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Exclusive: Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win.

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Leon Panetta: World needs to know that Trump is not who we are

The President of the United States recently made a vulgar and disparaging remark about immigrants to our country from poor and impoverished areas of the world. The remark is unsurprising -- it came from a President who seeks to close our country off from the rest of the world.

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U.S. Interior Department blasts resigning National Parks board members

(Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday said it welcomed the mass resignation of members of the National Parks Service advisory board, saying they had ignored sexual harassment cases and lied about how they were treated by the Trump administration.

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British lawmakers back Brexit legislation, stiffer tests yet to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted in favor of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union.

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MOVES-Union Bank adds executives in San Francisco office

Jan 17 (Reuters) - MUFG Union Bank N.A., a unit of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, appointed Ann Hamilton as a fiduciary management executive, and Peter Bogardus as a private wealth adviser.

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U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer told jurors over the defendant's objections that the man had carried out the shootings.

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UPDATE 2-ArcelorMittal-Votorantim tie-up will need more asset sales -report

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade will press steelmakers ArcelorMittal SA and Votorantim Siderurgia SA for more asset sales before approving their merger, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.

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India will need at least $125 bln to fund renewables dream: govt official

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - India will need at least $125 billion to fund its ambitious plan to increase the share of renewable power supply in the country’s grid by 2022, a top government official told Reuters, underlining the immense financing challenge ahead.

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EU lawmakers back more ambitious renewables, energy saving goals

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states.

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European lawmakers vote for more ambition on renewables targets

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - European lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ramp up climate goals in draft measures to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption, setting up tough talks with EU member states.

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Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a 'Trojan horse'

MANILA (Reuters) - Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at giving China access to state secrets.

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Britain needs to give companies more time to save Carillion-linked jobs: union

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government needs to allow more time for firms to take on workers whose jobs are threatened by the collapse of outsourcer Carillion , the head of one of Britain's biggest trade unions said on Wednesday.

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Britain needs to give companies more time to save Carillion-linked jobs- union

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The British government needs to allow more time for firms to take on workers whose jobs are threatened by the collapse of outsourcer Carillion, the head of one of Britain's biggest trade unions said on Wednesday.

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Rep. Collins: If I were Bannon, I'd answer lawmakers' questions

Commenting on Steve Bannon's Tuesday meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Chris Collins said he would be inclined to answer lawmakers' questions if he were in the hotseat.

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China says it doesn't need Taiwan's permission to open new air route

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk.

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China says does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air route

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two was a security and safety risk.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.

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Back Brexit law or risk chaos, British PM May's Conservatives tell lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party urged lawmakers to back the government's Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, warning opponents that trying to block the plan would bring chaos.

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Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill

DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.

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Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

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Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review

The request by the Trump administration for immediate review is an unusual step after a judge ordered the administration to restart the program.

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U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.

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U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

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With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids' needs

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Analysis: Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly threatening their economic interests.

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Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.

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PBOC official says China's centralized virtual currency trade needs to end: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese central banker says authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies as well as individuals and businesses that provide related services, an internal memo from a government meeting seen by Reuters showed.

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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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Bernice King: We need father's voice

Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., Bernice King, honored her father, saying in light of the current state of affairs in the US we desperately need MLK's voice.

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Auto1 says no need for IPO after Softbank invests

BERLIN (Reuters) - German used-car dealing platform Auto1 said a 460 million euro ($561 million) financial infusion from Japan's Softbank meant it was under no pressure to launch an initial public offering to fund its pan-European growth plans.

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UPDATE 1-Auto1 says no need for IPO after Softbank invests

* Auto1 operates in 30 countries, with 35,000 dealers (Updates with interview with co-founder, background)

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As Pope Francis Heads to Chile and Peru, Argentina Feels Snubbed, Again

Nearly five years after moving to the Vatican, Pope Francis has steered clear of Argentina and its polarized politics, leaving many in his homeland feeling perplexed and dejected.

