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Analysis: A whole lot more people hate the GOP tax plan than love it

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Midterm elections -- like the one coming up in 2018 -- are all about turning out base voters. Why? History tells us that only the most stalwart partisans turn out when the presidential race isn't on the ballot. So if your side wants to pick up House and Senate seats in a non-presidential election, you need to find ways to excite its most committed members. [Source]

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UPDATE 3-France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

PARIS, Dec 11 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming.

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Treasury Defends Tax Plan in One-Page Analysis

A long-awaited document says the $1.5 trillion plan will pay for itself, assuming robust economic growth from a host of policies yet to be enacted.

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Analysis: Trump's #MeToo moment is here

On Monday morning, a trio of women -- Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds -- went on Megyn Kelly's NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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France awards climate grants to U.S.-based scientists on summit eve

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several U.S.-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming.

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Obama tells Alabama voters to reject Moore

Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump's full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate.

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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.

Iceland nytimes.com

Community and History in Iceland’s Geothermal Pools

Iceland has more than 100 public pools, most of which are heated by the country’s abundant geothermal energy.

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

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

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Baseball: Ohtani introduced by Angels amid high expectations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shohei Ohtani said he had felt "something click" with the Los Angeles Angels as his reason for joining the team when being introduced at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday.

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On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.

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

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

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On Baseball: Tommy John Would Love a Plaque to Accompany All of His Fame

Best known for the elbow surgery that is named after him, John now awaits the results of a vote on Sunday that could get him in the door at Cooperstown.

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Baseball: Family atmosphere helped lure Ohtani to Angels - GM

(Reuters) - A family-like atmosphere helped the Los Angeles Angels win the frenzied battle to sign Japanese ace Shohei Ohtani, the team's general manager Billy Eppler said on Friday.

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Trump urges Alabama voters to back Roy Moore

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday voiced support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, during a rally that foreshadowed themes for next year’s midterm elections.

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Alabama voters struggle with whether to support Moore

Roy Moore is forcing Alabama Republicans to ask themselves some tough questions.

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Rebels kill 15 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

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Baseball: Japan's Ohtani to sign with Los Angeles Angels

(Reuters) - Coveted Japanese pitching and hitting star Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent has told the Major League Baseball team.

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Trump Speaks Tonight in Florida, but Alabama Voters Will Be Listening

President Trump is holding a campaign-style rally in the Florida Panhandle Friday night. But his real audience is likely to be in neighboring Alabama.

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Analysis: Is Trump's base fraying?

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump famously described his core supporters as impervious to outside influence -- even when it when it came to his own troubling or divisive behavior.

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

News Analysis: How Russia Cheats

Russia’s election meddling and its Olympic doping are at the heart of President Putin’s effort to recapture his country’s past.

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Rebels kill 14 peacekeepers in Congo in worst attack on U.N. in recent history

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in Congo and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday the attack that targeted troops from Tanzania was the worst in recent history.

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Deutsche Bank can cope with Basel III outcome: CFO in paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is able to cope with the stricter capital rules on banks that were agreed this week, its finance chief told a German paper.

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History's biggest bubbles: They never end well

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Hungary's Jobbik asks voters to help pay 'court-martial' fine

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's main opposition Jobbik party has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money for a state audit authority fine that it said could cripple it in the run-up to 2018 elections.

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Avocados: History of an unlikely health food craze

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

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BRIEF-Ardagh Announces Closing Of $850 Mln Asset-Based Credit Facility

* ARDAGH ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF US$850 MILLION ASSET-BASED CREDIT FACILITY

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Analysis: Rep. Trent Franks' absolutely bizarre resignation letter

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that is is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers.

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News Analysis: Did Trump Kill Off a Two-State Solution? He Says No, Palestinians Say Yes

The chief Palestinian negotiator said Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital means a radical P.L.O. shift — to a push for a single state, with equal civil rights.

