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NFL Network and ESPN suspend stars after sexual harassment lawsuit

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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.

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Turkey chides Arabs for 'weak' reaction ahead of Jerusalem summit

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying on the eve of Wednesday's Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washington.

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Macron seeks climate action after U.S. withdrawal from Paris accord

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is urging wealthy countries and global companies to commit more funds to combating global warming and help poorer nations deal with the impact of climate change.

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BRIEF-Forterra Says U.S. Court Granted Motion To Dismiss Relating To Lawsuit Filed By Affiliates Of Heidelbergcement A.G.

* FORTERRA - ON DEC 8, U.S. COURT GRANTED MOTION TO DISMISS FILED BY CERTAIN AFFILIATES OF CO RELATING TO LAWSUIT FILED BY AFFILIATES OF HEIDELBERGCEMENT A.G.

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Russian court to hear new Rosneft lawsuit against Sistema in Jan

MOSCOW, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Arbitration Court of Bashkortostan will hold preliminary hearings of a 131.6-billion-rouble ($2 billion) lawsuit filed by Russia's Rosneft and Bashneft against Sistema on Jan. 12, court documents showed.

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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

OSLO (Reuters) - More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.

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U.S. government calls for teens' climate change lawsuit to be halted

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday urged a federal appeals court to issue an order blocking a lawsuit over climate change brought by a group of Oregon teenagers, warning that allowing it to go forward could lead to a constitutional crisis.

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Ryanair pilots in Dublin vote in favor of industrial action

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Pilots employed directly by Ryanair in Dublin, its second largest base, have voted overwhelmingly in favor of taking industrial action in a growing dispute over the airline's collective bargaining system, the IMPACT trade union said on Monday.

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Under Trump, E.P.A. Has Slowed Down Actions Against Polluters, and Curbed Enforcement

An analysis of enforcement data at the E.P.A. shows a substantial drop in activity against polluters when compared to the Obama and Bush administrations.

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France to push for European financial transactions tax

PARIS (Reuters) - France will push for an European financial transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers said in a joint statement.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Readers and The Times Respond to Harvey Weinstein’s Page One Portrait

The bold portrait of Mr. Weinstein that ran on the front page this week led to some strong reader reactions. We explain the selection process.

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UPDATE 2-Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit filed by a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India, according to a court filing on Friday.

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Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber has agreed to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India, according to a court filing on Friday.

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Hillary Clinton and Lena Dunham, Her Main Millennial, Hit the Weinstein Wall

Ms. Dunham, longtime Clinton enthusiast, says she warned the campaign against associating with Harvey Weinstein.

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BRIEF-India's City Union Bank Says Mastercard Reported Improper Debit Card Transactions To Co

* SAYS MASTERCARD RECENTLY REPORTED TO CO CERTAIN SET OF IMPROPER DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS

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House Intelligence chairman cleared of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Thursday cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of charges that he had disclosed classified information, potentially clearing the way for him to resume leadership of the panel's Russia investigation.

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House ethics panel clears Intelligence chairman of disclosing classified information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Thursday it had cleared the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee of disclosing classified information, citing an analysis by three experts from the intelligence community.

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Franken accusers disappointed he still denies some actions

In the wake of Democratic Sen. Al Franken's resignation, some of his accusers of sexual misconduct told CNN they are disappointed with his defense of the allegations, saying he shouldn't have continued to dismiss them.

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Russia's Sistema says has not received notification of Rosneft's lawsuit

MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Russia's Sistema says on Thursday that it has not received a new damage claim from oil major Rosneft.

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Lawsuit sets stage for long legal battle over U.S. consumer watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog.

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BRIEF-Richmond Road Capital And North American Lithium Terminate Qualifying Transaction And Subscription Receipt Financing

* RICHMOND ROAD CAPITAL CORP AND NORTH AMERICAN LITHIUM INC. ANNOUNCE TERMINATION OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION AND SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPT FINANCING

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded $432 Million By U.S. Navy For Virginia-Class Submarine Work

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED $432 MILLION BY U.S. NAVY FOR VIRGINIA-CLASS SUBMARINE WORK

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Harvey Weinstein and His Former Businesses Are Sued by Six Women in Class Action

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim Miramax and The Weinstein Company worked to cover-up Mr. Weinstein’s “widespread sexual harassment and assault.”

