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The Race to Erase Kevin Spacey

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

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Alabama Secretary of State: 'Highly unlikely' Jones is not the winner

Secretary of State of Alabama John Merrill said it was "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones would not be certified as the winner of Tuesday's special election for the US Senate.

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Merrill: Unlikely Jones is not next senator

Moments after Republican Roy Moore announced he wanted a recount, CNN spoke with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill who said that it is "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones is not the next senator of the state of Alabama.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: This Premier League Player’s Position? Left Out

Fans think Stuart Taylor has it made: a Premier League salary and a job he is rarely asked to perform. But his long career as a third-choice goalkeeper isn’t the one he saw for himself.

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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) - A massive California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Law Schools Should Protect Students From Judges Like Alex Kozinski

Professors should refuse to send students to a problematic judge and publicly explain why.

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'Last Jedi' tickets have outsold any other movie on Fandango this year

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Morrissey denies supporting Spacey, Weinstein

Singer Morrissey took to Facebook on Monday in an apparent attempt to set the record straight after he was criticized over reports that said he defended that actions of Hollywood men accused of sexual assault and harassment.

Dinosaurs nytimes.com

Trilobites: Ticks Trapped in Amber Were Likely Sucking Dinosaur Blood

It is rare to find parasites with their hosts in the fossil record, and the discovery is the first direct evidence of the pests feeding on dinosaur blood.

New York Times nytimes.com

11 Things We Learned From Our Readers This Year

How to speak your love briefly. How to heal from trauma. How to stop thinking and start doing. Here's what you, our readers, taught us this year.

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This state bumps Hawaii from the top of the list

Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Analysis: Trump got 3 things wrong in 1 tweet this morning

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted.

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This company can build an apartment in 2 weeks

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'Feminism' is this dictionary's word of 2017

In the year of the #MeToo movement, it's no surprise that Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism.'

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France expects slow but massive impact from labor reforms: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms will be slow to bear fruit but eventually have a massive impact on France's stubbornly high unemployment, his labor minister said Tuesday after data showed a slowdown in new job creation.

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California wildfires: 'It's still not great, but it's a better bad'

Thousands of firefighters are making headway against the vast Thomas Fire burning in Southern California, expressing hope that conditions are becoming more favorable.

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Firefighters hold back massive Southern California wildfire

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, taking advantage of a lull in the winds, on Monday held in check a massive Southern California wildfire that has torched hundreds of buildings and charred an area larger than New York City.

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SpaceX is taking beer research to space

Theater nytimes.com

Review: In This ‘Cruel Intentions,’ High School Schemers Sing the Best of the ’90s

The choice lines and the soundtrack hits are there in this enjoyable adaptation of the movie. Now it’s time to make a full-fledged show out of a quasi concert.

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Barkley to Alabama: Stop looking like idiots

Retired basketball player Charles Barkley spoke at an event for Alabama Democrat Doug Jones where he urged voters to "stop making Alabama looking like idiots" and not vote for Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay, study says

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail Biter, Races to Finish Line

Amid a blur of question marks and conflicting polls, Roy S. Moore, the Republican, and Doug Jones, the Democrat, made their final appeals to voters Monday.

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'This Is Us,' 'The Good Doctor' among broadcast TV's nominees

Yes, streaming and cable television shows still got the bulk of attention during Monday's Golden Globes. But broadcast TV wasn't left out in the cold thanks to two returning Globe favorites, a new breakout drama and an old favorite that shined like it's new again in 2017.

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'All the Money in the World,' movie that replaced Spacey, scores 3 Globe nominations

"All the Money in the World" apparently has all the awards momentum in the world, too, despite its proximity to controversy after now former star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.

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California wildfires now larger than New York City and Boston combined

Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.

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

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

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Schiff: This is why GOP criticizes Mueller

Rep. Adam Schiff is dismissing the GOP's accusations of bias in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, saying they're partisan efforts to discredit the significance of the investigation's potential findings.

