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Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin-sources

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Nonfiction: When Rape Becomes a Weapon of War

Nadia Murad’s “The Last Girl” describes a Yazidi woman’s kidnapping by Islamist militants.

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REFILE-Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors - WSJ

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the board of CBS Corp as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

(Reuters) - Shari Redstone has discussed adding new directors to the board of CBS Corp as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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Nonfiction: Gifted and Talented and Complicated

In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.

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Opinion: The Lingering Dream of an Islamic State

Baghdadi’s caliphate is crumbling. But it has given new life to a very old idea.

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Nonfiction: What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

In “Supernormal,” the psychologist Meg Jay derives lessons from the lives of her troubled patients.

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Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.

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Nonfiction: The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

J.M. Coetzee reinvents the rules of fiction, but his “Late Essays” about other writers infuse traditional formulas with brilliant psychologizing.

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'Madam Secretary' explores 25th Amendment

The fictional White House in "Madam Secretary" will provide viewers with a crash course in the implementation of the 25th Amendment -- the mechanism for removing the president from office -- in the CBS drama's next episode, titled "Sound and Fury."

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On eve of trip, Pope orders takeover of Catholic group in Peru

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican takeover of an elite Catholic society in Peru whose founder is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group.

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Nonfiction: Real Worlds, Possible Worlds and Fantasy Worlds

In “The Origins of Creativity,” E.O. Wilson argues for a different relationship between the humanities and both the practical and theoretical sciences.

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Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

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Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

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Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.

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Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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Nonfiction: Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

In his new book, Alexander Langlands wants readers to appreciate what it meant to make things with your hands, as our ancestors did for millenniums.

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Nonfiction: Throwing a Poolside Cocktail Party for ‘The Graduate’

Beverly Gray’s “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson” looks back at a classic American movie, half a century later.

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Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

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BRIEF-Willscot Corp Announces Acquisition Of Tyson Onsite

* WILLSCOT CORP - FINANCIAL TERMS OF TRANSACTION WERE NOT DISCLOSED.

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Alphabet's Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat: sources

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is exploring a potential sale of Zagat, the U.S. restaurant review guide which the search giant bought for $151 million in 2011, people familiar with the matter said.

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Alphabet's Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat -sources

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is exploring a potential sale of Zagat, the U.S. restaurant review guide which the search giant bought for $151 million in 2011, people familiar with the matter said.

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Nonfiction: No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Ian Black’s “Enemies and Neighbors” sees no clear solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

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Congo's top Catholic slams state's 'barbarism' after deadly protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as "barbarism", escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country's most powerful institutions.

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Nonfiction: We Are What We Read

Two new books, by Martin Puchner and Abigail Williams, explore how literature has shaped human society.

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Nonfiction: We Aren’t Destroying the Earth

In a new book, “Inheritors of the Earth,” Chris Thomas argues that animals and plants are adapting to the world we are creating. We need not worry.

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Nonfiction: Is Nuclear War Inevitable?

Daniel Ellsberg’s “The Doomsday Machine” is a passionate call for reducing the risk of total destruction.

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Nonfiction: The Oil and Gas Sector Is Changing — and So Is Geopolitics

In “Windfall,” Meghan O’Sullivan offers a tour of the world and how the rise of cheap gas and fracking are causing shifts in power.

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Rabwah Journal: Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

Rabwah, home to about 70,000 Ahmadis, has a veneer of calm, even affluence, that is at odds with the growing hatred against the sect elsewhere in the country.

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Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

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Nonfiction: When Woolly Mammoths Roamed the Earth

Three books examine our fascination with the ancient pachyderms and their extinction.

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Nonfiction: Waves of Destruction, Physical and Spiritual, Buffet Japan

In “Ghosts of the Tsunami,” Richard Lloyd Parry probes the emotional effects of the catastrophe that killed thousands of men, women and children.

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Nonfiction: Losing Her Religion

In “The Book of Separation,” the novelist Tova Mirvis recalls leaving her marriage and her Modern Orthodox life.

