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BRIEF-P&G Says About 972.8 Mln Shares Were Cast In Favor Of Nelson Peltz's Election To Board

* P&G SAYS ABOUT 972.8 MILLION SHARES WERE CAST IN FAVOR OF NELSON PELTZ'S ELECTION TO BOARD, WHILE ABOUT 16.4 MILLION SHARES WERE WITHHELD - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2zfyTtB) Further company coverage:

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Executive function declines long-term after 'transient' brain attacks

(Reuters Health) - People who have so-called transient neurological attacks, including brief mini-strokes, may develop cognitive problems that linger for months, a recent study suggests.

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BRIEF-Eric Watson Reports 15.1 Pct Stake In Long Island Iced Tea

* ERIC J. WATSON REPORTS A 15.1 PERCENT STAKE IN LONG ISLAND ICED TEA CORP AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2017 - SEC FILING

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Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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Peru lawmakers file motion to impeach president Kuczynski

LIMA (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Peru's Congress presented a motion on Friday seeking to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for "moral incapacity" due to his ties to Brazil's Odebrecht, a company that has admitted to paying bribes across Latin America.

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Pics that say it all about how Trump and Sessions get along

President Donald Trump was in Quantico, Virginia, Friday morning to give a graduation speech to the FBI National Academy. Before he spoke, he was seated next to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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EU drugs agency says move to new HQ may take longer

LONDON (Reuters) - The European drugs agency said on Friday its new headquarters in Amsterdam may not be ready by the time it has to leave London due to Brexit because the building will not be completed.

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Why Did Disney Expand Its Sports Kingdom With Out-of-Favor Networks?

In its megadeal with 21st Century Fox, Disney acquired 22 regional sports networks that it believes will complement ESPN. It’s unclear how that will happen.

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Hawaii Launches Long-Term Care Program

This week, Hawaii launched the Kupuna Caregivers Program to help support working family caregivers.

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Prosecutors say Long Island woman tried to use bitcoin to aid Islamic State

(Reuters) - A suburban New York hospital technician accused of using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to launder money meant for the militant group Islamic State was arrested on charges of money laundering in support of a foreign terrorist organization and bank fraud, prosecutors said Thursday.

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Analysis: One number that suggests a Democratic wave is coming

In the aftermath of Roy Moore's stunning Senate election loss in Alabama on Tuesday night, Republicans were quick to note that the circumstances in the state made drawing any conclusions impossible.

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Fund managers seek stocks benefiting from Democratic gains in 2018 U.S. elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surprise victory by Democrats in Tuesday's Alabama election for a U.S. senator is prompting fund managers to prepare for more losses by the Republican party in the 2018 mid-term Congressional elections.

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Best of Late Night: Samantha Bee Says Roy Moore’s Loss Belongs to His Accusers

“Their bravery changed the world,” Ms. Bee said of the women who came forward against Mr. Moore.

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Sweden to raise minimum pension age as retirees live longer

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden will raise the minimum age at which workers can take their state pension over the coming years, a move designed to match an increase in average life spans, the major political parties said on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge

With the Republican majority in the Senate now reduced to a single seat, the party’s establishment is uneasy about what the populist wing could do in next year’s primary races.

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It's the way you dress, Democratic congresswoman tells colleagues

At a closed-door meeting of House Democrats to discuss reforming how Congress handles sexual harassment allegations, one senior congresswoman stunned lawmakers when she suggested female lawmakers were inviting unwanted advances because of the way they dressed.

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Head and neck cancer survivors have long-lasting cognitive problems

(Reuters Health) - Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests.

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British lawmakers defeat May's government on Brexit law

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

13 of Our Favorite Travel Reads From 2017

From a meditation on the Caribbean’s future after the hurricanes to an exploration of the haunted side of Bangkok, here are some of our favorite Travel articles from the past year.

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Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Op-Ed Contributor: My Favorite Holiday Movie Involves a Giant Rabbit

If the season means anything at all, it’s about believing in things we cannot actually see.

