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Halliburton upbeat on 2018 as oil recovery spreads

(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Monday and gave an upbeat outlook for 2018, as higher oil prices continue to push U.S. production to near-record levels.

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Forty years after Mickey, Minnie Mouse gets her star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forty years after Mickey, Minnie Mouse is finally joining her beau on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, where the cartoon darling is poised to receive a star on Monday.

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Higher oil prices give Halliburton better-than-expected fourth quarter

(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit after charges and gave an upbeat outlook for 2018, as higher oil prices continue to push U.S. production near record levels.

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UPDATE 3-Higher oil prices give Halliburton better-than-expected 4th quarter

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit after charges and gave an upbeat outlook for 2018, as higher oil prices continue to push U.S. production near record levels.

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Halliburton fourth-quarter profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

(Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, as higher oil prices pushed U.S. production to record levels.

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BRIEF-Halliburton "encouraged by international markets for the first time in three years" : conf call

* HALLIBURTON SAYS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STARTED TO SHOW SIGNS OF RECOVERY IN THE LATTER HALF OF THE YEAR- CONF CALL

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Halliburton 4th-qtr profit beats, firm takes charge for Venezuela

Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. oilfield services company Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, as higher oil prices pushed U.S. production to record levels.

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BRIEF-Dick's Sporting Goods Says Raised Board Size to 10 - SEC Filing ​

* DICK'S SPORTING GOODS SAYS ‍INCREASED SIZE OF BOARD FROM NINE TO TEN MEMBERS - SEC FILING ​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2G1SKhr) Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)

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Halliburton beats on fourth quarter profit, makes tax provision

(Reuters) - Halliburton Co posted a much bigger than expected quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, benefiting from a shale-driven surge in U.S. oil production towards 10 million barrels per day.

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UPDATE 1-Halliburton beats on Q4 profit, makes tax provision

Jan 22 (Reuters) - Halliburton Co posted a much bigger than expected quarterly profit in the fourth quarter, benefiting from a shale-driven surge in U.S. oil production towards 10 million barrels per day.

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North Korean pop star finds fame in South Korea during Games tour

The lead singer of Kim Jong Un's favorite girl band toured Seoul Monday to scout venues for North Korea's art troupe when they perform at next month's Winter Olympics.

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Trendy home items to shop from Target

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Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A smiling Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time and end the host nation's involvement in the women's draw at the Australian Open on Saturday.

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Tennis: Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Japan's Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time on Saturday, leaving the host nation without a contender for the Australian Open women's title.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Travel Ban Caught Homeland Security by Surprise, Report Concludes

Agents were given little notice and conflicting guidance on how to enforce President Trump’s first travel ban last year, leading to chaos at airports.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

President Trump’s third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.

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MOVES-Stifel hires Greg Greenberg from Wells Fargo Advisors

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Stifel Financial Corp said Greg Greenberg has joined its broker-dealer unit, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Inc's private client group in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Far from home, Mexican migrants eager to influence presidential race

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tijuana native Alma Martinez will cast her first-ever vote for a Mexican president this July, but from across the country's northern border, where she is among hundreds of thousands of co-nationals whose participation could be decisive in a close race.

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Goggia delights home crowd in Cortina downhill

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Sofia Goggia won a second successive women's downhill in front of an elated home crowd, with the American duo of Lindsey Vonn and overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin also enjoying a podium finish in a thrilling race on Friday.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Why New York Hires 200 People to Pretend They’re Homeless

During an annual count of homeless people on the streets of New York, decoys, many of whom were once homeless, help gauge the accuracy of the count.

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WADA welcomes rejection of legal challenge to whereabouts rule

ZURICH (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has welcomed the rejection of a legal challenge to the whereabouts rule which it says is a key element in the fight against doping.

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U.S. home appliance shipments up 2.0 pct yr/yr in Dec - AHAM

STOCKHOLM, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Deliveries of the six biggest categories of white goods (AHAM 6) in the United States rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in December, data from industry body Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) showed late on Thursday.

