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Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.

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Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

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Equities advance as Dow tops 26,000, dollar steadies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets advanced on Tuesday, with investors on Wall Street pushing the Dow index past the 26,000 threshold, while the U.S. dollar strengthened after four days of declines.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities advance as Dow tops 26,000, dollar steadies

* ECB signals pull euro from 3-year high (Updates with U.S. market open, changes dateline; previous LONDON)

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Brussels recreates rape victim outfits in exhibition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at...

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EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.

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'Assassination of Gianni Versace' ably wears 'Crime Story' mantle

"American Crime Story" faced a daunting challenge in following up the compulsive appeal of "The People v. O.J. Simpson." The result, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," carves out its own distinctive approach to another high-profile, salacious murder without, perhaps inevitably, wearing the mantle quite as well.

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Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity nytimes.com

Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

The leader of the Citizens’ Initiative Party was shot outside the party’s offices in Mitrovica, a northern city that is sharply divided along ethnic lines.

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McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants

Jan 16 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it is responding to customers' No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.

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Husband of 'Real Housewives' star dies

Zarin was the husband of former cast member Jill Zarin. He died from cancer at 71.

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BRIEF-‍Aurora Purchases 10,800 Shares Of Cannimed Therapeutics Inc.​

* ‍AURORA PURCHASES 10,800 SHARES OF CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS INC.​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear.

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said.

Cranberries, The (Music Group) nytimes.com

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies

The singer was 46. There was no immediate information about the cause of death.

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at age 46

Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday, according to a statement from her publicist.

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U.S. automakers bet on diesel trucks after VW scandal

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are unveiling new diesel pickup trucks even as diesel sales have fallen sharply since Volkswagen AG's 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46: RTE TV

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, has died suddenly in London at the age of 46, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported on Monday.

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Woman dies after fire on Florida casino boat

A woman died and 15 people were injured when a fire broke out on a shuttle boat taking passengers to a casino boat near New Port Richey, Florida, north of Tampa.

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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Harvey was considered firm and fair during a 31-season career spent entirely in the National League. He worked five World Series and six All-Star Games.

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In Trump’s Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

On the day before Martin Luther King’s Birthday, churchgoers said President Trump’s denigration of immigrants was one more turn toward an uglier past in America.

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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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Motor racing: Dan Gurney, all American racer, dies at 86

(Reuters) - American racer Dan Gurney, a Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours winner in the 1960s who started a trend by spraying champagne on the victory podium, died in California on Sunday aged 86.

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Serial killer may be behind rape, murder of Pakistani girl

Pakistani authorities Sunday released a sketch of a man they believe picked up 7-year-old Zainab Ansari on the day she went missing.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Two Lessons of the Urban Crime Decline

Disadvantaged people benefited the most from it. And nonprofits deserve more credit for it.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: Guess Who’s Coming to ‘Peanuts’

The introduction, 50 years ago, of a black character into the Schulz comic strip was a major social statement.

Deaths (Obituaries) nytimes.com

Keith Jackson, Voice of College Football, Dies at 89

Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.

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Russia deploys more surface-to-air missiles in Crimean build-up

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia deployed a new division of S-400 surface-to-air missiles in Crimea on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, in an escalation of military tensions on the Crimean peninsula.

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Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Tunney, John V. nytimes.com

John V. Tunney, Boxer’s Son Who Lasted One Term in the Senate, Dies at 83

Mr. Tunney seemed to be a rising star in the Democratic Party until a Senate re-election loss sent him into early political exile because of turbulent times.

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For Brooklyn Rape Victim, a Long-Awaited Apology From Police

Physically attacked and vilified in print in 1994, the now 51-year-old victim calls the #MeToo movement an ongoing reality

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis Announces Intention To Launch Takeover Bid For Cannimed Therapeutics

* AMENDED AND RESTATED NEWS RELEASE - AURORA CANNABIS ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO LAUNCH TAKEOVER BID FOR CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS INC.

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BRIEF-Cannimed Therapeutics Launches $725 mln Lawsuit Related To Aurora Hostile Bid

* LAUNCHES $725 MILLION LAWSUIT ALLEGING MULTIPLE CLAIMS OF WRONGDOING RELATED TO AURORA HOSTILE BID

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21-year-old dies from flu complications

Kyler Baughman, a seemingly fit 21-year-old, died after being diagnosed with the flu.

