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Dow hits 26,000 for first time on earnings optimism

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average raced past the 26,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday as fourth-quarter earnings season got off to a strong start following upbeat results from UnitedHealth and Citigroup.

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US STOCKS-Dow hits 26,000 for first time on earnings optimism

* Indexes up: Dow 0.59 pct, S&P 0.23 pct, Nasdaq 0.25 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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Dow hits 26,000 for first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average touched the 26,000-mark for the first time on Tuesday and other Wall Street indexes climbed as strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Citigroup helped lift the sentiment.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow hits 26,000 for first time

Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average touched the 26,000-mark for the first time on Tuesday and other Wall Street indexes climbed as strong earnings from UnitedHealth and Citigroup helped lift the sentiment.

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Sandgren claims first grand slam win to land Wawrinka clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American battler Tennys Sandgren won his first ever grand slam singles match on Tuesday to set up a dream Australian Open clash with former champion Stan Wawrinka.

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Millions more Americans were uninsured in 2017

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Trump's first year finds friends and foes

President Donald Trump has welcomed dozens of his counterparts to the White House since he entered office a year ago and has visited 13 countries himself, each time deepening ties to the club of world leaders he's now joined.

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Trump's first year on the international stage

Highs and lows from President Trump's first year of interactions with foreign leaders.

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Critic’s Notebook: A Pan-American Dance Sampler at the Joyce

The American Dance Platform showcases multiple American companies and idioms including hula, Irish footwork, tap, Lindy, modern and ballet.

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The New Health Care: Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

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Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries" remark.

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Drugmaker Dermapharm gears up for likely first German IPO of 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German drugmaker Dermapharm is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), probably stealing a march on much larger Siemens' healthcare unit Healthineers as the first stock market flotation in Germany this year.

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UPDATE 3-Shell OKs first UK North Sea project in six years

* Project to generate profit even at sub-$40 oil price (Adds ownership details in last paragraph)

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BRIEF-Trigon Closes First Tranche Of Private Placement Financing

* TRIGON CLOSES FIRST TRANCHE OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The first family's first year

It's been a jam-packed year of news since President Donald Trump moved into the White House, but it's also been a transformative -- if tumultuous -- year for each member of the first family.

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Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to prequalify for bidding firms from two or three countries by April or May for the first nuclear reactors it wants to build, a consultant for the government body working on the nuclear plans said on Monday.

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Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas was the low point on a horror day for the United States at the Australian Open on Monday as a raft of American players skidded out of the season's first grand slam in the first round.

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Venus Williams exits on rough day for Americans

When Venus Williams won her semifinal at last year's Australian Open, her joy was there for all to see.

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Edmund out-guns Anderson for first-round shock

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund outfought Kevin Anderson in a court three marathon to send the 11th seed tumbling out of the Australian Open 6-7(4) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round on Monday.

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UPDATE 4-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts, but rising N.American rig count weighs

* Asia remains awash with refined fuel products (Adds Bernstein comment, updates prices)

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Australian Open: Within Hours, Three Top Americans Fall

Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe — all U.S. Open semifinalists — did not make it out of the first round on Monday in Melbourne.

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Oil near three-year highs on output cuts despite rising North American rig count

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices held just below December 2014 highs on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia despite a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America.

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UPDATE 2-Oil near 3-year highs on output cuts despite rising N.American rig count

* But rising North American output threatens to undermine cuts

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Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens became the first big casualty at this year's Australian Open as the U.S. Open champion tumbled out in the first round against China's Zhang Shuai.

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Motor racing-Dan Gurney, all American racer, dead at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Motor racing: Dan Gurney, all American racer, dies at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.

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Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Mia love: I am the American dream

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) shares her family's experience emigrating from Haiti, which give her an opportunity to be the first Haitian-American elected to the US Congress.

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He's from El Salvador. His kids are American. Trump could separate them.

Rogelio Galdamez has a worried look on his face, unsure if the home he's building will be finished in time. 

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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Suspect held after first court appearance in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

(Reuters) - A California man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was in a Wichita jail on Saturday after his first court appearance in the "swatting" case, local media reported.

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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Olympics Officials Discuss a Potential First: A Unified Korean Hockey Team

South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.

