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James Franco to attend SAG Awards on Sunday

James Franco is not shying away from this weekend's SAG Awards.

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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said.

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Critic’s Notebook: The Outsider Fair Once More Confirms That Art Is Everywhere

This year’s fair captures the field on the cusp of change, part of an ever-widening mainstream with two major museum exhibitions ahead.

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She confessed after the murder weapon was spotted in her Facebook photo

On the evening of March 24, 2015, Cheyenne Antoine and Brittney Gargol posed for a selfie and posted it on Facebook before heading out for the night.

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Senate passes controversial FISA surveillance reauthorization

The Senate approved a six-year extension of the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Thursday.

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Fixes: When Being Unproductive Saves a Career

With high levels of pressure and tension on the job, burnout rates among nonprofit staffers are rising. The antidote? Sabbaticals.

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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.

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RNC chair: Booker mansplained to Nielsen

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) of "mansplaining" to Kirstjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

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BRIEF-Facebook Says CEO Of American Express Appointed To Board

* FACEBOOK INC - KENNETH CHENAULT, CEO OF AMERICAN EXPRESS, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor Nomination

The star of “The Disaster Artist” faces accusations of sexually exploitative behavior, but the news broke after many academy members had already voted.

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Fiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.

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Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' heads to television

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, "Fire and Fury," is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday.

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership.

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Books of The Times: If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick J. Deneen argues that mere tinkering will not address profound discontent with the political establishment.

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BRIEF-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says optimistic DACA "will get solved"‍​

* CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS OPTIMISTIC DACA "WILL GET SOLVED"‍​

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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz's' plea for mercy rejected - German media

BERLIN (Reuters) - A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been rejected, German media cited prosecutors as saying on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Cineworld ‍Fully Underwritten Rights Issue Raising Proceeds Of 1.7 Bln STG - bookrunner

* ‍FULLY UNDERWRITTEN RIGHTS ISSUE RAISING PROCEEDS OF £1.7 BILLION IN CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF REGAL ENTERTAINMENT

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Former CIA officer arrested at airport with list of agents, authorities say

A former CIA officer who allegedly kept small notebooks with handwritten lists of the real names of covert agency employees was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday night, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Booker: Trump's words fester, they poison

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks with CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's disparaging comments during an immigration meeting in the Oval Office.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But will Mark Zuckerberg be any good at social engineering?

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Critic’s Notebook: On Artists and Audiences at American Realness

Watching performances at the American Realness festival, our critic was nudged into thinking about artists’ attitude toward audiences.

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Seething Cory Booker rips into DHS chief: Your amnesia about 'shithole' meeting 'is complicit'

Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President's slander of African countries.

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CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK: J.M. Coetzee’s Boyhood, in Black and White

Newly discovered photographs by the Nobel-winning novelist reveal a South African adolescence shaped by art and apartheid.

Yates, Christopher J. nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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Seething Cory Booker admonishes DHS chief

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) admonishes Secretary of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for forgetting President Trump's comments in which he is reported to have referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries," saying her "silence and amnesia is complicit."

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Critic’s Notebook: In Vancouver, a Door to a Parallel Culinary World

Kissa Tanto, a dolled-up setting for Italian food with Japanese influences, is part of a respectful revival in the city’s Chinatown.

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Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

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Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

Corporate Social Responsibility nytimes.com

DealBook: BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, the $6 trillion investment firm, plans to tell C.E.O.s in a letter that businesses must serve a social purpose.

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LeBron James says Trump has emboldened racists in the U.S.

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Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”

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BRIEF-Oyu Tolgoi Receives Tax Act From Mongolian Tax Authority​

* TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LTD - ‍OYU TOLGOI LLC RECEIVED, IS EVALUATING, A TAX ACT FOR APPROXIMATELY US$155 MILLION FROM MONGOLIAN TAX AUTHORITY​

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Critic’s Notebook: What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.

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

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

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The many careers Oprah helped launch

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Venezuelan rogue police pilot says he is wounded as authorities close in

CARACAS (Reuters) - - Self-identified rogue helicopter pilot Oscar Perez appeared with a bloody face in a series of Instagram videos on Monday, saying that he was surrounded by authorities who were shooting at him in a poor neighborhood outside Caracas.

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Danish police, after Facebook tip-off, charge 1,000 young people for sharing sex film

COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish police said on Monday they have charged 1,004 children and young people for sharing video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex, following a tip-off from Facebook.

