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Former NFLers call for end to tackle football for kids

Several former NFL players called Thursday for an end to tackle football for kids ages 13 and under.

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Accused NY attacker's lawyers propose deal to avoid death penalty

(Reuters) - Lawyers for the Uzbek man accused of killing eight people by speeding a truck down a New York City bike path in October proposed a plea deal on Wednesday in which their client would accept life in prison without parole if prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

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They are shaking up footwear with wool shoes

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for Borno said.

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48 in attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri: government aid agency

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said.

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Rick Springfield opens up about suicide

In an interview with ABC, singer Rick Springfield discusses mental health and his continuing battle with depression.

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Tyler Hilinski of Washington State Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

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

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Trump expands US military footprint despite his rhetoric as candidate

At one rally after the next, candidate Donald Trump lamented the "trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost" in the Middle East, criticized his opponent as a warmonger and signaled he would scale back US military commitments abroad.

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Six teen suicides in six months in one school district

Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months.

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Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who experienced severe bullying by their peers earlier in childhood may be more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts than teens who weren’t routinely victimized by other kids, a Canadian study suggests.

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Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced doctor for her father's suicide.

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1,463-foot long bridge collapses, kills 10

A bridge under construction near Bogota, Colombia, partially collapsed, killing at least 10 people.

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Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against 'un-Islamic' suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says.

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

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

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London attacker took steroids before deadly rampage, inquest told

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The man who mowed down pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before killing a police officer outside Britain's parliament last year had taken steroids beforehand, a London court heard on Monday.

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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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 27, wounds 64

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

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26 dead in Baghdad double suicide bombing

At least 26 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad, according to the Ministry of Health, in the second deadly attack to hit the Iraqi capital in just three days.

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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25, wounds 63, government says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 16, wounds 65: ministry says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 65 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi interior ministry said.

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In Iran, Protester ‘Suicides’ Stir Anger and Calls for Accountability

A willingness by members of Iran’s mainstream society to dispute official versions of protester deaths suggest that the fallout may be just beginning.

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On Pro Football: Without a Word, Bill Belichick Can Say a Lot

The Patriots coach is capable of finding shrewd ways to motivate his team.

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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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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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New York Today: New York Today: Following in Dr. King’s Footsteps

Friday: Touring Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York, weekend events, and honoring Dr. King in your own way.

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Drug-overdose suicides may be going undetected

(Reuters Health) - - Deaths by drug overdose are more likely to be classified as accidental or of undetermined cause, compared to deaths by gunshot or hanging, say U.S. researchers who conclude that drug suicides may be underestimated.

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Father invites daughter's bullies to her funeral

Dolly Everett's life was tragically cut short at 14 after her family says she was subjected to relentless cyberbullying.

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Once an ISIS Recruiter, She Now Wants Out

A woman who left France and became a prominent propagandist and recruiter for the Islamic State has asked her family, friends and country for a pardon. This is how she went from a Paris suburb to the Syrian battlefield.

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U.S. service member in Afghanistan wounded in possible insider attack

KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating an incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar in which one of its forces was wounded in an apparent insider attack by members of a pro-government militia.

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Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it had invested in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab, as it seeks to expand into the region to reduce its reliance on China following a damaging diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing.

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UPDATE 1-Hyundai invests in Grab to gain 'foothold' in Southeast Asia ride-hailing market

* First investment in ride-hailing firm by Hyundai (Add comments from Hyundai, analyst and background)

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul for 'suicide forest' video

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YouTube pares back Logan Paul partnership after suicide video post

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) - YouTube said Wednesday it is removing popular American vlogger Logan Paul from its Google Preferred platform and putting future projects with him on hold, after Paul posted a video on the platform of a suicide victim in Japan.

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Trump orders mental health aid for military veterans to prevent suicide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

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Trump to order mental health aid to prevent suicide among military veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday was set to sign an executive order that will direct government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious.

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On College Football: Why Nick Saban Is the Ultimate Masochist

Nick Saban may scowl, even through another national championship, but he’s got it made.

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Trump Takes Field at College Football Championship Game

The president’s appearance seemed intended to emphasize his furious critique of athletes for using football games as a place for protests.

