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U.S. refiner PES pins bankruptcy plan hopes on biofuel costs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions, owner of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery, said on Monday its plan to get out of bankruptcy hinges on whether it can shed existing biofuel costs under the country's renewable fuel laws.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. refiner PES pins bankruptcy plan hopes on biofuel costs

NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Philadelphia Energy Solutions, owner of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery, said on Monday its plan to get out of bankruptcy hinges on whether it can shed existing biofuel costs under the country's renewable fuel laws.

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Saudi-led air strike kills seven Yemenis: residents

SAADA, Yemen (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft on Monday struck a building in northern Yemen that housed a clinic, killing seven people, five of them children, residents said, the latest in a series of raids that have drawn international condemnation.

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Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for solo success

(Reuters) - Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the formidable Dutch speed skating squad that won gold in the team pursuit in Sochi and while he has come to be known as a real 'team player' he will be setting his sights on a first individual Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

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The last time these teams met in the Super Bowl, the Eagles lost 24-21

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have the opportunity to win their sixth Super Bowl together.

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Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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South Korea's Moon hopes inter-Korean thaw 'opens door' for nuclear talks with U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday a thaw in relations between the two Koreas ahead of next month's Winter Olympics presented a "precious chance" to bring about talks between the United States and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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In Tokyo meeting, officials seek to forge ahead with TPP even as Canada wavers

TOKYO (Reuters) - As trade officials gather in Tokyo this week to try and forge ahead with a trade pact that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada.

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Congress gets 400 pages of texts between FBI officials removed from Mueller's team

A new cache of text messages exchanged between two top FBI officials that have come under fire for criticizing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump were delivered to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday evening, according to a letter from Republican Sen. Ron Johnson.

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U.S. Commerce Dept sends Trump aluminum probe findings -officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has sent President Donald Trump the results of its national security probe into aluminum imports, Trump administration officials said on Sunday, while declining to disclose details.

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Lawmakers go back to work today, but there's not much hope Senate Democrats will agree to fund the government until Trump agrees to deal with DACA

The government shutdown went into a second day Sunday with recriminations deepening between the parties and with no sign of progress towards ending the impasse.

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Pence tells Egypt's Sisi that U.S. would back two-state solution

CAIRO (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt's leader on Saturday the United States would support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if the two sides agreed to it, seeking to reassure a key Arab ally over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

United States National Anthem Protests (2016- ) nytimes.com

Four Teams Left. Four Different Approaches to the Anthem Protests.

The Vikings, the Patriots, the Jaguars and the Eagles have plenty in common, but how they handled the biggest issue of the 2017 N.F.L. season ran the gamut.

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Analysis: This picture from the shutdown gives us hope

There was a moment during Friday's failed attempt to avoid a government shutdown that was genuinely inspiring.

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Comoros says abuse of passports-for-cash scheme worries Gulf allies

MORONI (Reuters) - Comoros has sold citizenship to nearly 52,000 foreigners since 2009, the government said in the first official statement on the scale of a passports-for-cash deal with Gulf states.

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Pope urges hope in visit to Peru area devastated by floods

TRUJILLO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urged people not to lose hope.

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Schaeffler CEO says splitting company would be unwise -paper

FRANKFURT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - German car parts maker Schaeffler sees no merit in splitting the company, contrasting with peers such as Continental, Delphi or Autoliv, which have spun off units or are considering doing so.

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Officials: The kids were starved. The dogs were well-fed.

When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny.

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Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Struggling to kick-start his campaign and clean up the image of the graft-stained ruling party he hopes to lead to election victory, Mexican presidential hopeful Jose Antonio Meade on Friday proposed tougher anti-corruption legislation.

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U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years.

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U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.

Basketball nytimes.com

Welcome to the Neighborhood: America’s Sports Stadiums Are Moving Downtown

New sports arenas are altering the financial formula for building these behemoths by surrounding themselves with apartments, bars and office towers — not parking lots.

