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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a plan geared toward converting 800 apartments used to house the homeless into affordable housing.

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Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

Volvo is putting cameras in vehicles to see people interact with driver-assistance features and will use the data in designing fully autonomous cars.

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Theresa May Quiets the Critics — in Her Own Party

The British prime minister had to calm waters roiled by her own cabinet members, who seemed to undercut a hard-won agreement on Friday to keep Brexit talks alive.

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Wife of disgraced Mexican governor taking 'refuge' in UK: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The wife of a detained former Mexican governor is living in Britain and has demanded back artwork, golf clubs and crystal that were seized by the government, according to a letter obtained by news site Animal Politico.

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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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Breast reconstruction after cancer less common at cash-strapped hospitals

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

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Leading French conservative quits party after right winger wins leadership

PARIS (Reuters) - Right-wing heavyweight Xavier Bertrand quit France's main conservative party, The Republicans, on Monday, highlighting the challenges its new chief will face in trying to keep the party together.

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BRIEF-Edgewater Wireless Announces Fully Committed Non-Brokered Private Placement

* EDGEWATER WIRELESS ANNOUNCES FULLY COMMITTED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Laurentian Bank Of Canada says on Dec 5, disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

* Laurentian Bank Of Canada - On Dec 5, co disclosed issues arising from a review of mortgages that it had sold to a third party purchaser

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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's Rahul Gandhi appointed president of Congress party

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main opposition party Congress on Monday appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country's most fabled political dynasty, as its president, the party announced.

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Nikkei rises to close at 25-year high, construction companies fall

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks hit a fresh 25-year high on Monday in choppy trade as gains in financial shares and large cap stocks offset falls in real estate and construction companies, with Obayashi Corp diving more than 7 percent.

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China starts formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's prosecutor began on Monday formal legal proceedings against disgraced senior politician Sun Zhengcai, once considered a contender for top leadership, who has been accused of corruption and other crimes.

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In San Diego, Lessons on Rebuilding From a Neighborhood Once Ravaged by Fire

Residents of Scripps Ranch never thought their suburban neighborhood could be destroyed by a wildfire, until it was.

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Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces

The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

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Britain's Labour Party looks to move some BoE functions away from London

(Reuters) - Britain's Labour Party is considering moving some of Bank of England's functions to Birmingham, from its current home in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, according to an interim report on the British financial system released on Sunday.

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Vote in 2 Days, Alabama Senator Says Party Can ‘Do Better’ Than Roy Moore

Senator Richard C. Shelby, a fixture of Republican politics in Alabama for a generation, sent a clear message to his state’s voters with an appearance on national television.

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Shelby: The Republican party can do better

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) says that in light of the allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, "the Republican party can do better."

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‘S.N.L.,’ Santa and James Franco Relentlessly Tackle Sexual Harassment

This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”

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Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Liberal Party will launch formal negotiations to join the right-wing cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, it said on Saturday, although the government would still be ruling in a minority even if the small centrist group is included.

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Israeli strikes kill two Gaza gunmen, anti-Trump protests less intense

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed two Palestinian gunmen on Saturday after rockets were fired from the enclave, in violence that erupted over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Honduras opposition party asks for disputed election to be annulled

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' opposition Liberal Party on Friday presented a formal request to annul the results of the still-unresolved presidential election, deepening a political crisis that has roiled the poor, violent Central American nation.

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Terrorist Groups Vow Bloodshed over Jerusalem Decision. ISIS? Less So.

From Mali to Afghanistan, jihadists promised to retaliate over the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But ISIS took aim, instead, at them.

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Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party

The White House pared down its invite list for the annual Hanukkah celebration. Democrats and Jewish groups critical of the president were not included.

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BRIEF-Party City Announces Secondary Offering Of 10 mln Shares By Selling Stockholders

* PARTY CITY ANNOUNCES SECONDARY OFFERING OF 10,000,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS AND REPURCHASE OF COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Polish ruling party replaces PM ahead of elections

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling conservatives named Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the country's new prime minister on Thursday as they gear up for a series of elections in the coming years.

