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Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Milan Is Still Making It New

Giorgio Armani, Prada and Fendi proved that men’s fashion has the power to surprise.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

businessNews reuters.com

Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN (Reuters) - For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

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REFILE-Dealmaking Ferrero tycoon breaks decades of family tradition

MILAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - For almost 70 years, family-owned chocolate group Ferrero shunned acquisitions, relying completely on its ability to grow on its own and dream up new products. Those days are gone.

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Canada creates watchdog to oversee companies' conduct abroad

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canada said on Wednesday it is creating an independent watchdog to monitor and investigate human rights abuses by its companies operating abroad, describing it as the first initiative of its kind in the world.

technologyNews reuters.com

Standard Chartered creates fintech investment unit

LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered said on Wednesday it had established a business unit to invest in financial technology and promote innovation.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die

There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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French carmaker PSA's sales lifted by growth in Iran and Latin America

PARIS (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA's global sales jumped by 15 percent last year as strong growth in Iran and Latin America helped to offset difficulties in Britain and China.

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Experts: Massive oil spill off China's coast may affect marine life for decades

A massive oil tanker that sank off the coast of China could affect marine life for decades, environmentalists and experts say.

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BRIEF-‍CVS Pharmacy To Create New Standards For Post-Production Alterations Of Beauty Imagery​

* ‍CVS PHARMACY MAKES COMMITMENT TO CREATE NEW STANDARDS FOR POST-PRODUCTION ALTERATIONS OF BEAUTY IMAGERY​

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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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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Chris Matthews apologizes for making comment about 'Bill Cosby pill' before interviewing Hillary Clinton

businessNews reuters.com

Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.

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UPDATE 1-Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.

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Trump denies making 'shithole countries' comment

President Donald Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting where he rejected a bipartisan deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Ford, Harold E Jr nytimes.com

A Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Seemed Sudden. It Was Years in the Making.

A female reporter accused Harold E. Ford Jr., a former congressman, of inappropriate behavior. Morgan Stanley found no proof but fired him. How one Wall Street firm responded to misconduct allegations.

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.

businessNews reuters.com

Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

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Corporations may dodge billions in U.S. taxes through new loophole -experts

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow multinational corporations like Apple Inc to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas, according to experts.

domesticNews reuters.com

Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.

Special Education nytimes.com

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.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Moira Donegan Says She Created List of Men in Media Accused of Misconduct

Ms. Donegan said she created the list for women in the media industry to document what many discussed in private: the names of men to stay away from.

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Trump's shifting tone on North Korea confounds experts

Three months ago, Donald Trump told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he was "wasting his time" by suggesting the US was willing to talk to North Korea.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-People’s Utah Bancorp Announces Financial Impact Of Amendment To Federal Tax Code

* PEOPLE'S UTAH BANCORP - ‍IMPACT OF TAX ACT​ TO EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE IS A REDUCTION OF $0.25 TO $0.27 PER SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDED DEC 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tourists airlifted from Swiss ski resort

Tourists had to be airlifted from Zermatt, a ski resort that was cut off because of heavy snow and blocked rail tracks.

Global Warming nytimes.com

How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites? A Lot.

A new study found that the Trump administration has systematically removed, altered or played down references to climate change on federal websites.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Capgemini Says Consortium Creates Blockchain-Based Solution For Italian Corporate Insurance

* INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM CREATES FIRST BLOCKCHAIN-BASED SOLUTION FOR THE CORPORATE INSURANCE MARKET IN ITALY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA

A federal judge in California late Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-European shares at fresh highs on earning optimism, dealmaking

* Global earnings revisions at all-time high - Citi (Recasts, adds details, closing prices)

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Up to 15 inches fell in northwestern Algeria, creating an alien-looking landscape right here on Earth.

environmentNews reuters.com

Tourists airlifted from snowbound Swiss ski resort

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss Alpine resort of Zermatt airlifted guests by helicopter on Tuesday after heavy snow and a power cut stranded thousands of visitors.

