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Simone Biles Says She, Too, Was Abused by Larry Nassar

Biles, a four-time gold medalist, is the latest and most prominent gymnast to formally accuse Dr. Nassar, the former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor, of sexual abuse.

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

The Senate is poised to approve significant changes to the post-crisis financial law. Some moderate Democrats are supporting the effort, even as their progressive colleagues warn that it’s too risky.

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Simone Biles says team doctor abused her

On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for sexually abusing girls in his care, American gymnast Simone Biles has come forward to say me, too.

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Olympic gold medalist Biles says doctor sexually abused her

(Reuters) - Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said on Monday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

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Democrats, don't let Trump's bad words kill DACA deal

Shithole. Shithouse. WTF does it matter?

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Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after his Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew backing for him in an overwhelming vote, making him the second premier ousted by the party in less than seven months.

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Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him: sources

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday, after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew political backing for him in an overwhelming vote, the second premier to be ousted by his party in less than seven months.

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UK parliamentary committee launches inquiry after Carillion collapse

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A British parliamentary committee said on Monday it would hold an inquiry into government sourcing practices following the collapse of contractor Carillion.

Newspapers nytimes.com

The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

The British newspaper won a Pulitzer in 2014 and aggressively expanded overseas. But it has had to cut costs as it tries to stem heavy losses.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Republican quits House Ethics Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy stepped down from the House Ethics Committee this week after five years of serving on the panel.

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Left-wing German Social Democrats lobby against Merkel alliance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Left-wing German Social Democrats lobbied party members on Saturday against joining Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a re-run of their 2013-2017 alliance, a week before delegates are asked to back a coalition blueprint.

Priests nytimes.com

Pope Faces Turmoil in Chile Over Indigenous Group and Sex Abuse

Firebombs exploded at three churches in Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Friday, just days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Chile and Peru.

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Democrat Dick Durbin called out Trump for 'racist' comments, but Republicans didn't say what they heard or said they 'do not recall' slurs

A day after President Donald Trump reportedly made highly incendiary comments about immigrants and African countries, two Republican senators said they don't recall those vulgar characterizations from the President.

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Democrats call on Trump to improve transparency on trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten Senate Democrats complained in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the lack of transparency in trade negotiations by his administration and called on him to direct agency heads to release documents on trade investigations.

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Trump is a racist who preys on the powerless

Donald Trump is a racist.

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Coalition deal leaves Merkel's fate in hands of Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from her close allies before the end of her fourth term.

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Democratic U.S. senator: Trump called African countries 'shitholes' in meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Friday condemned Donald Trump's use of vile language at a White House meeting on immigration, saying the president used "vulgar" language, and repeatedly called African nations "shitholes."

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

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

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BRIEF-UQM Technologies Receives Follow-On Order From Dannar For Mobile Power Station Utility Vehicle

* UQM TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES FOLLOW-ON ORDER FROM DANNAR FOR MOBILE POWER STATION UTILITY VEHICLE (MPS) POWERED BY UQM ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS

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Merkel strikes deal with social democrats, opening way to new German government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany's global role and raised questions about her political future.

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France to vet takeovers of firms in data and artificial intelligence

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government aims to broaden its powers to block foreign takeovers of French companies deemed as strategic, to also include firms involved in data protection and artificial intelligence ('AI'), the finance minister said on Friday.

Priests nytimes.com

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

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

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U.N. says suspected rights abuses after deadly gunfight 'troubling'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday it was deeply concerned that Mexican security forces may have violated human rights in responding to a gun battle near the seaside resort of Acapulco in which 11 people were killed.

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Suncor says oil sands base plant returning to operations after power outage

* Suncor Energy experienced process upset at oil sands base plant in northern Alberta due to temporary power loss - company spokeswoman

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Bannon to appear before Congress committee for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Feds freeze program that provides info for help on mental health and substance abuse

Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

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Top House Democrat wants to call 'dozens' more witnesses in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, said on Thursday there are dozens of witnesses he would like called before the panel as it investigates whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

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Republican, Democrat clash on whether immigration deal reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Thursday that a bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal on protecting young immigrants, but a Democratic Senate aide disputed that any agreement had been secured.

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European powers urge Trump to preserve Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to uphold a pact stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons, a day before the U.S. president is expected to decide whether to re-impose sanctions in a move likely to sink the deal.