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Google beats class action sex bias claims, for now

(Reuters) - A California state judge has dismissed class action claims accusing Alphabet Inc's Google of paying female employees less than men and giving them fewer opportunities for promotions.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

5 Takeaways from a TimesTalk About Weinstein, O’Reilly and Sexual Harassment

Journalists who broke two of the biggest sexual harassment cases of the past year were joined by the actress Ashley Judd to discuss their reporting.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Jerusalem, and the Weinstein Machine

Why President Trump might be risking hopes of an Israeli-Palestinian deal. Also, how Harvey Weinstein used his connections to cover up misconduct accusations.

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Jerusalem, Harvey Weinstein, Christine Keeler: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Tronox Says Would Fight Lawsuit Filed By U.S. FTC To Block Co's Proposed Acquistion Of Cristal's Titanium Dioxide Business

* TRONOX LTD SAYS "IT WOULD VIGOROUSLY FIGHT A LAWSUIT FILED DECEMBER 5, 2017 BY U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION"

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Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction for defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers told a New York state judge on Tuesday that under the U.S. Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment.

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Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers told a New York state judge on Tuesday that under the U.S. Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment.

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BRIEF-TMX Group Says Transactions For All TMX Equities Marketplaces In Nov Was 20.7 Million

* TMX GROUP LTD - TRANSACTIONS FOR ALL TMX EQUITIES MARKETPLACES IN NOV WAS 20.7 MILLION VERSUS 23.7 MILLION

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Jury orders Bayer, J&J to pay $28 million in Xarelto lawsuit

(Reuters) - A Philadelphia state court jury on Tuesday ordered Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson to pay $27.8 million to an Indiana couple over the drugmakers' failure to warn of internal bleeding risks from their blood thinner Xarelto.

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UPDATE 1-Jury orders Bayer, J&J to pay $28 million in Xarelto lawsuit

Dec 5 (Reuters) - A Philadelphia state court jury on Tuesday ordered Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson to pay $27.8 million to an Indiana couple over the drugmakers' failure to warn of internal bleeding risks from their blood thinner Xarelto.

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Jury orders Bayer, J&J to pay $29 million in Xarelto lawsuit

(Reuters) - A Philadelphia state court jury on Tuesday ordered Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson to pay $27.8 million to an Indiana couple over the drugmakers' failure to warn of internal bleeding risks by its blockbuster drug Xarelto.

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Trump's lawyers to argue accuser's lawsuit should be tossed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to ask a New York state judge on Tuesday to throw out a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's television show "The Apprentice" who accused him of sexually harassing her.

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Alibaba must face renewed lawsuit over IPO: U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of defrauding shareholders by concealing a regulatory warning prior to its initial public offering about its ability to suppress counterfeiting on its websites.

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BRIEF-US appeals court revives lawsuit against Alibaba by ADS investors

Dec 5 (Reuters) - u.s. Appeals court revives shareholder lawsuit against alibaba group holding ltd over pre-ipo regulatory warning -- ruling 2Nd u.s. Circuit court of appeals vacates lower court judge's dismissal of lawsuit by holders of american depository shares and call options Shareholders accused alibaba of concealing a regulator's warning about its ability to suppress counterfeiting on its websites

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Siemens, Brazilian prosecutors eyeing settlement over bribery lawsuit: newspaper

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens AG is negotiating a settlement worth more than 1 billion reais ($307 million) with Brazilian state prosecutors over a civil case related to probes into whether bribes were paid to win train contracts, according to a Monday newspaper report.

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BRIEF-Newmark Group Sees IPO Of 30 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock Priced Between $19 And $22 Per Share

* NEWMARK GROUP INC SEES IPO OF 30.0 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $19 AND $22 PER SHARE - SEC FILING​

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Australia's Crown Resorts faces class action

(Reuters) - Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd on Monday said that Maurice Blackburn Lawyers had commenced a class action proceeding against Crown in the Federal Court of Australia.

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Developers Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came.

In the years leading up to Hurricane Harvey, a wrinkle in the federal flood-mapping system helped a company build homes in an at-risk Houston suburb.

