked like in 2017.

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One of judge's accusers says she was made to watch porn and then was quizzed about it

A powerful and prominent appeals court judge is being accused of sexual misconduct by six clerks or more junior staffers who worked with him, The Washington Post reported Friday.

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On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

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Roy Moore accuser says she made notes in yearbook

Beverly Young Nelson, a woman who accuses Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault, says she made notes under the yearbook entry that she offered as proof of Moore's interest in her.

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.

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BRIEF-Barnes Group Says ‍Elected Richard Hipple As Independent Director

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

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Brexit breakthrough? Yes, but now the hard work begins

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BRIEF-Verizon - Customers In Southern California Areas Hardest Hit By Wildfires Will Be Offered Free Unlimited Talk, Text And Data from Dec 7-Dec 10

* VERIZON -CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREAS HARDEST HIT BY WILDFIRES WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA FROM DEC 7 THROUGH DEC 10​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

The Heisman Trophy is made via an elaborate process by MTM Recognition, in Oklahoma, whose workers are eager to see Baker Mayfield bring one back to the state on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Four Corners Property Trust Acquires Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant Property For $1.5 Mln

* FCPT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT PROPERTY FOR $1.5 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Orange's boss Richard promises investors more of the same

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Orange's boss Stephane Richard told investors on Thursday he will stick with plans to invest heavily in upgrading networks rather than content as he bids for a third term to lead France's biggest telecoms operator.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.

Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

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UPDATE 1-Amid regional tensions, Qatar buys French-made fighter jets

DOHA/PARIS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron sealed multi-billion dollar military and transport contracts in Qatar on Thursday, including the sale of Rafale fighter jets and hundreds of armoured vehicles, amid mounting tensions in the Middle East.

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Movie offers new look at Tonya Harding

CNN's David Daniel says that "I, Tonya" attempts to set the record straight about the notorious 1992 attack on Tonya Harding's rival Nancy Kerrigan in the run-up to the 1994 Winter Olympic games.

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'Swiss-made' label lacks precision for watch industry

ZURICH (Reuters) - If you buy a "Swiss-made" watch thinking it's almost entirely produced in Switzerland, you might be mistaken.

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Britain's May working towards EU summit, progress made in talks: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards unlocking Brexit talks at an EU summit later this month and, despite there being more work to be done, has made good progress, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Conservative Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Hard Sell

Groups like the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are trying to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Instant Korean Ramen, Made the Hard Way

At Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, a chef pays tribute to just-add-water packaged soups with recipes that are anything but fast.

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Tax cuts could make it harder to fight the next recession

Restaurants nytimes.com

How to Beat the Line and Get Reservations at Hot New Restaurants

When an establishment opens in town and everyone’s lining up for a taste, here’s how you can score a seat — the smart and easy way.

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BRIEF-Hardwoods Distribution ‍Estimates That About 11% Of Its Total Sales Is Product Imported From China That Would Be Subject To Trade Case​

* HARDWOODS ANNOUNCES UPDATE REGARDING US TRADE INVESTIGATION AGAINST CHINESE IMPORT PLYWOOD

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Healthcare prices hard to find online

Reuters Health - Consumers who search online for prices of common medical procedures may be disappointed by what they find, a U.S. study suggests.

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Turning Points: Madeleine Albright: How to Protect the World From North Korea

Maneuvering with North Korea is precarious and complicated, but a thoughtful strategy is imperative for the nuclear safety of the planet.

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Earthquake strikes off Kermadec Islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck off the Kermadec Islands at a depth of 10 km on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There was no tsunami warning.

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LafargeHolcim chairman says 'unacceptable errors' made in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - The chairman of Swiss-French cement maker LafargeHolcim said the company had made unacceptable errors in Syria and that it was cooperating with French investigators, according to an interview published in the French newspaper Le Figaro on Sunday.

Generic Brands and Products nytimes.com

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

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

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EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it would not act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

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BRIEF-LM Funding America Inc Says Richard Russell Joined Co As CFO

* LM FUNDING AMERICA INC SAYS ON NOV 29, RICHARD RUSSELL JOINED CO AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2jAhrXX) Further company coverage:

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Hollywood hit hard by sexual allegations

Several media projects have been canceled or suspended and these big stars have lost their jobs after allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

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Farmers harder hit by opioid crisis than rest of rural U.S.: survey

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The opioid crisis in the United States is impacting farm and ranch families more acutely than their rural neighbors, according to a survey published by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National Farmers Union on Thursday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Hungry City: Around the Corner, Thai Desserts Await

Khao Nom, linked to another restaurant in Queens, is a place to finish off your meal.