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Trump creates MLK national historic park

President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta.

worldNews reuters.com

Mexico governor says federal funding withheld in graft probe dispute

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican state governor on Monday accused the finance ministry of withholding federal funds to punish his administration for launching an investigation into alleged corruption that has embarrassed the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

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BRIEF-Home Bancshares Says Fall In Federal Corporate Tax Rate To Negatively Impact Co's Q4 Results

* Q4 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.34 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S

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Massachusetts federal prosecutor will not rule out busting pot businesses

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor will not rule out prosecuting businesses dealing in marijuana, he said on Monday, less than a week after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy easing enforcement in states that legalized the drug.

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U.S. security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired U.S. military officers, members of Congress and former U.S. ambassadors were among 52 U.S. national security experts who signed a letter released on Monday urging President Donald Trump's administration not to jeopardize the international nuclear deal with Iran.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: Japan seek to recreate Sapporo ski jump joy

TOKYO (Reuters) - With a total of 11 medals, including three golds, ski jumping has provided rich pickings at the Winter Olympics for Japan, and the Games in Pyeongchang will provide another chance for them to excel in front of a prime-time Asian audience.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Tenet Healthcare Issues Information On Financial Implications Of Changes To Federal Tax Law​

* ‍ISSUES INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGES TO FEDERAL TAX LAW​‍

Costa Rica nytimes.com

After a Tragedy, Making the Case for Costa Rica

The tragedy of the crash is particularly difficult to reconcile with the remarkable beauty of Costa Rica — a place I wouldn’t hesitate to return to.

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UN experts urge Iran to end internet crackdown

UN human rights experts urged Iranian authorities to respect the rights of protesters and voiced concern over Tehran's restriction of social messaging services in a joint statement issued Friday by the UN agency for human rights.

Marijuana nytimes.com

California Defiant in Face of Federal Move to Get Tough on Marijuana

Four days after legal marijuana sales began in the state, lawmakers and leaders of the cannabis industry vowed legalization would proceed.

environmentNews reuters.com

China warns of second wave of snow after blizzard alert lifted

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned of a second wave of snow and sleet hitting northern, central and eastern parts on Friday after record snowfall paralyzed parts of the country in the most severe weather this winter.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia’s Chance to Create a Liberal Kingdom

Reform might not have been possible there without the activists and intellectuals who struggled and suffered over the years.

Finances nytimes.com

Editorial: Making Art Lovers Pay

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping its “suggested” admission for out-of-staters, in favor of a mandatory set of fees.

environmentNews reuters.com

China to create new forests covering area size of Ireland - China Daily

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will plant new forests covering an area roughly the size of Ireland this year as it aims to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade, China Daily reported on Friday.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

A co-founder of Ripple, a virtual currency, could briefly lay claim to being the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday, bypassing Mark Zuckerberg, as the Bitcoin boom widened.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

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States with legal pot denounce federal marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana denounced a move by the Trump administration on Thursday to cancel a policy that kept federal prosecutors at bay from the fledgling cannabis industries and vowed to uphold their state laws.

businessNews reuters.com

Federal Reserve seeks to clarify big bank risk management expectations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve proposed new guidance Thursday that would clarify the regulator's expectations for how senior managers at large banks handle risk at their respective institutions.

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Sessions to nix Obama-era federal pot rules

In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.

worldNews reuters.com

Plane lifted from Sydney river after crash killed British CEO

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian investigators and police hoisted the wreckage of a seaplane from the Sydney river where it sank after crashing on New Year's Eve, killing six people, including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc.