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Aly Raisman: USA Gymnastics is '100% responsible' for doctor's abuse

Star gymnast Aly Raisman on Wednesday accused USA Gymnastics of being "100% responsible" for former team doctor Larry Nassar's years of sexual abuse, saying in a series of tweets that the organization enabled him and manipulated athletes.

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

Editorial: Who Will Listen to Democrats’ Warning on Russia?

In the face of Republican complacency, Senate Democrats issue the most comprehensive public analysis thus far of Moscow’s war on the West.

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Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The digital economy's big annual trade show, CES, suffered a brief, disruptive plunge into darkness on Wednesday because of a power outage the show's organizers blamed on a glitch caused by heavy rains the day before in usually sunny Nevada.

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Senate Democrats propose fines for credit reporting agency hacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Senate Democrats are proposing large new fines for credit reporting agencies that lose consumers' personal information in data breaches, according to a bill they introduced on Wednesday.

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Trump: Collusion was between Democrats and Russia

President Donald Trump told reporters there is "collusion" between the Democrats and the Russians and said, "the witch hunt continues."

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Democrats target Russia, Trump on election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers accused Russia on Wednesday of a "relentless assault" on democratic institutions worldwide, and called on President Donald Trump to treat election interference as a national crisis.

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Democrats target Russia, Trump in report on election interference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers called on President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to treat foreign election interference as a national crisis, setting up a single agency to coordinate the response and establishing a new class of sanctions to quickly punish those responsible.

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German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrats sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations on establishing a new government.

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Collegiate star says she told USA Gymnastics about abuse in 2015

Until Tuesday, former national team gymnast Maggie Nichols had been known as "Athlete A" in investigatory documents in connection with the sexual abuse case against a former team doctor.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?

Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.

Virgin Islands (US) nytimes.com

Power Is Restored to Most of U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricanes, Officials Say

Officials on Tuesday said 92 percent of customers have power again on the United States Virgin Islands.

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Democrats vow to force vote on net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality rules and will try to make it a key issue in the 2018 congressional elections.

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Democratic senator releases Fusion GPS testimony in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that researched President Donald Trump's ties to Russia and produced a dossier denounced by the White House.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the transcript of the committee’s interview with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

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Democrats vow to force vote on net neutrality, make it a campaign issue

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they will force a vote later this year on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's reversal of landmark Obama administration net neutrality rules and will try to make it a key issue in the 2018 congressional elections.

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Fans rally around Bella Thorne after sexual abuse revelation

Fans are pouring out support for actress Bella Thorne after the actress revealed on social media that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.

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BRIEF-Azure Power - Won 200 Megawatt Solar Power Project Through Auction Conducted By Solar Energy Corp Of India

* AZURE POWER - WON 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER PROJECT THROUGH AUCTION CONDUCTED BY SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA

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BRIEF-Intel partners with BMW, Nissan, Saic Motor, Volkswagen, Paramount Pictures, Ferrari North America to showcase power of data at CES

* INTEL PARTNERS WITH BMW, NISSAN, SAIC MOTOR, VOLKSWAGEN, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, FERRARI NORTH AMERICA TO SHOWCASE POWER OF DATA AT CES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Oprah 2020? Democrats Swing From Giddy to Skeptical at the Prospect

In the imagination of some Democrats, Oprah Winfrey seemed an answer to the party’s problems. Others questioned whether the country would be willing to accept another TV star.

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Democrats ask watchdog to review new IRS tax guidelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Democratic politicians asked a government watchdog on Monday to scrutinize implementation of President Donald Trump's tax law, warning that the administration could use new tax guidelines to create the appearance of a large middle-class tax cut ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

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BRIEF-Revelstoke Equity To Terminate Proposed Qualifying Transaction With Jet Power

* REVELSTOKE EQUITY INC. ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF PROPOSED QUALIFYING TRANSACTION, TRANSFER TO THE NEX BOARD OF TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE AND CANCELLATION OF CERTAIN SEED SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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Top Democrats send mixed signals on Dreamers, budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress sent mixed signals on Monday about chances for cutting a deal with Republicans to save the "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation and preventing a federal government shutdown ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline.