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BRIEF-James Hardie Industries Announces Pricing Of Offering Of Senior Notes​

* ‍ANNOUNCED PRICING OF$400 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SENIOR NOTES DUE 2025 AND $400 MILLION AMOUNT OF SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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BRIEF-‍Mitsui Has Made A Strategic Investment In Thorne

* THORNE RESEARCH INC SAYS ‍MITSUI HAS MADE A STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN THORNE, WITH PURPOSE OF EXPANDING BUSINESS IN UNITED STATES AND JAPAN​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Parents made up claims about child abuse at Beijing kindergarten, police say

A child abuse scandal that has rocked China took a shocking turn Tuesday, as police accused two parents for fabricating tales of their children being drugged and molested at a Beijing kindergarten.

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BRIEF-Buffalo Wild Wings To Pay Arby's Restaurant $74 Mln If Merger Deal Terminated

* BUFFALO WILD WINGS - IF MERGER DEAL WITH ARBY'S RESTAURANT GROUP TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, CO TO PAY ARBY’S TERMINATION FEE OF $74 MILLION

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

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

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Restaurant Review: At Ugly Baby, the Name Isn’t All That’s Unusual

A new Thai restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, cooks dishes rarely seen in New York, and a few standards.

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Arby's restaurant owner to buy Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 billion

(Reuters) - Arby's restaurant owner Roark Capital Group will buy Buffalo Wild Wings Inc for $2.4 billion, months after an activist investor won seats on the chicken wing restaurant's board following a proxy fight demanding management change.

Firearms nytimes.com

‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny

A gun safety group founded by Gabrielle Giffords is trying to shut down websites that sell materials to build homemade weapons.

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Weightlifting: Sport begins new chapter with hardline approach to doping

(Reuters) - Over half of the 377 weightlifters at the world championships that begin on Tuesday in the United States will be drug tested as the sport begins a new chapter to try to retain its Olympic status after decisions taken by the governing IWF.

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This isn't genocide, say hardline Buddhist monks in Myanmar

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Pakistani police battle Islamist hardliners near capital

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists on Saturday as they tried to clear a sit-in by religious hard-liners who have blocked the main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

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Why ‘Made in America’ Is Stitched Into the Law, but Not the Uniforms

The case of Secret Service and other federal uniforms shows just how difficult President Trump’s push to “buy American” is to implement in an age of global trade.

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Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests.

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CORRECTED-MOVES-Insurer Neon names Richard Heppell CFO

Nov 24 (Reuters) - Neon Underwriting Ltd, an insurer operating in the specialist Lloyd's market, appointed MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd's former Chief Financial Officer Richard Heppell as CFO, effective Nov. 20.

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MOVES-Insurer Neon names Richard Heppell CFO

Nov 24 (Reuters) - Neon Underwriting Ltd, an insurer operating in the specialist Lloyd's market, appointed MS Amlin's former Chief Financial Officer Richard Heppell as CFO, effective Nov. 20.

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Where It’s Made: Parmesan Cheese

Visit a parmesan dairy in northern Italy, where Parmigiano-Reggiano originates and learn how the cheese is made.

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Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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Why It’s Hard to Get Strongmen to Step Down

What comes next for Robert Mugabe? The experiences of other authoritarian leaders might give him pause.

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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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BRIEF-Nippon Paint confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

* Confirms it has made proposal to U.S. company about acquisition as reported

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Former co-anchor: It made my blood boil

Erica Hill, former co-anchor with Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," reacts to the allegations against her former colleague.

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Instead of Making Turkey, They Make Reservations

The minority who eat out on Thanksgiving have their reasons, including no fuss and no fights.

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In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus (Reuters) - Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk, many villagers still live off the land - planting, harvesting and pickling crops according to the season...

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Baseball star Halladay's plane made dive before fatal crash: NTSB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The aircraft piloted by Roy Halladay made a sharp dive before crashing into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, killing the retired baseball star, federal investigators said on Monday.

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Charlie Rose Made Crude Sexual Advances, Several Women Say

Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show.

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Parents sue after kid is crushed at restaurant

The family of a 5-year-old boy who died after being crushed in a rotating restaurant atop a downtown Atlanta tower has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant, its owners and staff.