Maps nytimes.com

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fueled destructive blazes across the state's southern region.

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Nikki Haley on Jerusalem decision: This will move ball forward for peace

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would "move the ball forward" in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Crews battling California wildfires gird for return of high winds

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Santa Ana winds that have stoked wildfires across Southern California, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing evacuations of some 200,000 people are forecast to return in force on Sunday, authorities said.

Alabama nytimes.com

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

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

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It's not just spraying water: How the pros fight wildfires

As wildfires ravaged California this year, thousands of firefighters have taken on the massive task of containing and extinguishing flames over hundreds of thousands of acres.

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Strong winds pose fresh threat in California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will survey the destruction of the state's devastating wildfires on Saturday, as firefighters rushed to contain the blazes before dry desert winds were expected to intensify.

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Aftershocks likely from September test detected from North Korea nuclear site: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two minor tremors were detected on Saturday from near North Korea's nuclear test site and were probably aftershocks from the country's massive nuclear test in early September, a U.S. Geological Survey official said.

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RPT-California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

‘You Know, I Never Told You This’

After #MeToo, families discuss sexual assault.

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Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes.

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California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.

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No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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

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'Star Wars' galaxy leaves plenty of space to navigate

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" about to arrive in cinemas amid all the hoopla that entails, add to the list of great unknowable questions when we might reach the point -- assuming there is one -- of "Star Wars" fatigue?

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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Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.

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Chicago cop: 'We can't arrest our way out of this'

Jennifer Maddox is no stranger to the violence in the city of Chicago.

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Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably won't happen this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."

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High prices for haute cuisine in France this Christmas

RUNGIS, France (Reuters) - If you're holidaying in France this festive season, you'll have to pay more for delicacies like foie gras and snails after a turbulent year for agricultural production that...

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.

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BRIEF-Hexcel To Acquire Oxford Performance Materials Aerospace & Defense Business

* HEXCEL TO ACQUIRE OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS AEROSPACE & DEFENSE BUSINESS

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RBS CEO says chance of U.S. settlement this year diminishing: Bloomberg

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland's chances of reaching a settlement this year with the U.S. Department of Justice over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities are "diminishing", its chief executive said in a Bloomberg TV interview.

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California wildfires have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires roared across Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with new blazes prompting additional evacuations as neighborhoods went up in flames in San Diego County.

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UPDATE 1-RBS CEO says chance of U.S. settlement this year diminishing -Bloomberg

* Resolving case key to RBS's forecast profit in 2018 (Adds background, share price movement)

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday that have swept across densely populated Southern California, destroying at least 500 structures and chasing 190,000 people from their homes over the past five days.

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Avocados: History of an unlikely health food craze

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

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Out-of-control wildfires devastate California

Four major wildfires are torching the Los Angeles area

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This cargo ship is banned from every single port in the world

The United Nations brought down the hammer and that was it for the Hao Fan 6.

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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:

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Validus Provides Initial Estimate of Losses from Oct California Wildfires

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS, LTD. PROVIDES INITIAL ESTIMATE OF NET LOSSES FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES AND COMMENTS ON U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE TAX REFORM BILLS

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Smerconish: I'm not sure this is end for Franken

CNN's Michael Smerconish says he thinks Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign from the Senate in the coming weeks may not be "the end" and Franken may be waiting to see the results of the Alabama Senate race before he resigns.

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Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year

(Reuters) - Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.

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Why California's wildfires are spreading so quickly

It's been an especially devastating year for wildfires in California, with four of the deadliest in the last 12 months, according to state records.

Wildfires nytimes.com

‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

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Brexit: 3 shockers we learned this week

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'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets.

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Saudi-backed fighters capture coastal area in Yemen from Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Western-backed Saudi-led coalition scored its first major gains in Yemen since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday when local fighters captured an area on the Red Sea coast from Houthi rebels, residents said on Thursday.