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Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, and that he had had to fire him because Flynn had lied to the FBI and the vice president.

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Trump says Flynn's actions during presidential transition were lawful

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful and said that there was no collusion between his 2016 White House campaign and Russia.

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BRIEF-Kesm Transaction Solutions Says Acquired In A Private Transaction, Ownership And Control Over 35.8 Mln Shares Of Ackroo Inc

* KESM TRANSACTION SOLUTIONS SAYS ACQUIRED IN A PRIVATE TRANSACTION, OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OVER 35.8 MILLION SHARES OF ACKROO INC

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Ex-U.S. NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former U.S. National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency that an intelligence official said was later stolen from his home computer by Russian hackers.

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Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former National Security Agency employee who worked in its elite hacking unit pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information

Nghia H. Pho, a software developer for the intelligence agency, admitted taking secrets that Russian hackers then stole from his home computer.

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UPDATE 1-Capital One must face overdraft fee lawsuit-U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday revived a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Capital One Financial Corp of imposing illegal overdraft fees on customers.

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Capital One must face overdraft fee lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday revived a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Capital One Financial Corp of imposing illegal overdraft fees on customers.

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Toobin: Flynn's actions an insult to veterans

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's actions are an insult to veterans and his service does not excuse him.

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India's Wipro faces lawsuit from National Grid US

(Reuters) - Wipro Ltd , India's No.3 software exporter, said on Friday that it would challenge a lawsuit filed by National Grid US seeking damages of over $140 million related to a project that dates back to 2009.

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Revered Australian TV Figure Feels Ripples of Weinstein Scandal

Allegations against Don Burke, a longtime star, open a debate about the “bloke” culture of masculinity in Australia.

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Bikram Yoga seeks to revive chain after wave of lawsuits: lawyer

(Reuters) - A lawyer for Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc said on Thursday he is aiming to salvage the so-called hot yoga studio after millions of dollars in legal judgments and numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against its fugitive millionaire founder.

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Lawsuit seeks to block Illinois abortion coverage expansion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abortion opponents in Illinois filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block a recently approved law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients and state workers.

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Disney finds lead for live-action 'Mulan'

Disney has found its Mulan.

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Liberated Belgian artist ends chain reaction performance

OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian man who chained himself to a block of marble to show the "burden of history" from which artists cannot escape, was unable to free himself and had to be cut loose...

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World Cup draw provides welcome distraction for Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

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Soccer - World Cup draw offers welcome distraction for Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

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Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Melinda and Joel Loshak raised two children in a stylish ranch house in Houston's upscale Meyerland neighborhood and planned to retire there. Now they are hoping the government will knock it down.

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

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

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Facebook to eliminate transaction fees on donations on its platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has eliminated transaction fees on donations made to non-profit organizations on its platform, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday, a change that could help the world's largest social media network expand its presence in online fund raising.

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BRIEF-Tribune Media Company Announces Secondary Offering Of Class A Common Stock

* TRIBUNE MEDIA COMPANY ANNOUNCES SECONDARY OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK

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Avianca Airlines, shareholder agree to withdraw lawsuits

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Avianca Holdings and a shareholder agreed to withdraw their lawsuits that were filed following disagreements over a planned partnership with U.S. carrier United Airlines, the Colombian airline said on Wednesday.

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Uber lawyer says ex-CEO, board members told of letter kept from Waymo lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter a U.S. judge has said was withheld from a high-stakes lawsuit, an attorney for the company testified on Wednesday.

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Lawsuit questions conduct of Madoff victims' lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new lawsuit accuses a lawyer representing hundreds of victims defrauded by Bernard Madoff of cheating her own clients through overbilling, discouraging settlements and having conflicts of interest.

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BRIEF-Avianca Holdings S.A. and Kingsland Holdings Ltd. Agree to Withdraw Lawsuits

* SAYS ‍CO & KINGSLAND HOLDINGS AGREED TO WITHDRAW THEIR RESPECTIVE LAWSUITS FILED IN NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT​

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Op-Ed Columnist: Race and Class and What Happened in 2016

Arguing, again, about whether racism or populism made Trump president.