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Analysis: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 billion of inflows, largest since June: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors'...

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

(Adds quotes from senior research analyst) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets. Risk appetite was also reflected in high-quality bonds. U.S.-based investment-grade corporate bond funds attracted $622 million of inflows in the week ended We

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Tyson Foods raises stake in plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, said on Thursday it slightly raised its stake in plant-based protein maker Beyond Meat as it looks to tap growing demand for alternative sources of protein.

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $14.6 bln of inflows, largest since June -Lipper

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S.-based stock ETFs attracted $14.6 billion of inflows in the week ended Wednesday, their 10th consecutive week of inflows and the largest since June, illustrating investors' appetite for low-cost exposure to record-high stock markets.

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Analysis: WH says the election ended debate on Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

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Analysis: A whole lot more people hate the GOP tax plan than love it

Midterm elections -- like the one coming up in 2018 -- are all about turning out base voters. Why? History tells us that only the most stalwart partisans turn out when the presidential race isn't on the ballot. So if your side wants to pick up House and Senate seats in a non-presidential election, you need to find ways to excite its most committed members.

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Art Review: Art Basel Miami Beach, Post-Irma, Is Still Swinging

Among the finds, Brazilian galleries. At the top of their game: Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems and Ugo Rondinone.

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Analysis: Senate landscape shifts again with his resignation

As the calendar nears 2018, the battle for control of the Senate is shifting in all sorts of unexpected ways -- changes driven primarily by bad behavior but also a national political environment heavily colored by President Donald Trump's widespread unpopularity.

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India's Modi fights to protect home base in election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the final phase of campaigning on Thursday to retain power in his home state and stave off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

The San Francisco start-up has been at the center of the virtual currency boom. But like any young company, it is experiencing growing pains.

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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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Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception

(Reuters Health) - Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk for most women is relatively low, a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark has concluded.

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Analysis: What happened in the Senate is about a lot more than Franken

There is no old boys club that is older or clubbier than the United States Senate.

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Analysis: Steve Bannon, troll-in-chief

Steve Bannon left the White House in late August, about seven months after President Donald Trump arrived. But even at a distance from power, his words remain a constant source of frustration and angst for Democrats and, perhaps more often, Republicans.

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Analysis: For Palestinians, Trump's move ends the peace process

At the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a joint appearance before the world's media.

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Trump voters are OK with 'trickle down' tax plan

Trump voters in Michigan and Kentucky talk to CNN's Poppy Harlow about the Republican tax plan. While some are a bit skeptical, most enthusiastically support the policy that is largely targeted at corporate cuts.

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‘The Crown’: A Look Back at Season 1 and the History Behind It

Here’s an episode-by-episode summary of Season 1 of “The Crown,” and a survey of how some of the historical events were covered in The New York Times.

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Analysis: Something very weird is going on with Trump's Twitter feed right now

President Donald Trump is -- almost -- nowhere on Twitter right now.

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Hugh Jackman on turning down Bond role

Hugh Jackman apparently was neither shaken nor stirred by the possibility of playing James Bond.

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Analysis: The GOP civil war, summed up in 1 picture

On Tuesday, a group of senators traveled to the White House to have lunch with President Donald Trump. In a classic Trumpian power move, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been one of the most outspoken Republican critics of Trump, was seated directly next to the President.

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Analysis: If Trump is in legal peril, it's the obstruction of justice charge that matters

How much legal peril is President Donald Trump actually in? That's the $1 million question as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion between the foreign power and Trump's presidential team. Trump lawyer John Dowd threw a grenade into that thicket of legal issues earlier this week when he asserted that the President simply cannot obstruct justice.

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Amazon launches subscription-based Prime service in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched its subscription-based Prime service in Singapore that provides access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming, intensifying competition with incumbent rival Alibaba-backed Lazada in Southeast Asia.

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Analysis: What is Jeff Flake up to?

Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a picture Tuesday afternoon that is the most visible sign yet that his break from the Trump-led Republican Party may not only be permanent but also could lead to a national bid for the Arizona Republican down the line:

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The New ‘60 Minutes’ Book Has a Troubled History

Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer, took over the project after the original author asked about women in the “60 Minutes” workplace.

Jerusalem (Israel) nytimes.com

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern: Here’s the History

The city has long been contested by Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as by external powers, and its future remains far from clear.

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Analysis: The GOP rationalization of Moore is now complete

Over the last 48 hours, the Republican Party has come to grips with a stark reality: Roy Moore may well win the Alabama special election next Tuesday.

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Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to erase over 100 years of history

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BRIEF-Taseko Mines files short form base shelf prospectus with U.S. SEC of up to $500 mln

* FILES SHORT FORM BASE SHELF PROSPECTUS WITH U.S. SEC OF UP TO $500 MILLION - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AtcgD9] Further company coverage:

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METALS-Base metals slip on profit-taking, shrug off positive China data

(Recasts, updates prices) By James Regan SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Base metals slipped into negative territory on Tuesday despite positive Chinese services data, as investors locked in profits on recent gains in nickel and copper. Earlier in the day, UBS raised its forecast for electric vehicles, which eventually led to an upgrade in the 2020-2021 nickel outlook. However, the brokerage warned that a vast inventory pile of metal and ore means it will be difficult to see nickel prices

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Analysis: The simple reason Donald Trump endorsed Roy Moore

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump removed any doubt: He's 100% behind Roy Moore's Senate campaign.

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Analysis: Very scary number for GOP in 2018

One of the best ways to gauge the relative health of a political party's brand is to see how willing people are to say they identify with the party. Which is why new Gallup poll numbers on party identification should worry Republicans heading into an election year.

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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.

Stars and Galaxies nytimes.com

Turning Points: The Cosmos Is Calling. What Do We Say?

If we find alien life on another planet, can we survive long enough to meet it?

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Toobin: History shows president not above law

President Nixon said years ago that a president could not be charged with obstruction of justice. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why that may not be true.

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Analysis: GOP turnaround on Roy Moore was totally predictable

The path to the Republican Party's acceptance of Roy Moore was paved by one thing: Cold, hard political calculus. And math. So, two things.

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Analysis: Above the law? Trump is the law, attorney says

The President is the law, according to Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd.

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Analysis: Trump's Monday morning encapsulates his presidency

President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments.

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Canada's Aurora Cannabis boosts stake in Australia-based Cann Group

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

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

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

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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

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Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received an unexpected boost from an opinion poll on Monday that showed voters want their leaders to govern for their full terms rather than the revolving door that has marked Australian politics.

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McConnell on Moore: Let voters decide

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to change his tone on Roy Moore, saying he would "let the people of Alabama decide" on whether or not he should be in the Senate.

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Analysis: Why Trump keeps telling us he's not worried about Flynn

President Donald Trump wants you to know one thing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the 2016 campaign: He's not worried about it. Not at all. Zero percent. Nada. Zilch.

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McConnell Says He’ll Let Alabama Voters ‘Make the Call’ on Roy Moore

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, had argued for weeks that Roy S. Moore, the Republican Alabama Senate candidate, should leave the race.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: Wrenched From Scandal to Success, Trump Looks Ahead, and Over His Shoulder

Even in a whirlwind presidency, it was a dizzying span of hours: One of the president’s closest former aides pleaded guilty, shortly before the Senate voted to cut taxes.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

What led the Yankees to Boone? Those who know him say: his baseball lineage, attention to detail, curiosity about all aspects of the game and ability to relate to people.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Two Colleges Bound by History Are Roiled by the Me-Too Moment

Spelman and Morehouse, the historically black colleges in Atlanta, are among a number of schools nationwide fielding complaints about sexual misconduct.