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Tennis: First grand slam title was 'overwhelming', says Stephens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Without a victory since her stunning U.S. Open triumph last September, American Sloane Stephens admitted on Saturday that the experience of becoming a grand slam winner had been "overwhelming". "I think it's always a tough transition when you go from not playing tennis for 11 months to winning a grand slam," Stephens told a news conference at the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

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Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.

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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to implement Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to receive approval from the federal government to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the 50-year-old government health insurance program for the poor.

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Alpine skiing: Muffat-Jeandet wins first World Cup race

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Frenchman Victor Muffat-Jeandet claimed the first World Cup victory of his career at the age of 28 when he was a surprise winner of the combined at Wengen on Friday.

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Jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition makes first court appearance in 14 months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday made his first public appearance since his arrest 14 months ago, standing before an Istanbul court on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Analysis: Oprah leads Trump in new poll but most Americans don't want her to run

A new poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in a would-be 2020 general election race, with 50% support to his 39%. About one-in-ten voters are undecided.

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BRIEF-Wheaton Precious Metals Announces New Purchase Agreement with First Majestic

* WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS- AT TIME OF CLOSING OF PRIMERO ARRANGEMENT , UNIT AGREED TO RELEASE GUARANTEE PROVIDED BY GOLDCORP UNDER EXISTING SPA

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BRIEF-First Majestic Silver Announces Friendly Acquisition Of Primero Mining

* FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER ANNOUNCES FRIENDLY ACQUISITION OF PRIMERO MINING AND RESTRUCTURED STREAM WITH WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS

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Trump set for first doctor's exam as president

Doctors and nurses will poke and prod President Donald Trump on Friday during his first known medical checkup since taking office, the results providing the most accurate gauge yet of how a year being commander in chief has worn on the presidential frame.

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Trump to get first presidential medical exam amid questions about fitness

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

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Thousands of Americans living without roofs

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Raiders face Seahawks in first game at new Tottenham stadium

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will host it's first NFL game when the Oakland Raiders take on Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 14, the North American league announced on Thursday.

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Aryzta seeks to right North American ops, strategy with new hires

ZURICH, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Swiss-Irish bakery company Aryzta on Friday named new North America and strategy chiefs as it tackles problems in the United States, where issues with undocumented workers and a failed retail strategy prompted a $1 billion loss.

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Candidate Trump promised to be a 'champion' of Haitian-Americans

In September 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to be a "champion" for Haitian-Americans.

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China's capital issues first major smog alert of winter

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing issued its first major smog alert of the winter for the capital, triggering stringent measures to curb output of heavy industry as plunging temperatures spurred heating demand.

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Haitian-American GOP congresswoman demands an apology

Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah called on President Donald Trump to apologize Thursday for his reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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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-First Midwest Bancorp Increases Minimum Pay Rate To $15 For Hourly Employees

* FIRST MIDWEST BANCORP INC - INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY RATE TO $15 FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Dynasil Announces Submission Of Xcede Technologies' Application For First-In-Human Clinical Trial

* DYNASIL ANNOUNCES SUBMISSION OF XCEDE TECHNOLOGIES' APPLICATION FOR FIRST-IN-HUMAN CLINICAL TRIAL

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

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

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BRIEF-Postmedia Reports First Quarter Results

* POSTMEDIA NETWORK CANADA - IMPLEMENTED INITIATIVES WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ABOUT $14 MILLION OF NET ANNUALIZED COST SAVINGS IN QUARTER

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Kadono, Hirano aim for Japan's first snowboarding gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan gave snowboarding its Olympic debut in 1988 but of the 30 gold medals handed out in the sport since the Nagano Games none have been draped around the neck of a Japanese athlete.

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Trump plans America First 'vindication tour'

President Donald Trump's announced trip to an annual gathering of the rich and powerful in Davos, Switzerland, seemed to some a strange match: the populist President meeting the internationalist elite.

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BRIEF-First Commonwealth To Enter The Cincinnati Market Through The Acquisition Of Foundation Bank

* FIRST COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL CORP - DEAL FOR ‍CASH AND STOCK TRANSACTION VALUED AT APPROXIMATELY $58 MILLION​

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Ohio man indicted for using 'Fruitfly' malware to spy on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Ohio man was charged in a 16-count indictment on Wednesday for allegedly using malware known as "Fruitfly" to surreptitiously record people by secretly taking over their computer cameras and microphones, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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UPDATE 1-Airline stocks rise on American Airlines' upbeat forecast

Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks rose after American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday became the second major airline this week to forecast higher unit revenue for the fourth quarter.

