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Rosenstein: No good cause to fire Mueller

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The second-highest ranking official at the Justice Department stepped back into the national spotlight Wednesday to say he believes there's no good cause for firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller and that to date no one has asked him to remove the special counsel. [Source]

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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History suggests Trump avoiding interview with Mueller is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop him, if history is any guide. Past presidents' legal teams have always lost when they tried to avoid testifying or turning over documents in criminal investigations.

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review

The request by the Trump administration for immediate review is an unusual step after a judge ordered the administration to restart the program.

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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NYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Ex-Trump adviser Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Opinion: Pros/cons if Trump talks to Mueller

The Washington Post reported last week that special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the President. Trump indicated he might be willing to be interviewed by Mueller's team, but more recently, he said, "We'll see what happens."

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Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The move marks the first time the special counsel is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of President Trump’s inner circle.

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WaPo: John Kelly told Trump DACA deal 'not good'

The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey shares his reporting with CNN's Alisyn Camerota on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly telling President Trump that a bipartisan DACA deal was "not good" for him.

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BRIEF-Bombardier Specialized Aircraft Says Conair Group Purchased Six Q400 Aircraft

* BOMBARDIER AND CONAIR ANNOUNCE PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR SIX Q400 AIRCRAFT FOR CONVERSION INTO Q400 MULTIROLE AIRTANKERS‍​

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Indonesia stock exchange floor collapse not caused by a bomb - police

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor that collapsed and injured at least a dozen people in the Indonesia Stock Exchange building on Monday was not caused by a bomb, a police official said.

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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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Trump denies saying he probably had good relationship with Kim

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday disputed a newspaper's account of an interview with him last week in which he was quoted as saying he probably has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.

False Alarms nytimes.com

Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip

Every decade since the dawn of the nuclear age has seen its share of erroneous alarms, experts said. We revisit a few of them.

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Golf: Missile false alarm causes panic for PGA Tour players

(Reuters) - Some of the world's top professional golfers were panicked by a false report of an incoming ballistic missile in Hawaii on Saturday, with one hiding under a mattress and another fleeing to the basement of his Honolulu hotel.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 162,000 minivans over glitch that may cause stall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it was recalling more than 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans because a software glitch may cause the vehicles to stall.

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A Good Appetite: The Secret to Better Thai Dishes May Already Be in Your Fridge

Doctoring up a jar of red curry paste makes for a deeply flavored noodle dish.

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Mueller to request May 14 trial date for Manafort and associate: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel in the Russia probe Robert Mueller will request a trial date of May 14 for Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort's associate Richard Gates, Mueller said in a court filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Friday.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

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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.

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UPDATE 2-Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Commerce Department wraps up steel probe, does not detail findings

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it had completed its probe into whether imports of certain steel products threatened U.S. national security and sent its conclusions to President Donald Trump.

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Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently-issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.

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UPDATE 1-Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently-issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell and Haswell processors to reboot more often than normal and that Intel may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches.

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U.S. envoy erred in comments about Muslims in Netherlands: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands made mistakes and feels great remorse for falsely saying two years ago that Muslim migrants had "burned" politicians and created "no-go zones" in Holland, a State Department official said on Thursday.

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Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

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Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

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UPDATE 8-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Trump says 'probably' has a good relationship with North Korea's Kim: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he "probably" has a very good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump allies urge him not to talk to Mueller

Close advisers and friends of President Donald Trump are warning him not to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, with some expressing skepticism that there would be any circumstance in which it makes sense to voluntarily submit to an interview, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing discussions.

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Here are all the companies giving out raises and bonuses because of tax reform

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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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UPDATE 6-U.S. House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.

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Grain glut leaves U.S. farmers facing losses from specialty corn

CHICAGO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. farmers who sought to boost revenues by planting corn used to make tortillas may be forced sell their crops at a loss to makers of ethanol or animal feed because of a glut of what typically is a human food-grade product.