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Cillizza: Franken's totally unapologetic resignation

Two things were clear after Al Franken finished his speech on the Senate floor just after noon on Thursday:

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In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment

Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.

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Moldova ruling party chief says framed by Russia in bogus cases

KIEV/CHISINAU (Reuters) - The powerful head of Moldova's ruling party Vlad Plahotniuc on Thursday accused Russian authorities of harassing him and other officials with dozens of bogus legal cases, ratcheting up a long-running diplomatic row between the two countries.

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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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Read Al Franken's speech

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday. Read Franken's full remarks:

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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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Al Franken’s Rise and Fall

Once a star of “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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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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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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Hungary's Jobbik party says fine risks making it insolvent ahead of 2018 vote

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's main opposition party would be unable to compete at an election next April if state auditors impose a heavy fine in a campaign finance case, a vice chairman for the nationalist Jobbik party told Reuters 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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Malawi hit by blackout as falling dam levels drain hydropower

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Many parts of Malawi remained without electricity on Thursday after water levels at the country's two main dams sunk to critical levels and affected hydro power plants, the power utility said on Thursday.

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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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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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As flames roar nearby, museum says it won't move priceless art collection

The J. Paul Getty Center's extensive art collection will stay put even as wildfires blaze not far from the famed Los Angeles museum, according to Ron Hartwig, vice president of communications at the Getty Trust.

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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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Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its rally on Wednesday, breaking above $13,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin zooms above $13,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,200 pct (Updates price, adds analyst's comments)

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Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say

Lawyers for the Trump administration have concluded that the warrantless surveillance program can keep operating into April, even if the law authorizing it expires on New Year’s Eve.

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Franken's future in Senate uncertain amid calls for resignation

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

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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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GLOBAL MARKETS-Yields fall, stocks choppy as risk appetite wanes

* U.S, German bond yields fall as investors move to safe assets

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as Hudson's Bay sinks, energy stocks weigh

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned higher on Wednesday as banks and industrial stocks rose, offsetting a slump in department store operator Hudson's Bay Co after it reported a deeper-than-expected loss. Energy stocks fell with lower oil prices.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as Hudson's Bay shares slump

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell in early trade on Wednesday, hurt by a tumble in shares of Hudson's Bay Co after the department store operator posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, while financial and energy stocks also weighed.

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'Knightfall,' 'Happy!' ratchet up gore, not quality

Basic cable often wants to prove that it can compete with premium channels. Two new examples, though, "Knightfall" and "Happy!," seem to confuse ratcheting up the ante on violence with delivering what will be perceived as a program worth paying for.

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North Korea boats off Japan spark spy scare; but some suspect just luckless fishermen

TOKYO (Reuters) - An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board - raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.

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

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

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Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply on China demand jitters

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday, tracking a steep drop on the LME as investors wound in profits on concerns China could see a weaker first half of next year. Analysts said besides a rise in copper inventories, the selloff was fuelled by concerns about liquidity tightness in China towards the year-end, amid a government-led deleveraging push, and slowing investment in the country's power sector, a ke

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Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its eye-popping rally on Wednesday, breaking above $12,000 to a record high despite questions about the cryptocurrency's real value and worries about a dangerous bubble.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin surges above $12,000 to record high on relentless demand

* Latest rise take Bitcoin's 2017 gain above 1,100 pct (Adds details, context)

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply, track losses in London

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday, tracking London prices which the session before saw their biggest drop since July, 2015. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded Shanghai Futures Exchange copper contract was down 3.2 percent at 51,350 yuan ($7,758.44) a tonne at 0158 GMT, on course for its biggest one-day fall since November, 2016. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up

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Sen. Jeff Flake writes a check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore with the message, 'Country over Party'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

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Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

(Reuters) - Wall Street treaded water on Tuesday as Microsoft and other technology stocks rebounded and Walt Disney Co fell, while investors assessed how a Republican tax overhaul would impact corporate earnings.