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Analysis: GOP just bet the 2018 election on an unpopular tax plan

While you were sleeping, Senate Republicans passed President Donald Trump's tax plan. And, in so doing, they gambled the entire 2018 election on it.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’: Myanmar Erases a History

Evidence of the Rohingya Muslims’ history in Myanmar is being systematically eradicated. One prominent Rohingya asks, “How can they pretend we are nothing?”

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Republicans Near a Big Win — but Will It Lift Them Politically?

Senate passage of a trillion-dollar tax cut will be a much-needed Republican victory, but it remains to be seen whether it lifts them out of their political ditch.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Debt Concerns, Once a Core Republican Tenet, Take a Back Seat to Tax Cuts

The party, which criticized the growth of the federal debt under President Barack Obama, has rallied behind a tax cut that would send it to new heights.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: John Adams Mines Gold Rush History for His New Opera

In “Girls of the Golden West,” a collaboration with Peter Sellars at San Francisco Opera, the music is haunting but the drama is stilted.

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

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

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BRIEF-Sonoco Estimates 2018 Base EPS To Be In Range Of $3.00 TO $3.10

* SONOCO ISSUES 2018 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AND TARGETS STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

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Analysis: Of course Trump will (basically) campaign for Roy Moore

Less than a week after making clear that he would not go to Alabama to campaign for embattled Senate nominee Roy Moore, President Donald Trump is doing the next best thing: He's going to Pensacola, Florida, to hold a campaign event next Friday -- just four days before the December 12 special election.

World Cup 2018 (Soccer) nytimes.com

World Cup 2018 Draw: Live Updates and Analysis

FIFA will place the 32 qualified teams for next summer’s World Cup into their first-round groups on Friday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

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Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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Analysis: A taxing dilemma for Senate Republicans

There are two indisputable facts about the tax cut bill Republicans are trying to finesse through the Senate.

News and News Media nytimes.com

News Analysis: When Our Trusted Storytellers Are Also the Abusers

As a national conversation about harassment moves forward, journalistic gatekeepers are under the glare, raising questions about how their behavior shaped the stories they told.

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Treasury's tax analysis still missing ahead of key Senate vote

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Analysis: Tax reform is why Republicans have not turned on Trump

Washington Republicans have spent long stretches of the past 10 months -- their first with unified control of the federal government in a decade -- alternately contending with and rationalizing President Donald Trump's erratic behavior.

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U.S.-based money market funds post $33 billion inflows, largest of 2017: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors poured $33 billion into U.S.-based money market funds during the week ended Nov. 29, the largest inflows of 2017, Lipper data showed on Thursday, in a sign that...

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Nonpartisan analysis suggests measure would spur economic growth but not enough to cover its cuts

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FDA aims to approve more drugs based on early clinical data

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aiming to approve drugs based on very early data if the drug shows a possible benefit in terms of survival, the head of the agency told lawmakers at a hearing on Thursday.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Russia and Egypt Move Toward Deal on Air Bases

Moscow and Cairo signed a preliminary agreement allowing Russian military aircraft the use of Egyptian air bases, in an apparent snub to Washington.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

News Analysis: She Didn’t Fight Back. She’s Posting Selfies. The (Misguided) Reasons People Doubt Sexual Misconduct Victims.

Some common reasons raised for doubt, like a long delay before speaking out or a hazy recall of timing, are exactly what experts say they would expect to see after a sexual assault.

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Kremlin: U.S. sanctions aimed at turning business elite against Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday it was confident the United States was using sanctions in an attempt to turn Russia's business elite against President Vladimir Putin.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Washington Eyes a Cold War Strategy Against North Korea

A focus on nuclear deterrence would fall short of President Trump’s promises to finally “solve” the problem with North Korea.