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BRIEF-Goodfood Market Qtrly Adjusted Loss Per Share $0.05

* GOODFOOD MARKET CORP. REPORTS YEAR-OVER-YEAR REVENUE GROWTH OF 412% FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

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South Korea justice ministry prepares to ban cryptocurrency trading, exchanges raided

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the government is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading, throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.

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South Korea's justice minister says preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the ministry is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges.

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Exclusive: Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

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Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

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PM to Trump: Don't miss good opportunity

President Trump told reporters he still supports his decision to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, while the Norwegian Prime Minister told the President that environmental regulations are one of the reasons for the US economic surplus.

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Canada says no conclusion on cause of unusual health issues in Cuba

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not been able to identify what is behind unusual health symptoms, such as nausea and nosebleeds, reported by some diplomatic personnel and their family members in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday.

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Analysis: Trump faces press amid reports Mueller may question him

For the first time since November -- in Vietnam! -- President Trump will talk to the full White House press corps today. He'll be alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and, if tradition holds, the politicians will each take two questions from both the US and foreign press.

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Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

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Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable

Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.

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No conclusions on cause of health symptoms at embassy in Cuba: Canada official

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has not reached any conclusions on what has caused unusual health symptoms in some diplomatic personnel and their families at the country's embassy in Cuba, a senior Canadian government official said on Wednesday.

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Trilobites: Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

"March of the Penguins” showed penguins going up to 115 days without food, but new research suggests that many hunted for food during breeding season.

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In Ukraine, a Successful Fight for Justice, Then a Murder

Iryna Nozdrovska, a human rights lawyer, fought a corrupt court to put her sister’s killer behind bars. She was stabbed to death after winning the case.

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Extreme Rain Causes Deadly Mudslides in California

The mudslides have killed at least 13 people in a region devastated by fires last month.

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Trump causes confusion about 'clean' bill

President Trump caused confusion about what a future bill for DACA would look like while hosting an immigration meeting with lawmakers at the White House.

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U.S. to decide on Iran sanctions waivers on Friday: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to decide on Friday whether to continue to waive U.S. penalties on Iran, as agreed under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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New York state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state lawmaker was charged with 11 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including hurricane relief money, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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U.S. justices weigh lawfulness of police vehicle searches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants in two distinct circumstances: a rental car driven by a man who was not authorized to do so and a motorcycle covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property.

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On ‘Black Lightning,’ a Superhero Takes On Race, Justice and the Real World

Based on the DC crime fighter, this new CW series takes on present-day issues of race and social justice directly and unambiguously.

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U.S. and Britain failed to cause Iran unrest: Khamenei

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that Iran had foiled attempts by the United States and Britain to create unrest during a wave of protests, state media reported.

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Mueller Is Said to Likely Seek to Interview Trump

White House officials viewed it as a sign the special counsel’s inquiry was nearly over. But it touched off discussions about the perils of the president sitting for an interview.

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This anniversary is no cause for celebration

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The President's lawyers are discussing how to limit the scope of what the special counsel can ask

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Trump team expects Mueller interview request

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Romney had prostate cancer treatment last year and the prognosis is good

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, a source close to Romney told CNN Monday.

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Opinion: Thank goodness for Oprah. She saved the show.

Thank goodness for Oprah Winfrey. She saved the show.

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Biodegradable Bags Cause Outrage in Italy. (It’s Not Really About Bags.)

A law requiring consumers to pay for produce sacks has prompted a flood of protests. But, with elections set for March, the anger is about more than a 2-cent surcharge.

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Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients with hot flashes related to hormone therapy should know that these uncomfortable symptoms can be managed, according to a recently published resource for patients.

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Mueller's team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday.

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Starr: Mueller must look Trump in the eye

Kenneth Starr, a former independent prosecutor who investigated President Clinton, says it is "probable" and "appropriate" for special counsel Robert Mueller to hold a face-to-face interview with President Trump.

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BRIEF-Department 13 International Says Co & Raytheon To Work Together To Provide Counter-Drone Technologies

* CO & RAYTHEON TEAM TO PROVIDE COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Trump appears to say he'd meet with Mueller's team

President Donald Trump appeared to say Saturday he's still willing to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's team over the Russia investigation during an exchange with reporters at Camp David, adding there's been "no collusion."