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Billionaire behind Trump impeachment ads to bankroll Democrats for House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to help Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, he announced on Monday.

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Gillibrand: Oprah's Golden Globes speech was 'powerful'

Oprah Winfrey is "actively thinking" about running for president of the United States, according to two of her close friends, and many are already expressing their support for the TV star -- even a potential 2020 primary opponent.

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Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-Google engineer sues company after firing over stereotypes memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The former Google engineer fired in August after he wrote a memo that the company said perpetuated gender stereotypes sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was the victim of workplace discrimination and retaliation.

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Democrat donor to pump $30 million into winning House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tom Steyer, who has spent millions on national ads calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, will spend $30 million this year trying to get members of his party elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to win control of the chamber from Republicans, he announced on Monday.

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Rival airlines Emirates, Etihad agree to share info, intelligence

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and Etihad Airways signed a deal on Monday to share information and intelligence, the first agreement between the two rival airlines based in the United Arab Emirates.

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'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.

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UPDATE 5-'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

* Women unite by wearing black gowns (Recasts at end of show, adds quotes)

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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was "optimistic" going into exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD), whose leader Martin Schulz said his party would not draw any red lines at the start of discussions.

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Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A stand-off between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor he is trying to remove from his northern stronghold, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year's presidential election.

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One winning ticket sold in $570 million Powerball jackpot

(Reuters) - One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday's estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game's 15-year history, lottery officials said.

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One winner in $559 million Powerball drawing

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Winning Powerball numbers drawn for $570 million jackpot

(Reuters) - The winning numbers drawn for Saturday's estimated $570 million Powerball grand prize are: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61, and Powerball 26.

Radio nytimes.com

As Low-Power Local Radio Rises, Tiny Voices Become a Collective Shout

A diverse new wave of stations, united by the word “alternative” and broadcasting from basements or attics, has arrived in urban America.

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Should Democrats shake Trump's hand and make this deal?

North Korea nytimes.com

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

For decades, they warned the North was making progress on a missile that could reach the United States. But the last breakthroughs happened faster than they expected.

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One winning ticket in Florida for Mega Millions jackpot, Powerball up next

CHICAGO (Reuters) - One ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Florida in the Mega Millions lottery jackpot of an estimated $450 million, the fourth largest in the game's history, the lottery said after Friday's drawing.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

A tight regional election means tough coalition talks. But this time, eight separatist lawmakers are either in prison awaiting trial or abroad avoiding it.

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HIV-positive school aide pleads guilty to sex abuse charges

An HIV-positive former Maryland school aide and track coach pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing students and filming child pornography, prosecutors said.

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Democrats, Republicans trade barbs in tense immigration talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months of bipartisan negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as 'Dreamers' turned angry on Friday, with the lead Democratic negotiator blasting the White House for making "hardline anti-immigrant" demands.

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Senate's Trump-Russia probe not close to ending: top Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is nowhere near over, as lawmakers probe issues including a June 2016 meeting between top aides to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and a Russian lawyer, the panel's top Democrat indicated on Friday.

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Democratic U.S. Representative Cummings hospitalized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings was treated on Friday for a bacterial infection in his knee at a Maryland hospital, his office said in a statement.

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Lottery fever: U.S. Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1 billion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. lottery players on Friday and Saturday night will get two shots at record Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots that together topped $1 billion after going months without a winner.

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Republicans, Democrats joust over 'Dreamer' immigration effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

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BRIEF-Wisconsin Electric Power Files For Debt Shelf Offering Of Up To $1 Bln

* WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY FILES FOR DEBT SHELF OFFERING OF UP TO $1 BILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EblC56) Further company coverage:

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Democrat: Fire White House lawyer over Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top House Democrat called for the immediate dismissal of White House counsel Don McGahn on Friday after a report that President Donald Trump asked McGahn to urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian election meddling.

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Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

TBILISI (Reuters) - A Georgian court sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison on Friday for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president - a verdict which he denounced as illegal.

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Britain outlines plans for 2025 coal-power phase out

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will set an emission limit on coal-fired power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, forcing them to close unless they are fitted with carbon capture technology, the government said on Friday.