Killen, Edgar Ray nytimes.com

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.

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BRIEF-Volkswagen, Consumer Class Confirm Agreement In Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

* VOLKSWAGEN AND CONSUMER CLASS CONFIRM AGREEMENT IN CANADA INVOLVING 3.0L DIESEL VEHICLES

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Klansman convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' case dies in prison

A Klansman found guilty for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer killings of three civil rights workers has died in prison, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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BRIEF-Apple Tree Partners Sells 150,000 Shares Of Aileron Therapeutics Inc's Common Stock On Jan 9

* APPLE TREE PARTNERS II LP REPORTS SALE OF 150,000 SHARES OF AILERON THERAPEUTICS INC'S COMMON STOCK ON JAN 9 AT $9.80 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DiFGmF) Further company coverage:

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Why I Can’t Quit You, Hoops

Like many Latinas, my mother took my sister and me to get our ears pierced when we were newborns. I gave them up for 12 years though. Here’s why.

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Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen again

Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have credits in Woody Allen movies, but they never will again, the women say.

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Motorhead's 'Fast Eddie' Clarke dies at 67

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guitarist Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of British metal band Motorhead's line-up during its heyday, has died at the age of 67, the band's official Facebook page said on Thursday.

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Girl's rape and murder sparks outrage

Deadly protests erupted in Kasur, Pakistan after a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

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Protests held across Pakistan after 7-year-old girl's rape and murder

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities' failure to investigate such cases.

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Protests erupt over rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

Protesters marched for a second day Thursday in the Pakistani city of Kasur over the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl whose body was found dumped on a garbage pile.

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Aging Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, she rises to art star.

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Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country.

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Californian man dies hiking Australia's sweltering outback

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An American tourist has died in the Australian outback while hiking though sweltering conditions on the Larapinta Trail, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal sacred sites, police said on Thursday.

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Head of Mexico's financial crimes unit resigns: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, a part of the finance ministry tasked with combating and preventing money laundering, resigned on Wednesday, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheating

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co installed emissions-cheating software in its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to ensure they passed federal tests, according to a lawsuit by truck owners filed on Wednesday.

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Bosch says takes diesel software manipulation allegations very seriously

FRANKFURT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - German auto supplier Robert Bosch on Wednesday said it took "very seriously" allegations of diesel software manipulation, responding to a lawsuit brought by U.S. law firm Hagens Berman.

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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.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Iran Eases Death Penalty for Drug Crimes, Saving Potentially Thousands of Lives

A rare overhaul by Iran’s hard-line dominated judiciary came amid domestic and international pressure to reduce its executions, which are second only to China’s.

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BRIEF-BB Biotech Reports 5.6% Passive Stake In Voyager Therapeutics

* BB BIOTECH AG REPORTS 5.6% PASSIVE STAKE IN VOYAGER THERAPEUTICS AS OF JAN 3 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CZEeZD) Further company coverage:

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Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett said on Wednesday he will never invest in cryptocurrencies.

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Bannon and the never Trumpers should unite

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German would-be coalition partners eye diesel engine refits - document

BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners said in a draft paper drawn up by a working group that Germany needed cleaner, more efficient combustion engines, including possible hardware modifications, to protect the climate and preserve clean air.

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South Korea's Moon says can never give up goal of denuclearizing Korean peninsula

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday denuclearizing the Korean peninsula is an aim that cannot be abandoned, but also that he did not want the immediate reunification of North and South Korea.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

DNA Helps New York Police Solve Infamous 1994 Rape Case

Detectives identified a suspect, who is serving life in prison, for a rape in Prospect Park that drew widespread attention and even figured in a Broadway play.

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Human antibodies made in cows could be developed to treat MERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS.

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BRIEF-Melinta Therapeutics Files For Resale Of Up To 6.9 Mln Shares By Selling Stockholders

* MELINTA THERAPEUTICS INC FILES FOR RESALE OF UP TO 6.9 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EqugN6) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Deerfield Management Reports 10 Pct Passive Stake In Melinta Therapeutics

* DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT COMPANY LP REPORTS A 10 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN MELINTA THERAPEUTICS INC AS OF JAN 5 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2Eqi9zA) Further company coverage:

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Coal mining executive blasts U.S. regulators for rejecting subsidies

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Robert Murray, the chief executive one of America's largest coal mining companies, criticized U.S. regulators on Tuesday for rejecting the Trump administration's proposed subsidies for aging coal and nuclear power plants - saying the decision could lead to higher electricity costs for consumers.