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METALS-Base metals sour despite better-than-expected China PMI

MELBOURNE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Base metals sagged on Thursday in line with a retreat in Asian stocks, shrugging off encouraging manufacturing reports from China and Japan as investors locked in profits ahead of year end. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was down 0.3 percent at $6,737 a tonne, as of 0210 GMT. Earlier in the session, it hit $6730.50 a tonne, the weakest since Nov. 17. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper slipped 1.2 percent to 52,530 yuan ($7,9

Blacks nytimes.com

Black Voters Could Sway an Alabama Senate Race Rocked by Scandal

White conservatives face tough decisions in the wake of sex allegations against Roy Moore. But black voters’ attention, and enthusiasm, could be equally important.

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Yellen: Recovery 'increasingly broad based' in both U.S. and worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy has gathered steam this year and will warrant continued interest rate increases amid a strengthened global recovery, outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congressional leaders on Wednesday in her final scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill.

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Unilever sees personal care business returning to higher growth "soon"

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods maker Unilever expects its personal care business to return to growth above 4 percent soon, having slowed down recently.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Matt Lauer’s History at ‘Today’: Two Decades of Highs and Lows

From some awkward interviews to narrating the events of 9/11, Mr. Lauer had spent more than 20 years at “Today” before he was fired this week.

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Uber says 2016 data breach hit 2.7 million UK users, or most of its base

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has informed Britain's data protection regulator that about 2.7 million user accounts - representing the vast majority of people using the ride-hailing service in the country - were affected by a 2016 data breach.

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Analysis: Does Trump's last 48 hours show he's losing control?

In the space of last 48 hours, Donald Trump has:

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

Most past presidents probably wouldn't say anything publicly about the bombshell firing Wednesday morning of NBC's Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior." And, if they did say something, it would be along the lines of "Even the highest profile among us are not and should not be immune from being punished for these sorts of unacceptable behaviors."

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Analysis: The president's return to birtherism

President Donald Trump isn't convinced Barack Obama was born in the United States after all.

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Analysis: This was a hurdle. Trump cleared it

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

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Air Force identifies dozens of failures to relay criminal info to firearms database

The Air Force said Tuesday that it has found "several dozen" instances where records were not properly relayed to the appropriate databases, following a review launched in the wake of revelations that the military criminal history of Texas church shooter Devin Kelley had not been properly relayed by the Air Force to the appropriate databases, which would have prevented Kelley from purchasing a firearm.

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U.S. Air Force failed to report dozens of cases to gun database

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday there were at least several dozen cases of serious crimes involving its personnel which it failed to report to a federal database used by licensed gun dealers to conduct background checks on firearms purchasers.

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Art Review: Louvre Abu Dhabi, an Arabic-Galactic Wonder, Revises Art History

The museum’s style — integrating charismatic objects from all over the map — is sensational. Almost enough to make you forget certain grim realities.

United States Air Force nytimes.com

Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database

A review by the military has found several dozen cases where it failed to report serious criminal convictions to the federal gun background-check databases.

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Analysis: Trump's secret? There is no secret

The US government is set to shut down on December 8 unless Congress can pass a bill -- and President Donald Trump can sign it -- to fund the government beyond that date.

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

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

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BRIEF-Optibase Ltd. Announces Extension Of Loan To South Riverside Building

* OPTIBASE LTD. ANNOUNCES FINANCING OF OFFICE BUILDING IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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Analysis: Scaramucci suggests Sanders' loyalty has to be to Trump, not the truth

Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the 10-day stint as White House communications director -- resurfaced Tuesday morning, sitting for an interview with "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Meghan Markle Is Going to Make History

The actress is to marry Prince Harry in the spring, and all of fashion is already watching. Who will make the wedding gown and what will it mean?

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Analysis: Undisciplined Trump can't keep eye on prize

President Donald Trump can't -- or won't -- keep his eye on the prize.