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How Pixar Made Sure ‘Coco’ Was Culturally Conscious

With a white director and a story based on a traditional Mexican holiday, the studio (mostly) pre-empted controversy through uncharacteristic collaborations.

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A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.

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Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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US allies frustrated by Trump as they lobby hard to keep Iran deal

US allies campaigning hard in the halls of Congress to preserve the Iran nuclear deal are finding the process frustrating and confounding.

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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.

North Korea nytimes.com

Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Hungry City: In Queens, Star Treatment for Seafood

AbuQir in the Little Egypt section of Astoria lets you pick your fish and how it is prepared.

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON (Reuters) - The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013.

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BRIEF-Baidu unveils Raven series AI-powered hardware

* BAIDU UNVEILS RAVEN SERIES AI-POWERED HARDWARE AT 2017 BAIDU WORLD

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Trump dossier made without paid sources, firm says

The ex-British intelligence agent who authored the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia did not pay the sources he used to compile the document, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified to congressional Russia investigators, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau nytimes.com

Richard Cordray, Chief of Consumer Protection Agency, to Step Down

Mr. Cordray, whose future had been in doubt since President Trump’s election, is leaving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau several months before the scheduled end of his term.

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Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet

Pianos nytimes.com

Where It’s Made: A Steinway Grand Piano

Step inside the Steinway & Sons factory in Hamburg, Germany, where grand pianos have been handmade since 1904. Follow the process from the lumber yard to the selection room.

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Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.

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Golf-Garcia leaning towards Callaway after split with TaylorMade

Nov 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.

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Beer made from unwanted bread

Find out how this eco-friendly beer is tackling the global issue of food waste.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

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Attorney general insists he hasn't made any false statements in his previous congressional testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday told lawmakers that he now remembers a meeting with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose work is now a focus of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, but denied having a clear memory of full the conversation.

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

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

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China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Hardwoods reports Q3 revenue of C$257.3 mln

* ‍Q3 revenue, including contribution from acquired businesses, increased 9.3% year-over-year to $257.3 million​

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Franco hopes 'Disaster Artist' conveys passion of worst film ever made

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When James Franco set out to direct "The Disaster Artist," a faux behind-the-scenes look at the making of 2003's "The Room," often called one of the worst films ever made, he said it was not to poke fun at the "Room" creator Tommy Wiseau.

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Teen made 911 report that preceded policeman killing him, investigators say

As a community grieves and a family has few words, Wisconsin investigators say the 911 call that preceded the police shooting of a knife-wielding Native American teen was made by the teen himself.

Art nytimes.com

Why Richard Avedon’s Work Has Never Been More Relevant

The photographer’s social conscience, revealed in a show at Pace/MacGill and a new edition of “Nothing Personal,” deepens his enduring legacy.

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NAFTA struck El Paso hard, an exit by Trump could hurt more

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - The jeans Estela Ortiz wears to work on casual Fridays are a last vestige of the job she held for 24 years at Levi Strauss, one of El Paso's top employers before the North American Free Trade Agreement clobbered the town's textile industry.

Wines nytimes.com

Wines of The Times: Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other

With the fresh, spicy character typical of cool-climate viticulture, the red-wine grape shows another face of American winemaking.

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'Made in Syria': Refugees in Germany drive exports from home

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Many Syrian refugees in Germany have resigned themselves to the reality that there will be no swift return to the land of their birth, where a civil war is nearing the start of its eighth year.

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BRIEF-James Hardie Industries HY net profit $123.8​ mln

* HY ‍net profit attributable to shareholders $123.8​ million, down 14 percent

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Wendy's same-restaurant sales miss estimates

(Reuters) - U.S. burger chain Wendy's Co on Wednesday reported a smaller-than-expected rise in third-quarter sales at established restaurants in North America, as hurricanes hit traffic at restaurants in Florida and Texas

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UPDATE 1-James Hardie Industries to buy Germany's Fermacell

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Australia-listed James Hardie Industries Plc said on Wednesday it would buy the German holding company of fiber gypsum board maker Fermacell GmbH from Xella International SA in a deal worth 473 million euros ($548 million).

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Richard Gordon, Gemini and Apollo Astronaut, Dies at 88

Mr. Gordon undertook a harrowing spacewalk in 1966 and orbited the moon in 1969, but he never achieved his dream of walking on the lunar surface.