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Golf: James starts another long drive to success

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have the potential to compete in long drive competitions, but would have to focus exclusively on the discipline for a year or so to be competitive, according to world champion Justin James.

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BRIEF-Shire Says Granted EU marketing Authorization For ADYNOVI For Adults And Adolescents With Hemophilia A

* SHIRE GRANTED EU MARKETING AUTHORIZATION FOR ADYNOVI [ANTIHEMOPHILIC FACTOR (RECOMBINANT), PEGYLATED] FOR ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS WITH HEMOPHILIA A​

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Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.

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Van Jones: Trump comments textbook racism

CNN's Van Jones says President Donald Trump's comments about "shithole" African nations is textbook racism because he wants to exclude people based solely on where they are from.

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In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

Last fall, the online giant altered what people in six nations see. Established news sites said their web traffic declined, adding that more bogus stories were shared instead.

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Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

HONOLULU (Reuters) - An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii's residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the "wrong button," Hawaii's governor said.

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Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

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Tennis: Wawrinka feared for career during long layoff

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka feared his debilitating knee injury might be the end of a glittering tennis career boasting three grand slam titles and said he had only been cleared to play the Australian Open two days before the tournament.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of growing conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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James O'Keefe says Trump asked him to go on birther-linked mission

Donald Trump in 2013 asked James O'Keefe, the controversial conservative filmmaker, if he could "get inside" Columbia University and obtain President Obama's sealed college records, according to a passage in O'Keefe's forthcoming book, a copy of which was reviewed by CNN.

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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.

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World wonders if Trump is eroding US 'moral authority'

President Donald Trump's reported derogatory remarks about Haiti and slur against immigrants from "shithole" countries in Africa sent shockwaves around the world, simultaneously becoming a diplomatic issue that could damage America's global image and complicating an immigration reform effort at home.

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Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

New York City nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Half-Measures Won’t Erase the Painful Past of Our Monuments

The city says leave three of four existing monuments. Our critic says that may not heal old wounds.

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State of the Art: The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

Facebook faces complex questions over its prioritization of “meaningful” content in the News Feed, including whether people want that kind of content in the first place.

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Critic’s Notebook: How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

Rock is underexplored onstage, but two Under the Radar shows, “How to Be a Rock Critic” and “The Hendrix Project,” grapple with its transformative power.

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The new Facebook feed is rattling Wall Street

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Why the "sh***y men" list author deserves our praise

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Facebook changes News Feed; investors click on 'sad'

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

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Mark Zuckerberg is fighting to save Facebook

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James Franco wins but skips Critics' Choice Awards

James Franco won the best actor in a comedy award Thursday night at the Critics' Choice Awards for his role in "The Disaster Artist," but he wasn't there to receive it.

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James Spader Still Lives for the Surprise of ‘The Blacklist’

Mr. Spader talks about his 100th episode, the pleasures of playing the provocateur and why now is the time for men to keep quiet and listen.

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Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform's centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

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JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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BRIEF-Energous Corp Says On Jan 11, Co Entered Into Distribution Agreement With Raymond James & Associates, Inc

* ENERGOUS CORP - ON JAN 11, CO ENTERED INTO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC- SEC FILING

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Donald Trump, N.S.A., Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Protest by Indonesian Islamists accuses Facebook of discrimination

JAKARTA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Several hundred Indonesian Islamists held a protest rally outside Facebook's headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking some pages operated by hardline groups for allegedly spreading hate.

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Facebook, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing

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

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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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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.

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UPDATE 1-Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world's largest social network.

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James Franco's Two (Very Public) Sides

James Franco’s support of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes Awards prompted calls of hypocrisy from five women who have accused him of “inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.”

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UPDATE 3-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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Zuckerberg changes Facebook's focus to be more 'meaningful'

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will change the way it does business to emphasize "meaningful social interactions" rather than the type of News Feed scrolling that critics say is addictive, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday.

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Facebook to show less content from publishers and brands

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Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix, Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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UPDATE 2-Facebook, Alphabet shifted in sector classification system

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI said on Thursday they would rename their Telecommunication Services Sector and add Comcast Corp, Netflix , Facebook and Alphabet to the newly broadened category.

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IBM names James Kavanaugh as CFO, replacing Schroeter

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter will move to a new role and will be replaced by company veteran James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.

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UPDATE 4-IBM names James Kavanaugh as CFO, replacing Schroeter

Jan 11 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter will move to a new role and will be replaced by company veteran James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.