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Winds whip up wildfires, forcing mass evacuations in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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What baby talk sounds like around the world

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

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YouTube's top viral videos this year

YouTube's top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Tax Bill Is Likely to Undo Health Insurance Mandate, Republicans Say

House Republicans are embracing the Senate’s repeal of the health law’s mandate that most people have insurance, but they are not buying a side deal to stabilize insurance markets.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

4 Reasons California’s Fires Are So Bad This Year

California has suffered unusually destructive fires this year. Here’s why.

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Nikki Haley: This is about courage

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gives context to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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The hazardous nominee who could lead this EPA program

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens: WSJ

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney CEO likely to extend tenure if Fox deal happens -WSJ

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate integration of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets if a deal is completed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate: cyberspace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday.

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

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

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ

* WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​ Further company coverage:

Paleontology nytimes.com

Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Vladimir Putin, Wildfires: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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'This Is Us' star finds heroes in unexpected places

Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown regularly turns in three-tissue performances on NBC's "This Is Us." Now he'll help present the emotionally stirring stories of 10 regular people working to improve the world one community at a time.

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This French chateau has 9,000 owners

La Mothe-Chandeniers is a romantic French château straight out of a storybook. Dating back to the 13th century, it now lies abandoned -- and its turrets and towers have begun to crumble.

Starbucks Corporation nytimes.com

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

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

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Should Elon Musk merge Tesla and SpaceX?

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This is what wildfires look like from space

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

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CA wildfires prompt TV production shutdowns

Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the show's studios tell CNN.

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces $90 Million Initial Estimated Net Negative Impact From Oct 2017 California Wildfires

* RENAISSANCERE ANNOUNCES $90 MILLION INITIAL ESTIMATED NET NEGATIVE IMPACT FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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Hong Kong's premium office space ranked world's most expensive

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's premium office space has topped the charts as the world's most expensive for the second consecutive year, outpacing prices in No. 2 Midtown New York by 66 percent, according to property consultancy JLL.

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As wildfires consumed homes, five friends grabbed garden hoses and went to work

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fast-moving wildfires in Ventura County, California. And for a few hours late Monday night, they had help from a band of friends armed only with garden hoses.

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Yemen humanitarian situation likely to worsen with Saleh death: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that the killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh would, in the short term, likely worsen an already dire humanitarian situation in the country.

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REFILE-Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

(Refiles to add dropped text in final two paragraphs.) By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other. Reza Zarrab, who has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the case, also said he had complained about Halkbank deputy ge

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Gold trader says he never liked Turkish banker facing trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in the trial of an executive at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank, who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, said Tuesday that he and the banker never liked each other.

Skin nytimes.com

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

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

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Emergency declared as wildfires rage near Los Angeles; thousands flee

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of Californians north and west of Los Angeles fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires spread rapidly overnight, fueled by strong desert winds that hampered firefighters, officials said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Pizza Hut delivery in Phoenix: 'Would you like beer with that?'

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Pizza Hut on Tuesday began offering beer delivery in a downtown Phoenix restaurant as part of a larger test aimed at setting the chain apart from stronger rivals such as Domino's Pizza Inc.

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CORRECTED-Pizza Hut delivery in Phoenix: 'Would you like beer with that?'

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Pizza Hut on Tuesday began offering beer delivery in a downtown Phoenix restaurant as part of a larger test aimed at setting the chain apart from stronger rivals such as Domino's Pizza Inc.

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Pizza Hut delivery in Phoenix: 'Would you like beer with that?'

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Pizza Hut on Tuesday began offering beer delivery in a downtown Phoenix restaurant as part of a larger test aimed at setting the chain apart from stronger rivals such as Domino's Pizza Inc.

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Disrupt This! Innovation ETFs are storming the market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com is disrupting retail. Airbnb is disrupting hotels. Uber is disrupting transportation. Who is going to be disrupted next?

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Wildfires near Los Angeles force thousands to evacuate; one dead

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Two wind-fueled wildfires north and west of Los Angeles have caused at least one death, forced the evacuations of thousands of people and triggered widespread power outages, officials said on Tuesday.

