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Read Roy Moore's speech after Jones' projected victory

Republican Roy Moore did not concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the US Senate race as he addressed supporters Tuesday in Montgomery, Alabama -- even after CNN and other networks projected Jones the winner, Jones declared victory and President Donald Trump congratulated Moore's Democratic opponent.

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Read Doug Jones' victory speech

Democrat Doug Jones addressed supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, following his stunning victory in the Senate special election Tuesday. Read his full remarks:

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Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

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Tapper responds to Sanders

CNN's Jake Tapper highlights instances of President Trump and his administration sharing untrue claims as the White House accuses reporters of putting out information they know is incorrect in an attempt to mislead the public.

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

A rising star at the State Department has written a blistering resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that under his leadership, the agency's influence has withered and morale among staff has plummeted, in part because of the "stinging disrespect" shown by the Trump administration.

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Sanders slams media mistakes

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends President Donald Trump's attacks against the media, saying there's a difference between journalists making "honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people."

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Trump to give speech on U.S. tax overhaul on Wednesday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver a speech on the plan to overhaul the nation's tax code on Wednesday, the White House said on Monday.

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Campaign to Drive Out Migrants Slams Beijing’s Best and Brightest

Tens of thousands of hopeful college graduates moved to the city seeking better jobs and better lives. Now the authorities are telling them to leave.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Responds To Elliott Regarding NXP

* QUALCOMM INC - "REMAIN FULLY COMMITTED TO CLOSING ACQUISITION OF NXP AND BELIEVE THAT AGREED-UPON PRICE OF $110 IS FULL AND FAIR" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bloomin' Brands Says Chris Sullivan Gave Notice Of Resignation From Board

* BLOOMIN' BRANDS - ON DEC 6,CHRIS T. SULLIVAN GAVE NOTICE OF RESIGNATION FROM BOARD; ON SULLIVAN’S RESIGNATION, BOARD REDUCED SIZE TO 7 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jOzTN7) Further company coverage:

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Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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FBI director responds to Trump attack

FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency in his first public appearance since President Donald Trump said the bureau is "in tatters." CNN's Jessica Schneider has the details.

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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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S.E. Cupp slams resignation speech

HLN's S.E. Cupp responds to Sen. Al Franken's resignation speech on the Senate floor, saying his entire speech was self-serving.

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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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German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Thursday to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government after their leader made an impassioned plea for a free hand to work for a social "United States of Europe".

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UPDATE 4-German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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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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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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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Arab Anger and Resignation Over Jerusalem

The Palestinian issue seems to no longer be at the top of the agenda for many Arab leaders. Also, what it’s like to visit the Saudi crown prince.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Slams Donald Trump for Jerusalem Decision

Mr. Noah compared recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to moving into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment building. “It’s not technically illegal,” he said — but it’s a bad idea.

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Did President Trump slur his speech?

While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement.

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Former 'The Voice' contestant responds to rape allegation

A former contestant from "The Voice" is denying a rape accusation made by another female singer.

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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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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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Palestinian leader to respond to Trump's Jerusalem announcement in TV speech

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will deliver a televised speech on Wednesday in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement that Washington recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian official said. 

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Navarro slams GOP: 'Grand Old Perverts'

CNN political commentator Ana Navarro said that GOP stands for "Grand Old Perverts" and they were willing to compromise their morals and decency for a vote.

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp Announces Resignation Of Director

* TERRA FIRMA CAPITAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks.

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Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Free Speech and Wedding Cake

A Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case is now going to the Supreme Court.

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Trump slams DOJ and FBI in weekend tweet storm

President Donald Trump spent the weekend firing off tweets that took aim at the Department of Justice and the FBI in the wake of the guilty plea by his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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Neo-Nazi site founder : 'Troll storm' is protected speech

The founder of a popular neo-Nazi website says a "troll storm" he encouraged against a Jewish woman in Montana should be considered protected speech and a lawsuit against him should be dismissed.

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President Trump responds to questions about Flynn plea

President Trump spoke to reporters about the GOP tax bill and responded to questions about the recent Michael Flynn plea agreement. CNN's Michael Smerconish has more.