Athletics and Sports nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Who Has U.S.A. Gymnastics’ Back at This Point? The U.S.O.C., for Some Reason

The country’s national Olympics organization so far has chosen not to decertify the gymnastics federation, despite sexual-abuse claims from more than 150 young women.

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House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday she hopes that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will be able to determine what kind of immigration bill President Donald Trump will support.

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German election would further harm SPD, Schulz warns

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Friday urged members of his center-left party to endorse coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives or risk facing new elections that could further damage the party.

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Svindal boosts Olympic medal hopes with Super G win

KITZBUEHEL, AUSTRIA (Reuters) - Aksel Lund Svindal produced a majestic run on a shortened course to win a World Cup Super G race ahead of fellow Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud on Friday and boost his confidence ahead of the Feb 9-25 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Shackled siblings were taunted with food, officials say

As the 13 children lived in squalor, starving and shackled with padlocks, their parents left pies on the counter of their California home for the siblings to look at, authorities say.

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Return of tactical nuclear weapons would send a dangerous signal

President Trump traveled to the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the National Defense Strategy, an unclassified version of which will be released Friday. Undoubtedly, key topics of discussion on the new strategy included the proliferation of nuclear weapons and missile technology, and the need for the protection of space assets essential to providing early warning in the event of a nuclear attack.

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Hope Hicks interview in Russia probe delayed

Hope Hicks' highly anticipated testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was abruptly delayed Thursday amid questions about whether the White House communications director would be able to respond to inquiries about topics after the campaign season, four sources told CNN.

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North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Olympic officials arrived in Switzerland on Thursday ahead of weekend talks at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to finalize Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Games in South Korea next month.

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Trump: 'Worst thing' about shutdown would be effect on military

President Donald Trump told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that he the worst results of a possible government shutdown would be the impact on the US military.

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Peugeot CEO to meet with UK unions, govt officials

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Peugeot SA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Thursday he planned to meet next week with the automaker's UK unions and government officials to discuss the future of Peugeot's Vauxhall plant, where Tavares said production costs are twice those of its plants in France.

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Goffin's hopes over as he succumbs to Benneteau

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dark horse David Goffin's Australian Open hopes went up in smoke as he fell to a 1-6 7-6(5) 6-1 7-6(4) to French veteran Julien Benneteau in round two on Thursday.

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Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit new embassy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he would make a one-day visit to Britain next week where he hoped to visit the new U.S. embassy.

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History shows that a government shutdown would have severe consequences for the party in control

If House Republicans can't find a way to wrangle their always-fractious conference to support legislation that would avoid a government shutdown by Friday night, they are likely to bear the brunt of the blame for the closure and pay a serious political price as well.

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.

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Mexico ex-first lady would end husband's army policy if elected

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential hopeful and former first lady Margarita Zavala pledged to curb violence and crime by pulling soldiers off the streets in a reversal of her husband's military-led drug strategy that ushered in a sharp increase in violence.

Elections, State Legislature nytimes.com

Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races

A Democrat on Tuesday won a State Senate seat long held by Republicans in western Wisconsin, and some saw it as a sign of worry for Republicans in elections ahead.

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Verizon renews NBA deal as it seeks to be go-to screen for sports

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Verizon Communications has renewed its deal with the National Basketball Association for two years, allowing users to live-stream games on its Yahoo platform and mobile devices and access out-of market live games.

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Ruined and neglected, Sarajevo tracks still hold hope for some

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Once a pride of Olympic Sarajevo and known as the steepest and fastest in the world, the bobsleigh track on Mount Trebevic is now dilapidated and abandoned, a shadow of its former glory.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

North and South Korean Teams to March as One at Olympics

The agreement is a milestone in inter-Korean sports relations, and Seoul has said in the past it hoped such a move could contribute to a political thaw.

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Pennsylvania race to test Democrats' hopes for anti-Trump wave

HOUSTON, Pa. (Reuters) - The conservative southwest corner of Pennsylvania, a patchwork of small towns, farms and Pittsburgh suburbs where voters backed Republican Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in 2016, seems an unlikely spot for a possible Democratic renaissance.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Would the Air Force Let Airman Trump Near a Nuclear Weapon?