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Marino leads new wave of American snowboard hopes

LONDON(Reuters) - Julia Marino will head to next month's Winter Games as a major medal contender, yet the American snowboarder may not have been on the plane to Pyeongchang at all were it not for a twist of fate during her teenage years.

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Trump to African-American voters: Remember, I said "what do you have to lose?"

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BRIEF-Caesarstone Says Averbuch Will Remain With Co Through The End Of First Quarter Of 2018

* CAESARSTONE LTD SAYS AVERBUCH WILL REMAIN WITH CO THROUGH THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2DhDVWO] Further company coverage:

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New American Girl doll is an aspiring Martian astronaut

There's a new role model encouraging girls to reach for the stars.

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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.

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Trump’s First Full Physical Is Approaching. What He Discloses Is Up to Him.

With questions swirling around Mr. Trump’s mental health, his coming physical may yield few clues about whether he is, as his former doctor claimed during his candidacy, the “healthiest individual” to hold the office.

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Corals die, farmers suffer through Australia's third-hottest year

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the $47 billion agricultural sector.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin wins fifth World Cup race in a row

FLACHAU, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin left her rivals trailing again as she won the slalom in Flachau to claim her fifth successive World Cup race victory on Tuesday.

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MOVES-EY, American Century Investments, Hiscox, BP

Jan 9 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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U.S. won't send Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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U.S. won't sent Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

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First Words: Who Decides What’s ‘Sexy’ — And Who Pays for It?

People lust after everything from actors to new consumer goods. A vast marketplace caters to some of those desires, and exploits others.

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy says capital obligations in first half of 2018 will be limited​

* BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC SAYS ‍CAPITAL OBLIGATIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2018 WILL BE LIMITED​

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

At a speech to farmers in Nashville on Monday, Mr. Trump claimed he had cut taxes by $5.5 trillion instead of the actual $1.5 trillion amount.

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Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

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Perdue: Rural broadband is our duty to farmers

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BRIEF-Adamas Announces U.S. Commercial Launch Of Gocovri, The First FDA-Approved Medication For Treatment Of Dyskinesia In Parkinson's Disease Patients

* ADAMAS ANNOUNCES U.S. COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF GOCOVRI™ THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF DYSKINESIA IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE PATIENTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Raises $425 Mln For First Morgan Stanley Private Equity Co-Investment Fund I

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners:

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Trump in 1999: Oprah would be first VP choice

In a 1999 interview with Larry King, Donald Trump said that his first choice for running mate would be Oprah Winfrey.

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Trump in 1999: Oprah is 'my first choice' for VP

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As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

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First a reckoning for harassers, now a reckoning for awards shows

The dresses are black. The pins say #TimesUp. Sunday's Golden Globes are the first awards show since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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Trump’s Twitter Threats Put American Credibility on the Line

Nearly a year after the president took office, the world is still figuring out whether to take his fiery words as policy pronouncements, or to simply ignore them.

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John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

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Space shuttle's first commander dies

Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday.

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A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

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Obama to be Letterman's first guest on new show

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UPDATE 2-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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American Detained by U.S. Military Says He Wants to Sue

An American citizen being held as an enemy combatant has told the A.C.L.U. he wants the group to represent him in challenging his indefinite wartime detention.

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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for first week in three -Baker Hughes

Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for the first week in three even though crude prices hovered near their highest level since the spring of 2015. Drillers cut 5 oil rigs in the week to Jan. 5, bringing the total count down to 742, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. In the prior two weeks, drillers did not add or remove any rigs. The U.S. rig count, an ear

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Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

(Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Veteran former U.S. talk show host David Letterman will return to television on Jan. 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former U.S. President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday.

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Hungary's Richter expects Esmya drug ruling in first half: CEO

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter expects European health inspectors to deliver a ruling on its Esmya medicine in the first half of 2018, its chief executive told Reuters, adding that uncertainty about the drug could delay earnings guidance.

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North American truck orders jump 77pct in December - FTR

DETROIT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North American orders for Class 8 semi-trucks jumped 77 percent in December compared with the same period in 2016, for a 77 percent full-year surge in truck sales in 2017, FTR, a company that tracks the industry, said on Friday. A strong road freight market should continue to fuel truck production in 2018, FTR said. Preliminary orders in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the big rigs that haul freight along North American highways hit 37,200, up significantly fr

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New year same as old for first-round leader Leishman

(Reuters) - Marc Leishman rang in the new year much the same way that he ended the old, with a sizzling performance that earned him the first-round lead at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Thursday.