Amazon.com Inc nytimes.com

Cities’ Bizarre Bids to Be Amazon’s New Home

In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami.

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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14 per share

(Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.

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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14/share

Jan 18 (Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.

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Empty prisons, grounded warplanes: U.S. budget dysfunction hits home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting approval from a U.S. Congress that is again paralyzed by budget disputes.

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Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

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WRAPUP 2-Cold weather chills U.S. homebuilding; jobless claims at 45-year low

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units.

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Tide responds to the Pod Challenge

Branding expert Bruce Turkel says Tide needs to change their product after teens began eating their laundry detergent in search of online fame.

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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

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YouTube is removing dangerous Tide Pod challenge videos

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Nursing home study raises questions on Medicare managed care networks

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

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Homeland Security Secretary: 'I did not and will not lie under oath'

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen released a blistering statement Wednesday after being criticized over her recollection of the meeting last week where President Donald Trump reportedly called African nations "shithole" countries.

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Cboe gets nod to challenge NYSE, Nasdaq for closing stock orders

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a proposal from No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator Cboe Global Markets Inc to compete for end-of-day orders for stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc.

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Case raises questions about home school regulation

David Turpin, administrator and principal of a Southern California private school operated out of his home, gave it an inviting name: Sandcastle Day School.

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Police comb through filthy California home where starving siblings found

(Reuters) - Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving 13 minor and adult children, police said.

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UPDATE 1-Home Capital faces C$4 million lawsuit from short seller Cohodes

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Home Capital Group Inc, Canada's biggest alternative lender, said on Wednesday it had received a statement of claim from short seller Marc Cohodes, who is seeking C$4 million ($3.2 million) in damages.

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Laundry pod challenge leads to spike in calls to poison control centers

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.

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BRIEF-Roaring Blue Lion Capital To Continue Discussing Ideas For Changes To HomeStreet Inc's Board

* ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO DISCUSS IDEAS THAT MAY RESULT IN CHANGES TO HOMESTREET'S BOARD, AMONG OTHERS

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In challenge to Madrid, Catalan assembly elects separatist speaker

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament picked a separatist speaker on Wednesday, signalling the possible return of sacked nationalist Carles Puigdemont as the region's leader and the renewal of full-blown political confrontation with Madrid.

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David Harbour's latest Twitter challenge

"Stranger Things" star David Harbour is willing to do a few favors for his followers.

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Starved California siblings treated after rescue from 'horrific' home

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 siblings found starving in a filthy California home, some of them shackled to furniture, were getting food and treatment after being rescued from a "horrific" ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Police: 13 held captive in filthy CA home

Two parents were arrested after authorities found 12 children and adults shackled to beds with chains and padlocks in their home in California. Police were alerted by a 13th child who escaped.

O'Riordan, Dolores nytimes.com

How the Cranberries Rose to Fame

Dave Fanning, an Irish music journalist and one of the first to discover the Cranberries, talks about how Dolores O'Riordan found a place between grunge and Brit pop that catapulted the band to international stardom.

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13 siblings held captive in their own home. How did no one know?

A nondescript, burnt orange house in Southern California -- similar to many others on the same street -- turned out to be a prison for 13 siblings.

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U.S. Homeland Security chief: did not hear Trump use vulgarity during meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week.

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German police raids homes, offices of suspected Iranian spies

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Tuesday searched the homes and offices of 10 suspected Iranian spies following an investigation by the country's domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said.

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Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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Homeland Security chief: Deporting 'Dreamers' not top priority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Retirement Of Alan B. Offenberg And Names Elias J. Sabo As CEO

* COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF ALAN B. OFFENBERG AND NAMES ELIAS J. SABO AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Thirteen siblings found chained in California home; parents charged

PERRY, Calif. (Reuters) - A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.

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Thirteen siblings found chained, starving in California home; parents charged

(Reuters) - Thirteen malnourished siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

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13 people held captive in California home, police say

Two California parents were arrested after authorities found a dozen children and adults shackled to beds with chains and padlocks in their home, officials said Monday.