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BRIEF-Willscot Corp Files For Offering Of Up To 34.8 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock

* WILLSCOT CORP FILES FOR OFFERING OF UP TO 34.8 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK - SEC FILING

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Disgraced Cardinal Law, byword for Catholic sexual abuse crisis, dies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests and whose name became a byword for scandal in the Catholic Church, died on Wednesday.

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Nonfiction: The Catholic Writer Garry Wills Explores the Quran

Lesley Hazleton reviews Wills’s new book, “What the Qur’an Meant.”

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Ex-Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, is dead

Bernard Law, the former Boston cardinal who resigned in disgrace during the church sex abuse scandal, has died, the Vatican has confirmed.

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U.S. bank regulators say four bank 'living wills' have shortcomings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banking regulators said Tuesday that 'living wills' submitted by eight large U.S. banks are satisfactory, but half of those plans have "shortcomings" that should be addressed in the future.

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Nonfiction: Illuminating the Past, One Precious Book at a Time

Christopher de Hamel’s “Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts” uses a dozen rare illustrated volumes to transport readers back to the medieval world.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Tenet explores sale of Conifer unit amid investor pressure

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Tenet Healthcare Corp said on Tuesday it would explore a sale of its Conifer unit and cut $100 million more in costs, the latest measures to jolt its business amid mounting pressure from its largest shareholder.

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Nonfiction: Reza Aslan’s ‘God: A Human History’

In “God: A Human History,” the author of “Zealot” follows up his book about Jesus with one about God.

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Nonfiction: Slaying the Dragon of the Dark Ages

Eric Metaxas’ “Martin Luther” seeks to make its subject attractive to a wide reading audience.

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CORRECTED-Belgium's Greenyard explores acquisition of Dole Food -sources

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Belgian frozen foods company Greenyard NV is exploring an acquisition of Dole Food Co, a U.S. fruit and vegetable producer that could be valued at more than $2.5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Nonfiction: Millenniums of Tribulation

Simon Schama’s “Belonging: 1492-1900” recounts the history of a people who never seemed to belong anywhere.

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Nonfiction: A Freed Hostage Audits the Murky Business of Captive Negotiations

In “The Trade,” the American journalist Jere Van Dyk relives the injustices he suffered both during and following his captivity at the hands of the Taliban.

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Italy adopts living wills allowing patients to refuse treatment

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Senate passed into law on Thursday a bill allowing severely ill people to refuse treatment that would prolong their lives.

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U.S. shoemaker Rockport explores options including sale -sources

NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The Rockport Group is exploring its options, including a possible sale, after one of the U.S. footwear maker's major debtholders took ownership of the company, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Nonfiction: Underneath Romain Gary’s Many Masks

Two newly published books by the French author who pulled off one of the most elaborate literary deceptions of all time.

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Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities

In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.

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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

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

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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

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Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

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Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

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

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Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

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Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?

Jeremy Dauber’s “Jewish Comedy” looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

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

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

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Nonfiction: In the World of Comedy, Improv May Now Be More Important Than Stand-Up

Sam Wasson’s “Improv Nation” examines one of the most important stories in American popular culture.

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Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos

President Trump shared video posts on Twitter from an ultranationalist British party leader. They supposedly portray Muslims committing acts of violence.

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Nonfiction: The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, or Its Food

Lizzie Collingham’s “The Taste of Empire” and Erika Rappaport’s “A Thirst for Empire” explore the worldwide influence of Britain’s culinary heritage.

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Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

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Nonfiction: Muhammad Ali, Beginning to End for the First Time in a Book

Jonathan Eig’s “Ali: A Life” is the first major biography to include the fighter’s final years, Parkinson’s and all.

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Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

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Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

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Protestants and Catholics Meet, on the Cricket Pitch

A cricket match between the Anglican and Catholic churches has the goal of fostering unity.

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Nonfiction: The Woman Who Smashed a Glass Ceiling in the 16th Century

Leslie Peirce’s “Empress of the East” tells the story of the slave girl who rose to become Queen of the Ottomans.

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Nonfiction: Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals

Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.

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Nonfiction: The Cookbook Addict

Jane Kramer’s “The Reporter’s Kitchen” explains how she approaches life through food and food through life.

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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.