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American Airlines says storm prompts 1,300 flight cancellations

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said Thursday it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,300 U.S. flights due to a massive winter storm.

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Trump isn't the first quirky president

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UPDATE 2-Monsanto profit misses estimates as farmers face squeeze

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday and said low crop prices hurting farmers' incomes would limit the company's ability to profit from sales of its genetically engineered seeds and agricultural chemicals.

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Tiger to start 2018 campaign at Farmers Insurance Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated 2018 debut at this month's Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, his first official PGA Tour event since missing the cut at the same tournament last year.

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History Lessons: First jobs of famous historians

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Historians study the beginnings of things, even their first work experiences. For the latest in Reuters’ “First Jobs” series, we talked to a few prominent historians about their...

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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Vienna ‘New Year’s Baby’ Greeted First With Hate, Then Hearts

News of the Austrian capital’s first birth of 2018 triggered an outpouring of online hate, because her mother was pictured wearing a head scarf.

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BRIEF-FDA Warns American Cryostem Of Deviations Related To Co's Stem Cell Product

* FDA WARNS AMERICAN CRYOSTEM CORPORATION OF SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS RELATED TO ITS UNAPPROVED STEM CELL PRODUCT, ATCELL

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Dow breaks above 25,000 for first time

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 25,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, while other major indexes rose to new highs after a strong private jobs report added to a bullish sentiment from indications of robust growth in major economies.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaks above 25,000 for first time

* Indexes up: Dow 0.37 pct, S&P 0.35 pct, Nasdaq 0.45 pct (Updates to open)

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Dow hits 25,000 for the first time

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BRIEF-ImmunoGen Announces First Patient Dosed In Phase 1 Study Of IMGN632 For Hematological Malignancies

* IMMUNOGEN ANNOUNCES FIRST PATIENT DOSED IN PHASE 1 STUDY OF IMGN632 FOR HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-First Global Secures 16 New US Money Transmitter Licenses In Past Year

* FIRST GLOBAL DATA LTD - FIRST GLOBAL MONEY INC, HAS BEEN GRANTED TWO ADDITIONAL MONEY TRANSMITTER LICENSES IN USA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Bannon blasts President and first family

"Fire and Fury" brings brutal new details into the limelight including attacks on the first family's IQ.

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Some in South get their first experience with snow

Please pardon the people freaking out in Florida. It's snowing! It's snowing!

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Americans should worry about Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's: White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.

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Auto sales fall for first time in 9 years

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BRIEF-American Express Sees FY 2017 EPS To Be Below $5.80-$5.90 Guidance Range

* SAYS ‍ESTIMATE OVERALL IMPACTS OF TAX ACT WILL REDUCE EARNINGS FOR Q4 OF 2017 BY APPROXIMATELY $2.4 BILLION​

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S&P tops 2,700 for first time on tech gains, strong data

(Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 index surged past the 2,700-mark for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intraday highs as technology stocks climbed amid indications of robust economic growth in the U.S. and overseas.

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Trump’s First Big Twitter Day of 2018: Analyzing Nuclear Buttons and the ‘Corrupt Media’

The president’s 17 posts on Tuesday can be read as an outline of his agenda but also a glimpse at the challenges he faces this year.

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First UK polar bear in 25 years born at Scottish zoo

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A polar bear cub has been born in Britain for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said on Wednesday.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin sees herself as multiple medal threat

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin relishes the opportunity to be a multiple-medal threat at the Olympics in Pyeongchang next month and is brimming with confidence after a dominant run through World Cup events in the lead up to the Games.

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BRIEF-American Midstream Commences Full Operation Of Cayenne Pipeline

* AMERICAN MIDSTREAM COMMENCES FULL OPERATION OF CAYENNE PIPELINE

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Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get bonus after tax reform

(Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and peer Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill.

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The year of the American Woman

2017 was a defining year for American women. From the Women's March on Washington to the #MeToo moment, a movement has begun.

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The First Time: Dylan McDermott: The First Time I Waited On a Celebrity’s Table

An awkward teenager finds that a kind word from a blustery John Belushi is enough to keep a dream alive.