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Make EU gentleman's agreement with Britain binding: EU lawmakers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament will insist on quickly making the deal reached between the European Union and Britain on divorce terms legally binding, worried London may not honor a gentleman's agreement, the parliament's chief Brexit coordinator said.

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Kremlin says widespread Russian forces no longer needed in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There is a no longer the need for widely-deployed Russian military forces in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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Democratic congresswomen call for Trump investigation

A group of Democratic congresswomen is calling Monday on the House Oversight Committee to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, adding to a growing drumbeat of voices drawing fresh attention to accusations leveled against the President by numerous women.

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Retirement linked to longer, better sleep

(Reuters Health) – As work worries abate, sleep difficulties may also diminish when workers make the transition to retirement, according to a recent study from Finland.

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Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

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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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Golf: Fans no longer able to call shots on rule violations

(Reuters) - Golf officials will no longer consider rules violations pointed out by fans watching tournaments on television, the United States Golf Association and R&A said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Innoviva says court issued ruling in favor of Sarissa Capital, expands board by 2 seats - SEC Filing

* Innoviva says court issued a ruling in favor of Sarissa Capital, leading co to expand board by 2 seats - SEC Filing

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Is the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?

Giving more voice to supporters isn’t always a good thing for winning elections.

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India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit filed with the country's top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

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Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport

Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.

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Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival: study

(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival-study

Dec 10 (Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a medical meeting on Sunday.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I Can No Longer Call Myself an Evangelical Republican

Preserving my identity as a Christian conservative means turning away from two movements that have shaped my life.

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Lobbyists Ask for Votes. Some Lawmakers Want Much More.

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

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U.S. tax repatriation plan may not cure long-term dollar weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors looking for the U.S. Republican tax bill to prompt multinational companies to convert foreign profits into dollars and end the worst slide in the greenback in a decade may have to temper their hopes for a prolonged rebound.

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Motor racing: Todt re-elected unopposed as FIA head, role for Massa

PARIS (Reuters) - Jean Todt was re-elected unopposed as president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Formula One's governing body, for a further four-year term on Friday with a new role for his former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

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Japan to buy long-range missiles for first time

Japan will for the first time buy long-range missiles to counter the country's "increasingly severe" national security situation, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.

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Black lawmakers skip civil rights museum opening over Trump's attendance

Reps. John Lewis and Bennie Thompson will not be attending the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening because President Trump will be making an appearance, which Rep. Lewis said was insulting to the civil rights activists being honored.

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Along Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, Unsettling Feelings to Go With the Scenery

A road known for its postcard views was eerily empty in parts, with fires and the acrid smell of smoke nearby.

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Moore using Trump's favorite catchphrase

Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore takes a page out of Donald Trump's playbook, invoking Trump's "drain the swamp" rally cry. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

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

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

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Democratic Senator Franken says he will resign over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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BRIEF-Celgene Reports Long-Term Efficacy Data From Phase III Geparsepto Study

* LONG-TERM EFFICACY DATA FROM THE PHASE III GEPARSEPTO STUDY IN HIGH RISK EARLY BREAST CANCER PATIENTS TREATED WITH ABRAXANE VS. SOLVENT-BASED PACLITAXEL TO BE REPORTED

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U.S. lawmakers propose ban on arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ban agreements to keep sexual harassment and discrimination claims out of court, amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men.

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Democratic Senator Franken resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken resigned from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken was set to announce his resignation from office on Thursday, CNN reported, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN, citing sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his resignation on Thursday, a day after a majority of his Democratic Senate colleagues called for him to step down following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him, CNN reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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Lawmakers press FBI on alleged bias in Clinton, Trump cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee lambasted the FBI on Thursday over how it handled an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and questioned whether Justice Department officials gave her preferential treatment over President Donald Trump.

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Dems favor impeaching Trump. So why did Democratic lawmakers oppose it?