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UK to set emission limit on power generation from Oct. 2025 to phase out coal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britian will set a limit on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, as a part of its plans to phase-out coal power generation, the government said on Friday.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Power Struggle in Iran

A closer look at the largest protests in Iran in years suggests that the country’s president may have been the one who started it all.

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Halep powers past Begu to reach Shenzhen Open final

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep of Romania tamed compatriot Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets to reach the final of the Shenzhen Open in China on Friday.

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New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

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Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation

(Reuters) - An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.

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

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

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UPDATE 4-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 3-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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Why Democrats want Sessions to stay put

Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says Sessions should stay.

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Storm pummels New Zealand's North Island, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A huge storm battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and forcing evacuations in low-lying areas.

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Blizzard wallops U.S. Northeast, knocks out power, snarls travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

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UPDATE 2-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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Fierce storm snarls travel, knocks out power in U.S. Northeast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

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These are your odds of winning Powerball or Mega Millions

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Storm cancels flights, causes power outages in Eastern Canada

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

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Powerful blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast, snarling travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - High winds and heavy snow barreled into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, shutting schools and government offices, leaving tens of thousands without power and snarling travel as New York's JFK Airport halted flights due to whiteout conditions.

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Powerful snowstorm hits eastern U.S., snarling travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - High winds and heavy snow barreled into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads before plummeting temperatures turn snow into treacherous ice.

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Trump attacks Democrats over voter fraud panel, urges voter ID rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pushed for stricter voter identification rules on Thursday and accused Democratic-led states of failing to cooperate with a presidential election fraud commission that he disbanded this week.

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No winners in U.S. Powerball jackpot worth $460 million

CHICAGO (Reuters) - No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday worth an estimated $460 million, the seventh-largest prize in the game's history, the lottery website said.

Native Americans nytimes.com

For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box

Court battles playing out over indigenous voting rights have the potential to tip tight races in states with large native populations and to influence matters of national importance.

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U.S. Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lottery players have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday night when Powerball holds a drawing for a jackpot that has ballooned to an estimated $460 million, the...

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Democrats: Positive meeting with Republicans on spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday they had a productive meeting with leaders of the Republican majority and White House officials about spending issues ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline to keep the government funded.

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Storm cuts power to thousands of homes in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 26 were injured across France on Wednesday in a storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes, local authorities said.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Virginia court rejects Democrat's bid in tied state House race: media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate in a disputed state House of Delegates race to reconsider its ruling that the election had ended in a tie, Washington's WTOP radio reported.

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Senate swears in Democrats from Alabama, Minnesota

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats boosted their ranks in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, swearing in two lawmakers from Alabama and Minnesota and trimming Republicans' edge in the chamber to 51-49.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Two Democrats Sworn in to Senate, Cutting G.O.P. Margin to One

Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota were sworn in as senators on Wednesday, leaving Republicans with a 51-49 majority and the Senate with a record 22 women.

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Storm cuts power to 225,000 households in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 15 were injured across northern and eastern France on Wednesday in a storm that has cut power to some 225,000 households, local authorities said.

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Norway powers ahead (electrically): over half new car sales now electric or hybrid

OSLO (Reuters) - Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday.

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China central bank can tell local governments to regulate bitcoin miners' power use: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank told a top-level government internet finance group that the monetary authority can tell local governments to regulate the power usage of bitcoin miners to gradually reduce the scale of their production, a source said.

Movies nytimes.com

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks on Power and the #MeToo Moment

In a wide-ranging conversation, the stars discuss President Trump, the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein case and why they hadn’t worked together until “The Post.”

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Storm cuts power to 200,000 households in northern France

PARIS (Reuters) - A new winter storm has cut power to 200,000 households in northern France and is set to move to other regions throughout the day, electricity grid company Enedis said on Wednesday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Democrats Outline Demands as Threat of Shutdown Looms

Democrats are pushing for funding for children’s health care and protection for young undocumented immigrants, among other priorities.