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BRIEF-American Railcar Industries Says CEO's Employment With Company Terminated

* AMERICAN RAILCAR INDUSTRIES SAYS ‍ON DEC 31, 2017, CEO JEFFREY HOLLISTER'S EMPLOYMENT WITH COMPANY TERMINATED - SEC FILING​

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2 American Families Are Mourned After Plane Crash in Costa Rica

Nine people from two families in New York and Florida were among the 12 people killed in the crash.

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Why Americans just can't quit Hillary Clinton

Two seemingly contradictory recent Gallup Poll findings sum up what it means to be a woman in the United States who dares to go where only men have gone before: Americans love to think of talented, ambitious women who have overcome obstacles — but the reality of a woman assuming a position of power, particularly over men? That's not welcome.

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The state's new law legalizing recreational marijuana is off to a busy first day

California began selling recreational marijuana today in what's seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed, and hundreds lined up to buy it.

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Mariah's hot tea 'disaster' brings us the year's first meme

Mariah Carey does not need your redemption talk, s'il vous plait et merci. But admittedly, her New Year's Eve performance Sunday was infinitely better than the lip-synching disaster of 2016, and it was just weird enough to provide us with our very first meme of 2018.

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Trump's first 2018 tweet takes swipe at Pakistan

In his first tweet of the new year President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan, saying the country has given the US nothing but "lies and deceit."

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Macau casinos post first annual revenue gain in 3 years

Gaming revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau rose for the first time in three years in 2017 as high-end punters' appetite for gambling recovers after a protracted government campaign against shows of wealth among public officials and slowing economic growth.

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Costa Rica Plane Crash Kills 10 Americans and 2 Local Pilots

The Costa Rican government said the crash took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, a tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital, San José.

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On Olympics: Where Are the American Women in Olympic Figure Skating?

Once dominant, they have not won a medal in the singles competition since 2006. Expectations are low that they will win any at the Games in February.

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BRIEF-PRA Health Sciences Says Unit Entered First Amendment, Second Joinder Agreement To Credit Agreement

* PRA HEALTH SCIENCES SAYS ON DEC 28, UNIT ENTERED FIRST AMENDMENT, SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED DEC 6, 2016‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Vestas Receives First V116-2.0 Mw Order‍​

* - CO WILL SUPPLY THE WIND TURBINES AS WELL AS SERVICE THE PROJECT VIA A FIVE-YEAR ACTIVE OUTPUT MANAGEMENT 5000 (AOM 5000) SERVICE AGREEMENT.‍​

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A law banning Mexican-American studies in Arizona public schools is dead

An Arizona law banning Mexican-American studies from schools has been quashed.

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First Person: Taking Out the Trash? That’s Still a Man’s Job, Even for the Liberal Coastal Elite

Trash duty might be the last bastion of accepted 1950s behavior among big-city liberals. “Women deal with the rest of the garbage,” one theorized.

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BRIEF-Mylan Announces FDA Approval Of First Generic For Estrace Cream

* MYLAN ADDS TO U.S. WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE PORTFOLIO WITH FDA APPROVAL OF FIRST GENERIC FOR ESTRACE® CREAM

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Fire started on first floor and spread quickly

At least 12 people, including a child, were killed in a fire at a five-story apartment building in the Bronx, one of New York City's boroughs, officials said.

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6 messages Dems tried in Trump's first year

Democrats have reacted to President Donald Trump's victory with pragmatism, steadfast "resistance" and "A Better Deal."

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Op-Ed Contributors: American Workers Need Better Job Protections

You should not be fired for taking a sick day to care for your child. A “just cause” law would protect you.

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Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy

President Trump has transformed the world’s view of the United States from an anchor of the international order into something more inward-looking and unpredictable.

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First supermoon of 2018 on New Year's

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year's.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Has Entered Into Agreement For Financing

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCING

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Tennis: Fitness comes first for returning Murray, Djokovic

(Reuters) - Former world number ones Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are relishing their return to competition after serious injuries cut their last campaigns short, but the overriding aim for both players in the New Year is to stay fit and healthy.