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Republican Party backs Senate candidate Moore: official

(Reuters) - The Republican Party will resume funding the U.S. Senate campaign of Roy Moore after President Donald Trump endorsed the Alabama Republican, who is accused of sexual misconduct against teenage girls.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street wavers as Disney falls and tech rebounds

* Indexes: Dow -0.15 pct, S&P -0.02 pct, Nasdaq +0.33 pct (Updates to afternoon)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Copper falls to two-month low; tech stocks rebound

* Dollar gains for second day on U.S. tax reform hopes (Updates with afternoon trading)

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UPDATE 3-Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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UPDATE 2-Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.

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Dish Network founder steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen steps down to focus on wireless

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Charlie Ergen has stepped down to devote more time to the company's emerging wireless business.

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Republican Party backs embattled Senate candidate Moore: official

(Reuters) - The Republican Party will resume funding the embattled U.S. Senate campaign of Roy Moore after President Donald Trump endorsed the Alabama Republican, who is accused of sexual misconduct against teenage girls.

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Analyst: Republican Party destroying itself

Political commentators Tara Setmayer and Ed Martin clash after Setmayer calls Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore a "child molester." Moore vehemently denies the allegations.

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Nikkei falls hit by tech shares, offsets gains in financials

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Tuesday morning with semiconductor equipment manufacturers' stocks hit by weakness in U.S. tech shares overnight, undercutting gains in financial stocks as banks and brokers.

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FBI agent booted from Mueller probe changed description of Clinton from 'grossly negligent' to 'extremely careless'

A former top counterintelligence expert at the FBI, now at the center of a political uproar for exchanging private messages that appeared to mock President Donald Trump, changed a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey's description of how former secretary of state Hillary Clinton handled classified information, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

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Homeless man rescues 2 children from a burning building

A homeless man walking in an eastside Las Vegas neighborhood didn't hesitate to act when he saw plumes of smoke coming from an apartment building.

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in November by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to its lowest since May, a Reuters survey found, pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports, strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declines.

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Saleh party sources say Yemeni ex-president killed in Sanaa fighting: al-Arabiya TV

SANAA (Reuters) - Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in fighting with the Iran-aligned Houthi militia raging in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Monday, quoting sources in Saleh's party.

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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.

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South Africa's rand weaker as ruling party's succession race gathers steam, stocks firmer

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened early on Monday as the leadership race for the new leader of the ruling African National Congress gathered momentum, with the largest voting bloc expected to signal its preferred candidate this week.

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Nikkei falls after weakness in large cap stocks, tech shares weigh

TOKYO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday with weakness in large-cap stocks such as Fanuc and SoftBank taking a toll, while tech shares also lost ground, offsetting gains in retail stocks which rose on strong monthly sales.

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Roche's Foundation Medicine wins FDA blessing for new cancer test

ZURICH, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Roche on Monday said its Foundation Medicine unit won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a test to help doctors understand the genetic profile of patients' tumours and guide them to effective therapies.

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Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Asian shares listless

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures rallied as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.

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Rio Tinto says Simon Thompson to succeed Jan du Plessis as chairman

(Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd said on Monday it appointed Simon Thompson as its next chairman, succeeding Jan du Plessis, who will step down after serving almost nine years as chair.

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Republican Party, Michael Flynn, North Korea: Your Weekend Briefing

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

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The GOP's rush to tax cuts was brainless

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Flynn's downfall means there is now no way for the President to cry 'witch hunt'

Michael Flynn's downfall Friday exacerbated grave legal and political risks that represent the most serious threat to any administration for at least 40 years, and could eventually imperil the Trump presidency itself.

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Wall Street falls on Russia probe, but tax hopes soften blow

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday after an ABC News report that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser was prepared to testify that before taking office Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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UPDATE 1-General Motors, Ford report fall in Canada auto sales

Dec 1 (Reuters) - General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a drop in Canadian auto sales for November.