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BRIEF-Perceptive Advisors Reports 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Agile Therapeutics

* Perceptive Advisors LLC Reports A 9.9 Pct Passive Stake In Agile Therapeutics Inc As Of Dec 22, 2017 - SEC Filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlgqN8) Further company coverage:

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Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.

Sagner, Alan nytimes.com

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

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

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Olympic steeplechase gold medalist Ashenfelter dies at 94

(Reuters) - American Horace Ashenfelter III, who stunned the world when he won the gold medal in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, died on Sunday in New Jersey at age 94, according to media reports.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics To Begin Program In Pompe Disease

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS CEO SAYS PLANS TO BEGIN PROGRAM IN POMPE DISEASE

Rollins, Tim nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Swissquote Bank SA Reports 12 pct Passive Stake In Cytori Therapeutics As Of Dec. 29, 2017

* SWISSQUOTE BANK SA REPORTS 12 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN CYTORI THERAPEUTICS INC AS OF DECEMBER 29, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2CUutMr) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Sarepta Therapeutics Provides FY 2018 Rev Forecast For Exondys 51

* SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS PRE-ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2017 REVENUE AND PROVIDES FULL-YEAR 2018 REVENUE GUIDANCE FOR EXONDYS 51® (ETEPLIRSEN), REPRESENTING APPROXIMATELY 100 PERCENT YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH

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Atlanta hasn't forgotten that Trump called it 'crime infested' and in 'horrible shape'

When President Trump visits Atlanta Monday night to attend college football's national championship game, he may not remember just a year ago he described the city as "in horrible shape," "falling apart" and "crime infested."

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Iranian protester dies in police custody

A 22-year-old man who was arrested during the recent anti-government protests in Iran has died in police custody, according to a report on state-run media on Monday.

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BRIEF-TG Therapeutics, Jiangsu Hengrui Announce Agreement For BTK Inhibitor Program For Treatment Of Hematologic Malignancies

* TG THERAPEUTICS AND JIANGSU HENGRUI MEDICINE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF NOVEL BTK INHIBITOR PROGRAM FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks grind higher, FX suffer as dollar steadies

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks extended their power-run on Monday for a fifth straight session, flirting with near-decade peaks, though currencies took a step back following a stellar start to the week as the dollar regained its footing.

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Ford to launch diesel truck to grab fuel economy edge

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co plans this spring to offer a diesel engine version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck, looking to gain a marketing edge as its main rivals ramp up more efficient pickups of their own.

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Recy Taylor is 'a name I know ... you should know, too,' Oprah says

Recy Taylor is a name Oprah Winfrey thinks you should know.

Blacks nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: On Stop-and-Frisk, We Can’t Celebrate Just Yet

What happens to people after they get stopped?

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

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

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

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Tatsuro Toyoda, Who Led Toyota’s Global Expansion, Dies at 88

Mr. Toyoda led Toyota’s first factory in North America, bringing with him a Japanese approach to manufacturing and labor relations.

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Libyan coastguard recovers bodies of two migrants, others missing

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastguard on Sunday recovered the bodies of two female migrants who perished trying to cross the Mediterranean and picked up at least 250 survivors from two boats east of Tripoli, officials said.

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Celgene readies deal to buy Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 bln -WSJ

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Celgene Corp is expected to announce Monday that it is acquiring Impact Biomedicines for as much as $7 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

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UPDATE 2-Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

* Former EU Commissioner had been ill for some time -family (Adds tribute from WTO spokesman)

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Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Former World Trade Organization director general Peter Sutherland, who was also a long-serving chairman of oil giant BP and the overseas arm of Goldman Sachs , died on Sunday aged 71.

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UPDATE 1-Former WTO, Goldman and BP chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

* Former EU Commissioner had been ill for some time -family (Adds detail, quotes from Irish PM, President and EU chief)

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Former WTO, Goldman chief Peter Sutherland dies at 71

DUBLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Former World Trade Organisation director general and Goldman Sachs international chairman Peter Sutherland died on Sunday at the age of 71, Ireland’s foreign minister said.