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Weinstein accuser seeks to set legal precedent with sex trafficking law

(Reuters) - The lawyer representing Harvey Weinstein's latest accuser is attempting to set legal precedent by contending Weinstein's actions overseas make him liable for civil damages under a criminal law against sex trafficking, five legal experts said.

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BRIEF-Advanced Emissions Solutions Delivered Notice That Co's 401(K) Plan Will Be "Blacked Out" To Effect Any Transaction In Co's Stock Through Plan Accounts

* ADVANCED EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS-DELIVERED NOTICE THAT CO'S 401(K) PLAN WILL BE "BLACKED OUT" TO EFFECT ANY TRANSACTION IN CO'S STOCK THROUGH PLAN ACCOUNTS

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BRIEF-Partners Value Split Corp To Redeem Its Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 5

* PARTNERS VALUE SPLIT CORP. TO REDEEM ITS CLASS AA PREFERRED SHARES, SERIES 5 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Jobs cut as UK wholesaler Palmer & Harvey enters administration

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - British retail supplier Palmer & Harvey McLane Ltd has been placed in administration after running out of cash, with the immediate loss of some 2,500 jobs, accounting firm PwC said.

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U.S. threatens South Sudan action, Russia warns against U.N. measures

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States threatened on Tuesday to take further action against the South Sudan government if it does not end violence and allow United Nations peacekeepers to do their job, but U.N. sanctions are unlikely as Russia has warned against such a move.

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Scaramucci quits advisory post at Massachusetts school after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci resigned his advisory position at a Massachusetts university following a dust-up in which he threatened to sue the school's student newspaper, Tufts University officials said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Centripetal Networks says Court Rules In Favor Of Co In Patent Infrigement Lawsuit

* ‍CENTRIPETAL NETWORKS SAYS U.S. COURT ISSUED A "KEY" RULING IN THE PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FILED BY CENTRIPETAL IN JULY 2017​

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‘Coco’ Was the Story of My Life: Readers Share Reactions to Pixar’s Film

“My son tells everyone that the hero, Miguel, is Latino ‘just like me.’”

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BRIEF-Wendy's Co Announces Refinancing Transaction

* WENDYS CO - ‍CONSUMMATION OF OFFERING IS SUBJECT TO MARKET AND OTHER CONDITIONS AND IS ANTICIPATED TO CLOSE IN Q1 OF 2018​

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Trump honors Navajo vets near image of the man whose actions led to 'Trail of Tears'

President Donald Trump held an event honoring Navajo veterans while standing in front of an image of Andrew Jackson -- the President who signed legislation that eventually led to the "Trail of Tears."

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Backlash as Beijing fire safety blitz forces exodus of city's underclass

BEIJING (Reuters) - In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and security staff.

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British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

(Reuters) - An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

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Thanks to One Man’s Collection, Jakarta Now Has a World-Class Museum

The city’s first major modern and contemporary art museum opened this month with exhibitions drawn from the collection of its founder, Haryanto Adikoesoemo.

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Patient satisfaction plummets when doctors say ‘no’ to requests

(Reuters Health) - Patients may become less satisfied with their care when doctors refuse their requests for things like prescriptions or lab tests, a U.S. study suggests.

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University delays talk by ex-White House official after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts university delayed a planned talk on Monday by Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief and tumultuous stint as White House spokesman, after he threatened to sue its student newspaper over a critical column.

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BRIEF-Newstrike Reiterates Benefits Of Proposed Cannimed Transaction

* NEWSTRIKE REITERATES BENEFITS OF PROPOSED CANNIMED TRANSACTION

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Teva Pharm says bold, global action needed to steady company

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries needs to take "deep, meaningful steps around the world" to secure its future, it said in a letter to the Israeli parliament on Monday, after media reports the company is set to cut thousands of jobs.

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UPDATE 1-Teva Pharm says bold, global action needed to steady company

JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries needs to take "deep, meaningful steps around the world" to secure its future, it said in a letter to the Israeli parliament on Monday, after media reports the company is set to cut thousands of jobs.

Lingerie and Underwear nytimes.com

Pinups in the Post-Weinstein World

Victoria’s Secret and Love magazine wrestle with the issues of balancing lingerie and lasciviousness.