Hospice Care nytimes.com

Opinion: This Was Not the Good Death We Were Promised

Hospice care failed my father when it mattered most.

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How good the stock market under Trump really is, in one chart

President Donald Trump has spared no opportunity to brag about the surging stock market in recent days. He has a point. It took the market almost 100 years to reach 5,000. It's grown more than 5,000 points in Trump's first year in office.

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Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish U.S. President Donald Trump.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: Did Trump Obstruct Justice?

New reporting makes for a compelling case that he did, on multiple counts.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

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The supermoon caused the perfect celestial storm

Call it the perfect storm.

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Justice Dept. launches new Clinton Foundation probe: The Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials and a witness.

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'World is doomed': Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Department of Injustice

Why a federal crackdown on legal marijuana? The real problem, as any sentient public servant can tell you, is opioid abuse.

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Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end.

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Justice Dept launches new Clinton Foundation probe: The Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials and a witness.

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Ryan backed Nunes in spat with Justice Dept. over Russia documents, sources say

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed his fellow congressional Republican, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, during a meeting over the Russia investigation Wednesday, capping off a months-long dispute between the committee and the Justice Department, multiple sources with the knowledge of the situation told CNN.

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What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?

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Storm causes power outages, canceled flights, in Canada's Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - More than 80,000 customers were hit by power outages in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday evening, leaving parts of the city of Halifax in the dark, as eastern Canada was battered by a massive storm arriving from the United States.

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BRIEF-Urbana Corp Declares Special Dividend Of $0.03/Share

* BOARD ALSO DECLARED SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF THREE CENTS PER SHARE ON ISSUED, OUTSTANDING COMMON, NON-VOTING CLASS A SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Storm cancels flights, causes power outages in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (Reuters) - Dozens of flights were canceled and thousands of people were left without power in Eastern Canada on Thursday as the region felt the early impact of a massive storm arriving from the United States.

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Trump says chances good for passing U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was working with lawmakers to create an immigration system that will serve American workers and improve security, adding he thinks Congress has a good shot at passing an immigration reform bill.

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BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health

* BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPUETICS - RECEIVED GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE APPROVAL FROM ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH FOR ISRAELI CONTRACT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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Op-Ed Contributor: Justice Shouldn’t Come With a $250 Fine

It’s great that progressive prosecutors are against incarceration, but alternative punishments shouldn’t cause people to go broke.

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Manafort sues Mueller over Russia probe

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

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

Paul Manafort Sues Mueller and Asks a Judge to Narrow the Russia Investigation

The highly unusual lawsuit says the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, was given an overly broad mandate and needs to be reined in.

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Manafort sues Mueller

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

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Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort sued Robert Mueller on Wednesday, alleging that the special counsel's wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.

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Public interest group sues Justice Department for release of FBI messages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A public interest group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, demanding a quicker response to a request for internal communications about a decision to show some reporters private text messages between two FBI officials who worked for special counsel Robert Mueller.

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U.S. charges ex-Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, the former head of European investing at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group , with fraud and obstruction of justice,...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. charges ex-Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, the former head of European investing at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, with fraud and obstruction of justice, according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday.

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U.S. charges former Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, a former executive at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group , with fraud and obstruction of justice, according to court...

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Opinion: Trump hasn't caused a global crisis yet, but we might not be lucky in 2018

2017 is the year we somehow got away with it.

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Design flaw found in Intel chips; fix causes them to slow: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A design flaw has been found in microprocessors made by Intel Corp that requires updates to computer operating systems, a tech publication reported, adding that the fix causes the chips to operate more slowly.

Elderly nytimes.com

When Old News Is Good News: The Effect of 6 Elderly New Yorkers on One Middle-Aged Reporter

No work I have ever done has brought me as much joy and hope, or changed my outlook on life as profoundly.