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Here's what lawmakers in Trump's immigration meeting have said

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries." Here's what five of the lawmakers who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy. Two who attended -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, and Rep. Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia -- have not made public comments.

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Ex-Idaho lawmaker kills himself

A former Idaho state representative who resigned last fall amid sexual abuse accusations has killed himself, officials said.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

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Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.

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Pope Francis to visit Peru as Fujimori pardon roils country

LIMA/VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis next week visits Peru, a country divided over former autocrat leader Alberto Fujimori, whose pardon from prison by the current president has reopened wounds from one of the country's darkest periods.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Commerce Department wraps up steel probe, does not detail findings

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it had completed its probe into whether imports of certain steel products threatened U.S. national security and sent its conclusions to President Donald Trump.

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U.S. envoy erred in comments about Muslims in Netherlands: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands made mistakes and feels great remorse for falsely saying two years ago that Muslim migrants had "burned" politicians and created "no-go zones" in Holland, a State Department official said on Thursday.

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Opinion: New York's bold move for climate justice

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

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WH accuses lawmaker of Russia leaks

Rep. Adam Schiff responds to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' comments about him during a press briefing.

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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

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Revitalized McLaren now need to deliver

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - McLaren say their decision to ditch Honda and switch to Renault engines is paying dividends already as the former champions prepare for a new Formula One season after a three-year nightmare.

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Trump called FISA controversial and said it was used to attack him before saying lawmakers should back it

Trump tweet complicates a key vote on surveillance

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South Korea justice ministry prepares to ban cryptocurrency trading, exchanges raided

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the government is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading, throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil as the nation's police and tax authorities raided local exchanges on alleged tax evasion.

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Retiring lawmaker's advice for 2018 candidates

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) offers advice to 2018 midterm election candidates as he heads for the exit.

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South Korea's justice minister says preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's justice minister said on Thursday the ministry is preparing a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges.

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Lawmakers tout different DACA proposals as the one that meets the President's wishes

If the "four pillars" that emerged out of the White House immigration meeting spurred anything Wednesday on Capitol Hill, it was a fresh PR strategy.

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Head-Spinning Days for Young Immigrants as Lawmakers and Judges Debate Their Fate

As their protections disappear, hundreds of thousands of immigrants watch anxiously as each day brings hope or dismay from Washington or the courts.

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Exclusive: Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

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Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

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Pope Francis to face protests in Chile over bishop appointment

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans protesting Pope Francis's 2015 appointment of a Roman Catholic bishop accused of protecting an alleged pedophile threaten to cast a shadow over the pontiff's visit to South America next week.

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Lawmaker claims 'character makeup' makes blacks more susceptible to marijuana

A Kansas state legislator has stepped down from the chairmanship of a Kansas House committee after he said African-Americans were more susceptible to marijuana because of "their character makeup" and "their genetics."

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California Today: California Today: What You Need to Know About the Mudslides

Wednesday: Extensive damage in SoCal, concerns over the intensifying flu season, and bed bugs in Los Angeles.

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In Ukraine, a Successful Fight for Justice, Then a Murder

Iryna Nozdrovska, a human rights lawyer, fought a corrupt court to put her sister’s killer behind bars. She was stabbed to death after winning the case.

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Lawmakers invited to wear black to State of the Union to support #MeToo movement

Some members of Congress plan to make a statement during President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address later this month by wearing the color black.

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Hours after saying he'd be OK with whatever lawmakers came up with on DACA, President adds the wall

Just hours after a bipartisan meeting on the future of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, President Donald Trump tweeted that he still wanted to see a wall on the southern US border as part of any immigration deal.

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Lawmakers admit they need another stopgap budget bill to avoid a shutdown

Ten days before the government would run out of funding, bipartisan negotiators are still struggling to reach a budget deal, and many lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already admitting Congress will need another stopgap bill to avoid a shutdown.