We're still a long, long way from starting to even kinda, sorta think about impeachment.

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Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, facing pressure from his fellow Democrats to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct, will announce his decision on Thursday.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Franken to address calls to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, facing pressure from his fellow Democrats to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct, will announce his decision on Thursday.

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Under pressure, Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his decision to remain in or resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday after facing intense pressure from members of his own party to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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BRIEF-ICL Signs A Contract With Energean For Long-Term Supply Of Natural Gas

* ICL SIGNS A CONTRACT WITH ENERGEAN FOR LONG-TERM SUPPLY OF NATURAL GAS

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COLUMN-Indonesia's Freeport-Rio plan masks longer-term issues: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, Dec 7 (Reuters) - A proposed three-way deal between the Indonesian government, Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan to clean up the ownership of the giant Grasberg copper-gold mine looks like one of those rare situations where everybody wins.

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Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and the end of a civil war against Maoist guerrillas.

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Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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

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

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Democratic U.S. Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Trump Jr. won't tell lawmakers what he and President discussed about Trump Tower meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower, citing attorney-client privilege.

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Democratic lawmakers question Kushner on New York property: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.

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

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

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Australia competition watchdog to not oppose Fox Sports, Foxtel merger

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog on Thursday dropped its opposition to a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the deal would not "substantially lessen competition."

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BRIEF-Novartis Says Premenopausal Women Taking Kisqali Benefited For Longer Time Until Health-Related QOL Deterioration

* NOVARTIS KISQALI IS FIRST AND ONLY CDK4/6 INHIBITOR TO SHOW SUPERIOR MEDIAN PFS COMPARED TO ORAL ENDOCRINE THERAPY AS FIRST-LINE TREATMENT IN A PROSPECTIVE, RANDOMIZED PHASE III TRIAL DEDICATED TO PREMENOPAUSAL WOMEN WITH HR+/HER2- ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

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Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown by week's end - blaming Democrats for that possible outcome - one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on a spending bill.

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One quarter of Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Al Franken, the Senator from Minnesota, to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Democratic Women in Senate Call on Al Franken to Resign

In a coordinated campaign, at least a half dozen Democratic women in the Senate called on their colleague, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, to resign.

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At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

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

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Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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Home Depot sets new $15 billion buyback, long-term sales target

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the largest U.S. home improvement chain, on Wednesday announced a new $15 billion share buyback plan and set a target to grow annual sales to between $114.7 billion and $119.8 billion for the year ending January 2021.

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions International Enters Into Conditional Share Swap Agreement With Ever-Long Holdings Ltd To Enter Investment Management Business

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO CONDITIONAL SHARE SWAP AGREEMENT WITH EVER-LONG HOLDINGS LIMITED TO ENTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS

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A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar

Some think Prime Minister Hun Sen considers himself the reincarnation of a 16th-century ruler. Recently built statues certainly suggest a resemblance.

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Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.

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House Republican tax chief says lawmakers want AMT repeal

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

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Dems hold up nomination over answer on Flynn and Russia

Democrats have placed a hold on the nomination of KT McFarland to be ambassador to Singapore until she answers their questions about her knowledge of communications between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a Democratic source told CNN.

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Moderate GOP lawmakers push Ryan on DACA

Moderate Republicans in Congress are seeking to lead on a possible solution for young undocumented immigrants, as a group on Tuesday pushed their leadership to reach a deal by the end of the year.

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Nigerian lawmakers vote to investigate suspension of SEC boss

ABUJA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Nigeria's lower house of parliament passed a motion on Tuesday to investigate the suspension of the Securities and Exchange Commission's chief by the finance minister.

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Two kiwi species no longer endangered

Conservation efforts in New Zealand to save the flightless kiwi bird have paid off, with two species -- the Northern brown and the rowi -- no longer at a high risk of extinction.