As a former military psychiatrist, I worry that the president would fail the military’s mental health standards.

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France would 'look with kindess' on UK Brexit change of mind - Macron adviser

PARIS (Reuters) - France would "look with kindness" on a decision by Britain to reverse the course of Brexit and remain in the European Union, an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.

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Garcia hopes for another golden year from Singapore start

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia finally fulfilled his incredible promise when he captured a first major at last year's U.S. Masters and the Spanish Ryder Cup veteran is hoping for another big season as he kicks off his 2018 campaign at a familiar venue.

Gymnastics nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: The Center of U.S. Gymnastics’ Success Is Now a Haunted House

Athletes have said that they were sexually abused by the team doctor at the national training center in Texas, and Simone Biles said she dreads returning there. She shouldn’t have to.

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Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would be able to continue, even if the federal government shuts down over an impasse on the budget.

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

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

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Killing NAFTA would cost 300,000 US jobs, analysis shows

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Motor racing: Williams pin their hopes on youngest line-up

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions Williams have put their faith in the youngest and least experienced driver lineup on the Formula One starting grid, and it could come back and bite them.

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Acosta: White House officials blocked questions

CNN's Jim Acosta says the White House press wranglers shouted and blocked reporters from doing their jobs when the press asked about President Trump's immigration comments.

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Subway-themed sports shoes are just the ticket for Berliners

BERLIN (Reuters) - Dozens of sports shoe enthusiasts stormed Adidas stores in Berlin on Tuesday to snatch a pair of shoes launched in collaboration with the public transport network that incorporate the same pattern as the subway's seats, as well as an annual ticket.

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Rigas carries Danish speed skating hopes to Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - Denmark's hopes of a first-ever medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics rest on the shoulders of Elena Rigas, an inline skater who made the transition to ice skating and has qualified for the mass start in South Korea.

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U.N. hopes imports will help 'stave off famine' in Yemen as diphtheria spreads

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has authorized four U.S.-funded cranes to operate at Hodeidah port until Friday, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday, calling for the date to be extended to permit continued offloading of life-saving goods.

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Iran says planned U.S.-backed force inside Syria would fan war

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday a new U.S.-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria would "fan the flames of war", echoing the vehement response of Syria, Turkey and Russia to the plan.

Hanlon, Brian nytimes.com

A Sports Rodin Works in Bronze, and in Volume

Brian Hanlon is a prolific sculptor of sports-related statues, the guiding hand behind an assembly line that starts in a New Jersey chicken coop.

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Panama probes ex-officials in graft network suspected of taking bribes

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a network of over 30 people that includes former high-level officials suspected of taking bribes worth $40 million between 2011 and 2012 for public works projects, Attorney General Kenia Porcell said on Monday.

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Hope Hicks expected to testify

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is expected to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as this week, making her one of President Donald Trump's closest confidantes to be privately interviewed in the panel's Russia investigation, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso rises on NAFTA hopes

(Updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso rose to a more than five-week high on Monday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump may soften his stance on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after negotiations hit a bumpy patch last week. Renewed worries that Trump would scrap NAFTA had weighed on the peso last week. The talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada are edging closer to the start of campaigning for Mexico's J

Surgery and Surgeons nytimes.com

The Healing Edge: After Surgery in the Womb, a Baby Kicks Up Hope

Baby Boy Royer, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest defect that the surgical team had attempted to repair.

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Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.

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Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Suicide Bombs in Baghdad Kill Dozens, Puncturing Newfound Sense of Hope

The carnage in Tayaran Square came just months after Iraqi security forces successfully fought grueling battles against the Islamic State, allowing residents to live relatively free of fear.

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UPDATE 1-Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

BEIJING/COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

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Lukewarm reception would not faze Sharapova - Wilander

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Maria Sharapova will not care less what reception she receives when she plays her first Australian Open match since completing a doping ban on Tuesday, according to three-times Melbourne winner Mats Wilander.