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GM Canada auto sales fall 17.2 pct in November

Dec 1 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday its total vehicle sales in Canada fell 17.2 percent in November from a year earlier.

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Cop adopts homeless addict's newborn

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Ties: A Sister’s Nurturing, in Countless Home Haircuts

As she trimmed my hair I’d relish her stories about moving to New York in 1960 as a “career girl” instead of marrying young down South.

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Merkel, SPD leader agreed to start talks to solve political impasse: party source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer and SPD leader Martin Schulz agreed during a meeting late on Thursday to enter talks to find a way out of the political impasse, a party official said on Friday.

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China's carbon intensity falls four percent in first three quarters: official

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's carbon intensity - the level of carbon emissions per unit of economic growth - fell about 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, putting the country on track to meet its five-year targets, a senior official said.

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China's carbon intensity falls 4 percent in first three quarters: official

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's carbon intensity - the level of carbon emissions per unit of economic growth - fell about 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, putting the country on track to meet its five-year targets, a senior official said.

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Opinion: Strongmen are riding high -- and headed for a fall

Warning: This story contains an image some may find offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

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Tapper: Trump recklessly pushed out extremist group videos

CNN's Jake Tapper comments on the anti-Muslim videos that President Trump retweeted.

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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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Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

The latest landmark — Dow 24,000 — reflects optimism about rising profits and lower taxes, and a seeming imperviousness to unsettling news.

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UK doctors test less invasive prenatal screening for Down syndrome

(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women may get accurate screening results for Down syndrome – also known as trisomy 21 - and two rarer chromosomal disorders with a finger-prick blood test that reduces the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures, a UK study suggests.

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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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Bitcoin loses over a fifth of its value in less than 24 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid to as low as $9,000 on Thursday, having lost more than a fifth of its value since hitting an all-time high of $11,395 on Wednesday. <BTC=BTSP>.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks gain; TD falls on earnings miss

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose early on Thursday, boosted by gains among energy stocks as oil prices rose, while Lundin Mining Corp sank on a lowered outlook and Toronto-Dominion Bank fell after its earnings missed expectations.

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Sears narrows loss, sales fall for 24th quarter

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp cut its third quarter loss by almost $200 million compared to a year ago, the company said on Thursday, benefiting from lower costs of operations as it shut scores of its Kmart and Sears outlets.

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UPDATE 2-Sears narrows loss, sales fall for 24th quarter

* Sales still falling (Adds details about 'going concern' doubts, debt and pension liabilities, share move)

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Sears comp sales continue to fall, loss in line with forecast

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp continued its streak of declining sales in the third quarter, reporting a double-digit drop in comparable sales at its Sears and Kmart chains.

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Fallon riffs: Lauer at bar with Charlie Rose

Late night comedians took shots at Matt Lauer over the news that NBC has fired him after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime

The 1988 death of Scott Johnson, an American mathematician, was initially ruled a suicide. But it later emerged that gangs had been pushing gay men to their deaths.

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Fallon, Colbert and rest of late night mock Lauer

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Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Thursday, weighed down by a plunge in high-flying technology shares, a move that some see as a healthy correction after a strong rally but others believe may herald the peak of a "super cycle" that has been boosting the sector.

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Lauer, O’Reilly and Rose: The Fall of Male Media Stars

Is this the long-awaited reckoning that the corporate news media needs? Our media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, explains.

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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.

Mental Health and Disorders nytimes.com

Trauma May Have Fallout Over Generations

The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders, a new study concludes.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling rises on Brexit bets; stocks, oil fall

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The British pound touched a two-month high versus the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as Britain and the European Union moved closer to a Brexit deal, while a tech-sector selloff weighed on Wall Street and on stocks globally.

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Britain criticizes Trump retweeting anti-Muslim videos from far-right party

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he retweeted anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right British fringe party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman.