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House tax panel chair to urge longer-lasting individual tax rate cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives' tax-writing panel on Tuesday said he would push to make tax rate cuts for individuals more permanent as the House and Senate reconcile their two versions of a sweeping tax overhaul.

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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Republicans Sought to Undercut an Unfavorable Analysis of the Tax Plan

When the Joint Committee on Taxation found the Republican tax bill would balloon the budget deficit, Republicans tried to discredit it.

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After violent night, Honduran tally favors president in disputed vote

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A preliminary ballot count in Honduras' disputed presidential race pointed on Monday to a win for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, but authorities held back from declaring a winner following deadly protests and claims of fraud by opponents.

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Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve.

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Bank stocks favored over tech as tax bill makes headway

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes rose on Monday as Republican-led efforts to slash corporate tax rates cleared a major hurdle, with investors picking stocks that have lagged for much of the year including shares of financial and industrial companies.

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US STOCKS-Bank stocks favored over tech as tax bill makes headway

* Indexes up: Dow 0.99 pct, S&P 0.42 pct, Nasdaq 0.54 pct (Changes comment, adds company details, updates prices)

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Honduran tally favors second term for president in disputed vote

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A preliminary ballot count in Honduras' disputed presidential race pointed on Monday to a second term for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, while his opponent accused the government of stealing the election and called for protests.

Cataracts nytimes.com

Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say.

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China think tank calls for 'democratic' internet governance

WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China ranks fifth among 38 nations globally in standards of cyber governance, a top state-backed internet think tank said on Monday, calling for a 'democratic' internet governance system to eradicate inequalities it said marginalized developing nations.

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

No Longer New York City’s ‘Boulevard of Death’

Queens Boulevard has not seen a pedestrian fatality in three years. It has become a centerpiece of the mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety campaign.

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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

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Longtime Michigan congressman announces retirement

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

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Two Russian lawmakers dismiss Flynn's guilty plea

Two prominent Russian politicians dismissed news that Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, with one saying the former national security adviser is a scapegoat in an attack against President Donald Trump.

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

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

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World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

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Lawmakers say panel investigating Conyers not known for speed

The House ethics committee launched last week an investigation into Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers after allegations surfaced from multiple women that he sexually harassed them.

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Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.

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Modern Love: When Even a Toddler Can Tell You Don’t Belong

An American stepmother feels like an outsider in the British family she joined. Driving the car pool in her bathrobe doesn’t help.

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Argentina sub search no longer a rescue operation

The rescue operation to find a missing Argentine submarine has now changed to a search mission, navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told reporters Thursday.

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The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

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GOP lawmakers huddle on Senate floor

Lawmakers vote on the Senate floor to determine whether the GOP tax reform bill will be sent back to the finance committee. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports as the voting continues.

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Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return from injury

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed his vintage fist pump and did not seem troubled by his troublesome back.

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Conyers defiant as Democratic leaders call on him to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Democratic congressman John Conyers on Thursday to resign in light of the sexual harassment allegations he faces, but Conyers' attorney said he was not thinking of stepping down.

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Tiger makes long-awaited return from injury

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods did not take long to display his vintage fist pump on his much-anticipated return to competition on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one seemed unbothered by his troublesome back.

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Accuser: Conyers requested sexual favors

In an interview with NBC News, Marion Brown, a former staffer for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), detailed her accusations of sexual harassment against the congressman.

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Trump campaign: Dems are 'America haters'

President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again Committee" has released a new fundraising email entitled "America haters" that slams Democrats and liberals.

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His long career, colored by scandal

John Conyers has been in Congress for over 50 years. However, his legacy may now be tarnished by a variety of sexual harassment allegations.

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Longest-serving House Democrat will not be pressured to resign over harassment accusations, attorney says

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House Democratic leader calls for his resignation

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Rep. John Conyers should resign after recent allegations of sexual harassment.

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U.S. House Democratic leader Pelosi says Conyers should resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Representative John Conyers should resign after sexual harassment allegations were brought against him, saying "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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Spotify investor favors spring listing

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company's flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday.