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College football championship: Alabama vs. Georgia

See photos from the final game of the College Football Playoff. Alabama is playing Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Recognize That Tune? It’s the Northern Accent of Georgia Football

Georgia’s unofficial fight song borrowed its melody from “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which was a rallying cry for the North during the Civil War.

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Pension crisis looms as Afghanistan grapples to fix public finances

KABUL (Reuters) - In a country not short of problems, a looming pensions crisis that could cripple Afghanistan's budget in coming years is a new headache for a government dependent on increasingly war-weary foreign donors.

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On Pro Football: In Win Over Panthers, Saints Turn Back to Drew Brees to Lead

Brees has had a diminished role this season behind two stellar New Orleans running backs, but on Sunday he pulled the Saints to victory as the running game sputtered.

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Brazil expects to be declared free of foot-and-mouth with vaccination

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday.

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Analysis: Trump is blaming Pakistan for Afghanistan's woes

It's an old tactic for an old war, but it shows the focus and emotions are fresh for the Trump administration. By suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, the White House is striking the first geopolitical blow of its renewed war in Afghanistan. And it's a familiar -- and not entirely unfair -- message: if the war isn't going well, Pakistan is to blame.

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Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

With the Taliban war already pushing the Afghan government to the brink, it is unclear who will be most disrupted: Pakistan, or U.S. allies in Afghanistan.

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Long Before Video, Japanese Fought Suicide in the ‘Sea of Trees’

The notorious Aokigahara Forest looms large for Japan, with its high national suicide rate, though patrols and other steps are helping lower the toll.

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U.S. Will Withhold Security Aid From Pakistan

The United States has provided billions of dollars in aid to Pakistan but the Trump administration says it is not doing enough to confront terrorist networks operating there.

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On College Football: Central Florida Claims a National Title. Want to Fight About It?

The 13-0 Central Florida Knights, the only undefeated top-tier college football team, aren’t in the national championship game. But they’re still calling themselves champs.

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Inside Japan's 'suicide forest'

A controversial video by YouTube star Logan Paul shows what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in Japan's Aokigahara forest, known throughout the country for the suicides that happen there.

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Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria, sources say

ABUJA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, two military officials, a resident and an aid worker said.

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One Man’s Lonely Journey to Jihad

Court papers offer a detailed look into the radicalization of Akhror Saidakhmetov, who was sentenced in Brooklyn for providing material support to ISIS.

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YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself.

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U.S. service member killed, four wounded in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. service member was killed and four others wounded during a "combat engagement" in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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U.S. service member killed, four injured in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. service member was killed and four others injured during a "combat engagement" in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S military said in a statement on Tuesday.

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North Korea, Iran, College Football: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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On College Football: An Unrelenting Georgia Wears Down Oklahoma in a Clash of Styles

After climbing back from a deep first-half deficit, the Bulldogs had reason to be confident as they closed out a semifinal victory in double overtime.

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Alabama 24, Clemson 6: College Football Playoff: Alabama Returns to the Title Game

The Crimson Tide topped Clemson, the defending champion, and will play Georgia in their sixth national championship game appearance under Coach Nick Saban.

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Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 | Two overtimes: College Football Playoff: Georgia Outlasts Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

Sony Michel’s 25-yard touchdown in the second overtime sent the Bulldogs to the national championship game.

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Tough choice to decide African Footballer of the Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Africa will crown its best soccer player on Thursday but the electors have a tough choice in deciding between the three candidates for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.

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On Pro Football: National Anthem Protests Sidelined by Ambiguity

It was an oddly quiet end to a season of debate over the national anthem and N.F.L. players kneeling, sitting, raising fists and making other gestures during it.

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On Pro Football: For the N.F.L. Playoffs, Much Has Changed. Then There Are the Patriots.

The regular season mocked the status quo, yielding several playoff teams that had been left out for a long time. But can anyone prevent another New England coronation?

Terrorism nytimes.com

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 17 at Funeral in Afghanistan

The attacker, who was on foot, set off explosives in his vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of a former district chief at a cemetery in Nangarhar Province.

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Blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan kills 15: official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday killed at least 15 people and wounded 13, the governor's spokesman said.