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U.S. to decide on Iran sanctions waivers on Friday: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to decide on Friday whether to continue to waive U.S. penalties on Iran, as agreed under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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White House: Lawmakers agreed immigration bill to focus on four areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to work toward an immigration bill that focuses on four areas: border security, so-called chain migration, the visa lottery system and the plight of 'Dreamer' immigrants.

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New York state lawmaker charged with fraud, obstructing justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state lawmaker was charged with 11 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice, accused of defrauding government agencies out of tens of thousands of dollars, including hurricane relief money, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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U.S. justices weigh lawfulness of police vehicle searches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday wrestled with the scope of police authority to search vehicles without warrants in two distinct circumstances: a rental car driven by a man who was not authorized to do so and a motorcycle covered by a tarpaulin and parked on private property.

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Senator Warren says U.S. needs to 'rethink' money laundering laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday the United States needed to review outdated laws for combating money laundering which are creating an undue compliance burden for small and community banks.

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U.S. doctors not certain all kids need scoliosis screening

(Reuters Health) - It’s unclear if all children and teens can benefit from routine screening for scoliosis, according to a new statement from a panel of U.S. medical experts.

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On Campus: No College Kid Needs a Water Park to Study

Trustees must rein in frivolous spending at public universities.

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Trump urges lawmakers to tackle bipartisan immigration reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated his demands for immigration reform during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday, saying any bill to address young immigrants brought to the United States illegally must also provide a border wall.

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On ‘Black Lightning,’ a Superhero Takes On Race, Justice and the Real World

Based on the DC crime fighter, this new CW series takes on present-day issues of race and social justice directly and unambiguously.

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Lawmaker: Black people respond worst to drugs

A Kansas lawmaker apologizes for suggesting blacks have a genetic predisposition to abusing drugs.

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Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Met Museum needs to live up to its history & public

For the first time in 48 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will begin charging some of its visitors a fixed and mandatory admission fee. Starting March 1, anyone visiting the museum from outside New York state will have to pay to enter the Met's hallowed halls: $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students -- except those studying in Connecticut or New Jersey, who will still be covered by the museum's current pay-what-you-wish policy. New Yorkers who show proof of residence will also be able to continue paying what they like.

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Breastfeeding in Sistine Chapel OK with Pope Francis

Moms, don't worry if you ever need to breastfeed while in the Sistine Chapel -- the Pope doesn't mind at all.

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Bannon Needs Breitbart. Does Breitbart Need Bannon?

After he was quoted speaking critically of Donald Trump Jr., the former White House strategist appears to be trying to stay at the right-wing news site.

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We Have Fewer Crimes. Does That Mean We Need Fewer Police?

With crime rates at lows not seen in decades, but drug addiction and untreated mental illness looming as persistent problems, some say it may be time to rethink the size of police forces.

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BRIEF-Department 13 International Says Co & Raytheon To Work Together To Provide Counter-Drone Technologies

* CO & RAYTHEON TEAM TO PROVIDE COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Everything you need to know about the big game

Hello and welcome to your preview of the 2018 College Football National Playoff championships! Pay attention, because this game should be a thriller and by the time the announcers actually get through the phrase "2018 College Football National Playoff championships," it will be half over. Let's do this.

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Lawmaker: Trump has dictator's impulse

Rep. André Carson (D-IN) says that President Donald Trump "doesn't have the right to issue directives" to the Justice Department to protect his personal interests after Trump said he had an "absolute right" to do what he wants with the DOJ.

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Ex-lawmaker runs for seat after prison

Former congressman Michael Grimm talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about his felony conviction and decision to get back into politics after serving time in prison.

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Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

(Reuters Health) - - Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Did Trump Obstruct Justice?

New reporting makes for a compelling case that he did, on multiple counts.

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Justice Dept. launches new Clinton Foundation probe: The Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials and a witness.

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UPDATE 2-UK needs "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups to cut waste- lawmakers

* Government says working with industry, will consider proposals (Adds response from Starbucks, Costa and Pret)

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UK needs 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups to cut waste: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should charge a 25-pence ($0.34) "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups to cut down waste and ban them if a recycling target is not met by 2023, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday.