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BRIEF-Meredith Corp to buy Time Inc in all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 bln

* ORATION TO ACQUIRE TIME INC. TO CREATE PREMIER MEDIA AND MARKETING COMPANY SERVING NEARLY 200 MILLION AMERICAN CONSUMERS

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RPT-U.S. prosecutors' letter spurred orders in self-driving car lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc and Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit issued a series of orders this week, prompted by information shared with him by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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U.S. prosecutors' letter spurred orders in self-driving car lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit issued a series of orders this week, prompted by information shared with him by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Putin retaliates for US action against Russian-funded media

Russian President Vladmir Putin has signed amendments into law that will allow foreign media outlets in Russia to be listed as "foreign agents," according to state-run news agency Sputnik news..

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Uma Thurman Calls Out Harvey Weinstein and His ‘Wicked Conspirators’

In a sharply worded Instagram post, Ms. Thurman had a message for the producer, who has been accused of sexual assault: “I’m glad it’s going slowly — you don’t deserve a bullet.”

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Trump's lawyers say Trump SoHo exit undermines emoluments lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawyers representing President Donald Trump on Friday said the Trump Organization's exit from a luxury hotel in lower Manhattan undermines a lawsuit in which rival hotels and restaurants are challenging his alleged illegal receipt of payments from foreign governments while in office.

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Uma Thurman: Happy Thanksgiving (except Weinstein)

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Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them like unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pilot's union.

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CORRECTED-COLUMN-Data breach class actions are the least of Uber’s problems: Frankel

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - On Tuesday, Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, disclosed that in late 2016, hackers got hold of personal data belonging to 57 million Uber drivers and riders. Uber did not report the incident to riders or drivers when it occurred, Khosrowshahi said. As Reuters reported Wednesday, the company paid the hackers $100,000 in exchange for their assurances the stolen data would be destroyed.

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Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

With armored vehicles on streets, civilians fled a showdown between rival Moscow-backed political leaders in the breakaway Luhansk region.

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Palestinian factions agree to hold general election by end-2018

GAZA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian factions, including rival groups Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to hold a general election by the end of 2018, a joint statement by several groups said on Wednesday following talks in Cairo.

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Palestinian factions agree to hold general elections by end-2018: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian factions have agreed to hold general elections by end-2018 after talks in Cairo spearheaded by rivals Hamas and Fatah, a joint statement by all the groups which took part said on Wednesday.

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PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits: German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.

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Tillerson: Myanmar actions are ethnic cleansing

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has shifted his stance on the Myanmar government's actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, labeling their actions "ethnic cleansing" in a statement Wednesday.

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PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits - German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.

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Critic’s Notebook: Who We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Weinstein

After Annabella Sciorra told her story about Harvey Weinstein, I watched her work again — and wondered what might have been.

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Nevsun loses bid to stop Canadian lawsuit over forced labor claims in Africa mine

VANCOUVER, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Nevsun Resources Ltd lost its bid to have a Canadian court throw out a lawsuit by Eritreans workers who say they were forced to work at its mine in East Africa, according to an appeals court judgment released on Tuesday.

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Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution and the artist Christo were sued on Tuesday by a New York photographer who accused them of stealing credit for his photos of "Running Fence," a 1976 installation that remains one of Christo's best-known works.

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Republican-appointed judge to hear AT&T lawsuit, Time Warner shares rise

(Reuters) - A Republican-appointed judge with extensive antitrust experience was selected on Tuesday to preside over the U.S. government's lawsuit to block AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc, sending Time Warner shares higher as investors bet the judge would be more likely to allow the deal to proceed.

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UPDATE 3-Republican-appointed judge to hear AT&T lawsuit, Time Warner shares rise

Nov 21 (Reuters) - A Republican-appointed judge with extensive antitrust experience was selected on Tuesday to preside over the U.S. government's lawsuit to block AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc, sending Time Warner shares higher as investors bet the judge would be more likely to allow the deal to proceed.

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U.S. appeals court revives claims in $1.7 billion Iran terrorism lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday revived part of a $1.68 billion lawsuit against Iran's central bank, Bank Markazi, by families of soldiers killed in the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon.