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Blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan kills six: official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An explosion at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday killed six people and wounded 15, the governor's spokesman said.

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Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) - A man believed to be strapped with explosives has taken nine adults and two children hostage in a post office in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, police said on Saturday.

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Man with explosives holed up inside post office in Ukraine: police

KIEV (Reuters) - A man believed to be carrying explosives is holed up in a post office in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, police spokesman Yaroslav Trakalo told the news channel 112 on Saturday.

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A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

Usman Raja, a former mixed martial arts fighting star, has earned international attention for his singular method of rehabilitating jihadists.

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At George Washington Bridge, a Fence Rises to Deter Suicides

To deter people seeking to end their lives, an 11-foot-high fence and a canopy of netting have been installed on a pathway at the edge of the 86-year-old span.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Gunmen Attack Cairo Church, Killing at Least 8

The assault on a Coptic Orthodox Church was the latest in a wave of violence targeting the Christian minority in Egypt.

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New York police poised to thwart New Year's Eve suicide bombers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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NY City police act to halt threat of suicide bombers on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people are expected to flood the streets in and around Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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After St. Petersburg Explosion, Putin Orders Police to ‘Liquidate’ Terrorists

Vladimir V. Putin, who is running for a fourth term as Russia’s president, has burnished his reputation for being tough on extremists.

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Suicide bombers kill dozens at Shi'ite center in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers stormed a Shi'ite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference.

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Dozens Killed in Bombing at Shiite Center and News Agency in Kabul

At least one suicide bomber made it inside the cultural center, detonating in the middle of a student discussion. The Taliban denied responsibility.

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At least 40 killed, 30 wounded in Afghanistan blast: official

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed and 30 wounded in a bomb attack on the Afghan Voice news agency in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Gun Lobby Is Hindering Suicide Prevention

After my father killed himself, I volunteered to stop others from doing the same. Then I was shown the door over gun control.

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NFL cancels Sunday Night Football this week

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China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.

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Mutko stepping down as Russia Football Union chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, banned for life from the Olympics this month, is temporarily stepping down from his role as head of the country's Football Union, he said on Monday.

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Attackers torch Democratic Republic of Congo president's property

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A home belonging to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been attacked and a policeman died in the incident, local lawmakers and U.N. sponsored radio said on Monday.

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Driver rams German party headquarters in apparent suicide bid

BERLIN (Reuters) - A man drove a car at the entrance of the Berlin headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) late on Sunday evening, lightly injuring himself in what police said was an apparent suicide attempt.

Terrorism nytimes.com

The Hunt for ISIS Pivots to Remaining Pockets in Syria

The last phase of the American campaign against the caliphate is relying heavily on warplanes that are focused on an area half the size of Manhattan.

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Russian foreign ministry: Moscow ready to cooperate with U.S. on Afghanistan - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan, Russia's Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with RIA state news agency published on Saturday.

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CSX names Foote as CEO, following death of Harrison

(Reuters) - CSX Corp , the third-largest U.S. railroad, on Friday named Jim Foote as chief executive officer, succeeding Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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UPDATE 2-CSX names Foote as CEO, following death of Harrison

Dec 22 (Reuters) - CSX Corp, the third-largest U.S. railroad, on Friday named Jim Foote as chief executive officer, succeeding Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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CSX Corp names Foote CEO to replace Hunter Harrison

(Reuters) - The third-largest U.S. railroad, CSX Corp , on Friday named Jim Foote as its chief executive succeeding veteran industry turnaround legend Hunter Harrison, who died last week only months into the railroad's ambitious turnaround plan.

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CSX Corp names James Foote CEO

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Railroad operator CSX Corp on Friday named James Foote as its chief executive, effective immediately, succeeding Hunter Harrison who died last week shortly after going on medical leave.

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A Boat. A Rickshaw. A Funeral. Four Days With a Rohingya Family in Exile.

Ranjuma was nine months pregnant when she and her family escaped violent persecution in Myanmar. They arrived in Bangladesh, where hope turned to tragedy. This is their story.

