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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face...

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Rare dry-season showers promising for Ivory Coast cocoa mid-crop

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Light, patchy showers in a number of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions last week are expected to aid the development of the upcoming April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.

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Tokyo braces for rare heavy snowfall, trains disrupted

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo braced for heavy snowfall on Monday, prompting Japan's national broadcaster to urge the city's workaholic citizens to head home early, and some train operators to cancel services.

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With wedding on a plane, Pope Francis reclaims love from its emoji status

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Pope officiates wedding on papal plane

Pope Francis married two flight attendants in an impromptu ceremony on his papal plane some 36,000 feet over Chile. CNN's Rosa Flores has details.

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Sotheby's displays surrealist Magritte and rare works by other artists

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte will be displayed by Sotheby's in Brussels this week among dozens of rare art works before being sold at auction.

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Rare photos of Soviet space ambitions

In 1957, a small shiny sphere started the Space Age and ushered the world into the most heated decade of the Cold War.

Wines nytimes.com

Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Stole and Sold His Rare Wines, U.S. Says

Prize bottles of wine valued at more than $1.2 million were surreptitiously sold, prosecutors said.

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U.S. clears Chinese acquisition in rare move

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Beijing-based Naura Microelectronics Equipment Co Ltd has completed a deal to buy U.S. semiconductor manufacturing equipment company Akrion Systems LLC, in a rare instance of the U.S. government approving such an acquisition, attorneys for Naura said on Wednesday.

Why Liberalism Failed (Book) nytimes.com

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.

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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Tortured, starved California children rarely seen outside home: neighbors

PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 California siblings who police said were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

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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.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

sportsNews reuters.com

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.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Book) nytimes.com

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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Israel's Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years.

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Bill Clinton: Accusation that foundation paid for daughter's wedding is an insult

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday denied accusations that his charity used donations for Haiti to pay for his daughter Chelsea's wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky in 2010.

Censorship nytimes.com

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.

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CORRECTED-Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high -ICER

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high: ICER

(Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

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Spark's planned price for Luxturna gene therapy for rare blindness too high -ICER

Jan 12 (Reuters) - The proposed price for Spark Therapeutics Inc's groundbreaking one-time gene therapy for a rare form of blindness is far too high, an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that evaluates clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Friday.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: He Works With Divas, but Didn’t Marry One

Fred Nelson III, musical conductor for Aretha Franklin, married Lynda Cartwright during the holidays. They met, fittingly, over a piano.

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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.

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L. Playoffs: Eagles Are a Rare Top-Seeded Underdog

Philadelphia was once a Super Bowl favorite, but Nick Foles’ poor play at quarterback has them expected to lose at home in the divisional round.

Global Warming nytimes.com

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer.

With climate change warming the Arctic air, researchers say, cold snaps are getting warmer. The recent spell of cold was an outlier.

Jazz nytimes.com

The New Vanguard: Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision

One of Chicago’s most influential jazz musicians, Ms. Mitchell released two standout albums last year, and is the artist-in-residence at Winter Jazzfest.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (Book) nytimes.com

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.

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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Get a rare look inside White House

Members of Congress attend a bipartisan meeting at the White House concerning the immigration bill.

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

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

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In rare inter-Korean talks, North pledges 'invaluable' gift

SEOUL (Reuters) - The last North Korean to cross this heavily militarized border was shot by his own comrades, and barely escaped with his life.

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Midnight marriages usher in Australia's same-sex wedding laws

SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the stroke of midnight and in the early hours of Tuesday morning dozens of same-sex couples exchanged wedding vows across Australia as laws making the nation the 26th in the world to legalize gay marriage took effect.

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North and South Korea begin rare talks

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North and South Korea about to begin rare talks

After more than a year of mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula, we might finally be seeing something different.

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.

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

Homeless Persons nytimes.com

Call to Remove Homeless People (All 8) Before Royal Wedding Stirs Anger

A council leader in Britain has been on a campaign to deal with the homeless people who “sleep rough” near Windsor Castle, the wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Quest Rare Minerals Files Proposal Under The Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act

* QUEST RARE MINERALS FILES PROPOSAL UNDER THE BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY ACT (CANADA) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Mitchell, Arthur nytimes.com

Arthur Mitchell, Ballet’s ‘Grandfather of Diversity’

Mr. Mitchell, who at 83 still exudes grandness, is the subject of an exhibition at the Wallach gallery at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.

peopleNews reuters.com

Council leader calls for beggars to be removed before UK royal wedding

LONDON (Reuters) - Beggars need to be cleared by police from the streets of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry to girlfriend Meghan Markle because their "detritus" is presenting the picturesque English town in a poor light, the local council leader has said.

