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Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn

(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.

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LA Times workers vote to form union

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Fernandez blows away rivals to claim sixth European title

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A flawed routine could not stop Javier Fernandez from becoming the first man in more than 80 years to win six consecutive European figure skating titles as the Spaniard proved he will be among the title favourites at next month's Winter Olympics.

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Fed's Quarles says regulators have begun work to 'streamline' Volcker Rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. financial regulators have begun work on a proposal to "streamline" the Volcker Rule banning banks from making risky bets with their own money, the country's top banking regulator said on Friday, in a development that will be cheered by banks that have long complained the rule is too onerous.

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U.S. regulators have begun work to 'streamline' Volcker Rule: Fed official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. financial regulators have begun work to "streamline" the Volcker Rule banning banks from making risky bets with their own money, the country's top banking regulator said on Friday.

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List of actors refusing to work with Woody Allen grows

Is it #TimesUp for famed director Woody Allen?

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French ice dancers Papadakis, Cizeron lead at Europeans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the lead at the European Figure Skating Championships on Friday with an upbeat short dance that puts them on pace to win their fourth consecutive European title.

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Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work

(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women’s menopausal symptoms, according to a British study.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Radical Honesty

In his own wild way, this president is as truthful and transparent as they come.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Pictures Group Says Shanghai TPP Enters Advertising Services Framework Agreements

* SHANGHAI TPP ENTERS ADVERTISING SERVICES FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS WITH UNITS OF ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Xiaomi to expand store network in Indian tussle with Samsung

MUMBAI (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi plans to expand its Indian store network as it attempts to grab the lead in a smartphone market which Korea's Samsung has dominated for more than five years.

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Japan, U.S. to discuss trade 'framework', U.S. envoy says: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States next week will start to discuss a framework of negotiations with the aim of concluding a trade pact and fixing bilateral trade imbalances, Japanese public broadcaster NHK quoted the U.S. ambassador to Japan as saying.

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Pro-Life Movement Has Promoted Liberal Values

Right-to-life advocacy supported the advance of free speech.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: With Climate Change, This Island Is Swallowed by the Sea

Rising waters now cover homes and land on a Bangladeshi island, leaving farmers desperate.

Central Bank of Russia nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is This the Collusion We Were Waiting For?

The National Rifle Association is now part of the Russia investigation.

Nonprofit Organizations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Shadow Safety Net

Federal and local governments are not doing their jobs, so nonprofit organizations are working to fill the void.

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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.

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BRIEF-Nokia Wins Network Order From Nepal's Worldlink

* NOKIA OYJ - NOKIA AND WORLDLINK TO BUILD NEPAL'S LARGEST FIBER-TO-THE-HOME NETWORK FOR DELIVERY OF SUPER-FAST CONSUMER AND BUSINESS BROADBAND SERVICES Source text for Eikon: [https://www.nokia.com/en_int/news/releases/2018/01/19/nokia-and-worldlink-to-build-nepals-largest-fiber-to-the-home-network-for-delivery-of-super-fast-consumer-and-business-broadband-services ] Further company coverage: (Helsinki Newsroom)

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U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago.

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Europe Edition: Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, Pope Francis: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait due to abuses

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers there and which led to several committing suicide in recent months.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Breakdown in Trust That Could Shut Down the Government

We’ve entered new territory. This isn’t how negotiation works.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics

Now Republicans are threatening to blow up children’s health care.

South Korea nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: President Trump Brings People Together

North and South Korea have agreed to march their athletes together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Power of Human Touch

Touch comes with risks, as expressed about the well-publicized Aziz Ansari date.

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Darabont files new lawsuit against AMC Networks over 'The Walking Dead'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Frank Darabont, a key creator behind "The Walking Dead," on Thursday filed a second lawsuit against AMC Networks Inc, claiming to have been deprived of tens of millions of dollars of additional profit from the hit cable TV series.

Country Clubs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Clubbable, but in the Worst Way

Donald Trump is a man of his class — the nouveau-riche, country-club class. Only louder and more obnoxious.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: ICE Detained My Husband for Being an Immigrant Activist

Ravi Ragbir, the director of the New Sanctuary coalition in New York City, was detained last week after speaking out for immigrant rights.

National Parks, Monuments and Seashores nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Trojan Horse Threatens the Nation’s Parks

Legislation backed by some Utah lawmakers would be a giveaway to local interests and begin the piecemeal unraveling of the park system.