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This could be the world's longest-lasting rainbow?

Professors from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan have recorded a rainbow reportedly on display for a record-breaking nine hours.

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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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Kevin Spacey accuser feels 'gratified' by response

The actor at the center of the Kevin Spacey scandal is addressing the fallout.

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Theater chain tries Netflix-like subscription plan

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

The Conversation: Is Trump Crazy Like a Fox or Plain Old Crazy?

The president’s behavior has got people wondering.

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Smokers 7 times more likely to use marijuana daily, study says

Smoking cigarettes and daily use of cannabis are strongly linked in the United States, research says. Smokers, overall, are seven times more likely to use pot daily than non-smokers, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Instagram doesn't want you doing this

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

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Triumph to merge precision components, aerospace structures units

Dec 4 (Reuters) - U.S. aero parts maker Triumph Group Inc said on Monday it would combine aerospace structures and precision components divisions into one business unit, effective Jan 1.

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BRIEF-Triumph Group Says To Combine Precision Components With Aerospace Structures

* TRIUMPH GROUP INC - TRIUMPH GROUP TO COMBINE PRECISION COMPONENTS WITH AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

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Trump son, former partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Alvin Ailey Dancers Return Like Conquering Heroes

The differences between the Ailey dancers is of greater consequence than the difference between the works they’re dancing.

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Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

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Democrat takes aim at controversial capital rule disliked by big U.S. banks

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator wants to free the biggest U.S. lenders from having to hold capital against certain assets held at central banks, according to a document viewed by Reuters and a person familiar with it.

Theater nytimes.com

He’s Channeling Emma Stone. But This Ain’t ‘La La Land.’

Two Los Angeles performers have turned the one-woman show glimpsed in the Oscar-winning movie into a one-man spoof of their own.

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Trump: Utah people said this is incredible

President Donald Trump announced he will shrink the size of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument by over 80% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by roughly 45% during a speech in Salt Lake City.

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

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

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'House of Cards' production to resume without Kevin Spacey

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

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Trump son, former business partner due before House panel this week: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and a former business associate of the president are due to testify to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee this week, as it continues its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a source familiar with the schedule said.

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

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

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Ad: Students 'won't feel like you're in China'

worldNews reuters.com

With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.

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

Olympic Games (2014) nytimes.com

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

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

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Yemen's Houthis blow up ex-president Saleh's house

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighters from Yemen's armed Houthi movement blew up house the house of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the center of the capital Sanaa on Monday, residents reported, as his whereabouts remain unknown.

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Saudi warplanes strike Houthis as alliances shift in Yemen war

SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck at Houthi militia positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa for a second day on Monday in support of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a former Houthi ally who has now renounced his alliance with the Iranian-backed group.

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Russia to start registering some foreign media as 'foreign agents' this week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's justice ministry will start registering some foreign media as "foreign agents" this week, the RIA news agency cited a source in the Russian upper house of parliament as saying on Monday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Prysmian says synergies from merger with General Cable likely higher than forecast

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Prysmian executives tell analysts in a conference call after agreement to buy U.S. rival General Cable:

Theater nytimes.com

Review: ‘Once on This Island,’ Revived and Ravishing

After a dismal theatrical fall, this 1990 musical fable, set in the French Antilles, is a big, bold delight.

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Women will host CBS and NBC morning shows this week

Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel

Negotiations and sanctions haven’t stopped the Kim regime. Financial warfare of the kind the Jewish state has waged against Hamas might.

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Foreign policy analyst: Trump making me feel like a foreigner in my own country

Author and foreign policy analyst Max Boot feels President Donald Trump is making him feel like a "foreigner" in his own country.