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Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

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Singapore central bank head hopes cryptocurrency tech will survive 'crash'

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The head of Singapore's central bank said on Monday he hoped the technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as blockchain would not be undermined by an eventual crash in the digital money.

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Editorial: Some Bright Hopes for New York’s Schools

The city has trained a generation of highly capable administrators, and some would be excellent candidates for the top job.

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China punishes officials for tampering with smog monitoring

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has punished officials in the provinces of Jiangxi and Henan for tampering with pollution monitoring equipment in order to reduce smog readings, the environment ministry said in a notice on Sunday.

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FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

Maritime Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Hope Fades for Missing Crew Members as Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks

Iranian state TV said the vessel that had collided with another in the East China Sea and that had been burning for more than week left “no hope” for those onboard.

Hawaii nytimes.com

Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say

The alert appeared on cellphones warning people to “seek immediate shelter,” and said, “This is not a drill.” The authorities said it was a false alarm.

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Sportscaster Keith Jackson, voice of college football, dead at 89

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.

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California police hope for 'miracle' to find missing in mudslide

MONTECITO, Calif (Reuters) - Californian authorities called for public help in locating seven people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 18, as crews carried on searching for survivors on Saturday.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Olympics Officials Discuss a Potential First: A Unified Korean Hockey Team

South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.

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Ohio officials worry about possible new spills from Rover natgas pipe

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Ohio environmental regulators on Friday told federal energy regulators the state has significant concerns about the potential for a spill from Energy Transfer Partners LP's drilling under a river as the company works on the Rover natural gas pipeline.

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Past presidents' physicals: What we learned

President Donald Trump is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The exam will be conducted by US Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the same physician who performed President Barack Obama's last two physicals while in office.

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signaled an end to its massive stimulus.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus.

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Global stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus.

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BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'A mad scramble': How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprise New Year's Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four U.S. officials said.

Special Education nytimes.com

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

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Opinion: Why a second Brexit vote would be a bad idea

As someone who voted Remain, who believes that both EU membership and European migration have on balance been good for Britain's economy and society, I don't often say this. But Nigel Farage is right.

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Popular Hanyu hopes to be bright as Button in Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will take to the ice in Pyeongchang aiming to duplicate a feat that was last achieved more than six decades ago should he go on to claim back-to-back titles in men's figure skating.

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UPDATE 3-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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Vietnam seeks sentences for former PetroVietnam officials: media

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

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Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

* Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc by June this year, said Coal and Minerals Director General Bambang Gatot

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Golf: Thomas teams up with 'Bones' for Waialae title defense

(Reuters) - Justin Thomas returns to Hawaii for the Sony Open this week with a new, but familiar, caddie on his bag as he looks to defend a title he won in spectacular style last year.

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UPDATE 2-Caisse boss says U.S. NAFTA pullout would lead to more talks

* Caisse CEO says Canada "not baby seal waiting to be slaughtered"

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UPDATE 1-Caisse boss says U.S. NAFTA pullout would lead to more talks

TORONTO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec's chief executive said he believes that if U.S. President Donald Trump abandons the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the United States would then negotiate a new deal with Canada.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) nytimes.com

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

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China's U.S. bond rebalancing would hold few fears for Fed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers reacted coolly to a report on Wednesday that China could curb its massive U.S. debt purchases, pointing out that such rebalancing by countries can be healthy and would not likely disrupt the U.S. central bank's plan to trim its own bond portfolio.

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Marino leads new wave of American snowboard hopes

LONDON(Reuters) - Julia Marino will head to next month's Winter Games as a major medal contender, yet the American snowboarder may not have been on the plane to Pyeongchang at all were it not for a twist of fate during her teenage years.

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UPDATE 1-Pimco's Ivascyn says Pimco would consider adding Treasuries on further weakness

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pimco, said on Wednesday that Pacific Investment Management Co would consider adding U.S. Treasuries on further weakness in the bond market.

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Pimco's Ivascyn says Pimco would consider adding Treasuries on further weakness

NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pimco, said Wednesday that Pacific Investment Management Co would consider adding U.S. Treasuries on further weakness in the bond market.

