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Israeli commandos kill Palestinian gunman blamed for West Bank ambush

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, saying they were part of a cell responsible for an ambush in which a Jewish settler was shot dead.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa talks tough on state graft, signals departure from Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the country.

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Russia's World Cup likely target for Islamic State: U.S. analysis firm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an "attractive target" for Islamic State given Russia's role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the U.K.-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Hyatt Hotels Enters Amendment To Second Amended And Restated Credit Agreement

* HYATT HOTELS SAYS ON JAN 10, CO ENTERED INTO A FIRST AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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Trump says government shutdown 'could happen'

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports on the potential for a government shutdown.

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This is what happens during a government shutdown

If Congress is unable to pass a funding proposal -- which, at this point, looks very possible -- the federal government will shut down Friday.

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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF).

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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.

Mobile Applications nytimes.com

State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.

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Nine charged over fraternity pledge's death at Florida State University

(Reuters) - Nine men were charged on Tuesday over the hazing death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, who died of alcohol poisoning at Florida State University late last year, police said.

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Tyler Hilinski of Washington State Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

The police found Hilinksi, who was expected to start at quarterback for the Cougars next season, after he did not show up for a practice.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

No state faces more potential harm than California. But as a blue state, it apparently isn’t eligible for the free pass Florida got from drilling.

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BRIEF-Cal-Maine Issues Statement In Response To Video Involving Co's Employee

* CAL-MAINE FOODS INC - ISSUED STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO A VIDEO INVOLVING A CO'S EMPLOYEE AND TREATMENT OF LAYING HENS AT LAKE WALES LOCATION

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High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer.

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BRIEF-Visionstate Signs LOI To Invest In Cryptocurrency Company

* VISIONSTATE SIGNS LOI TO INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY COMPANY, ANNOUNCES PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Long Blockchain Enters Letter-Of-Intent With Stater Blockchain

* LONG BLOCKCHAIN CORP. ENTERS INTO LETTER-OF-INTENT WITH STATER BLOCKCHAIN, UK-BASED BUSINESS THAT IS BUILDING BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

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BRIEF-Meridian Mining Says Produced 16,786 Tonnes Of Manganese Product In Q4 vs 13,326 Tonnes A Year Ago

* MERIDIAN MINING ANNOUNCES 2017 MANGANESE PRODUCTION AND SALES UPDATE

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Not just Florida: Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

(Reuters) - The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

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Police: Hijab-cutting incident did not happen

Toronto police say an alarming incident reported by an 11-year-old girl -- that a man cut her hijab as she walked to school -- did not happen.

Afghanistan nytimes.com

Challenging the Afghan State, a Cornered Strongman Tries to Ascend

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

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BRIEF-Superior Gold Says It Produced 20,197 Ounces Of Gold In Q4​

* ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 PRODUCTION RESULTS

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Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country: state TV citing FM source

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is determined to end any form of U.S. presence in the country, state television said on Monday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry.

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Nine bodies found in truck in Mexican state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine dismembered bodies were found piled in a truck on Saturday night in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor said on Sunday, describing the crime as a clash of rival gangs.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker has sunk after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

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Burning Iranian oil tanker finally sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

BEIJING (Reuters) - A burning Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone has sunk after a collision on Jan. 6, Chinese state television said on Sunday.

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Bushfires shut Australia's Newcastle airport for second time in 24 hours

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The airport for the Australian city of Newcastle has canceled flights for the second time in 24 hours because of bushfires in the area, operator Newcastle Airport said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

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State Rep. on alert: Sat in bathtub praying

Hawaii State Representative Matt Lopresti discusses what he did after receiving a false missile alert warning.

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Islamic State affiliate claims deadly attack on U.S. troops in Niger

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - The leader of Islamic State's affiliate in West Africa has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four U.S. special forces and four soldiers from Niger in October, Mauritania's independent Nouakchott News Agency (ANI) reported on Saturday.

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Illinois nursing homes sue state over low Medicaid rates

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma Says Entered Amended And Restated Credit Agreement To Credit Agreement Dated Nov 19, 2014

* WILLIAMS-SONOMA SAYS ON JAN 8, ENTERED SEVENTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT AMENDING AND REPLACING CO'S CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED NOV 19, 2014

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Kentucky is first state ever to require Medicaid recipients to work

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

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

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U.S. top court to decide if online retailers must collect state sales tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court takes up state online sales tax dispute

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether to expand the ability of states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, taking up South Dakota's dispute with three e-commerce companies.