Great Britain nytimes.com

News Analysis: Prince Harry Casts Aside Ghosts of Royal Marriages Past

Harry, fifth in line to the throne, may never be king. But his mere choice of bride may give Britain a strong shove into the future.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

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Analysis: Nancy Pelosi's catastrophically bad answer on John Conyers

When Nancy Pelosi sat down for an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd on Sunday, she had to know that he was going to ask her about embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers. After all, allegations from a number of former female staffers that the veteran Democrat had sexually harassed them were all over the news.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Urges Voters to Pick Roy Moore Instead of ‘Liberal Jones’

As the Alabama Senate election approaches, the president attacked the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, as a “Schumer/Pelosi puppet.”

Political Prisoners nytimes.com

News Analysis: In China, the Brutality of ‘House Arrest’

A new book provides first-person accounts of rights activists and political dissidents detained in secret prisons under China’s criminal code.

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Analysis: Inside Trump's obsession with being Person of the Year

On Friday night, Donald Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time's "Person of the Year" for 2017 -- except that he didn't really want the honor.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

(Adds analyst quote on ETF vs active mutual fund flows, byline) By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against a backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday. Retail investors, however, yanked money out of U.S.-based stock mutual funds, pulling $3.5 billion during the same period, cont

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U.S.-based stock ETFs attract $9.4 bln of inflows in latest week -Lipper

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors poured $9.4 billion into U.S.-based stock ETFs in the week ended Wednesday, the group's eighth consecutive week of inflows, against the backdrop of record closing highs on major markets, Lipper data showed on Friday.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Steroid Talk and Few Sure Things

Our baseball columnist looks at superstars under chemical clouds. There’s also a trivia quiz.

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BRIEF-Adobe says ‍based analytics data, Black Friday is off to a "strong start"

* Adobe says ‍based on Adobe Analytics Data, Black Friday is off to a "strong start", with $640 million in online spend as of 10 am ET, up 18.4 percent

Movies nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On

The film version of a book often has an unfair advantage. But R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel offers much more than meets the eye.

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Analysis: The 13 most bizarre lines in Trump's Thanksgiving speech

President Donald Trump stopped by a local Coast Guard station in Florida on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. While there, he gave a speech extolling the virtues of the Coast Guard "brand" and talking about how everything is now better thanks to, well, him.

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The government's long history of suing AT&T

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'Wiping out' extremist ideology is my mission: head of Saudi-based Muslim body

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was charged with spreading the strict Wahhabi school of Islam around the world has said those times were over and his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology.

Spacey, Kevin nytimes.com

News Analysis: The Artist Has Been Rebuked. Now What Do We Do With His Art?

Shows and films caught up in harassment scandals have become radioactive, and the culture is wrestling with where to draw the line.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

An American Spy Base Hidden in Australia’s Outback

The trials of six Christian antiwar protesters have put a spotlight on a facility that the United States would rather keep in the shadows.

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BRIEF-Morguard announces filing of final base shelf prospectus

* Morguard Corporation announces filing of final base shelf prospectus

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Trump lays out history in Thanksgiving video

President Trump addresses the nation and retells history in a Thanksgiving Day video message.

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NFL teams are turning to mindfulness

As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.

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Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

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Watch Rose's history of discussing sexual harassment

Charlie Rose has had a long history of discussing sexual harassment on his multiple programs. Now, he has been fired for sexual harassment allegations against him.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

U.K. Finance Minister Seeks to Placate Angry Young Voters

With Brexit looming large, more-affordable housing featured prominently as Philip Hammond presented his budget to Parliament.

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Analysis: Trump's latest tweets crossed a line

Before 6 a.m. ET, Donald Trump had already sent two tweets about the self-proclaimed "big baller" LaVar Ball.

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Analysis: 50 things Trump tweeted about instead of Moore

Mystery solved.

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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.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s drama about the early days of World War II.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-PSE&G gets deadline extension approval for filing distribution base rate case proceeding

* Says New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved deadline extension for filing PSE&G's distribution base rate case proceeding

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Germany, citing own history, urges work to bridge Gulf divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel offered his Qatari counterpart a small piece of the Berlin Wall on Tuesday, saying Germany's post-war history was proof it was possible to overcome deep divisions such as those now plaguing the Gulf region.