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'World is doomed': Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Department of Injustice

Why a federal crackdown on legal marijuana? The real problem, as any sentient public servant can tell you, is opioid abuse.

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Philippine lawmakers to press for inquiry into deadly mall fire

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine lawmakers will call for a congressional inquiry this month into a recent shopping mall fire that killed 38 people, of whom 37 worked at a call center for an American firm, a House representative said on Friday.

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Justice Dept launches new Clinton Foundation probe: The Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation conducted "pay-to-play" politics or other illegal activities during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, The Hill reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials and a witness.

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Ryan backed Nunes in spat with Justice Dept. over Russia documents, sources say

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed his fellow congressional Republican, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, during a meeting over the Russia investigation Wednesday, capping off a months-long dispute between the committee and the Justice Department, multiple sources with the knowledge of the situation told CNN.

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What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips

Hackers can exploit two major security flaws in microprocessors running virtually all machines on Earth. What do you do now?

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Trump, lawmakers step up talks on immigrant 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Urgent negotiations aimed at shielding young, undocumented immigrants from deportation intensified on Thursday as Republican U.S. senators emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump expressing confidence a deal could be struck this month.

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Senate panel chairman doesn't see a need to talk to Bannon

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday he doesn't see a need for his committee to talk to President Donald Trump's former senior adviser Steve Bannon, breaking with the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Mark Warner.

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Mississippi GOP lawmaker to retire at end of term

Rep. Gregg Harper, a Mississippi Republican and chair of the House Administration Committee, told CNN Thursday that he will not seek re-election once his term ends in January 2019.

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2 GOP lawmakers call for Sessions to resign

Two leading members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in an op-ed published Thursday morning, writing that "it's time for Jeff Sessions to go."

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Norwegian Air won't need expensive aircraft leases in 2018 -CEO

OSLO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Budget carrier Norwegian Air is better prepared to cope with peak travel seasons in 2018, and does not plan to rent expensive aircraft or crews from other companies, Chief Executive Bjoern Kjos told reporters on Thursday.

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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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Who Needs Trade Talks? These Days, General Managers Just Use Emojis

Face-to-face bargaining still occurs, of course, but more often than not general managers don’t feel the need for it. Even if they are staying in the same hotel.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Justice Shouldn’t Come With a $250 Fine

It’s great that progressive prosecutors are against incarceration, but alternative punishments shouldn’t cause people to go broke.

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Public interest group sues Justice Department for release of FBI messages

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A public interest group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, demanding a quicker response to a request for internal communications about a decision to show some reporters private text messages between two FBI officials who worked for special counsel Robert Mueller.

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U.S. charges ex-Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, the former head of European investing at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group , with fraud and obstruction of justice,...

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UPDATE 1-U.S. charges ex-Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, the former head of European investing at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, with fraud and obstruction of justice, according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday.

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U.S. charges former Och-Ziff executive with fraud, obstruction of justice

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged Michael Cohen, a former executive at hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group , with fraud and obstruction of justice, according to court...

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Breaking the Hold of Drugs to Earn the Embrace of Her Children

Cassandra Darlington hit rock bottom when her five children were placed in foster care. Sixteen years into sobriety, she is awed by their capacity to forgive.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Seeing an Opening to Leave Her Husband, She Took It and Didn’t Look Back

After seeking help at a domestic violence shelter in 2012, Katherine Rivera says she has pushed forward “because my kids haven’t seen happiness yet.”

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Trump has spent time golfing, but not a lot with lawmakers

President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his golf courses have furthered his political agenda, providing him key face time to lobby lawmakers, the White House claimed on Tuesday.

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Opinion: Hoda Kotb replacing Matt Lauer is sweet justice

If 2017 was the year of badly behaved men meeting their downfall, 2018 might just bring something better: well-qualified women replacing them.