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New judge assigned to US lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

AT&T Inc nytimes.com

DealBook Briefing: The Fallout From the AT&T-Time Warner Lawsuit

Media executives quietly express hope that the Justice Department’s case goes to trial and loses, putting pressure on the government in future merger reviews.

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BRIEF-‍Hope Well enters into letter of intent for qualifying transaction​

* ‍hope Well enters into letter of intent for qualifying transaction​

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Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuits in California court

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas filed five lawsuits on Monday in a California court against the operators of the hotel from which the gunman fired, the organizers of the country music festival he targeted and the killer's estate.

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AT&T ready for trial on Justice Dept lawsuit -lead counsel

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is prepared to go to trial as soon as possible, ideally within 60 days, after the U.S. Department of Justice sued the company to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, the lead trial counsel representing the company said on Monday.

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HCR ManorCare gets respite from dropped Medicare fraud lawsuit

CHICAGO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department withdrew a Medicare fraud lawsuit against HCR ManorCare, removing a cloud over one the largest U.S. nursing home chains as it nears a deadline to settle a legal dispute with its landlord.

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Former Obama administration official in bid for The Weinstein Co

(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has submitted an offer to acquire the Weinstein Co, a spokeswoman for the U.S. film and TV studio said on Sunday.

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Report: Weinstein had secret 'hit list'

According to reports by The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein crafted a so-called hit list of people, allegedly targeted by Weinstein, to cover up sexual harassment allegations. Matthew Belloni has the details.

Creationism and Intelligent Design nytimes.com

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

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NHL: Bruins, Blackhawks to meet in 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will play in the 2019 Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, the National Hockey League announced on Saturday.

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The post-Weinstein wave of allegations, in one chart

In the six weeks since The New York Times report that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, dozens of new accusations against powerful men -- from Hollywood to Capitol Hill -- have dominated news cycles and set off a national reckoning over sexual abuse in the workplace.

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Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over ties to Malaysia leader

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York brought by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to "curry favor" with Malaysia's prime minister.

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Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over Malaysia ties

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with Malaysia's prime minister.

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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Will the House Tax Plan Help the Middle Class?

House Republicans have touted their tax plan as good for the middle class. The reality is more complicated.

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'Mudbound' lifts Netflix with look at race, class divides

Elevating Netflix's theatrical game, "Mudbound" is a powerful and absorbing film, one that does a splendid job of preserving its literary voice while painting a densely layered portrait of two families -- one white, one black -- in World War II-era Mississippi.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition ahead of elections

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States promised "concrete steps" against Cambodia and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the Cambodian Supreme Court banned the main opposition party ahead of elections at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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Cambodia faces international action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States promised "concrete steps" against Cambodia and the European Union raised a threat to vital trade preferences after the main opposition party was banned ahead of elections.

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on Syria action, blocking inquiry renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Trump adviser says past U.S. emissions a 'distraction' in fixing climate

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations' view that the United States should do more to fight climate change because it is the biggest historical emitter is a "distraction" from technological innovation, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

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Russia casts 10th U.N. veto on U.N. action on Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia cast its 10th veto on Thursday of United Nations Security Council action on Syria since the war began in 2011, blocking a U.S.-drafted resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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UPDATE 2-J&J wins Calif. lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Nov 16 (Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

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Johnson & Johnson wins California lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

(Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

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J&J wins Calif. lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Nov 16 (Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

cnn.com

GOP's double whammy against the middle class

Republicans in Congress are rushing headlong toward voting for one of the biggest tax cuts in American history, with bills slashing taxes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

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AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company's acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner .

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Iran factions use earthquake relief effort to pursue power struggle

ANKARA (Reuters) - Political infighting among Iran's ruling elite has moved on to a new battleground - the relief effort after an earthquake that killed at least 530 people and injured thousands.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Killing medical tax break will hammer U.S. middle-class seniors

(The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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BRIEF-Appian Corp prices follow-on offering of 3.8 mln class A shares at $20.25/share

* ‍FOLLOW-ON OFFERING OF 3.8 MILLION SHARES OF ITS CLASS A COMMON STOCK AT A PRICE OF $20.25 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Detectives (Private) nytimes.com

Deception and Ruses Fill the Toolkit of Investigators Used by Weinstein

Black Cube, hired to ferret out information on a Weinstein accuser, used an elaborate ruse involving a fake job interview in another case.