Afghanistan nytimes.com

Challenging the Afghan State, a Cornered Strongman Tries to Ascend

Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month.

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South Korea's speed skaters face tough competition on home ice

(Reuters) - Picking up medals on the fast ice of the Gangneung Oval at the Winter Olympics could be a tall order for South Korea's speed skaters, according to Dutchman Bob de Jong, who is assistant coach of the hosts' national team.

Work-Life Balance nytimes.com

4 Simple Tips for Working From Home

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

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Harvey was considered firm and fair during a 31-season career spent entirely in the National League. He worked five World Series and six All-Star Games.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

As Homeless Take Refuge in Subway, More Officers Are Sent to Help

Officials said the increase in officers was part of an effort by the mayor to reach the unsheltered homeless, a population estimated at 3,900 last year.

Landslides and Mudslides nytimes.com

In Montecito, Enclave of Wealth and Fame, Unimagined Tragedy

Mudslides left the coastal community of Montecito, Calif., in ruins, and rescuers were racing against time on Sunday to find four people still missing.

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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

Home Equity Loans nytimes.com

Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?

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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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U.S. Supreme Court takes up challenge to SEC in-house judges

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a key Securities and Exchange Commission practice - its use of in-house judges to enforce investor protection laws - by a...

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Strangers at home, Salvadoran deportees welcomed at call centers

SAN SALVADOR, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Alexander Ramos was deported to El Salvador from the United States seven years ago, forced to leave jobs as a gardener and at McDonald's after getting caught driving without a license.

Tennis nytimes.com

Australian Open Begins a Challenging Season in Tennis

Familiar names on and off the court will be missing at the first Grand Slam of the year.

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Trump denies 'shithole' remarks as condemnation mounts at home and abroad

(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: In Montecito, Shock Over Lost Lives and Homes

Friday: Mudslide survivors tell their stories, Gavin Newsom calls on President Trump to resign, and tenants target limits on rent control.

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Staying home is Trump's gift to May

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In rut, Russian communists register surprise candidate to challenge Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Communist Party moved to overhaul its geriatric image on Friday, registering a wealthy 57-year-old farm boss to challenge incumbent Vladimir Putin for the presidency in a gamble it hopes will revive its electoral fortunes.

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BRIEF-Taylor Morrison Home Corp - Preliminary Total Revenue For Year Ended Dec 31 Was $3.89 Bln

* - PRELIMINARY TOTAL REVENUE FOR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 WAS $3.89 BILLION COMPARED TO $3.55 BILLION

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See formerly homeless boy get first bed

Dionna Neely and her son, Daeyr, recently moved into low-income housing, where a non-profit helped turn their empty house into a furnished home.

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BRIEF-Homestreet Board Votes To Decline Roaring Blue Lion Capital's Charles Griege's Request To Join Board

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS ITS BOARD VOTED TO DECLINE ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL'S CHARLES GRIEGE'S REQUEST TO JOIN CO'S BOARD Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qRaubE) Further company coverage:

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Peter Thiel submits bid for Gawker, faces challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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90% of wage earners will likely see higher take-home pay, Treasury says

Caro, Robert A nytimes.com

Robert Caro and Carnegie Hall: Revisiting the ’60s

Known for his multivolume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Caro helped inspire a citywide cultural festival organized by Carnegie Hall.

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BRIEF-HomeStreet Announces Impact Of Tax Reform

* HOMESTREET INC SAYS WILL RECOGNIZE A ONE-TIME, NON-CASH TAX BENEFIT OF APPROXIMATELY $23 MILLION IN Q4 OF 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-FDA Issues Warning Letter To Becton Dickinson & Co

* FDA WARNS BECTON DICKINSON & COMPANY OF SIGNIFICANT VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW AS PART OF ONGOING INVESTIGATION INTO LEAD TESTING ISSUES‍​

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Shallow earthquake shakes buildings in El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake shook buildings in El Salvador on Thursday afternoon, emergency services in the country said.