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Poland hopes for de-escalation of tensions with EU

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland hopes to be able to smooth tensions with the European Union by further dialogue, newly-appointed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday, a day after meeting European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.

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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.

Movies nytimes.com

Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

In the movie, “I, Tonya,” the disgraced figure skater looks back on the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan scandal and her struggles to tell her side of the story.

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Would you pay $4K for this high-tech treadmill?

Virgin Islands (US) nytimes.com

Power Is Restored to Most of U.S. Virgin Islands After Hurricanes, Officials Say

Officials on Tuesday said 92 percent of customers have power again on the United States Virgin Islands.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.

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Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey's closest friends said the media mogul and actress was "intrigued" by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.

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UK foreign minister Johnson says would not be sensible to rescind Trump invitation

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's invitation to U.S. President Donald Trump should not be rescinded, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, stressing that the United States is an important ally.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit -officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

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U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

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U.S. spy satellite believed destroyed after failing to reach orbit -officials

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. spy satellite that was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is assumed to be a total loss, two U.S. officials briefed on the mission said on Monday.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

At Kennedy, the Planes Just Wouldn’t Stop Coming

Failure to stop arriving international flights after a storm created an epic jet traffic jam at the New York City hub. A burst pipe added to the misery.

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Google teams with Sony, Lenovo for smart speakers with touchscreens

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday its voice-controlled virtual assistant will show up this year in new tablet-like devices designed by LG Electronics Inc and Sony Corp as the technology company seeks to challenge Amazon.com Inc's dominance in a fledgling market.

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Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah Winfrey for president

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

To Pay for Wall, Trump Would Cut Proven Border Security Measures

Experts say some measures targeted are more effective than a wall, resulting in an approach a Republican congressman called “a third-century solution to a 21st-century problem.”

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Opinion: Trump's Mexico wall would be a gift to the drug cartels

The tricks of the multibillion-dollar drug business include using drones, submarines, ultralight planes and even frozen sharks to transport product across the US-Mexico border. Just consider that in 2016, US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents attempted to seize a submarine in the Pacific Ocean with nearly $194 million worth of cocaine.

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Opinion: Oprah would make an exceptional president

In the hours after Oprah Winfrey's inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, CNN's Brian Stelter reported that friends close to Oprah have said she is "actively thinking" about running for president in 2020. And progressives, like me, could not be happier.

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Invoking 25th amendment would require a political apocalypse

The 25th Amendment is back in the news so this bears repeating. Again. The type of event in which you could imagine President Donald Trump's Cabinet and his vice president engaging in a political mutiny against him and removing him from power using the 25th Amendment would require something like a presidential coma or a disagreement of such epic proportions as to threaten the fabric of the country or it's very existence.

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Analysis: Bannon knows groveling is his only hope now

No matter what President Donald Trump says now, Steve Bannon knows him better than just about anybody.

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Three injured in fire atop N.Y.'s Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday, as the city's workday rush began.

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Trump in 1999: Oprah would be first VP choice

In a 1999 interview with Larry King, Donald Trump said that his first choice for running mate would be Oprah Winfrey.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city's workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Trump Administration Rules That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, Officials Say

The administration decided that Salvadorans no longer qualified for temporary protection for deportation that had been granted after two devastating earthquakes in 2001.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Two injured in fire at New York's Trump Tower: officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were injured, one seriously, in an early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Fire reported at N.Y.'s Trump Tower, no injuries - officials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, but no injuries were reported, the New York Fire Department said on Monday.

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Kalla carries Sweden's golden cross-country hopes

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Few athletes will arrive in Pyeongchang bearing the same weight of expectation as Charlotte Kalla, with Sweden hoping that their two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion can stem the flow of gold to neighbors Norway.

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Macedonia's PM hopes for a solution to dispute with Greece by June

ATHENS (Reuters) - Macedonia's prime minister said on Sunday that it could reach a solution with Athens to a decades-long dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name by June, a move that could unblock the country's ambition to join the European Union.