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Brazil backs down from naming lawmaker Fernandes as labor minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer decided not to appoint Congressman Pedro Fernandes as the new labor minister to avoid clashing with former President José Sarney, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Trump again at war with 'deep state' Justice Department

President Donald Trump leveled his latest criticism of the Justice Department on Tuesday, suggesting the executive department is part of a "deep state" that he believes has sought to undermine him.

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Twitter blocks German far-right lawmaker

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German police accuse AfD lawmaker of incitement over anti-Muslim tweet

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have asked prosecutors to investigate a far-right lawmaker for possible incitement to hatred after she criticized a police force for tweeting in Arabic "to appease the barbaric, Muslim, rapist hoards of men".

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LIVE MARKETS-What you need to know so far

* Futures up across major European benchmarks * FTSE futures weaker * Manufacturing PMIs in focus Jan 2(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net What you need to know so far: Good morning and happy new year! European stocks are gearing up for a

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Truck strikes pedestrians, vehicle in San Francisco, injuring seven

(Reuters) - At least seven people suffered injuries when a truck hit pedestrians and another vehicle in San Francisco on Monday, an incident that police said was not related to terrorism, authorities and local media reported.

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Courts Must Better Police Themselves on Harassment, Chief Justice Says

In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. addressed reports of sexual misconduct by an appeals court judge.

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Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of a U.S. appeals court judge amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments.

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Chief Justice to look at how courts handle sexual harassment

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced in an annual report on Sunday that he has called for an evaluation of how the judicial branch handles allegations of sexual harassment.

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At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash: government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

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At least 12 die in plane crash in Costa Rica - government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

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German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa's purchase of Air Berlin's Austrian unit, Niki, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Sunday.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: ‘It Was His Life or Mine’: A Drastic Plan Altered Her Course

Feeling terrified and tormented, Jacqueline Torres bought a gun. Two decades later, she is still rebuilding her life after serving time for attempted murder.

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Turkey says EU funds not being actively used for needs of Syrian refugees

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A substantial portion of the funds promised by the European Union (EU) to help Syrian refugees in Turkey is still not being used actively to meet their needs, Turkey's EU Ministry said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-City Holding Says On Dec 26 Unit Filed Lawsuit Against Kentucky Fuels, The James C. Justice Cos

* CITY HOLDING CO SAYS ON DEC 26, CO'S UNIT FILED LAWSUIT AGAINST KENTUCKY FUELS CORP AND THE JAMES C. JUSTICE COMPANIES INC - SEC FILING

Blacks nytimes.com

Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97

The crime was never prosecuted because two all-white grand juries refused to indict her attackers. Alabama lawmakers apologized in 2011.

Buildings (Structures) nytimes.com

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

Salesforce Tower, which at 1,070 feet is the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, will be inhabited in January, signaling tech’s triumph in the city.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Staring Down Addiction and Fending Off Harmful Voices

After conquering a lifetime of drug addiction, Allan Wilson now fights major depression while working to found a nonprofit to reduce recidivism.

Workplace Hazards and Violations nytimes.com

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.

Sugar nytimes.com

Do Australians Need a Sugar Intervention?

Since 1990, the number of obese adults in Australia has tripled. Can a region built on the sugar industry turn down the sweets?

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Higher oil prices needed to sharply boost U.S. drilling -Dallas Fed

HOUSTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Oil prices will need to rise further for energy companies to significantly expand drilling activities, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

cnn.com

Republican lawmaker: Trump a factor in decision to retire

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) explains why President Donald Trump was a factor in his decision not to seek re-election.

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BRIEF-Ritchie Bros Officially Awarded U.S. Department Of Defense Non-Rolling Stock Contracts

* RITCHIE BROS. OFFICIALLY AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NON-ROLLING STOCK CONTRACTS

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

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

Search and Seizure nytimes.com

Editorial: Reforms Rein In Police Harassment; Now More Is Needed

Stop-and-frisk has been drastically reduced, but officers still need to be more accountable.

cnn.com

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes past handling of sexual harassment allegations

The Justice Department Inspector General has found "potential systemic issues" in how the department handles sexual harassment and misconduct allegations across its components, according to a memorandum he wrote in May to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after reviewing the handling of cases that primarily occurred in years past.