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Gene therapy for rare retinal disorder to cost $425K per eye

A one-time treatment with Luxturna, the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved gene therapy for an inherited disorder, will cost $425,000 per eye.

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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Rare snow hits U.S. Southeast as Northeast braces for 'bombogenesis'

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A rare winter storm hit the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, bringing Florida's capital its first snow in three decades and snarling travel, while New England braced for a "bombogenesis" whopper forecast to bring heavy accumulations on Thursday.

Bass, Fred nytimes.com

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

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

Neon in Daylight (Book) nytimes.com

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.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Rent-A-Center Says CEO Mitchell Fadel's Annual Base Salary Will Be $800,000

* RENT-A-CENTER SAYS IN RELATION TO APPOINTMENT OF MITCHELL FADEL AS CEO, HE, CO AGREED HIS ANNUAL BASE SALARY WILL BE $800,000 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CF5rxl) Further company coverage:

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The move comes after a rare overture from North Korea's Kim Jong Un

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

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CNN reporter crashes NYE 'Elvis' wedding in Vegas

During New Year's Eve Live, CNN's Gary Tuchman and his daughter crash a Las Vegas wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator.

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Hundreds of Indonesian couples ring in the new year at mass wedding

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Indonesian couples celebrated New Year's Eve on Sunday night by tying the knot in a mass wedding in the capital Jakarta.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

The Getaway: Visiting Windsor Before the Royal Wedding: A Guide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed this spring just outside London, but why wait for the crowds to descend to soak up the royal atmosphere?

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.

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Oregon appeals court upholds damages in gay wedding cake case

(Reuters) - An Oregon state appeals court on Thursday let stand $135,000 in damages levied against the owners of a Portland-area bakery for discrimination after they refused on religious grounds to prepare a wedding cake for a local lesbian couple.

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.

Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.

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In Rohingya refugee camp, a wedding is celebrated

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The bride's hands are covered with decorative patterns inked in henna, the groom is perfumed and the guests feast and dance the night away in a colorful tent.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.

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

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

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

The Best Wedding-Proposal Stories in 2017

These couples did it right — and at least one of them has the emergency room visit to prove it.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: Feeding Houstonians With a Feast From a Wedding Disrupted

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas, Danya Skolkin and Josh Tillis postponed their wedding. Then they served food ordered for guests to those in need.

Mean (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: An Account of Surviving Assault Mixes Horror and Humor

Myriam Gurba’s “Mean” adds a necessary dimension to the discussion of the interplay of race, class and sexuality in sexual violence.

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FDA approves Spark's gene therapy for rare form of blindness

Dec 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Spark Therapeutics Inc's treatment for a rare form of blindness, marking the first time the agency has approved a gene therapy for an inherited disease.

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Last-minute holiday gift guide: Our must-have cookbooks

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.

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UPDATE 1-South Korea's GS Caltex buys rare Canadian crude cargo for Feb

* GS Caltex trying out heavy crude from Canada -source (Adds comment, shipment details)

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South Korea's GS Caltex buys rare Canadian crude grade for Feb

* South Korean refiner GS Caltex Corp has bought a rare cargo of Cold Lake crude, the company's first purchase in more than two decades of this Canadian oil grade, a company spokesman said on Monday

Voting and Voters nytimes.com

Alabama Democrats Savor a Rare Win. Now It’s Back to Reality.

By week’s end, Democrats’ excitement over Doug Jones’s upset win had been replaced by a more tempered view of the future in one of the nation’s most conservative states.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

The Best Art Books of 2017

The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Field Notes: Bridal Parties Mix It Up With Bridesmen and Groom’s Gals

“I still can’t figure out when the boys walk down the aisle. Do they do it with the bridesmaids, or do they stand on the side of the groom? Is he going to wear heels?”

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Prince Harry and Markle's wedding date set

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Royal wedding plans revealed

Buckingham Palace has released some initial plans for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: A Digital Message in a Bottle Was Waiting For Him

The couple met briefly on a beach in the Hamptons but didn’t start dating until almost three years later, after he finally found her note on Facebook.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

Avedon, Richard nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and colleagues remember the fashion photographer who revolutionized his field.

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Boy reads 100 books in 1 day, parents stream it

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on 4-year-old Caleb who read 100 books in one night and celebrated each set of ten with a dance .

The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

Maps nytimes.com

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

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After a rare North Korea visit, a UN envoy warns that tensions on the peninsula must be resolved quickly

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South gets several inches of rare, pre-Christmas snow

The South got a early taste of winter before other regions this year, but the Northeast won't have to wait for too long.