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Lucky 13? Stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

LONDON (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Lucky 13? Stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.

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New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS.

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UPDATE 1-New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

* Projects backed by U.S. NIH and Gates foundation (Adds details on new drug trial)

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Airbus says pitching A350 long range plane for Sydney-London non-stop flights

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's talks with Qantas Airways about a plane that can fly 20 hours non-stop from Sydney to London are centred around the A350-900ULR rather than reviving a shorter A350 variant, an executive at the manufacturer said on Thursday.

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House bill aims to identify lawmakers in sex harassment cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring the disclosure of sexual harassment case settlements involving members of Congress and their staffers.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

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Democratic Representative Gutierrez hints at 2020 U.S. presidential run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez, who has announced he will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018, said on Wednesday he wanted to concentrate his energies "on the national level" and indicated he might be interested in a presidential run in 2020.

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Nearly half of Americans oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from 41 percent in October, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

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Nasdaq drops further as techs fall out of favor

(Reuters) - The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index slipped further in early afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors shifted to financials that have been bolstered by strong economic data and encouraging comments from Fed officials.

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UK lawmakers condemn Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from far-right party

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted anti-Islam videos on Twitter that had originally been published by a leader of a fringe, far-right British party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman.

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

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BRIEF-Biolife Solutions Executes Additional Long-Term Supply Agreement With Leading T Cell Therapy Customer

* BIOLIFE SOLUTIONS EXECUTES ADDITIONAL LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH LEADING T CELL THERAPY CUSTOMER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside Softbank - TechCrunch​

* Sequoia, Tencent, TPG look to invest in Uber alongside Softbank - TechCrunch​ , citing sources ‍​ Source : http://tcrn.ch/2Afc3TV Further company coverage:

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The doctor will see you now - but often not for long

(Reuters Health) - For half of the world’s population, primary care doctor visits last less than five minutes, researchers say.

Football nytimes.com

Eli Manning Is Benched by Giants in Favor of Geno Smith

The team’s star quarterback, who has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, has struggled to ignite the offense in a disappointing 2-9 season.

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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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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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Anglo-Dutch Unilever favors single home, but delays choice

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever favours creating a single corporate structure, but is delaying a choice between its British and Dutch bases, the consumer goods group said on Tuesday, in part because of the heightened political sensitivity of the decision due to Brexit.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

The Republican Senators Who Might Oppose the Tax Bill

A handful of Republican senators are on the fence about President Trump’s tax plan. Here are their concerns.

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This is how long it takes to sell a house

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Germany swings EU vote in favor of weed-killer glyphosate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany defeated its key EU ally France in a very tight vote on Monday to clear the use of weed-killer glyphosate for the next five years after a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Trump Hits a Favorite Punching Bag, CNN

President Trump criticized CNN International for representing “our nation to the WORLD very poorly.” The network pointed out that representing the United States was not its job.

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Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers ordered to pay hefty expense bills

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Four Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers who were ousted from the legislature this year condemned on Monday as "political persecution" a demand that they pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses.

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Bali airport may stay closed longer than 24 hours amid Agung eruption -governor

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said the closure of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport could last longer than 24 hours amid an eruption of Mount Agung.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

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President favored as Hondurans vote, but critics fear power grab

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' U.S.-friendly leader looked poised to win a second term as voters cast their ballots in the Central American country on Sunday, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with re-election.

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Democratic mega-donor has spent $20 million and calls Trump 'an urgent threat to the American people'

Democratic mega-donor and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer on Sunday defended his $20 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, saying "it's very important and urgent that we get him out of office."