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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

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Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series "The Punisher," is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: If Saudi Arabia Reforms, What Happens to Islamists Elsewhere?

The crown prince’s apparent moderation is undermining both fundamentalists and mainstream Muslim politicians.

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Casino company Empire City explores alternatives

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Privately held Empire City Casino said on Wednesday it was exploring alternatives, including strategic partnerships, to broaden its offering.

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As 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' Denzel Washington explores social injustice

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For his latest role, as an attorney who defends young people of color imprisoned without trial, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington weighed how family dynamics played into the lives of young criminals.

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

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: A Toxic Mix: Sex, Religion and Hypocrisy

The scandal around Tariq Ramadan has opened a door on the plight of Muslim women in France and the Francophone Arab countries to its south.

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Exclusive: Carlyle explores sale or IPO of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics - sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is exploring a sale or initial public offering of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc, a U.S. diagnostics company that could be valued at more than $7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said.

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Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

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'Glengarry Glen Ross' revival examines the dark side of cutting deals

LONDON (Reuters) - In an age where a real-estate salesman has assumed the highest political office in the United States, a new revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross" in London is highlighting the dark side of the art of the deal.

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The Costume Institute Takes on Catholicism

The Metropolitan Museum’s 2018 fashion blockbuster looks at religion’s influence on the designer imagination. The Vatican is on board, but will the viewers agree?

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Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.

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Greta Gerwig explores complexities of growing up in 'Lady Bird'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Why won't you call me Lady Bird? You promised that you would."

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Nonfiction: An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant

Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

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Exclusive: General Electric explores options for aircraft leasing unit - sources

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co is weighing options for its aircraft leasing operations, including the sale of all or part of the business, as Chief Executive John Flannery searches for new divestitures, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Nonfiction: The Women Who Helped America Crack Axis Codes

Liza Mundy’s “Code Girls” goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus in World War II, and finds it was heavily populated by women.

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Saudi Prince, Asserting Power, Brings Clerics to Heel

Taming the powerful religious establishment may bring historic change to Saudi Arabia, where the royal family has always governed in consensus with clerics.

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Thou shalt not kill: Catholic bishops start new Philippines prayer campaign

MANILA (Reuters) - A top Catholic archbishop on Sunday called for Filipinos to choose peace over violence and end a spate of drug-related killings that have divided the nation.

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Broadcom explores deal to buy Qualcomm: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd is exploring a deal to buy smartphone chip maker Qualcomm Inc and is speaking to advisers, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Broadcom explores deal to buy Qualcomm-Bloomberg

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd is exploring a deal to buy smartphone chip maker Qualcomm Inc and is speaking to advisers, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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Nonfiction: Between the Presidency and Him

The poet Kevin Young on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “We Were Eight Years in Power.”

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New York Attack Turns Focus to Central Asian Militancy

Uzbekistan in particular, where the suspect in the New York terrorist attack is from, has produced a high number of militants.

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Nonfiction: ‘I Hear She’s a Real Bitch’: A Swaggering, Feminist Restaurant Memoir

The Canadian restaurateur Jen Agg shows she’s eager to curse and digress like the most macho of them.

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Nonfiction: James Madison’s Zigzag Path

Noah Feldman’s new biography of the fourth president paints a picture of a man of great political flexibility.

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Nonfiction: In ‘Friends Divided,’ John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Beg to Differ

The historian Gordon Wood traces the very long, very complicated relationship between two extraordinary men.

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

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

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Nonfiction: Do Americans Need a Prime Minister?

In “The Impossible Presidency,” the historian Jeremi Suri argues that the job has become overwhelmingly complex, more than a single person can handle.

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Nonfiction: The War of Independence, Seen Through Six Sets of Eyes

Russell Shorto’s “Revolution Song” recounts the stories of individual lives that intersected with our nation’s battle against enemies at home and abroad.

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Nonfiction: A Quarter of a Century Behind Bars, for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

Alex Kotlowitz reviews Benjamin Rachlin’s “Ghost of the Innocent Man,” which tells the story of Willie J. Grimes, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.