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BRIEF-Good Times Restaurants Says Same Store Sales Increase 5.9 Pct

* GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS REPORTS FISCAL 2018 Q1 SAME STORE SALES

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Phys Ed: Exercise Alters Our Microbiome. Is That One Reason It’s So Good for Us?

Lean people were especially responsive to exercise’s effects on the bacterial makeup of our guts.

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Ant-MoneyGram deal's rejection by U.S. another indication of fading goodwill - China's Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. government panel's decision to block Ant Financial's $1.2 billion acquisition of MoneyGram International Inc. is another indication that goodwill built during President Donald Trump's November Beijing trip is fading, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

GALWAY (Reuters) - Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

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Trump lawyers talked with special counsel team

President Donald Trump's legal team held talks with the members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team a few days before Christmas, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

On Olympics: Nathan Chen Has Taken the Quad to a New Level. Is It Good for Figure Skating?

Chen, the 18-year-old American sensation, is the first to complete the difficult jump five times in a four-and-a-half-minute routine, but some worry it is dulling the sport.

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BRIEF-Elliott Associates And Affiliates Report Passive Stake Of About 5.4 Pct In Platform Specialty Products

* ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES AND AFFILIATES REPORT A PASSIVE STAKE OF ABOUT 5.4 PCT IN PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS CORP AS OF DEC 22 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lLO8CS) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-PolyOne Expands Specialty Color And Additives Expertise With Acquisition Of IQAP Masterbatch

* POLYONE EXPANDS SPECIALTY COLOR AND ADDITIVES EXPERTISE WITH ACQUISITION OF IQAP MASTERBATCH

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Opinion: Hoda Kotb replacing Matt Lauer is sweet justice

If 2017 was the year of badly behaved men meeting their downfall, 2018 might just bring something better: well-qualified women replacing them.

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Trump again at war with 'deep state' Justice Department

President Donald Trump leveled his latest criticism of the Justice Department on Tuesday, suggesting the executive department is part of a "deep state" that he believes has sought to undermine him.

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Dalit protests cause disruptions in India's financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of Dalits, who rank at the lower end of India's ancient caste hierarchy, disrupted traffic and threw stones at buses in Mumbai on Tuesday as they protested against violence in a nearby city in which a man was killed.

Fiber (Dietary) nytimes.com

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

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US Customs computers outage caused delays for travelers

An outage affecting the Customs and Border Protection's computer systems left international travelers waiting in long lines at airports throughout the country Monday night.

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Dollar starts new year in doldrums, Asia stocks in good cheer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro stood within striking distance of its 2017 peak on an ailing U.S. dollar on Tuesday, while Asian stocks began the new year close to their highest in a decade.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar starts new year in doldrums, Asia stocks in good cheer

* Asian shares consolidate past gains as Japan takes holidays

Books and Literature nytimes.com

A Literary Portrait of Richard Avedon Causes Controversy

A book about the photographer by his longtime business manager has drawn criticism from Avedon’s friends and colleagues, who say it is riddled with errors and falsehoods.

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Trump tells Mar-a-Lago guests: 2018's 'going to be something very, very special'

President Donald Trump rang in 2018 with shout-outs to his billionaire friends and a warning to his "enemies" during short remarks just before midnight at his posh South Florida club.

Preventive Medicine nytimes.com

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being.

cnn.com

See the world say goodbye to 2017, hello to 2018

From Australia to the Vatican, here's a look at New Year's celebrations around the world.

cnn.com

Analyst: Why Trump said he thinks Mueller will be fair

Former US Attorney Michael Moore, while discussing Trump's comments on Robert Mueller, compares Trump to the movie, "The Godfather."