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BRIEF-Patagonia Gold To Acquire Calcatreu Deposit From Pan American Silver

* ‍SIGNED DEAL TO ACQUIRE CALCATREU DEPOSIT FROM PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP, BY WAY OF ACQUIRING UNIT OF PAN AMERICAN FOR $15 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Syngenta AG Intends To Voluntarily Delist Its American Depositary Shares From NYSE​

* ‍INTENDS TO VOLUNTARILY DELIST ITS AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES FROM NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Poll: Hugs and dirty jokes - Americans differ on acceptable behavior

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans differ widely in their views of what constitutes sexual harassment, with age and race as well as gender throwing up the dividing lines, posing a challenge for those who police for such conduct in the workplace.

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Oil soars, U.S. crude hits $60/bbl for first time since mid-2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices surged to 2-1/2-year highs and U.S. crude touched $60 a barrel in light trading volume on Tuesday, boosted by news of an explosion on a Libyan crude pipeline as well as voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts.

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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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Ted Kennedy Jr.: Where we've failed Americans with disabilities

Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities. I still remember standing in the Rose Garden watching President George H.W. Bush sign the bill into law.

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The First Time: Jenna Fischer: The First Time I Was Paid to Act

They were just a few lines in a sex-ed video. But they helped launch the career of the star of “The Office.”

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Beijing tops China's first 'green development' index, but sinks in public opinion

BEIJING (Reuters) - China published its first "green development" index on Tuesday, listing regional governments which promote environmentally friendly development, with Beijing coming out top, though it came second-to-last in a survey of public satisfaction.

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Young gardeners eat more greens in first year at college

(Reuters Health) - First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re away at school compared with peers who don’t have green thumbs, U.S. researchers say.

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She's a 63-year-old first-year student at the school that enslaved her ancestors

Mélisande Short-Colomb sits cross-legged on the purple comforter draped over her twin bed. She lives in the dorms here at Georgetown University, where she just wrapped up her first semester as a freshman.

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A Grieving Farmer, a Torn Couple, a Prom King: Meet the People Who Stuck With Us in 2017

We followed up with subjects whose stories stuck with us this year.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq: U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

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How history's first photos of snowflakes were made

In 1885, American farmer Wilson Bentley attached a camera to his microscope and took what is believed to be the very first photo of a snowflake.

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Jack Frost will nip at 60 million Americans living in areas under winter weather alerts

A broad swath of the US won't have to dream of a White Christmas as winter weather bears down on much of the northwest, midwest and northeast on Sunday. They'll be seeing snow from two separate storms.

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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.

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Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq -U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months.

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Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cleared the first hurdle on Sunday toward taking part in next year's presidential election, even though the central election commission has previously ruled him ineligible to run.

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American ISIS Suspect Held in Iraq Has Right to Lawyer, Judge Rules

An American citizen who has been imprisoned in military custody as an “enemy combatant” for months must be allowed to talk with an A.C.L.U. lawyer.

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American accused of fighting for ISIS will get legal counsel, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Saturday night that the US Defense Department should allow a US citizen detained as an "enemy combatant" in Iraq immediate access to a legal counsel.

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Americans are traveling in record numbers for holidays

A record number of Americans are expected to travel this holiday season, with AAA forecasting more than 100 million will spend the end of the year away from home.

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U.N. appoints American to lead Children's Fund

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations announced on Friday the appointment of Henrietta Fore, an economic development advocate and former U.S. State Department official, as executive director of its Children's Fund, effective Jan. 1.

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Two ex-South American soccer officials convicted in FIFA bribery case

(Reuters) - A New York jury on Friday found two former soccer officials guilty of taking bribes in exchange for the award of valuable marketing and media rights to international soccer matches.

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U.N. evacuates refugees to Italy from Libya for first time

PRATICA DI MARE, Italy (Reuters) - The United Nations began bringing African refugees to Italy from Libya on Friday, evacuating them from detention centers whose conditions have been condemned by humanitarian groups as inhumane.

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BRIEF-Archrock Partners Lp's General Partner Enters Into Amendment To First Amended, Restated Agreement Of Limited Partnership Of APLP

* ARCHROCK PARTNERS LP - ARCHROCK GENERAL PARTNER, L.P. ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO FIRST AMENDED, RESTATED AGREEMENT OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF APLP

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U.N. hails first step on Syria detainees, cautious on Sochi plan

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday had agreed on a "working group" for the release of detainees, which he said was a commendable first step towards an arrangement between the warring sides.

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Most Americans say sexual harassment is a serious problem, new CNN poll shows

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, a new CNN Poll Conducted by SSRS shows.