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TABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellers

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Walter Isaacson's biography of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci debuted at the top of the U.S. nonfiction bestsellers chart on Thursday, while Dan Brown's "Origin" held off John Sandford's latest novel and a book of short stories by actor Tom Hanks on the fiction bestsellers list. Data released by independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States was used to compile the list. Hardcover Fiction

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UPDATE 1-GE explores divesting its transportation, healthcare IT businesses-sources

Oct 26 (Reuters) - General Electric Co is exploring divesting its transportation and healthcare information technology businesses, as it seeks to reshape its portfolio under new Chief Executive John Flannery, people familiar with the matter said.

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GE explores divesting its transportation, healthcare IT businesses-sources

(Reuters) - General Electric Co is exploring divesting its transportation and healthcare information technology businesses, as it seeks to reshape its portfolio under new Chief Executive John Flannery, people familiar with the matter said.

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Nonfiction: Stranger Than Fiction: The Best True-Crime Stories

From Hollywood’s Black Dahlia case to killing sprees in 1950s London and 19th-century Paris, new books probe the grisly worst of human nature.

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Nonfiction: In ‘After the Eclipse,’ a Daughter Mourns Her Murdered Mother

In parallel tracks of elegy and mystery, Sarah Perry recalls the life and death of her young mother, who was murdered when the author was 12.

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Behind Quebec’s Ban on Face Coverings, a Debate Over Identity

Arguments over the law center on how a traditionally white, Catholic and French-speaking province can absorb new immigrants’ cultures, while protecting its own.

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Nonfiction: The Man Who Photographed Ghosts

Peter Manseau’s “The Apparitionists” reveals the art and trial of William H. Mumler, who stood at the intersection of 19th-century art, science and spiritualism.

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Nonfiction: The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

In “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years,” Christopher Frayling resurrects Mary Shelley’s classic through the countless visual adaptations of its monster.

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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

Ahmadis insist on calling themselves Muslims. We mainstream Muslims insist on calling them heretics.

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2nd Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s New Travel Ban

Hours after a judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Trump’s order from taking effect, a judge in Maryland used somewhat different grounds to reach the same result.

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Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today

In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.

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Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.

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Nonfiction: A Lamentation for a Life Cut Short

In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.

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Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.

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DHS explores ways to transform immigration system without Congress

Even as the Trump administration is asking Congress to approve a tough overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, the Department of Homeland Security is also quietly exploring ways it could transform the US immigration system on its own.

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Nonfiction: Three Wealthy Women and Their Venetian Mansion

Judith Mackrell’s “The Unfinished Palazzo” traces the lives of its 20th-century owners: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Lady Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.

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Nonfiction: Is Globalization Drawing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart?

In “The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World,” Michael Ignatieff grapples with whether people are only capable of living side by side.

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Nonfiction: Biltmore House, America’s Original McMansion

Denise Kiernan unlocks the Gilded Age history of George Vanderbilt’s giant house and the aristocratic royalty that inhabited it.

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Nonfiction: How a Villa on the Riviera Became the Year-Round Playground of the Superrich

Mary S. Lovell’s “The Riviera Set” eavesdrops on the glamorous entertainments staged by the various owners of a chateau in the south of France.

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Nonfiction: Exploring the Necessity and Virtue of Sleep

Two books look at why getting a good night’s rest is essential.

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Polish Catholics Gather at Border for Vast Rosary Prayer Event

Organizers called the rosary “a mighty weapon against evil” and expected it would draw a million people. Some participants said they were demonstrating against the spread of Islam.

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Los Angeles exhibit explores rise of Tiki culture in America

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The rise of Tiki culture in 1950s America in the aftermath of World War Two is explored in a new exhibit that opened Friday in Los Angeles.

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Nonfiction: The Truth and Fiction of Adam and Eve

In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.

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Lisa Ling explores her Chinese roots

Lisa Ling talks to her aunt about her grandfather's decision to leave China. "This is Life with Lisa Ling" airs Sundays on CNN at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Nonfiction: 1949: The Year That Set the Course of Chinese-American Relations

Kevin Peraino’s “A Force So Swift” recounts a turning point that continues to haunt Washington and Beijing.