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BRIEF-Aflac Issues Statement Regarding Recent Allegations

* AFLAC SAYS INVESTIGATED CLAIMS MADE IN RECENT MEDIA STORIES AND "FOUND THEM TO BE WITHOUT MERIT"

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

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

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Syrian state media says Turkey helped rebel attack

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

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Tillerson tells State Dept. staff 'values matter'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave an impassioned speech to State Department staff about the value of diversity and the importance of treating people with respect on Friday, just a day after his boss, President Donald Trump, drew ire for allegedly describing certain nations as "shithole countries."

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U.S. agency probing 2018 VW Tiguan for seat belt issue: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether seat belts on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicles could fail during a crash.

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U.S. agency probing 2018 VW Tiguan for seat belt issue -- statement

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it has opened a preliminary investigation into whether seat belts on new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicles could fail during a crash.

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

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

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BRIEF-BD Statement On FDA Warning Letter For Preanalytical Systems Business Unit

* BD STATEMENT ON FDA WARNING LETTER FOR PREANALYTICAL SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT

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Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radio

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said.

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Turkey reinstates 1,823 civil servants linked to app used by coup plotters: Anadolu

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants purged after a 2016 failed coup, determining they had no links to the network of a cleric accused of masterminding the putsch, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Opinion: The Lingering Dream of an Islamic State

Baghdadi’s caliphate is crumbling. But it has given new life to a very old idea.

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Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

As Republicans, we believe in strengthening families. Forcing hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans to return home is not the way to do it.

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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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BRIEF-Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Deploys $189 Million Of Equity Into $509 Million Of Real Estate Transactions During Fourth Quarter 2017

* BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT DEPLOYS $189 MILLION OF EQUITY INTO $509 MILLION OF REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS DURING FOURTH QUARTER 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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Senators from 12 states seek offshore drilling exemptions like Florida's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida.

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U.S. judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states -Ohio

Jan 11 (Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.

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U.S. welcomes Libya's destruction of chemical weapons stockpile: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile, and also called on Syria to fully eliminate its chemical weapons program.

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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.

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U.S. says Vietnam should have notified eight state firms to WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has notified the World Trade Organization of eight Vietnamese firms it says should have been registered as state trading enterprises under the global trading rules, a U.S. filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

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Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.

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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.

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What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me whether our son needs another toy, and we will emit a groan familiar to any parents who are sick not only of organizing toys but of organizing the various baskets, boxes and other vessels they've purchased to store the nevertheless-uncontainable toys.

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States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

At least six, including California, New York and Washington, are considering bills to restore protections that the F.C.C. ended, but political and legal obstacles may stand in the way.

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

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

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U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

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BRIEF-Banro Says Twangiza And Namoya Produced A Combined 45,197 Ounces Of Gold During Q4

* BANRO CORP - TWANGIZA AND NAMOYA PRODUCED A COMBINED 45,197 OUNCES OF GOLD DURING Q4 OF 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.

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U.S. immigration operation targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

(Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.

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Republicans control Virginia House after concession, court ruling

(Reuters) - Republicans took narrow control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday after a Democrat conceded in a race decided by a tie-breaker and a federal appeals court refused to keep the winner of another disputed contest from being seated.

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Trump hands GOP Florida governor a win on drilling but leaves other states hanging

It helps to be a Republican governor on Donald Trump's side.

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After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out.

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Democrat concedes in Virginia race after losing lottery drawing

(Reuters) - A Virginia Democrat who lost a tied race for the state House of Delegates in a lottery-style drawing conceded on Wednesday but said she would run again in 2019.

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Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington's use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated Dec. 20 and published on Wednesday.

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Republican U.S. Representative Issa of California to retire: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, who as head of the House of Representatives' Oversight Committee pursued the investigation of American deaths in Benghazi, Libya, said on Wednesday he would not seek re-election in November.

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BRIEF-Ergoresearch To Go Private For Cash Consideration Of $0.30/Share

* ERGORESEARCH REACHES AGREEMENT TO TAKE COMPANY PRIVATE FOR CASH CONSIDERATION OF $0.30 PER SHARE

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Trump says open to talks with North Korea: Seoul statement

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Wednesday he is open to talking with North Korea, the South's presidential office said after the two leaders spoke by telephone.