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Plane wreck lifted from Sydney river after crash killing British CEO

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian air crash investigators and police on Thursday hoisted the wreckage of a seaplane from the Sydney river where it sank after crashing on New Year's Eve, killing six people including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc.

politicsNews reuters.com

New York reviewing tax system changes after new federal tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the state is developing a plan to restructure its current income and payroll tax system in reaction to the massive U.S. federal tax overhaul passed along party lines in late December.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. Attorney General names 17 interim federal prosecutors

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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GOP foreign policy expert: US chose to walk away from key alliances

The Trump administration is engaged in an "abdication" of US global leadership, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations argued Tuesday night, saying the US "chose to walk away" from key institutions and alliances.

businessNews reuters.com

China says hopes U.S. can create level playing field for Chinese firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it hopes the United States can create a level playing field and a predictable environment for Chinese enterprises.

companyNews reuters.com

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

worldNews reuters.com

U.N. rights experts decry repression of activists in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.

New York Times nytimes.com

A Year in Bloopers: The Making of The Daily 360

Happy New Year from the Daily 360 team! We've made 435 videos in 426 days. Here are some of the moments that didn’t make the cut. Pro tip: If you can see the camera, the camera can see you.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

The experts, Michael Sharp, an American, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were investigating crimes associated with a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

environmentNews reuters.com

India's federal auditor slams Modi's slow Ganges clean-up

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has spent less than a quarter of the funds available for a program to clean up the Ganges river over the last two years, a federal audit has found, citing lapses in planning and financial management of a flagship scheme.

companyNews reuters.com

RPT-Brexit spurs near doubling of UK domestic deal-making

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Companies seeking to "bulk up" to offset the uncertainty caused by Britain's looming EU exit helped to spur a near doubling of domestic mergers and acquisition activity this year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Offshore Drilling and Exploration nytimes.com

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

The Interior Department said reversing the Obama-era regulations would reduce “unnecessary burdens” on the energy industry.

businessNews reuters.com

CEOs go M&A hunting as booming markets unleash dealmaking spirits

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Mergers and acquisitions had another strong year in 2017, reaching their third highest annual level since the 2008 financial crisis, as CEOs were emboldened by buoyant markets to pursue transformative deals, even when their targets resisted.

companyNews reuters.com

Brexit spurs near doubling of UK domestic deal-making

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Companies seeking to "bulk up" to offset the uncertainty caused by Britain's looming EU exit helped to spur a near doubling of domestic mergers and acquisition activity this year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

businessNews reuters.com

Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were slightly higher in late morning trading on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks.

companyNews reuters.com

US STOCKS-Wall Street lifted by gains in technology shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.05 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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U.N. human rights experts appalled by pardon of Peru's Fujimori

GENEVA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon of his predecessor Alberto Fujimori is an appalling "slap in the face" for victims of human rights abuses and a major setback for the rule of law, a group of U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday.

politicsNews reuters.com

New York governor questions the constitutionality of federal tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The governor of New York said on Thursday that the state was considering restructuring its tax code in response to a federal tax overhaul bill that recently became law, which he said may be unconstitutional.

companyNews reuters.com

Locamerica and Unidas tie up to create Brazil's No. 2 car rental firm

SAO PAULO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Brazilian rental car firm Cia de Locação das Américas and rival Unidas SA announced a cash and stock deal to create Brazil's second-largest car rental company, the companies said in a securities filing on Thursday.

Clemson University nytimes.com

Dabo Swinney Creates the Un-Alabama at Clemson

Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney played for Alabama and now plays against them for the third straight playoff. His strategy? Be the opposite of Nick Saban.

topNews reuters.com

No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

cnn.com

Tax cuts might create jobs. But where are the workers?

Smartphones nytimes.com

Tech We’re Using: A World of Deal Making, Gleaned With an iPhone X

Michael de la Merced, a DealBook reporter in London, discussed his favorite tech tool — an iPhone X — and British norms for using the gadget socially.