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BRIEF-Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Says Co's Net Asset Value Was $152.2 Mln As Of Dec. 31

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Inc:

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BRIEF-Strata-X Energy Says Pre-Empted Third Party Offer To Buy Out Magnum Power And Gas's 25 Pct Interest In Serowe CSG Project

* STRATA-X ENERGY - CO HAS PRE-EMPTED A THIRD PARTY OFFER TO BUY OUT MAGNUM POWER AND GAS'S 25% INTEREST IN SEROWE COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

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Moldova leader pans "shameful" court decision to suspend his powers

KIEV (Reuters) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday rejected a decision by the country's constitutional court to suspend his powers temporarily due to a wrangle between him and the pro-Western government over ministerial appointments.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

Conventional wisdom says artificial intelligence will eliminate jobs. But it can also improve education and employment.

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Powerful Hollywood women help form group targeting harassment in all industries

A group of more than 1,000 women in entertainment have detailed a comprehensive plan to combat sexual harassment across industries.

environmentNews reuters.com

Storm cuts power to 65,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 65,000 households in western France and is moving south, power grid company Enedis said on Monday.

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Storm cuts power to 40,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 40,000 households in the Brittany region of western France, power grid company Enedis said in a statement on Monday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Powerful Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Action Plan

Shonda Rhimes and Reese Witherspoon are among the 300 actresses and insiders behind Time’s Up, an initiative for legal protections for workers nationwide.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots now total $783 million

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Scaramucci: People get drunk by power

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci describes life in the White House and what he views as the dangers of power.

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No winner in Powerball drawing, jackpot soars to $440 million

(Reuters) - No Powerball tickets matched all six numbers for Saturday night's $384 million grand prize drawing, sending next week's jackpot in the United States surging to $440 million, lottery officials said.

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Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

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

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

Three Months After Maria, Roughly Half of Puerto Ricans Still Without Power

The authorities said Friday that “approximately 55 percent of the customers who are able to receive electric power have the service restored.”

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Women in Blue-Collar Workplaces Describe Frequent Harassment and Abuse

Several said they faced sustained, even dangerous, abuse at work.

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BRIEF-Azure Power Global Files To Withdraw Form F-3 Filed With U.S. SEC On December 20

* AZURE POWER GLOBAL LTD FILES TO WITHDRAW FORM F-3 FILED WITH U.S. SEC ON DECEMBER 20 - SEC FILING

Inaugurations nytimes.com

De Blasio’s Second Inauguration: Less Fanfare, Dimmed Star Power

With Mayor de Blasio having alienated some luminaries who attended his first inauguration, his second swearing-in will have a pared-down look.

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South Korea finalizes energy plan to boost renewable power generation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

The archrivals of the Middle East appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul their repressive rules for women.

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It's been 100 days, and still Puerto Ricans are without power

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

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BRIEF-Committee Of Aegean Marine Shareholders Says Believe Aegean Marine Shares Are "Undervalued"

* COMMITTEE OF AEGEAN MARINE SHAREHOLDERS SAYS BELIEVE AEGEAN MARINE SHARES ARE "UNDERVALUED" - SEC FILING

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U.N. says 'massive' rights abuses in southern Philippines could intensify under martial law

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines has suffered widespread human right abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law there, U.N.-appointed experts said.

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U.N. rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: What Happened to Germany’s Social Democrats?

Once the largest party in Germany, it failed to see the contradiction between globalization and the welfare state.

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Democrat: GOP rep. calling for FBI 'purge' needs a history lesson

A Democratic congresswoman says she wants to give one of her Republican colleagues "a history lesson" after he faced criticism for demanding a "purge" at the FBI and Justice Department, warning that it brings back memories of McCarthyism during the Cold War.

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INSIGHT-In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

* Pakistan ordered record-setting GE turbines to ease shortfall

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Power restored at California's Disneyland after brief outage

(Reuters) - Disneyland, the Walt Disney Co theme park in Southern California, was fully operating following a power outage that lasted for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 3-Power restored at California's Disneyland after brief outage

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Disneyland, the Walt Disney Co theme park in Southern California, was fully operating following a power outage that lasted for several hours on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

Squirrels nytimes.com

Trilobites: In Winter, You Might Wish You Had This Rodent Superpower

Scientists discovered a quirk in the proteins of some squirrels and hamsters that helps them behave a bit like a coldblooded animal.

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CORRECTED-INSIGHT-In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

* Pakistan ordered record-setting GE turbines to ease shortfall

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 2-Disneyland in California hit by power outage amid holiday rush

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting several popular rides during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disneyland in California hit by power outage

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting popular rides near Toontown and Fantasyland during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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UPDATE 1-Disneyland in California hit by power outage

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's "Disneyland" in California was hit by a power outage on Wednesday, disrupting popular rides near Toontown and Fantasyland during one of the busiest weeks of the year.