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Zagitova leads, Russian pairs sweep podium at Europeans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as Russians pairs swept the podium on home ice.

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Tillerson to visit Europe next week for talks on Iran, Syria: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Europe next week, stopping in London and Paris for talks on Iran and Syria before heading on to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum and then to Warsaw, the State Department said on Thursday.

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Sotheby's displays surrealist Magritte and rare works by other artists

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte will be displayed by Sotheby's in Brussels this week among dozens of rare art works before being sold at auction.

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UPDATE 2-European shares edge higher as cyclicals back in favour

* Financials, tech and materials lead rise (Recasts, adds detail and quote, updates prices at close)

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Zagitova spoils Medvedeva's comeback to take lead at Europeans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as the Olympic gold medal favorite made her comeback following a two-month injury layoff.

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Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections

The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who oppose abortion, sex-changes and some contraception.

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Italy's Berlusconi says he is ready to be premier if European court lifts ban

ROME (Reuters) - Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he was ready to lead Italy again if the European Court of Human Rights scrapped a ban on him holding public office.

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U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Senate must pass FISA Section 702 to protect Americans

For Americans, September 11, 2001 will forever be etched into our memories. The world watched as an always resolute nation fell victim to a horrific act of terror on its own soil. Our enemies celebrated in a seemingly impervious nation being brought to its knees, if only for a moment.

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Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa.

Manning, Chelsea nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why I’m Ambivalent About Chelsea Manning

I don’t think she’s the perfect candidate. But I’m inspired by her willingness to fight back.

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Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Managed care is the hot trend in Medicare, with the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans projected to soar over the coming decade. These plans offer simplicity...

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BRIEF-Limelight Networks And Tencent Cloud To Provide Seamless Global Content Delivery

* LIMELIGHT NETWORKS AND TENCENT CLOUD TO PROVIDE SEAMLESS GLOBAL CONTENT DELIVERY

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Souring World Views of Trump Open Doors for China and Russia

A Gallup survey of people in 134 countries found that just 30 percent approved of American leadership under President Trump, a drop of nearly 20 points.

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U.S. tech trade groups urge Trump to let spouses of H1b holders to work

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. technology trade groups on Thursday urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows certain spouses of highly skilled guest workers to also work legally in the United States.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Can Democrats Follow #MeToo to Victory?

Maybe, but the path forward is an obstacle course.

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: A Modest Immigration Proposal: Ban Jews

Those in favor of selective admission to our country should heed the lessons of a century ago.

Salvadoran-Americans nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The El Salvador Tragedy

The president’s decision to expel 200,000 Salvadorans who received temporary protected status in 2001 is cruel and self-defeating.

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UPDATE 1-European shares post modest rise after U.S. and Asia rally

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - European shares notched up modest gains on Thursday, failing to match a rally that lifted Wall Street and Asia to new records.

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European shares post modest rise after U.S., Asia rally

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - European shares notched up modest gains on Thursday, falling short of a rally that lifted Wall Street and Asia to new records.

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Israel's Elbit Systems wins $85 mln European contract

TEL AVIV, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems Ltd said on Thursday it won an $85 million contract to supply advanced ground-based Electronic Warfare and Signal Intelligence systems to an unnamed European country.

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After 950 years, major artwork returns to England

The Bayeux Tapestry may leave France for the first time in 950 years, as the country considers loaning it for display in Britain.

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Europe Edition: Angela Merkel, Brexit, Winter Olympics: Your Thursday Briefing

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

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

Buprenorphine and methadone are the most effective treatments for fighting opioid addiction. But most rehabilitation programs won’t use them.

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HHS is expected to unveil 'conscience protections' for health care workers

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce a rule protecting health care workers who cite moral or religious reasons to not provide certain medical procedures, sources tell CNN.

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Google's face match feature doesn't work in Illinois and Texas

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: John Kelly, Deacon of Deportation

The White House chief of staff has much to do with Trump’s anti-immigration policies.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades

Relax, this man knows his camels.

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Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: What We Can Learn From ‘S-Hole Countries’

African nations are ahead of the U.S. in some respects.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Chance to Save American Steel

Cheap imports are becoming a threat to national security. He has the tools to respond. Will he use them?

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White House chief of staff tells Democrats he worked to change the President's stance on immigration

White House chief of staff John Kelly, in talking about the wall and immigration, told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of President Donald Trump's positions as a candidate were uninformed, sources told CNN.