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Facebook Overhauls News Feed to Focus on What Friends and Family Share

In the next few weeks, you will see fewer viral videos and news articles from media companies, and instead see more posts that include interactions between you and the people you know.

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Mexican authorities probe hack of export bank: official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general's office is investigating an attempt to hack and rob Bancomext, the government-run export bank, an official said on Thursday.

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IBM names James Kavanaugh as new CFO

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Martin Schroeter will step down as chief financial officer and will be replaced by James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.

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UPDATE 3-IBM names James Kavanaugh as new CFO

Jan 11 (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Thursday Martin Schroeter will step down as chief financial officer and will be replaced by James Kavanaugh, effective Jan. 11.

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Critic’s Notebook: Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

The Bronx Museum’s beautifully staged, streamlined version of the artist’s career still conveys a full picture of his radical sensibility.

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Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes

Mr. Franco’s victory on Sunday became a flash point for women who came forward to say Mr. Franco sexually exploited them or behaved inappropriately.

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Melania Trump Hires Policy Director Amid Scrutiny From New Book

For months, Mrs. Trump’s East Wing had undergone a search for a policy director who could advance an agenda that has been broadly defined as helping children.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Book Entry: Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again

The historian Niall Ferguson’s new book goes a long way toward redressing the lack of perspective to a concept central to the technological “revolution”: networks.

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Key U.S. senator says progress made on new war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday that progress was being made on legislation to give Congress more control over the U.S. fight against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

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James Franco disputes sexual misconduct allegations

James Franco once again addressed allegations of sexual misconduct hours before more women came forward to accuse him.

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By the Book: Niall Ferguson: By the Book

The historian, biographer and author talks about the books he reads and re-reads, and the ones he is very happy not to read.

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South Korea's major cryptocurrency exchanges raided by police, tax authorities

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion, people familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.

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South Korea's major cryptocurreny exchanges raided by police, tax authorities

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges were raided by police and tax agencies this week for alleged tax evasion, people familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.

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GOP House investigators want James Comey to testify on Clinton email investigation

House Republicans are preparing to ask former FBI Director James Comey to testify as part of the Republican-led probe into the FBI and Justice Department handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

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Stung by Wolff book, Trump calls for stronger U.S. libel laws

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will examine whether U.S. libel laws can be strengthened after a new book questioned his mental fitness to serve as president.

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Martinod looks to crown unconventional career with gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Marie Martinod ended her prolific freestyle skiing career 11 years ago to start a family at the age of 22, before the Frenchwoman was lured back after a five year hiatus when the event was included in the Olympics for the first time in 2014.

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Nigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcision

A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised.

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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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Trump's former chief strategist has come under fire for comments he made in an explosive book

Black No More (Book) nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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McConnell reaches out to 'Hillbilly Elegy' author about Senate run

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has spoken to "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance about a potential run for Senate in Ohio following GOP candidate Josh Mandel's unexpected departure from the race last week, a source familiar with the call confirmed to CNN.

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UK's May's attempt to reassert authority branded a shambles

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership team shake-up, designed to restore her authority and address divisions over Brexit, was branded a shambles on Tuesday after one minister quit and media reported another had refused to move jobs.

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Alan Sagner, Who Revitalized the Port Authority, Dies at 97

A Democratic fund-raiser, he ran the New York-New Jersey agency from 1977 to 1985 and later headed the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Author defends raising questions about Trump's mental fitness

Under fire from the White House, Michael Wolff defended raising questions in his new book about President Donald Trump's mental fitness as a responsibility of those who witness his behavior.

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BRIEF-Ellington Financial Reports Estimated Book Value As Of Dec 31, 2017 of $18.84/Share On A Diluted Basis​

* REPORTS ESTIMATED BOOK VALUE PER SHARE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017

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Facebook's Oculus to partner with Xiaomi to build VR headsets

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oculus said on Monday it is partnering with Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Technology Co to make its new standalone virtual reality headset and also revealed that it will launch a version of the product exclusively for the Chinese market.

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Tapper: Trump, author are unreliable narrators

CNN's Jake Tapper explores the problem of unreliable narrators in the form of the President and author Michael Wolff in his book, "Fire and Fury," about the Trump administration.

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Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

Mr. Rollins devoted almost all of his career to an unusual combination of art-making and teaching, and to the group known as Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

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Google Memo Author Sues, Claiming Bias Against White Conservative Men

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing about gender differences, accused the company of workplace discrimination in a lawsuit.