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BRIEF-DUNKIN' DONUTS ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW RESTAURANTS IN EXPANSION PLAN FOR RALEIGH, NC

* DUNKIN' DONUTS ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW RESTAURANTS IN EXPANSION PLAN FOR RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA WITH EXISTING FRANCHISEE AWALE NETWORKS, INC.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Peru and Japan Meet in Midtown, at the Sprawling Sen Sakana

A sleek new restaurant specializes in a hybrid cuisine that many New Yorkers know only from Nobu.

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Analysis: Trump just made the 'good guy with a gun' argument

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in late 2012, a new saying became popular among gun rights advocates: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." (The phrase is widely credited to National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.)

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Philippines starts construction near China's manmade islands in disputed waters

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has started upgrading military facilities on the biggest features it occupies in the disputed South China Sea, its defense secretary said on Tuesday, asserting Manila's claims in the strategic waterway.

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Hard-fought Virginia governor's race to test Trump's clout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bitterly fought governor's race in Virginia leads a slate of state and local elections on Tuesday that offer an early test of President Donald Trump's political influence and possible strategies for both parties in next year's midterm elections.

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BRIEF-Blackrock’s strategist Richard Turnill says we see a modestly higher U.S. dollar ahead‍​

* Blackrock’s strategist Richard Turnill says we see a modestly higher U.S. dollar ahead‍​

Restaurants nytimes.com

JJ Johnson Is a Young Chef on the Rise, to a Hip-Hop Beat

Brash and talented, the former chef at the Cecil in Harlem has a long-term gig at Chefs Club, and even bigger goals in sight.

Mollo, John (1931-2017) nytimes.com

John Mollo, Whose Costumes Made ‘Star Wars’ Seem Real, Dies at 86

An authority on military uniforms, Mr. Mollo was adept at creating verisimilitude in worlds both imagined and remembered.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Richard Fuld-led Matrix Wealth rebrands; expands to Los Angeles, Florida

(Reuters) - New York-headquartered Matrix Wealth Partners, led by former Lehman Brothers chief executive Richard Fuld, rebranded itself as Matrix Private Capital Group and expanded to Florida and Los...

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LSE has made strong case for Aramco listing: UK PM's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange has made a "very strong case" for oil company Saudi Aramco to lists its shares in Britain, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after President Donald Trump urged the king of Saudi Arabia to list in New York.

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BRIEF-Chromadex announces $23 mln private placement of common stock

* Chromadex announces $23 million private placement of common stock

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8 of world's most stunning restaurants

When it comes to deciding where to book a dinner reservation, a restaurant's decor is often as important a consideration as the quality of the food itself. The design elements -- from the color scheme and lighting to the furniture and flatware -- set the atmosphere for the meal, and reflect the tastes and intentions of the restaurateur.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Yayoi Kusama and the Amazing Polka-Dotted, Selfie-Made Journey to Greatness

The artist of “Infinity” rooms has become an Instagram darling. But two new gallery exhibitions in New York show that she’s much more than that — an almost frighteningly fertile talent.

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George H.W. Bush labels Trump a 'blowhard' in new book

Former President George H.W. Bush has a blunt assessment of Donald Trump: "He's a blowhard." And his son, former President George W. Bush, has harsh words for his Republican successor as well: "This guy doesn't know what it means to be president."

Hambleton, Richard (1952-2017) nytimes.com

Richard Hambleton, ‘Shadowman’ of the ’80s Art Scene, Dies at 65

His spectral silhouettes appeared mysteriously on buildings in Manhattan — “I painted the town black,” he said — but his work also drew notice abroad.

Fungi nytimes.com

Trilobites: The Humongous Fungus and the Genes That Made It That Way

A new genetic analysis reveals the tactics that helped fungi in the Armillaria genus get so good at expanding and killing host plants.

Fishburne, Laurence nytimes.com

A Word With: Laurence Fishburne on the Role That Made Him Cry

Mr. Fishburne of “Last Flag Flying” talks about the anguish of military sacrifice, the winning formula of “black-ish,” and why he doesn’t mind acting older than he actually is.

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Equifax committee clears executive stock sales made after data breach

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Friday that executives who sold shares before the credit-reporting service disclosed a massive data breach were not aware of the incident when their trades were made.

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Republicans unveil tax cut bill, but the hard work awaits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans unveiled long-delayed legislation on Thursday to deliver deep tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised, setting off a frantic race in Congress to give him his first major legislative victory.

