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Q&A: What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

Pete Souza traveled to more than 60 countries as the official White House photographer. He has some great memories — and tips for taking terrific pictures.

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Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a "grand coalition" which could scupper her plan for a fourth term.

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Ann Curry will be on CBS for interview about #MeToo and Matt Lauer

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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

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See ex-Obama staffer's emotional reaction to Trump

Gary Lee, a former Obama administration staffer, responded to Trump's exchange with an intelligence analyst where he reportedly asked the woman where her "people" were from.

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Flake: GOP should stand up to Trump's Stalin-like attacks on media

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona plans to deliver a speech comparing President Donald Trump's attacks on the press as reminiscent of Joseph Stalin, and said Monday that his colleagues should join him in speaking out.

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Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Leading Brands Amends Definitive Arrangement Agreement With Liquid Media Group

* LEADING BRANDS, INC.: AMENDS DEFINITIVE ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH LIQUID MEDIA GROUP, INC., AND ANNOUNCES Q3 RESULTS

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 14) - WSJ interview, DACA, tax cuts

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

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Peru ex-President Fujimori hospitalized with heart problems: media

LIMA (Reuters) - Alberto Fujimori, Peru's former authoritarian president who was freed from a 25-year prison sentence with a humanitarian pardon last Christmas Eve, was hospitalized with heart problems on Sunday, his doctor told local newspaper El Comercio.

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Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

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WH attacks WSJ over Trump interview

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RPT-U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with managers pointing to Trump administration policies as a reason for the move.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Mexican journalist killed amid wave of violence against media

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A journalist was killed on Saturday in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, adding to a wave of violence in one of the world's most dangerous countries for media workers.

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Left-wing German Social Democrats lobby against Merkel alliance

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

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Zelizer: Obama has a stern warning for Trump

During a conversation with David Letterman on his new Netflix program, former President Barack Obama issued a stern warning for the current commander in chief: "One of the things that Michelle figured out, in some ways faster than I did, was part of your ability to lead the country doesn't have to do with legislation, doesn't have to do with regulations, it has to do with shaping attitudes, shaping culture, increasing awareness." Although Obama was extremely hesitant about directly commenting about President Donald Trump, the message he sent was clear.

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Man confesses to 1993 killing in TV interview

Frank McAlister's death nearly 25 years ago had long stumped detectives. The 19-year-old's skeletal remains were found in rural Northern California months after the car he'd been driving was found mysteriously abandoned in a Costco parking lot in Redding.

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Obama on his post-White House life

Former President Barack Obama makes his first talk show appearance since leaving office.

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

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Man confesses to murder during a TV interview

A California man was arrested in connection to a 1993 killing after making a confession.

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U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with...

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Syrian state media says Turkey helped rebel attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media on Friday cited field commanders as saying Turkey helped anti-government rebels launch a counter attack against the Syrian army and its allies in the northwest this week, underlining recent regional tensions over the fighting.

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

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

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

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

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Trump blamed Obama for UK embassy move, but Bush made the call

President Donald Trump blamed his decision not to visit the UK on a "bad deal" cut by the Obama administration over the relocation of the US embassy in London.

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Connecticut police to release report on Sandy Hook massacre: media

(Reuters) - The Connecticut State Police are set to release a report on Friday analyzing their response to the 2012 Sandy Hook gun massacre of 26 young children and educators at Newtown elementary school, the Hartford Courant reported.

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

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

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Analysis: Trump's 56 most memorable lines from his Wall Street Journal interview

President Donald Trump sat for an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. While the interview was quickly eclipsed by Trump's comment that immigrants were coming from "shithole countries," it is still a very interesting read.

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Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, blaming Barack Obama for selling off the old one for "peanuts" in a bad deal.

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Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

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Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook

In a heated political environment, Mark Zuckerberg moves to favor posts by friends. Will that mean a loss in audience for news outlets?

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Op-Ed Contributor: Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

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FCC pauses review of Sinclair's plan to buy Tribune Media Co

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that it was pausing its review of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's plan to buy Tribune Media Company .

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U.S. FCC pauses review of Sinclair's plan to buy Tribune Media Co

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday that it was pausing its review of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's plan to buy Tribune Media Company.

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Journalist says she started notorious list of allegations against men in the media

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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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Hamilton's social silence has the Formula One fans talking

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four times world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.