Bamboo nytimes.com

Patch of Bamboo Creates New Legal Thicket for Connecticut City

In a Connecticut city known for showdowns between homeowners and the government, a tiny yard overtaken by bamboo is at the center of a new fight.

topNews reuters.com

U.S. sanctions North Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States announced sanctions on two North Korean officials behind their country's ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Car Services and Livery Cabs nytimes.com

Your Uber Car Creates Congestion. Should You Pay a Fee to Ride?

A New York task force weighs a new fee on rides in for-hire vehicles in Manhattan, which would be paid by riders and raise money to fix the subways.

worldNews reuters.com

Egypt wants outside experts to help settle Nile dispute

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egypt said on Tuesday it had suggested to Ethiopia and Sudan that they all call in international experts to help settle a dispute on an Ethiopian dam project on the river Nile.

Movies nytimes.com

Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’

The stars and director of the provocative psychosexual drama detail the controlled chaos of the shoot Mr. Day-Lewis says will be his last.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Unity Bank To Provide Employees With $750 Bonuses In Response To Federal Tax Reform Legislation

* UNITY BANK TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES WITH $750 BONUSES IN RESPONSE TO FEDERAL TAX REFORM LEGISLATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

healthNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic Images)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show.

cnn.com

Federal judge lifts parts of Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Washington state has blocked parts of the Trump administration's travel ban that limits entry into the United States by refugees from several majority Muslim nations.

politicsNews reuters.com

Federal judge partially lifts Trump's latest refugee restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Seattle partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's newest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the latest legal defeat for his efforts to curtail immigration and travel to the United States.

politicsNews reuters.com

Federal judge partially blocks Trump's latest refugee restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge James Robart, a federal judge in Seattle, partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's latest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday.

cnn.com

US ambassador apologizes for 2015 remarks after he initially denied making them

The new US Ambassador to the Netherlands is apologizing for "certain remarks" he made in 2015 suggesting that the Netherlands was in chaos because of Muslims.

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

F.B.I. Director Wants to Move Forward, but the President Is Making His Job Harder

Five months since Christopher Wray started the job, President Trump’s verbal assaults have put Mr. Wray and his team in a difficult position.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp: sources

(Reuters) - Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp - sources

(Reuters) - Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

environmentNews reuters.com

California wildfire crews gain edge as last evacuation orders lifted

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire held their ground on Thursday against a resurgence of winds that proved weaker than expected, allowing officials to lift all remaining evacuation orders and warnings.

Nxivm nytimes.com

Federal Officials Reportedly Investigating Group Where Women Were Branded

Some women who joined a secret sorority within the group, called Nxivm, were branded with a symbol that incorporated the initials of the group’s leader.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Remaking Ancient Greece, With Paints or Pixels

Elizabeth Price, a Turner Prize winner, pairs art and archaeology in her digital videos.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi's gifts to Jesus

ALMOG, West Bank (Reuters) - The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic...

worldNews reuters.com

U.N. freedom of speech expert concerned about net neutrality

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.'s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could lead to small and independent voices being drowned out on the web.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-NXT-ID Subsidiary And Cascade Fintech To Create Platform For Connecting Cryptocurrencies To The Payment Ecosystem

* NXT-ID SUBSIDIARY FIT PAY AND CASCADE FINTECH TO CREATE PLATFORM FOR CONNECTING CRYPTOCURRENCIES TO THE PAYMENT ECOSYSTEM

topNews reuters.com

Who killed U.N. experts in Congo? Confidential prosecutor's file offers clues

DAKAR (Reuters) - U.N. investigators Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were on familiar ground when they sat down with local leaders in central Congo in March to discuss a widening seven-month-old conflict in the area.

cnn.com

Federal coffers could run dry if lawmakers can't strike deal on Obamacare payments

Congressional Republicans are cheering a major win as tax reform makes its way through Congress to President Donald Trump's desk but they could be barreling toward a government shutdown at the end of the week because of a major fight between House and Senate GOP lawmakers over Obamacare payments.