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Man dies in Stockholm blast; police see no terrorism link

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - One man died after an explosion outside an underground station in Stockholm on Sunday, police said, adding they did not believe the incident was terrorism-related.

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French pop star France Gall dies at 70

PARIS (Reuters) - Singer France Gall, whose hits -- including a Eurovision triumph with Serge Gainsbourg -- made her an icon of French pop music, has died aged 70.

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Foxconn worker in China dies after jumping from window - China Labour Watch

BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A worker at a factory in China operated by iPhone maker Foxconn died on Saturday after jumping from a window, according to a statement from China Labour Watch, a U.S.-based activist organisation, which cited information from employees.

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Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Ashenfelter, an F.B.I. agent, won gold at the 1952 Games by passing a favored Soviet runner on the final water obstacle of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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New Zealand's former deputy PM Jim Anderton dies, aged 79

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of New Zealand's senior political figures, former deputy prime minister James Patrick Anderton, has died in a Christchurch hospital, aged 79.

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'Coach' actor Jerry Van Dyke dies

Jerry Van Dyke, the younger brother of fellow comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke, died Friday at his Arkansas ranch, his wife Shirley Ann Jones told CNN. He was 86.

van Dyke, Jerry nytimes.com

Jerry Van Dyke, ‘Coach’ Actor and Foil for His Brother, Dick, Dies at 86

After decades in show business, Mr. Van Dyke emerged from his older brother’s shadow with an Emmy-nominated role in the long-running ABC sitcom “Coach.”

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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

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Space shuttle's first commander dies

Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday.

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U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.

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Former Toyota chief Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

Jan 6 (Reuters) - Former Toyota Motor Corp President Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese automaker become a global industrial power in the early 1990s, has died at the age of 88, the company said on Saturday.

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A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Stefan Buck created bank accounts for dozens of Americans hiding money from tax collectors. The U.S. tried to hold him personally accountable.

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High tech, low tech: Big U.S. cities embrace twin approach to crime

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun violence in major U.S. cities fell in 2017 as police used the latest crime-fighting software combined with a revival of old-fashioned community policing to build trust with a skeptical public.

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BRIEF-Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Says Co, Unit Entered Into Stock Purchase Agreement With ApplianceSmart

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Inc :

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BRIEF-Acorda Therapeutics Is Exploring A Potential Sale - WSJ, Citing Sources

* ACORDA THERAPEUTICS IS EXPLORING A POTENTIAL SALE - WSJ, CITING SOURCES Source text - http://on.wsj.com/2Ay49BA Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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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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BRIEF-Camber Capital Management Reports 6.7 Pct Passive Stake In Atara Biotherapeutics

* CAMBER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS A 6.7 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS AS OF JANUARY 04 - SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2m1PfiG ) Further company coverage:

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REFILE-Kala Pharma posts mixed results from dry eye disease drug studies

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday reported mixed results from two late-stage trials testing its drug to provide temporary relief from the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

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Kala Pharma posts mixed results from dry eye disease drug studies

Dec 28 (Reuters) - Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday reported mixed results from two late-stage trials testing its drug to provide temporary relief from the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.

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BRIEF-Crispr Therapeutics Says Public Offering Of 5 Mln Common Shares Priced At $22.75/Share

* CRISPR THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES

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Spicer: There was a scrutiny never seen before

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer talks with HLN's S.E. Cupp about his time working in the Trump administration.

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BRIEF-Aurora Purchases 91,800 Shares Of Cannimed Therapeutics

* AURORA PURCHASES 91,800 SHARES OF CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online

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

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BRIEF-Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets For 2018

* ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC - AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017, ASTERIAS' CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS TOTALED APPROXIMATELY $21.6 MILLION

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Review: In ‘The Chi,’ a Young Man Dies, and the Ripples Spread

The new Showtime drama from Lena Waithe is not so much a crime story as a story about what happens after a crime.

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Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 85

Mr. Appelfeld made the plight of Jews during World War II his great subject, yet he told his stories obliquely, from a seemingly naïve viewpoint.

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics Announces Addition Of Robert J. Perez To Board

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF ROBERT J. PEREZ TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Spero Therapeutics Appoints David Melnick As Chief Medical Officer

* SPERO THERAPEUTICS APPOINTS DAVID MELNICK, M.D., AS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

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Shaw Communications former CEO Jim Shaw dies

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Shaw Communications Inc's former chief executive, Jim Shaw, died on Wednesday at the age of 60, the Canadian telecom company said in a statement.