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Trump on shutdown talks: 'Working on it'

President Donald Trump promised that his administration is "working on it" as he faced a flurry of questions Wednesday about discussions to reach an immigration deal and fund the government.

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BRIEF-MRC Global Renews PVF Distribution Framework Agreement With DCP Midstream

* MRC GLOBAL RENEWS PVF DISTRIBUTION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH DCP MIDSTREAM, LP Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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American businesses can't find workers

False Arrests, Convictions and Imprisonments nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Innocent but Still Guilty

Inmates are sometimes offered freedom in exchange for pleading guilty to a crime they didn’t commit. It’s a bad deal.

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Holder Fernandez leads at Europeans, French pair upset Russian rivals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Spain's Javier Fernandez stumbled on a quad Salchow but still took the lead after the short program at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday before French duo Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres upset their Russian rivals in the pairs.

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More evidence common morning sickness drug may not work

(Reuters Health) - - A pill millions of women have used for morning sickness may not actually help relieve nausea, according to a new study that some doctors say reinforces their decision to stop prescribing the drug.

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DIY Network sorry for host's anti-Semitic remark

The DIY Network is apologizing after an anti-Semitic remark aired on an episode of one of its shows.

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Ghosn lays groundwork for withdrawal as Renault CEO

PARIS (Reuters) - Renault-Nissan is to pursue plans to create separate strategy and operations leadership roles, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday in a sign he may pull back as boss of the French carmaker.

Ansari, Aziz nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Aziz, We Tried to Warn You

It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.

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Holder Fernandez leads at Europeans after short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Spain's Javier Fernandez stumbled on a quad Salchow but still took the lead after the short program at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday as he bids to win a sixth consecutive title.

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Tracking Europe's waste: 'There's gold in them landfills'

OSLO (Reuters) - Some of Europe's richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries, according to a survey of urban mining published on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Way Forward for New York-New Jersey Commuters

Projects to fix vital rail lines shouldn’t be held hostage by the Trump administration.

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European lawmakers vote for more ambition on renewables targets

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ramp up climate goals in draft measures to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption, setting up tough talks with EU member states.

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Keep going to work, Britain's May tells public service employees at Carillion

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged workers employed by failed services and construction company Carillion for public service contracts to keep going to work confident that they will be paid.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

As a former military psychiatrist, I worry that the president would fail the military’s mental health standards.

Evangelical Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Perfect Marriage: Evangelicals and Conservatives in Latin America

Christians are seducing poor voters and conservative parties. Is that good for democracy and minority rights?

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Sex Trumped Race

The presidency may be racist, but it’s gender that’s the essential Trump-era divide.

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GE appoints new CEO for Europe

(Reuters) - Industrial conglomerate General Electric has appointed Peter Stracar chief executive and president of its European region, the company said in a statement.

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BRIEF-GE announces appointment of Peter Stracar as CEO of European region

* GE SAYS APPOINTMENT OF PETER STRACAR AS PRESIDENT & CEO OF GE’S EUROPEAN REGION

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Novartis's Kymriah wins speedy reviews in U.S., Europe

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has been granted fast-track reviews of its cell therapy Kymriah for blood cancers in the United States and Europe, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand the pool of patients eligible for the costly treatment.

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UPDATE 1-Novartis's Kymriah wins speedy reviews in U.S., Europe

ZURICH, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Novartis has been granted fast-track reviews of its cell therapy Kymriah for blood cancers in the United States and Europe, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand the pool of patients eligible for the costly treatment.

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Europe Edition: Emmanuel Macron, Chile, California: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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YouTube assigning workers to review videos to avoid another Logan Paul-type disaster

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El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday.

Quantum Computing nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: While You Were Sleeping

Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

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Britain must urgently bridge policy gaps to meet emissions target: advisers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain must urgently lay out further policies to meet its domestic emissions targets, the government's climate advisers said on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

Subways nytimes.com

On His First Day, Transit Chief Rode the Subway Into Work

On Tuesday, Andy Byford started what will undoubtedly be his most challenging transportation job yet as president of the New York City Transit system.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

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Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-W. R. Grace & Co Signs Investment Framework To Support FCC Refining Industry In Kazakhstan

* W. R. GRACE & CO - SIGNS INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT FCC REFINING INDUSTRY IN KAZAKHSTAN

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.