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Analysis: LaVar Ball's 39 most amazing lines about Trump

On Monday night, CNN's Chris Cuomo took on a difficult task: Interviewing talker-in-chief LaVar Ball about his son's arrest in China and the role -- or lack thereof -- that President Trump played in the release of LiAngelo Ball as well as two other UCLA basketball players. LaVar Ball -- as is his reputation -- let fly some doozies about Trump and, well, almost everything else too.

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Analysis: Trump's incredible shrinking presidency

In the past 7 days, President Trump has attacked the following people -- and institutions -- on Twitter:

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Analysis: How the computer revolution is deepening our divide

Add the computer and communications revolution to the list of fundamental changes that are widening the political divide between red and blue America.

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Analysis: Welcome to Steve Bannon's controversial candidates' club

In the grand narrative of American politics, there is a lofty -- and often lucrative -- place for the strategists and advisers who guide winning presidential campaigns.

Elephants nytimes.com

After Late Help for Elephants, a Question: Why?

Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.

sportsNews reuters.com

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

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

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Analysis: This President wants you to give thanks every day

President Donald Trump has shown an incessant craving for praise during his first 10 months in office.

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India-based automaker Mahindra wants to sell electric vehicles in U.S.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd , one of India's oldest vehicle manufacturers, is testing autonomous tractors, trucks and cars, while moving closer to bringing electric vehicles to the United States, Chairman Anand Mahindra said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Loblaw says ‍launched a fee-based subscription pilot program

* Says ‍launched a fee-based subscription Pilot Program, PC Insiders; program availability is expected to expand in 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Analysis: Donald Trump and Lavar Ball are perfect for each other

The celebrity beef between Donald Trump and Lavar Ball was the most predictable thing in the world.

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Analysis: Trump is playing zero-dimensional chess (again)

On Sunday night, President Donald Trump attacked Jeff Flake on Twitter.

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L. Scores 2017: Live Week 11 Updates and Analysis

The Vikings keep winning behind career-backup quarterback Case Keenum. Up next: The Patriots and Raiders meet in Mexico City.

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The Senator says she does not believe Roy Moore's denials of sexual abuse and hopes Alabama voters don't elect him

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she does not believe Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's denials of the sexual allegations against him and hopes the state's voters do not send him to Washington.

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Alabama's biggest newspapers urge voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

The three biggest newspapers in Alabama have a message for their readers: "Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore."

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Missing navy sub tried contacting bases

A missing Argentine submarine attempted to contact naval bases via satellite seven times, but communication with the vessel was not established, the nation's defense ministry said.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.

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.

sportsNews reuters.com

Federer expects great things from returning trio

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change nytimes.com

New Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

topNews reuters.com

Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

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Analysis: Why did Trump attack Franken? Simple.

When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.

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Analysis: Can Al Franken survive?

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken's political future is decidedly dicey in the wake of reports that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman named Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO tour of the Middle East.

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EU summit to agree on European social standards to woo voters

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - European Union leaders will proclaim a set of 20 "social rights" on Friday in a bid to make the EU more appealing to voters and counter euroskeptic sentiment across the bloc.

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BRIEF-Excelsior files preliminary base shelf prospectus

* Shelf prospectus will enable co to make offerings of up to $30 million during 25-month period that shelf prospectus​ remains valid Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Analysis: There's a massive moral vacuum in the country

When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.

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U.S.-based junk bond funds post fourth-largest week of outflows on record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped high-yield funds with their largest week of withdrawals since March, Lipper data showed on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Stubhub renews partnership with Major League Baseball

* Stubhub renews partnership with Major League Baseball to continue as the official fan to fan ticket marketplace of mlb.com and MLB clubs

Newman, Eric nytimes.com

Eric Newman, Whose Coins Told of America’s History, Dies at 106

Mr. Newman, a numismatist for nearly a century, was one of the country’s most distinguished authorities on the art and history of coinage and paper money.