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Trump says he would 'absolutely' talk to North Korea's Kim on phone

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would "absolutely" be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and that he hopes a positive development results from talks between North Korea and South Korea.

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Lillehammer legacy looms large in Norwegian winter sports

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A golden generation of Norwegian athletes born in the wake of the hugely successful Lillehammer Games in 1994 head to Pyeongchang hoping to maintain their position as the most successful nation in Winter Olympic history.

Weather nytimes.com

For Many Public Housing Residents, It’s Cold Inside, Too

Workers scrambled to restore heat in city-run dwellings after a snowstorm and bitter cold hit New York.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Nuclear War Would Be ‘Devastating,’ So the C.D.C. Wants to Get People Prepared

The nation’s public health agency says a workshop was scheduled months ago, before President Trump’s recent tweets about nuclear buttons and North Korea.

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Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with investment in Chushou

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has joined an investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou that brings the startup's total funding to $120 million, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

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CORRECTED-Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with investment in Chushou

BEIJING, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has joined an investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou that brings the startup's total funding to $120 million, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

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Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with $120 million investment in Chushou

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has led a $120 million investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou, the two companies said on Friday, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

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Google eyes Chinese e-sports market with $120 mln investment in Chushou

BEIJING, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has led a $120 million investment in Chinese live-stream mobile game platform Chushou, the two companies said on Friday, as the U.S. firm eyes new inroads to China where its search engine is blocked.

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: How Would Jesus Drive?

Driving says a lot about society, and ourselves.

businessNews reuters.com

Dow breaks 25,000 as U.S., global growth hopes remain strong

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average rose above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes scaled new records, propelled by strong economic data both in the United States and abroad.

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US STOCKS-Dow breaks 25,000 as U.S., global growth hopes remain strong

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.4 pct, Nasdaq 0.2 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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Here's the rule that would chip away at Obamacare

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Trump administration rule would let more people drop Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration proposed a rule on Thursday to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.

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Dow tops 25,000 on strong private hiring, global growth hopes

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes scaled new highs after strong U.S. private jobs data added to upbeat sentiment following indications of robust growth globally.

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US STOCKS-Dow tops 25,000 on strong private hiring, global growth hopes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 0.48 pct, Nasdaq 0.32 pct (Changes comment, updates prices, adds details)

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German would-be coalition partners agree news blackout during talks: Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to impose a news blackout during exploratory talks next week on forming another 'grand coalition', Der Spiegel magazine said on Thursday.

International Relations nytimes.com

North Korea’s Overture Raises Hopes, but Huge Obstacles Loom

Kim Jong-un’s outreach gave President Moon Jae-in a long-awaited chance to open a dialogue, but a true thaw in relations could prove elusive.

sportsNews reuters.com

World champion Fernandez carries Spanish hopes

MOSCOW (Reuters) - When two-time world champion Javier Fernandez competes at the Pyeongchang Games next month, he will be hoping to end a 26-year Winter Olympic medal drought for Spain.

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U.S. military warns against getting hopes up over North Korean overture

SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in South Korea warned on Thursday against raising hopes over North Korea's peace overture amid a war of words between the United States and the reclusive North over its nuclear and missile programs.

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Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

cnn.com

White House officials feared Bannon would do this

The war that erupted between the White House and Steve Bannon Wednesday is one many people inside the West Wing feared would happen after the former chief strategist was pushed out of the administration several months ago.

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Mexico City should allow marijuana cultivation, mayoral hopeful says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world's largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.

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U.N. human rights officials urge Iran to spare life of juvenile murderer

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Iran to spare the life of a man, due to be executed on Thursday, who was convicted of raping and killing a child when he was a juvenile.

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U.S. firm Ocean Infinity says hopeful of getting MH370 search contract soon

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on Wednesday said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Ex-Homeland Security Officials Urge Faster Action on DACA

The window for legislative action to protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children will close by the middle of January, three former officials said in a letter.

businessNews reuters.com

China says hopes U.S. can create level playing field for Chinese firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday that it hopes the United States can create a level playing field and a predictable environment for Chinese enterprises.