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UPDATE 2-Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, although the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, though the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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UPDATE 1-Narrow win for Fox shows restlessness with dual-class shares

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to scrap its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, though the measure received significant support among voters outside the controlling Murdoch family.

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Tezos organizers hit with second lawsuit over cryptocurrency fundraiser

(Reuters) - A second lawsuit was filed this week against the organizers of cybercurrency technology project Tezos, an initiative that raised $232 million to issue a cryptocurrency that does not exist and fund development of a transaction system that has no clear end date.

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BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14

* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:

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Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

(Reuters) - A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday.

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Fox shareholders reject proposal to abandon dual-class shares

(Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure was rejected on Wednesday, based on preliminary results announced at the media company's annual meeting.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after US pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to limit climate change after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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Tesla says it will fight lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Wednesday it would fight a class-action lawsuit filed against it earlier this week claiming the electric automaker's California production plant was a "hotbed for racist behavior."

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Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global warming is likely to be slightly less severe than previously expected thanks to stronger climate policies by China and India that will offset less U.S. action under President Donald Trump, a study showed on Wednesday.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

On Campus: What the Weinstein Effect Can Teach Us About Campus Sexual Assault

There has been a backlash to students’ talking more openly about misconduct.

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Harvey Weinstein sued by actress, who claims he raped her in 2016

(Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in the spring of 2016.

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Arkansas town reaches settlement in 'debtors' prison' lawsuit

(Reuters) - An Arkansas town has agreed not to jail defendants who cannot afford to pay court fees after it was sued by civil rights groups who charged it ran what amounted to a modern-day debtors' prison.

Suits and Litigation (Civil) nytimes.com

5 Flaws That Kill Student Loan Collection Lawsuits

Creditors file tens of thousands of lawsuits each year. Here are defenses that have halted collection cases.

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Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action soon over border areas under Kurdish control, but would regain them without violence.

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Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

* Suit threatens oil exploration off Norway -Attorney General

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Austrian can't file Facebook class action suit: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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UPDATE 2-Austrian can't file Facebook class action suit -EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Austrian can't file class action suit against Facebook: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Janssen drops U.S. lawsuit against Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy

SEOUL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has dropped a lawsuit it filed to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade produced by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States.

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Austrian activist cannot file class action suit against Facebook - EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - An Austrian law student and privacy activist cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company there on his own behalf.

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Goldman Sachs marks stake in Weinstein Co down to zero: source

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has written down to zero the value of its stake in the Weinstein Company, the movie studio whose co-chairman Harvey Weinstein stepped down last month following sexual assault allegations, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Goldman Sachs marks stake in Weinstein Co down to zero -source

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has written down to zero the value of its stake in the Weinstein Company, the movie studio whose co-chairman Harvey Weinstein stepped down last month following sexual assault allegations, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation

The G.O.P. tax bills look like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.

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Tesla hit by class-action lawsuit claiming racial discrimination

(Reuters) - U.S. automaker Tesla Inc on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a "hotbed for racist behavior."

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BRIEF-Whitecap Resources announces acquisition of world class enhanced oil recovery project

* Whitecap Resources Inc. announces acquisition of world class enhanced oil recovery project, $425 million financing, dividend increase of 5% and significantly enhanced free funds flow

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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.

Student Loans nytimes.com

Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

Transworld has been one of most prolific debt collectors, filing more than 38,000 lawsuits in the last three years on behalf of a single client. Many were flawed, say regulators.

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Emirates partners with Mercedes, Jeremy Clarkson for new first class

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.

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REFILE AIRSHOW-Emirates partners with Mercedes, Jeremy Clarkson for new first class

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates joined forces with Mercedes-Benz and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson to launch its new first-class suites on Sunday, inspired by the styling of luxury car interiors.

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In the wake of Weinstein, some women say Bollywood failing to address harassment

MUMBAI (Reuters) - When Indian actress Divya Unny flew into the southern state of Kerala in 2015, she thought it was for a business meeting with an award-winning director about a role in his upcoming film.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale

The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science.