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BRIEF-Atara Biotherapeutics prices public offering of 7 mln shares at $18.25 per share

* ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Cannimed Therapeutics' Unit Applies For Michigan Licenses For Medical Cannabis Production, Processing

* CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS INC.’S US SUBSIDIARY APPLIES FOR STATE OF MICHIGAN LICENSES FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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UPDATE 1-German 2017 car sales up 2.7 pct, diesels plunge

* German 2017 diesel-car sales down 13 pct to 1.34 mln -source

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

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

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Spark Therapeutics' vision-loss gene therapy to cost $850,000 per patient

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Spark Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it would charge $850,000 per patient for its gene therapy to treat a rare form of blindness, lesser than analysts' expectation of around $1 million.

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Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country's political debate over migrants.

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BRIEF-Vistagen Therapeutics Receives FDA Fast Track Designation For Av-101 For Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder

* VISTAGEN THERAPEUTICS RECEIVES FDA FAST TRACK DESIGNATION FOR AV-101 FOR THE TREATMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

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BRIEF-Crispr Therapeutics ‍Commences Public Offering Of $100 Mln Common Shares​

* CRISPR THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES

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President of the Mormon church, Thomas Monson, dies at 90

(Reuters) - Thomas Monson, leader of the Mormon church, has died at the age of 90 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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Thomas Monson, President of the Mormon Church, Dies at 90

As the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he enlarged the ranks of female missionaries but stood firm against ordaining women as priests and against same-sex marriage.

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Mormon President Thomas Monson dies at 90

(Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Refresco to offer remedies to UK watchdog concerns over bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Drinks bottler Refresco is willing to offer remedies to concerns voiced by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) over the Dutch company's $1.25 billion acquisition of Cott Corp's bottling activities.

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Mormon church president dies at 90

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to a statement from the organization. He was 90.

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Mormon President Thomas Monson dies aged 90 in Utah: church

(Reuters) - Mormon President Thomas Monson, who headed one of the world’s fastest growing and most affluent religions, has died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the church said on Wednesday.

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Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

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

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

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BRIEF-Aurora Cannabis Says ‍Purchased 116,000 Common Shares Of Cannimed Therapeutics Inc​

* ‍PURCHASED 116,000 COMMON SHARES OF CANNIMED THERAPEUTICS INC​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

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Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

With their prodigious technique, vast musicality and muscular playing, Mr. Mann and his colleagues helped renew America’s passion for chamber music.

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BRIEF-MMCAP International Reports An 8.48 Pct Passive Stake In Repros Therapeutics

* MMCAP INTERNATIONAL INC SPC REPORTS A 8.48 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN AS OF DEC 12, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2CtINer) Further company coverage:

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Nikki Haley: We will never accept a nuclear North Korea

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying the US "will never accept a nuclear North Korea."

Blacks nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

She didn’t just fight against police brutality. She also resisted the forced destruction of black families by the state.

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Haley: US will never accept a nuclear North Korea

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the United States and the world must continue to pressure North Korea into stopping its pursuit of a nuclear arsenal.

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BRIEF-Cascadian Therapeutics Receives Pediatric Investigation Plan Waiver From The European Medicines Agency

* CASCADIAN THERAPEUTICS RECEIVES PEDIATRIC INVESTIGATION PLAN WAIVER FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Maura Jacobson, Creator of Witty Crosswords, Dies at 91

A superstar to crossword fans, Ms. Jacobson made more than 1,400 puzzles for New York magazine, filling them with puns and sparkling thematic clues.

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Girl wanders in snow after mom dies

A 4-year-old girl was found alone in a playground after her mother died at home nearly a day earlier.

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French 2017 car registrations up, diesel share below 50 pct

PARIS, Jan 1 (Reuters) - New passenger car registrations in France rose 4.74 percent to more than two million vehicles in 2017 but the share of new diesel cars fell below 50 percent for the first time since 2000, industry data showed on Monday.

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John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

Mr. Portman, who was also a developer, built futuristic office complexes and hotels with towering atriums, transforming cityscapes across the world.

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Erica Garner, activist daughter of New York chokehold victim, dies at 27

(Reuters) - Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed.