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Selena Gomez gives tearful speech thanking friend who gave her a kidney

Selena Gomez gave an emotional acceptance speech on Thursday when she received the Billboard "Woman of the Year" award, saying her best friend, who gave her a kidney earlier this year, should be the rightful recipient of the praise.

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Murder suspect featured on HLN's 'The Hunt' caught after 10 years on the run

A Texas fugitive accused of killing his girlfriend has been captured after more than 10 years on the run.

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Illegal immigrant acquitted of murder in San Francisco, Trump slams verdict

(Reuters) - An illegal immigrant from Mexico was acquitted of murder and manslaughter by a San Francisco jury on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a woman that Donald Trump used as a rallying cry against "sanctuary cities" during his presidential campaign.

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Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

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Conyers hospitalized as top House Democrat calls for his resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, saying sexual harassment allegations against him were serious and credible, and that "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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The Point: The 37 most Trumpian lines from Trump's tax speech

Wednesday was one of the wildest news days in modern memory. Because so much happened, you might have missed President Trump's speech in St. Charles, Missouri, to sell his tax plan. As always, when Trump speaks, it's worth paying attention to.

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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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Trump responds to Theresa May: 'We are doing just fine!'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday evening with some unsolicited advice for Theresa May after the British Prime Minister criticized him through a spokesperson.

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A ‘Main Street’ Tax Speech Becomes a Trump Riff on the Rich

In a rambling speech in Missouri on Tuesday, President Trump criticized the rich and said the tax bill in Washington would not help people like him.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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White House blogger arrested at 'It's OK to be white' speech

Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the right-wing Gateway Pundit website, was arrested Tuesday following a scuffle at the University of Connecticut.

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Conservative Website’s Correspondent Arrested During Speech at UConn

Lucian Wintrich of The Gateway Pundit was charged with breach of the peace after he became involved in an altercation during his speech.

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Speier slams Conyers' conduct

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) says that Rep. John Conyers' (D-MI) behavior toward women is unbecoming of a member of Congress and adds that his distinguished service record shouldn't matter when evaluating the sexual harassment accusations against him.

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Pope avoids mention of Rohingya in Myanmar speech

Pope Francis has avoided referring to Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority by name in a major speech after meeting the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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BRIEF-‍White Tale responds on Clariant statement​

* WHITE TALE HOLDINGS - ‍DISAPPOINTED BY RECENT STATEMENT OF BOARD OF CLARIANT ON NOVEMBER 24, 2017​

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Van Jones slams 'disgusting' remark

CNN's Van Jones says it is "disgusting" that President Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' in front of a Navajo group.

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Sen. Warren responds to Trump's remark

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) responds to President Trump's comments about her during a ceremony to honor Navajo code talkers at the White House.

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BRIEF-‍Marcato Capital Responds To Deckers Outdoor's Announcement That It Intends To Appoint At Least 2 New Independent​ Directors

* ‍MARCATO CAPITAL ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO DECKERS OUTDOOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT INTENDS TO APPOINT AT LEAST TWO NEW INDEPENDENT​ DIRECTORS

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BRIEF-Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Responds To Cedar Realty Trust

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc :

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Pickup truck slams through gym wall

Security cameras were rolling when a truck plowed through a wall at Real Fitness Gym in Playa del Rey, California.

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On Campus: Free Speech, Personified

The civil rights activist Pauli Murray defended the right of the arch segregationist George Wallace to speak at Yale.

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Trump slams CNN International and journalists fire back

President Trump's latest broadside against CNN is drawing ire from journalists who say he misunderstands the very purpose of news coverage.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Beijing Hinders Free Speech in America

The Chinese Communist Party is reaching into Western academic communities and silencing visiting Chinese students.

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Oi CEO resignation does not raise Brazil intervention risk -gov't source

BRASILIA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The resignation of the chief executive of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA caught the government by surprise, but it does not make government intervention more likely, a government source said.