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Real estate investing startup Cadre partners with Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based real estate investment company Cadre has partnered with Goldman Sachs Group Inc to allow the bank's private wealth management clients to invest through the startup's platform.

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Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

The two journalists, who had been investigating the existence of a mass grave, could face up to 14 years in prison.

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Immigration, Trump and you: 5 things happening now

Fasten your seat belts.

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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.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp nytimes.com

Secret Zuma Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

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BRIEF-Midland States Bancorp Announces Receipt Of Regulatory Approval For Alpine Bancorp Acquisition

* MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF FEDERAL REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR ACQUISITION OF ALPINE BANCORPORATION

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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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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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Exclusive: Senior State Dept. refugee official sidelined - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official who has been a defender of refugees has been sidelined within the State Department in what some advocates and former officials fear is part of the Trump administration's goal of limiting refugee resettlement in the United States.

Puerto Rico nytimes.com

On Washington: Advocates of Puerto Rico Statehood Plan to Demand Representation

The island’s political leaders say the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and poor treatment in the new tax law make clear that residents need added political clout.

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BRIEF-Guyana Goldfields Says ‍Gold Produced For 2017 Was 160,500 Ounces At Its Aurora Gold Mine In Guyana

* GUYANA GOLDFIELDS - ‍GOLD PRODUCED FOR 2017 WAS 160,500 OUNCES AT ITS AURORA GOLD MINE IN GUYANA, ACHIEVING LOWER END OF PRODUCTION GUIDANCE FOR YEAR​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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State of the Art: What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

Peloton, which sells an internet-connected spin bicycle, unveiled a $4,000 internet-connected treadmill. The company’s insight: The gadget is not as important as the service.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

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

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to Questions About Trump’s Mental State

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss questions about the president’s mental capacity.

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BRIEF-Celanese Statement On Proposed Joint Venture With Blackstone

* CELANESE STATEMENT ON PROPOSED JOINT VENTURE WITH BLACKSTONE

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BRIEF-Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp Closes Record Level Of New Loan Commitments In 2017

* ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION CLOSES RECORD LEVEL OF NEW LOAN COMMITMENTS IN 2017 AND SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES ALL-IN PRICING OF SECURED TERM LOAN

Chronic Wasting Disease nytimes.com

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

Montana is the latest Western state to discover animals infected with chronic wasting disease. It may decimate herds and, biologists say, invade Yellowstone.

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Mitt Romney successfully treated for prostate cancer: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney, strongly considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat from Utah, underwent successful treatment for prostate cancer last year, a source close to Romney said on Monday.

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Romney had prostate cancer treatment last year and the prognosis is good

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer over the summer, a source close to Romney told CNN Monday.

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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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Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months, Deputy PM says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will extend a state of emergency imposed after the July 2016 coup attempt for another three months, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

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Policeman in Washington state shot dead by suspected burglar

(Reuters) - A deputy sheriff in Washington state was fatally shot on Sunday night while chasing two suspected burglars, one of whom was found dead at the scene, police and local media said.

Mexico nytimes.com

The Interpreter: Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

With government often more the problem than the solution, communities are taking matters into their own hands. But gains against crime can carry a cost.

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Read Steve Bannon's full statement

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon released a statement Sunday expressing regret for not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in "Fire and Fury," an explosive new book on President Donald Trump's first year in office. CNN obtained the statement from a source close to Bannon.

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State of the Cartoonion: Trump's nickname game

On State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper takes a look at the list of nicknames that President Trump has given his adversaries over the years.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

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Arab League to lobby U.N. to recognize Palestinian state

AMMAN (Reuters) - Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.

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Trump explains tweets on his mental state

President Trump, after meeting with GOP leaders at Camp David, explains his tweets in which he described himself as "a very stable genius."

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Head of new crisis panel urges access to Myanmar's Rakhine State

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Humanitarian workers and journalists should be given free access to Myanmar's Rakhine State, where violence has prompted some 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, the head of a new international advisory panel on the crisis said.

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Bushfires destroy buildings in Australia as heatwave melts highway surface

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bushfires in Australia destroyed buildings and threatened lives on Saturday as a heatwave in three states brought temperatures strong enough to melt the bitumen on a highway.

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Companies in New York 'open' to new payroll tax system: state official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Companies in New York state are "open to the idea" of moving the state income tax code to a payroll tax system, a senior state official told Reuters on Friday.