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BRIEF-Moviepass Announces Media Partnership With IHeartMedia

* MOVIEPASS INC SAYS NEW AGREEMENT INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN ACROSS IHEARTMEDIA'S MULTIPLATFORM NETWORK

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Vietnam seeks lengthy jail terms for former officials of state oil firm: media

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking long jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official over losses of hundreds of millions of dollars at a state oil firm, domestic media said.

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Vietnam seeks sentences for former PetroVietnam officials: media

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official of an oil firm, domestic media said.

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

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

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Joe Arpaio: Obama's birth certificate is a 'phony document'

Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama's birth certificate a "phony document" in an interview on CNN.

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BRIEF-KKR-backed Emerald Media acquires controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya

* KKR-BACKED EMERALD MEDIA ACQUIRES CONTROLLING STAKE IN COSMOS-MAYA

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Netflix previews Obama interview

Obama opened up about his dancing on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman."

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Smaller social network tied to bigger diabetes risk

(Reuters Health) - - Socially isolated people may be more likely to develop diabetes than adults with closer ties to family and friends, a recent study suggests.

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits western Iran: local media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit western Iran on Wednesday evening, according to Mizan, the official website of the Iranian judiciary.

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Michael Douglas fends off sexual harassment claim in preemptive interview

Michael Douglas has denied what he says is a forthcoming claim of sexual harassment against him in a new interview with Hollywood trade publication Deadline.

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German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

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

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Best of Late Night: James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations in Colbert Interview

Speaking on “The Late Show,” James Franco said he had “no idea” why the actress Ally Sheedy had called him out on Twitter.

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Prince Harry, Markle make 2018 debut

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped into a community radio station in south London.

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Exclusive: Trump's EPA aims to replace Obama-era climate, water regulations in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.

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BRIEF-Isign Media Solutions To Issue 495,505 Shares In Settlement Of Debt Of $69,371​

* ‍AGREED TO ISSUE 495,505 COMMON SHARES AT A DEEMED PRICE OF $0.14 PER SHARE IN SETTLEMENT OF A DEBT OF $69,371​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's Embassy in London for five years, and called for cooperation from the United Kingdom and the international community.

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Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

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

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UK's Harry and fiancee Meghan get wedding music tips on radio station visit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle were given some street-level tips for their wedding music as they visited a pioneering radio station in south London on Tuesday.

Mueller, Robert S III nytimes.com

Mueller Is Said to Likely Seek to Interview Trump

White House officials viewed it as a sign the special counsel’s inquiry was nearly over. But it touched off discussions about the perils of the president sitting for an interview.

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Trump team expects Mueller interview request

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump could be interviewed within weeks as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Amanpour's full interview with author Michael Wolff

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks to Michael Wolff about his explosive new book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

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Centene says over 1.4 million sign up for Obamacare plans

Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Centene Corp said on Monday more than 1.4 million people had paid for its insurance plans via the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Jan. 7.

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Princess Charlotte's cutest moments

Princess Charlotte has already been on several royal trips and met ambassadors. Despite it all, the 2-year-old manages to find time for play dates.

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Kid adorably crashes dad's live TV interview

Al Jazeera's segment on sexual harassment and the 2018 Golden Globes was interrupted by an adorable little boy and his toy car.

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Princess Charlotte starts nursery school

Britain's Princess Charlotte, youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, started nursery school on Monday.

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UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte starts nursery school

LONDON (Reuters) - Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, began her first day at nursery school near the couple's London home, Kensington Palace, on Monday.

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Mueller's team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday.

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Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 7): DACA, media, stock market

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

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24 most grotesque lines from the interview

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller was by turns combative and obsequious in an interview Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper -- veering from savaging former ally Steve Bannon and author Michael Wolff to lauding President Donald Trump's intelligence and political savvy.

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Top Trump Adviser Continues Assault on Bannon in Heated TV Interview

The president’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, said comments by Stephen K. Bannon in a new book were “out of touch with reality,” “vindictive” and “grotesque.”

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In a fiery CNN interview, Stephen Miller blasted Steve Bannon and called the President a 'political genius'

Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller kept up the drumbeat against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, calling his comments in a new book on President Donald Trump "grotesque."

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Tapper cuts off interview with Trump adviser

When CNN's Jake Tapper asks White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller about President Trump's tweets on his mental fitness for office, Miller criticizes the network's coverage of the president.