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Brazil carrier Oi chief executive offers resignation -sources

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA, Marco Schroeder, has tendered his resignation, three sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

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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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BRIEF-GENTEX SAYS ON NOV 20 DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION

* GENTEX - ‍ON NOV 20, DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS APPOINTMENT AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NETHERLANDS​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A4gGRe) Further company coverage:

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

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Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon

The prime minister caused a shock when he appeared in Saudi Arabia and vowed to quit. He now says he will stay in his post to allow for political dialogue.

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Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions around the Middle East.

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Lebanon PM puts resignation on hold

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down.

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Lebanon's Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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Lebanon's Hariri says to hold off resignation as PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe's resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to the country on Wednesday and should be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, a senior ruling party official said.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return home after Mugabe resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said.

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* ‍FCPC responds to completion of Competition Bureau civil investigation​

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Jubilation erupts in the streets following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, the speaker of the country's Parliament said, bringing an end to his 37 years of rule.

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Mugabe Ignores Resignation Deadline, Putting Pressure on Parliament

Zimbabwe’s president has shown the negotiating skills that have kept him in power for 37 years. His likely successor has not yet appeared in public.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down after 37 years in power, CNN reported on Monday, after he avoided any mention of resignation in a rambling national address on Sunday night.

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Source: Mugabe agrees to terms of resignation

Zimbabweans begin a new week of uncertainty as the noon deadline for an ultimatum issued to leader Robert Mugabe to resign draws near.

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BRIEF-‍U.S. Steel responds to city of Chicago press conference​

* ‍U. S. STEEL ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CITY OF CHICAGO'S NOV. 19, 2017, PRESS CONFERENCE​

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GOP Senator slams Trump on hot mic

President Trump tweeted a response to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake's comments. Flake was caught on a hot mic saying the GOP is "toast" if it becomes the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of immediate resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier.

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Mnuchin responds to viral money photo

Jacquelyn Martin, the Associated Press photojournalist who captured a photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton with a sheet of dollar bills, responds to Mnuchin's claim that he didn't know the photo would be made public.

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Sarah Silverman responds to Louis C.K.

Comedian Sarah Silverman responded to the sexual harassment accusations against her friend Louis C.K. in a frank monologue on her show "I Love You, America."

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BRIEF-CTI INDUSTRIES SAYS TIMOTHY PATTERSON TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION AS CFO

* CTI INDUSTRIES CORP SAYS ‍EFFECTIVE NOV 15, TIMOTHY PATTERSON TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION AS CFO - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2j5ERUu) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-TransCanada responds to oil leak in Amherst, South Dakota

* Safely shut down keystone pipeline at about 6 a.m. CST after drop in pressure was detected in operating system resulting from an oil leak

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BRIEF-Barnes & Noble responds to Sandell Asset Management proposal

* Barnes & noble inc - ‍issued a response to a sandell asset management proposal that was published in wall street journal​

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OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

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In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

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Rubio gives Trump pointers on drinking water during speech

Sen. Marco Rubio had a chance at payback Wednesday, when President Donald Trump noticeably sipped from a water bottle multiple times during a speech -- a move Trump had mocked Rubio for during the 2016 campaign.

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DHS inspector general slams air marshal program

A review of the air marshals program reveals how Transportation Security Administration "money gets wasted basically fighting the last war," its watchdog said Wednesday.

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Justices Take Cases on Free Speech at Pregnancy Centers and Polling Places

One case asks whether centers operated by abortion opponents must provide information on the procedure. The other is on political apparel at polling places.

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Hariri says he will return to Lebanon soon, leaves doubt about resignation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri said on Sunday he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia in two or three days to affirm that he had quit as prime minister, and also hinted that he could take back his resignation.

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Lebanese PM hints at rescinding resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who unexpectedly resigned last week during a trip to Saudi Arabia, saying his life was in danger, insisted Sunday he will return to the country soon to "unite the Lebanese people."

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BRIEF-Global Brokerage Chief Accounting Officer, CFO to submit resignation

* Global Brokerage-entered in restructuring support agreement to restructure obligations of co pursuant to plan of reorganization to be filed under chapter 11

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Louis C.K. Responds to Accusations: ‘These Stories Are True’

The comedian released a statement in response to five women who said they had upsetting experiences with him involving sexual misconduct.