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Saudi-led air strikes support Yemen's Saleh as he shifts against Houthis

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local media said, lending support to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh after he signaled he was abandoning his support of the Iran-aligned Houthis - a shift that could pave the way to end three years of war.

technologyNews reuters.com

TIM's board to discuss network options this week: source

MILAN (Reuters) - The board of Telecom Italia (TIM) will this week discuss options for its fixed-line network, including possibly splitting it off, although no decision is expected to be made, a source close to the company said on Sunday.

cnn.com

75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix

As the islands' residents negotiate their daily lives, there's a gigantic line on their calendar: before Maria, and after. Almost nothing about the two is the same.

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US general: Russia and China building space weapons to target US satellites

A senior US general said Saturday that countries like Russia and China are actively building weapons that can target space-based US military assets like satellites.

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North Korea's new ICBM likely broke up upon re-entry, US official says

An intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea said could reach the "whole" mainland of the United States likely broke up upon re-entry into the earth's atmosphere, a US official said Saturday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month

The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences.

environmentNews reuters.com

Drilling in Alaska refuge likelier as Senate clears tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil and gas drilling in a vast northern Alaskan wildlife refuge the U.S. government has protected since 1960 moved a step closer to reality on Saturday with the passage by U.S. Senate Republicans of the tax bill.

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McConnell: 'Not a single Dem thought this was a good idea'

Republican senators hold a press conference after their tax plan passed the Senate with a 51-49 victory.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

A War Criminal Drank Poison in Court, and Died. How Could This Happen?

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is investigating Slobodan Praljak’s suicide on Wednesday in The Hague.

worldNews reuters.com

Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

companyNews reuters.com

First Libra pre-salt oil shipment likely in early January -Petrobras

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Petróleo Brasileiro SA is likely to begin shipping oil from the Libra pre-salt area early in January, an executive at the Brazilian state-controlled oil company said on Friday.

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Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Lemelson Capital Management Announces 10 Pct Stake In Geospace Technologies

* LEMELSON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES 10 PERCENT STAKE IN GEOSPACE TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ: GEOS), URGES IMMEDIATE SHARE REPURCHASE

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Analysis: Flynn's guilty plea is a massive problem for Trump

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's decision to plead guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI over conversations he had with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election is an absolutely massive moment in the ongoing special counsel probe being led by Robert Mueller -- and has potentially huge ramifications for President Donald Trump.

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Trump's ex-national security adviser is expected to make a court appearance later this morning

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn with "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI regarding conversations with Russia's ambassador.

J Crew Group nytimes.com

Jenna Lyons’s Space of Her Own

The woman who launched a generation of copycats makes a home that’s truly inimitable.

politicsNews reuters.com

White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart.

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Tillerson doesn't deserve this

Today, multiple news outlets reported that according to administration sources a tentative plan for a double switch was in the works: CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department and Sen. Tom Cotton would replace Pompeo at CIA.

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

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Opinion: Women enable men like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose

Admit it.

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Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the United States move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but is weighing other options to make clear his intent to do so eventually, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Geospace Technologies Reports Q4 Loss Per Share $1.46

* GEOSPACE TECHNOLOGIES-DETERMINED PORTION OF INVENTORIES SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS NON-CURRENT IN BALANCE SHEETS IN CERTAIN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS​

Eyes and Eyesight nytimes.com

Matter: The Scallop Sees With Space-Age Eyes — Hundreds of Them

Each scallop eye is built something like the gigantic telescopes that peer into deep space, researchers reported on Thursday.

Christmas nytimes.com

Why You’ll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

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BRIEF-Nippon Paint Would Likely Spend Over 1 Trillion Yen for Axalta - Nikkei‍​

* NIPPON PAINT HOLDINGS WOULD LIKELY SPEND MORE THAN 1 TRILLION YEN ($8.91 BILLION) TO MAKE AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY - NIKKEI‍​ Source text: (http://s.nikkei.com/2j52DRn) Further company coverage:

Champagne (Wine) nytimes.com

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

cnn.com

What these ancient statues really looked like

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

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Trump: Rich people don't like me