Elections, State Legislature nytimes.com

Single Vote Decides Race That Creates Even Split in Virginia House

Republicans appear to have lost control of the House of Delegates in a nail-biting recount that produced a 50-50 division in the Legislature.

cnn.com

Why the government is creating lethal viruses

The US government on Tuesday lifted a ban on making lethal viruses, saying the research is necessary to "develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health."

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Wells Fargo Issues Statement On 2017 Resolution Plan Feedback By Federal Reserve And FDIC

* WELLS FARGO & CO - ISSUES STATEMENT ON 2017 RESOLUTION PLAN FEEDBACK BY FEDERAL RESERVE AND FDIC

healthNews reuters.com

FDA medical device proposal may skirt the law: legal experts

(Reuters) - A proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a new fast-track path to market for medical devices may exceed its authority and require some creative reasoning to justify, legal experts said.

companyNews reuters.com

FDA medical device proposal may skirt the law - legal experts

Dec 19 (Reuters) - A proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a new fast-track path to market for medical devices may exceed its authority and require some creative reasoning to justify, legal experts said.

cnn.com

CEOs don't plan to spend tax savings to create jobs

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Travelers Europe To Create European Subsidiary In Dublin In Response To Brexit

* TRAVELERS EUROPE TO CREATE EUROPEAN SUBSIDIARY IN DUBLIN IN RESPONSE TO BREXIT

MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) nytimes.com

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Federal Judge Alex Kozinski Retires Abruptly After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Mr. Kozinski, an appeals court judge in California for 32 years, had been accused of misconduct by multiple women.

businessNews reuters.com

Stock futures gain on rising tax bill hopes, corporate dealmaking

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, set to push Wall Street to new records, buoyed as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and by a flurry of year-end dealmaking topping $10 billion so far.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

In One New Jersey Town, Pending Tax Changes Create Anxiety

Residents of Livingston, N.J., are worrying that the proposed changes in the Republicans’ tax bill will alter the suburban lifestyle they cherish.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: The Tax Bill That Inequality Created

The tax bill is a consequence of a fraction of the population taking control of the nation’s wealth and, with it, the nation’s political power.

healthNews reuters.com

India state court cancels 2014 federal rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.

Theater nytimes.com

‘He’s All Impulse’: Making Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’ Naughty Onstage

The National Theater’s adaptation of this animated classic adds more music and mischievousness — all in the hands of the director of the new Harry Potter show.

politicsNews reuters.com

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (December 14) - Stock market, federal regulations

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus planemaking chief Bregier to leave in February: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier plans to leave the aerospace group after the board intervened to resolve tensions over the future succession to Chief Executive Tom Enders, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Airbus planemaking chief Bregier to leave in February -sources

PARIS, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Airbus planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier plans to leave the aerospace group after the board intervened to resolve tensions over the future succession to Chief Executive Tom Enders, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus planemaking chief Bregier to step down: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Operating Officer and planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier is expected to step down following a board meeting on Thursday to tackle management tensions at the aerospace group, two sources familiar with the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

Airbus planemaking chief Bregier to step down -sources

PARIS, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Operating Officer and planemaking chief Fabrice Bregier is expected to step down following a board meeting on Thursday to tackle management tensions at the aerospace group, two sources familiar with the matter said.

technologyNews reuters.com

Federal Communications Commission repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 3-U.S. Federal Communications Commission repeals net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.

topNews reuters.com

Seven decades in the making, a defense pact comes to the EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations are set to achieve a 70-year-old ambition to integrate their defenses on Thursday, signing a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together after Britain's decision to quit the bloc.

politicsNews reuters.com

Do not expect postcard-sized tax return from Republican plan: experts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since mid-2016, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has carried around a "postcard" that he has said shows how easy it will be for Americans to file their taxes once Republicans are finished their tax overhaul.

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Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.

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Opinion: The FCC is about to create an internet for the elite

On December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote to roll back the rules that uphold net neutrality -- the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to web content, regardless of the source.