Roberts, John G Jr nytimes.com

Courts Must Better Police Themselves on Harassment, Chief Justice Says

In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. addressed reports of sexual misconduct by an appeals court judge.

topNews reuters.com

Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of a U.S. appeals court judge amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments.

cnn.com

Chief Justice to look at how courts handle sexual harassment

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an annual report on Sunday that he has called for an evaluation of how the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment.

worldNews reuters.com

At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash: government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

worldNews reuters.com

At least 12 die in plane crash in Costa Rica - government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senior U.S. Republican senator: 'Let Mr. Mueller do his job'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigation of links between Russia and President Trump's 2016 election campaign should continue without interference in 2018, despite calls from some Trump administration allies and Republican lawmakers to shut it down, a prominent Republican senator said on Sunday.

worldNews reuters.com

Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-Rail traffic resumes at Berlin station after fire, cause unknown

BERLIN, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Long-distance rail traffic resumed at the busy Berlin Zoo train station on Sunday after firefighters extinguished a fire that had caused large amounts of smoke, though local railway traffic remained halted, German federal police said on Twitter.

worldNews reuters.com

Rail traffic halted at Berlin station due to smoke, cause unknown: police

BERLIN (Reuters) - Railway traffic was halted at Berlin's Zoo train station on Sunday due to a large amount of smoke, and several people were rescued from the scene, German federal police said on Twitter.

environmentNews reuters.com

Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation.

cnn.com

The President tweeted support for protesters in Iran, saying 'the entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change'

President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted his support for protests taking place in Iran this weekend, writing, "The world is watching!"

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Republican Attacks on Mueller and F.B.I. Open New Rift in G.O.P.

A campaign to discredit the F.B.I. and the special counsel investigating President Trump is growing more heated, splitting the Republican Party.

sportsNews reuters.com

Serena says good to be back, despite loss to Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi

(Reuters) - Serena Williams was pleased to get back on court despite losing what was her first match in almost a year, against Jelena Ostapenko, at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president

HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard, Della Reese and many more, but also a remarkable roster of champions who pressed for change.

topNews reuters.com

Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Germans Will Ring in New Year With Extra Security, Especially for Women

Since attacks two years ago in Cologne, German cities, including Berlin, are setting up safety zones for women who feel threatened or have been assaulted

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-City Holding Says On Dec 26 Unit Filed Lawsuit Against Kentucky Fuels, The James C. Justice Cos

* CITY HOLDING CO SAYS ON DEC 26, CO'S UNIT FILED LAWSUIT AGAINST KENTUCKY FUELS CORP AND THE JAMES C. JUSTICE COMPANIES INC - SEC FILING

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Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly N.Y. fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

cnn.com

Analysis: Defining Trump's 'fair' prediction on Mueller probe

President Donald Trump's latest interview with The New York Times is a many layered exercise of political positioning, calculated ambiguity and veiled menace.

domesticNews reuters.com

Boy playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

Blacks nytimes.com

Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97

The crime was never prosecuted because two all-white grand juries refused to indict her attackers. Alabama lawmakers apologized in 2011.

Bronx (NYC) nytimes.com

Child Playing With Stove Caused Bronx Fire That Killed 12

The city’s deadliest blaze since 1990 was a “horrible, tragic accident,” the mayor said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-West Bancorp Says Reduction Of Corporate Tax Rates Will Cause Co's Deferred Tax Asset To Be Revalued

* WEST BANCORPORATION SAYS REDUCTION OF CORPORATE TAX RATES WILL CAUSE CO'S DEFERRED TAX ASSET TO BE REVALUED - SEC FILING

worldNews reuters.com

Norway says made 'good progress' in China trade talks

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and China made "good progress" in a recent round of negotiations over a planned free trade agreement in Beijing, the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries said in a statement on Friday.

healthNews reuters.com

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

ADEN (Reuters) - Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died.

cnn.com

Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will be fair

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller is "going to be fair" in his investigation into possible collusion between Trump's team and Russian officials.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump says he believes Mueller will treat him fairly in Russia probe

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, will treat him fairly.

cnn.com

NYT: Trump says Mueller will treat him fairly

CNN's John Berman talks to New York Times reporter Michael Shear about his colleague's interview with President Trump and the President's comments about fairness in the ongoing Mueller investigation.

healthNews reuters.com

Cotton swabs still a major cause of eardrum perforations

(Reuters Health) - A sampling of U.S. emergency department records confirms that sticking anything smaller than your elbow in your ear is a good way to puncture an eardrum.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-ZK International Announces Initial Investment From Blockchain And Crypto Fund Specialists NGST Ltd And Exigent Capital