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Libya needs a week to repair blown-up oil pipeline: NOC

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday will take about a week to repair, the head of state oil firm NOC told Reuters on Wednesday.

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GOP lawmaker: Justice Department and FBI need to be purged

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) claims that government agencies have been "off the rails" and suggest they be purged.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

When the Nanny Needs Maternity Leave

With the Jan. 1 rollout of New York State’s paid family leave law, domestic workers can take eight weeks off at 50 percent of their salary.

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Romanian ruling lawmakers propose looser anti-graft rules

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ruling Social Democrats have filed a slew of new changes to the criminal code that would decriminalize several graft offences, including some abuse of office crimes, their second attempt this year to weaken a crackdown on corruption.

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U.S. lawmakers question businessman at 2016 Trump Tower meeting: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Georgian-American businessman who met then-Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump in 2013, has been questioned by congressional investigators about whether he helped organize a meeting between Russians and Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign, four sources familiar with the matter said.

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U.S. department store stocks jump on holiday spending record

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

nytimes.com

Asia and Australia Edition: Pope Francis, North Korea, Jerusalem: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Red Cross rebukes Israel after lawmaker confronts prisoners' families on bus

GAZA (Reuters) - The Red Cross said on Monday Israel has a duty to guarantee the safety and dignity of Palestinian families visiting prisoners, after a right-wing lawmaker was filmed shouting abuse aboard a bus taking relatives to a family visit in an Israeli jail.

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

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Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Theater nytimes.com

6 More Shows to See if You Still Need Holiday Spirit

If you missed the preholiday rush, fret not. There is still time for festive theater.

Movies nytimes.com

Pakistani Women Seize Film Dispute as Chance to Discuss Rape and Injustice

A film about an abduction case was banned by Pakistan’s censors, but a public outcry, fueled by a social media campaign, helped overturn the ruling.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Christians Need a New Right-to-Life Movement

I hope for the day when feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and welcoming refugees aren’t political issues at all.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

Pope Francis Puts Focus on Refugees in Christmas Eve Mass

At a Mass that amplifies his voice around the globe, Francis evoked a parallel between the travails of migrants and those of the biblical holy family.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: ‘I Was Not Going to Accept It’: After Captivity, Blind Syrian Forges Path to U.S.

Amier Agha was beaten and his best friend executed by fighters in Syria. Intent on escaping the country, he persevered in the face of visa problems and President Trump’s travel ban.

cnn.com

FBI: Ex-Marine plotted San Francisco attack

A former US Marine talked with an undercover FBI employee about carrying out a terror attack over the holidays at Pier 39, a busy shopping and tourist area in San Francisco, according to an affidavit filed in US District Court in California on Friday.

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Man accused of plotting attack for Islamic State at San Francisco pier

(Reuters) - A tow truck driver in California was arrested on Friday and charged with attempting to provide support to terrorists by plotting to attack people, possibly with explosives, at a crowded pier in San Francisco before Christmas.

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U.S. pipeline office needs to improve safety at gas storage sites: GAO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. pipeline safety office is struggling to inspect natural gas storage sites and uphold other standards on the facilities, according to a report released by the General Accountability Office on Friday

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) - Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

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Exclusive: State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

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Exclusive - State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

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U.S GAO says tech in Navy's Columbia class subs needs more testing

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Several of the U.S. Navy's Columbia class submarine technologies critical to performance needed more development and testing to avoid potential delays and increased costs, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on Thursday.

environmentNews reuters.com

EU lawmakers reach deal on climate targets for 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers and member states on Thursday agreed climate targets for 2030 in a move to meet the bloc's obligations under the Paris Agreement, which seeks to avoid the worst effects of greenhouse gases on the environment.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With a Friday Deadline, G.O.P. Lawmakers Rush to Avoid a Government Shutdown

House Republican leaders released a plan that would extend funding through Jan. 19 while punting fights over immigration and surveillance into next year.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: On the Surface and Underneath, a Syrian Boy Carries the Scars of War

Sariya El-Suleiman was a year old when a rocket hit his family’s home outside Damascus. Four years later, a skin disease that he developed after the attack is still perplexing doctors.