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Nonfiction: Learning About Women’s Lives Through the Food They Consumed

In “What She Ate,” Laura Shapiro offers biographical portraits of six notable women and their diets, including Helen Gurley Brown and Eva Braun.

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Nonfiction: When the Empress of India Met Her Muslim Teacher

Shrabani Basu’s “Victoria & Abdul,” now also a film starring Judi Dench, portrays the bond between the British queen and her Indian teacher.

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Nonfiction: In Masha Gessen’s ‘The Future Is History,’ Homo Sovieticus Rises

In her new book, Gessen, a journalist and longtime critic of Vladimir Putin, recounts the experiences of seven people living in post-Communist Russia.

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Shunning fossil fuels, 40 Catholic groups seek climate action

OSLO (Reuters) - Forty Roman Catholic groups said on Tuesday they were shunning investments in fossil fuels and urged others to follow suit.

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Nonfiction: A Trust Buster for the New ‘Knowledge Monopoly’

Franklin Foer argues that Silicon Valley is an “existential threat” to the individual and society.

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Exclusive: Immunotherapy developer Dynavax explores options for Hepatitis B drug-sources

(Reuters) - Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on drugs that harness the immune system to combat disease, is reviewing strategic options for its hepatitis B vaccine, which could include a potential sale or licensing deal, people familiar with the matter said.

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CNN explores Russia's bitcoin craze

CNN's Clare Sebastian goes inside the risks and rewards of Russia's bitcoin craze.

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LPC: Carlyle explores sale of in-store marketer Array

NEW YORK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Private equity firm The Carlyle Group is exploring a sale of portfolio company Array Marketing Group, a Canadian provider of retail merchandising displays, that could value it as much as US$1bn, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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Nonfiction: Tracking the Hyper-Gentrification of New York, One Lost Knish Place at a Time

In “Vanishing New York,” Jeremiah Moss laments the transformation of a city into a place that no longer accommodates failure.

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Health benefits manager CareCentrix explores sale -sources

Sept 22 (Reuters) - CareCentrix Inc, a U.S. benefits manager majority owned by private equity firm Summit Partners, is exploring a sale that could value it at around $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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T-Mobile U.S. explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Nonfiction: Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse

According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.

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T-Mobile US explores takeover of Sprint: source

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc is exploring taking over rival Sprint Corp in an all-stock deal, after SoftBank Group Corp offered to give up its majority ownership of Sprint, a person familiar with the matter said.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: When Corruption and Venality Were the Lifeblood of America

“The Republic for Which It Stands,” Richard White’s broad-ranging history, describes a country lashed by greed and brutality.

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Nonfiction: The Education of Ellen Pao

In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.

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Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

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UPDATE 1-Wenner Media explores sale of Rolling Stone magazine

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Wenner Media said it is exploring strategic options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine, as the New York-based publisher continues to shift from its print media business amid falling ad revenues.

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Wenner Media explores strategic options for Rolling Stone magazine

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Wenner Media said it is exploring strategic options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine.

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New film explores famed recluse's PTSD

CNN's Jake Tapper takes a look at the new biopic "Rebel in the Rye" about famed recluse author J.D. Salinger.

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Australian Catholic Church Falls Short on Safeguards for Children, Study Finds

A report on sexual abuse in the global church found that Australia’s has done less than its counterparts in similar countries to protect children in its care.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Memoir by Donald Trump’s Favorite Target

“Unbelievable,” by the NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, describes what it was like to be on the front lines during the Trump presidential campaign.

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Roma seek luck and love at Catholic shrine in Hungary

CSATKA, Hungary (Reuters) - Thousands of Roma from Hungary and beyond flock every year to a shrine to the Virgin Mary in a chapel among undulating hills, to pray for good health, happiness and luck in love.

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'Five Foot Two' explores Lady Gaga's vulnerable side

TORONTO (Reuters) - In "Gaga: Five Foot Two", director Chris Moukarbel captures the artist hidden behind the outrageous costumes, revealing a woman unafraid to express her vulnerabilities and exercise her agency.

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Catholic bishops strike back at Bannon

There's a common saying in Catholic charity circles: We don't help people because they're Catholic, we help them because we are.