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UPDATE 2-Lockheed Martin may top Boeing in race to supply Canada jets -experts

OTTAWA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Canada's decision to make it harder for Boeing Co to win a major jet order hands rival plane maker Lockheed Martin Corp an advantage in capturing the contract, defense experts said on Wednesday.

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Lockheed Martin may top Boeing in race to supply Canada jets: experts

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's decision to make it harder for Boeing Co to win a major jet order hands rival plane maker Lockheed Martin Corp an advantage in capturing the contract, defense experts said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Lockheed Martin may top Boeing in race to supply Canada jets -experts

OTTAWA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Canada's decision to make it harder for Boeing Co to win a major jet order hands rival plane maker Lockheed Martin Corp an advantage in capturing the contract, defense experts said on Wednesday.

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Froome's positive Salbutamol test result unusual, says expert

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome's positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year's Vuelta a Espana was unusual but dehydration or metabolism could have played a part, an anti-doping expert said on Wednesday.

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U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago.

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U.N. expert says inmate U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

GENEVA (Reuters) - An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

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U.N. expert says U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

GENEVA (Reuters) - An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Digital Power Corporation Creates Cryptocurrency Mining Division

* DIGITAL POWER CORPORATION CREATES CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING DIVISION

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Canada to create overseas mining watchdog early in 2018

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Ottawa plans early next year to create an independent office to oversee Canadian mining, oil and gas companies' activities abroad, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a move that environmental and human rights groups have long demanded.

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Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances, lifted by Valeant, financial services

TORONTO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Tuesday, led by gains in drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals and in the financial services sector.

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EU health and food safety experts warn of stubborn salmonella

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of salmonella food poisoning cases in the European Union has risen by 3 percent since 2014 in a "worrying" reversal of a decade-long declining trend, EU health and food safety officials said on Tuesday.

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Bomb kills bomb disposal expert in Somalia's Puntland, al Shabaab suspected

BOSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - An army colonel in the semi-autonomous Puntland region who also headed the region's bomb disposal unit was killed on Tuesday after a roadside bomb he was defusing exploded, a military official said.

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Trump's push to cut federal jobs has modest impact, mostly in defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's campaign to shrink the "bloated federal bureaucracy" so far has made a small dent in the federal workforce, and that largely because of a decline in civilian defense jobs.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.

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North Korea may be making a fortune from bitcoin mania

Speculators aren't the only ones cheering the runaway bitcoin boom -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may also be celebrating a windfall.

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Rolls-Royce creates cross-business data unit to drive efficiency

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce has created a data unit, named R2 Data Labs, that uses analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve efficiency across its civil and defense aerospace, marine, nuclear and power systems businesses.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

The Shift: The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader -WSJ

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

Maps nytimes.com

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

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Court upholds conviction in 'Making of a Murderer' case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer," overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict.

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'Making a Murderer' confession upheld

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the confession given by Brendan Dassey, a key figure in the Netflix "Making a Murderer" series, should not be thrown out.

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Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.

Air Pollution nytimes.com

Environmentalists Ask: Is India’s Government Making Bad Air Worse?

As northern India is swallowed by an epic smog cloud, critics say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s business-friendly policies are exacerbating the problem.

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U.S. delays rule on methane emissions from federal lands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands, it said on Thursday, a move slammed by environmentalists.

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

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's main opposition party would be unable to compete at an election next April if state auditors impose a heavy fine in a campaign finance case, a vice chairman for the nationalist Jobbik party told Reuters on Thursday.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

It’s not too late to reverse it.

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Neapolitan pizza making wins world heritage status

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The art of Neapolitan pizza making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch wind mills on UNESCO's culture list.

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See Naples and pie: pizza making wins world heritage status

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) - The art of Neapolitan pizza making won world heritage status on Thursday, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch wind mills on UNESCO's culture list.