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Trump's speech was a little like the Wikipedia page on South Korea

President Donald Trump's speech to South Korea's National Assembly had its special touches. He could not pass up the opportunity to mention his election victory and to plug one of his golf courses. But in total, Wednesday's speech was somewhat staid, at times sounding like he was reading the Wikipedia page on South Korea.

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5 key moments from Trump's speech

US President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean parliament in Seoul Wednesday, with a fiery speech that was full of criticism of the country's northern neighbor and particularly its leader Kim Jong Un.

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N. Korea responds to 'mad dog' Trump

North Korea responds to Donald Trump's speech saying, "they don't care about what that mad dog may utter". CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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Trump to urge all nations to isolate North Korea's 'brutal regime' in South Korea speech

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge all countries to join forces to isolate "the brutal regime of North Korea" on Wednesday, saying the world cannot tolerate "the menace of a rogue regime" that threatens it with nuclear devastation.

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Senator seeks explanation for career U.S. prosecutor's abrupt resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Senator said on Tuesday he wants answers from top Justice Department officials about why a career prosecutor was asked to resign days before a special counsel unveiled the first criminal charges in an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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At U.N., Russia slams inquiry into toxic gas attacks in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia rejected on Tuesday a report by an international inquiry blaming the Syrian government for a deadly toxic gas attack, casting doubt on whether the U.N. Security Council can agree to extend the investigation's mandate before it expires next week.

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Even Trump has a right to free speech

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Trump to give major North Korea speech, then press China to do more

SEOUL (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will wrap up his visit to Seoul on Wednesday with a major speech on North Korea and then shift focus to China, where he is expected to press a reluctant President Xi Jinping to tighten the screws further on Pyongyang, U.S. officials say.

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Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE after resignation in Saudi

DUBAI (Reuters) - Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri met Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on Tuesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said.

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Lebanon PM quits, but state won't accept his resignation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president appealed for national unity on Monday after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri quit in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, plunging the coalition government and country into political crisis.

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Sidebar: Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers

The case of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple on free speech grounds poses a test for First Amendment experts.

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China slams Indian minister's visit to disputed border region

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday criticized a visit by India's defense minister to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying it would complicate efforts by both sides to maintain peace along the disputed border region.

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A resignation, detentions and missiles: 24 hours that shook the Middle East

When 32-year-old Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman rose to power two years ago, many predicted that change was afoot. The events of November 4 have shown that change would not just be swift, but also seismic, extending unremittingly beyond the kingdom's boundaries.

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Lebanese president won't accept PM's resignation until he returns: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president will not accept the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri until he returns to Lebanon, palace sources said on Sunday, delaying for now politically difficult consultations on his successor.

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Lebanese president will not accept PM's resignation yet: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's President Michel Aoun will not decide whether to accept or reject the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri until Hariri returns to Lebanon to explain his reasons, sources at the presidential palace said on Sunday.

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BRIEF-First Global announces resignation of CFO Vicki Ringelberg​

* First Global Data Ltd - ‍announce resignation of CFO Vicki Ringelberg​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Arch Capital says on Nov 2, Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately

* Arch Capital Group-on Nov 2 Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately after his promotion to co-CEO at Carlyle Group Lp Source text (http://bit.ly/2Ai9JZJ) Further company coverage:

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Trump slams decision as a 'complete and total disgrace'

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the decision allowing Bowe Bergdahl not to serve prison time is a "complete and total disgrace."

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White House slams Russia over veto on Syria chemical weapons probe

(Reuters) - The White House admonished Russia on Wednesday after it vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an ongoing investigation that recently found Syria killed dozens of people with chemical weapons and implored the international body to renew the probe.

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Best of Late Night: Colbert Slams Kelly’s Explanation of the Civil War

Responding to the chief of staff’s remarks blaming “a lack of compromise,” Stephen Colbert said, “What do you think caused World War II, a zoning issue?”

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Rose McGowan responds to arrest warrant

There is an arrest warrant out for actress Rose McGowan for felony drug possession.