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UPDATE 3-Hess cutting hundreds of workers as it battles activist investor

HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hess Corp is cutting roughly 13 percent of its workforce and streamlining operations as it battles an activist hedge fund shareholder pushing for the U.S. oil and gas producer to post its first quarterly profit since 2014.

Graham, Lindsey nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham

There’s no honor or wisdom in cozying up to this president.

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BRIEF-OGE Energy Says Asked Commission To Review Request To Recover Investment In Mustang Energy Center

* OGE ENERGY CORP - UNIT ASKED OKLAHOMA CORPORATION COMMISSION TO REVIEW CO'S REQUEST TO RECOVER ABOUT $390 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MUSTANG ENERGY CENTER Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Hess cutting hundreds of workers as it battles activist investor

HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Hess Corp is cutting roughly 13 percent of its workforce and streamlining operations as it battles an activist hedge fund shareholder pushing for the U.S. oil and gas producer to post its first quarterly profit since 2014.

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Ford is building a 700 hp Mustang

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U.S.-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must be maintained

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Sanctions pressure must be maintained on Pyongyang to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons program, participants at a 20-nation meeting on North Korea said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom , the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-European stocks end steady as commodity stocks weigh

* PSA, Engie, JD Sports also gain after updates (Adds details, closing prices)

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Hess to cut hundreds of workers as it battles activist investor-sources

HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp is cutting hundreds of employees and streamlining operations as it battles an activist shareholder agitating for higher margins, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-India's GAIL reworks Gazprom LNG deal, raises volume

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd has renegotiated the terms of a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchase deal with Russia's Gazprom, the Indian company said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rise as corporate updates lift sentiment

* UK inflation edged down (Adds quotes, more share price moves)

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European stocks rise as corporate updates improve sentiment

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Tuesday after corporate trading updates lifted sentiment, with shares in German fashion house Hugo Boss gaining on better-than-expected sales in the last quarter of 2017.

Hanlon, Brian nytimes.com

A Sports Rodin Works in Bronze, and in Volume

Brian Hanlon is a prolific sculptor of sports-related statues, the guiding hand behind an assembly line that starts in a New Jersey chicken coop.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Jew Love France?

The country my family continues to dream of no longer exists for people like us. Maybe it never did.

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Europe Edition: Dolores O’Riordan, Baghdad, Romania: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work for Reuters reporters release

(Reuters) - Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson said on Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity as a member of an international advisory board on the crisis in Rakhine state.

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Work provides crucial funds for N. Korea

North Korea is sending thousands of workers to Russia, then receiving the majority of their earnings despite international sanctions. CNN's Matthew Chance has an exclusive look inside one construction site.

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Panama probes ex-officials in graft network suspected of taking bribes

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a network of over 30 people that includes former high-level officials suspected of taking bribes worth $40 million between 2011 and 2012 for public works projects, Attorney General Kenia Porcell said on Monday.

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Tennis: Aggressive Konta makes light work of Brengle

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ninth seed Johanna Konta skipped past Madison Brengle into the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the Briton overpowering her American opponent 6-3 6-1 in 66 minutes on Hisense Arena.

Foreign Workers nytimes.com

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

The Trump administration says its actions show the price of employing workers illegally, a message being felt keenly among the workers themselves.

#MeToo Movement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The President and the Porn Star

Trump’s sexual license has turned the culture wars upside down.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life

The Victorian-era philosopher is a hero of democracy.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader.

How did a movement for women’s empowerment become an emblem for female helplessness?

Cold War Era nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Talking Apocalypse With My Son

For this mother, this all feels a lot like Bomb Shelter Redux.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Know-Nothings for the 21st Century

Trumpism is an all-out attack on the values that made America great.

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BRIEF-Nokia Wins Five-Year Managed Services Agreement To Manage Optus' Network

* NOKIA WINS FIVE-YEAR MANAGED SERVICES AGREEMENT TO MANAGE OPTUS' NETWORK

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Collapse of Colombian bridge kills nine workers, injures five

BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least nine construction workers were killed and five injured when a partially-constructed bridge collapsed in central Colombia on Monday, an official from the disaster response agency said.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

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Britain will pay Carillion's private sector workers for 48 hours -minister

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain will pay Carillion workers on private sector contracts for 48 hours after the infrastructure firm's collapse but will not offer them the same protection as those in the public sector, the minister handling the liquidation said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds details, closing prices)

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BRIEF-Tahoe Resources Initiates Workforce Reduction In Guatemala