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Starz tells Altice to stop 'false' statements in carriage fight

Jan 5 (Reuters) - The Starz cable network on Friday said it demanded that distributor Altice USA Inc stop making what Starz called false statements after the two sides failed to reach a contract renewal.

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Five heads found on car in Mexico Gulf state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The heads of five men displayed atop a car were found on Friday in the Gulf state of Veracruz in southeastern Mexico, local authorities said, in the midst of a spike in violence in the country.

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Saudi king orders new monthly payments to offset cost of living rise: state TV

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered a monthly payment of 1,000 riyals ($267) to state employees over the next year in compensation for rising cost of living after the government hiked gas prices and introduced value-added tax (VAT).

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BRIEF-Andeavor Logistics Says Entered Amendment To Existing Third Amended & Restated Credit Agreement

* ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP SAYS ENTERED AMENDMENT NO 1 TO EXISTING THIRD AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JAN 29, 2016 - SEC FILING

Palestinians nytimes.com

As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

Some Israeli and Palestinian leaders are now pressing for a single state, but their views of what that state would look like are mutually exclusive.

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Secretary of State says he's 'never' questioned Trump's mental health and addresses reports about his own role

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has never questioned President Donald Trump's "mental fitness" and intends to remain at his post for the entire year, the top US diplomat told CNN in an exclusive interview.

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Rohingya insurgents launch ambush in Myanmar's Rakhine, three hurt: army

YANGON (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslim insurgents ambushed a vehicle in western Myanmar's Rakhine State on Friday, wounding three people, including two members of the security forces, the military said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The State Where Everyone Wants to Be Governor

For the key to our political destiny in 2018, look to Colorado.

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Editorial: Israel Digs a Grave for the Two-State Solution

Hard-liners, encouraged by Mr. Trump, and by Mr. Netanyahu’s political weakness, push for annexation of settlements and obstruct any land-for-peace deal.

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States unhappy with rollback of pot rules

States that allow marijuana use reacted with frustration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescinding of Obama-era guidelines that established a hands-off approach to their marijuana-friendly laws.

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State offers 3 gender options for birth certificates

Washington residents who don't identify as male or female will soon be able to mark X as their gender on birth certificates.

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States with legal pot denounce federal marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana denounced a move by the Trump administration on Thursday to cancel a policy that kept federal prosecutors at bay from the fledgling cannabis industries and vowed to uphold their state laws.

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Met museum to start charging out-of-staters $25

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States with legal pot denounce Sessions' marijuana crackdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawmakers in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana criticized the Trump administration on Thursday for cancelling a policy that had kept federal prosecutors at bay, saying the move amounted to meddling in states' affairs and ignored more pressing priorities like the opioid crisis.

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday.

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Republicans keep control of Virginia state House after tie-breaker

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republicans appeared to maintain control of Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday after their candidate won a dramatic, lottery-style drawing to resolve a tied race, but the losing Democrat said she might challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-style drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday but the losing Democrat said she could challenge the results.

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Republican wins lottery-styled drawing in tied Virginia state House

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Republican incumbent David Yancey won a lottery-style drawing aimed at resolving a tied Virginia House of Delegates race on Thursday, state elections board Chairman James Alcorn said.

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Virginia Official Pulls Republican’s Name From Bowl to Pick Winner of Tied Race

The winner means the House is narrowly in Republican hands 51-49.

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U.S. jobless claims rise, data for several states estimated

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated.

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Virginia set for tie-breaking lot draw to decide House control

What's likely to be the most important lot draw in American political history is set to take place here Thursday.

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Control of Virginia statehouse chamber at stake in lottery-style draw

(Reuters) - The winner of a tied Virginia legislative race that could change the balance of power in the statehouse is set to be decided on Thursday when state election officials draw a name from a bowl.

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Infant mortality is highest in these states

There's good and bad news when it comes to infant mortality in the United States.

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Trump dissolves election fraud panel after states balk at data requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday shut down a presidential commission charged with looking into allegations of electoral fraud during the 2016 election, after many states refused to provide it with data, the White House said.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Editorial: Can States Fix the G.O.P. Tax Law?

With the Republican law seeming to target Democratic states for pain, governors are trying to avoid the damage.

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Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday by Washington state's attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to U.S. immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with "Latino-sounding" names.

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Monsanto wins support from 11 U.S. states in California cancer dispute

CHICAGO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won support from eleven U.S. states in its attempt to stop California from requiring cancer warnings on products containing glyphosate, ratcheting up a legal fight over the company's popular weed killer.