Infrastructure (Public Works) nytimes.com

Did Trump Kill the Plan for a Hudson Rail Tunnel? Its Backers Hope Not

Officials said they hoped a dismissive letter from the Trump administration about a rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey was a bargaining tactic, not a death notice.

cnn.com

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

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

cnn.com

Analysis: Why a Scaramucci return to the White House would make perfect sense

At first blush, the idea of Anthony Scaramucci -- he of the wild and crazy 10-day stint as White House communications director -- returning to the Trump orbit in Washington seems, well, insane.

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Puerto Ricans hope new year brings relief

Many Puerto Ricans are still without basic necessities months after Hurricane Maria hit the island. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports from San Juan.

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Iranian officials: 'Provocateurs' to be targeted

Iran's intelligence ministry says so-called "provocateurs" will be targeted if anti-government protesters return to the streets. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: In a Top-Heavy Premier League, More Teams Rush to the Bunker

The dominance of the league’s top six teams this season has led to a pattern of dull matches in which their opponents sit back and desperately try to defend all game.

cnn.com

Analysis: How 2 US presidents reacted to 2 Iranian crackdowns

When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

worldNews reuters.com

Don't extinguish migrants' hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis described migrants and refugees as the world's "weakest and most needy" on Monday, using his traditional New Year's address to "give voice" to people he has urged leaders to do more to help.

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Fire officials relieved of duty over deadly fire in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Five fire officials being questioned over a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm have been relieved of their duties, a government investigator said on Monday.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

‘Multiple Deputies Down’ in Colorado Shooting, Officials Say

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said it had no update on the condition of the deputies struck in a shooting south of Denver, and said the gunman was not in custody.

Television nytimes.com

Free Your Mind? ‘Black Mirror’ Isn’t Too Hopeful

A new season of Netflix’s digital-age creep show warns that technology can empower misanthropes and misogynists.

cnn.com

Transgender man cautiously hopeful as the date he can join US military nears

Nicolas Talbott, a transgender man, is just days away from his dream: trying to join the military.

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Tiger hopes to play full 2018 but not yet ready to commit

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods hopes to play a full 2018 schedule, he said on Friday, while at the same time declining to commit even to competing in February's Genesis Open which is run by his foundation.

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Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (2011) nytimes.com

Would You Play Ball at Fukushima?

Local officials and residents hope sports teams and the 2020 Olympics change how the world sees the area at the center of 2011’s deadly tsunami and radiation leak.

topNews reuters.com

Boy, three, playing with stove caused deadly N.Y. fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

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Boy playing with stove caused deadly New York fire, officials say

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 3-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, city officials said on Friday.

College Athletics nytimes.com

News Analysis: The College Sports Tax Dodge

A loophole written when collegiate athletics were a trivial business allows billions of dollars in revenue to go untaxed.

politicsNews reuters.com

Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a legal challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Alabama officials to certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama's secretary of state said on Thursday officials would certify Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, despite a challenge filed the day before by Roy Moore, the conservative Republican whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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ICRC hopes to resume medical evacuations in Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it hoped to resume evacuations of critically ill people from Syria's biggest remaining siege on Thursday after bringing some individuals out of the area near Damascus on Wednesday.

environmentNews reuters.com

China says more than 18,000 officials failed or performed badly in protecting environment

BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 18,000 Chinese officials failed to take any action or performed badly in protecting the environment since 2016, according to a national crackdown that saw Beijing inspectors visit some of the world's most polluted cities.

companyNews reuters.com

Half of U.S. soy exports to China would fall afoul of new rules

CHICAGO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Half of U.S. soybeans exported to China this year would not meet Chinese rules for routine delivery in 2018, according to shipping data reviewed by Reuters, signaling new hurdles in the $14-billion-a-year business.

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Mexico presidential hopeful hemmed in by ruling party legacy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mired in allegations of corruption, Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has thrown its weight behind an untainted outsider in a bid to clean up its image and hang on to the presidency in elections next July.