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Watch the full interview with Jake Tapper and Stephen Miller

In a heated interview, White House adviser Stephen Miller talks with CNN's Jake Tapper about Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury" and its revelations about life inside the Trump campaign and White House.

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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

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

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11 Saudi princes protesting cuts to perks are arrested

A group of 11 Saudi princes was arrested Thursday after staging a sit-in at a palace in Riyadh, the kingdom's attorney general said Saturday.

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Opinion: Job Interview Without Gender

Masking candidates’ identities to avoid sexism is a nice idea. But it won’t work.

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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

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Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest: media

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

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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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Saudi Crown Prince to meet Macron in Paris soon: French TV

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to travel to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at around the end of February or early March, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told French TV CNEWS.

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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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Author of Trump book contradicts president, says he interviewed him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had authorized "Zero access" to the White House.

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Trump book author Michael Wolff contradicts president, says he interviewed him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the writer for the book and had authorized "Zero access" to the White House.

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Trump's 1st-year jobs record was strong. Just not as strong as Obama's last year

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Formula One hails growth in social media, TV audiences

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One was the fastest growing sports brand across social media in 2017 while television and digital viewing figures also increased, the commercial rights holder said on Friday.

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Messi agreed no-fee Barca exit clause in case of Catalan independence: media

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona without a transfer fee if Catalonia ceded from Spain and the club did not compete in any of Europe's top four leagues, El Mundo said on Friday, citing a clause in his new contract.

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Trump administration to delay Obama-era fair housing rule: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump plans to delay until 2020 enforcement of a federal rule that requires communities to assess racial segregation in housing and offer plans to correct it, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-WRAPUP 1-Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National Newsmaker

A journalist who loved to needle the Manhattan elite enrages the president with his insider account of the year he spend reporting from the West Wing.

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Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

HUD will delay rollout of a measure requiring communities to analyze how their policies might be fostering racial and economic inequality.

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Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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WRAPUP 1-Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude to pursue criminal charges.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Pandora Media Says Entered Into Credit Agreement Under Which Lenders Secured Credit Facility Of Up To $200 Mln

* PANDORA MEDIA - ON DEC 29, CO ENTERED INTO CREDIT AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH LENDERS COMMITTED TO CO SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY OF UP TO $200 MILLION

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Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online

The comedian Masatoshi Hamada dressed up as Eddie Murphy in a widely viewed television show on New Year’s Eve.

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UPDATE 4-Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

* Trump previously said pot legalization "up to the states" (Adds federal funding restrictions on medicinal marijuana, California reaction, Trump's previous marijuana comments, banking relationships with marijuana businesses)

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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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Here's the rule that would chip away at Obamacare

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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.

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UPDATE 3-Trump administration rescinds Obama-era marijuana enforcement policy

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.

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Trump administration rule would let more people drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration proposed a rule on Thursday 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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Social Q’s: Must I Keep This Useless Gift?

And: the price of end-of-life care, socializing with new parents, and a bystander’s stance on everyday sexism.

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Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy -source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will rescind on Thursday a policy on marijuana that eased enforcement of federal laws as a growing number of states and localities legalized the drug, a source familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 2-Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy -source

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will rescind on Thursday a policy on marijuana that eased enforcement of federal laws as a growing number of states and localities legalized the drug, a source familiar with the matter said.

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Iran accuses US of 'grotesque' meddling through social media

Iran has written a letter to the United Nations accusing the US of using Facebook and Twitter to meddle in its affairs.

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Sessions to rescind Obama-era marijuana policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana in states across the country.

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Sessions to nix Obama-era federal pot rules

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

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Trump administration to end Obama-era marijuana policy: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday will rescind an earlier marijuana policy under former Democratic President Barack Obama that eased enforcement of federal laws amid a growing number of local legalization efforts, according to a source familiar with the change.

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Light quake shakes San Francisco; no immediate damage reported

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A shallow but light earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay Area of California early on Thursday, waking many, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Wants One of Trump’s ‘Corrupt Media Awards’

President Trump said on Twitter that he would be announcing awards for “dishonest” and “corrupt” members of the media. Late-night hosts are intrigued.