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BRIEF-Trez Capital says ‍Board declared special distribution of $0.838 per Class A share

* Says ‍Board of Directors has declared a special distribution of $9,998,254 or $0.838 per Class A share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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McConnell says he misspoke about no tax increase for middle class

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he "misspoke" when he had previously said nobody in the middle class would get a tax increase under the new GOP plan, according to The New York Times.

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BRIEF-Deckers Brands​ announces board actions to resolve Marcato lawsuit

* Deckers announces board action to address and resolve Marcato lawsuit

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BRIEF-VIACOM SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.20/SHR ON CLASS A & CLASS B COMMON STOCK

* VIACOM INC - ‍BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DECLARED A QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.20 PER SHARE ON BOTH CO'S CLASS A AND CLASS B COMMON STOCK​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Senate Tax Bill Rewards the Rich More Than the Middle Class

The legislation is slightly more favorable than the House version to those with moderate incomes, but much depends on variables like household size.

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Russia to amend law to classify U.S. media 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament warned on Friday some U.S. and other foreign media could be declared "foreign agents" and obliged to regularly declare full details of their funding, finances and staffing.

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Trump praises 'productive' China talks, but tough action seen ahead

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

News Analysis: A Middle-Class Tax Cut? It Depends Who and Where You Are

With details evolving, uncertainty remains, but House and Senate Republican proposals are unfavorable to those in high-cost states that are Democratic bastions.

Legal Profession nytimes.com

For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients

Benjamin Brafman, who has represented Sean Combs and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is known for his skillful cross-examinations.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

Editorial: Puerto Rico’s Second-Class Treatment on Food Aid

A 35-year-old budget cap has denied the island the more generous and swifter relief that storm victims this year in Texas and Florida received.

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More Americans think wealthy, not middle class, will benefit from tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more likely to believe the wealthy will benefit most from the tax reform currently being pushed in the U.S. Congress by Republicans who insist their goal is to help the middle class, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Freedom Debt Relief will contest U.S. consumer agency lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest U.S. debt-settlement services provider said on Thursday it would "vigorously contest" a lawsuit filed against it by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Israeli intelligence firm regrets working for Weinstein, official says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli intelligence firm which reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault is sorry it agreed to work with the Hollywood producer, a company official said on Thursday.

Conflicts of Interest nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: David Boies’s Egregious Involvement With Harvey Weinstein

His legal work undermined the press, posed a conflict of interest and helped conceal abuse.

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WH: Trump will reject any tax plan that raises taxes on middle class

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Paul Ryan’s Middle-Class Tax Hike

Amazingly, the House bill would increase taxes, on net, for families that have a child and make less than $100,000.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

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Harvey Weinstein hires NY defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has hired Manhattan criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to represent him in New York, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood producer said on Wednesday, days after New York police said an unidentified woman had accused Weinstein of rape.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Mediator: In AT&T Deal, Government Action Catches Up With Trump Rhetoric

CNN is at the heart of a dispute between the Justice Department and AT&T and Time Warner, raising the possibility of interference by President Trump.

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Mulvaney: WH won't sign onto a bill that raises middle-class taxes

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney pledged Wednesday night that President Donald Trump would reject a tax proposal that raised taxes for the middle class.

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Con Edison to improve hiring, pay $800,000 to settle U.S. lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Con Edison will improve its hiring and training practices and pay $800,000 to settle a U.S. lawsuit claiming it discriminated against disabled employees, and wrongly required job applicants to undergo medical examinations and provide genetic information of family members before being hired.

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BRIEF-Select Energy Services qtrly ‍class A-diluted EPS $0.04​

* Select Energy Services Inc - qtrly ‍class A-diluted earnings per share $0.04​

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘Gut Punch’ to the Middle Class

The tax deduction on medical expenses helps millions of Americans cope with high health care costs. The Republican tax proposal would eliminate it.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Filipino artist makes Trump action figure from flip flops

MANILA (Reuters) - A Filipino artist who won fame for his flip-flop sandal carving of a superhero this year has turned his talents to creating an action figure of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Farrow: Weinstein spy befriended actress

Writer Ronan Farrow explains how Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein used a spy to try to suppress actress Rose McGowan's sexual assault allegations.