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK Receives Second Request From Federal Trade Commission

* ORBITAL ATK RECEIVES SECOND REQUEST FROM FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

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BRIEF-The Federal Court Of Appeals Has Ruled To Uphold The Suspension Order Against The Volta Grande Project Construction Licence

* BELO SUN REPORTS THAT THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS HAS RULED TO UPHOLD THE SUSPENSION ORDER AGAINST THE VOLTA GRANDE PROJECT CONSTRUCTION LICENCE

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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Luxury brands lifted by EU court backing for online sales ban

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Coty and other luxury brands scored a landmark victory on Wednesday in their bid to stop retailers selling their products on online platforms such as Amazon and eBay when Europe's top court backed their right to protect their image.

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Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp , Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: How Trains Helped Create the Holidays

Wednesday: The linked histories of trains and the holiday season, lightings around town, and a Christmas tree of lobster traps.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Making 2 Become 1: Ironing Out Senate and House Tax Bill Differences

Here are some of the top differences that must be resolved before the legislation can be signed into law.

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Undocumented immigrant who killed woman was indicted on federal charges in case

The undocumented immigrant who fatally shot a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist spot two years ago has been indicted on two federal charges in connection with the controversial case.

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Illegal immigrant indicted on federal charges after San Francisco murder acquittal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury on Tuesday indicted on federal charges an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was acquitted last week of murder by a San Francisco jury, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its population from human development and disease.

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UPDATE 1-Banorte shareholders vote to create Mexico's No. 2 bank

MONTERREY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Mexico's Banorte on Tuesday approved the acquisition of Grupo Financiero Interacciones, which will create the country's second-biggest bank.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

On Comedy: 4 Comedy Specials to Watch: Seasoned Stand-Ups Making Debuts

Some of the funniest new stand-up is from veterans releasing their first specials or albums: Judah Friedlander, Michelle Wolf, Yamaneika Saunders and Shane Torres.

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Facebook opens new London hub, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook opened its new London office on Monday and said it would add another 800 jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook opens new London hub, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Facebook opened its new London office on Monday and said it would add another 800 jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

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Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

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Foreign policy analyst: Trump making me feel like a foreigner in my own country

Author and foreign policy analyst Max Boot feels President Donald Trump is making him feel like a "foreigner" in his own country.

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Vermont woman charged with making deadly poison ricin in retirement home

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Vermont woman who planned to poison herself manufactured the deadly ricin substance in the retirement home where she lived and tested it on her fellow residents, federal officials said in court papers.

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DOJ considers federal charges against undocumented immigrant acquitted of murder

The Justice Department is considering bringing federal charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man found not guilty in Kate Steinle's murder Thursday night, DOJ spokesperson Sarah Flores told CNN.

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Senate grapples with tax cut plan's impact on federal deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans will grapple on Friday with the possibility of adding a tax increase to sweeping legislation meant to cut taxes on businesses and individuals, aiming to win support from fiscal conservatives worried about its impact on the federal deficit.

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Experts: NK missile could hit anywhere in US

Experts say North Korea's latest missile launch shows they have the ability to potentially hit any location in the United States. CNN's Brian Todd has the latest.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: In ‘The Disaster Artist,’ How to Fail at Moviemaking

James Franco directs and stars in this fictionalized look at the making of “The Room,” which fans call the worst movie ever made.

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U.S. Interior Dept. says federal energy, mineral revenues rose by $1 billion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy and mineral production on federal and tribal land generated $7.1 billion in disbursements in fiscal year 2017, $1 billion more than the previous year, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

A Partner in the Mad Science of Documentary Making

Recruited to film Bedouin women in a Lebanese refugee camp when the male director was barred, a sculptor finds herself at the center of the project.

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Does Europe have what it takes to create the next Google?

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

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Chipotle seeks turnaround expert to replace Ells as CEO

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc co-founder Steve Ells said on Wednesday he would step down as chief executive, succumbing to pressure from investors after failing to turn around the burrito chain from a string of food safety lapses.