* TAHOE RESOURCES INC - ‍SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION TO MINERA SAN RAFAEL'S WORKFORCE AT ITS ESCOBAL MINE IN GUATEMALA​

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Any rule on Bitcoin must be global, Germany's central bank says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must be on a global scale as national or regional rules would be hard to enforce on a virtual, borderless community, a director at Germany's central bank said on Monday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

* But euro strength pushes European stocks touch lower (Adds U.S. stock futures, updates prices)

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MOVES-Houlihan Lokey expands in Europe

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Houlihan Lokey has made two senior appointments in Europe, hiring Steffen Leckert from Lincoln International as a managing director in Frankfurt and Suraj Badlani from Nomura as a director of the business services group in London.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt

The Sisi government, facing violence in the Sinai and preparing for an election, is hastening executions and the trials that authorize them.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

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UPDATE 1-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

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Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit a fresh three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoys expectations of tighter policy from central banks, while the chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro hits 3-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The euro hit a fresh three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoys expectations of tighter policy from central banks, while the chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent.

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European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks got off to a sluggish start on Monday following two weeks of gains, with cyclical stocks among the biggest decliners, while M&A remained in focus.

Work-Life Balance nytimes.com

4 Simple Tips for Working From Home

Whether you’re starting out or looking to stay motivated at home, we’re here to help.

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Russia will work to preserve Iran nuclear deal, FM Lavrov says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow will work to preserve the existing Iran nuclear deal despite Washington threatening to withdraw from it.

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Europe Edition: Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump, Tunisia: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Patriots must beat Jaguars for Super Bowl return

(Reuters) - There is a new challenger standing in the way of the New England Patriots' path to another Super Bowl.

Race and Ethnicity nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump Is a Racist. Period.

We must stop debating an obvious point and decide what to do about it.

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Colombia's ELN rebels must halt attacks, restart talks: U.N.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's ELN rebel group must cease attacks and re-start peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats, Make a Deal With Trump to Protect Dreamers

Give the president his wall — the future of nearly 800,000 Dreamers is on the line.

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French telcos to spend $3.7 billion to plug network gaps

PARIS (Reuters) - France's mobile telephone operators will spend more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) rolling out a 4G network to ensure there are no coverage gaps by 2020, a government minister said.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is It Time for Netanyahu to Resign Yet?

A cloud of suspicion and scandal hangs over Israel’s prime minister. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he needs to step down.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How the Other Half Lives in Iran

Inequality is rising in Iran. The rural poor are angry and living increasingly precarious lives.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why China’s Good Environmental Policies Have Gone Wrong

Haste and zeal to please an increasingly authoritarian government have created unexpected problems.

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FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

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Perfect Paisley claims maiden European Tour victory at SA Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - England's Chris Paisley produced six birdies in a faultless final round of 66 to claim a maiden European Tour victory by winning the South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club outside Johannesburg on Sunday.

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Golf: Europe dominate singles to defend EurAsia title

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia.

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French telcos commit three billion euros to cover network black spots: report

PARIS (Reuters) - France's mobile telephone operators will spend more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) rolling out a 4G network in black spots across the country to ensure there are no coverage gaps by 2020, according to a government minister.

Liberalism (US Politics) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Is There Life After Liberalism?

Neither the populists nor the philosophers are ready with alternatives.

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U.S. and allies must work more closely on North Korea: Japan expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, South Korea and Japan must coordinate more closely on North Korea, with whom they are engaged in a "pre-negotiation bargaining process", a former Japanese defense official told Reuters.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to have working-level talks on Jan. 15 at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, news agency Yonhap reported.

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Golf: Asia rally to stay one point clear of Europe in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asia made a strong comeback after trailing early to split Saturday's EurAsia Cup foursomes with Europe as the hosts maintained a one-point lead over the defending champions going into the final day's 12 singles matches.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: So It’s One, Two, Three Strikes You’re Out …

Next year, we’ll drill for oil in Norway.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

Maybe he isn’t as unprecedented a leader as we think. All hail!

Third World and Developing Countries nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes a Country Great? Meet Haiti’s People.

I grew up using a latrine, alongside some of the most resilient, decent people I’ve ever encountered.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Proud to Live in a Nation of Holers

People from “holes” make America great, while Trump sinks into one.

Kentucky nytimes.com

To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Say They Will Sue.

Led by the state’s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July.