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Argentine faithful flock to Chile as Pope avoids homecoming

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines will cross into Chile next week to see Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis, who has yet to return home despite visiting much of Latin America since his election nearly five years ago.

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Israel approves hundreds of new settlement homes: NGO

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has given final building approval for 352 homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank, an anti-settlement movement said on Thursday - construction that Palestinians see as jeopardizing their prospects for statehood.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Shopping for nursing homes more tricky in Trump era

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Finding a safe, high-quality nursing home for a loved one is never an easy task. Complicated decisions often are made at a moment of emotional crisis and reliable guidance can be...

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Babies were pulled from the mud that swept away homes and killed 17

Ben Hyatt rushed to wake everyone up when rivers of mud started banging the doors and walls of his Montecito, California home.

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Investor Rich Hall leaves Harvard to return to University of Texas

BOSTON (Reuters) - Richard Hall, who oversaw private equity investing at Harvard University's $37 billion endowment, is leaving the Ivy League school to become the deputy chief investment officer at the University of Texas' endowment.

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Spiders and fleas pack Albert Hall as Cirque du Soleil's Ovo hits London

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Royal Albert Hall was crawling with spiders, crickets, ants and fleas on Wednesday as Cirque du Soleil brought its insect-themed show Ovo to the famous venue for the first time.

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Down the Aisles, a Secret Shelter for the Homeless

For the last 14 years, a bodega owner in Brooklyn has quietly taken in the homeless, allowing them to stay in a crude shelter in the store’s cellar.

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The challenge of turning inter-Korean thaw into longer-term detente

SEOUL (Reuters) - A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North's chief negotiator threatened to walk out after the South Korean side brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

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UPDATE 1-Lennar revenue beats on higher home sales; orders rise

Jan 10 (Reuters) - No. 2 U.S. homebuilder Lennar Corp on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as it sold more homes at higher prices, and said orders rose 11.5 percent.

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Mudslides after wildfires wipe out homes, kill 13 in California

Weeks after devastating fires tore through Southern California, heavy rains sent mudslides rolling down hillsides in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday, leaving 13 people dead.

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Oprah's home affected by California mudslides

Two days after the Golden Globes and a speech that had everyone talking, the Oprah Winfrey's thoughts are not on her presidential prospects but with her neighbors in Santa Barbara, California, where heavy rains have caused dangerous mudslides and led to fatalities.

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Salvadorans say going home not an option after U.S. axes protection

RED BANK, N.J. (Reuters) - Three decades after fleeing civil war in his native El Salvador, Luis Munoz has built a life for himself in the New Jersey coastal town of Red Bank, working as a mechanic and raising three children with his wife.

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BRIEF-Warner Bros. To Restructure Global Theatrical & Home Entertainment Operations

* WARNER BROS. TO RESTRUCTURE GLOBAL THEATRICAL AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT OPERATIONS

Dickerson, John nytimes.com

John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on ‘CBS This Morning’

A Washingtonian through and through, Mr. Dickerson will move to New York and leave his role as host of “Face the Nation” to engage in morning banter.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: In Solo Shows, Lip-Syncing ‘Hamlet’ and Investigating Home Movies

At the 14th Under the Radar festival, artists working with found audio and video stretch the boundaries of theater.

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Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday.

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TV newsman John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS named television journalist John Dickerson on Tuesday to replace fired co-host Charlie Rose on the network's "CBS This Morning" news show.

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Amazon's next home could say a lot about diversity

In October, Jeff Bezos stepped to the podium at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner to deliver a speech befitting a social activist rather than a CEO.

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John Dickerson to replace Charlie Rose on 'CBS This Morning'

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Rivers of mud, debris wipe out SoCal homes

At least three homes near the Southern California community of Montecito have been "wiped away by mudflow and debris," a Santa Barbara County fire spokesman said Tuesday morning as heavy rain fell in the area and forecasters warned of possible flash flooding and mudslides.