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Friends of arrested Reuters reporter in Myanmar pour out hearts on social media

YANGON (Reuters) - Ever since Reuters Myanmar reporter Wa Lone was arrested on Dec. 12 on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, friends and former colleagues have poured out their hearts and expressed hopes for his release on social media.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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

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

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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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Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle 'set to boost UK economy'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate.

Social Media nytimes.com

Social Media Shudders After Trump Mocks North Korea’s ‘Button’

The president’s tweet that he has a “much bigger” arsenal of nuclear weapons was met with dread and humor, of both the gallows and locker-room varieties.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Reiterates Support for Iranian Protesters, but Also Criticizes Obama

Unlike President Barack Obama, who was faulted for his response to the protests that became known as the Green Movement, President Trump has come down on the side of the demonstrators

Vice Media Inc nytimes.com

Vice Media Places Two Executives on Leave

After an investigation by The Times, the company reconsiders sexual harassment allegations against its president and chief digital officer.

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Digital media are changing the face of buildings

Looking over the Melbourne skyline in the evening, I can see at least four high-rise building facades containing digital media. They've become animated, almost flickering like diamonds. And we see this across the globe: buildings now seem to compete to be the most mind-boggling in appearance. Architecture has opportunities that it never had before, and urban policy needs to keep up with these developments.

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Comedian says what he'd do as president

Comedian Dave Chappelle and musician John Mayer tell Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen what their first act as president would be.

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Jordan royal palace denies rumors about dismissal of princes

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's royal palace warned it would take legal measures against anyone spreading what it said were lies about the ruling family, just days after King Abdullah relieved his brothers from top army posts in a major shakeup.

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In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under mounting pressure after three months of failing to form a new conservative-led coalition, vowed on Sunday to address growing social divisions.

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UPDATE 1-In address, Merkel promises more work on social divisions

* Schaeuble says a minority government is possible (Adds comment from Siemens CEO, political expert)

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Earthquake rattles Athens, no immediate reports of damage

ATHENS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary reading of 4.6 rattled Athens and central Greece early Sunday, witnesses said, with no immediate reports of damage.

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Merkel eyes social cohesion as she presses for new government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure after three months of failing to form a new ruling coalition, on Sunday vowed to address growing social divisions as she worked rapidly to build a stable German government.

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Apple offers $29 iPhone replacement batteries immediately

Apple is working overtime to make amends with angry iPhone owners after revealing it slows down performance on older models.

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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.

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Our Reporter Mike Schmidt on His Golf Club Interview With President Trump

I knew this was not going to go over well with the White House press office, which hates being blindsided by the president making news.

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Fact Check: 10 Falsehoods From Trump’s Interview With The Times

The inaccurate statements covered the Russia investigation, health care, immigration and the president’s following on social media.

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Obama's 2018 message: 'Go keep changing the world'

Barack Obama continues to have hope.

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Analysis: 47 most outrageous lines in Trump's NYT interview

On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump decided to sit down and chat. With a reporter. For The New York Times. For 30 minutes.

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No, Trump's approval rating hasn't caught up to Obama's

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his approval ratings at this point in his presidency rival those of Barack Obama, citing a report from "Fox & Friends."

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BRIEF-Renren Announces Acquisition Of U.S. Trucking Social Platform Trucker Path Inc

* RENREN ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF U.S. TRUCKING SOCIAL PLATFORM TRUCKER PATH INC.

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Turkey, Russia sign deal on supply of S-400 missiles: media

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have signed an accord regarding the supply of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles to Turkey, CNN Turk and other media reported on Friday, finalising a deal the two countries have been working on for more than a year.

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Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times

President Trump discussed a range of issues with The New York Times, including the Russia inquiry, the tax overhaul and China, at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Updated Obamacare enrollment figure dips to 8.7 million

(Reuters) - About 8.7 million people enrolled in healthcare plans for 2018 using the federal Obamacare marketplace, according to updated government figures released on Thursday.

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Two Saudi princes released from detention in anti-corruption probe: source

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Two sons of Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly two dozen other detainees in the kingdom's two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed.

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Media Markt founder and Ceconomy shareholder Kellerhals dies

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German billionaire Erich Kellerhals, co-founder of electronics retail giant Media Markt, has died at the age of 78, a spokesman for his holding company Convergenta confirmed on Thursday.