* ZK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL INVESTMENT FROM BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO FUND SPECIALISTS NGST LTD AND EXIGENT CAPITAL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Calumet Specialty Products Partners Reports Q3 2017 Results

* CALUMET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS PARTNERS, L.P. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: China's leaders fret over debts lurking in shadow banking system

SHANGHAI/BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - In March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. A private wealth manager at the bank had a special deal to offer them.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Ritchie Bros Officially Awarded U.S. Department Of Defense Non-Rolling Stock Contracts

* RITCHIE BROS. OFFICIALLY AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NON-ROLLING STOCK CONTRACTS

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Ferguson’s so-called debtors’ prisons devastated its black community. The attorney general wants to keep it that way.

cnn.com

Roy Moore files a complaint alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election for a Senate seat

Roy Moore filed an election complaint on Wednesday, alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election and urged a delay in certifying the results.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

There's a good boy: Thai nurses dress babies up as dogs to ring in New Year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nurses at a hospital in the Thai capital showed some festive puppy love on Thursday, dressing up newborn babies up in fetching canine outfits ahead of the Year of the Dog.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really.

Amid a series of scandals and sins, a few righteous tech innovators actually brought positive change this year.

cnn.com

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes past handling of sexual harassment allegations

The Justice Department Inspector General has found "potential systemic issues" in how the department handles sexual harassment and misconduct allegations across its components, according to a memorandum he wrote in May to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reviewing the handling of cases that primarily occurred in years past.

cnn.com

GOP lawmaker: Justice Department and FBI need to be purged

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) claims that government agencies have been "off the rails" and suggest they be purged.

Skin nytimes.com

On Beauty: When Good Beauty Products Smell Downright Bad

When it comes to fancy things for the face, does leaving a natural aroma lend a certain authenticity?

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Great Elm Capital Declares Special Distribution Of $0.20/Shr

* GREAT ELM CAPITAL CORP. DECLARES SPECIAL DISTRIBUTION OF $0.20 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

Fish and Other Marine Life nytimes.com

Fish May Be Good for the Growing Brain

Children who eat fish tend to sleep better and score higher on IQ tests, a new study has found.

cnn.com

There's a good chance your holiday returns will end up here

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-EHi Car Services Appoints Independent Financial Advisor And Legal Counsel To The Special Committee

* EHI CAR SERVICES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR AND LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Hockey, Ice nytimes.com

Realizing He ‘Used to Be Good,’ Don Cherry Recalibrates His Rancor

Cherry, a Canadian TV staple for decades, was at risk of becoming a dinosaur, droning on about fighting as the N.H.L. turned toward more skill and speed.

Movies nytimes.com

Pakistani Women Seize Film Dispute as Chance to Discuss Rape and Injustice

A film about an abduction case was banned by Pakistan’s censors, but a public outcry, fueled by a social media campaign, helped overturn the ruling.

cnn.com

Sanders: Middle class tax breaks a good thing

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says the tax breaks middle class Americans will receive as a result of the GOP's new tax reform bill are "a good thing," but says they should be permanent.

cnn.com

Tech giant Elon Musk causes alien scare

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket in southern California Friday night leaving a trail behind.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

Feeling Blue (and Feeling Good): U.K. Picks a Post-Brexit Passport Color

Once the country leaves the European Union, Britons’ travel documents will return to a shade that was phased out in the name of solidarity.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Sinclair Broadcast Group Announces $1,000 Special Bonus As A Result Of Tax Reform

* SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES $1,000 SPECIAL BONUS AS A RESULT OF TAX REFORM

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: How to make millions selling passports to Africa

MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn't live there. He's been a roving ambassador for the country, has twice attended the United Nations General Assembly with the Comoros delegation and holds three current Comoros diplomatic passports.

topNews reuters.com

Exclusive: State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

politicsNews reuters.com

Exclusive - State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

politicsNews reuters.com

House Democrats rally to protect Special Counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives rallied behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, after recent attempts by Republicans and conservative news outlets to discredit him and his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Old Republic International Declares Special, One-Time Cash Dividend Of $1.00 Per Share