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Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a rare challenge to the Communist authorities and showed signs of spreading.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

3 Weddings, 4 Dozen Rabbis and 1,400 Cupcakes

Three couples denied marriage in Israel for various reasons were wed in a festive ceremony in New York.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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A wedding cake won't heal religious differences

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

healthNews reuters.com

FDA proposes drug development guidance for rare pediatric diseases

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance on Wednesday to simplify the procedure of developing drugs for rare pediatric disorders, such as Gaucher's disease, by eliminating the need for certain trials and minimizing patient enrollment.

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Data workers prove a rare resource for Barrick, fellow miners

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold miner, is staking new ground in a dogged push to overhaul its operations, seeking scarce artificial intelligence experts to oversee projects using technology for everything from exploration to robot-run mining.

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Justice seems torn on wedding cake case

Justice Kennedy could be the swing vote in the Supreme Court case taking up the dispute of a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

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Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was unduly biased against religion.

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U.S. justices pose tough questions about baker's refusal to make gay wedding cake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks, for Novices and Pros

Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Colorado Cake Case Is as Easy as Pie

Businesses have long claimed the First Amendment should excuse them from complying with the law. The Supreme Court has always rejected that argument.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Free Speech and Wedding Cake

A Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case is now going to the Supreme Court.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality nytimes.com

Justices Return to Culture Wars in Wedding Cake Case

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown.

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

healthNews reuters.com

Court-mandated opioid rehab rarely meets medical standards

(Reuters Health) - Fewer than one in 20 people with opioid addiction problems who are ordered into rehab programs by the courts receive methadone or buprenorphine, two drugs doctors consider the best treatment option, a U.S. study suggests.

Shepard, Sam nytimes.com

Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.

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Heavy marijuana use linked to rare vomiting illness

For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain.

Christie, Christopher J nytimes.com

Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Second-Term Victory

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: Bling Bling Had the Rings, the Pilot Her Heart

Sarah Ward and Jonathan Rupp met after she had spent the day trying to wrangle a pony at her family’s farm. She was covered in “horse slime.”

healthNews reuters.com

Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions

(Reuters Health) - Though most people suffering from chronic respiratory diseases want to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care with medical providers, they seldom do, a new review of past research suggests.

businessNews reuters.com

Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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UPDATE 1-Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc , according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

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Why the feds are jonesing for a rare Wu-Tang album

Art nytimes.com

Art Review: Naked and Aflame or Considering Death, Munch Rarely Screamed

His best-known painting was an outlier among his works, which more often exuded melancholy and resignation, like the ones now at the Met Breuer and Scandinavia House.

Champagne (Wine) nytimes.com

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

The Butchering Art (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act

“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.

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Harry and Meghan's wedding plan

The British Royal Family has revealed when and where Prince Harry's wedding with actress Meghan Markle will take place. CNN's Royal Correspondent Max Foster reports.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Bookrunner says books close at 8 PM UK time‍​ for Inmobiliaria Colonial deal

* BLOCK TRADE - INMOBILIARIA COLONIAL: BOOKRUNNER SAYS BOOKS CLOSE AT 8PM UK TIME‍​

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Rare pink diamond falls short of world record price in Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A large oval-shaped diamond known as the "Pink Promise" was sold to an anonymous buyer for $32 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, just short of shattering a world auction record.

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More details expected today about the wedding

More details about the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected Tuesday afternoon, a day after the British royal and his American girlfriend announced their engagement.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

British Royal Weddings and the Barriers That Fell With Them

A look back at other weddings by members of the British monarchy highlights the scrutiny and occasional controversy that has surrounded the couples.

Elmet (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Elmet’ Backs a Brawny Man Into a Dangerous Corner

Fiona Mozley’s debut novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about a radically self-sufficient family headed toward a reckoning with the society it has renounced.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2017

The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

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How much the wedding will likely cost

Discrimination nytimes.com

The Stone: Drawing a Line in the ‘Gay Wedding Cake’ Case

Two bakers in Colorado refused to sell cakes to customers. So why should one refusal be legal and the other not?

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: A Good Day in New York for a Former TV Anchor

Greg Kelly, the former Marine and television personality, marries Judith Grey, an advertising creative director.

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Bizarre jellyfish and rare vampire squid caught on camera

Deep sea researchers of the E/V Nautilus vessel captured video of the bizarre Deepstaria jellyfish and an elusive squid dubbed the "vampire squid from hell."

sportsNews reuters.com

In rare admission, Trump golfs (quickly) with Woods, Johnson

JUPITER, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would tee off with professional golf stars Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, a rare admission from the putter-in-chief that he is taking time out for his favorite pastime.