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Disneyland rides halt after power outage

A power outage hit parts of Disneyland on Wednesday, leaving some tourists stuck on rides, according to park spokesperson Suzi Brown.

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Disneyland in California faces power outage

(Reuters) - Disneyland in California was affected by a power outage on Wednesday, it said on Twitter.

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Russia's Mutko steps down as head of World Cup organizing committee

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who was banned for life from the Olympics this month, on Wednesday stepped down from his post as head of Russia's World Cup Local Organising Committee, Russia's RIA agency quoted him as saying.

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Feeling empowered? #MeToo

The other night, I was chatting with women at a work event, and the conversation turned, as it typically does these days, to sexual harassment.

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Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

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In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - General Electric's flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives.

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BRIEF-Digital Power Corp Adds Co-Locations To Deployment Strategy For Digital Miners

* DIGITAL POWER CORP. ADDS CO-LOCATIONS TO DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL MINERS

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Cambodia's Hun Sen vows to stay in power for at least another 10 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to extend his more than 30 years in power by at least another decade on Wednesday, weeks after the highest court dissolved the main opposition party ahead of a 2018 general election.

Elections nytimes.com

Liberian Runoff Could Mark First Peaceful Transition of Power Since 1944

In a presidential runoff, voters are choosing between a soccer star, George Weah, and Vice President Joseph Boakai, to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Virginia Democrat asks court to reconsider decision that made delegate race a tie

A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as lawyers representing Democratic candidate Shelly Simonds filed a motion asking a trio of circuit court judges to reconsider their decision to allow a controversial ballot to be counted as a vote cast for her Republican opponent David Yancey.

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BRIEF-Russia's Sistema says court lifts restrictions on shares in MTS, Medsi, power grid

* The restrictions to receive income on the corporation's and Sistema-Invest's shareholdings of 31.76 percent in MTS , 100 percent in Medsi and 90.47 percent in Bashkirian Power Grid Company have been lifted on Dec. 26

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

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

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Attackers torch Democratic Republic of Congo president's property

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A home belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been attacked and a policeman died in the incident, local lawmakers and U.N. sponsored radio said on Monday.

nytimes.com

Editorial: Where the Real Power Lies in Pakistan

Hopes for civilian leadership fade as the army uses the threat of terrorism to assert dominance.

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Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two.

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Blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit an area of Kabul close to a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency on Monday and casualties were likely, security officials said.

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Judge sides with Democrat suing Trump voting commission

A judge has ruled in favor of a member of President Donald Trump's voting commission who sued the panel, handing a preliminary victory to a critic who accused the panel of hiding its activities from view.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Democrats Leave Few Seats Unchallenged in Quest for House Control

Stung by their failure to field candidates in crucial House races last year, Democrats are contesting virtually every Republican-held House seat in 2018.

vis-photo nytimes.com

‘I’m Struggling to Survive’: For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps

Even after escaping Myanmar, survivors of rape and other trauma find themselves still vulnerable and commodified in the brokenness of refugee life.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Letters: Sexuality, Sex Abuse and Sexism

Readers discuss giving consent for sex and the “complexity of human mating dances.”

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Parts of Puerto Rico Won’t Have Power for 8 Months. What’s the Holdup?

Questions for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority on the power failures on the island.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Peru’s President Hangs On to Power, but at What Cost?

Even as Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was spared impeachment, the congressional vote on his fate revealed the limitations of his power.

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Alabama to certify Democrat Jones winner of Senate election

(Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones' surprise victory over Republican Roy Moore in this month's special U.S. Senate election will be certified on Dec. 28, Alabama state officials said on Friday.

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PRECIOUS-Strong demand powers palladium to 17-year pinnacle, gold firms

* Gold at 2-1/2-week high, climbs for 6th straight session * Palladium on track for strongest annual performance since 2010 * Palladium substitution unlikely to be imminent (Rewrites throughout with updated prices, comment; adds second byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Pratima Desai NEW YORK/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Palladium prices jumped to 17-year highs on Friday as strong demand from autocatalyst makers reinforced the prospect of market shortages, whil

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Uzbek leader says he will curb power of state security service

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Friday he would reform the Central Asian nation's state security service, adding that its power had become excessive under his predecessor Islam Karimov.