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy Says Q4 2017 Oil Sands Operations Produced About 447,000 Barrels Per Day

* SUNCOR ENERGY INC - UPSTREAM PRODUCTION OF 736,000 BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT PER DAY (BOE/D) IN Q4, WHICH IS IN LINE WITH RECORD PRODUCTION FROM Q3

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Virginia’s Tiebreaker Drawing Is Back On. But It May Not Settle House Race.

While unusual, drawing lots to select political leaders has a rich history. Other means of settling ties include coin-flipping and card-picking.

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Democrat loses bid to overturn tie in key Virginia House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lottery-style drawing to determine the winner of a tied Virginia House of Delegates race will go ahead after a recount court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Democratic candidate to reconsider its ruling that the race was a tie.

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Read Trump's complete statement about Bannon

The White House on Wednesday released a 266-word statement from President Donald Trump slamming former chief strategist Steve Bannon after excerpts adapted from a new book quoted Bannon as calling the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting "treasonous." Read Trump's statement:

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

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

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UPDATE 1-PHH Corp settles with 49 U.S. states over mortgage misconduct

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Corp over alleged misconduct tied to its servicing of single-family mortgages.

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Forty-nine states, District of Columbia sue PHH for "alleged misconduct" over single-family mortgages

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have reached a $45 million settlement with mortgage lender PHH Mortgage Corporation over "alleged misconduct" tied to its servicing single-family mortgages.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The State of Our State

Wednesday: The governor’s annual address, the continuing cold, and health care enrollment.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

State of the Art: Expect 2018 to Be More Sane? Sorry, It’s Not Going to Happen

Instead of revealing unseen order and predictability in the world, technology has made the world more volatile.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.

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BRIEF-Euronet Worldwide Issues Statement Regarding Termination Of MoneyGram And Ant Financial Merger Agreement

* EURONET WORLDWIDE STATEMENT REGARDING THE TERMINATION OF THE MONEYGRAM AND ANT FINANCIAL MERGER AGREEMENT

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Opinion: A blue state revolt would be payback for the GOP

In the waning days of 2017, taxpayers in California, New York and other relatively high-tax states tried to storm the lifeboats of temporary taxpayer relief.

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We should note when the president cites conspiracy theories like today's reference to the 'deep state'

Here is a tweet from the President of the United States Tuesday morning:

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Congo's top Catholic slams state's 'barbarism' after deadly protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo on Tuesday condemned a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila as "barbarism", escalating a confrontation between the government and one of the country's most powerful institutions.

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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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Israel accelerates plans that imperil two-state solution

Energized by American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the country's right-wing government has accelerated plans that imperil a two-state solution, solidifying Israel's power and control over Jerusalem.

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Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months: MENA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is to extend its state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13, state news agency MENA reported on Tuesday.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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REFILE-AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network (Dec 29)

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Emboldened Israeli Right Presses Moves to Doom 2-State Solution

After President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party has seized momentum to strengthen Israel’s rule of the West Bank.

E-Commerce nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: States Pay the Price When You Buy Online

The Supreme Court should move state sales taxes into the internet age.

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

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

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AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Syria's Assad names new defense and other ministers: state TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state television reported.

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Ten killed in Iran protests and security forces repulse attacks: state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Ten people were killed during protests in Iran on Sunday and armed demonstrators tried to seize police stations and military bases but were repulsed by security forces, state television said on Monday.

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UPDATE 3-Ten killed in Iran protests and security forces repulse attacks -state TV

* Anger over corruption and hardship fuels protests -demonstrators

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Iran State TV: 12 Killed in Protests, Attacks on Security

At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported Monday.

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Ten people killed in Iran unrest on Sunday: state television

DUBAI (Reuters) - Ten people were killed during street protests in Iran on Sunday, state television said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Ten people killed in Iran unrest on Sunday -state television

* Anger over corruption and hardship fuels protests -demonstrators

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FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter in Virginia

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

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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Siemens to gauge interest of state funds in Healthineers IPO: CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will test the appetite of sovereign wealth funds ahead of the planned listing of its healthcare unit Healthineers next year, its chief executive told a German weekly, possibly to secure anchor investors for the flotation.

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Siemens to gauge interest of state funds in Healthineers IPO-CEO

FRANKFURT, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Siemens will test the appetite of sovereign wealth funds ahead of the planned listing of its healthcare unit Healthineers next year, its chief executive told a German weekly, possibly to secure anchor investors for the flotation.