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Czech government resigns, making way for election winner Babis

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech center-left government of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stepped down on Wednesday, making way for billionaire Andrej Babis, who won an election last month, to take power in time for an EU summit in December.

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Merkel: End smuggling and slavery, create legal migration chances for Africans

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of ending smuggling and slavery while creating a legal route for Africans to come to Europe as she faces pressure at home to tackle a migrant influx.

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UPDATE 1-Geely-Volvo considering making Lynk & Co cars in Belgium, South Carolina -exec

* Targets annual sales of half mln cars, up to 6 models by 2021 (Adds executive comments on production locations, sales strategies, sales targets; adds Geely background)

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CORRECTED-Geely-Volvo considering making Lynk & Co cars in South Carolina, Belgium -executive

NINGBO, China, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Cars unit, which this week began selling cars in China from jointly owned brand Lynk & Co, are considering producing the vehicles at Volvo plants in Belgium and the U.S. state of South Carolina, a senior Lynk & Co official said.

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REFILE-Geely-Volvo considering making Lynk & Co cars in South Carolina, Belgium -executive

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Cars unit, which this week began selling cars in China from jointly owned brand Lynk & Co, are considering producing the vehicles at Volvo plants in Belgium and the U.S. state of South Carolina, a senior Lynk & Co official said.

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Geely-Volvo considering making Lynx & Co cars in South Carolina, Belgium: executive

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Cars unit, which this week began selling cars in China from jointly owned brand Lynk & Co, are considering producing the vehicles at Volvo plants in Belgium and the U.S. state of South Carolina, a senior Lynk & Co official said.

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Geely-Volvo considering making Lynx & Co cars in South Carolina, Belgium -executive

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and its Volvo Cars unit, which this week began selling cars in China from jointly owned brand Lynk & Co, are considering producing the vehicles at Volvo plants in Belgium and the U.S. state of South Carolina, a senior Lynk & Co official said.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Editorial: Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse

Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes.

Roads and Traffic nytimes.com

New York’s Tilt Toward Congestion Pricing Was Years in the Making

For decades, the plan to reduce traffic by charging drivers in crowded zones in Manhattan has been revived again and again.

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U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

Photography nytimes.com

Tech Tip: Making the Leap to D.S.L.R.

If using your phone’s camera has sparked a serious interest in photography, upgrading to a more versatile camera can have creative rewards.

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Dueling directors create confusion at U.S. consumer protection agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With doughnuts in hand, President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. government consumer watchdog agency turned up for work on Monday, challenging the acting appointee of the Obama-era leader in an partisan showdown over how the U.S. financial system should be regulated.

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Mexico creates marine reserve around islands called 'Galapagos of North America'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including dozens of species endemic to the area.

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UPDATE 2-Venezuela's PDVSA says making bond payments, urges trust

CARACAS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said on Friday it was making last-minute payments on two bonds close to default, including one backed by shares in U.S.-based refiner Citgo, and called for "trust" as it seeks to maintain debt service amid a deepening economic crisis.

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Franken apologizes for making 'some women feel badly'

Sen. Al Franken released a statement Thursday addressing recent allegations of sexual harassment.

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UPDATE 4-ThyssenKrupp lifted by record orders as shifts from steel

* Shares close up nearly 4 pct (Adds comments from shareholder Cevian to Handelsblatt)

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ThyssenKrupp lifted by record orders as shifts from steel

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Demand for next-generation lifts and car components enabled Thyssenkrupp to report its highest annual order intake in five years as the German firm slowly exits steelmaking.

Federal Courts (US) nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts

Forcing a shift to the right by packing the courts with more Trump-appointed judges would undermine the judiciary’s legitimacy.

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UPDATE 3-ThyssenKrupp lifted by record orders as shifts from steel

* Shares trade up 1 pct (Recasts, adds details on JV tussle, fresh quotes)