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Erica Garner, Activist and Daughter of Eric Garner, Dies at 27

Ms. Garner, whose father died in 2014 after being put in a police chokehold, was a prominent critic of policing tactics.

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

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

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Activist Erica Garner dies after heart attack

Erica Garner -- an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold in New York in 2014 -- died on Saturday days after suffering a heart attack, according to her official Twitter account.

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China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in southern China has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Why I’m Still a NeverTrumper

A president’s character matters, no matter which policies he champions.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape

She was a news intern. He was a TV journalist. She says he raped her, and she decided to do something Japanese women rarely do: Speak out.

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Best-selling mystery writer dies of cancer

Sue Grafton, the best-selling mystery writer who penned 25 novels with alphabet-based titles, starting with "A Is for Alibi" and ending with "Y Is for Yesterday," has died after a bout with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, said Friday in a social media post.

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BRIEF-CymaBay Therapeutics Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $200 Mln

* CYMABAY THERAPEUTICS INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $200 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pRWkXa) Further company coverage:

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Trio of grisly crimes darken U.S. holiday season

(Reuters) - In the Christmas week, there were reports of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend with a samurai sword in Texas, an Ohio woman indicted for killing her husband and hiding his body parts in their house, and a Florida man arrested for trying to electrocute his wife by rigging a booby trap to a door.

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U.S. crime novelist Sue Grafton dies of cancer

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crime novelist Sue Grafton, whose Kinsey Millhone Alphabet series became world-wide best sellers, has died after a two-year battle with cancer, her daughter said on Friday.

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

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

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A law banning Mexican-American studies in Arizona public schools is dead

An Arizona law banning Mexican-American studies from schools has been quashed.

Blacks nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Atara Biotherapeutics Gets FDA Clearance To Initiate Two Phase 3 Clinical Studies To Evaluate Tabelecleucel

* ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE TO INITIATE TWO PHASE 3 CLINICAL STUDIES TO EVALUATE TABELECLEUCEL IN PATIENTS WITH RITUXIMAB-REFRACTORY EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS ASSOCIATED POST-TRANSPLANT LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDER (EBV+PTLD)

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Showbiz legend Rose Marie dies at 94

Broadway and television actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, her publicist said, citing her family. She was 94.

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

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

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BRIEF-Iovance Biotherapeutics Files For Mixed Shelf Of Up To $250 Mln

* IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UP TO $250 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zKJhqw) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Aimmune Therapeutics Inc Files For Potential Mixed Shelf

* AIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF, SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2ClRCUj) Further company coverage:

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Analysis: Why Roy Moore will never concede

Roy Moore lost.

Virginia nytimes.com

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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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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Journalist dies after stroke at airport

Veteran journalist Amanda Davis has died after suffering a stroke. She was 62.

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Media Markt founder and Ceconomy shareholder Kellerhals dies

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

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BRIEF-Silence Therapeutics ‍Sells Further Stake In Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals ​

* ‍SOLD A FURTHER PART OF ITS HOLDING OF COMMON SHARES IN ARROWHEAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.​

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Golf: Japan ladies' tour thrives with healthy sponsorship, full schedule

(Reuters) - The Japanese LPGA Tour quietly celebrated its 50th season this year with a full schedule and legitimate claims to being more popular than the country's stagnant men's circuit.

Crime and Criminals nytimes.com

Killings in New York Fall to a Record Low as Crime Rate Dives Over All

New York is on pace for its lowest homicide total since the 1950s. If the trend holds just a few more days, this year’s total will have declined for 27 straight years, to levels that police officials have said are the lowest since the 1950s.

Carney, Ralph (1956-2017) nytimes.com

Ralph Carney, Saxophonist for Tom Waits and Many Others, Dies at 61

Mr. Carney, who also played dozens of other instruments, was a versatile musician with a distinct sensibility who recorded widely, and wildly.

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Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

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BRIEF-Protalix Biotherapeutics' PRX-102 Granted Orphan Drug Designation By The European Commission

* PROTALIX BIOTHERAPEUTICS’ PRX-102 GRANTED ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Johnny Bower, Oldest Full-Time N.H.L. Goalie, Dies at 93

Bower was 45 when he played his last game in the National Hockey League. He won four Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs in a Hall of Fame career.

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NHL: Maple Leafs' goaltending great Bower dies at 93

(Reuters) - Hall of Fame ice hockey goaltender Johnny Bower died of pneumonia on Tuesday at the age of 93, his family have said.