President Donald Trump gives remarks in St. Charles, Missouri, ahead of the Senate vote on the GOP tax plan.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

companyNews reuters.com

Italy would like to clinch Alitalia deal before elections - minister

ROME, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Italy's government would like to strike a deal on the sale of struggling carrier Alitalia before national elections due by May, but will not be pressured to do it at any cost, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda told RAI state radio on Thursday.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Judge Tells Uber Lawyer: ‘It Looks Like You Covered This Up’

A long-awaited trade-theft trial between Waymo and Uber was delayed until next year so Waymo’s lawyers can examine evidence that surfaced in recent days.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senate takes step toward passage of tax bill, vote likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law.Congressional Republicans spent the day scrambling to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit.

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Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.

worldNews reuters.com

Franco-German fighter jet project likely to be opened to other countries

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Franco-German program to develop a European fighter jet will likely be widened to include other countries to lower costs, officials with the German defense ministry and Europe's Airbus said on Wednesday.

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

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

Geology nytimes.com

Trilobites: Storm Waves With the Power to Heave Massive Boulders Over Cliffs

Instead of tsunamis, scientists think that massive stones sitting on cliffs above the western Irish coast were probably moved there by storm surges.

worldNews reuters.com

Joining NATO would help Finland's security but unlikely for now: finance minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Joining NATO would improve Finland's security but is unlikely to happen any time soon because of a lack of wider support, Finance Minister Petteri Orpo said on Wednesday.

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Opinion: This must be the final straw

The President of the United States woke up this morning and decided to retweet three videos from the account of Jayda Fransen -- the deputy leader of Britain First: a far-right, ultranationalist, neo-fascist hate group.

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

Social Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: ’Tis the Season to Assess Your Complicity in This Catastrophe

Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017 implicates us all.

Photography nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.

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Analyst: This could spiral out of control

CNN's Don Lemon talks to retired Col. Cedric Leighton on the possibility of the United States going to war with North Korea.

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Analysis: This was a hurdle. Trump cleared it

Victories have been few and far between for President Trump in his first year in office -- the result of a series of self-inflicted errors, sinking poll numbers and a decidedly fractious Republican Party.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Republican Victory May Rest Once Again With McCain, This Time on Taxes

After sinking his party’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the Republican from Arizona may hold the fate of a tax overhaul in his hands.

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This is the GOP's big gamble on tax reform

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Democratic leaders won't attend budget meeting after President tweets it likely wouldn't result in a deal

Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they will not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn't result in a deal about funding the government.

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

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

cnn.com

Why this chicken costs a fortune

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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Turkey's Erdogan says will speak to U.S. Trump again this week

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would hold another phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump this week, after the two leaders spoke last week.

scienceNews reuters.com

Russia says cannot make contact with new space satellite

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME, Russia (Reuters) - Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday it had failed to establish contact with a newly-launched weather satellite.

cnn.com

Can this spark change in Russia?

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

Magazines nytimes.com

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

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

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Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other

The virtual currency’s price reached a new threshold, leaving critics and enthusiasts alike stunned by its soaring value.

scienceNews reuters.com

Rocket maker SpaceX raises another $100 million

(Reuters) - Elon Musk-led SpaceX has raised $100 million by selling shares, in an extension to a financing round earlier this year that raised up to $350 million, a regulatory filing showed on Monday.

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New Cristiano Ronaldo bust actually looks like him

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's good looks are finally immortalized with a bust that actually looks like him.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Again Derides Warren as ‘Pocahontas,’ This Time at Event Honoring Navajo Veterans

Standing in the Oval Office alongside three World War II code talkers, Mr. Trump made the unscripted comment after other officials praised the veterans’ history and contributions.

cnn.com

Mutual dislike between Trump, Sen. Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) isn't shy about expressing her disapproval of President Trump. The President reciprocates those feelings.

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Sen. Al Franken on allegations: 'This has been a shock'

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since reports of sexual harassment against him were reported last month, apologizing for letting people down and vowing to regain lost trust.