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Rare look inside the Pope's farm

CNN's Delia Gallagher gained rare access to the farm of Pope Francis, where we see how fresh food is prepared for the pontiff each day.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: From Afar, He Confessed His Love. Via an App, He Attended His Wedding.

When his dream of moving to New York came true, he realized he was leaving his dream woman behind in Sudan. The couple talk regularly, but “even four times a day is not enough.”

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China diesel in rare rally as smog war, tax fears stir supply worries

BEIJING (Reuters) - A rally in China's diesel prices has pushed the fuel to a rare premium over gasoline as dealers scramble to scoop up supplies amid fears of shortages due to Beijing's war on smog and possible tax changes.

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Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery.

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This top-rated headphone rarely goes on sale, until now

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100 Notable Books of 2017

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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Books of The Times: Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.

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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Review: A Most Opinionated Wedding Guest Returns in ‘Bright Colors’

Overwhelming? Yes. Self-involved? Absolutely. But Drew Droege still makes for hilarious company in this one-person show.

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Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

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Citizens react: Celebration on Harare streets

Crowds react with jubilation outside Zimbabwe's Parliament as a letter announcing the resignation of longtime president Robert Mugabe is read.

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A rare look inside a deportation flight

CNN gets a rare look inside ICE Air, the US government division that runs deportation flights.

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Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.

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Official photo released to mark 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth

LONDON (Reuters) - Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Saturday to mark their upcoming 70th wedding anniversary.

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Ecstatic Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

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Zimbabweans celebrate expected fall of Mugabe on Harare streets

HARARE (Reuters) - Thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, waving national flags and singing and dancing in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe.

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Vows: ‘Two Weird Stories’ Meet on Match.com

She was a divorced single parent of an adopted child. So was he. The two found each other through an online dating site.

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Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks

A senior Chinese diplomat will travel to North Korea on Friday as a "special envoy" of Chinese president Xi Jinping amid growing pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear and missile program.

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FDA approves Ultragenyx drug for rare enzyme disorder

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new treatment made by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc for a rare genetic disorder that can dramatically reduce life expectancy.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA approves Ultragenyx drug for rare enzyme disorder

Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new treatment made by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc for a rare genetic disorder that can dramatically reduce life expectancy.

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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths.

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South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - A rare earthquake of magnitude 5.4 rattled South Korea on Wednesday, its second most powerful quake on record, shaking buildings but causing no major damage or injuries.

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Soldiers on Harare streets as ruling party accuses Zimbabwe army chief of treason

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party accused the head of the armed forces of treason on Tuesday as troops took up positions around the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe over political succession.

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Books of The Times: Shades of Atwood and Vonnegut in Louise Erdrich’s Dystopian Novel

“Future Home of the Living God,” in the form of a 26-year-old woman’s diary, depicts a future when glitches in evolution are joined by widespread social deterioration.

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BRIEF-Indigo Books And Music says ‍Trilogy buys further shares of company

* Says ‍Trilogy Retail has purchased abt 0.04% of total outstanding common shares at average price of $18.50​

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

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Jupiter and Venus' rare display will repeat

Jupiter and Venus are really far apart. Hundreds of millions of miles apart. But to early risers Monday morning, it looked like the two brightest planets in the solar system were almost on top of each other.

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Books of The Times: Tina Brown’s ‘Vanity Fair Diaries’ Recall a Glossier Time

Brown’s new book is an edited version of the diaries she kept while presiding over the high-powered magazine at a time when editors still had time and money to burn.

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Rare 'fossil fish' shark caught off Portugal

According to SIC Notícias TV, a rare frilled shark was caught off the coast of Portugal and boy is it terrifying.

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Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

(Reuters Health) - Most people who worry that having sex might stop their heart can probably just relax and enjoy themselves, a new study suggests.

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Sex rarely causes cardiac arrest, research says

It's a familiar scene in TV melodramas: Mid-intercourse, an older man collapses, clutching his heart. Yet sex and sudden cardiac arrest rarely happen together, according to preliminary research presented Sunday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017.

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In demanding Hariri's return, Lebanese find rare unity

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A country long divided by sectarian conflicts, Lebanon has found a rare point of unity since Saad al-Hariri's shock resignation as prime minister: Lebanese of all stripes want him to come back from Saudi Arabia and to continue his work as premier.

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Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor

Ms. Jones would replace Graydon Carter, who has been in place 25 years. She will be the first woman to edit the magazine since Tina Brown.