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Pence makes surprise trip to combat zone in Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence touched down in Afghanistan for an unannounced visit on Thursday night to meet with top Afghan officials and rally US troops for his first trip to the country as vice president.

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Pence visits Afghanistan, says U.S. will 'see this through'

KABUL (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to meet its leaders and underscore U.S. commitment to the country four months after President Donald Trump agreed to an open-ended war against insurgents here.

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Cardinal Law funeral held at Vatican with no mention of sex abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The funeral of Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as Archbishop of Boston 15 years ago after covering up years of sexual abuse of children by priests, was held in the Vatican on Thursday without a mention of what led to his downfall.

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Pope's role in cardinal's funeral draws anger

Pope Francis is expected to give the final blessing at the funeral Thursday of Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who resigned in disgrace during the Catholic Church's sex-abuse scandal, prompting outrage from abuse survivors.

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Wailing fans bid farewell to South Korean singer, officials flag suicide concerns

SEOUL (Reuters) - Grief-stricken fans braved Seoul's winter cold on Thursday to bid farewell to Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, but his apparent suicide fueled health officials' concern about copycat bids.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Melbourne Driver Is Arrested in ‘Deliberate Act’ of Hitting Crowd

More than a dozen people were injured, but the authorities in the Australian state of Victoria said they did not know the driver’s motivations.

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Afghanistan political turmoil deepens as regional leader ousted

KABUL (Reuters) - One of the main parties behind Afghanistan's Western-backed government warned President Ashraf Ghani that it could withdraw its support unless he reversed the dismissal of one of its most powerful regional governors this week.

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One in four gay, lesbian, bisexual teens attempt suicide

(Reuters Health) - - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) teens are more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers, a U.S. study suggests.

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LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds

LGBQ teens are more vulnerable to planning or attempting suicide, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.

Terrorism nytimes.com

On Trip to Bangladesh, Subway Bomb Suspect Reached Out to Refugees

The suspect in the attempted New York subway attack last week rode a bus across Bangladesh to help Rohingya. Was he following Al Qaeda or his heart?

Terrorism nytimes.com

19 Acts of Heroism in 2017

Many unheralded moments of courage, altruism and sacrifice lurk behind news stories. Here are some of our favorites.

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Lead singer of South Korean boy band SHINee dies in possible suicide

SEOUL (Reuters) - The lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee died in hospital on Monday in a possible suicide that robs fans of the globally-famous K-Pop genre of one of its biggest stars.

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Holiday lights with a 230-foot thrill

It's that time of year when spots around the world are aglow in vibrant holiday light displays that dazzle and awe with millions of colored, twinkling bulbs.

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Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta before Christmas, killing nine

QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country.

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Car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, killing one civilian and wounding four others but without causing casualties among international forces, officials said.

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Pakistan Church Attacked by 2 Suicide Bombers

ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault in Quetta that left at least eight dead and 30 injured, raising concerns about the security of Christians in the country.

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Twin suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said.

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Suicide bomber kills 7 at church in Pakistan

A suicide bomber attacked a church packed with worshippers during Sunday service in Pakistan, leaving seven people dead and more than 20 others injured, authorities say.

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Belgian trial of Paris attacker Abdeslam postponed: court

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Belgian trial of one of the suspects behind the 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris has been postponed, a Brussels court said.

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Brazilian football boss Del Nero banned for 90 days: FIFA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer chief Marco Polo del Nero was banned for 90 days by FIFA on Friday while he is investigated over possible unethical conduct, the global body said in a statement.

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'Sunday Night Football' takes a big hit

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Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at police academy in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday and killed at least 15 officers, officials said.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in police academy attack in Somali capital

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.

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Kentucky lawmaker a 'probable suicide' amid sexual misconduct accusations

(Reuters) - Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson, who was facing sexual assault accusations, died in a probable suicide on Wednesday, Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said.

National Anthems nytimes.com

On Pro Football: Goodell Gets $200 Million for Last Deal, Owners Get … Continuity?

Exactly what did N.F.L. owners get for the $200 million they just committed to Roger Goodell?