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BRIEF-Kellogg Says On Dec 21, Unit Notified Coöperatieve Rabobank That Would Wind-Down Disclosed Accounts Receivable Securitization Program

* KELLOGG SAYS ON DEC 21, UNIT NOTIFIED COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK THAT WOULD WIND-DOWN DISCLOSED ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SECURITIZATION PROGRAM - SEC FILING

Layoffs and Job Reductions nytimes.com

‘Nobody Thought It Would Come to This’: Drug Maker Teva Faces a Crisis

The move by Israel’s corporate version of a celebrity to lay off 14,000 workers was greeted with outrage, a nationwide strike and much disappointment.

cnn.com

Big league 2018 goal: Trump hopes for infrastructure deal

President Donald Trump, looking ahead to a critical election year where his record will be on the ballot alongside Republican lawmakers, plans a major push on infrastructure in January, aides said this week.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

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

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

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

environmentNews reuters.com

Provincial China officials used fake data to evade aluminum, steel capacity curbs: China Youth Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) - Local officials in China's northern Shandong province have used fake data to help aluminum and steel producers avoid mandatory production curbs, the state-run China Youth Daily reported, citing a Ministry of Environmental Protection inspection team.

Wu Gan (Activist) nytimes.com

Chinese Activist Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Shaming Officials

Under President Xi Jinping, determined activists like Wu Gan, who once survived at the edges of official tolerance, have come under concerted attack.

companyNews reuters.com

Kremlin hopes Rosneft/Sistema settlement to be smoothly implemented

MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday it hoped an out-of-court settlement reached between Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and the Sistema conglomerate would be implemented smoothly.

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Nikkei edges up, helped by hopes for c.bank purchases of ETFs

TOKYO, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average erased early losses and scraped out gains on Monday as expectations that the Bank of Japan would buy more exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offset drops by financial stocks.

Football nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Navy Kicker Turns Last-Second Loss into a Lesson in Leadership

The kicker, Bennett Moehring, missed a last-second field goal against Army, but the poise he showed afterward is his true defining moment.

cnn.com

Venezuela crisis sends residents fleeing

Yesica Galindez left Caracas last weekend in search of a better life. Her final destination: Chile, nearly 3,000 miles away.

cnn.com

Trump singles out top FBI officials in tweets

President Donald Trump again took to Twitter to criticize the FBI, this time singling out two FBI officials Saturday afternoon.

cnn.com

Top Miss America officials resign over email scandal

Three leaders of the Miss America Organization resigned Saturday, two days after a report revealed purported emails from them and other employees disparaging pageant contestants.

sportsNews reuters.com

Real Madrid's title hopes fade as Barcelona secure 3-0 'Clasico' win

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid's hopes of retaining their La Liga title appeared to be fading fast as goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal propelled Barcelona to a 3-0 win in the 'Clasico' on Saturday, lifting them 14-points clear of their rivals in the standings.

worldNews reuters.com

German would-be partners have very different immigration ideas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading figures from Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) outlined differing visions on how their possible government would approach immigration, as Germany's would-be coalition partners prepared for talks in the New Year.

environmentNews reuters.com

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

Bethlehem (West Bank) nytimes.com

In Bethlehem, a Mood of Hopeless Resignation Among Palestinians

Normally bustling around Christmas, Bethlehem, like the rest of the Palestinian territories, appears suspended in a kind of limbo, neither basking in seasonal cheer nor raging in a new intifada.

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Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game

(Reuters) - Houston Rockets guard James Harden exploded for his second consecutive 50-point game and then hit out at the officials after being ejected late in his team's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.

environmentNews reuters.com

Nearly 90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

Television nytimes.com

A Sports Titan’s Strange and Sudden Abdication

John Skipper, president of ESPN, announced his resignation this week, surprising and confounding many of his colleagues.

cnn.com

Officials: Trump wanted news conference

According to White House officials, President Trump wanted to hold an end-of-the-year news conference before leaving for the holidays, but top aides said no.