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Costa Rican authorities raid Nature Air offices in Dec. 31 crash probe

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rican authorities raided the offices of Nature Air on Monday, part of the investigation into a New Year's Eve plane crash that killed two Costa Rican pilots and 10 Americans.

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'Fire and Fury' author: They're all liars

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Michael Wolff, author of "Fire and Fury," about his access to White House staff and the staff's denials of that access.

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Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr., not Manafort: author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comment that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a group of Russians was "treasonous" focused on President Donald Trump's son and not his former campaign manager, as Bannon now maintains, the author of a book containing the remark said on Monday.

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Facebook is shutting down a feature you probably didn't know existed

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Author: Bannon's statement about Trump Jr. 'not true'

The author of a book that has driven a wedge between President Donald Trump and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Monday that Bannon's recent statement backing away from his criticism of the President's eldest son is "not true."

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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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Berkshire may get $37 billion book value boost from U.S. tax cuts: Barclays

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the conglomerate run by Warren Buffett, may see its book value grow by $37 billion because of U.S. tax law changes enacted by President Donald Trump, Barclays Capital analysts estimated on Monday.

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

Seafood nytimes.com

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

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

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Facebook, Sony/ATV sign music licensing deal

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sony/ATV said on Monday it signed a licensing agreement with Facebook Inc that will allow the social media platform's users to upload and share videos from the music publishing company's catalog on Facebook and Instagram.

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Critic’s Notebook: The Golden Globes Get (Halfway) Woke

There was consensus from the stage and dissonance on the red carpet in a broadcast that was half party, half protest.

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Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

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'Fire and Fury' author: 25th Amendment brought up 'all the time' in West Wing

Michael Wolff, the author of a new exposé on President Donald Trump's first year in office, claims the 25th Amendment -- which addresses the transition of powers if a president is unable to execute his responsibilities -- was frequently discussed within the President's close orbit.

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Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Sunday he regretted not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in an explosive new book on the White House.

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Furious Trump aide assails book, calls president a 'genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior aide to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a new book rattling the White House, called his boss a genius and launched an attack on news coverage before a TV anchor urged him to calm down and cut off their interview.

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

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Trump rejects author's accusations, calls self 'stable genius'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is "a very stable genius."

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Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House.

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GOP senators ask for investigation of Trump dossier author

Two senior Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred the author of a dossier detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution over potential false statements made to federal authorities about distributing information from the dossier.

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Republican Senators seek criminal probe of Trump 'dossier' author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Republican U.S. Senators on Friday called for a criminal investigation into the former British spy who compiled a "dossier" in 2016 of allegations of financial and personal links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, his advisers and Russia.

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UPDATE 3-Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a 'child'

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (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 not authorized any access to the White House.

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Republican Senators Recommend Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

The first congressional criminal referral in connection with Russian meddling targeted a former British spy, not anyone accused of conspiracy.

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Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a 'child'

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 not authorized any access to the White House.

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UPDATE 2-Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a 'child'

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (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 not authorized any access to the White House.

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The Trump-Russia investigation, from the beginning

It's easy to lose track of the Trump-Russia investigation with what at times feels like daily bombshells, the denials that end up getting debunked, the hearings, the subpoenas and the difficult-to-pronounce Russian names. If you're not paying attention -- even if you are -- it is admittedly challenging to stay on top of it all.

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White House Memo: For Trump, Book Raises Familiar Questions of Loyalty and Candor

Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.

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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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Analysis: 10 big questions about Trumpworld raised by the book

"Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's explosive account of President Donald Trump's first year in the White House, has created mass chaos within Trumpworld -- and it's just out for sale Friday at bookstores around the country.

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The politics stories you missed while the book stole the spotlight

The White House was forced into a full defensive crouch as details emerged this week from "Fire and Fury," the explosive new book that offers an inside view of a chaotic Trump administration. But that was far from the only story making headlines in politics.

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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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Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop’s Year of Dangerous Living Put the Accused on the Charts

In Hollywood and the media, allegations of misconduct brought down powerful men. But the opposite happened in rap, creating a crisis between creators and consumers.

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Book's author: Trump's family says he's like a child

Michael Wolff, the author of a new bombshell book about President Trump, says that Trump's closest advisers and family members describe the President as "like a child."

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Book's author to Trump: 'Where do I send the box of chocolates?'