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Analysis: Al Franken's absolutely awful apology

Shortly after Leeann Tweeden went public with allegations that Al Franken had groped her during a USO tour through the Middle East in 2006, the Minnesota Democrat released a statement.

Law and Legislation nytimes.com

Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.

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CORRECTED-Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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Telecoms group Iliad posts higher Q3 sales as subscriber base grows

PARIS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - French telecoms group Iliad - in fierce competition with bigger rivals such as Orange and Bouygues - posted higher third quarter revenues as it won more subscribers.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: John Leguizamo Goes for Easy Laughs in ‘Latin History’

Two millenniums of oppression may not seem very funny, but in his latest one-man show, Mr. Leguizamo hones the art of comic revisionism.

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Analysis: Donald Trump's dry-mouthed victory lap

Donald Trump got back from Asia on Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, he was taking a victory lap.

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Analysis: 4 reasons a Sessions write-in campaign might fail

The idea of Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigning his post to run a write-in campaign for his old Alabama Senate seat -- and thereby thwarting the chances of embattled GOP nominee Roy Moore -- is all the rage in Washington right now.

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METALS-Base metals slide as China data hints at slowdown

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with official midday prices)

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Analysis: Sessions tiptoes around questions of basic democratic norms

One day, President Trump calls the US justice system a "laughingstock." The next day he wants it used to investigate his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. He appears to hold unparalleled disregard for the independence of the US justice system.

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Analysis: Run. Elect. Repeat. Really?

It's all the same. There's nothing (and no one) new. Politics. Sports. Entertainment. Once something works, it's expected to keep working in the same or a slightly different place. If people like something once, they'll like it again. The inertia of repetition.

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

On Photography: The History of Photography is a History of Shattered Glass

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, photography’s long engagement with broken windows took on a new, sorrowful meaning.

Bobby Doerr nytimes.com

Bobby Doerr, 99, Hall of Fame Red Sox Second Baseman, Is Dead

An immensely popular player during his 14 seasons with Boston, he had been the oldest living former major leaguer.

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Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.

Basketball (College) nytimes.com

U.C.L.A. Players Returning Home After Trump Asks Xi for Help

The American president had appealed to his Chinese counterpart in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.

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Analysis: Sessions sure looks like he is taking orders from Trump

On November 2, in a radio interview, President Donald Trump said this: "The saddest thing is that because I'm the President of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI."

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METALS-Nickel slides 5 pct as base metals pull back

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates prices)

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Analysis: What his conversations with WikiLeaks prove

On Monday night, the Atlantic's Julia Ioffe reported that Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the President and a senior adviser to his campaign, had exchanged direct messages on Twitter with WikiLeaks during the course of the 2016 race.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his deputy authorizes a new investigation of Hillary Clinton, it would undermine standards that have been in place since Watergate.

Biden, Joseph R Jr nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Biden Hopes Trump’s Presidency Will Be the ‘Exception’ in U.S. History

The former vice president sharply criticized President Trump, but declined to say whether he himself would run for president in 2020.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

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Nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure, based on new guidelines

Tens of millions more Americans now have high blood pressure. Almost half of all Americans -- 46% -- are now considered to be in the high blood pressure category based on new guidelines released Monday.

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Analysis: Roy Moore almost certainly isn't going to be a senator

If you thought Roy Moore's political future couldn't get any more bleak after four women went on the record with The Washington Post alleging that the Alabama Republican Senate nominee sought relationships with them when they were between 14 and 18, today showed things could get worse for Moore. Much, much worse.

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Record-breaking BASE jumper dies

Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov, 52, died on November 11 during a 22,349-foot jump in the Himalayas.

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U.S. appeals court sides with blind voters in Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit claiming that Ohio's paper-ballot absentee voter system discriminates against blind people by preventing them from voting anonymously, and forcing them to get help from people with sight.