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Ryanair hit with first ever pilots strike

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair's efforts to avert its first ever pilots strike collapsed on Friday as pilots in Germany held a four-hour walkout although airports said there had been little impact on flights.

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BRIEF-Arht Media Announces Upsizing Of Private Placement Financing And Closing Of First Tranche

* ARHT MEDIA ANNOUNCES UPSIZING OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING AND CLOSING OF FIRST TRANCHE

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Australia's Wesfarmers to sell Curragh coal mine for $539 mln

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wesfarmers Ltd said on Friday it would sell its Curragh coal mine in Queensland to Texas-based Coronado Coal Group for A$700 million ($539 million).

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Ululations, tears as white Zimbabwean farmer returns to seized land

RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time white Zimbabwean farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.

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CNN poll: Most Americans doubt Trump's statements on Russia probe

More Americans say they approve of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election than say they disapprove, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS has found, while most Americans say President Donald Trump's public statements on the probe have not been truthful.

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Nestle expects to sell U.S. confectionery business in first quarter

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Nestle expects to sell its U.S. confectionery business in the first quarter of 2018, following a review launched earlier this year.

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BRIEF-‍Shell Petroleum Company Signed Agreement To Buy First Utility

* SIGNED AGREEMENT TO BUY 100% OF FIRST UTILITY, A INDEPENDENT UK HOUSEHOLD ENERGY AND BROADBAND PROVIDER

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BRIEF-Gemphire Therapeutics Announces Start Of First Nash Proof-Of-Concept Clinical Trial

* GEMPHIRE THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF ITS FIRST NASH PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CLINICAL TRIAL AND ITS DIFFERENTIATED NASH PROGRAM

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Great American Tax Heist

The strategy: Appease the rich on the front end; punish the poor on the back.

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Australia finds wreck of first Allied submarine to sink in World War One

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has discovered the wreck of its first submarine off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities said on Thursday, resolving one of the country's oldest naval mysteries...

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Will Americans feel tax cuts in their paychecks?

Our political panel weighs in on the GOP tax reform bill.

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BRIEF-First US Bancshares Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program

* FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Sen. Sanders: New tax bill 'a disaster for the American people'

On the day the House approved a major tax code rewrite -- sending new legislation to the desk of President Donald Trump -- Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his clear disapproval.

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Trump Threatens to End American Aid: ‘We’re Watching Those Votes’ at the U.N.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a resolution that would condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Trump's first year in a video review

Whether you think it was a total dumpster fire or the beginning of a great new America, it's hard to remember what exactly we all survived in this first year of President Donald Trump.

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Profile: An American Jewish Author Now Calls Germany Home

Moving from English to German, thanks to Yiddish, has helped Deborah Feldman find her voice and her purpose.

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Eva Longoria expecting her first baby

Eva Longoria had to set the record straight back in May about pregnancy rumors, saying she was simply bloated because she ate some cheese.

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A disabled, biracial, (and totally normal) American family

Rebecca Cokley is a white little person. Her husband Patrick is African-American and vision-impaired. Together, they have a loving family. What is it like to them to raise a family with disabilities? Normal.

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Americans don't believe GOP sought a bipartisan deal

As Republicans rush their tax bill to the House and Senate floors for a final round of votes, a new poll shows that Americans do not believe that the GOP, in crafting the controversial legislation, reached out in good faith to Democrats.

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UPDATE 7-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.

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BRIEF-BP Says Delivery Of First Gas From Zohr Completes Seven Upstream Major Project Start-Ups In 2017‍​

* BP- START OF GAS PRODUCTION FROM ZOHR GAS FIELD IN MEDITERRANEAN OFFSHORE EGYPT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED TODAY BY ITS OPERATOR ENI

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UPDATE 6-Oi creditors approve largest-ever Latin American restructuring

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Creditors in Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA approved early on Wednesday morning a plan to restructure $20 billion in debt owed by the firm, overcoming the main hurdle in Latin America's largest-ever bankruptcy process.

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Korean Air to receive first Bombardier C Series jet on Friday after engine delays

SEOUL (Reuters) - Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will receive its first Bombardier Inc C Series jet on Friday after months of delays related to engine issues, with a second delivery to follow shortly after.

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Relive Trump's first year in two minutes

Take a look back at some of the major moments from Trump's inauguration through to his big tax bill push.