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

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Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

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U.S. top court to decide if online retailers must collect state sales tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

Killen, Edgar Ray nytimes.com

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

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US ambassador resigns, says he can no longer work with Trump

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned over differences with the Trump administration.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Mr. Trump, Meet a Hero Whom You Maligned

A practical response for those offended by our president’s racist comments.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Post-trade group working to further shorten U.S. settlement cycle

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The post-trade processor for U.S. stocks, as well as corporate and municipal bonds, said it is taking steps to further cut the time it takes to settle trades in a bid to reduce risk in the financial system and free up more capital.

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to implement Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to receive approval from the federal government to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the 50-year-old government health insurance program for the poor.

Twenty-Fifth Amendment (US Constitution) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Maybe Trump Is Not Mentally Ill. Maybe He’s Just a Jerk.

Without proper neuropsychological testing of the president, we can’t know if he has a mental disorder or is a narcissistic bully.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: No One Is Coming to Save Us From Trump’s Racism

Yes, people in the room say they heard him make the remarks about “shithole” countries. No, he won’t face any consequences.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: He Works With Divas, but Didn’t Marry One

Fred Nelson III, musical conductor for Aretha Franklin, married Lynda Cartwright during the holidays. They met, fittingly, over a piano.

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France's Macron welcomes Merkel's deal with Social Democrats, says good for Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday welcomed a deal in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat (SPD) that paves the way for a coalition government, saying its provisional terms were good for Europe.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist

We can’t know what’s in his heart. We can accurately describe his behavior.

Priests nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?

Francis must confront the crimes of a Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima, who was protected from punishment for decades.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans’ Fantasy Investigation

Republicans would rather defend Donald Trump than find the truth.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Catherine Deneuve and the French Feminist Difference

Simone de Beauvoir viewed America’s war between the sexes as unproductive and alien. She’s still shaping Frenchwomen’s views today.

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Golf: Last-gasp Li birdie helps Asia take lead against Europe

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China's Li Haotong held his nerve to birdie his final hole and give hosts Asia a slender lead over champions Europe on the opening day of the 2018 EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

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Japan to curb asylum seekers' right to work from Monday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will limit asylum seekers' right to work from Monday, making changes to its refugee system that are likely to swell the numbers of those in detention centers, the justice ministry said, prompting refugee groups to flag humanitarian concerns.

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Facebook, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing

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

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CORRECTED-EXPLAINER-How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

(Corrects paragraph 7 to say Intel chips are not the only products affected) By Paresh Dave LAS VEGAS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years. Researchers identified the problem last year, shared details with chip manufacturers last summer, and then made a public announcement Jan. 3.

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Trump administration's Medicaid announcement isn't really about 'work'

Democracy (Theory and Philosophy) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Democracies Perish

A new book is a challenge to those who want to revive the liberal democratic order.

Children's Health Insurance Program nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Dollars, Cents and Republican Sadism

Republican attacks on the safety net are about inflicting pain, not saving money.

Disasters and Emergencies nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Climate Change in My Backyard

Will the flooding and mudslides that ravaged California — the latest in a series of climate disasters this year — lead to action on global warming?

Medicaid nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement Will Backfire

The administration’s plan to let states demand that Medicaid recipients work is likely to deprive thousands of low-income people of health care.

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Explainer: How chip flaws Spectre, Meltdown work and what's next

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Smartphones, PCs and servers across the world have received software updates in recent days to plug security gaps on computer chips that cyber security researchers have described as the most serious threat in years.

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German coalition talks drag on, president warns Europe at stake

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new "grand coalition" government.

Social Media nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

As Republicans, we believe in strengthening families. Forcing hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans to return home is not the way to do it.

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Europe at stake in German coalition talks: president tells negotiators

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday reminded would-be coalition partners about the high stakes involved - and their responsibility for Europe - as negotiators worked through a tough final evening of talks about forming a new government.

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Increased stress at work linked to higher risk of diabetes

(Reuters Health) - - Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their coworkers who don’t, a recent study suggests.

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Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen again

Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have credits in Woody Allen movies, but they never will again, the women say.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

Could Mahathir Mohamad dismantle the system he helped build during his previous decades in power?

Medicaid nytimes.com

Can Requiring People to Work Make Them Healthier?

The Trump administration wants to make a major change to Medicaid, but there’s not a lot of evidence for one of its key assertions.

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Why workers are saying 'I quit!'

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

Trees and Shrubs nytimes.com

A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work

Biophilic buildings aim not just to leave a minimal carbon footprint but also to promote the health of those who live and work there.