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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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Britain criticizes Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from far-right party

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he retweeted anti-Islam videos originally posted by a leader of a far-right British fringe party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman.

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

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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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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as CN Rail falls; RBC up as earnings beat

TORONTO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Wednesday as Canadian National Railway Co fell sharply to hit its lowest level since March, while financials ticked higher as Royal Bank of Canada's earnings beat expectations.

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Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from far-right British party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted anti-Muslim videos on Twitter that had originally been posted by a leader of a far-right British party.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

G.M. Unveils Its Driverless Cars, Aiming to Lead the Pack

Previously reluctant to show the autonomous vehicles it is developing, General Motors now wants to signal its progress in getting them to market.

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Logos rebranded to use less ink

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Mexico ruling party hopeful attacks rival's 'hunger for power'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A newly unveiled presidential contender for Mexico's ruling party attacked his main leftist rival on Tuesday, accusing him of being obsessed by power, afraid of debate and unable to tackle corruption when he held public office.

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College Football Playoff Rankings: Alabama Falls Out of Top 4

The Crimson Tide’s chances of making the national semifinals for the fourth straight year were dealt a blow following a loss to Auburn on Saturday.

Fallon, Jimmy nytimes.com

A Sharp Decline for Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latest ratings show that viewers are tuning out NBC’s fun-and-games approach and flocking to the politically engaged Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

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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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It's a crucial day on Capitol Hill as GOP senators continue to voice concerns over their party's tax plan

Evening meetings. Late night calls. An all out push behind the scenes from several officials atop President Donald Trump's administration.

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UPDATE 6-Oil falls on doubts over OPEC, pipeline restart

* OPEC meeting outcome "more uncertain than usual" - Goldman Sachs

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Rare pink diamond falls short of world record price in Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A large oval-shaped diamond known as the "Pink Promise" was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, just short of shattering a world auction record.

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Republican Party, Donald Trump, Prince Harry: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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UPDATE 4-Oil falls on doubts over OPEC, pipeline restart

* OPEC meeting outcome "more uncertain than usual" - Goldman Sachs

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Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

Wiley, Kehinde nytimes.com

Kehinde Wiley on Painting the Powerless. And a President.

The painter of Barack Obama’s National Gallery portrait talks about representing young black men — and the man who was once the most powerful in the world.

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UPDATE 3-Oil prices fall on pipeline restart, uncertainty over OPEC output cuts

* Market should wait for OPEC meet for cut details -Saudi minister

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices fall on pipeline restart, uncertainty over OPEC output cuts

* Market should wait for OPEC meet for cut details -Saudi minister

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As Sponsors Shy Away, FIFA Faces World Cup Shortfall

FIFA’s battered reputation is affecting its sponsorship program for next year’s World Cup. Several high-value slots remain empty with only six months to go.

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Oil prices fall on pipeline restart, uncertainty over OPEC output cuts

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped in Asian trade on Tuesday amid uncertainty over a possible extension of output cuts by major crude producers and expectations of higher supply as the Keystone pipeline restarts.

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UPDATE 1-Oil prices fall on pipeline restart, uncertainty over OPEC output cuts

* Keystone pipeline to restart Tuesday, but at reduced pressure (Adds comments, charts, updates prices)

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Mexico finance minister resigns to seek presidency for ruling party

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister resigned on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination of the ruling party, anticipating a major break with tradition as it seeks outside help to clean up its tarnished image and stay in office for another six years.