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U.S. lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

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U.S. lawmakers seek temporarily extension to internet spying program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency's expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

cnn.com

34 things you need to know about the new tax law

cnn.com

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.

healthNews reuters.com

For better quality of life, older cancer patients need more than just medicine

(Reuters Health) - For elderly patients with cancer - who often focus on making the most of the time they have left - financial stability, leisure pursuits and physical activity may have large influences on quality of life, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. citizens among dead in Mexican bus crash: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday that multiple American citizens had died when a tour bus rolled over on a trip to ancient ruins in Mexico.

healthNews reuters.com

The lipstick effect: Greeks discover need to pamper in crisis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Eva Vorlioti, a divorced mother of two, was forced to move back in with her parents to make ends meet during Greece's debt crisis. While she cannot change the past, she is trying to efface one of its reminders: Her wrinkles.

cnn.com

Lawmakers to celebrate tax bill with Trump

The House of Representatives is set to take another vote on the GOP tax reform bill Wednesday, as Republicans plan a celebration at the White House with President Donald Trump after their most significant legislative victory of 2017.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

A way to combat the capricious and biased nature of human decisions.

healthNews reuters.com

Truckers need real rest, not kips in the cab, EU court rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Truck drivers need to have a proper break and should not be allowed to take their prescribed weekly rest in their vehicles, the European Union's top court ruled on Wednesday.

domesticNews reuters.com

Former Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to U.S.: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged former leader of a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to the United States to face drug conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

cnn.com

Federal coffers could run dry if lawmakers can't strike deal on Obamacare payments

Congressional Republicans are cheering a major win as tax reform makes its way through Congress to President Donald Trump's desk but they could be barreling toward a government shutdown at the end of the week because of a major fight between House and Senate GOP lawmakers over Obamacare payments.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. State Department calls for Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department called on Tuesday for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists who have been detained for about a week in Myanmar and whose whereabouts have not been reported to their families.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Department loses music licensing appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that music licensing giant BMI did not have to abide by the Obama administration's more restrictive interpretation of how royalties should be collected.

Rowe, Norman (Dr.) nytimes.com

Skin Deep: When a Man Needs a Safe Place

At the Club House, a medical man-cave opening this week, a guy can get his private procedures without (gasp) women.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund nytimes.com

The Neediest Cases Fund: Sharing His Struggle to Help Others Escape the Stigma of H.I.V.

Roscoe Boyd II kept his diagnosis a secret for years. A speaker at a prayer breakfast was part of his inspiration to become an advocate for those living with H.I.V.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Envision Healthcare Agrees To Final Settlement With U.S. Department Of Justice

* ENVISION HEALTHCARE SAYS ON DEC 19, CO, UNITS AGREED TO FINAL SETTLEMENT WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - SEC FILING

worldNews reuters.com

Lawmaker says soldiers in Uganda parliament building, debate on presidency halted

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's parliament abruptly adjourned a debate over the extension of presidential rule on Tuesday after a lawmaker said soldiers had entered the building.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump nominates Liberty University professor to Justice Department post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to nominate Liberty University School of Law professor Caren Harp to oversee the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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Peru opposition wants vice president to govern if president ousted: lawmaker

LIMA (Reuters) - A leading Peruvian opposition lawmaker on Monday called for the country's Vice President Martin Vizcarra to govern the country if Congress ousts President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over graft allegations he denies.

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Peru opposition wants vice president to govern if president ousted - lawmaker

LIMA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A leading Peruvian opposition lawmaker on Monday called for the country's Vice President Martin Vizcarra to govern the country if Congress ousts President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over graft allegations he denies.