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

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

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Europe Edition: Ukraine, St Petersburg, Barack Obama: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Health Care, Barack Obama, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

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

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How to Interview a Celebrity Like a Celebrity

We asked George Wayne, longtime celebrity griller, the toughest questions imaginable (his own).

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Creditors seek bankruptcy for U.S. media entrepreneur Sillerman

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Creditors of American media entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman are seeking to force the onetime billionaire into bankruptcy to try and collect on a $7.36 million judgment against him, according to court documents.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Barack Obama, North Korea, Big Tech: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States -- a 10-year trend for Obama and 16 years running for Clinton.

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Prince Harry stays mum on whether Obama or Trump will get wedding invite

Prince Harry avoided a potential diplomatic tangle over the guest list for his wedding to the American actor Meghan Markle on Wednesday, saying plans had yet to be finalized.

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Barack Obama’s BBC Interview With Prince Harry

The former president said he was adjusting to life outside the White House, and expressed concern, without naming names, about the possible corrosive effects of social media.

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Obama urges 'leaders' not to split society with online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases.

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Russia's ESN Group completes acquisition of Delovoy Peterburg media

MOSCOW, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Russia's ESN Group, controlled by businessman Grigory Berezkin, has completed the acquisition of a 100 percent stake in the Delovoy Peterburg media outlet, it said on Wednesday.

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Obama warns that society being splintered by online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their biases.

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Obama warns over the use of divisive social media in interview with Prince Harry

Former US President Barack Obama has urged people in leadership positions not to use social media in a way that fosters division.

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Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

Efforts by Republicans to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, culminating in the repeal of the individual mandate, have left behind a more government-focused health program.

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

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

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Kremlin: Russia ready to act as mediator for US and N. Korea

Russia is ready to serve as a mediator between North Korea and the United States if both sides agree, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN on Tuesday.

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Kuwait arrests five over video deemed offensive to crown prince

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait arrested five suspects accused of posting a video on social media considered offensive to the Gulf state's crown prince, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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Man blacklisted by Russian media is now on YouTube

Blacklisted by state-controlled media, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is using YouTube to galvanize protests against the Kremlin.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join royal family service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were met by hundreds of well-wishers as they turned out for the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service Monday.

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Duterte’s Son Quits Post After Battling Daughter on Social Media

Paolo Duterte’s daughter implied on Twitter that her father had beaten her, causing the vice mayor to strike back on Facebook.

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Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Mediator: Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Provides Fitting End to Turbulent Year for the Media

A movie offers a reminder that leaking to the press can be a patriotic act at a time when the president delights in attacking journalists.

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Prince Harry Is Getting Married. Time for Themed Mugs and Nightclub Tours.

Britain’s monarchy can be big money. And with a royal wedding next year, tour groups, ceramic makers and other companies are trying to capitalize.

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Trump's war on the media, one year in

Brian Stelter recaps one year of President Trump's attacks against the media. How have newsrooms responded? The AP's Sally Buzbee, The Daily Beast's John Avlon, and Gannett's Joanne Lipman discuss the difficulties and opportunities of Trump coverage.

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Israel's Super-Pharm in talks to buy Teva Pharm plant -media

TEL AVIV, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Israel's largest pharmacy chain Super-Pharm (Israel) Ltd is in talks to acquire Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' plant in the coastal city of Ashdod, Israeli media said on Sunday.

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A tragic injury to a Syrian infant sparks a social media campaign spotlighting a humanitarian crisis

Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.

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Vice Media co-founders apologize for 'boy's club' environment at firm

(Reuters) - Vice Media co-founders issued an apology on Saturday, saying the Millennial-focused media company had allowed a "boy's club" atmosphere that included sexual harassment to flourish.

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Vice Media on harassment: 'We are truly sorry'

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At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment

A media company built on subversion and outlandishness was unable to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women, two of its founders acknowledge.

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As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

The dizzying changes put in place by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have the potential to radically change Saudi women’s lives, if the men in their lives don’t put on the brakes.

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Myanmar to grant families access to two Reuters journalists after remand period expires: media

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports.

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Princess Michael sorry for wearing controversial brooch to palace lunch

Princess Michael of Kent apologized after coming under fire for wearing a controversial brooch to a Buckingham Palace lunch attended by Prince Harry's fiancée, Meghan Markle.