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Author of bombshell Trump book speaks out

Author Michael Wolff talks about his controversial book and responds to President Donald Trump's claims that he lied.

Computer and Video Games nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How HQ Trivia Became the Best Worst Thing on the Internet

Despite a glut of glitches and questions bordering on the ridiculous, the game taps into our universal feeling of being aggrieved.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says Trump Should Embrace ‘Fire and Fury’ Book

Mr. Noah said that President Trump ought to welcome reports that he didn’t really want to be president. In that case, Mr. Noah said, why would he collude with Russia?

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Trump: Wolff book is full of lies

President Trump tweeted the new White House tell-all book by Michael Wolff is "full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist."

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Book: Trump insisted on false story about Trump Tower meeting

President Donald Trump insisted that a 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about adoption policy -- after knowledge of the meeting had become public -- despite the likelihood reporters already had evidence demonstrating the meeting had been arranged to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton, a new book about the Trump presidency says.

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Trump: Wolff book 'full of lies' and author had 'zero access'

President Donald Trump has stepped up attacks against a new book by Michael Wolff about his campaign and the early days of his presidency, calling it "full of lies."

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Trump considered replacing Gorsuch with Giuliani, book says

Supreme Court Justice Rudy Giuliani? It was a serious idea entertained by President Donald Trump, according to Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury."

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WH staffer: Author a 'crackpot fantasy' writer

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley calls Michael Wolff, author of White House tell-all book, a "crackpot" spreading false information.

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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017: PitchBook

LONDON (Reuters) - London was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday.

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Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

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Spicer on Bannon's book quotes: Didn't hear a denial

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he is troubled that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has not denied the statements attributed to him in a recent book about the early days of President Donald Trump's tenure.

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CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: 'fix' Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a break with his longstanding practice of setting a purely personal annual goal.

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UPDATE 1-CEO Zuckerberg sets 2018 goal: 'fix' Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday his goal for 2018 was to put the business he co-founded on a more solid footing, a break with his longstanding practice of setting a purely personal annual goal.

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BRIEF-HP Recalls Batteries For Notebook Computers, Mobile Workstations Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

* HP RECALLS BATTERIES FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS AND MOBILE WORKSTATIONS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

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BRIEF-Aim1 Ventures Enters Into Letter Of Intent With James E. Wagner Cultivation

* AIM1 VENTURES SAYS ENTERED INTO LETTER OF INTENT TO COMPLETE A QUALIFYING TRANSACTION WITH JAMES E. WAGNER CULTIVATION LTD

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Sanders: Bombshell book is a fantasy

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Michael Wolff's bombshell-filled book about the Trump administration is 'pathetic.'

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Thiem, Rublev book semi-final spots in Doha

(Reuters) - Top seed Dominic Thiem and Russian Andrey Rublev progressed to the Qatar Open semi-finals in Doha after grinding out victories over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Borna Coric on Thursday.

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Zuckerberg's 2018 personal challenge focuses on Facebook

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

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Trump targets book, threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over "defamatory" comments in the book.

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Trump threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action, targets book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has threatened his former chief strategist Steve Bannon with legal action over "defamatory" statements in a new book about a meeting Trump's son and son-in-law held with Russians during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

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Trump Demands That Publisher Halt Release of Critical Book

A lawyer for the president threatens possible legal action to block publication of “Fire and Fury,” by Michael Wolff.

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Critic’s Notebook: Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an Artist Takes Glass to Extremes

Joyce J. Scott explores the terrain between craft and art in her glass-beaded series focusing on racism and violence.

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Trump lawyer tries to halt publication of tell-all book

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Trump threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action amid book fallout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened former chief strategist Steve Bannon with legal action over "defamatory" statements about Trump's son and son-in-law over a meeting with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Trump threatens to sue Bannon over Wolff book

An attorney for President Donald Trump is threatening legal action against Steve Bannon in the wake of incendiary comments made by the former White House chief strategist in a new book.

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Late night pokes fun at new book on Trump

Late night comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert poke fun at the feud between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon after the release of excerpts from Michael Wolff's upcoming tell-all book about President Trump's White House.

Mendelsohn, Daniel nytimes.com

By the Book: Daniel Mendelsohn: By the Book

Daniel Mendelsohn on his fondness of literary criticism, the classics and books about home decor and haute couture.

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Ivanka Trump, husband agreed she'd be the one to run for president, book says

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made a deal when they came to Washington to serve in the White House that the first daughter would become the first female president if the opportunity arose, according to a forthcoming book obtained by The Guardian.