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U.S. Republicans unveil tax cut bill, but the hard work awaits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Republicans unveiled long-delayed legislation on Thursday to deliver deep tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised, setting off a frantic race in Congress to give him his first major legislative victory.

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The chef who made restaurants sexy

During his legendary career, Jeremiah Tower gave new meaning to the phrase "celebrity chef" as he ruled the kitchen and the dining room at his famous restaurant Stars. Watch the CNN Film "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" on Sunday, November 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Abrams, Muhal Richard nytimes.com

Muhal Richard Abrams, 87, Individualistic Pianist and Composer, Is Dead

Mr. Abrams was known both for his diverse, unclassifiable music and for helping to found a long-running Chicago-based musicians’ collective.

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Pizza Hut same-restaurant sales growth help Yum Brands beat Street

(Reuters) - Pizza Hut broke a five-quarter streak of declining sales, helping owner Yum Brands Inc report profit and revenue for the third quarter above Wall Street expectations on Thursday.

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Pizza Hut same-restaurant sales help Yum Brands beat estimates

(Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc reported better-than-expected profit and revenue for the third quarter, as its Pizza Hut chain posted a surprise rise in same-restaurant sales following five quarters of declines.

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Hardline preacher finds refuge in Malaysia as politicized Islam grows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - When Zakir Naik emerged from a prominent Malaysian mosque last month fans swarmed about him, seeking selfies with the Indian Muslim televangelist whose hardline views have sparked a criminal investigation back in his home country.

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Meet the mattress made specifically for athletes

Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep, especially if you're an athlete.

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'House of Cards' made Netflix a powerhouse. What now?

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Is this pub really the world's best restaurant?

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘I Hear She’s a Real Bitch’: A Swaggering, Feminist Restaurant Memoir

The Canadian restaurateur Jen Agg shows she’s eager to curse and digress like the most macho of them.

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Trump rejects Bannon's hard line -- for now

President Donald Trump has decided -- for now -- to stick with his strategy of cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, a day after the Russia investigation ensnared three of his campaign aides. That's despite being urged to take a harder line by his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

China nytimes.com

Xi Jinping Vows No Poverty in China by 2020. That Could Be Hard.

The president’s lofty vision clashes with the harsh reality of deteriorating rural life and disparities in education and health care.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Momofuku Ssam Bar Keeps Evolving Under a Singaporean Chef

David Chang’s second restaurant rewrote the rules. Now it’s on the move again under Max Ng.

Manafort, Paul J nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Can Hardly Contain His Excitement About the Indictments

“I know it’s almost Halloween,” the “Late Show” host said about the charges against Trump associates. “But it really feels more like Christmas.”

Restaurants nytimes.com

Thanks to Wall St., There May Be Too Many Restaurants

After years of explosive growth, there is a glut of fast-food and casual restaurants, industry experts say. Sales are slumping, and some businesses are faltering.

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DoorDash opens Silicon Valley home for 'virtual' restaurants

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After helping customers bypass dining rooms, food delivery company DoorDash is giving chefs the option to do the same with delivery-only "virtual" restaurants run out of its new commissary in Silicon Valley.

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Time Out Tel Aviv examines Palestinian culture amid hardship

RAMALLAH, West Bank/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Instead of its usual artsy or humorous front page, this week's special edition of Time Out Tel Aviv sports an image of an Israeli security barrier so high it...

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New York's Jean-Georges restaurant loses 3-star Michelin status

(Reuters) - Michelin has stripped New York restaurant Jean-Georges of its three-star rating in its 2018 guide, leaving the city with five top-rated eateries, two fewer than San Francisco which now...

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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.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

'You’re a Quadriplegic’: A Las Vegas Victim Faces a Hard Reality

Kim Gervais and two friends went to hear country music. Then the gunfire began. She was gravely injured, one of her friends died and one survived.

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‘I’m Icing My Knee and I’m Hard Boiling Some Eggs’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Republicans breaking with Trump, Jane Doe’s abortion, and memories of Fats Domino.

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BRIEF-Rave Restaurant Group files for stock shelf of up to $5 million

* Rave Restaurant Group files for stock shelf of up to $5 million - SEC filing Source text : [http://bit.ly/2xvl8nr] Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Trump Made the Swamp Worse. Here’s How to Drain It.

Democrats and Republicans need to act in the public interest and not for the powerful and connected.