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Asian shares fall from decade peak as China falters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares stepped back from decade highs on Tuesday as Chinese stocks stumbled for a second straight session, while the U.S. dollar trod water ahead of a crucial Senate vote on tax reform.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares fall from decade peak as China falters

* Chinese market extend losses after heavy sell-off on Monday

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Oil prices fall on uncertainty over OPEC output cuts, pipeline restart

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped in early Asian trade on Tuesday amid uncertainty over a possible extension of output cuts by major crude producers and expectations of higher supply as the Keystone pipeline restarts.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks fall on pension reform jitters

(Adds final prices, Mexico, Chile) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks fell on Monday as traders feared the government might have to weaken pension legislation further to ensure its approval in Congress. President Michel Temer's administration agreed last week to soften its controversial plan to streamline the social security system after facing strong opposition from lawmakers. That proposal would generate fiscal savings of about 60 percent of the

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BRIEF-‍Grace Licenses Unipol PP Process Technology To Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical In China​

* ‍GRACE LICENSES UNIPOL® PP PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO SINOCHEM QUANZHOU PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD. IN CHINA​

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U.S. oil falls on Keystone restart, doubts about Russia's resolve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, easing from two-year highs on prospects of higher supply from a planned restart of the Keystone crude pipeline and uncertainty about Russia's resolve to join in extending output cuts ahead of this week's OPEC meeting.

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BRIEF-Grace A. Huebscher Elected To Freddie Mac Board Of Directors

* GRACE A. HUEBSCHER ELECTED TO FREDDIE MAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ridership falls on New York City's slow buses: comptroller

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's bus system has deteriorated over the last decade, losing 100 million passenger trips since 2008 on buses that are the slowest in any large U.S. city, according to a Monday report by city comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Oil prices fall on higher U.S. supply, doubts about Russia's resolve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell 1 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude easing from two-year highs on prospects of higher supply, and uncertainty about Russia's resolve to join in extending output cuts ahead of this week's OPEC meeting.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh; Shopify jumps

TORONTO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday, with its heavyweight energy companies falling as U.S. crude prices came off two-year highs, while ecommerce company Shopify Inc gained as the holiday shopping season kicked off.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks pull back with oil

TORONTO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Monday, with heavyweight energy stocks weighing as U.S. crude oil prices came off two-year highs.

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Nikkei falls as higher yen, China market woes knock sentiment; Nintendo soars

TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday in choppy trade after a slightly stronger yen sapped investors' risk appetite, sending stocks such as chip-related firms lower.

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Nikkei falls in choppy trade, chip-related stocks underperform

TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Monday morning in choppy trade after a slightly stronger yen sapped investors' risk appetite, sending stocks such as chip-related firms lower.

Sherry (Wine) nytimes.com

Wine School: Your Next Lesson: Amontillado

Beyond the mystique surrounding fortified wines, this sherry can be wonderfully complex and satisfying, and surprisingly good with many savory foods.

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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

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Thousands of Romanians rally against ruling party's judicial overhaul

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Romanians rallied in the capital Bucharest and dozens of other cities on Sunday, protesting against a widely criticized plan by the ruling Social Democrats to overhaul the judiciary.

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Ireland will block Brexit talks unless border issue agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's EU commissioner said Dublin would "continue to play tough" over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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Special Report: 'Treacherous shenanigans' - The inside story of Mugabe's downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Why Trump Stands by Roy Moore, Even as It Fractures His Party

Senator Mitch McConnell and his allies have been infuriated as President Trump has reacted with indifference to a series of ideas they have floated to try to block Mr. Moore.

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Argentina faces 'hope and hopelessness' in submarine search

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - No sign of the Argentine submarine lost in the South Atlantic since Nov. 15 has been found despite a massive international search effort, while families of the 44 crew members face the increasing likelihood that their loved ones will never return.

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Support for Irish PM's party falls as snap election nears

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Support for Ireland's governing Fine Gael party fell in a poll on Saturday as a political crisis that has left the country three days away from the calling of a snap election showed no sign of being resolved.

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Hugh Jackman on 'Logan': 'It's time to leave the party'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it's time to leave the party," Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year's gritty action hit "Logan."

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New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

(Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity.

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Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

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

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Diabetics with related eye damage have increased falling risk

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes and related eye damage known as retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests.

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Danish pork exports to China fall after spike in local supply

COPENHAGEN, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The world's largest pork exporter Danish Crown said on Friday its sales to China had fell in the year 2016/2017 after a temporary spike in Chinese supplies prompted by the forced closure of some farms due to tighter environmental rules.