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Democratic senator accused of groping women says he plans to return to work Monday

Iran nytimes.com

Tehran’s Turn: The New patriots: Long Divided, Iran Unites Against Trump and Saudis in a Nationalist Fervor

Once sneering and cynical about the government, middle-class, reform-minded Iranians are now backing their hard-line leaders amid a surge in patriotism.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

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SandRidge shares surge as Icahn opposes Bonanza bid

(Reuters) - Shares of SandRidge Energy jumped 14.2 percent on Friday, after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a big stake in the oil and gas producer and said he would oppose its $746 million bid for rival Bonanza Creek Energy.

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The government's long history of suing AT&T

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Facebook Founder’s Favor Comes With Complications

Wherever Mark Zuckerberg goes in Silicon Valley, he seems to generate a housing problem, including at an R.V. community where residents were evicted this month.

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EU lawmakers back exports control on spying technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed plans on Thursday to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.

Movies nytimes.com

‘The Shape of Water’: Meet Guillermo del Toro’s Favorite Creature

Doug Jones has had crucial roles in many of the director’s projects; this is the first time he’s been the star — and a romantic hero at that.

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BRIEF-Long Island Iced Tea files for offering of common stock

* Long Island Iced Tea Corp files for offering of common stock and warrants of up to $10.0 million - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BgZQw6) Further company coverage:

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Erica Hill: Staying silent no longer an option

HLN's Erica Hill delivers an emotional monologue recalling instances of harassment throughout her career.

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Motor racing: Todt unopposed for third term as FIA president

LONDON (Reuters) - Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One's governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing.

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2018 favorite Medvedeva has broken foot, may miss GP Final

(Reuters) - Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month's Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.

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Rep. Speier: Conyers wasn't one of the lawmakers I said were harassers

Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier said that she knew of two sitting members of Congress who have "engaged in sexual harassment." But the California Democrat on Tuesday said that Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who is now facing allegations, was not one of the people she had referenced.

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Accusations leveled at Democratic lawmaker prompt investigation

The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding sexual harassment accusations leveled at Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Conyers has denied any wrongdoing. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.

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Analysis: Trump just did Moore a massive favor

President Donald Trump broke his silence Tuesday afternoon on allegations of sexual abuse facing Roy Moore, the Republican Party's Senate nominee in Alabama.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Six of Our Favorite Stories on Germany’s Politics

Some of our recent coverage of Germany and its leader, Angela Merkel, who is now facing an enormous challenge in forming a new government.

Sugar nytimes.com

Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms

The sugar industry funded animal research in the 1960s on sugar’s effects on heart health, then buried data suggesting sugar could be harmful.

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Report: Longest-serving House Dem settled harassment complaint in 2015

Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who is the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after allegedly sexually harassing a staffer, according to an explosive report published Monday.

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Mark Zuckerberg is no longer king of social. Meet 'Pony' Ma

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BRIEF-ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS' ‍PRECIMA SIGNS LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH LOBLAW COS LTD

* ALLIANCE DATA SYSTEMS CORP - ‍PRECIMA SIGNED A NEW LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH LOBLAW COMPANIES LIMITED​

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RPT-INSIGHT-Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernisation

* Past peak of bad loan crisis, Italian banks face new mission

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Germany Faces Prolonged Uncertainty After Coalition Talks Fail

The potential for instability would be a major blow to a European Union that is finally enjoying an economic revival.

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Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernization

MILAN (Reuters) - Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank and a bastion of tradition dating back to 1472, has entered the realms of virtual reality. It's an unlikely sign of the times.

Skin Cancer nytimes.com

Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

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Argentina's missing sub: How long could crew survive?

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

In Race Against Roy Moore, Democratic Candidate Is Mostly on His Own

Alabama Democrats see a rare chance of victory in the Senate special election. But the party is too diminished to give its candidate, Doug Jones, much help.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Mugabe Won’t Say What Zimbabwe Longs to Hear: I Quit

It’s good that the army has taken power, but whoever takes over must heed the cheering crowds who want an end to corruption and brutality.

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IBM could be set for gains after long slump: Barron's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp could be the next blue-chip company with a rising valuation, according to a report in financial publication Barron's.