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BRIEF-Birchview Capital LP Reports A 6.17 Pct Passive Stake In Soleno Therapeutics

* BIRCHVIEW CAPITAL LP REPORTS A 6.17 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN SOLENO THERAPEUTICS AS OF DEC 15 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2DT2Zn3) Further company coverage:

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Skin Deep: What Perfume Are You Wearing? Now You Never Have to Tell

At Perfumarie, you smell scents on tap. The catch? You aren’t allowed to know what they are.

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It's never a bad year to be rich, but 2017 was particularly generous to those with big bank accounts

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Cities Sue Over Pentagon’s Failure to Report Crimes to Gun Database

The suit seeks to establish federal monitoring of the military’s compliance with reporting laws, after lapses were exposed following a massacre at a Texas church.

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BRIEF-Organovo Receives Orphan Designation From U.S. FDA For 3D Bioprinted Therapeutic Liver Tissue

* ORGANOVO RECEIVES ORPHAN DESIGNATION FROM U.S. FDA FOR 3D BIOPRINTED THERAPEUTIC LIVER TISSUE TREATMENT OF ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN DEFICIENCY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Sound of Music' actress dies

"The Sound of Music" actress Heather Menzies Urich has died of brain cancer, her son told CNN. She was 68 years old.

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Don Hogan Charles, Lauded Photographer of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 79

Mr. Charles, the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, took pictures of Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and Muhammad Ali.

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William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79

Mr. Agee’s relationship with a female subordinate, Mary Cunningham, raised issues of gender and behavior in the workplace that resonate today.

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'Sound of Music' star Heather Menzies Urich dies

More than 50 years after her star turn in "The Sound of Music," actress Heather Menzies Urich has died of brain cancer, her son told CNN. She was 68 years old.

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'Sound of Music' actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music," died Sunday night. She was 68.

Blacks nytimes.com

Critic’s Take: The Glow From ‘The Fire Next Time’

How James Baldwin’s incendiary work illuminated his era, as well as ours.

Movies nytimes.com

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

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

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Taken From Ukraine’s War Zone, Grenades Are Used in Crimes, Too

The weapons are becoming an increasingly common feature in criminal activities including domestic violence and bank robberies.

Le, Hiep Thi (1971-2017) nytimes.com

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Ms. Le was merely accompanying friends when she went to an open casting call for Oliver Stone’s “Heaven and Earth.” She landed the central role.

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Iconic spacewalking astronaut dies at 80

Former astronaut Bruce McCandless II, famously captured in a 1984 photo documenting the first untethered flight in space, NASA said. He was 80.

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Aardvark dies in blaze at London Zoo, meerkats missing

LONDON (Reuters) - An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday, shutting the British capital's popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assess the damage.

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

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

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Accidentally killing migratory birds not a crime, Trump Administration says

(Reuters) - Energy companies and other businesses that accidentally kill migratory birds will no longer be criminally prosecuted, the Trump administration said Friday in a decision hailed by industry but denounced by environmental groups.

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A Japanese coastal community is dealing with a sudden influx of boats carrying bodies

Ryosen Kojima opens a sliding door, enters the Zen Buddhist temple that his family has operated for four generations, and lights two candles.

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Ocular Therapeutix gets subpoena from SEC over eye pain drug

(Reuters) - Ocular Therapeutix Inc said on Friday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had issued a subpoena seeking information about the company's eye-pain drug Dextenza.

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Don't scrap war crimes court, U.S. warns Kosovo

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Any move by Kosovo to scrap a war crimes court linked to its independence struggle would seriously undermine relations with friendly western nations, its main backer the United States said on Friday.

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Dick Enberg, legendary sportscaster, dies

Sportscaster Dick Enberg, the celebrated and beloved announcer who for decades delivered play-by-play of major American sports, often with his "Oh My" catchphrase, has died, the San Diego Padres, CBS and others said. He was 82.

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BRIEF-Agile Therapeutics Gets Response Letter From FDA For Pregnancy Prevention Drug Twirla

* AGILE THERAPEUTICS, INC. RECEIVES A COMPLETE RESPONSE LETTER FROM THE FDA FOR TWIRLA® (AG200-15) FOR THE PREVENTION OF PREGNANCY

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

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