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles nytimes.com

What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World

Electric vehicles have only a tiny market share, but the auto industry is betting billions that they will soon be as cheap as conventional cars.

companyNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Dept reaches settlement with Parker-Hannifin

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has reached a settlement with Parker-Hannifin Corp that requires the company to divest the Facet filtration business that it acquired from Clarcor.

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Charlottesville police chief retires after report faults department

(Reuters) - The police chief of Charlottesville, Virginia, announced his retirement on Monday, about two weeks after a report faulted his department and others for failing to protect public safety during a white nationalist rally in August that turned deadly.

cnn.com

Washington state's US lawmakers tweet condolences

Washington state's congressional delegation shared their condolences following a train derailment that killed several people on board Monday morning in Pierce County, Washington.

worldNews reuters.com

Germany's SPD warn Merkel: Our members need to be convinced

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democratic party (SPD) on Monday warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that it would not win approval from its members for a new coalition government if it gave way on key election promises.

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U.S. lawmaker probed on sex reports, second congressman denies charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday it had begun an investigation into public reports that Democrat Ruben Kihuen engaged in sexual harassment, and a second lawmaker denied a former aide's allegations of sexual misconduct.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , the two sides said in a court filing on Friday.

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Utah lawmaker invites retailer Patagonia to testify in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House natural resources committee chairman on Friday invited outdoor retailer Patagonia's CEO to testify before the panel after the company criticized the Trump administration's decision to drastically reduce two national monuments in Utah.

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Peru lawmakers file motion to impeach president Kuczynski

LIMA (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Peru's Congress presented a motion on Friday seeking to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for "moral incapacity" due to his ties to Brazil's Odebrecht, a company that has admitted to paying bribes across Latin America.

cnn.com

Cuomo, GOP lawmaker clash: Stick to the facts

CNN's Chris Cuomo pushes back against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) while discussing the GOP tax bill.

Movies nytimes.com

A Word With: Zendaya Doesn’t Need a Safety Net

She talks about her leap from the Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover” into adult fare as a trapeze artist in “The Greatest Showman.”

New York Times nytimes.com

Bulletin Board: NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.

New York Times editors explain how our election needle came to be and why we’re all fixated on it.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. bill to allow property and income or sales tax deductions: key lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee indicated on Thursday that a Republican tax bill will allow property and income or sales taxes to be deducted under the state and local income tax deduction.

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Pence delays Middle East trip in case needed for U.S. tax vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will delay an upcoming Middle East trip by a few days in case a tie-breaking vote is needed from him for tax cut legislation in Congress, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

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Pence delays Middle East trip in case vote needed on tax legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence will delay an upcoming Middle East trip by a couple of days in case a tie-breaking vote is needed from him for tax cut legislation in Congress, a senior White House official said on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport

* ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KAILUA-KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

worldNews reuters.com

Iraq hangs 38 Sunni militants in mass execution: justice ministry

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq hanged 38 Sunni Muslim militants on Thursday after they were sentenced to death on terrorism charges, the justice ministry said in a statement.

topNews reuters.com

In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard.

cnn.com

Kentucky lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations found dead

An embattled Kentucky state lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations died Wednesday from a probable suicide.

politicsNews reuters.com

Kentucky lawmaker a 'probable suicide' amid sexual misconduct accusations

(Reuters) - Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson, who was facing sexual assault accusations, died in a probable suicide on Wednesday, Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said.

Johnson, Dan nytimes.com

Kentucky Lawmaker Kills Himself Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Officials Say

Representative Dan Johnson, a first-term Republican, was accused of molesting a 17-year-old parishioner nearly five years ago at the evangelical church he led in Louisville.

politicsNews reuters.com

Senior justice official dismisses Republican charges of bias in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday dismissed Republican lawmakers' charges that attorneys and agents investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election are biased against President Donald Trump.

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British lawmakers defeat May's government on Brexit law

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union.

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Justice official downplays Republican criticism of Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday downplayed Republican lawmakers' concerns that attorneys and agents investigating Russian alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election might be biased against President Donald Trump.