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Turkish teachers linked to Ergogan foe detained in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to an organization regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on Tuesday, the organization's head said.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Suspect in New York Subway Bombing Is Charged With Terrorism

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, is accused of detonating a bomb in a Midtown Manhattan subway walkway. Mr. Ullah was the only one seriously injured in the blast.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Editorial: New Yorkers Don’t Scare Easily

Even after a rush-hour blast, fearmongers stoking fear of carnage and mayhem find little support in a populace adept at keeping its composure.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery

As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn.

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On Pro Football: With Carson Wentz Out for the Season, Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

Wentz, who has led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record, left the game with a season-ending knee injury that upended the Eagles and the N.F.C. playoff race.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Iranian Terror. Argentinian Cover Up. Justice at Last?

Our friend Alberto Nisman was killed for trying to expose the truth behind a Buenos Aires bombing. His work is finally being vindicated.

Subways nytimes.com

Footage Shows Aftermath of ‘Attempted Terrorist Attack’ at New York Transit Hub

Four people were injured in an explosion in the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. A suspect is in custody.

Terrorism nytimes.com

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.

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Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

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13th dismembered foot found on beach

A man walking his dog on a British Columbia beach this week made a grisly discovery: A foot in a shoe, along with part of a lower leg. Adding to the mystery is that it is the 13th foot to wash up on the Canadian province's coastline over the past decade.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

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‘Merci, Johnny’: Hallyday Honored With Rock-Star Funeral (and Motorbikes)

Crowds lined the streets of the French capital to watch the singer’s funeral procession. “He was part of France,” President Emmanuel Macron said.

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: Leading Army’s Running Game, Two Years After He Nearly Walked Away

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has come a long way: 1,472 yards this season, and much further off the field.

Suicides and Suicide Attempts nytimes.com

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Plot to Kill U.K. Prime Minister Foiled, Court Hears

Prosecutors described a plan to bomb Theresa May’s offices and residence on Downing Street and then to stab her to death.

cnn.com

Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' makes public debut

South Africa's Cradle of Humankind, an expanse of farmland and rolling hills outside Johannesburg, has already unlocked some of the great mysteries of evolution. The unveiling of a near-complete fossil hominid skeleton dating back 3.67 million years will only solidify the importance of the region.

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Britain foils Islamist suicide plot to kill PM May in Downing Street: Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has foiled an Islamist suicide plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May with a bomb in Downing Street, Sky news reported, citing unidentified sources.

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: College Football Playoff: Alabama Is In, Ohio State Is Out

Alabama edged Ohio State for the final spot in the College Football Playoff, joining Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma.

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Commander of Taliban 'special forces' killed in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit," was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan's main intelligence agency.

Football (College) nytimes.com

College Football Playoff Picture: Oklahoma Defeats T.C.U., 41-17

The College Football Playoff picture began taking shape on Saturday with four conference championship games.

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 13 in Nigeria: officials

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 13 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state, officials said on Saturday.

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 12 in Nigeria: officials

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least 12 other people in an attack on a market in the northeast Nigerian town of Biu in Borno state, officials said on Saturday.

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U.N. tribunal seeks answers after stunned by courtroom suicide

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal that was stunned by the courtroom suicide of a Bosnian Croat war criminal said on Thursday it was working with Dutch investigators to piece together how he smuggled a fatal dose of poison into the high-security building.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Goldman strengthens Italy foothold with bigger Milan office - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs is poised to sign a lease for a new office in Milan that will significantly boost its presence in Italy as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Gambling nytimes.com

On Sports Gambling: Among Bettors, College Football Is Shoving the N.F.L. Aside

“Their product isn’t very good these days,’’ a bookmaker said of the N.F.L. and its various troubles, as bets on college football rise.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Is Trump Going to Lie Our Way Into War With Iran?

The current administration is borrowing tactics from the days before the invasion of Iraq. Let’s hope they don’t work this time.

Football (College) nytimes.com

College Football Playoff Rankings: Alabama Falls Out of Top 4

The Crimson Tide’s chances of making the national semifinals for the fourth straight year were dealt a blow following a loss to Auburn on Saturday.

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Greek police raids find explosives, nine held over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police found bomb-making equipment and detonators in raids in Athens on Tuesday and were questioning nine people over suspected links to a banned militant group in Turkey ahead of an expected visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

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Chinese official commits suicide after authorities launch probe: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang committed suicide at home on Nov. 23 after authorities launched an investigation against him, state media said on Tuesday.