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Shopify posts strong earnings, responds to short seller; shares dive

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian retail software company Shopify Inc posted a better-than-expected jump in revenue and improved outlook on Tuesday, but its shares fell as investors digested its response to a short-seller's attack.

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UPDATE 2-Shopify posts strong earnings, responds to short seller; shares dive

TORONTO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Canadian retail software company Shopify Inc posted a better-than-expected jump in revenue and improved outlook on Tuesday, but its shares fell as investors digested its response to a short-seller's attack.

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BRIEF-Big Rock Brewery Inc announces board resignation

* Big Rock Brewery Inc announces board resignation Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Nonfiction: Antonin Scalia’s Speeches, Collected for Argument’s Sake

The words of the late Supreme Court justice and originalist as reviewed by his old sparring partner, Alan Dershowitz.

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BRIEF-Mission Ready announces resignation of Reum from board

* Mission Ready announces resignation of Reum from board of directors

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Historic Kurdish leader Barzani announces resignation as independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani informed the region's parliament on Sunday that he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Activist investors scupper $20 billion Clariant-Huntsman merger

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger on Friday, notching a win for activist investors who fought the deal for months on the grounds it would destroy shareholder value.

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UPDATE 4-Activist investors scupper $20 bln Clariant-Huntsman merger

* Clariant shares down around 5 percent (Adds investor comment)

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Trumps display affection during speech

The first lady and President Trump hit it off with a PDA (Presidential Display of Affection). CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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S.E. Cupp: Senator grabbed my thigh

HLN's S.E. Cupp shares a few incidents of when she was sexually harassed.

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Flake’s Speech Bore Marks of Mormon Faith as Well as Politics

When Jeff Flake railed on the Senate floor against the conduct of his president and his party, much of what he said had roots in his religious upbringing.

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BRIEF-Bravo Brio Restaurant responds to TAC Capital's letter

* Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc - issued a letter in response to TAC Capital Llc's letter to co's board, dated october 24, 2017​

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Bush responds after actress accuses him of sexual assault

Former president George H.W. Bush has responded after an actress alleged that he touched her inappropriately while he was sitting in his wheelchair during a photo op that took place a few years ago.

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Partial Transcript: Jeff Flake’s Speech on the Senate Floor

The Republican senator from Arizona delivered a statement on Tuesday about the state of American politics after announcing his retirement from the Senate.

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Read Sen Jeff. Flake's full, blistering speech

(As prepared for delivery) Mr. President, I rise today to address a matter that has been much on my mind, at a moment when it seems that our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than it is by our values and our principles. Let me begin by noting a somewhat obvious point that these offices that we hold are not ours to hold indefinitely. We are not here simply to mark time. Sustained incumbency is certainly not the point of seeking office. And there are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles.

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Megyn Kelly email slams Bill O'Reilly

NBC's Megyn Kelly revealed an email she wrote in 2016 criticizing then-colleague Bill O'Reilly's response to the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal.

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BRIEF-Addus Homecare announces resignation of Simon Bachleda from board

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

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Sanders bows out of speech after backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.

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White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice'

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

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Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

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Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest.

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

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UF braces for white supremacist speech, protests

The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus.

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Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

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BRIEF-HARVEST ONE RESPONDS TO TSX ANNOUNCEMENT IN RELATION TO U.S. ASSETS

* HARVEST ONE RESPONDS TO TSX ANNOUNCEMENT IN RELATION TO U.S. ASSETS

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Xi Jinping’s Marathon Speech: Five Takeaways

President Xi Jinping of China gave a 205-minute speech to open the Communist Party congress. Here is what mattered.

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Asia shares camp near peaks, markets ponder Xi's speech

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares camp near peaks, markets ponder Xi's speech

* US dollar supported by Fed speculation, higher Treasury yields

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Trump serves up political red meat in speech to conservatives

President Donald Trump delivered a red meat political speech touching immigration, the economy and cultural issues to The Heritage Foundation in Washington on Tuesday evening.