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Energy group Ineos to challenge Scotland's ban on fracking

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Energy group Ineos is seeking a judicial review of the Scottish government's ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as "fracking".

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Thousands in California flee homes ahead of possible mudslides

(Reuters) - Thousands of Southern Californians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful rain storm that could cause flash floods and trigger mudslides soaked steep slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off vegetation last month.

Interior Design and Furnishings nytimes.com

How to Choose the Right Dining Table for Your Home

Attention to not just the size and shape, but the construction, style, and materials will make sure you buy a table you’ll love for years to come.

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis nytimes.com

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Thousands of Nigerians are being returned from Libya after failing to make it to Europe. What will they do now?

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Australia impatient for home champion at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For a tournament branded the "happy slam" by Roger Federer, the Australian Open has given little cheer to home players.

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Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena.

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

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

Seafood nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke

In Honolulu, where our critic grew up, the quintessential marinated-fish dish appears in a welter of different styles and stores.

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U.S. top court turns away challenge to Mississippi LGBT law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ended the first legal challenge to a Republican-backed Mississippi law that permits businesses and government employees to refuse to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people due to religious beliefs.

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Queen of the Luge, Geisenberger eyes more Olympics gold

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Four years on from her double Olympic gold medal success in Sochi and German luger Natalie Geisenberger shows no signs of slowing down.

van Dyke, Jerry nytimes.com

Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ Actor and Foil for His Brother, Dick, Dies at 86

After decades in show business, Mr. Van Dyke emerged from his older brother’s shadow with an Emmy-nominated role in the long-running ABC sitcom “Coach.”

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Call to Remove Homeless People (All 8) Before Royal Wedding Stirs Anger

A council leader in Britain has been on a campaign to deal with the homeless people who “sleep rough” near Windsor Castle, the wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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Home of Roy Moore accuser burns

A fire destroyed the Alabama home of Tina Johnson, a woman who accused former US Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her on the buttocks in 1991.

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Diane Kruger discusses her challenging 'In The Fade' role

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - German-born actress Diane Kruger's latest role as a woman whose husband and son are killed in an attack in the German movie "In the Fade" left her "physically exhausted" and taking a step back from acting.

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Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

(Reuters) - The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case.

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Homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams eastern Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

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Your next home could be made of bacteria

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Cold comfort: U.S. homeless shelters overwhelmed in brutal weather

BOSTON (Reuters) - In the common room of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter, dozens of blue vinyl pads and folded-up cots stood ready on Friday for another night's rush of people fleeing the deadly cold that has gripped the region for almost two weeks.

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BRIEF-Hallador Energy Reports Additional 2018, 2019 Coal Sales Contracts

* HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY REPORTS ADDITIONAL 2018 AND 2019 COAL SALES CONTRACTS

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Leading GOP challenger drops out of Senate race in Ohio

Ohio Republican Josh Mandel is dropping his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, citing a health issue his wife is facing.

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Toronto seeks shelters for homeless as temperature plunges

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The city of Toronto on Friday scrambled to find emergency shelter space for the homeless as temperatures plunged to record lows, while tens of thousands of people remained in the dark in Eastern Canada because of extreme weather.

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Syrian govt. presses Idlib offensive as people flee homes in the cold

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rapid advances by the Syrian army into rebels' largest remaining stronghold, Idlib province, have brought it closer to a key insurgent-held military airport and displaced tens of thousands of people struggling to find shelter in winter weather.

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Right at Home: Confessions of an Open House Addict

Some of the people who visit open houses are not in buying mode at all, they just want a peek at how others live.

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New York Today: New York Today: The Many Lives of Radio City Music Hall

Friday: The evolution of an iconic performance space, your weekend lineup, and a look back at a landmark decision.