Coaches and Managers nytimes.com

On College Football: Tennessee, Greg Schiano and Moral Outrage in College Sports

Greg Schiano lost his job as the Vols’ football coach before he got started because of a swift, strong and perhaps undeserved backlash.

cnn.com

Woman who killed disabled daughter dies in apparent suicide

A Chicago-area woman who was scheduled to return to prison Monday for killing her disabled daughter in 2015 was found dead in her apartment of an apparent suicide.

cnn.com

Facebook is using AI to prevent suicide

worldNews reuters.com

Suicide attack targets area southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures.

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U.S. Supreme Court declines church's challenge to Nebraska funeral picketing law

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Nebraska law that prohibits picketing near funerals after it was challenged by a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Footsteps: Rubén Darío’s Nicaragua

Across the country where he was born more than 150 years ago, the poet who breathed new life into the Spanish language is honored and remembered.

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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

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Football: Argos use big play to win Grey Cup

(Reuters) - The Toronto Argonauts used a record catch and fumble return to claim an electric 27-24 win over Calgary in the 105th Grey Cup on Sunday in Ottawa as the Stampeders suffered more Canadian Football League championship game heartbreak.

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NFL: Highlights from Sunday's National Football League games

(Reuters) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

Football (College) nytimes.com

On College Football: For College Football Playoff, a Surplus of Contenders and Arguments

With the conference championship games coming next weekend, there are more than a half-dozen solid contenders for the four places in the College Football Playoff.

cnn.com

Egypt mosque attackers wore military uniforms and arrived in SUVs

Dozens of men wearing military combat uniforms and armed with automatic machine guns carried a deadly assault on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai on Friday, Egyptian authorities said.

cnn.com

Black Friday shoppers spent 17% more this year, while in-store foot traffic dipped slightly

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Egypt says attackers had Islamic State flag as mosque death toll rises

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen who attacked a mosque in North Sinai were carrying an Islamic State flag, Egyptian officials said on Saturday as the state news agency reported the death toll had risen to 305, including 27 children.

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UPDATE 1-Egypt says attackers had Islamic State flag as mosque death toll rises

* Graphic - http://tmsnrt.rs/2yLdIjT (Updates death toll, Islamic State flag)

cnn.com

235 people killed in mosque, Egypt hunts attackers

Egypt's air force launched airstrikes on "terrorist outposts" and vehicles after attackers massacred 235 people when they ambushed a mosque in northern Sinai, the military said.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Egypt Is Failing to Deal With Its Sinai Insurgency

President Sisi, like his predecessors, thinks brutality will defeat militants. It won’t.

Football nytimes.com

Canadian Football’s Big Steps to Reduce Hits, a Contrast to the N.F.L.

The C.F.L. has added a bye week and eliminated padded practices during the season to reduce concussions and other injuries. Would it work in the N.F.L.?

Football (College) nytimes.com

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones? In Alabama, a Certain Football Game Comes First

Alabamians sense that outsiders often view their state, or look down on it, through their own political and social lens. So college football often serves as a rebuttal, and a point of pride.

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U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources.

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Brain damage from football concussions varies by position and career duration

(Reuters Health) - Football players may experience different degrees of brain damage after concussions depending on what position they play and how long they stick with the sport, a small U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio, police say

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, police said on Friday, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources.

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Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed a top Pakistani police officer and one of his guards on Friday in the city of Peshawar, police said.

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Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games:

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NFL-Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Football League games:

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Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

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Three Georgian military personnel wounded in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Three Georgian military personnel serving with the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan were lightly wounded when their vehicle was attacked near an airbase north of the capital Kabul, officials said.

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2018 favorite Medvedeva has broken foot, may miss GP Final

(Reuters) - Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month's Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.

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BRIEF-Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live

* ‍NFHS Network says reached deal with Facebook to stream 15 state high school football playoff games live on facebook watch during next 3 weekends​‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

Mosques nytimes.com

Deadly Suicide Bombing Pounds Mosque in Nigeria

The authorities blamed Boko Haram for the attack, which targeted worshipers at morning prayers, and one official said at least 50 people had been killed.