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U.S. December auto sales seen down 2.6 percent: J.D. Power and LMC

(Reuters) - The pace of U.S. vehicle sales is set to slow for the third straight month in December despite aggressive discounts from manufacturers, according to industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

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PRECIOUS-Shortages help power palladium to 17-year pinnacle

* Palladium faces headwinds from slowing car sales growth * Palladium substitution unlikely to be imminent (Recasts, adds comment, adds London dateline) By Pratima Desai LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Palladium prices jumped to 17-year peaks on Friday as strong demand from autocatalyst makers reinforced the prospects of market shortages, but slowing car sales are expected to challenge further gains. Spot palladium was trading down 0.5 percent at $1,032.2 an ounce from an

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As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

cnn.com

Democrats acknowledge defeat on DACA this year

Democrats on Thursday acknowledged that they had all but been defeated on efforts to pass an immigration fix and other priorities by the end of the year, with a short-term funding bill on track for passage.

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Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors.

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House Democrats rally to protect Special Counsel Mueller

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

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Source: Senate committee intends to disclose harassment settlement info

A Senate committee intends to disclose what could be revelatory information about how much taxpayer money has gone towards sexual harassment settlements in the Senate -- an announcement that would end days of silence on the issue from a senior Republican senator.

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar general, others for abuses, corruption

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 13 "serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors" including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw this year's brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Embargoes and Sanctions nytimes.com

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 52 People and Entities for Abuse and Corruption

The Trump administration announced the imposition of sanctions on 52 individuals and entities under a law to punish human rights abusers.

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Cardinal Law funeral held at Vatican with no mention of sex abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as Archbishop of Boston 15 years ago after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests, was held in the Vatican on Thursday without a mention of what led to his downfall.

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UPDATE 2-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two nuclear reactors in the state, which when completed will be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

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BRIEF-Pfizer Says Compensation Committee Approved Increase In COO Bourla’s Annual Base Salary To $1.4 Mln

* PFIZER - COMPENSATION COMMITTEE APPROVED INCREASE IN COO ALBERT BOURLA’S ANNUAL BASE SALARY FROM $1.18 MILLION TO $1.4 MILLION EFFECTIVE AS OF JAN 1, 2018

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UPDATE 1-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

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Democrats place their 2018 bets on GOP tax bill

Vulnerable Democratic incumbents are betting that the Republican tax bill will be a political albatross in the 2018 midterm elections -- but it could be a risky gamble, strategists from both parties tell CNN.

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar general, others over rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 52 people and entities for alleged human rights violations and corruption, including Myanmar general Maung Maung Soe, who oversaw a brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

ATLANTA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Democrats Are Pulling Away in the Generic Ballot. What Does That Mean?

The party’s advantage has ballooned over the last few months, improving its outlook for retaking the House.

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Democrat Franken to leave Senate on January 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Law, Bernard F nytimes.com

‘The Hurt Is Still There’: Abuse Survivors Grapple With Cardinal’s Death

Victims of abuse by Catholic priests in the Boston archdiocese say they are still angry that Cardinal Bernard F. Law was never brought to justice for his role in the church’s cover-up.

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

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

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Democrat Franken to leave U.S. Senate on Jan. 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.

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

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

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Democrats plan to use tax bill to attack Republicans at midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tax bill is President Donald Trump's biggest legislative victory this year, but Democratic strategists are already planning how to turn it into his biggest liability.

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N.J. committee sends nuclear subsidy bill to state legislature

(Reuters) - A joint committee in the New Jersey Legislature voted unanimously on Wednesday to support a bill that could cost $300 million to subsidize nuclear power plants in an effort to keep them in service longer in a low natural gas price environment.

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Cardinal's death prompts U.S. sexual abuse activists to take stock of progress

BOSTON (Reuters) - The death on Wednesday of Roman Catholic Cardinal Bernard Law, who covered up the church's child sex abuse scandal for decades, prompted U.S. activists to reflect on how far their efforts have come to make sure abusers can be prosecuted and how many hurdles remain.