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With ‘Electric Dreams,’ Philip K. Dick Gets the TV Anthology Treatment

The Amazon series, tailor-made for TV’s new golden age, grapples with questions even more relevant in our increasingly technologically augmented times.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

The Saturday Profile: A Rival Steps up to Challenge Turkey’s President Erdogan

Meral Aksener, a former interior minister, wants to reverse much of what Mr. Erdogan has forged in nearly 15 years at the helm.

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BRIEF-LGI Homes Reports ‍Home Closings Of 1,844 In Q4 2017 Vs 1,139 In Q4 2016

* LGI HOMES, INC. ANNOUNCES RECORD DECEMBER, 4TH QUARTER, AND YEAR END 2017 HOME CLOSINGS AND 2017 YEAR END EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

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Opinion: This is no time to be stingy about heating homes of the poor

Low-income families struggle to pay their home energy bills in the best of times, and these are not the best of times. Record cold temperatures are bearing down along the East Coast and across the Midwest, and, based on US Energy Information Administration estimates, the cost of home heating will likely exceed the cost of previous years.

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Modernizing a Southern Home Without Losing Its Charm

Inside an 1853 Charleston townhouse, where the couple behind Workstead Studio created a private residence that showcases their lighting, furniture and more.

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Zuckerberg's 2018 personal challenge focuses on Facebook

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Protecting users of the social network from abuse and hate and defending it from nation state interference are part of Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's 2018 personal challenge.

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Higher Berlin court to rule on challenge to Niki insolvency

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Berlin court on Thursday rebuffed a legal challenge to the insolvency filing of airline Niki, which could derail the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG , and referred the case to a higher court for a ruling.

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Higher court to rule on challenge to Niki insolvency

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Berlin court on Thursday asked a higher court to rule on a legal challenge to the insolvency filing of airline Niki, which could derail the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG .

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BRIEF-Taylor Morrison Home announces pricing of public offering of class A common stock

* TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK, USING PROCEEDS TO PURCHASE INTERESTS FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS, AND ADDITIONAL CONCURRENT REPURCHASE FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS

Nursing Homes nytimes.com

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs

On average, injury and complaint rates are higher, and staffs smaller, at for-profit facilities that outsource goods and services to their owners’ other businesses.

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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.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Auto Sales End a 7-Year Upswing, With More Challenges Ahead

The decline in 2017 came as fuel prices and interest rates began to turn higher.

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Fire reported at Clinton home

A fire was reported Wednesday afternoon at a New York home associated with Bill and Hillary Clinton, but the fire is out and nobody was injured, said Sgt. Arthur Mendoza of the New Castle Police Department.

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Firefighters respond to fire at Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York

(Reuters) - Firefighters were called to fight a fire on Thursday at the Chappaqua, New York, home of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, police said.

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

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

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Canada starts legal challenge of 'troubling' U.S. lumber duties

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Ottawa has launched legal challenges of U.S. duties on imports of certain Canadian softwood lumber products, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday.

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Ex-Homeland Security Officials Urge Faster Action on DACA

The window for legislative action to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children will close by the middle of January, three former officials said in a letter.

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German court to decide on Niki insolvency challenge on Thursday

FRANKFURT/VIENNA (Reuters) - A German court is likely to decide on Thursday whether to reverse the insolvency filing of airline Niki, according to a statement from Berlin's civil courts, which could derail the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG .

Music nytimes.com

Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

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With ‘The Chi,’ Lena Waithe Heads Home in Search of the Real Chicago

Her Showtime series aims to paint her hometown in all its complexities and nuances, not just the unremitting violence depicted on the news.

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Security challenges at 2018 Winter Olympics

The Pyeongchang organizing committee is preparing for all security scenarios ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. CNN's Paula Hancocks has more.

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Lena Hall Plans an Ambitious Tribute to Her Favorite Musicians

The “Hedwig” actress will pay homage to David Bowie, Radiohead and many others as part of “Obsessed,” a project involving a new EP each month in 2018.

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New Jersey Teenager in Custody After 4 Are Found Shot to Death in Home

The boy, 16, was held by the police after they discovered his mother, father and sister and a family acquaintance shot dead in their home.