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BRIEF-Ivanhoe Mines says has requested and accepted Marc Faber's resignation from its board

* Ivanhoe Mines requests and accepts Marc Faber’s resignation as a member of the company's Board of Directors

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Everyone should read John McCain's speech

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On Campus: When Conservatives Suppress Campus Speech

The University of Wisconsin’s anti-protest policy shows it’s more worried about protecting conservative opinions than student expression.

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Hear McCain's full speech

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, presented the 2017 Liberty Medal to Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the nation.

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

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Mayim Bialik responds to 'victim blaming' backlash

Mayim Bialik believes her words about the Harvey Weinstein scandal have been taken out of context.

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Tillerson responds to 'castration' remark

After Sen. Bob Corker criticized President Donald Trump for his "castration" of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the secretary responded by saying he is "fully intact."

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Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.

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Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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San Juan mayor slams Trump: He's a 'hater-in-chief'

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying "rather than being a commander-in-chief, he's like a hater-in-chief."

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Samsung Elec CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits surge

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery.

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BRIEF-Citizens First Corp updates on director resignation

* Citizens First Corp - Barry Bray, notified co's board on Oct 10, of his resignation as a director and of Citizens First Bank, effective oct 19 Source text: (http://bit.ly/2kKppkU) Further company coverage:

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As US House weighs $36.5 billion disaster relief, Trump slams Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back against federal aid for Puerto Rico as the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to weigh $36.5 billion in emergency relief for the U.S. territory and other hurricane-hit areas as well as fire-ravaged California.

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Trump slams Iran deal as 'incompetently drawn'

President Donald Trump called the Iran deal "incompetently drawn" in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday night.

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Trump boasts about IQ, slams Tillerson

Watch Donald Trump brag about his brain power. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the IQ showdown.

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All eyes on speech by Catalonia's leader

Catalonia's leader is due to address a specially convened session of the region's parliament Tuesday, as he comes under growing pressure to stop short of declaring independence from Spain.

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Melania responds to Ivana Trump calling herself 'first lady'

President Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana Trump, called herself "first lady" in an interview Monday ahead of the release of her memoir, "Raising Trump." Now his current wife, first lady Melania Trump, is firing back, slamming her comments as "attention-seeking and self-serving noise."

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BRIEF-‍PG&E responds to wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

* ‍PG&E responds to devastating, wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

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Bulletin Board: The Times’s Executive Editor Responds to Questions About Earlier Weinstein Reporting

Some readers have asked us about an allegation that editors with The Times “gutted” a 2004 article on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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U.S. Suspends Visa Services in Turkey, and Turkey Responds in Kind

Both government announced the suspension of nonimmigrant visa services on Twitter. The United States said the action was “effective immediately.”

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Charlottesville mayor slams white supremacists for rally

Officials in Virginia denounced white supremacist Richard Spencer and dozens of his supporters who held another rally holding tiki torches in Charlottesville on Saturday night.

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Hurricane Nate floods streets as it slams U.S. Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hurricane Nate slammed the Mississippi Coast on Sunday with destructive winds and torrential rains that flooded streets and highways throughout the region as the fast moving Category 1 storm made landfall.

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BRIEF-Bayshore Petroleum announces resignation of director

* Bayshore Petroleum Corp announces resignation of director Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst Time for the Left to Give Up on Free Speech

Campus leftists may hate liberal lectures about free speech, but if First Amendment protections are eroded, the least privileged will be hurt the worst.

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BRIEF-Shiftpixy Inc says on sept. 29, Stephen Desantis tendered his resignation as CFO of co - SEC filing

* Shiftpixy Inc - on sept. 29, 2017, Stephen Desantis tendered his resignation as chief financial officer of co - SEC filing

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After British PM May's speech fiasco, her party puzzles: Who next?

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be the speech that rescued Theresa May's premiership, but her public humiliation before the assembled Conservative Party has thrust her own future into doubt.

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British PM May is not considering resigning after ruined speech, Sky says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is not considering resigning, Sky news reported on Thursday, citing her Downing Street office.

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British PM showed guts and grace in conference speech, minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May showed guts and grace by continuing with her keynote Conservative Party conference speech despite a repeated coughing fit and an interruption by a prankster, business minister Greg Clark told Sky on Thursday.