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Harry Potter and the Magical Profit Margins Under the Tree

A broken Harry Potter wand got us thinking about who has the biggest profit margins in the toy industry.

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Under Obama, judges were encouraged to avoid fining poor defendants. Not anymore

The Justice Department on Thursday rescinded a tranche of agency-issued "guidance documents" that explained and interpreted policy across a range of issues, including a 2016 memo that cautioned courts against the burdensome enforcement of fines for criminal offenders.

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White House media moments that shocked us in 2017

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FIFA awards World Cup media rights to Russia's 2SPORT2, Italy's Mediaset

ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA on Friday said it had awarded media rights for the 2018 World Cup to 2SPORT2 in Russia and Mediaset in Italy.

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Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Calls Out Trump for Saying He ‘Repealed Obamacare’

Mr. Meyers said that if the president believes he repealed Obamacare, he could be gaslighted into thinking he’s already served a full two terms.

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U.S. sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, 82, dies in San Diego: media

(Reuters) - Broadcaster Dick Enberg, who charmed sports fans with his "Oh My!" declaration as he called some of the most memorable sporting events during the last five decades, died on Thursday, ESPN reported. He was 82.

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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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Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

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UPDATE 2-Obamacare enrollment down only slightly after late surge in demand

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Slightly fewer Americans have enrolled for insurance through the federal Obamacare marketplace compared to a year ago, the government said on Thursday, but the number was higher than expected in light of steps taken by President Donald Trump and Congress to undermine the 2010 law.

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Obamacare Sign-ups at High Levels Despite Trump Saying It’s ‘Imploding’

Sign-ups at Healthcare.gov reached 8.8 million, just shy of last year’s levels, despite an open enrollment period that was half as long and far less advertised.

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U.S. official says 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. official says 8.8 mln people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health plans

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) - About 8.8 million people signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance plans on the federally run HealthCare.gov, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday, about a 4 percent decline from sign-ups for 2017.

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8.8 million sign up for Obamacare

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal engagement photos

Britain's Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle published a set of official engagement photos Thursday, the latest milestone on the road to their wedding next year.

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UK's Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement.

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Russia may widen designation for media outlets it deems 'foreign agents': Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may decide to designate any media as "foreign agents" if they are financed by a foreign state or citizen, or by a Russian organization that gets foreign financing, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

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Hong Kong arm of China's LeEco files for liquidation - media

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Le Corporation Limited, the Hong Kong arm of embattled Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, has filed a petition to the territory's high court to wind up the company, media in the Asian financial hub said on Thursday.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims to Have ‘Repealed Obamacare’

The repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill, despite President Trump’s claim, does not amount to a repeal of the entire health care law.

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Penske Media buys majority stake in Rolling Stone magazine

(Reuters) - Penske Media Corp said late Wednesday it is buying a majority stake in the Rolling Stone magazine from its New York-based publisher, Wenner Media.

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BRIEF-Mediavalet Intends To Raise Up To $7.5 Mln Through Two Equity Placements

* MEDIAVALET INC - INTENDS TO RAISE UP TO $7.5 MILLION THROUGH TWO EQUITY PLACEMENTS

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Republican U.S. tax bill deals biggest blow yet to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans delivered their biggest blow yet to Obamacare in their tax overhaul that won final congressional approval on Wednesday, and delayed until 2018 consideration of legislation that could help mitigate some of the damage to the 2010 law.

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FBI deputy director to sit for closed interview with House panels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI'S deputy director, Andrew McCabe, will appear for a closed-door interview on Thursday with two key U.S. congressional committees, after Republicans asked him to discuss the bureau's handling of its Hillary Clinton email probe.

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Obamacare stabilization will not be part of end-of-year U.S. spending deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican U.S. senators who had previously demanded that an Obamacare stabilization bill be part of a deal to keep the federal government funded said on Wednesday they were dropping their request until after the new year.

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Trump to media: Stay for prayer, you need it

Donald Trump asks HUD Secretary Ben Carson to lead the year-end Cabinet meeting with prayer.

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Analysis: Bob Corker's haywire interview

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker has received lots and lots of positive press for his willingness to take on President Donald Trump -- often in decidedly personal terms. All that good press may have gone to Corker's head.

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China to focus on pollution prevention, control: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will focus on pollution prevention and control for the next three years, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement issued after the Central Economic Work Conference.