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Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.

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Vows: Love’s Road Home

Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”

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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.

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Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.

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Boeing books order for two new Air Force One jets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had formally booked an order for two 747 jumbo jets that will become aircraft for the U.S. president.

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Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

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Pentagon confirms rare, three aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would soon carry out the first exercise in a decade involving three aircraft carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific, confirming a Reuters report published on Monday.

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Congress Weighs Repeal of Tax Credit for Rare Disease Drugs

Long untouchable, the incentive for development of orphan drugs is now a Republican target as lawmakers consider a broad tax overhaul.

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Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

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Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.

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Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape

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Children’s Books: Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories

Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale, and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers, and more

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FDA approves Roche drugs for rare types of blood, lung cancers

(Reuters) - Roche Holding AG won U.S. approval to market its skin cancer drug Zelboraf for certain patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare type of blood cancer, and to market its drug Alecensa as a first choice of treatment for a subset of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

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Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

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FDA approves Roche drug for rare type of blood cancer

(Reuters) - Roche Holding AG won U.S. approval to market its skin cancer drug Zelboraf for certain patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare type of blood cancer.

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Sidebar: Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers

The case of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple on free speech grounds poses a test for First Amendment experts.

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Patton Oswalt's adorable wedding photos

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Buenos Aires Journal: The Wedding Is Fake, but the Party is Real

In Argentina, couples are delaying marriage, turning to civil unions or divorcing. So why wait for a ceremony to have a celebration?

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Vows: They Found the Harbor for Their Hearts

Jacqueline Spagnola and Guido Wolff lived an ocean apart, but fell in love during a weeklong yachting trip — on different boats.

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Suspect Was at Florida Wedding in 2015 That Drew F.B.I. Notice

A person at a celebration in Florida two years ago was under scrutiny by the F.B.I. as part of a terrorism investigation, officials said. The suspect in Tuesday’s truck attack attended the wedding.

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CIA reveals rare images of bin Laden's son

The physical resemblance to his father is evident and chilling.

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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Rare footage of bin Laden's son

New video released by the CIA shows former terrorist leader Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza, as he takes part in a wedding ceremony several years ago.

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Children’s Books: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.

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BRIEF-Renault books ended multiple times oversubscribed, allocations to be out tomorrow - bookrunner

* Block trade- Renault Sa - bookrunner says books ended multiple times oversubscribed; allocations will be out tomorrow at 7am‍​ Further company coverage:

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease: study

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study released on Thursday.

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Alnylam RNAi drug reverses progress of rare fatal disease - study

Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than half of patients with a rare, rapidly progressing fatal genetic disorder experienced significant improvement after being treated with an Alnylam Pharmaceutical Inc drug that uses gene silencing technology, according to results of a late stage study released on Thursday.

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BRIEF-InfraREIT Q3 earnings per share $0.35

* InfraREIT reports third quarter 2017 and year-to-date results

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Books of The Times: Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

Isaacson’s latest biography of a celebrated visionary captures the perfectionist, misser of deadlines and remarkably prescient genius.

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Japan's steelmakers in rare sweet spot, but Kobe Steel may miss out

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's steelmakers are in the midst of the best market conditions in at least three years as steel prices rise with construction in full swing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and automakers boosting production.

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Rare protest in junta-ruled Thailand after mourning chaos

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Authorities in Thailand's southeastern Chonburi province braced for more demonstrations on Wednesday after hundreds of furious residents gathered a day earlier in a rare protest to complain about bureaucratic incompetence.

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FDA approves AstraZeneca's Calquence for rare blood cancer

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday it approved AstraZeneca Plc's Calquence as a treatment for a rare type of blood cancer.

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Country music star crashes wedding

Country music artist Luke Bryan took a break from taping American Idol to crash a wedding in Savannah, Georgia.

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2-year-old defies odds after rare stage 4 cancer

Two-year-old Zéa Lane began her battle to survive stage 4 cancer at just 3 months old.

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Books of The Times: ‘Poet in Spain’ Offers New Translations of Lorca’s Soulful Work

The translator Sarah Arvio bypasses Federico García Lorca’s New York poems, focusing instead on what she calls his “moonlit earthbound Spanish poems.”

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Golf-Armour enjoys rare 36-hole lead at PGA Tour tournament

(Reuters) - Ryan Armour notched four successive birdies on his way to a second-round 68 and a one-shot lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi on Friday.

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Vows: A Sunday March, This One Down the Aisle

The Rev. Al Sharpton, the bride’s father, had advice: “You can start life in one place and end up in a better place if you work hard enough and believe in yourself.”