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Cillizza: The 10 most amazing lines in the new Trump book

Journalist Michael Wolff's new book documenting the first year of Donald Trump's presidency isn't out until next week, but the excerpts we got on Wednesday have already had a major impact -- leading the President to torch former senior strategist Steve Bannon.

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Michael Wolff's Trump book No. 1 on Amazon

The Woman in the Window (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

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WH calls new book on Trump 'trashy tabloid fiction'

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President explodes as book quotes his ex-adviser Bannon saying a Trump Jr. meeting was 'treasonous'

President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement Wednesday, claiming that Bannon "lost his mind" after being pushed out from the White House.

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Bannon calls Trump Jr. meeting with Russians 'treasonous': book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has called a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr. and his father's top campaign officials "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," according to excerpts of a new book seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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BRIEF-Horizon Appoints James Neff President

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The former WH chief strategist blasts Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer in new book

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian.

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BRIEF-Cott Announces UK Competition And Markets Authority Update

* COTT ANNOUNCES UK COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY UPDATE REGARDING THE SALE OF ITS TRADITIONAL BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO REFRESCO

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Toobin blasts 'authoritarian' Trump tweet

CNN's Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said President Trump's tweet calling for the Justice Department to jail Huma Abedin is "what happens in authoritarian countries."

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Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

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BRIEF-Teva Announces Launch Of An Authorized Generic Of Estrace Cream In The U.S.

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Restaurants nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Scandals Keep Breaking, but Restaurateurs Have Yet to Own Up

The silence from chefs and owners has been deafening, but they need to admit and address the sexual predation that seems endemic to the business.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: At City Ballet, History Is About to Change. How?

Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

DealBook: Toasts to the Deals (and Other Winners) of 2017

The last year gave us some whopping deals, including Amazon.com’s acquisition of Whole Foods, that will shape the business landscape in 2018.

Fire Sermon (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

Astrology nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: How Astrology Took Over the Internet

Suddenly trendy again, astrology checks several boxes for viral-happy content: It provides an easy framework for personalized material, speaks to young women and accesses ’90s nostalgia.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Goddess of Anarchy’

Jacqueline Jones discusses her new biography of Lucy Parsons, a woman born into slavery who became an outspoken advocate for the working classes.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Book Excerpt: A Tiny Vermont Town Is a Big Cradle of Olympians

Norwich’s outsize success in Olympic sports has much to do with the way it collectively rears its children, helping them succeed without causing burnout.

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Critic’s Notebook: Action Bronson, the Leader of the Most Joyously Disorienting Show on Late Night

“The Untitled Action Bronson Show” is not quite a talk show, not quite a cooking show, not quite a variety show. But it somehow all works.

Grafton, Sue nytimes.com

Sue Grafton, Best-Selling Mystery Author, Dies at 77

Ms. Grafton was best known for her so-called alphabet novels, featuring the detective Kinsey Millhone, which began with “A Is for Alibi” in 1982.

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Keeping Score: Is LeBron James, at 33, Better Than He Was 5 Years Ago?

You can say he’s ageless and even sublime. But can you truthfully say, as Steve Kerr did, that James is better in his 15th N.B.A. season than he was in his 10th?

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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

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Serbian authorities uncover 25 tonnes of illegally stored toxic waste

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian police and the state security agency have uncovered a massive stockpile of toxic waste and arrested the owner of the company that illegally stored it, the government said on Friday.

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Court rules 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, must go to jail

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's constitutional court has ruled that a 96-year-old German must go to jail over his role in mass murders committed at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War Two, refusing to overturn a lower court ruling.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: A Wedding Amid Strand’s Rare Books

Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga were married in the rare books room at the Strand Bookstore in New York. Their wedding day, Dec. 1, was the five-year anniversary of their relationship. Glimpse their wedding in 360 video.

Book World Inc nytimes.com

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

Kadyrov, Ramzan nytimes.com

Facebook Removes Chechen Strongman’s Accounts, Raising Policy Questions

Ramzan Kadyrov and Russian officials challenged Facebook’s decision to end his Instagram and Facebook accounts after the U.S. hit him with sanctions.

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: MoMA Upends Its Collection to Celebrate Late Careers

The Museum of Modern Art proves that creativity is not just a young person’s game, stocking its fourth-floor galleries with works made by artists 45 and older.