* OLD REPUBLIC REPORTS ON NOTABLE FINANCIAL MATTERS AND EVENTS FOR THE FINAL QUARTER OF 2017; COMPANY DECLARES SPECIAL, ONE-TIME CASH DIVIDEND OF $1.00 PER SHARE

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

Op-Ed Contributors: The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

Trump may be holding off from firing the special counsel. That doesn’t mean he’s safe.

cnn.com

Because this ballot was counted for the GOP, control of the VA House essentially comes down to a coin toss

A single ballot has put the control of the Virginia House chamber back in limbo for the second time in one week, and next Wednesday morning, the balance of power will be settled in a random drawing.

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: How Philip Morris is selling regulators on its hot new smoking device

By Paritosh Bansal, Tom Lasseter, Duff Wilson Thomas Wilson, Ami Miyazaki and Aditya Kalra

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Year in (Good) News

Thursday: A look back at some of the city’s happier moments, celebrating the winter solstice, and our readers share their best news of 2017.

technologyNews reuters.com

India's special court acquits all accused in 2G telecoms case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A special court in India on Thursday acquitted a former telecoms minister, politicians and several business executives of graft and money laundering charges in the grant of telecoms licenses in one of the country's biggest graft scandals.

cnn.com

Anchor, GOP Rep. go at it over Mueller

During a debate with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) things became heated when John Berman asked whether Jordan questioned the integrity of Robert Mueller.

cnn.com

Rep.: 'Most of Mueller team anti-Trump'

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who says the FBI plotted to keep Donald Trump from becoming president, tells CNN's John Berman "most" of the people on special counsel Robert Mueller's team are "anti-Trump."

companyNews reuters.com

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones.

cnn.com

Firing Mueller 'would be a gross abuse of power,' top Democrat on intelligence committee says

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that the firing of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller would be a "gross abuse of power" and called for Congress to respond with "significant consequences" if President Donald Trump took that step.

politicsNews reuters.com

Top Democrat says Trump firing of Mueller could provoke 'constitutional crisis'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee, responding to escalating Republican attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said on Wednesday that if President Donald Trump fires Mueller, "it has the potential to provoke a constitutional crisis."

cnn.com

Warner warns of threats against Mueller

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the intel committee, took to the Senate floor to issue a warning about GOP threats against Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

cnn.com

1-vote win is now a tie after judges declare a ballot good

A battle over one vote has left control of the Virginia House of Delegates up in the air -- and headed for the winner's name to be drawn at random.

domesticNews reuters.com

Burst tire may have caused deadly tourist bus crash in Mexico -police

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The driver of a tour bus that crashed on Tuesday on a quiet road in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, killing 12 people, may have lost control after one of the front tires exploded, the local police chief said.

cnn.com

2017 is a record-breaker -- and not in a good way

cnn.com

Ignore the noise: Russia still wants good relations with Trump

The curtain has risen on what may be President Vladimir Putin's last constitutional run at Russia's top job -- and the orchestra is playing a very familiar tune, albeit with a new accompaniment.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. citizens among dead in Mexican bus crash: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that multiple American citizens had died when a tour bus rolled over on a trip to ancient ruins in Mexico.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: When America No Longer Is a Global Force for Good

President Trump’s National Security Strategy articulates an “America First” vision that may only make America weak.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

A way to combat the capricious and biased nature of human decisions.

topNews reuters.com

Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

By Tom Lasseter, Paritosh Bansal, Thomas Wilson, Ami Miyazaki Duff Wilson and Aditya Kalra

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Goodrich Petroleum Announces Preliminary Capital Expenditure Budget For 2018 Of $65 - $75 Mln

* GOODRICH PETROLEUM ANNOUNCES CAPITAL EXPENDITURE BUDGET AND 2018 GUIDANCE

domesticNews reuters.com

Former Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to U.S.: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged former leader of a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to the United States to face drug conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.