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Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria in deadliest attack this year

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Restoring North Korea to Terrorism Blacklist Dims Hopes for Talks

Analysts say the North may use the American move as an excuse for more weapons tests.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in northeast Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people at a mosque in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Tuesday, a local government official said.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.

cnn.com

Football fans tailgate in old train cars

Refurbished antique railcars -- dubbed "Cockabooses" -- are one way University of South Carolina fans celebrate game day.

Terrorism nytimes.com

A Policeman’s Bear Hug Stops a Suicide Bomber From Killing More

The officer threw his arms about the bomber as he rushed a gathering the officer was guarding. The policeman and 13 others died. But officials say the death toll could have been higher.

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Suicide bomb attack near Afghan political gathering kills nine

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.

sportsNews reuters.com

Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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UPDATE 1-Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide -police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Nov 15 (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide - police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK Nov 15 (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Suicide bombers kill 10 in Nigeria's Maiduguri: emergency official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bomb attackers killed 10 people and wounded 30 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, an emergency agency official said.

domesticNews reuters.com

Funeral set for nine family members killed in Texas church shooting

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas family will hold a funeral service on Wednesday for relatives from three generations who were among the 26 people killed when a man with an assault weapon opened fire at a rural church earlier this month.

Terrorism nytimes.com

The Boy on the Bus: A 16-Year-Old Recounts a Terror Attack

In those first frantic moments, a student with Down syndrome called his mother. She asked him where he was. He wasn’t sure.

worldNews reuters.com

At least six killed in Yemen suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

ADEN (Reuters) - At least six people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide car bomb ripped through a base used by a local security force in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, residents said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

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Suicide bombers kill at least six in attack in Yemeni city: witnesses

ADEN (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers detonated a car packed with explosives in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Tuesday, killing at least six people, witnesses said.

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Suicide bomber kills at least four in attack in Yemeni city: witnesses

ADEN (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a camp used by security force in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Tuesday killing at least four people, witnesses said.

Terrorism nytimes.com

The Paris Attacks, 2 Years Later: Quiet Remembrance and Lasting Impact

The terrorist spree took 130 lives in a trauma that reshaped the balance between security and civil liberties in France.

sportsNews reuters.com

NFL-Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

(The Sports Xchange) - Mark Ingram II rushed for 131 yards and a career-high three touchdowns to power the New Orleans Saints to a 47-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Terrorism nytimes.com

In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message

The site has largely removed videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, Al Qaeda’s leading voice in English before his death by drone — and after, when he became a jihadist hero.

cnn.com

Opinion: Trump shoots himself in the foot

Until Saturday, President Donald Trump had earned some praise for his trip to Asia. Overall, the visit seemed to go well by the standards we use to evaluate him. There were few unsettling tweets over the past few days, at least relative to his normal routine, and by most accounts the meetings with the key leaders have gone smoothly. Trump has played ball in the diplomatic celebrations and seemed to be in good spirits. He's offered some provocative words about North Korea, but nothing that comes close to the kinds of incendiary words he used before the United Nations in New York.

environmentNews reuters.com

Italy keeps foot on gas as it calls for early end to coal

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy is looking to phase out all coal power plant production by 2025 and boost the role of renewable energy as it seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, the government said on Friday.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Footsteps: Charlie Chaplin, at Home in Switzerland

Was it the peace and quiet? Or the lenient Swiss tax code? From 1953 until 1977, the silent film star lived on the Swiss Riviera in a house that recently opened as a museum.

politicsNews reuters.com

Rand Paul's accused attacker pleads not guilty to assault

(Reuters) - The man accused of tackling U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and breaking his ribs as he was mowing his lawn pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor assault charge, a court official said.

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Rand Paul's alleged attacker pleads not guilty to assault: court official

(Reuters) - The man accused of tackling Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and breaking his ribs as he was mowing his lawn pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor assault charge, a court official said.

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U.N. says believes Afghanistan air strike killed civilians

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said at least 10 civilians may have been killed by an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz last week, despite a U.S. military investigation that found no civilian deaths.