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Teen in custody after 4 found dead in New Jersey home

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after four people, including his parents and sister, were shot to death in a Long Branch, New Jersey, home on New Year's Eve, authorities said Monday.

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Four shot dead in New Jersey home; 16-year-old arrested

(Reuters) - Police arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of killing four people including his parents and sister with an assault rifle at their New Jersey home on New Year's Eve, prosecutors said on Monday.

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

An FBI raid in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday night was part of an investigation into a man who allegedly supported ISIS, according to an FBI affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WJLA.

Baseball nytimes.com

Early Hall of Fame Voting for 2018 Shows No Surge for Bonds and Clemens

Instead, a changing electorate that appears more forgiving of the steroid era may gradually push Bonds and Clemens closer to Cooperstown.

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Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the most audacious challenges to its clerical leadership since nationwide pro-reform unrest jolted the Islamist theocracy in 2009.

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Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country's leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution.

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Swatting case poses legal challenges for police and prosecutors

The 911 call was fake, authorities said, but the bullet was very real.

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Soldier home for the holidays died rescuing neighbors from NYC fire

Private Emmanuel Mensah joined the Army National Guard one year ago so he could help others, according to his father.

Park Slope (Brooklyn, NY) nytimes.com

Opinion: There’s No Place Like This Rent-Stabilized Home

The magic of living on the park comes to an end.

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Raid on senator's home reveals divisions in Somali security forces

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Masked men who appeared to be members of the Somali security forces raided the house of a powerful Somali senator on Saturday, but the government initially said it did not know who they were, fuelling political tensions.

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Police kill a man at his home while responding to a fake call

A prank call to police led to a man's death at a home in Wichita, Kansas -- and a man in California has been arrested in connection with the crime.

Brussels (Belgium) nytimes.com

Origami-Style Cardboard Tents for Homeless in Brussels

The entrepreneur behind the project hopes to give people somewhere safe to sleep in a city that bans material tents.

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Police kill man at Kansas home after 'swatting' call

Police have arrested a suspect in Los Angeles for an alleged deadly "swatting" hoax in Kansas. "Swatting" is when someone makes a prank call to police with a false report of an ongoing crime.

Social Media nytimes.com

Inside the Hollywood Home of Social Media’s Stars. (Don’t Be Shy.)

High jinks and networking abound at 1600 Vine Street, the apartment complex minting the next generation of Instagram and YouTube celebrities.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

City of the Future? Humans, Not Technology, Are the Challenge in Toronto

Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.

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Jones certified U.S. Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Illinois judge rejects lawsuit challenging abortion coverage expansion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois law expanding state-funded coverage of abortions for low-income Medicaid recipients was set to go into effect next month after an Illinois judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by abortion opponents seeking to block it.

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Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a legal challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Brazil's top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons granted by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, saying they are unconstitutional and threaten a probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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BRIEF-Home Capital Comments On Second Statement Of Claim

* RECEIVED STATEMENT OF CLAIM ISSUED BY ROLAND KEIPER, BRIAN CHAPMAN, WHO OPTED OUT OF GLOBAL SETTLEMENT OF SECURITIES CLASS ACTION​

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Alabama officials to certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama's secretary of state said on Thursday officials would certify Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, despite a challenge filed the day before by Roy Moore, the conservative Republican whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Brazil top prosecutor challenges President Temer's Christmas pardons

(Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor has launched a legal challenge against pardons made by President Michel Temer just before Christmas, alleging they are unconstitutional and threaten the Car Wash probe into the country's largest-ever corruption scandal.

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Alabama official to certify Senator-elect Jones today despite challenge: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said he will certify Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones as winner on Thursday despite opponent Roy Moore's challenge, in a phone call on CNN.

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Mystery surrounds most expensive home

The world's most expensive house, Chateau Louis XIV, is located in Paris and valued at $300 million. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.