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

Stephen Paddock’s Missing Hard Drive Deepens an Already Tough Case

The Las Vegas gunman apparently removed the hard drive from at least one computer found in his hotel room.

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BRIEF-Bravo Brio Restaurant responds to TAC Capital's letter

* Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc - issued a letter in response to TAC Capital Llc's letter to co's board, dated october 24, 2017​

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Michelin 3-star restaurants rise to seven in San Francisco area

(Reuters) - The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin's highest accolade of three stars grew to seven in the 2018 dining guide for the region that will be launched on...

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Pence casts key vote to kill rule that made it easier to sue banks

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to repeal a rule that made it easier for Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies.

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Lumber Liquidators settles class-actions related to China-made products

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said it would settle all pending litigations related to the China-made flooring products sold by the hardwood flooring retailer for an aggregate settlement amount of $36 million.

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Mega Millions just got more expensive to play and harder to win

Funerals and Memorials nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How a Thai King Made Wealth Seem Sacred

The Thai monarchy became fabulously rich by casting King Bhumibol as a Buddha-like figure.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: $250 for Dinner, Tradition Not Included, at Vespertine

At this otherworldly Los Angeles-area restaurant, the chef Jordan Kahn has stirred up a big buzz with food that claims to have no roots in the past.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Joël Robuchon Is Ready to Resurrect His New York Restaurant

The French chef heads downtown to open his latest L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and seek out a younger clientele.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

Fine Arts & Exhibits: In Puerto Rico, Creating Art From Hardship

Inspired by troubles in the territory, the sculptors Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will debut their latest work at Miami’s new museum in December.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Cutting Taxes Is Hard. Trump Is Making It Harder.

Republicans are worried that President Trump’s musings could doom their best chance for a sweeping tax rewrite.

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Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

Shortages nytimes.com

U.S. Hospitals Wrestle With Shortages of Drug Supplies Made in Puerto Rico

Officials warn that Hurricane Maria’s effects on manufacturing on the island may be long-lasting.

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Opinion: How Trump has made Tillerson's job harder

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ambitious five-country trip this month will be anything but easy, largely thanks to his boss President Donald Trump, who has compromised the standing of the United States in the world.

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Slain sergeant's widow says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump had "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband "knew what he signed up for."

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Norway to open first underwater restaurant

Europe will soon see its first underwater restaurant, according to the project's Norwegian architects. The planned concrete structure features a 36-foot wide panoramic window and is designed to become part of the marine environment. It's expected to be completed by early 2019, with construction work starting in February 2018, at the southernmost point of Norway's coastline.

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Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

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BRIEF-Collins Foods says unit ‍completes acquisition of five KFC restaurants

* Unit ‍completed acquisition of five KFC restaurants located in south australia from a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.

The light turned red. The cars in front of me began to stop. And I let my car take over.

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Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes won the Formula One constructors' title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

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Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

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Police: 3 men made Nazi salutes, shot at protesters after Richard Spencer event

Police in Florida arrested three men who allegedly made Nazi salutes, repeated Hitler chants and then shot at a group of protesters after white supremacist leader Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida on Thursday.

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Analysis: Sarah Sanders made an outrageous argument about the media

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday that actually took my breath away.

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Michelin trims star list to 25 restaurants for Chicago

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year.

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The haunting building where ISIS made its last stand in Raqqa

It is a place haunted not so much by the ghosts of those imprisoned within, but by the words they left behind on the walls.

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Michelin serves stars to 25 Chicago restaurants, down one from last year

(Reuters) - Michelin said on Friday it awarded its coveted stars to 25 Chicago restaurants in the latest edition of its dining guide that will be launched on Oct. 26, one less than last year's...

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Review: A Case of Déjà Vu in ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

In this sequel that feels like a remake, all prospects for amusement are never even vaguely realized.

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Obama letters from 1980s to be made available

If you've ever wondered what former President Barack Obama was like when he was younger, Emory University has obtained letters to his then-girlfriend that could reveal more about his youth -- and they will be available to the public later this week.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Respond to Richard Spencer

If you expected the white nationalist to skulk away after Charlottesville, you misunderstood his strategy.

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Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region's future.