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Like Theresa May's speech, my country is a joke

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Prankster, coughing fits mar Theresa May’s speech to activists

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to reassert her dwindling authority was marred on Wednesday by a calamitous keynote speech interrupted by repeated coughing fits, a prankster and even letters of her slogan falling off the stage.

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Theresa May's nightmare speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to relaunch her faltering premiership was badly derailed Wednesday when a keynote speech was marred by an interruption from a prankster, a prolonged coughing fit and finally the disintegration of the stage set behind her.

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Theresa May, Coughing and Caught by a Prankster, Endures a Speech to Forget

The British prime minister, who needed a commanding speech to quell a warring party, lost her voice and was handed a mock job dismissal note.

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Interrupted by coughing fit and prankster, PM May struggles through keynote speech

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to enthuse her divided party was overshadowed on Wednesday by an extended coughing fit, a prankster and a even some letters falling off the slogan on stage behind her.

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Dodging Bullets, a Medical Coordinator Responds to a Crisis

Glen Simpson, a manager for a Las Vegas ambulance company, raced through gunfire to bring aid to shooting victims.

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U.S. Interior Secretary investigated over speech to donor's hockey team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is investigating whether Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke the law when he gave a speech to a professional hockey team owned by a political donor in June, the agency said on Tuesday.

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Post-election, critics hope Germany's hate speech law can be revised

BERLIN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Critics of a new hate speech law in Germany are upbeat that it can be revised after its Social Democratic sponsors vowed to drop out of the ruling coalition following last month's national election and go into opposition.

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San Juan mayor responds to Trump's tweets

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responds to President Donald Trump's tweets, which criticized her leadership after she begged for more federal assistance to help her hurricane-ravaged city.

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Read his resignation letter

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sent this letter to President Donald Trump as he resigned Friday in the midst of a scandal over his use of private planes.

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Opinion: General's speech is the one we wish the President could make

It is the speech we wish the President of the United States had delivered.

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Trump brings up Puerto Rico's existing debt during speech

President Donald Trump gives remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington.

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San Juan mayor responds to the Trump administration's confidence in relief efforts in Puerto Rico

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz reacted with shock and anger to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke on Friday, saying Puerto Rico's recovery is "not a good news story."

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Education Secretary DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday.

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Betsy DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday.

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Education secretary faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters carrying signs opposing a Trump administration move to change how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday.

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Supreme Court's Gorsuch criticized over Trump hotel speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Supreme Court appointee Neil Gorsuch gave a speech to a conservative group on Thursday at a hotel in which Trump has a financial interest, drawing criticism from protesters outside the building and the top Senate Democrat.

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U.S. envoy slams Russia for bid to shield Iran from IAEA inspections

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday slammed a bid by Russia to shield Iran from inspections by the United Nations nuclear watchdog relating to a specific section of a landmark 2015 deal restricting Tehran's nuclear activities.

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NFL protests are protected speech but 'misguided': U.S. House speaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said National Football League players' protests were constitutionally protected free speech, but their decision to kneel while the national anthem played at games was "misguided."

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Brexit talks warmer after May's speech, but no closure

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain made progress in the latest round of divorce talks, but not enough to move to the next phase of discussions on a transition period after Brexit or a future trade deal, top negotiators said on Thursday.

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Black Caucus chair slams Trump's response to NFL protests

The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday night his heated letter to President Donald Trump was intended to explain his frustration with the President's attitude toward racial issues.

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EU gives Facebook, Twitter final warning on hate speech

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Gorsuch speech draws protests

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will headline his first Washington speech on Thursday, in an appearance that has angered liberal groups because it will be held at the Trump International Hotel.

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Zuckerberg responds to Trump claiming Facebook out to get him

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Opinion: What Sessions doesn't know about free speech on campus

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is maybe the worst person in the country to scold others about the need to cherish constitutional rights, as he did this week at Georgetown University. Or maybe only the second worst, because it's hard to top the hypocrisy of his boss.

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Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Facebook Inc as "anti-Trump" and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump's associates.