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Alabama's Moore files late challenge to Senate election result, alleging fraud

(Reuters) - Alabama Republican Roy Moore filed a court challenge late on Wednesday to the outcome of a U.S. Senate election he unexpectedly lost, hours before officials in the state were due to certify his opponent's victory.

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UPDATE 1-Becton Dickinson's $24 bln takeover of C R Bard set to close after China nod

* Becton had said China approval was last hurdle for deal to close

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Blast at Afghan News Agency in Kabul Kills Dozens

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi'ite cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference.

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China commerce ministry conditionally approves Becton Dickinson-C R Bard merger

BEIJING, Dec 28 (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that it has conditionally approved a merger between U.S. medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson and its U.S. peer C R Bard.

Somali-Americans nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Deadly Year in My Family’s Homeland

As a child, I didn’t understand the extent to which clan ideology distorted many people’s thinking.

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Bannon adviser: Paul Ryan challenger is 'dead to us'

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Isolated at home, Guatemala president moves close to U.S. with Israel move

(Reuters) - Guatemala's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital leaves President Jimmy Morales closer to the United States at a time his stock has fallen at home due to corruption allegations raised by U.N.-backed investigators.

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A Sudanese Refugee Brings a Taste of Home to the U.S.

Violence forced Kaltum Mohamed and her family to flee Darfur and later Libya. Now she has her own catering business that specializes in Sudanese cuisine.

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Pending home sales edge higher in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned homes edged higher in November, boosted by job growth across a strengthening economy.

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Homeowners rush to pre-pay property taxes

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New York Today: New York Today: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, a New Yorker of the Year

Wednesday: Honoring a model citizen, preparing for extreme cold, and goings-on around town.

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UPDATE 1-GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

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GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

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Homeland Security, Uber, Peru: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Families chased from Libyan town in 2011 can go home: government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan families displaced from a town ransacked after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 will be allowed to return home in February, the U.N.-backed government said on Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations.

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U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panel

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in Washington on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to allow President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud to request data on voter rolls from U.S. states.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Homeland Security Increasingly Means Putting Agents Outside the Homeland

Set up to defend the United States, the Homeland Security Department is going beyond American borders to fight foreign threats from abroad.

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CORRECTED-Republican tax plan to dent U.S. home sales next year (Dec. 22)

Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. home sales will likely take a hit next year as middle-class Americans receive fewer perks under an overhaul of U.S. taxes and face rising home prices and interest rates, industry experts said.

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Quality Care cuts rents for struggling nursing home chain ManorCare

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Healthcare property owner Quality Care Properties Inc has agreed to cut rents for HCR ManorCare but said the U.S. nursing home chain, which already owes more than $300 million in back rent, has acknowledged it will struggle to pay even the reduced amount, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

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Want to eat better? Cook at home

Cooking at home allows you to use fresh ingredients, produce that is seasonal and foods without artificial ingredients.

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Philippines' Duterte's son quits as vice mayor of hometown Davao

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son quit as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao on Monday, citing his being linked to a drug smuggling case by opponents and personal problems from a failed marriage as reasons for the move.

Radio City Music Hall nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: And a Child Shall Lead Them … Elsewhere

All our critic wanted was to stop judging and share a holiday show with her daughter. But her pint-size companion had other ideas.

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Editorials: Santa’s Manhattan Homes

... including the house where Virginia wrote the letter that inspired what is ranked as America’s most “unforgettable” editorial.

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Manure-filled package sent to Treasury Secretary's home

A package filled with manure that was addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was found near his Bel Air home Saturday night, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

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Box of Horse Manure Is Left for Steve Mnuchin Near His Home, Police Say

The gift-wrapped package was addressed to Mr. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and left at his neighbor’s home in an upscale part of Los Angeles.

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For Iraq's Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Islamic State

TELESKOF, Iraq (Reuters) - Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing "Jingle Bells" in Aramaic.

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.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Navalny Is Nominated by Hundreds to Challenge Putin for Russian Presidency

The move allows Aleksei Navalny to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy, putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow one of the Russian president’s most formidable foes to run.