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IBM could be set for gains after long slump -Barron's

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp could be the next blue-chip company with a rising valuation, according to a report in financial publication Barron's.

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Ex-Chile leader Pinera favored to win presidential election

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted for a successor to President Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, though a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

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Former leader Pinera seen as favorite as Chileans vote for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff.

Drivers Licenses nytimes.com

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.

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Lawmakers push to end 'hush money' deduction in tax fight

During a week where Congress is examining its own policies regarding sexual harassment settlements, one lawmaker wants to use Republicans' plans to overhaul the US tax code to eliminate a loophole for corporations to deduct expenses related to such settlements.

Bocce (Game) nytimes.com

Sporting: The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

And lots of friends to play it with, as I discovered on the courts in Boston’s North End.

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Head of Florida Democratic Party resigns after accusation

The head of Florida's Democratic Party resigned Friday on the heels of a Politico report alleging he had engaged in inappropriate and demeaning behavior toward women.

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U.N. to vote on Syria inquiry renewal, Russia opposed: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a Japanese-drafted resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but diplomats said Russia opposed the measure.

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

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

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Russia opposed to short U.N. extension of Syria inquiry: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia is opposed to a Japanese-drafted United Nations Security council resolution to renew for one month an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, several council diplomats said on Friday.

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Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zor province on Friday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement reported by Russian news agencies .

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Having a dog can help you live longer

The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear-- physical activity, support, companionship -- but owning a dog could literally be saving your life

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Sock stuns Zverev to prolong London adventure, Federer rolls on

LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Sock became the first American to reach the last four of the ATP Finals for 10 years when he stunned world number three Alexander Zverev in a firecracker of a match on Thursday.

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Lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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Lawmakers want more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday they had not received information they requested from President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, including emails, phone records and documents related to communications with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Coffeehouses nytimes.com

Breweries Find That Coffee Is Their Second Favorite Beverage

Beer makers around the country are taking on another brew — roasting coffee, opening cafes and working both ends of the day.

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Corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

(Reuters) - The corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise along with dollar, investors eye tax vote

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Tax reform faces long road ahead in the Senate

House Republicans are hours away from fulfilling their pledge of a full-scale tax overhaul. But all eyes have already shifted to the Senate, where the reality of tax reform is starting to bubble up: It's complicated, it's difficult and, at some point, the cruise control would be flicked off and this would start to get real. Well, now it's getting real.

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French military says coalition opposed IS withdrawal from Raqqa

PARIS (Reuters) - France's military said on Thursday the coalition battling Islamic State in Syria had opposed a deal allowing fighters of the militant group to withdraw from their former bastion of Raqqa.

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Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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BRIEF-Ultra Petroleum says conditions that raised going concern no longer exist

* Ultra Petroleum says conditions that raised substantial doubt about company's ability to continue as a going concern no longer exist - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2in9rJV) Further company coverage:

Green Climate Fund nytimes.com

U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.

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Europe's longest stocks sell-off of the year abates

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors tentatively returned to world stock markets on Thursday, looking for bargains after Europe's longest losing streak of the year and the worst run since March for the top global indices.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Europe's longest stocks sell-off of the year abates

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Senators Burr, Tillis oppose Trump's EPA nominee Dourson: reports

(Reuters) - North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis said they will not support the Trump administration's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) chemical safety office, media reports said.

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Pakistan's long-persecuted Ahmadi minority fear becoming election scapegoat

RABWAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Crammed into buses and mini-vans, more than 10,000 Pakistanis traveled to a mosque on the outskirts of the small Punjabi town of Rabwah, for the sole purpose of denouncing followers of the minority sect based here as "infidels and enemies of the state".

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Hoyer predicts Dems take House, says it's not time for impeachment

A top House Democratic leader predicted Wednesday his party would regain control of the US House of Representatives in the midterm elections, but said now is not the time for members of his party to push impeachment.