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The Last Days of ISIS’s Capital: Airstrikes if You Stay, Land Mines if You Flee

A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery fire and land mines.

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Bannon: Catholics 'need illegal aliens to fill the churches'

Former White House chief strategist Steven Bannon said the Catholic Church's support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, is economically driven and owes to the church's struggle to fill pews.

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Nonfiction: In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit

In “Black Detroit,” Herb Boyd celebrates the city’s rich history through its unsung heroes.

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Czech Catholic Church branches out into forestry

BLATNO, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Flush with cash and land it received in compensation for the seizure of its property under Communism, the Roman Catholic church in the Czech Republic is looking to the forestry industry as it looks to ensure its long-term financial future.

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A mother's invention, Barbie-like doll recites Quran verses

DUBAI (Reuters) - French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so she invented her own.

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Nonfiction: Fake News: It’s as American as George Washington’s Cherry Tree

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” argues that alternative facts are baked into the American character.

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Trump's rhetoric sets up test of wills

While triggering global geopolitical shockwaves, North Korea's nuclear test also represents a flagrant personal challenge to President Donald Trump, and his strategy of escalating the showdown with Pyongyang with explosive rhetoric.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

In Indonesia, 3 Muslim Girls Fight for Their Right to Play Heavy Metal

Voice of Baceprot, a rising metal band made up of three teenage girls, is challenging entrenched stereotypes about gender and religious norms in the country.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

A Long-Pursued ISIS Preacher Is Finally Charged in New York

Abdullah el-Faisal’s teaching has influenced many terrorists. Now he’s charged in the first international terror case brought by New York prosecutors.

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Exclusive: BroadSoft explores options, including potential sale - sources

(Reuters) - BroadSoft Inc, a U.S. provider of software that helps companies offer cloud-based communications services, is exploring its options, including the potential sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Herbicide supplier Albaugh explores sale-sources

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Albaugh LLC is exploring a sale that could value the privately held U.S. producer of agricultural crop protection chemicals at more than $1.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Nonfiction: A Journalist Abroad Grapples With American Power

In “Notes on a Foreign Country,” Suzy Hansen argues that “Americans were in active denial of their empire even as they laid its foundations.”

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UPDATE 1-Veritas Capital explores sale of nearly $3 bln in high-tech portfolio assets -sources

* Sales would be boost for aerospace, defense M&A activity (Recasts lead, adds Excelitas sale, background)

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Veritas Capital explores $2 billion sale, IPO of electronics component maker Excelitas: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Veritas Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, is exploring the sale of electronics and optical sensor component maker Excelitas Technologies Corp in a deal that could fetch as much as $2 billion, several people familiar with the matter said.

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'Crown Heights' explores perseverance in tale of wrongful conviction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new film based on the true story of a man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for murder seeks the silver lining in human perseverance while exploring the flaws in the U.S. justice system.

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Catholic priest reveals KKK past

A Catholic priest is temporarily stepping away from public ministry after writing in an op-ed that he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan decades ago.

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BRIEF-Coca-Cola European Partners says retirement of Garry Watts from board postponed

* Circumstances that led Watts to resign as member of board of co have changed

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Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global: sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global -sources

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Don’t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You.

George Anders’s “You Can Do Anything” and Randall Stross’s “A Practical Education” argue for the value of a liberal education in today’s economy.

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'Atypical' explores autism via Netflix show

"Atypical" is actually pretty typical by TV standards -- a bittersweet Netflix series about an autistic youth, powered by Keir Gilchrist in the central role and Jennifer Jason Leigh as his struggling-to-cope mother. Watchable but inconsistent, the half-hour series dilutes its genuine pathos and strengths with characters and situations that seem to have parachuted in from a different show.

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President's unorthodox approach to global leadership has him in a test of wills with N. Korean leader

President Donald Trump effectively ad-libbed his way into a test of wills with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and an unpredictable cycle of escalation -- largely due to both men's propensity for white-hot rhetoric and a desire to project strong leadership.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: 1922: The Year That Transformed English Literature

Bill Goldstein’s “The World Broke in Two” looks at four British writers — Woolf, Eliot, Forster and Lawrence — at a turning point in history.