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Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's minority government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain's plans to leave the European Union.

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Irish government looks set to fall over policing scandal

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government looked set to collapse on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister in violation of a three-year support agreement.

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Couple raises thousands for homeless veteran to thank him

When Kate McClure first met Johnny Bobbit Jr., he was homeless. He spent this Thanksgiving resting in a hotel, his feet up on the bed, drawing up a grand plan for his new life -- thanks to several thousand dollars she raised to repay him for a good deed.

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Mexican ruling party to pick presidential candidate on February 18

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Thursday registration for PRI contenders in the July 2018 presidential election will begin on Dec. 3, and that a national convention would pick the candidate on Feb. 18.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as resource share gains offset by bank falls

* Energy group gains 0.3 percent, materials sector up 0.5 percent

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends flat as resource stock gains offset by financials fall

TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended flat on Thursday, boosted by gains for energy and mining stocks but weighed by losses among its financial issuers.

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Party backing Irish government calls for deputy prime minister to resign

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The party propping up the Irish government called on Thursday for the deputy prime minister to resign over her handling of a legal case involving a police whistleblower, a move that raises questions about the future of the government.

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Fair elections in Poland at risk from ruling party bill, opposition says

WARSAW (Reuters) - A bill sponsored by Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will undermine the fairness of elections, opposition deputies said in parliament on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Zimbabwe bourse loses $6 billion, index falls 40 percent after military takeover

HARARE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's stock market has shed $6 billion while its main index has slumped 40 percent since last Wednesday when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe, stock exchange data showed on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe bourse loses $6 billion, index falls 40 percent after military takeover

HARARE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's stock market has shed $6 billion while its main index has slumped 40 percent since last Wednesday when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe, data from the local exchange showed on Thursday.

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METALS-China doubts push copper towards first fall in five days

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates throughout, moves dateline from Beijing)

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father’s Lesson

Who are today’s role models on acting like gentlemen?

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Canada's peas acreage set to fall as top buyer India imposes tariff

WINNIPEG/MUMBAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - India's decision to impose a steep tariff on pea imports could jeopardize $1 billion worth of pulse trading with Canada, which may cause farmers there to trim their pea acreage by nearly one-third.

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U.S. oil prices near 2-year high on pipeline shutdown, falling inventories

* Record US crude output counters OPEC efforts to tighten markets

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'Relentless' search for missing sailors

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on a U.S. Navy plane crash near Japan.

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Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?

Six weeks after the first stories broke alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein engaged in a decadeslong pattern of sexual harassment (he denies it), the list of men accused of similar acts keeps getting longer. Some offer denials, but others offer more nuanced "explanations":

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Opinion: The Fall of Africa’s Most Hated First Lady

African presidential wives are expected to unify their nations and respect their elders. “Gucci Grace” Mugabe did neither.

Shore, Stephen nytimes.com

Art Review: Stephen Shore’s MoMA Survey Shows a Restless Reformer as a Master of Photography

The Museum of Modern Art offers a commanding retrospective of five decades of Stephen Shore’s groundbreaking work.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Robert Mugabe’s Rise and Fall

Mr. Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after nearly four decades in power. Will he be remembered as a tyrant, or as a hero?

Rose, Charlie nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Says Charlie Rose Should ‘Put on His Pants and Leave’

As sexual assault allegations continue to pour in against famous men, the late-night hosts have begun to address them with regularity.

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RPT-COLUMN-One more sterling risk that may be less than first thought: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Given the disarray the British government finds itself in right now, there's not an insignificant chance of the country enduring another general election next year and left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming an unlikely prime minister.

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Israel's Cellcom Q3 profit, revenue fall

TEL AVIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Cellcom , Israel's largest mobile operator, reported a 3 percent drop in third quarter net profit, weighed down by lower revenue and higher taxes.

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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.