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BRIEF-Richard Witmer Jr reports 6.4 pct passive stake in Issuer Direct Corp - ‍​SEC filing

* Richard H. Witmer Jr reports 6.4 percent passive stake in Issuer Direct Corp as of October 09, 2017 - ‍​SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ikkTZH) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Anita Hill questions progress made on equality

Professor Anita Hill, who publicly accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, weighs in on the Harvey Weinstein and President Trump sexual harassment scandals.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Rallying Cry Against Harassment in Sacramento

Wednesday: Alleged sexual misconduct in the Legislature, how the wildfires affected wineries, and the dominant Golden State Warriors.

technologyNews reuters.com

Online groceries are a hard sell, even to avid internet shoppers: poll

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business.

Veterans nytimes.com

A Marine Attacked an Iraqi Restaurant. But Was It a Hate Crime or PTSD?

After a Marine attacked an Iraqi restaurant in Portland, Ore., his family said he was provoked by trauma, not hate, and that he needed help, not jail time.

Freedom of Speech and Expression nytimes.com

University of Florida Braces for Richard Spencer

A state of emergency has already been declared in preparation for the white nationalist’s appearance at Florida’s flagship university on Thursday.

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Head of Facebook's secretive hardware unit to step down

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc's secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday.

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Two more Washington restaurants shine with Michelin stars

(Reuters) - Washington's dining scene received some extra sparkle on Tuesday as Michelin bestowed stars to two more restaurants in its second annual guide of the city's best eateries, which will go...

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BRIEF-Head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab Regina Dugan says she is leaving Facebook "to focus on building and leading a new endeavor" - Facebook post

* Head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab Regina Dugan says she is leaving Facebook "to focus on building and leading a new endeavor" - Facebook post Source text: http://bit.ly/2ihLWow Further company coverage:

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: The Pool Strives to Deal With Its Famous Dining Room

Changes to the landmark interior of the former Four Seasons create challenges for the new restaurant from Major Food Group.

businessNews reuters.com

NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

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BRIEF-Restaurant Brands extends maturity date of revolving credit facility

* Says on Oct 13, Co's units extended maturity date of senior secured revolving credit facility under deal dated Oct 27, 2014​

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BRIEF-GrubHub partners with BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

* GrubHub partners with BJ's restaurant & Brewhouse to provide online ordering, delivery and corporate catering for 100 restaurant locations nationwide

Restaurants nytimes.com

The Chef: Edward Lee Takes His Show to Washington

The Brooklyn-born chef, well established in Louisville and on TV, brings his Asian-infused Southern cooking to a new audience.

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Embattled restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday to be taken private

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Ruby Tuesday Inc said on Monday it would be acquired by private equity firm NRD Capital for an enterprise value of about $335 million.

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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.

sportsNews reuters.com

NBA: All eyes on hardwood for possible anthem protests

(Reuters) - The start of a new NBA season always commands attention, given a thirst for gravity-defying dunks and sweet shooters, but this year many may tune in simply to see if players will defy rules and kneel during the national anthem.

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After week of California fires, progress made in fighting flames

A week after several wildfires ignited in Northern California, firefighters are making progress toward containing the massive blazes that have killed at least 40 people and burned about 5,700 structures.

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Iran's hardliners say Trump has done them 'great favors'

Tehran is a city that wears its political colors on its sleeve. The sprawling Iranian capital nestles between barren mountain ranges, its streets packed with high rises, leafy parks and markets.

Poetry and Poets nytimes.com

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.

Television nytimes.com

How Failure Made ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Great

The underappreciated AMC series, whose finale aired Saturday, dramatized the joy of creation and the beauty of struggle.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Exposures: The Rohingya Who Made It to Chicago

Muslims persecuted in Myanmar find a haven in Rogers Park.

companyNews reuters.com

Iranians fear economic hardship, but united against Trump

ANKARA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's hardened stance towards Iran evoked a mixture of indifference and national pride among Iranians on Saturday but many were concerned about economic hardship should a multinational nuclear deal unravel.

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Is this the sound that made US diplomatic staff in Cuba sick?

A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American diplomats in Cuba is adding another layer of intrigue around the mysterious incidents that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members.

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Advocates for Americans held in Iran worried by Trump's hard line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.

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Tehran hardliners say we told you so

Hours before President Donald Trump publicly renounced the Iran nuclear deal, refusing to certify the multilateral agreement in an effort to initiate tougher and more wide-ranging restrictions on Tehran, hardliners in the country's capital said: I told you so.

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Weed killer made by Monsanto, BASF, gets 'restricted use' label for 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new restrictions on Friday on the use of the weed killer dicamba, which has caused widespread crop damage in the Midwest for the past two years.