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Exclusive: Halo Top ice cream maker explores sale - sources

(Reuters) - Eden Creamery LLC, the privately owned U.S. manufacturer of low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top, is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the ice cream brand at as much as $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Nonfiction: A Fascinating Deep Dive Into John Ashbery’s Early Years

Karin Roffman’s “The Songs We Know Best” is the biography of a shy boy who overcame a hostile culture to become one of the great poets of his age.

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A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics

An officially vetted journal has sown rancor by depicting the U.S. church as overly political, captive to the right and out of step with the mainstream.

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Aerosoles explores options including sale of shoe retailer -sources

July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. women's shoe company Aerosoles Group is exploring several options including a debt restructuring or sale of the company, as it struggles to adapt to fast-changing consumer tastes, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Nonfiction: Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.

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Nonfiction: What Happens When Liberty Fails to Deliver

In “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is under mortal threat.

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Top lawmaker pushes for same-sex unions, divorce in Catholic Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top ally in Congress proposed new bills to legalize divorce and same-sex unions on Monday, a move almost certain to meet fierce resistance from bishops in the mainly Catholic country.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Turkey’s Alevis, a Muslim Minority, Fear a Policy of Denying Their Existence

Members say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is reinforcing Sunni Islam as the state religion and marginalizing Alevism.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Indonesia Bans Hard-Line Islamist Group Behind Mass Rallies

The move to ban Hizbut Tahrir comes a week after the government was given broad powers to crack down on such groups.

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency (Book) nytimes.com

Nonfiction: How Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Rode the Honey Badger Into the White House

Joshua Green’s “Devil’s Bargain” tells the story of the alt-right impresario who invigorated Trump’s campaign and influences his presidency.

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LPC: American Securities explores sale of packager Tekni-Plex

NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - Private equity firm American Securities is exploring a sale of portfolio company Tekni-Plex, the U.S. manufacturer of packaging and tubing materials, four sources familiar with the matter said.

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Cardinals on Opposite Sides of the Hudson Reflect Two Paths of Catholicism

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark tends toward the progressive spirit of Pope Francis; Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York hews toward Pope Benedict’s conservative views.

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Catholic journal criticizes Trump 'value voters'

Two close confidants of Pope Francis have written an article in a Jesuit journal that strongly criticizes some American religious supporters of President Donald Trump for their fundamentalist views, which the authors say demonize others and create fear and hatred.

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Nonfiction: On Thoreau’s 200th Birthday, a New Biography Pictures Him as a Man of Principle

Asked once why he was so eternally curious, Thoreau said, “What else is there in life?” In “Henry David Thoreau: A Life,” Laura Dassow Walls explores his vision.

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Symantec explores selling web certificates business: sources

(Reuters) - Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc's Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Symantec explores selling web certificates business -sources

July 11 (Reuters) - Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc's Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Symantec explores selling web certificates business -sources

July 11 (Reuters) - Cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp is considering selling its website certification business, in a deal that could fetch more than $1 billion and extricate it from a feud with Alphabet Inc's Google, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Nonfiction: The Austen Legacy: Why and How We Love Her, What She Loved

From the role-playing of modern Janeites to the theatrical performances that inspired Austen’s own work, three books explore her roots and her legacy.

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Nonfiction: Bob Marley Comes Alive in This Collection of Interviews With the People Who Knew Him Best

In Roger Steffens’s rich new oral biography, “So Much Things to Say,” the life of Jamaica’s most famous son is revealed through a chorus of crucial voices.

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Exclusive: Elliott explores bid to challenge Buffett's Oncor deal - sources

(Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, is exploring putting together a bid for the company that would top Warren Buffett's $9 billion all-cash deal, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Exclusive - Elliott explores bid to challenge Buffett's Oncor deal: sources

(Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, is exploring putting together a bid for the company that would challenge Warren Buffett's $9 billion all-cash deal, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Elliott explores bid to challenge Buffett's Oncor deal -sources

(Reuters) - Elliott Management Corp, the largest creditor of the bankrupt parent of Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, is exploring putting together a bid for the company that would challenge Warren Buffett's $9 billion all-cash deal, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.