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Turkey detains 20 suspected Islamic State members, including 15 foreigners: police

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ahead of the anniversary of a nightclub attack in which dozens were killed.

Prison Escapes nytimes.com

Why an Upstate Prisoner With a History of Escape Foiled His Latest

He cooked up an ingenious scheme to break out of prison. So he tried to make a deal. But it wasn’t just any plan. And he wasn’t just any inmate.

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Who gets the dog in a divorce? State laws coming in 2018

Goodbye, 2017. Get ready for hundreds of new state laws that go into effect on the first day of 2018. Here's a look at some of them:

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2 arrested in quadruple upstate NY murders

Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murders of two women and two children in Troy, New York, Troy police said.

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Sudan announces state of emergency in Kassala, North Kurdufan: SUNA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has announced a 6-month state of emergency in the states of Kassala and North Kurdufan, government news agency SUNA said on Saturday.

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State Dept. posts Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop

The State Department posted a number of emails belonging to former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Friday after the messages were found on Anthony Weiner's laptop by the FBI. Several of the released documents were found to contain information classified "confidential," and were heavily redacted.

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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AT&T says all U.S. states will use its public safety netwowrk

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Friday that all 50 U.S. states had decided to participate in the nationwide broadband network it is building for first responders as part of a $6.5 billion government contract.

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Turkish police detain 29 Islamic State suspects in Ankara: agency

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 29 suspected Islamic State members in Ankara on Friday, state media said, in a fresh operation after arresting some 120 suspects across Turkey a day earlier as security is tightened ahead of the New Year.

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Indian state tense ahead of citizens list targeting 'illegal Bangladeshis'

GUWAHATI, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has mobilized around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to detect and deport illegal immigrants - mainly Muslims - from neighboring Bangladesh.

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits northern United States

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arctic blast sent most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest into a deep freeze that set record lows in several spots on Thursday as forecasters warned the frigid temperatures could last through the New Year holiday.

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State governor approves local control plan for Philadelphia schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Public schools in Philadelphia, the 8th largest school district in the United States, will begin a return to local control on July 1 following approval this week by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his Education Secretary.

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Virginia Voting Mess Was Never Supposed to Happen After Bush v. Gore

The state produced a guidebook on questionable ballots after the hanging chads of the 2000 presidential race. But it’s now facing a similar snafu.

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BRIEF-Home Capital Comments On Second Statement Of Claim

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

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Roy Moore's complaint won't stop Alabama from certifying Jones as senator, secretary of state tells CNN

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed Thursday morning that Democrat Doug Jones will be certified the winner of the Alabama special Senate election despite Republican Roy Moore's refusal to concede and request for a new election.

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U.S. to fully resume visa services in Turkey: State Dept.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department on Thursday said it will fully resume U.S. visa services in Turkey after an earlier diplomatic row over local employees and U.S. citizens who had been arrested during a state of emergency in Ankara.

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Islamic State claims blasts at Afghan Shi'ite center, news agency that kill dozens

KABUL (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shi'ite cultural center and news agency on Thursday in the Afghan capital that killed dozens of people attending a conference.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

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Kentucky state workers sue investment firms over pension shortfall

Dec 27 (Reuters) - A group of Kentucky state workers filed a lawsuit against state retirement system officials and three asset management firms on Wednesday, saying they breached fiduciary duties by embracing high-risk, high-fee investments that yielded lackluster returns.

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BRIEF-HTG Molecular, Illumina Agreed To Third Development Plan Under Parties' Amended & Restated Development & Supply Agreement

* HTG MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS - ON DEC 23, CO, ILLUMINA AGREED TO THIRD DEVELOPMENT PLAN UNDER PARTIES' AMENDED & RESTATED DEVELOPMENT & SUPPLY AGREEMENT

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Coalition has no plans to target Islamic State in Syrian government-controlled areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday.

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Nigerian air force says United States agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria: statement

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.

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BRIEF-Liberbank Signs Strategic Agreement With Evo Payments ‍​From United States

* SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH EVO PAYMENTS ‍​FROM UNITED STATES

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Russia accuses U.S. of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Tied Virginia Race That Was Headed for Name-Drawing Gets Another Twist

The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it would delay a drawing of lots after receiving a letter from lawyers for the Democratic candidate.